Chicago Triathlon among the biggest events with 9,000 participants
The Life Time race series has long been popular among pro and age group athletes alike but this past weekend saw more than 9,000 professional, amateur and youth triathletes compete at the two day Transamerica Chicago Triathlon, presented by Toyota and produced by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company. About one third of the participants were first-time triathletes. Canadian-born Alicia Kaye
This year marked the 32nd anniversary of the endurance event, one of the world’s largest triathlons. An estimated crowd of 50,000 spectators cheered athletes on. Professional triathletes battled for the $40,000 prize purse, with Greg Bennett and Canadian-born Alicia Kaye taking the win and $8,500 each. Hundreds of awards were given to top finishers in various divisions.
This year’s triathlon featured a new bike course for the Olympic distance event, team challenge competitions and a special bike wave at the SuperSprint event. The sport is gaining popularity among youth as well. More than 1,050 children aged 7 to 14 took part in the Life Time Kids Tri. The age-group Super Sprint, Sprint and Olympic-distance races served as the 2014 USA Triathlon Club National Championships.
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