"It's hard to be at a (marathon) or around it and not be inspired by it," said Chris Miller, divisional vice president, global brand strategy and innovation at Abbott, in a recent interview with Bob Babbitt of Babbittville Radio. "Whether you're an elite athlete, a back-of-the-pack runner, or a fan on the side lines, it's really about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. And, for Abbott, our partnership with the Abbott World Marathon Majors is a great way to celebrate what people can achieve when they’re in their best health."

Miller, along with Tim Hadzima, general manager of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, sat down to chat with Bob, a USA Triathlon and Ironman Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee, and host of Babbittville Radio. Click on the audio files below to hear select excerpts of the conversation. You can listen to the full interview at www.Babbittville.com.

Hear what Miller has to say about:

Why marathons are about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

How Abbott is telling the story about what health can help you achieve.

How Abbott employees are inspiring – and being inspired.

How marathons celebrate runners of all kinds and from all places.

How wheelchair athletes demonstrate what health allows you to do.


Chris Miller (pictured above center) and Tim Hadzima (pictured on the far right), announced the start of the newly renamed iconic race series – Abbott World Marathon Majors – on Friday, February 20, 2015 in Tokyo alongside representatives from each of the six races and elite runners Tiki Gelana and Tsegaye Kebede. (Wheelhouse Media/AP Images for Abbott)

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