Facts about Triathletes you can’t afford to miss

If you find yourself bored, or maybe are looking for something new and exciting, maybe even make some new friends? Why not try a tri? They do say…”great things come in three”… Here are some reasons why YOU should tri something new.

1. Triathletes are success oriented individuals.

If you go to a triathlete event, you will often find yourself surrounded by a successful and fit crowd. Many top level management such as CEO’s, and successful entrepreneurs have taken up the challenge of triathlons. It’s in their nature to be competitive, goal oriented and doing things that non successful people avoid, all elements that one must possess to be at the top. There is a lot of training, planning, and an immense amount of self discipline involved in triathlons. The Kona ironman has even added a corporate leg to the most intense event in the world, where participants have to swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and then complete a FULL marathon (26 miles). CEO’s or owners of companies that make over $5 million can enter on top of the qualifying elements.

2. Triathletes are jetsetters

Most triathletes travel at least 500 miles per year to compete in events with an average of $5000 spent on tri related travel.

3. Parenthletes flock together

The average triathlete is married and of those 44% have children living at home. Of the triathlete pool, 68% are lifestyle participants meaning they do this sport for fun and as way of life.

4. Ladies in the house

Female membership has increased from 11% in the 90’s to about 40% now. Sport wear companies are coming out with trendy tri wear. Take a look at this company who offers sporty wear for us http://soasracing.com/

5. High average income

The average income of the triathlete pool is $126,000 with 6% having an income over $300,000 and 13% have an income of under $50,000.  Triathlons are not a cheap sport. You have to buy all sorts of equipment from wetsuits, tri suits, triathlon bikes, and all the little accessories needed. On top of the gear, you have to pay for each race entry which averages about $100. The NYC ironman sold out in 11 minutes despite its high entry fee of $895.

6. Golf is so yesterday

Want to land that deal you have been working so hard to get? Why not ditch the golf or even the drinks and take your client out for a long cycle ride. You’ll be surprised how many clients will like the idea and join you.

So next time you are at a party, brag about your exciting new hobby, threesomes…swim bike run.

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