I was supporting my wife in a womans tri here in Auckland in the weekend, the event had over 5000 registered contestants and was the biggest ever adult triathlon. Distances were 300m, 10K, 3K.
I was surprised that there hadn't been a bigger event somewhere else in the world before. My daughter is competing in a kids tri in a few weeks, again, this will be the biggest ever kids tri in the world. We picked up the gold & silver medals at the last olympics, makes me wonder whether we are a triathlon obsessed nation here?????