CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 7,500 Olympic, paratriathlon, elite amateur and first-time triathletes competed in one of the world’s largest triathlons on August 28 along Chicago's scenic lakefront. This year marked the 29th anniversary of the event and served as the fifth leg in the Race to the Toyota Cup.
Sarah Haskins (Colorado Springs, Colo.) won the female professional division at 2:02:05, while Matt Chrabot (Colorado Springs, Colo.) won the male professional division at 1:50:29. Haskins is the only woman in Chicago Triathlon history to win three consecutive times.
In the female professional division, Alicia Kaye (Maynard, Mass.) finished second with a time of 2:04:42, while Jillian Petersen (Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished third with a time of 2:05:31. In the male professional division, Greg Bennett (Boulder, Colo.) finished second with a time of 1:50:30, followed by third-place finisher Paul Matthews (Casuarina, NSW) with a time of 1:50:50.
Launched in 1982, the Chicago Triathlon is internationally renowned by professional, elite and amateur triathletes alike for its beautiful course. The event begins in Monroe Harbor and is one of the only days of the year that lanes along Lake Shore Drive are exclusively reserved for cyclists. The event concludes with a finish line on Columbus Drive in Grant Park.
For more information about the Chicago Triathlon, please visit: www.chicagotriathlon.com. As the 2011 Race to the Toyota Cup progresses, participant results and current point standings will be made available at racetothetoyotacup.com, the official website of the Race to the Toyota Cup.
About the Life Time Triathlon Series
Since 2006, the Life Time Triathlon Series has connected some of the most prominent international-distance triathlon events in the United States. Throughout the Series, the world’s top professional triathletes battle for points and a chance to win the coveted Toyota Cup. In 2011, the Series consists of seven events, including: the April 10 Nautica South Beach Triathlon (Miami); the May 30 Capital of Texas Triathlon (Austin); the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon June 26; the July 9 Life Time Minneapolis Triathlon; the Life Time Chicago Triathlon August 28; the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon September 25; and the October 2Toyota U.S. Open Championship (Dallas). For more information on the Life Time Triathlon Series and the Race to the Toyota Cup visit www.racetothetoyotacup.com.
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