New to Triathlon?
A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance activities. While many variations of the sport exist, the most popular form involves swimming, cycling and running over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed “transitions” between the individual swim, cycle and run components. There is something for everyone, but careful — triathlon is addictive!
Taking on three sports in one race can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.
The distance of a triathlon ranges from introductory ‘Try-a-Tri’ to the gruelling and world-famous Ironman competition. There are events that can be raced as a relay where you need only race one or two of the disciplines as part of a team. The best place to start is finding a race that’s in your comfort zone, sign up and start training.
As the sport of triathlon has developed, it has been expanded to include variations on the original theme. Sometimes only two of the three sports are included, and in some instances, some races substitute different long distance sports. For example, winter triathlons typically include skiing and snowshoeing in their events.
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