How to Choose Your First Triathlon

The ultimate guide to finding your ideal race

Jun 3, 2013
Outside Magazine
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Managing three sports isn’t easy, but cross training is one of the best ways to increase overall fitness. That’s why triathletes are some of the fittest athletes on the planet. Want to join them? Nothing converts the desire to train into a commitment like signing up for an event. Below, Triathlete Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Julia Polloreno, explains how to pick the perfect first race.

Start Small
Check the Weather
Go Early
Solo or Social?
Wetsuit or No Wetsuit?
Close to Home
Research the Swim

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