Eight Steps To Mastering The Life Time Chicago Triathlon

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Aug 24, 2011

It’s one of the sport’s marquee races along the country’s most scenic city skyline, and triathletes show up by the thousands.

If you're in a late wave don't plan on sleeping in. Prepare to hang out in your wetsuit for awhile. Photo: Competitive Image

The race itself and host city combine to make the weekend a can’t-miss experience, but the event’s massive size does present some struggles. If you’re heading to Chicago for the race this weekend, take advantage of the best aspects of the Life Time Chicago Triathlon while avoiding the hassles.

1. Be Ready For A Wait

Transition closes at 5:45am but waves go off for hours after that. If you’re in a late wave, make sure you bring enough clothing, food, drink and maybe a comfortable place to sit while you wait for your wave.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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