USAT recently announced their 2014 Retro Tri Series… a fifteen race series of events scattered across the country. Distances are advertised at “300-400 yard swim, 5-10 mile bike and 2-5k run.” USAT website claims that “the Retro Tri Series is taking a step back to those days by offering a unique series that highlights the retro allure that once was. Retro attire is encouraged to enhance the experience and atmosphere!” TriHistory.com loves the opportunity to bust out crusty 25 year old Speedos in an effort to enhance the allure that never left. USAT also suggests that “all events within the series are not required to be timed, but timing is acceptable.” TriHistory.com is also intrigued by what else in the sport might not be required but acceptable.
This is the kind of story we tell each other over a beer. It’s a triathlon classic from the wooly early days of the sport, when the world was just waking up to the notion of triathlon, and even folks in the business were learning as they went. It was on-the-job training for everyone,...Read More