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kapfast Pro 53 posts since
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Jul 29, 2010 7:13 AM

Long Distance Duathlon

I wanted to get some opinions from anybody who has completed a long distance duathlon. I was scheduled to race the Soma Tri in Tempe on Oct 24, however the dam broke last week in Tempe Town Lake and they have changed the triathlon to a duathlon. This was going to be my first half ironman distance race, and unfortunately there will be no swim - hard to do without any water.


What is the typical beginning run distance for a long distance duathlon, when the final run is 13.1 miles? I have wanted to try a duathlon some day, however I was leaning more to a shorter distance duathlon - 10k run, 40k bike, 10k run.


I am in the middle of my training for a half ironman tri, and am really leaning towards signing up for Silverman in Las Vegas (which is the first week in Nov). This fits in my training schedule, however I have read that Silverman is one of the more difficult races.


So, I either race the duathlon in Tempe of Silverman in Vegas........




  • IronMakeover Community Moderator 738 posts since
    Jul 7, 2008
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    1. Aug 4, 2010 12:54 PM (in response to kapfast)
    Re: Long Distance Duathlon

    Hi Ken,

    We've commented on facebook, so I knew you had this event coming up. Yes, you can't swim without the lake... Did the race organizers decide how long the run portions will be?


    I think Active Toby did the Silverman race, but I'm not sure. As with any event, there's so many factors out of our control, this was one logistical issue most athletes probably didn't consider. Wow. I hope your training and future racing continues to go well.

    :-) Sara

    Sara Cox Landolt

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