Do or Do Not. There is No Try.


Do or do not?.there is no try. ?Yoda. Yes, truthfully all I ever needed to know as a triathlete, I learned from Yoda. Swim, Bike, Run?repeat. Swim, Bike, Run?repeat. The sound of 3 sports might seem daunting, but remember each person?s journey has to start somewhere. It was 4 years ago that I did my first Sprint Triathlon and now have completed 2 Ironman races. If you?ve ever had a thought of doing a triathlon, now is the time to sign up with Team LIVESTRONG. This is our second year joining up with triathlons and raising money in the fight on cancer. We have 2 races this Fall that are good for the beginner or the experienced triathlete.

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The Austin Triathlon takes place Labor Day, September 6th and has a Sprint Distance (700m Swim, 14 mile bike, 3 mile run) or an Olympic Distance (1500m Swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run). We help you along with a training schedule and access to a coach to ask questions along the way. Last year we had 75 athletes and we want twice that for 2010! This course if flat and fast and around many fun sites in downtown Austin. We even do a team pasta dinner the night before your race so you can meet others on the team, see the LIVESTRONG headquarters on the east side of Austin and get pumped for your race the following day. With $1000 of fundraising, your race registration is included.


The Half Full Triathlon takes place on October 3rd, 2010 in Centennial Park, Maryland. It is a Half Iron Distance Triathlon. (.9 mile swim, 56 miles bike, 13.1 mile run) This is an event for an experienced triathlete as it will be a challenging course but a very fun one as well. This isn’t your ordinary triathlon. The Half Full Triathlon is a 70-mile fight to support young adults affected by cancer. We are making a statement about cancer and we need your help. 70,000 is the estimated number of young adults diagnosed with cancer each year. This is a statistic that needs people?s attention. Every Mile you race you’re helping support this population of young people battling cancer.

Concerned about taking on all 3 sports at your first attempt? Make it fun and get 1-2 friends and sign up for the relay option. Go to and give it a TRI!



  1. Michelle Burns says:

    I am 16 months post cancer surgery and made the decision to take control back over my body and my life. I have signed up for my first tri this June–the Danskin in Austin. I did not know about the one in the fall, but it sounds like a great challenge. It will give me incentive to continue training to get stronger after the danskin in June.

  2. Jamie Lindsay says:

    Most appreciative of Colleen’s insight into the Halffultri course. This was the first time I have heard the course to be better suited for experienced triathletes! As this was to be my first attempt at doing a tri, doesn’t sound like a smart place to start!
    Thanks for the heads up!

  3. Hello, just doing some browsing for my Danskin site. Amazing the amount of information on the web. Wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but cool site. Cya later.

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