- Posted August 26, 2012 by
USA's Fittest Mayor? Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Finishes 2012 Chicago Triathlon
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Starting his Sprint Distance race at 6am, Chicago's Monroe Harbor, Rahm swam 0.75k, biked 22k and ran 5k, culminating in a sprint to the end with his son to finish in a very respectable time of 1:33:46.
Although Mayor Emanuel was the first athlete in the water at daybreak, he was far from alone on the race course. More than 10,000 triathletes competed in the 30th Anniversary Chicago Triathlon, making it one of the largest triathlons in the world.
Emanuel, who has earned a reputation for a very tough political and managerial style, finished the race in a decidedly humble manner. No big celebration, no press conference. He simply crossed the line, reached out to shake the hand of his son, and quietly walked to mingle quietly with other proud finishers.
Because, while he may be the fittest mayor in America, when he's on the race course, he's at home anonymously among thousands of proud competitors. And that's the way he seems to like it.