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One of very crucial moments in any triathlon is the transition. T1, where the athletes are transitioning from swimming to cycling and T2 is where the athletes are transitioning from cycling to running.

During T1, you might have heard of flying mount, whereby they run and mount their moving bicycle, just like a cowboy jumping onto a galloping horse.

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Dismounting on kiddie triathlon

Both feet are out of the shoes

Both feet are out of the shoes

One leg behind another on one side of the bike

One leg behind another on one side of the bike

Before approaching T2, they remove both feet from their shoes and continue pedalling. Closer to the dismount line, they swing one leg over the bicycle so its position is behind the other leg on one side of the bicycle. At the dismount line they are then totally off the bike and running to the transition area for their running leg.

When every second counts, proper method of transitioning can save a lot of time for the athletes.

These are some pictures which I captured during 2nd Talisay Triathlon Race last Sunday, 17 March 2013.

All were shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L

 

 

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