Now, for the uninitiated, all triathlons are not created equal. You swim, then bike, then run, but there are different types classified by distance. This biggies are Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, and Ironman. Here's how they break down:
- Sprint - .5 mile swim, 12 mile bike, 5k run
- Olympic - 1.5 kilometres swim, 40 kilometres bike, 10 k run
- Half-Ironman - 1.2 miles swim, 56 miles ride, 13.1 mile run
- Ironman - 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a full 26.2 mile marathon run
|Spectator face! Also "about to take a nap" face.|
|The Marathon was held along the canal in the backround.|
After long, long hours of watching the triathletes suffer I saw my brother come up the hill to the finish line. Smiling, high fiving, I saw him become an Ironman. And believe me when I say, that is a title anyone who can finish that madness deserves.