Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Featured Event: Couples Triathlon

Triathlon is an individual sport. Sure, you could do a relay as a team, but then you don't complete all 3 sports. So how do you create a team experience in an individual sport? Answer: Couples Triathlon.

It's a sprint distance triathlon that is completed individually, but scored in a unique fashion.

Here's how it works:

  • 2 people sign up as a team. They don't need to be a "couple." In fact, most teams are friends or family members.
  • The team is put into one of the event divisions. The divisions are: Friends - Male, Friends - Female, Friends - Mixed, Partners (e.g. Married), Relatives
  • Each person completes the event as an individual, but the awards are determined based on the division and the combined age of the team.
Couples Triathlon is the 2nd event in the 2009 Texas Tri Series and will take place at Walter E. Long Park on Sunday, July 12th.


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