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 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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