Race week is finally here. Chicago is set to host an incredible series of triathlons over the next few days for age-groupers and elites alike, culminating in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final.
UPDATE 18/9/15: Due to harsh weather conditions expected on Friday, significant changes have been made to today’s schedule. See changes in full below.
220’s Liz Barrett arrived in the Windy City a few days ago and kicked off our on-the-ground coverage with the Aquathlon World Champs. She also attended the Parade of Nations:
— 220Triathlon (@220Triathlon) September 16, 2015
So what’s in store? Here’s the full schedule….
Wednesday 16th September
Thursday 17th September
Under23 Men – 7am local time (1pm UK time). Start list.
Age group sprint – 10am local time (4pm UK time). Start list.
Junior Men – 4:30pm local time (10:30pm UK time). Start list.
Paratriathlon – 7am local time (1pm UK time). Start list.
Friday 18th September
Elite Paratriathlon – 7am local time (1pm UK time. Continues as originally planned)
Under 23 women – 11.30am local time (5.30pm UK time. Same time, please note the race will be a sprint with a deep water start). Start list.
Elite Women – 1pm local time (7pm UK time. Note time change, but original course). Start list.
Junior Women – 3.30pm local time (9.30pm UK time. Note time change, but original course). Start list.
The Age-Group Standard Distance World Championships bike/transition check-in has been cancelled for Friday. All age-group athletes will now check in their bikes on Saturday from 6-9:20am local time.
Currently the schedule for packet pick-up has not changed and will still take place from 10am to 8pm local time. However, athletes are strongly advised to arrive early in the day to avoid any weather-related delays or cancellations.
Saturday 19th September
Javier Gomez, Gwen Jorgensen and Mario Mola at 2015’s WTS Grand Final in Chicago
If you’re looking for TV coverage of the non-elite races and are based in the UK then it’s not good news – the BBC are only offering live coverage of the elite male and female races, on BBC Two. Same goes for the ITU’s online video service triathlonlive.tv. BT Sport subscribers can also watch the elite races live.
We’ll be covering all the action live from Chicago over the next few days – keep an eye on the 220 website and our Twitter feed for all the latest news and results.
Are you racing in Chicago? Let us know in the comments below!