Atlanta Rainbow Trout added the Triathlon team in 2003. The Triathlon team is a place for athletes to develop their abilities in the three sports; swimming, biking and running.
Triathlon distances range from fun/sprint distances to ultra-distances. At the shorter distance range, the sprint triathlons are great for the first timer. This can consist of as little as a 200 yard swim, a 5-10 mile bike and a 3 mile run.
A great middle ground, is the Olympic distance, named after the official Olympic Triathlon. This consists of about a 1 mile swim (1.5 km), a 24.8 mile bike (40 km) and a 6.2 mile run (10km). At the other end of the spectrum are Ironman distances – a 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.
This USAT Official Club, offers a friendly and competitive environment for all athletes whether a seasoned triathlete or a newbie. The main competitive season typically begins in April and extends all the way through October or November. The team chooses 4-5 races during the season to attend as a team, while individuals will compete at various events throughout the year. If you are up for the challenge of completing a triathlon, this is the group for you!