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    Triathlons and other endurance sports have grown significantly in popularity over the last twenty year. According to USA Triathlon, the sport’s governing body within the United States, membership in their organization has risen from 100,000 in 1998 to 550,446 in 2013. Another report, this one coming from The Sports and Fitness Industry Association, asserts that the number of people competing in triathlon has increased by 59% from 2008 to 2011. According to their numbers, there are 1,251,000 participants in 2008 and 1,992,000 participants in 2011.

    A triathlon is in a category known as endurance or multi-sport events. Also, in these categories are Ironman races, Half-Iron races, marathon, half-marathon, and obstacle course competitions. The Ironman is essentially a triathlon but at the most competitive level. A Continue Reading