Sunday, August 30, 2009
Reed, Haskins Rule 27th Chicago Triathlon
With the decision on whether Chicago gets the 2016 Olympics coming up on Oct. 2, the city hosted its last major international sports event before then on Sunday when close to 9,000 people participated/competed in the 27th Chicago Triathlon in and along Lake Michigan on a cool day for late August. Matt Reed, 33, of Boulder, Colo., was the overall winner of the international distrance event in 1:48:27. Women's champion was Sarah Haskins, 28, of Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1:59:48. With temps in the 60s, times were fast. Men's runner-up was Matt Chrabot, 26, of Virginia Beach, Va., in 1:49:24. Timothy O'Donnell, 28, of Boulder, was third in 1:49:58. With Matts going 1-2 on the men's side, Sarahs went 1-2 among the women. Runner-up was Sarah Graff, 27, also of Colorado Springs,in 2:00:23, and third went to Becky LaVelle, 34, of Los Gatos, Calif., in 2:02:43.