Why You Should Try an Off-Road Triathlon

Swim. Bike. Run. Rinse. Repeat.

Ask anyone who's raced for a few years—it's easy to get stuck in the triathlon spin cycle. If you've completed all your goals for the season but find yourself looking for a breath of fresh air, off-road triathlon is a great way to reignite your love for the sport.

Off-road triathlon is just different enough to keep things fresh and fun while allowing you to capitalize on your skillset and fitness. The swim usually takes place in a lake or open body of water, the bike course features mixed terrain with a high degree of technicality and the run includes dirt trails with natural obstacles.

Here are a few reasons why this dirtier, less-popular side of triathlon may be just what you're looking for.

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