THE 10 POINTERS FOR RECOGNISING A TRIATHLETE

Triathletes don't go unnoticed... but do you know how to recognise them? Here are the 10 pointers to help you ;)

triathlete-pointers

1. Triathletes aren't satisfied with a single sport, no… They do triathlon. 

 

2. Apart from performing as well as they can, triathletes have another completely different objective: being tanned all year round, showing off their numerous tattoos and maintaining an impeccably waxed body. 

 

3. Triathletes rely completely on their sports equipment. Indeed, their bicycles look more like UFOs than conventional bikes!

 

4. Being a triathlete means respecting a very specific dress code whatever the weather: cap, sunglasses and a sports watch at the wrist. 

 

5. Triathletes have one purpose in mind: reaching the top of the sporting hierarchy. 

 

6. Triathletes have a high regard for their physical appearance. The more skintight it is, the better it is!

 

7. Triathletes are proud yet modest people: night and day, whether they are at home or at work, they wear the T-shirts won in competition with the word "FINISHER" displayed very prominently!

 

8. Triathletes are proud of their sport, so there's no reason not to train (for the three sports) without proudly wearing a trisuit? 

 

9. Triathletes reserve a special spot for their bike, that will spend the night in the living room rather than the garage!

 

10. In short, triathletes are the only easily identifiable sports users… Even when they are not practising their sport. 

 

And, if you want to find out more, take a look at our detailed article on the subject!

Top 10 co-written by Alexandre and Victoria :)

 

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Alexandre

I've been a fan of triathlon for 5 years, doing long distance, L and XL triathlons. I'm a member of the AMSLF Triathlon Club in Fréjus. A few of my moments of glory: Ironman 70.3 Aix en Provence, Polar international triathlon in Cannes, Embrunman… As a seasoned cyclist and less-than-mediocre swimmer, what I love about triathlon is pushing myself to my limits and beyond!

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