Summer Olympics 2012 - Triathlon

4 years ago

The Summer Olympics is fast approaching, actually it starts Friday and Triathlon happens to be one of the competing sports in the Summer Olympics. My fiance has mentioned a few times that he would like to do one some day, but me not so much since an Olympic triathlon consists of 1.5km swim, 43km bike ride, and a 10km run. I am a weak swimmer and I would die or need life guard assistance if I tried to swim 1.5km lol. The biking and the running parts aren`t bad but it takes me about 1.5 hours to bike 21km lol so that would be 3 hours of bike riding and another hour running and who knows how long it`d take me to wade and float my way 1.5km worth haha.

During the Summer Olympics there will be 55 men and 55 women competing and there are no breaks from start to finish and penalties for not transitioning completely from one portion to the other such as leaving your helmet on while running. The time penalties will be served either in the transition zone or in a penalty box.

Do you think you`d ever be able to do a triathlon?
Did you know there were time penalties and you can`t go running with your helmet on from the biking portion?
Will you be watching the Olympics?

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