15 Triathlon Triumphs that Don't Require Winning

Triathlon is a challenging sport that demands rigorous planning, strenuous training and an unwavering desire to constantly challenge yourself. You spend more money on your bike than your car, and waking up at 6 a.m. is called "sleeping-in."

So why do you do it? For the little victories and the big wins. Not everyone ends up on the podium, but if you have ever finished a triathlon, you are a winner. There are several things to celebrate after every race—from a new personal record to nailing that perfect photo—that don't require a podium finish.

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