For Beginners

Getting started in triathlon can be a little overwhelming… afterall, it’s not just 1 sport, it’s 3 and then there’s the so-called 4th leg of a triathlon — “transition”. For anyone new to the sport, our advice for the first race is simple: have fun. Sure, you want to be prepared and if you’re a competitive type, you want to go fast, but if you accept the fact that you’ll look back on your first race experience and quickly identify a variety of things you should have done differently, then your head is in the right place.

Read below for a series of articles written for beginners to the great sport of triathlon. We hope you find them helpful!


Swim Safety: What every triathlete should know about SIPE

  • Posted by sunmultisport
  • On Dec 20, 2018

SIPE is Swim Induced Pulmonary Oedema and a condition that can make breathing very difficult. Triathletes swimming in cold water wearing a wetsuit are more vulnerable to this condition and should take precautions to help prevent it and learn the signs of it so they can respond accordingly if the condition begins to present itself. […]

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Wetsuit and Skinsuits: When you can and when you can’t

  • Posted by sunmultisport
  • On Aug 20, 2018

One of the most frequently asked questions before a triathlon is, “What’s the water temperature?” Beyond the obvious basic curiosity of how “warm” or “cold” the water is (and what’s “warm” or “cold” varies by athlete), for a USAT sanctioned event (and all triathlons produced by Sun Multisport Event are USAT sanctioned), the water temperature […]

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