Open Paratriathlon World Championships

Swim: Athletes will begin their swim in Monroe Harbor at Queen’s Landing. Athletes will complete a 750-meter swim, heading south along the sea wall and exiting at the south end of the Harbor near the Field Museum.

Bike: Athletes will complete 1 lap. Transition is located at Arvey Field in Grant Park. Exit transition and turn right on to South Columbus Drive, heading north. Continue on Columbus Drive, riding in the inner northbound lanes between Balbo Avenue and East Monroe Street. After crossing Randolph Street, athletes enter the tunnel on South Columbus Drive before turning left onto Lower Wacker Drive. Note: Portions of the bike course on Lower Wacker Drive are underground. Continue on Lower Wacker for 7 blocks before completing a U-turn at the intersection of Lower Wacker Drive and South Jackson Drive. After the U-turn, athletes ride back towards the transition area following the same path from Lower Wacker Drive back to South Columbus Drive until reaching Middle Stetson.  At Middle Stetson athletes will take a right turn and take the ramp down.  Once at the bottom of the ramp athletes will complete a U-turn to the right and head towards Lower Columbus Dr.  At Lower Columbus Dr. they will turn right and take a right at Lower Randolph and a left into the ‘McCormick Place Busway’.  Taking the Busway until reaching Martin Luther King Dr. and completing a U-turn.  Again, riding on the Busway until reaching Lower Randolph and taking a right.  At Lower Randolph athletes will take a left onto the up ramp of Lower Columbus Dr. to Middle Columbus Dr.  At the top of the ramp they will complete a U-turn to turn onto South Columbus Drive, and  then complete a U-turn, and  turn back onto South Columbus Drive to enter transition for T2.

Run: Athletes will complete a 1.5 lap, 5KM run.  2.9KM for the first lap and 2.1KM for the second lap. Exit transition on the city side entering onto the East side of South Columbus Drive. Athletes will continue north on South Columbus Drive, completing a U-turn before East Monroe Street to continue south along South Columbus Drive. Athletes run left prior to Buckingham Fountain; loop around the fountain and continue south on South Columbus Drive until reaching the turnaround, at the same location athletes entered South Columbus Drive. Athletes will run one full lap, and on the second lap, half lap, athletes will end at Buckingham Fountain.

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