Spain’s Javier Gomez Wins ITU World Triathlon Chicago Sunday

He finished with a time of 1:47:21

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Spain’s Javier Gomez took the top spot in the ITU World Triathlon Chicago Sunday in Grant Park, capturing his fourth World Triathlon Series title of the season.

He covered the 1,500-meter swim, 38.1-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run course in 1:47:21. Portugal's Joao Pereira finished second with a time of 1:47:29 and Spain's Mario Mola was third at 1:47:40.

Midwest athlete Gwen Jorgensen took the top spot for the women's elite race Saturday.

Jorgensen, a Minnesota native with Wisconsin roots, became the only woman to win six World Triathlon Series races. She was closely followed Saturday by world champion and Olympic triathlete Helen Jenkins of Great Britain, who finished with a time of 1:55:53.

Chicago was the fifth of eight stops in the series in which elite triathletes compete head-to-head throughout the year. It's only the third U.S. city to host the series, which also stops in international locations such as Auckland, New Zealand and Stockholm, Sweden.

The event featured 130 triathletes, 60 elite paratriathletes and 4,000 age-groupers competing along the shores of Lake Michigan before finishing at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park.

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