Triathlon is a LIFESTYLE sport. Simply put, triathlon is a combination of activities that the majority of the population can do – whether 8 years old or 80 years old – the majority of the population can make a triathlon happen – swim, bike, run – and you are a triathlete.
There is no magic formula or even a magic race distance that brands one a “triathlete.” In our book, putting the 3 disciplines together, putting a plan in place and making it happen, and then racing with your oldest friends and surely new friends to come, creates memories and a triathlete – and a triathlete for life.
No doubt LIFE has ebbs and flows. Some years you will be completely enthralled with the sport, racing, specific race goals and more while other years – even though not as motivated as year’s prior or as dedicated, the flame still burns – maybe not as bright – but it is there. In our opinion, this is one of the extraordinary aspects of the sport of triathlon. Once a triathlete, always a triathlete, and always there to help new athletes to the sport.
At TYB, we make it a mission to live the triathlon lifestyle. Again, some years you will see some of our coaches racing 12 races a years and the next year the race number may be 1 – but make no mistake about it – we are alive in the triathlon lifestyle – both from a personal aspect and growing the sport through TYB and various other avenues.
TYB is also excited and thrilled to be part of the NCAA Women’s Triathlon initiative with Southern Wesleyan University. Again, creating a triathlon culture in our youth and junior athletes, exposing new athletes to the sport of triathlon, and continuing to build the lifestyle of triathlon.
Check out the clip below to find out more on what we are doing at Southern Wesleyan University.