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Double Barkley Marathons winner John Kelly confirmed for the Boston Run Show in January

The Boston Run Show has secured the legendary presence of John Kelly for the next edition of the expo, January 2024. With his tales of triumph and extreme resilience, Kelly will grace the Ultra & Trails Stage, bringing a wealth of inspiration to thousands of running enthusiasts. The renowned running expo, The Boston Run Show will return to the Hynes Convention Center, January 27th -28th, 2024.

John Kelly (@randomforestrunner) is internationally renowned as the incredible ultra-runner, with breathtaking perseverance. He became the 15th finisher of the Barkley Marathons in 2017 and completed the course again in 2023. The Barkley Marathon not only requires stamina, endurance and navigational skills, it is a test of resourcefulness and resilience across 60 brutal hours of running and tearing pages out of a book. Kelly’s unwavering determination is shown in his racing results which include winning numerous ultra-races including the UK’s brutal Spine Race and even creating his own challenges as documented in the Grand Round.

The Boston Run Show is also hoping to create a second win with the second edition of the show in 2024, Jan 27-28. John Kelly’s interview on the live stage is expected to attract a crowd of ultra-runners, as well as everyday runners who have been inspired by his story. Other speakers include Hellah Sidibe (@hellagood9), Molly Sheridan (@mollysheridanruns), Erin Short, David Whelan (@dave_whelan_unbreakable) and stand-up comedian Dan LaMorte (@danlamorte). The speakers will all come along to tell their stories, offer expert advice, and inspire the running community – from beginners to semi-professionals.

The running expo will also host hundreds of brands offering the latest gear, apparel, technology, nutrition, and advice to hit the market. This is an opportunity for runners to try and buy products that suit their personal needs, with lots of expert advice available. Expo booths confirmed so far include Puma, Altra, Matrix Fitness, Darn Tough, Hyperice, Hilma, Bakline, ChiRunning and more. Marathon Sports is the Official Retailer for the 2024 event and The Boston Athletic Association returns, supporting as the headline partner.

Interactive features at the show include a Gait Analysis Zone by Aetrex Inc, the Run Clinic by ChiRunning, The Events Village by Race Raves, the My Gym Kids Get Active Zone, Yoga for Runners with Deanietheyogini, Tread Mill Tryouts by Matrix Fitness, The Treatment Room by Mass General Brigham, and the Row House.

For more information on exhibiting, sponsoring or attending go to https://thebostonrunshow.com/ or contact the team at [email protected]

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