Hey I'm looking to do my first triathlon this year, was thinking about making it an ironman, but am deterred by the cost. I live in SLC Utah, and looked into the St. George ironman, but it's $600!!! No way I'm going to spend that much. Do you guys know of other triathlons in the western U.S. that a college kid could afford, preferably a full, but at least half if it is considerably cheaper? Thanks for the input.