A deep, talented field promises to make the 32nd Chicago triathlon one to remember. The weekend’s worth of events features four different races accommodating everyone from the youngest beginners to the top professionals.
More than 9,000 triathletes will compete Saturday and Sunday in one of the most popular triathlons in the world. Thirty-eight professional triathletes, 24 men and 14 women, will headline the International distance race on Sunday. The pros will compete for a share of $40,000 in prize money with $8,500 going to both the men’s and women’s champion. A complete list of professionals in attendance can be found here. The relay option of the international race and sprint distance race will also take place on Sunday.
Montrose Beach will host both the SuperSprint and the Kids Tri on Saturday. These two triathlons will have be the largest events in the history of their distance. More than 1,100 kids between the ages of 7 and 14 are expected to compete in the Kids Tri. The kids will be broken into two age groups with the 7-10 year olds covering a 100m swim, 4K bike and 1K run while the older group races a 200m swim, 8K bike and 2K run.
While the field is set and registration is closed, there are still a number of ways to enjoy the Chicago Triathlon. The expo will begin Friday and last from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. then pick back up on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on all aspects of the Chicago Triathlon, visit chicagotriathlon.com.