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Triathlete Magazine’s 2012 Best In Tri Awards

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Dec 18, 2012
  • Updated Dec 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM UTC
Photo: Eric Wynn/ Leadman Bend

Best New Race

1. Life Time Leadman Epic Tri Bend
With a jaw-droppingly gorgeous bike course, relaxed race vibe and unconventional distance, Leadman Bend is a new calendar staple. Other perks include quality swag (a jersey, pint glass, long-sleeve tech tee and more) and craft brews at the finish line.

2. Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne
This beautiful, urban point-to-point race starts with a swim in a large bay, moves to a two-loop bike course on buttery asphalt and ends with a flat run alongside Port Phillip Bay. The run ends at St. Kilda Sea Baths, with showers, a steam sauna and a heated seawater swimming pool at the finish.

3. Rev3 Maine
Besides having the best post-race meal we’ve ever seen (lobster bake!), Rev3 Maine also features a picturesque course in the family-friendly town of Old Orchard Beach. Both the Olympic and half-iron distances begin with an ocean swim, a bike ride through tunnels of greenery and a run partly on hard-packed trail through the woods.

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