Your four-legged friend can now be your racing buddy in the new trend of triathlons for dogs.That’s right, exercise freaks! Bring your dog to your next race day and compete together.
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These races first started in a pan-European competition, named Iron Dog. It has been held for seven consecutive years, and has been very successful. Similar events have popped up in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany. The Tridog competition is coming to the United Kingdom next year, which will be the nation’s first.
Although your dog may seem in tip-top shape, you will need to train them in order to conquer the swim, bike and run together. That’s a lot of exercise, even for an active dog. The course is often shortened to prevent dogs from overheating, but it is still important to know your own dog’s limits. Also, it’s essential to recognize all dog breeds are not equipped for rigorous exercise.
We’ll be patiently waiting for dog triathlons to come to the United States but until then we can only dream of dashing across that finish line with our best friend, our dog.