Clifford Family finishes marathon

Mary Ellen Clifford and her daughters, Maggie, Molly and Mary Kate, of Mt. Greenwood, ran the Chicago Marathon together on Oct. 10. The Clifford quartet stayed together the entire race with Maggie and Mary Kate Clifford finishing in 5:32.55 and Mary Ellen and Molly Clifford a millisecond behind at 5:32.56. It was Mary Ellen’s seventh marathon and the first for all three of her daughters. The 26.2-mile course starts in downtown Chicago and continues through 29 Chicago neighborhoods. (photo courtesy of Mary Ellen Clifford)