The folks at Brooks Running are known for their creativity when it comes to their display at the Boston Marathon Expo, which opens Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Hynes Convention Center.
Past themes have included running superfans, pure running heaven, and "Brash," a spinoff on a M*A*S*H theme.
This year, it's "Carb Happy," and Boston.com's Steve Silva got a behind the scenes look on Thursday as the booth was constructed.
"It's very easy just to build a store, because obviously we're selling goods here, but if you can make it come to life a little bit, literally, that's what we want to do," said Peter Mannos, senior manager of retail development for Brooks. "
Watch Steve's video report above.
- Matt Pepin, Boston.com sports editor
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 15-time Boston qualifier who's completed 11 consecutive Boston Marathons and 23 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 12th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes