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Eight Steps To Mastering The Life Time Chicago Triathlon

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Aug 24, 2011
Thousands of athletes equals one very large transition area. Photo: Competitive Image

4. Know How To Navigate Transition

Thousands of athletes equals one very large transition area. Photo: Competitive Image

The biggest triathlon in the United States, not surprisingly, has a big transition area. It’s on a grass hill so some parts are hidden from the “Swim In” gate, so make sure you have a foolproof way to find your transition area. After racking your bike, walk from the “Swim In” to your bike and count the number of rows you walk past before reaching your area. Make a mental note of your row number and route so you’re on autopilot during the race. Even after tracking the route to your bike, it’s a good idea to mark your transition area with a balloon, brightly colored towel or something easy to see from a distance.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at Ahersh@competitorgroup.com.

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