Steve-O Celebrated 10 Years of Sobriety by Participating in a Triathlon runnersworld.com/news/a23…
The first ever Ironman Triathlon was won by US Navy Communications Specialist Gordon Haller. The runner-up John Dunbar, a US Navy Seal, was winning after the second transition but lost his lead when he ran out of water and his support crew started giving him beer instead. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironma…
"Ironman Triathlon" is a brand name owned by the World Triathlon Corporation, which was bought by the Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group for $650 million in 2015. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
A 2009 study found that the risk of sudden death during a marathon is 0.8 per 100,000 people, and that triathlons have a significantly higher risk of sudden death at 1.5 in 100,000. theweek.co.uk/health-scie…
Today I learned of Team Hoyt - Richard Eugene "Dick" Hoyt and Richard Eugene "Rick" Hoyt Jr. who have competed together in various athletic endeavors ,including 257 Triathlons .Rick has cerebral palsy and during competition his father pulls/carries/pushes him during different stages of the race. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea…
During the inaugural Iron Man triathlon in Hawaii one runner's support crew ran out of water so he drank Budweiser ironman.com/triathlon-new…
John Tesh (composer of the NBA theme) won 6 Emmys, 2 Grammys, an investigative journalism award from the Associated Press, hosted Entertainment Tonight, recorded over 50 albums (4 gold), and was a sportscaster for The Olympics, Wimbledon, The US Open, The Tour De France, Ironman Triathlon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Triathlon bikes have a different frame geometry than regular road cycles not only for improved aerodynamics but also minimize the overlap of muscles that will be used in the running portion of the race. Apparently this makes triathlon bikes extremely unpleasant to ride comparatively en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Will Dean, founder of the Tough Mudder, created the race after his wetsuit zipper got stuck during a triathlon & racers around him weren't willing to sacrifice the time it would have cost to stop and help. He wanted something where teamwork & accomplishment were more important than winning. forbes.com/sites/dansimon…
In the first ever Ironman Triathlon, the runner-up, John Dunbar (US Navy Seal), ran out of water within the last 10 miles of his marathon course. He was provided 2 cans of beer to finish the race. nytimes.com/2019/01/25/sp…
Before the arrival of Europeans, the Rapa Nui of Easter Island had a "Birdman of the year" award for the winner of a triathlon. That person would secure control over distribution of the island's resources for his clan for the year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Today I learned of Navy Seal Mike Day who was shot 27 times and still defeated the enemy and who does Triathlons to benefit wounded veteran programs. taskandpurpose.com/unsung…
After leading the pack through the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and the first 21 miles of the 26.2 mile run, John Dunbar lost his lead in the first ever Ironman triathlon because his crew ran out of water to give him, and switched to beer. He became drunk, and started running into parked cars. ironman.com/holdingcell/2…
A man ran ran 247 triathlons including 6 ironmans and 7 half ironmens, as well as 70 marathons... pulling or pushing his son. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea…
Today I learned about Team Hoyt. This father carries his son (who is a spastic quadriplegic) as they compete. They have done over 230 triathlons together. teamhoyt.com/index.html
In the first Ironman triathlon, the runner-up ran out of water on the marathon course and switched to beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
In 2005, a hefty premium was paid by the organisers of Scotland's biggest triathlon for each of the players in the swimming stage of the event - owing to a fear about the health and safety consequences if the Loch Ness monster decided to strike or join in the race theguardian.com/money/200…
During the first Ironman Triathlon a competitor, John Dunbar, ran out of water during the marathon, so his support crew gave him the only drink they had, beer. Although he was drunk, delirious, and stumbling into parked cars, he finished second in 12hrs 20min. ironman.com/triathlon-new…
Today I learned about Jerzy GΓ³rski polish sportsman who was longtime drug addict and after death of his best friend he started treatment. After couple years he won one of the most challenging races in the world double Ironman Triathlon and established world record on that distance. His biopic was just released youtube.com/watch?v=EHPsz…
Father's Love: Father ran over 1,000 marathons and triathlons together with his son, who is paralyzed! sports.espn.go.com/oly/ne…
James Lawrence of Lindon, Utah, known as the Iron Cowboy, has completed 50 triathlons in 50 US states in the span of 50 days, and has also held the record for most ironman races completed in a year, and also one for the most ultra-distance triathlons in one year. sportige.com/81881-james-…
Joe Salter completed a triathlon in 1 hour 57 mins while juggling the the whole way. He swam 400 meters juggling 3 balls, rode 26km juggling 2 balls in 1 hand and then juggled 3 balls while running 6.5 km. triathlon.competitor.com/…
There is a World Pizza Games, an international pizza-making competition held at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, that consists of events such as Freestyle Acrobatic Dough Tossing Fastest Dough, Largest Dough Stretch, Fastest Pizza Box Folding and the Pizza Triathlon pizzaexpo.com/events/worl…
69% of deaths during triathlons between 2003 and 2011 occurred during the swim usatoday.com/story/sports…
Gordon Ramsay has complete the Ironman triathlon, a triathlon that consists of a 2.4-mile ocean swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. latimes.com/food/dailydis…
After racing driver Alex Zanardi lost both his legs in an accident, he took up handcycling winning the 2011 NY Marathon in his class, a gold medal at the 2012 London Paralympics, and participating in the 2014 Ironman triathlon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
The top three finishers of the 2012 Olympics Women's Triathlon event finished under two hours and within 2 seconds of each other, with the gold and silver medalists technically having the exact same time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Martha McSally, America's first female combat pilot, competed in the military division of the Ironman World Triathlon, and beat all her male competitors. washingtonpost.com/politi…
Sister Madonna Buder (the Iron Nun) has completed over 325 triathlons including 45 Ironman races, is the oldest to complete the Ironman at 82 years young, and caused the organization to add the 75-79 and 80+ age brackets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
Today I learned of the Arch to Arc triathlon, which consists of an 87-mile run from London to Dover, a 21-mile swim across the English channel to France, and then a 180-mile bike from Calais to Paris. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End…
Today I learned of the triple deca triathlon, or 30 ironman triathlons in 30 days, or a total distance of 71mi swim, 3,400mi bike, and 780 mi run. The current record is 1,809 hours. lavamagazine.com/the-trip…
The longest triathlon is called a "Double Deca Triathlon" and consists of a 76 km swim, 3600 km bike, and 844 km run (4500 km/2800 miles in total). Vidmantas Urbonas holds the record for the fastest completion at 437 hours, 21 minutes, and 40 seconds (over 18 days). multisport.com.mx/deca12/…
Triathlon was scrapped from the Delhi Commonwealth games because of unsuitable water and road conditions. highbeam.com/doc/1G1-1830…
In 1998, Lithuanian Vidmantas Urbonas won the Double Deca Ironman Triathlon, completing 20 Ironmen races in just over 18 days. lifestyle.howzit.msn.com/…
Lance Armstrong won his first ever triathlon at 13. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/L…
The distances for the Ironman Triathlon were based on the Waikiki Rough Water Swim, the Around Oahu Bike Race, and the Honolulu Marathon (traditional marathon length), all on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
A french man named Dan Martin will soon embark on a triathlon...around the world danmartinextreme.com/home…
There is an Escape from Alcatraz triathlon. triathlon.competitor.com/…

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