Costco Magazine features Triathlon advice for Beginners



USA Triathlon President Barry Siff  was instrumental in boosting beginner triathlon information through Costco’s monthly magazine:



Sprint to the Finish

By Chrystle Fiedler, From Costco Connection

EVER DREAMED ABOUT competing in a triathlon? You’re not the only one. According to USA Triathlon, the organization that oversees all of the nation’s triathlon races, triathlons are growing in number.

One reason is the sprint triathlon, which features shorter distances per discipline (a half-mile swim, 12.4-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run) than the much more demanding Ironman challenge (a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run). “Anyone can train for a triathlon, regardless of their age, as long as they swim, bike and run to build fitness,” says Joe Friel, author of Your First Triathlon: Race Ready in 5Hours a Week (Velo Press, 2012; not available at Costco). “It’s definitely doable.”

“Most athletes who are new to the sport don’t have an endurance background or equipment they’ll need for longer distances, so competing in a sprint triathlon is a good way to test the waters,” says Debi Bernardes, a triathlete and tri coach trainer ( based in Virginia…


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