The goal of a triathlon is to complete a long-distance race consisting of swimming, biking, and running. The event is usually one continuous race. The first part of the race is a swim, typically in open water but also done in a pool. The participants then transition to cycling, where they ride on either city streets or an off-road course. After cycling, they transition into running shoes for the running portion of the competition.
XTERRA World Championship
The XTERRA World Tour ends in Hawaii, where the final event is held on the island of Maui. The race takes place on a private estate owned by the Pineapple Company of Hawaii. It offers a beautiful view of the coastline and forest trails. The winners of the event receive a cash prize of over $100,000.
Great Floridian Endurance Festival
This triathlon is an iron-distance race that started in 1991 and is regarded as one of the oldest in the country. It features a 2.4-mile swim in Lake Minneola, followed by a 112-mile bike ride through the hills of Lake County. The race ends with a marathon on the South Lake Trail.
The Olympic distance race takes place in New England. It starts in Brunswick and ends in Casco Bay. Due to the cold water, wetsuits are required for the event. After the race, participants can enjoy a lobsterbake at the local restaurants featuring a variety of food and drink, such as lobster sandwiches, steamers, coleslaw, and corn.
Boulder Peak Triathlon
The Boulder Peak Triathlon is a great example of a community-oriented event that captures the spirit of the area. Its unique climb within the course also adds to the event’s appeal. This is a professional race that’s not a draft. In addition to the main event, the race features side competitions that add to the event’s appeal.
If you’re new to triathlons, the Toughman Utah is a great stepping stone to other long-distance races. The swim and bike portions of the event are held in beautiful calm water, and the flat course provides a great training ground.
New York Triathlon
The New York Tri is a great example of a community-oriented event that captures the spirit of the area. It takes place in various locations, such as the Hudson River, Central Park, and Manhattan’s West Side Highway. The race’s route takes in these areas but also has plenty of hills and uneven surfaces.
Rev3 Cedar Point Triathlon
The Rev3 Cedar Point takes place in the amusement park of Sandusky, Ohio, and it is a great way for spectators to enjoy the race. The main event features a cash prize of $50,000, and various shorter races are held throughout the weekend.