My husband helped me overcome my open water fears for my first triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. It turns out sea turtles don't bite.
Endurance sports like triathlons are the fastest growing segment of the fitness industry. The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association study from 2010 shows that 1,208,000 Americans participated in at least one triathlon in 2009 (a 51 percent growth from 2007). While more and more people from a variety of backgrounds are participating in the sport, there are still many people hesitant to sign up because of the swimming portion of the race. Read more »