Another Great Finding From The Triathlon America Study: Were Stingy!

Here is some more data coming from the aforementioned Triathlon America/Active.com study, this time from Bloomberg.

  • Were stingy! While we like to travel, we also like to find cheap hotel rooms. About 20% of triathletes stay in “luxury” hotels. I wonder if they took into account that most hotels significantly increase their price during Ironman events. When is the last time you stayed in a Best Western for 280 a night?
  • We spend $1,275 annually on travel
  • $717 on bike equipment
  • $164 on wetsuits
  • $107 on apparel
  • $95 on running shoes (I guess my 175 dollar Newtons are contributing significant skewness to that distribution -Thanks LM)
  • 40% of triathletes are women, up 27% since 2000. I’m not sure if they are talking about the 1700 person sample or if that is a population estimate. In either case, great news!
  • When buying swimming and biking apparel, cost was the major deciding factor. However for running shoes, fit and brand loyalty outweighed costs.

Yes, I’m still trying to get the actual paper.

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From couch potato to Ironman triathlete in 2 years.

Posted on February 20, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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