Triathlete’s Best Races For Beginners

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Feb 21, 2014
  • Updated Mar 29, 2016 at 10:06 AM UTC
Photo: Dan Hicok/Nation's Triathlon

Event Name: Events DC Nation’s Triathlon
Date: Sept. 7, 2014
Distance: Olympic, with relay option
RACE IT: If you are nervous about the swim leg

This race in the heart of the nation’s capital features what is perhaps the most well marked, closely managed swim course in triathlon. Massive bright orange buoys spaced every 100 meters mark the distance traveled the entire length of the 1.5K course in the Potomac River, and athletes are sent off in waves of only 12 racers every 15 seconds.

PHOTOS: 2013 Events DC Nation’s Triathlon

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FILED UNDER: Getting Started / Race Tips / Training

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a contributor for Triathlete magazine, a six-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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