Oak Brook's indoor triathlon gives athletes much-needed chance to compete
Like so much else over the past year, marathons, 5Ks, triathlons and other long- distance events have been knocked off the calendar by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Oak Brook Park District found a way Sunday to let local athletes get their competitive juices flowing again -- and in the dead of winter, no less -- with their Tackle the Tri indoor triathlon.
"We ran these before COVID-19, but they became more popular now," said Mike Delgado, the park district's fitness supervisor. "People are just looking for something to do."
The event at the park district's Family Recreation Center saw participants complete a 2,000-meter row, a 2.5-mile stationary bike ride and a 1.25-mile run/walk on a treadmill.