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20 Great Triathlon Spectator Signs
It's a Trick!
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If you think this sign is funny, you're best off keeping it to yourself. Seen at Ironman Philippines Cebu. (Photo: SwimBikeRun.ph)
I Think He's Serious
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Sean Harwin went to two different spots on the course to show off his signs. He was then arrested (just kidding). Seen at Ironman Couer d'Alene (Photo: Sean Harwin)
Oh Crap, She's Right
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If this doesn't motivate you, nothing will. Seen at HITS Marble Falls.
Nobody Has Told Me That Before
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Why thank you! (Wait a minute...) Seen at Ironman Texas. (Photo: Atlanta Triathlon Club)
Congrats, You're Alive
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At the end of each leg, Ann Cuthbertson's sister congratulated her on surviving. Seen at the Rattlesnake Triathlon (Photo: Ann Cuthbertson)
Get It? Get It?
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If it takes you a few minutes to figure it out, well, that was a half mile of running with your mind distracted. Win! Seen at the Toyota US Open Triathlon (Photo: Eric Wynn)
Where is the Marching Band?
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Some spectators don't know what they're getting into when they show up at a race. A few make signs venting their frustration. Seen at Ironman Texas. (Photo: TrainingPeaks)
Fill in the Blank
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Because every triathlete has different methods of motivation, just bring this handy sign and let each of them decide what might inspire them. Seen at Ironman Coeur d'Alene (Photo: Tri Valley Triathlon Club)
I'll Drink to That
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Just in case you were going to skip the next aid station, this woman asks you to reconsider. Seen at HITS Napa Valley.
A Handy Checklist
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In case you forget the three legs of the triathlon you are currently doing, this man is here to help. Looks like the run is next. Seen at the New York City Triathlon (Photo: Marisa Quiroga)
A New Way to View the Run
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One way to get through the run is to demean it until it loses its self-respect. Then just walk (or run) all over it. Seen at the Carlsbad Triathlon (Photo: Ryan Wood)
Last Place is the Last Winner
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If the field is thin behind you, just remember that finishing is the ultimate goal. Seen at HITS Lake Havasau City.
Nice to Meet You
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A pretty girl confessing her love of triathletes? What more motivation do you need? Seen at the Tempe Triathlon.
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When you run by this sign, you will have a new song stuck in your head. And you will feel like Rocky Balboa pummeling Ivan Drago. Seen at the Great Floridian Triathlon.
Thought You Should Know
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Like having an extra set of eyes on the course, this spectator is nice enough to tell you that there are people behind you, they are running in your direction, and they don't look happy. Seen at the Chicago Triathlon. (Photo: Eric Wynn)
Which Half Prevents Bonking?
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If nutrition is the fourth leg, it appears Timmy is in good shape. Seen at HITS Marble Falls.
In Case You Were Questioning Your Sanity
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Actually, I think we crossed the crazy threshold a few dozen miles back. Seen at Ironman Texas. (Photo: TrainingPeaks)
Every Day, Ma'am. Every Day.
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All the triathlon moms and triathlon dads pass this sign and say "When do I NOT need one?" Seen at the New York City Triathlon. (Photo: Marisa Quiroga)
Please Cite Your Source
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Not sure if this is scientifically proven, but whatever. Seen at the Great Floridian Triathlon. (Photo by Mark E. Lepow)
Some of Them Have Cattle Prods
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In case you were unaware as you run along a sea of spectators, there are spectators here watching you. Seen at the Carlsbad Triathlon. (Photo: Ryan Wood)