Eliot Wineberg published the first issue of Chicago Athlete in the spring of 1987. He began as an avid swimmer, which naturally led into triathlons–the sport that introduced him to his wife, Clara.
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.
Growing up in rural Iowa, Gleason learned the meaning of hard work early in her life. That work ethic shines through in every issue of Chicago Athlete. Her career has taken her all over the country, from Nebraska to Colorado and finally to here in Chicago. As an athlete, Gleason enjoys swimming and cycling.
Tracy Collings started running in fourth grade and has been involved in the sport ever since. These days, in addition to running, Tracy participates in triathlon, mountain biking, snowboarding — and keeping up with her two kids. (Pictured with her son, Jake.)
Jeremy Solomon has been with Chicago Athlete since 1994. His background: Played soccer, got a law degree, worked in publishing and played more soccer. Then, Jeremy came to Chicago from England and met Eliot and as they say, the rest is history. Jeremy is married to Rachel and has one daughter, Zoe, and in spite of regular running, he rarely manages to keep up with either of them.
The fastest member of the Chicago Athlete staff, Jonathan Cain is a former collegiate athlete, running both cross country and track at Hope College where he graduated in 2004. He currently volunteers as the assistant cross country and track coach at Elk Grove High School.