The City of Chicago joins the ITU World Triathlon Series as one of eight series events around the globe on June 27-29, 2014.
Chicago will welcome 130 of the world’s top Olympic-distance triathletes alongside such cities as Auckland, Cape Town, Yokohama, London, Hamburg, Stockholm and Edmonton. In addition to the elite races, the event features top-flight Olympic and sprint-distance age-group races, as well as two relay options, offering amateurs the chance to compete in the same epic venue as the world’s best athletes.
Then, in September 2015, the best triathlon talent in the world will be featured at the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final and Age Group World Championships. Races include categories for elites, juniors, under-23s, sprint and Olympic-distance triathlon and aquathlon, with bragging rights and world titles on the line. In 2014 and 2015, the competition will take place along the shores of Lake Michigan and will finish at Buckingham Fountain.
Chicago will be the third ever U.S. city to host an ITU World Triathlon Series race – joining San Diego (2012-2013) and Washington D.C. (2009) – and the first to host the World Triathlon Series Grand Final since the series was founded in 2009.
Visit http://chicago.triathlon.org/ for more information.