Discover a new challenge - introduction to a triathlon

05th May 2017

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Summer 2017 is just around the corner! Have you made a decision for your summer experience? One of the best options to challenge yourself is to compete in a triathlon.

Discover a new challenge - introduction to a triathlon

by Valeriia Muliukova

Triathlon events are conquering the world as the fastest growing participation sport. Perhaps it`s the challenge of three sports rolled into one event that has enticed people. The basic format is a swim, cycle and run, one after the other, but things can be made interesting by the varying of conditions and distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed "transitions" between the individual swim, cycle, and run components.

All triathlons are not created equal. Races are broken down into four basic distances:
Sprint distance triathlon - 750m/20km/5km.
Olympic distance triathlon - 1.5km/40km/10km.
Half Ironman distance triathlon - 1.9km
/90km/21km.
Ironman distance triathlon - 3.8km
/180km/42km.

Are you a new to triathlons and don`t know what equipment is really necessary? Check out the list written by triathlon coach Dave Schell with the basic swim, bike and run equipment needs for first time triathletes. 
https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/triathlon-race-day-checklist-1/

Although the reasons people do a triathlon differ, the benefits are universal. It is a race that gives you the opportunity to get to know yourself and your limits better and to experience the euphorically feeling of conquering yourself. It is a sport that can change your life forever, a sport that you can and must do trough a lifetime. And last but not least it gives you an opportunity to become a part of the community with the same interests and goals, it is a fun social event where new friendships are made and long-lasting, happy memories are created.

You can easily find your first or next triathlon on Racemappr! If you have completed one before - share your experience with us!

Thank you for reading,
Valeriia
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I am a community manager at Racemappr, which helps people discover their next sporting challenge, from organised club races to the biggest mass participation events. Search by sports like running, triathlon, swimming, cycling and obstacle races. It simplifies event search based on location and allows organisers to connect directly with the race community. Feel free to get in touch in the comments. Get inspired, and discover your next challenge on Racemappr.

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