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I Have Completed a Triathlon

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    I'm training for my second one.

    Completely addicted.
    SG2015 SG2015 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Got the bug later than most folks.

    Did my first at age 43 in 2004. I've done everything thing from sprints to full iron distances. I took off this year but am starting to get the itch again. Auckland has an ITU race in late March and its such a beautiful city. If you've ever seen an ITU pro race you know they are...
    NudeInParadise NudeInParadise 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    08 Tinamn Triathlon

    i completed my first triathlon june 22, 2008. it was almost a disaster and it took longer than expected, but i did it! it was a 5k, 10 mile ride & a 150 yd swim. the swim i coulda done in my sleep, but i'm not a strong rider, so that was difficult for me. i'm training for my...
    girlgerms girlgerms 22-25 Jul 4, 2008

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    My Triathlon Story

    I have never been an athletic person, and while I was in grad school, I was pretty much sedentary. When I finally got out, I started going to the gym a few times a week, but that is about it. Tried to run a 5k in May but had to walk a good portion of it. Then when I was...
    RebelDiamond RebelDiamond 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2010

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    Well Not Yet....

    But I've been training up to one day complete in the IronMan World Championship in Kailua Kona....
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    Crazy to Tri

    My first triathlon was summer 08.  Everyone told me I was crazy.  I actually got tired of hearing it after awhile!  One morning, while out cycling up a long hill, I stopped for a breather.  A teenage boy asked if I biked up the whole hill.  Yup, I nodded...
    Babeifer Babeifer 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2009

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    I Did The Sprint Triathlon

    A few years ago, I was a bit out of shape and decided to set a goal of completing a sprint triathlon. It required a lot of training -- swimming especially -- as I had never taken swimming lessons. I could swim, but my stroke needed a lot of improvement. I had done quite a bit...
    RandyJollymore RandyJollymore 41-45, M Aug 11, 2011

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    Well, Not Yet...

    Sunday, August 7th! It is just a sprint, but Im doing it with a separated shoulder injured only two weeks ago!
    OneToughMudder OneToughMudder 22-25, M Jul 28, 2011

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    My 5th Ironman So, I completed my fifth Ironman

    this past July (July 27, 2014), Ironman Lake Placid to be exact. My worst ever finish, but most rewarding and hardest earned finisher medal ever. Long story short, I crashed my bike at mile 90, causing me to lose my breath and could only take shallow breaths for the remaining...
    2censored 2censored 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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