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Rahm Emanuel takes pass on triathlon this year

Updated: September 27, 2013 6:30AM

He ran two Chicago triathlons in a row.

He beat his own time. And he motivated other athletes who wanted to “beat Rahm.”

But this year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel took a pass on the Life Time Tri Chicago, a spokeswoman confirmed.

Though she couldn’t immediately explain why, the mayor has had plenty to get in the way of training.

Chicago Public Schools students go back to class Monday, for example. School bells are getting ready to ring for the first time since a massive school closings plan went into effect.

Or he might simply be satisified knowing he beat his own time last year by three minutes. Emanuel finished the triathlon with a time of 1:36:50 in 2011, and improved to 1:33:46 in 2012.


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