Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Triathlete and Chicago Triathlon Finisher

[See new photos from the Mayor's 2018 Chicago Triathlon here]

Chicago's new mayor, and President Barack Obama's former relentless Chief of Staff, is a triathlete. Not just any triathlete; he's a pretty good one. Rahm raced the 2011 Chicago Triathlon's Sprint Distance event, covering 0.75k swim, 20k bike and 5k run in one hour, 36 minutes. Here are the details:
  • Swim Time 0:20:56
  • Transition 1 Time 0:02:15
  • Bike Time and Speed 0:43:34 18.8mph
  • Transition 2 Time 0:02:05
  • Run Time and Pace per Mile 0:27:58 0:09:01/mile
  • Finish Time: 1:36:50
How did his performance stack up against those in his age group and the overall field of finishers? Impressively, finishing in the top 11 of M50-54 age group and top 18% overall, besting their respective times in swim, bike and run.

He was just as intense on the triathlon course as he has always been in politics and business. Driven, determined, unwavering in his dedication to to succeed. You can see it in these photos, as he leaned into the triathlons 5k run.

For more photos of Rahm and other Chicago Triathlon competitors, see our Chicago Triathlon 2011 Photo Gallery.

Also see our Complete Chicago Triathlon Coverage for results and more.

Imagesby Raymond Britt