On September 25, 1974, a small group in San Diego, CA decided to try (pun intended) a ‘strange type of race’ involving running, biking, and swimming. Today, the sport is well organized, international, and includes races for nearly every age and ability.
The transitions from swim to bike and from bike to run, referred to as T1 and T2 respectively, in a conventional triathlon contribute to the overall time of a triathlon. In fact, the shorter the race, the more important it is to have fast, efficient transitions.
Triathlon is for Seniors
Triathlon is changing the lives of many seniors – men and women alike. According to Bob Wendling, president of USA Triathlon, the number of older athletes competing in sprint triathlons has “absolutely exploded in the last six years.” Triathlon is as much for seniors as for younger people.
Senior triathlete Jan Guenther was the winner of the women’s division in the first USAT-sanctioned National Winter Triathlon Championship held January 31, 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. The senior triathlete men also turned in credible performances to well represent the senior triathlete community.