One of the most interesting sports phenomena of the past few years has been the new boom in triathlon, with race participation increasing with a huge pace all over the world. As an example, there are already over 0,5 million registered triathletes in the US and the UK is showing an increase rate of 300% in the past 5 years!
We are excited to partner up with one of the most interesting newcomer competition in Scandinavia called Turku Triathlon Weekend (TTW). TTW organizes a sprint, kids race and a half-distance competition. What makes TTW so special that it is not only a competition but also the community of triathletes that organizes training camps with some really superb coaches like Timo Bracht (2 x Ironman European Champion), Mika Luoto (5 x top-20 Ironman Hawaii Finisher) and Darby Thomas (Current Finnish Champion, also a Checkmylevel athlete). Also TTW is a city race with a beautiful urban scenery and for example the swimming part is done in the landmark river Aura that passes through the city of Turku.
As part of our co-operation with TTW, we are following the training of seven athletes on their road to the TTW competition that will be held in August 2015. This group of hardcore triathletes will go through sweat and tears. We are of course anxious to see how well they are recovering from their intense workouts and whether Checkmylevel can help them to reach the next level!
Here's the list of TTW triathletes using Checkmylevel. You can also follow them through their social media profiles:
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Pssst! TTW has also just opened submissions - time to sign up!