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By The Numbers: Life Time Tri Chicago

This weekend the Life Time Chicago Triathlon will celebrate its 30th anniversary by staging the largest event of its kind.

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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:

9,500

racers

14,000

bottles of water

250,000

pounds of ice

100,000

cups

1,000

bike racks

40

kegs of beer

58

start waves

200,000+

spectators

2

miles of crowd-control barricades

Check back to Triathlete.com this weekend for a race recap and photos from Chicago.

PHOTOS: Look Back On The 2011 Life Time Tri Chicago