9 Reasons Olympic Triathlons Are the Best Distance

Say “IRONMAN” to a group of non-triathletes and they’ll naively associate that 140.6-mile behemoth to a mud run or obstacle race. Tell them you’re undertaking an Olympic triathlon, and you’ll hear “oohs and aahs” as they liken your efforts to those of Michael Phelps and Allyson Felix.

No, you won’t be competing in the 2020 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other reasons Olympic-distance triathlons are the best.

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