Some of the world's best in-line skaters, along with plenty of local weekend warriors, rolled through Hoffman Estates on Sunday during the Alexian Brothers Fitness for America Festival's in-line skating marathon.
The marathon, along with shorter races for skaters of all ability levels, took off from the former AT&T campus and traveled and 8.7-mile loop that wound through north Hoffman Estates and past the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve.
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Sunday's races were part of a two-day celebration of fitness that also included a half-marathon, 10K and 5K races for runners, as well as running events for kids.
But the big draws were the in-line events, especially the marathon, which is the second-largest event of its kind in the United States. As a result, elite athletes from across the country -- and even Canada -- make the trip to the suburbs for the competition.