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Mini Triathlon: What You Need to Know!

“Are you a new Triathlete who wants to better your skills? Want to join a Mini Triathlon? Continue reading and learn more about it!”

Mini Triathlon

Give Mini Triathlon a Tri!

In the conventional five-member triathlon family, the mini or sprint triathlon is the baby of the bunch. It’s by far the shortest race of the group, and it’s designed to accommodate beginner and aspiring triathletes who aren’t sure whether they’re ready to tackle the longer distances of a conventional Olympic-length competition or more.

For some triathletes, mini triathlon is merely a stepping stone. For others, they’re the preferred circuit of competition.

Varying Lengths
Mini or sprint triathlons vary race to race and course by course. On the low end, super sprints consist of a quarter-mile swim, a 6.2-mile bicycle ride and a 1.5-mile run. Full sprints typically feature a half-mile swim, 12.4-mile bike and 3.1-mile run. In general, though, mini-triathlons feature swims of less than a mile in length, bike distances no farther than 15 miles and runs no farther than five.

Next Steps
The sprints and mini-sprints are only the start of the many triathletes’ journey. The Olympic or standard-course triathlons are the next step. These races feature more consistent distances and consist of a .93-mile swim — 1.5 km — a 24.3-mile biking course and a 6.2-mile run. At double the distance of Olympic triathlons and geared more toward professional triathletes, International Triathlon Union races are a circuit of World Cup events that feature a 1.86-mile swim, a 49.6-mile bike ride and a 12.4-mile run.

Ultimate Challenges
From their modest U.S. beginnings in the early 1970s, triathlons quickly grew in popularity. Seeking to catch the wave, the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon was founded in 1978. The Ironman combined several existing Hawaiian race events to form what is now recognized as the sport’s ultimate challenge: a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile biking course and a full-marathon 26.2-mile run. Half Ironman events are exactly half the three distance legs of the Ironman. More at How long is a Mini Triathlon

And you might want to check out this video on how to train for a Mini Triathlon as well:

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Ironman Lake Placid: Racing Tips and Strategies

Lake Placid, upstate New York: the place where dreams come true for elite athletes for nearly 75 years. Host of the Winter Olympics in 1936 and 1980, and the Ironman Triathlon since 1999, the proud city has witnessed the epic, the unexpected and the truly remarkable.

Ironman Lake Placid: Racing Tips and StrategiesThe challenging terrain, the beautiful landscapes, the inviting communities and the continuing support for exceptional athletics made Lake Placid, and its surrounding Adirondack towns, the perfect location for a new Race. I’ve completed 29 Ironman triathlons overall, and my clear favorite is Lake Placid, where I’ve competed six times. Each race brought different conditions, unexpected challenges, surprise opportunities, different outcomes, and different lessons. During those years, I qualified for Kona twice, but also struggled to finish on occasion.

The lessons learned paved the way to my best Ironman ever, and in this book, they will illustrate everything you need to know about racing in Lake Placid.

The experiences are all presented here, from race details and essentials, race experience reports from my races in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007 to detailed training plan and strategy reviews, plus tips for finishing your best Ironman triathlon.

Ready to experience Ironman USA Lake Placid? Buckle up, it’s quite a ride.