My First Triathlon Scott Sylvester February 23, 2020 From the Scoob 186 My first triathlon. Almost 13 years ago. Olympic event (in a bathing suit to boot). Riding Mountain Triathlon. My future wife had asked me to train her up for Ironman Canada. I figured that although I came to the game from a life of sport in all areas, in order to understand the training demands of an Iron distance event, I needed to go for it too. So I signed up for this and did OK. Next one was Ironman Canada. Good times! There has been numerous others since then and at all distances.