There’s no doubt that triathlons are harder on the bank balance than other sports, such as running, soccer, baseball or swimming. But believe me when I say that you don’t need to max out your credit card to do triathlon, to enjoy triathlon and even to succeed in triathlon.
In 2007, I raced my first Ironman on a road bike (not the normal TT bike used for Ironman racing) with regular wheels. I borrowed my friend’s race kit, and wore a $20 pair of sunglasses I bought from a gas station in New Zealand three years prior to the race.
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