> I am interested in my first TRI in '97. Does anyone know the date and
> distances for the Chicago TRI? Are there any other TRI's that have
> the distances of the Hawaiian Ironman?
The MRS. T tri will be held in August this year. The exact date
escapes me but I believe it is in the middle of the month.
The race is divided into a sprint distance and an Olympic
Sprint is a 1/2m. swim, a 12m. bike, and a 3.1m. run.
Olympic is 1m. swim, 25m. bike and 6.2m. run.
There are several "Ironman" distance tris, all of which are called
"ironman" making it ever so easy to identify them. There are no
Ironmans in the Chicago area though there is a tri called the
Ironhorse in Springfield. I have never competed in that particular
one but if memeory serves the distance is roughly half an ironman,
give or take.
If you live in the City and don't already know about Windy City Sports
magazine I suggest you pick it up. It is free and can be found at
most sporting goods stores. It has a listing of all sorts of events
e-mail me if you need more info.