Tri Local Duo Series Aims to Revitalize Triathlon in Western North Carolina - TribPapers

Tri Local Duo Series Aims to Revitalize Triathlon in Western North Carolina

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Hendersonville – In a concerted effort to invigorate the sport of triathlon in Western North Carolina, the Tri Local Duo was jointly established by iDaph Events and the iDream Athletes Foundation. This innovative series encompasses two marquee events: the Hendersonville Triathlon set for June 15, 2024, and the Asheville Triathlon scheduled for July 21, 2024. Beyond orchestrating and administering two impeccably coordinated events, the overarching objective is to cultivate a supportive community that embraces both novice enthusiasts and seasoned triathletes.

Encompassing the demanding disciplines of swimming, cycling, and running, triathlon boasts a storied legacy that traces its roots back to the early 20th century. Its ascension to global prominence was solidified at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, serving as a watershed moment that underscored its burgeoning appeal. Nonetheless, the local triathlon circuit has encountered challenges in recent years, with several races discontinuing in the region.

At its core, the triathlon embodies a blend of physical endurance, adaptability, and mental fortitude, functioning as a testimonial to human resilience on both a physical and psychological plane. Propelling this sport forward is imperative not only for its tradition of catalyzing individuals to push personal boundaries but also for nurturing a community spirit among participants. Moreover, it serves as a conduit for promoting a health-conscious lifestyle while furnishing a platform for amateur and professional athletes to realize personal and competitive ambitions.

Participation in the Tri Local Duo by enlisting for the Hendersonville and Asheville Triathlons grants access to comprehensive training and communal engagement facilitated by iDaph Events at no additional charge. This inclusive initiative encompasses coaching sessions conducted by esteemed multisport coach Jay Hamvas, alongside a private Facebook group where athletes convene to seek guidance, extend support, and share camaraderie.

Commencing on May 25, 2024, the 2024 Tri Local Duo training series initiated its proceedings with a run preview and clinic hosted at Patton Park in Hendersonville, NC. The forthcoming summer months will witness an additional four clinics dedicated to cycling, swimming, and transitions. Furthermore, iDaph Events will facilitate a Summer Swim League, extending an invaluable resource for triathletes of varying skill levels to partake in consolidated training sessions within a convivial and collaborative group environment.

Irrespective of one’s athletic pedigree, the Tri Local Duo extends a warm embrace to all individuals, beckoning both seasoned sports enthusiasts and aspiring novices. Engaging in a triathlon voyage presents a thrilling expedition rife with physical challenges, psychological rewards, and a deep-seated sense of personal achievement. As the triathlon landscape continues to evolve, iDaph Events remains steadfast in its commitment to sustaining and nurturing triathlon events in Western North Carolina. By safeguarding the vitality and prevalence of these competitions, this fervent stewardship not only upholds its legacy but also inspires forthcoming generations to surge beyond conventions and explore the zenith of physical and mental potentials.

For additional insights into the Tri Local Duo, visit the online portal at Information pertaining to training schedules and locations can be accessed via the schedule posted at For queries or supplementary details, kindly direct correspondence to Amy Silvers, Administrative Coordinator, at