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How I Caught the Triathlon Bug

In 2014, I participated in a local duathlon after purchasing an entry level triathlon bike at my local bike shop. I had never ridden a “road bike” before. I ended up finishing middle of the pack and really enjoyed the competitive aspect of duathlon. I then proceeded to learn how to swim in order to complete a triathlon. After completing a few local sprint and olympic triathlons I decided to sign up for Ironman Louisville 2014. I ended up finishing 2nd in my age group and qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in my first full Ironman. I was hooked after that day.