One place out of the money for the second time this season. If I just would have started in a better swim position, not gone around the “sighting” buoy, hadn’t had a minor bike mechanical, yadda, yadda, yadda. shoulda, woulda, coulda.
It’s roughly a 100 yard swim, roughly a half mile bike ride and roughly a 200 yard run. It’s all roughly, because there is absolutely nothing serious about this race. Why? Because for the bike portion, the adult must ride a kid’s big wheel or tricycle.
Back in 2009, my first full year of “being a triathlete,” the International Triathlon Union (ITU) brought one of their World Triathlon Series (WTS) event to American soil for the first time. Their chosen location: Washington DC. Toward the middle of last year, ITU announced that Chicago would hold a WTS event for 2014 and 2015 with an age group race in which the amateurs could compete. Racing in the urban landscape of Chicago sounded really fun so I signed up.