Bank of America Chicago Marathon Press Conference – 10/6/16

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The five panelists discuss the importance of the Chicago Marathon

In a press conference Thursday morning at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, Pinkowski, along with Bank of America Chicago market president Paul Lambert; Bob Marshall with the Ronald McDonald House Charities; Beth Bracco from Park Grill/Blue Plate; and Maureen Lesak, managing director of Bank of America, discussed the importance of the race. The conference kicked off the 39th Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon weekend.

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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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