The picture is taken from above the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the 2014 New York City Marahon. A former Galesburg resident, Karen Brophy, was in that crowd of runners.
Karen Brophy is a Galesburg High School graduate and attended Carl Sandburg College. That’s where she made a name for herself locally in distance running.She steadily moved up from running cross country to doing road races. Those road races include the Boston Marathon and now the New York City Marathon. We talked with Karen about her NYC Marathon experience on the WGIL Morning News.