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2022 Lifetime Triathlon Chicago concludes Sunday; Athletes run, swim and bike through Windy City course

CHICAGO (WLS) — One of the most recognized endurance races in the world is going on this weekend in Chicago.

The Life Time Chicago Triathlon continues Sunday as athletes swim, bike and run their way through the Windy City.

Competitors will be facing nearly a mile-long swim and a 24-mile bike ride, capped off by another 6-mile run.

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The course took last year’s winner around two hours to finish.

The Chicago triathlon always brings out athletes from all over the world.

There are more than 5,200 athletes from 44 states and 14 countries, organizers said.

There is quite a wide range of ages, too, with people from 6 to 89 years old competing.

There are even 800 first-timers competing in the event over the weekend, and one triathlete had some words of wisdom to pass along.

“You are worthy,” said triathlete Deana Nyenhuis. “You’re capable of so much more than you know, just keep going.”

Sunday’s leg of the triathlon is set to begin around 6 am

Chicago Triathlon Street Closures

– DuSable Lake Shore Drive: northbound Randolph Street exit ramp closed until 4 pm Sunday

-Columbus Drive: Roosevelt to Balbo: All lanes closed until 7 pm Sunday

-DuSable Lake Shore Drive: Southbound Hollywood to Randolph Street closed until noon Sunday

-Lower/Intermediate Wacker Drive: Jackson to DuSable Lake Shore Drive closed until 11:20 am Sunday

-Intermediate Columbus Drive: Northbound Randolph to Water Street closed until noon Sunday

-Lower Columbus Drive: Randolph to Wacker Drive closed until 11:45 am Sunday

-Intermediate Randolph Street: Columbus Drive to Lake Front closed until 12:30 pm Sunday

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