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Old 02-28-03, 03:53 PM   #1
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Relay Triathlon?

Anybody here ever tried doing a Tri as a three-person relay? I had no idea that these things existed, but my friend told me about the New York City Tri... and you can sign up as a team of two or three. I'm planning on being the bike person . Anyways, just wanted to share that I think that doing a tri as a relay seems like a great way of being introduced to the sport for newbies like me, for whom the prospect of doing a full tri is quite intimidating. Even though I won't be doing a full olympic tri this year, I think just being caught up in the excitement of the race should be enough inspiration and motivation come next year...
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Old 02-28-03, 05:31 PM   #2
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I've never done one personally, but the Tri For Fun series here in NorCal always has a relay option. I've noticed that it's a good way for families to race: Mom swims, Junior rides, and Dad brings it home!

I think you'll have fun. Let us know how it goes.
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I did one in a corporate triathlon last year (I did the run leg). It was a good day. They had an option to do the full triathlon, which I'd like to have a go at one day. However, incredibly for someone who has lived on the Gold Coast for over eight years, I can't swim.
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They are fairly popular here in Nor Cal. I am doing the run portion of one this summer with co-workers in the corporate division

It is a great way to go out and compete and not totally wear yourself out.

I get stuck doing what no one else wants to do since I train in all three sports all year long.
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