Making The Leap To Off-Road Triathlon

  • By Kim McDonald
  • Published Jan 24, 2013
  • Updated Dec 30, 2014 at 9:04 AM UTC
Dan Hugo on the course last year. Photo: Nils Nilsen/Xterra

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I typically do this before a road triathlon but discovered it’s even more important for an off-road race, where taking the right line down a steep descent or properly rounding a corner with soft sand can make the difference between staying upright or serious injury. I pre-rode the bike course with Ironman pro Kate Major, and the one section we missed was, sure enough, the place where I went over the handlebars and face planted on race day. Lesson learned.

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