You know triathlon is becoming popular when…

This morning my mom in Boulder, Colorado reported that my dad is going to start training. Apparently, he was watching NBC coverage of the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 on Saturday and caught “the bug”. Check out the video:

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He’s not the only one…

The Nation’s Triathlon, an olympic distance event in Washington, D.C. has grown from 500 competitors in 2006 to 2,400 competitors in 2008. While this growth is phenomenal, other events such as the ever-popular Ironman and IM70.3 series are selling out in record time.

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