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Los Angeles Triathlon Event Photos & Information

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Date: October 4, 2009

 

The thrill of a triathlon allows those who work and exercise to participate in three different sports that included swimming, bicycling and running. While some excel in one particular type of triathlon event, itt's the person who can do will in all three that takes home of the prize. California claims the prize for the first triathlon held in 1974 at Mission Bay.  San Diego Track Club hosted the Mission Bay Triathlon in September 1974. 46 athletes for something that was initially a spin-off for marathon competition. Ironman Triathlon was the modern day competition for any thiathlete hoping to qualify and compete in what was considered the premier event for those willing to devote hours daily to training.

 

2.4-mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run. Gordon Haller was the first thiathlete to win Iron Man in 1978. It took him 11 hours, 46 minutes, and 58 seconds to win the course against 14 other competitors.
 

International Triathlon Union (ITU) was founded in 1989 as the international governing body of the sport, and it shortened the marathon runs to create a more recognized event adopted by the Olympic Games. Sydney Games in 2000  was the first Olympic event to see a Triathlon. The course included 1500 meter swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run.


Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon includes a point to point Olympic distance course: Swim: 1.5K (.9 miles)---Venice Beach; Cycle: 40 Kilometer (24 miles)---Hollywood and surrounding areas; Run: 10 Kilometers (6.2 miles)---Downtown. Ends at STAPLES Center.


The point to point Sprint Course offers a Swim: .4 miles---Venice Beach; Cycle: 20 miles---Hollywood and surrounding areas; Run: 5k---(3.1 miles)---Downtown. Ends at STAPLES Center
Time: 6:45 AM
Cost: $55-$275
Address: Los Angeles, CA
Company: Pacific Sports LLC
Website: www.pacificsportsllc.com
email: [email protected]
Contact #: (714) 978-1528