Starved Rock Country Marathon in photosMay 11, 2019 The Starved Rock Country Marathon was run Saturday in La Salle County, beginning and ending in Ottawa. Times photographer Tom Sistak shared the action from his lens. [The Times Tom Sistak]Giving some encouragement Bella Fisher greets and runs a few yards with her father Abe along the course. [The Times Tom Sistak]Veronica Erxleben rings bells and noise makers as she shouts for the runners to keep going nearing a hill on Route 71. [The Times Tom Sistak]Runners make their way up a hill on Route 71 Saturday during the Starved Rock Country Marathon. [The Times Tom Sistak]Runners reach for water and gatorade at an aid station on Route 71 Saturday. [The Times Tom Sistak]Gracey Dale gives runners a "Speed Boost" along Hitt Street, Saturday during The Starved Rock Country Marathon. [The Times Tom Sistak]Runners cross the Veteran's Memorial Bridge in Ottawa on their way towards the finish line Saturday.