Join us Sunday, July 21, 2019 for our 7th annual TriFit Challenge benefiting cardiovascular research.

About the TriFit Challenge

Sunday, July 21, 2019

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The Annual TriFit Challenge

Proceeds benefit cardiovascular research at Ohio State that is transforming the lives of those living with heart diseases today.

TriFit Challenge Research - Heart Rate Disorders

TriFit Challenge Research - Heart Failure

Distances and Training

Distances and Training

When it comes to triathlon and duathlon in Columbus, we’ve got you covered. Race weekend consists of multiple distance options, including the Ross Tri (super sprint/mini), Ross Fit (sprint) and Ross Challenge (Olympic) triathlons and duathlon.  Participants can race as individuals, as part of a relay or by teaming up with their co-workers as part of the YMCA Corporate Challenge or Central Ohio Corporate Triathlon Series.  

Triathlon Distances

TRI Distance (SuperSprint/Mini): 0.25 mile swim + 13 mile bike + 2 mile run

FIT Distance (Sprint): 0.45 mile swim + 13 mile bike + 5k run

Challenge Distance (Olympic): 0.90 mile swim + 26 mile bike + 10k run

Duathlon Distances

TRI Distance (SuperSprint/Mini): 1 mile run + 13 mile bike + 2 mile run

FIT Distance (Sprint): 1.5 mile run + 13 mile bike + 5k run

Challenge Distance (Olympic): 2.4 mile run + 26 mile bike + 10k run

Training Resources

We understand that beginner triathletes come in all shapes and sizes and that there isn't a one-size-fits-all training solution. That is why the list below contains a handful of choices rather than just one.

Endurance Medicine Experts

Ohio State Sports Medicine experts offer training tips, advice on injury prevention and expertise to keep your performance at the optimal level.

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Customized Individual Training Resources

If you are interested in a customized, individual training plan uniquely designed to meet your training needs and provides one-on-one coaching, contact one of the resources listed below.

If you are a coach that works with triathletes (beginners to expert level) and would like to be listed as a resource, please email Craig Thompson.

Group Training with Professional Coaches

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