American ' Triple T '



Photos and story of the 'American T.T.T.' by David Savoie.





The American triple T is the only team tri tour in the US that i know of.

It consists of 4 races over 3 days in the mountains of southern Ohio.

Friday afternoon
you race the prologue- 250m swim/5mi bike/1 mi run

Saturday morning
you race an olympic distance 1500m swim/40k bike/6.5mi run

Saturday afternoon
you race another olympic with the bike first    40k bike/1500m swim/6.5mi run

Sunday morning
you race the half ironman  2000m swim/56mi bike/13.1mi run.

All of this is done on some of the hilliest roads in the area.

All racers were the same jersey given out as part of the race package.

You can race the weekend solo or as a team (team mates complete the race as a team time trial rather than a relay).

All races are started in TT fashion with athletes starting every 5 sec or so.







The first two swimmers enter the water for the Saturday morning olympic







John Kenny re-passes 2nd place to take the lead in race number two.

He would go on to win the whole series.







Just before the swim start.








Two riders crest the final climb of race number three.








A post race favorite, an ice bath in the creek.








Timing chips before the start.








Body marking.










The first aid station awaiting the runners.








The first male team returning from the bike portion of the team time trial.






A rider returning from the third race bike leg.







Cooling off.









Race director Shannon Kurek and wife Jenn.








Teammates Scott Bowe and Matt Aman crossing the finish line.








Alaina and Ryan coming into the finish.

The first coed team to cross the line.







Ed Alyanak heading out to the run.








Trying to keep cool.







2009 American TTT photos









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