As a triathlon veteran of over 20 years I was excited to race the Chicago Triathlon, the largest triathlon in the world in terms of participation. I'm probably over critical of triathlon organization having done so many but it was difficult to fault this race organized by Life Time Fitness.
I had heard complaints about the pot holes on the bike course and the long run on ashphalt to transition but they had taken care of both the issues, filling in the holes and putting carpet down the whole way between the swim exit and T1.
I even noticed the nice small race numbers they gave us for the bikes and run belts. Nothing worse than having huge big numbers flapping around in the wind. The race directors had obviously been listening to feedback and paid attention to details.
Had a great painful day swimming, biking and running through the humid city but would be tempted to do it all again next year…