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The Arnold Sports Festival Celebrates 25 Years

The Arnold Sports Festival, Arnold Schwarzenegger's very own fitness expo, celebrates 25 years when it kicks off on February 28.

The Arnold Sports Festival Celebrates 25 Years

The country's biggest multi-sport festival is back! Kicking off from February 28 until March 3 in Columbus, Ohio, the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival will be celebrating it's 25th year. 

The Arnold, named for bodybuilding legend and movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, began in 1989 with 39 male and female bodybuilders. This year, it'll feature more than 18,000 athletes from around the world competing in 45 different sporting events, and is expected to draw a crowd of over 175,000 fans. 

The 2013 Arnold Fitness EXPO will again feature 700 booths of the latest in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition and a stage that hosts unique, non-stop competitions and entertainment that combine to make the Arnold Fitness EXPO the heart of the Arnold Sports Festival. 

“A Daily EXPO ticket affords a great entertainment value and allows our attendees to experience a great variety of sports and events,” co-promoter Jim Lorimer said. “We are very proud to provide the opportunity for athletes, a majority of them youth, to compete at the largest multi-sport festival in the U.S.” 

Get your tickets at Ticketmaster, or get daily expo tickets at the door for $15. 

Check out a gallery of some of the biggest names to win The Arnold in the past

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