Elite Triathlete Comes to Chicagoland


One of the best ways for young athletes to learn their craft is to work with the best in their field. Young triathletes in Naperville will have just that opportunity when the MMTT-Mach II youth and Junior triathlon team will host Caitlin Snow. One of the fastest women in the sport, Snow has going to talk with the kids about her experiences and how she became an elite triathlete.


Some of Snow’s best performances have come on the biggest stages. She is an accomplished triathlete at both the regular triathlon distance and the Ironman distance. In three of the last four years Snow has been the top American finisher at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships. In those races she has posted three of the ten fastest times all under three hours. This past year she placed sixth overall.

Snow makes for an ideal person to speak to the young athletes, MMTT-Mach II Team Director John Lorenz said. Like the people she will be talking with, Snow began competing in running and triathlon events at a young age. In addition to being so accomplished she is also working to become a USAT-certified QT2 triathlon coach. Snow will be bringing not only what she can teach, but her personal experiences and stories to the group.

Topics covered in the speaking engagement will cover a number of endurance sports issues for both youth and adult athletes. In addition to her speaking there will be a Q&A session and a chance for those in attendance to get autographs from Snow. There will also be a silent auction with an emphasis on triathlon products and services. To attend the event there will be a fee of $20 for adults and $5 for those under 19 years old. The fee and the earnings from the silent auction will benefit the youth and junior teams.

For more information or to register for the event, click here or call Lorenz at 847-909-3200. It will be held at 2 Westbrook Corporate Center in Westchester.