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Learning a little bit about triathlons

May 07. 2013 10:54AM

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I had a chance to catch area triathlete Sean Robbins talk at Sickler's in Exeter on Monday night.
Even though I have never competed in the sport, I found his talk fascinating.
He covered a wide range of topics including training, nutrition and racing.
He also mentioned that athletes can expect a sterner test this August at the Wilkes-Barre Triathlon.
Robbins said that the bike route has been changed.
More hills, less time for recovery.
“It's going to be more challenging, especially heading into that run,” the Back Mountain resident said.
The changes weren't made to make the race more challenging, however.
According to the Wilkes-Barre triathlon website, the change was made because the old course - used for over 20 years - was becoming unsafe. Population growth on Lower Demunds Road and increased traffic from the various new industries that use PA Route 309 are to blame.
Maps are available on the triathlon's website.
Throughout his talk one thing was clear — Robbins loves the sport.
“I wouldn't be doing it for 19 years if it was a great sport,” Robbins said.
I will have more on Robbins' talk in Sunday's Cycling Scene.
Don't miss it.

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