By Erin Greene on 10/09/15 at 1:37 pm
The ITU World Triathlon Grand final is locked and loaded with interesting facts and figures. Here we present you the Grand Final in number form.
2 - Number of athletes on the #DriveFor5 World Championship titles. Javier Gomez could own five after Chicago, which would be more ITU World Championships titles in Olympic Distance than anyone ever. He is also responsible for four of the five elite men’s World Championship titles that have been won by Spain. Bill Chaffey could also become the first paratriathlete to win five paratri titles.
3 - US cities that have hosted a World Triathlon Series race. Previous host sites included Washington DC and San Diego
4 – Days of competition during the World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago
5 – Paratriathlon sport classes contesting the aquathlon & triathlon World Championships. More information on each sport class here.
7 – People being inducted into the ITU Hall of Fame on September 17. Inductees include Emma Snowsill, Michellie Jones, Vanessa Fernades, Hamish Carter, Peter Robertson, Simon Whitfield and Chiharu Igaya. More here.
10 – Amount of times British men have won elite World Championship titles, which is four more than Australia with six. Alistair Brownlee was responsible for two of those.
14 – Elite women’s World Championship titles won by Australia, nine more than the US which is ranked second with five.
18 – Average temperature in Celsius in Chicago during September
35 – Elite, U23 & Junior World Championship titles Australia has won, which is 8 more than second-ranked Great Britain
64 – Countries represented at the World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago
85 - World Championship titles to be decided in Chicago
90 - Age of the oldest competitor this week, competing in the men’s 90-94 Sprint Distance World Championships
225 – Points separating Javier Gomez and Mario Mola in the World Championship title hunt
300 – Points separating Gwen Jorgensen and Katie Zaferes as they race for the women’s World Title
3783 – Age group athletes competing in Sprint and Olympic distance World Championship races
2,695,598 – Habitants within Chicago’s city limits
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