Triathlon, especially the Ironman distance of triathlon, is not for everyone. In my previous post, I wrote about what I think Ironman athletes get right, namely that they love to swim, bike and run. They must love it, or they would not be able to dedicate the amount of time necessary to train for an Ironman. The benefits of exercise increase when you like what you’re doing. Enjoy the process not just the result.
Triathlons, in general, encourage people of all ages to remain active and physically fit. One of the best things about these races is that professional athletes compete next to recreational athletes, otherwise known as age groupers. There are more competitors in the younger age groups, but both men and women are competing into their 60s and 70s. In fact, the oldest competitor was in the 85-89 age group. 85 years old and still swimming, biking and running.