IRONMAN is one of the most grueling athletic events in the world. Elite athletes and ordinary people compete in IRONMAN events, which are held all over the world. Some racers are trying to fulfill a dream of simply crossing the finish line; others hope to qualify for the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. They all have trained months, if not years, to be in shape to compete. If they are able to finish the course in under 17 hours, they earn the title of “Ironman,” an achievement respected throughout the sporting world.
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Teams of two traverse a cross-country style course that include 7-legs of running (14.1-miles) and 6-legs of swimming (2.1-miles) for a total of 16.2-miles. Teams must stay together during the entire race and often swim in their shoes and use various gear to aid them in their journey. The 2019 event will also feature a short course version made up of 5-run legs (6.2-miles) and 4-swim legs (1.4-miles) and allow teams of two or solo participation.
Mark your calendars for the 12th annual Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon on Saturday, April 14th, 2018.
This is a sprint triathlon (800 yard swim, 9 mile bike, 3 mile run) which takes place at the Severna Park Community Center pool and the B&A Trail. The triathlon can be completed individually or by teams of 2 or 3 people. Don’t delay, early registration ends March 19th.