BAR­REL­MAN TRIATHLON

SEPTEM­BER 22 Ni­a­gara Falls, Ont.

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - THE THREE-SPORT WONDER -

Dubbed the largest in­de­pen­dent triathlon event in North Amer­ica, this year will mark the sixth an­niver­sary of the Bar­rel­man Triathlon in Ni­a­gara Falls. This pop­u­lar race is unique as it is the only point-to-point triathlon in On­tario. It is known as a flat and fast course that is well­suited to triath­letes of all skill lev­els.

Be­gin­ning at Wel­land’s In­ter­na­tional Flat­wa­ter Cen­tre, half-dis­tance par­tic­i­pants swim in the recre­ational wa­ter­way which is de­scribed as pris­tine, shel­tered and not sub­ject to ad­verse weather con­di­tions. The open road bike course takes cy­clists south to Lake Erie and then east to the city of Ni­a­gara Falls.

Fi­nally, the run com­prises a two-loop cir­cuit that par­al­lels the amaz­ing Ni­a­gara River. You will get to see the falls not once, but twice, along with other lo­cal at­trac­tions. In ad­di­tion to the half-dis­tance race, there are the op­tions of do­ing a half re­lay, swim/bike or bike/run com­bi­na­tions. If you’re in­ter­ested in this one, don’t wait too long as there is a max­i­mum of 1,250 reg­is­tra­tions and spots were al­ready go­ing faster than usual last fall.

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