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Jackie Joyner-Kersee, April Holmes look to help aspiring female athletes and Chicago 2016 bid at fun run

Originally Published: June 24, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | For ESPNChicago.com

Not even the breeze generated from 750 park district campers racing by in an Olympic Day "Fun Run" could lower the heat on Chicago 2016 organizers Tuesday.

Chicago 2016 chairman Pat Ryan was among a group that included Olympians Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Michael Conley Sr. and Paralympian April Holmes who observed the festivities from a makeshift viewing stand at Washington Park. Ryan was still fielding questions regarding the somewhat covert negotiations involving guaranteed financing ...

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