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First triathlon goal becomes a reality in Goleta
First triathlon goal becomes a reality in Goleta

I am always looking for an athletic challenge. I need something to train for or I lose my motivation. This year I decided to try a triathlon: swimming, biking and running, one after the other. Total disclosure: I am a niece of triathlon greats. My aunt and uncle created the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii in 1978, and in June they were inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame in Chicago. From afar, they inspire. For anyone thinking about this event, here are some guidelines I used: Picking my race I would sign up for a small triathlon within driving distance of my home in Los Angeles, and I would not make any major investments in equipment. I would go simple: a cap, bathing suit...