Crowds gather for Chicago Triathlon

More than 9,000 athletes took part in the Chicago Triathlon on Sunday, August 24, 2014.

It was a bit hazy early Saturday as more than 9,000 athletes took part in the Chicago Triathlon.

Part of the event included swimming in Monroe Harbor and running through Grant Park.

Around 50,000 people showed up to cheer on participants.

Proceeds from the triathlon benefit several causes.

Greg Bennett of Boulder, Colo. took first place in the male professional division, while Alicia Kaye of Clermont, Florida led all female professionals.

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Thousands of athletes are getting up early to swim, bike and run on Sunday, Aug. 24 to participate in the Chicago Triathlon.

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