Chicago Triathlon – 8/28/16

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Chicago Triathlon (8/28)

Nearly 30,000 spectators gathered along the lakefront to cheer for racers the morning of August 28 for the 34th annual Transamerica Chicago Triathlon, which had both International and Sprint distances. About one-third of the participants were first-time triathletes, and half were competing in the Chicago Triathlon for their first time, a press release states. Andrew Schranck took first for males in the Sprint distance race, with a time of 1:13:29, and the first female was Jordyn Bloode who came in at 1:19:07. Top performers in the International distance included Jeremy Rielley at 2:00:39, and Rachel Pearson at 2:14:52.

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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 many distance races, and is going for her first marathon at the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon this October. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2016 with a degree in journalism, and is working towards her Master in Arts in New Media and Marketing.

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