Celebrating its 40th edition, the Chicago Triathlon, produced by Life Time (NYSE:LTH), one of the largest urban triathlons in the world, returned to the nation’s iconic metropolis with approximately 8,000 runners ranging in age from 7 to 86 years old, representing 44 states and 23 countries.
Race weekend spanned two days of racing; including three different distance races and a kids triathlon event. The Kids Triathlon kicked off race weekend with two different course distances for Juniors (7-10 y.o.) and Seniors (11-14 y.o.), followed by the SuperSprint race that included a 0.23mi swim, 6.2mi bike, and 1.5mi run. The International distance (0.93mi swim, 24.8mi bike, and 6.2mi run) and the Sprint distance (0.47mi swim, 15mi bike, 3.1mi run) took place on the second day of race weekend. The event also featured the Triple Challenge, where 116 participants completed all 3 distances in one weekend.
About the race
The marquee events of race weekend, the Chicago Triathlon Sprint, and International races featured a complete urban experience with unparalleled access to the city of Chicago. This year’s event had to cancel the swim component of the traditional triathlon on the morning of the races due to unfavorable swimming conditions and a beach hazard issued by the City of Chicago. As a result, Life Time pivoted the event into a mandatory duathlon (run-bike-run) format for all participants on Sunday. The races started in the heart of downtown Chicago and featured a multi-level, scenic, flat ride that is 100% traffic-free on iconic Lake Shore Drive, followed by a rousing run through the Museum Campus and the Lake Front Path and culminating with a finishing festival at Grant Park.
“Over the past 40 years, the Chicago Triathlon has become a testament to the power of pushing one’s limits and embracing a journey of growth. This morning we witnessed firsthand how resilient our athletes are as we had to cancel the swim for their safety,” said Allison Humbert Wilkinson, Senior Marketing Manager for Life Time Athletic Events. “We’ve witnessed countless athletes cross the finish line for the first time, each with their own story of triumph, resilience, and inspiration. Despite the disappointment of the unforeseen circumstances, this event has evolved into an annual celebration of community, camaraderie, and the pursuit of a healthier life and it symbolizes the vibrant spirit of Chicago and the steadfastness of human will. Today was especially a beautiful display of this.”
International Distance Women’s Race Results
|Magdalena Glotzer||Chicago, IL||27||1:59:36|
|Isabela Alvarez||Oak Park, IL||26||2:01:31|
|Lori Bolt||Saint Joseph, MI||45||2:01:33|
International Distance Men’s Race Results
|Alexander Frank||Saint Charles, MO||26||1:39:33|
|Brett Collins||La Grange, IL||38||1:41:14|
|Klodian Mitri||South Jordan, UT||33||1:43:08|
International Distance Non-Binary’s Race Results
|Joey Alvarez||Chicago, IL||26||2:30:54|
|Brooke Starkoff||Powell, OH||44||2:32:10|
|Caroline Keem||Chicago, IL||53||3:11:41|
Sprint Distance Women’s Race Results
|Kimberly Rivera||Chicago, IL||29||58:08|
|Mary Nasenbenny||La Grange, IL||60||1:04:34|
|Kristen Doster||Green Bay, WI||33||1:13:05|
Sprint Distance Men’s Race Results
|Daniel Egan||Algonquin, IL||36||46:11|
|Devin Asher||Forest Park, IL||28||55:52|
|Charles Cecott||Daytona Beach, FL||57||59:12|
Sprint Distance Non-Binary Race Results
|Hannah Levine||Chicago, IL||26||1:32:42|
|Sidney Mann||Chicago, IL||27||1:36:59|
|Casey VanderStel||Chicago, IL||28||1:48:02|
SuperSprint Distance Women’s Race Results
|Magdalena Glotzer||Chicago, IL||27||32:14|
|Katie Pothier||Johns Creek, GA||41||33:56|
|Lara Mele||Chicago, IL||52||36:39|
SuperSprint Distance Men’s Race Results
|Braxton Bokos||Oak Brook, IL||19||28:32|
|Nicholas Kraus||Ames, IA||30||29:21|
|Gunner Hinger||Orland Park, IL||14||30:30|
SuperSprint Distance Non-Binary’s Race Results
|Reid Libby||Chicago, IL||29||52:25|
|Caroline Keem||Chicago, IL||53||56:21|
Triple Challenge Female Winner
|Magdalena Glotzer||Chicago, IL||27||3:46:17|
Triple Challenge Male Winner
|Nicholas Kraus||Ames, IA||30||3:22:20|
Triple Challenge Non-Binary Winner
|Caroline Keem||Chicago, IL||53||6:10:37|
Full results for the LifeTime Chicago Triathlon can be found here.
The next Chicago-based event put on by Life Time is the Chicago Half Marathon & 5k presented by Hoka, taking place September 24, 2023. The second event in the Life Time Chicago Half Marathon Series, the Chicago Half is Chicago’s most established and iconic half marathon and a perfect tune-up race for the famed Chicago Marathon.
The Life Time Chicago Triathlon owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand is among more than 30 premier athletic events owned by the company, including Verizon New York City Triathlon, Chicago Half Marathon & 5k, the Miami Marathon, the Leadville Race Series, UNBOUND Gravel and more.
About Life Time®, Inc.
Life Time (NYSE: LTH) empowers people to live healthy, happy lives through its portfolio of nearly 160 athletic country clubs across the United States and Canada. The company’s healthy way of life communities and ecosystems address all aspects of healthy living, healthy aging, and healthy entertainment for people 90 days to 90+ years old. Supported by a team of more than 30,000 dedicated professionals, Life Time is committed to providing the best programs and experiences through its clubs, iconic athletic events, and comprehensive digital platforms.