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.