Abbott Health & Fitness Expo – 10/8/16

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The Abbott Health & Fitness Expo for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is not only the biggest in the area, but the biggest marathon expo in the country — people from all over the world travel to McCormick Place in Chicago to prepare for the 26.2 mile race that occurs on Sunday of race weekend.

This year, the expo was held on Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thousands of people came through the doors to pick up their race packets and explore the many booths presented.

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Holly's running career began in high school; after being bummed about not making the volleyball team her sophomore year, she decided to join some of her middle school friends on the cross country team. She also did track in the fall, where the 1600 m race was her niche. Since then, she has run several shorter distance races and two half marathons. Her goal for 2017 is to try a triathlon, and eventually do the Chicago Marathon. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2016 with a degree in journalism. Working at Chicago Athlete, Holly has been able to explore photography a lot more, which is one of her main hobbies. She enjoys taking photos at endurance races, and is also passionate about nature photography and portraiture.

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