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An Overview of the Washington, D.C., Triathlon By Dr. Geoffrey Mountvarner

October 30, 2012

Held annually each June, the Washington, D.C., Triathlon gives athletes the opportunity to compete against each other against a backdrop of national monuments in the nation’s capital. The race incorporates swimming, biking, and running. Swimming takes place in the Potomac River, which runs through the city. As the city features many scenic parks, competitors enjoy beautiful scenery during the biking portion of the race. Finally, the athletes complete the run along the monument corridor and end up at the base of the U.S. Capitol.

The upcoming triathlon features two courses: the Sprint Distance course and the International course. The Sprint course incorporates a 0.8-kilometers swim, a 20-kilometer bike route, and a 5-kilometer run. The International course is a USA Triathlon-approved race, requiring competitors to swim 1.5K, bike 40K, and run 10K.

About Dr. Geoffrey Mountvarner: Dr. Mountvarner participated in the first Washington, D.C., Triathlon. He is the author of the book What Matters Most Is What You Do Next: Dealing with Adversity.


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