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We created this page to clarify what it really takes to participate in triathlon, and to showcase some of the unique features that make the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon so special.
Since 1983, the Chicago Triathlon has welcomed more than 100,000 first-time triathletes across the finish line. Nearly 30% of each year’s entire field are new participants who decided to give triathlon a shot. Newbies certainly have strength in numbers.
This may be the world’s largest multisport event, but it’s also the most versatile. Race weekend truly offers five separate event distances and more than 12 special competitions to athletes of all ages, abilities and experience levels. It’s more attainable than you think.
Make no mistake, we want to see you become a Chicago Triathlete! To better understand the true race experience, a 12-part documentary video series is being unveiled through the season. See below for the first few pieces, offering a general idea of the true race experience. Click here for more.