Here's proof that Illinoisians are even more talented than meets the eye. 

Joe Salter of Moline recently not only completed the Quad Cities Marathon in 5 hours, 51 minutes and 26 seconds, but he did it backwards while juggling.

Still not impressed? He went the first 23 miles of the race without dropping his juggling balls once.

Sources: Northbrook Star, Laughing Squid