Chicago Triathlon brings 1,000s to Windy City for weekend competition

ByMaher Kawash WLS logo
Monday, August 29, 2022
Chicago Triathlon brings 1,000s to Windy City for weekend competition
The conclusion of the 2022 Life Time Chicago Triathlon is slated for Sunday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- One of the most recognized endurance races in the world is this weekend in Chicago.

The Life Time Chicago Triathlon resumed Sunday as athletes swim, bike and run their way through the Windy City.

The Chicago triathlon always brings out athletes from all over the world.

Competitors faced nearly a mile-long swim and a 24-mile bike ride, capped off by another 6-mile run.

"I mean it's an awesome event," said Malachi Henery, the men's international first-place finisher. "I come from Indiana, so coming here to Chicago is close. I love the sport, I meet some great people and this is just an awesome community."

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The event brought a lot of diversity to the Chicagoland area. Participants came from 44 different states and 14 countries. The winner in the women's international race hailed from Australia.

"I grew up swimming, so I'd say the swimming is the easiest, which is unusual for a triathlete," said Magdalena Glotzer, winner of the the women's international flight.

The triathletes were not alone on the course. Supporters came out to cheer on participants before crossing the finish line.

Sabrina Labarbera is a leukemia survivor who has completed the event twice before. This time, she was on the sidelines cheering for her son.

Chicago Triathlon Street Closures

- DuSable Lake Shore Drive: northbound Randolph Street exit ramp closed until 4 p.m. Sunday

-Columbus Drive: Roosevelt to Balbo: All lanes closed until 7 p.m. Sunday

-DuSable Lake Shore Drive: Southbound Hollywood to Randolph Street closed until noon Sunday

-Lower/Intermediate Wacker Drive: Jackson to DuSable Lake Shore Drive closed until 11:20 a.m. Sunday

-Intermediate Columbus Drive: Northbound Randolph to Water Street closed until noon Sunday

-Lower Columbus Drive: Randolph to Wacker Drive closed until 11:45 a.m. Sunday

-Intermediate Randolph Street: Columbus Drive to Lake Front closed until 12:30 p.m. Sunday