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Ask A Pro: What Are The Craziest Questions You’ve Been Asked By Non-Triathletes?

  • By Samantha McGlone
  • Published Jan 5, 2012
Illustration by Hunter King.


Illustration by Hunter King.

“Where do you keep your horse/gun/skis?” Any variation of the above indicates that the word “triathlon” has not quite sublimated into popular culture. People hear the word “thon” and assume I either compete in the ski/shoot sport of biathlon (I get this more in Canada, where we Canadians have snow on the ground for six months) or occasionally, modern pentathlon, an obscure five-event competition dominated exclusively by Swiss ex-military and the British royal family. So where do I keep my horse? Under the bed with my guns and skis.

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