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Triathlete’s Best Races For Beginners

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Feb 21, 2014
Photo: Aaron Hersh


Event Name: Wildflower Triathlon
Date: May 4, 2014
Distance: Short off-distance, Olympic, half-iron distance
Website: Tricalifornia.com
RACE IT: If you are an adventure seeker not afraid of roughin’ it

Known and loved as “the Woodstock of triathlon,” Wildflower is a multisport experience like no other. All the racers camp out at the venue in Central California wine country (just outside Paso Robles), and there is a distance to suit a variety of ambitions, from the mountain bike tri (0.25-mile swim, 9.7-mile bike, 2-mile run) to the challenging half-iron-distance race.

PHOTOS: 2013 Wildflower Long Course Triathlon

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FILED UNDER: Getting Started / Race Tips / Training

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a senior editor at Triathlete magazine, a four-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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