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This weekend, the Life Time Chicago Triathlon will celebrate its 30th anniversary by staging the largest event of its kind—a jam-packed weekend of racing that culminates with an Olympic-distance race. Here’s a look at what it takes to stage the country’s biggest triathlon:
bottles of water
pounds of ice
kegs of beer
miles of crowd-control barricades
Check back to Triathlete.com this weekend for a race recap and photos from Chicago.