FAQ

FAQ

Do both team members do all the races?

Yes, all team members do ALL segments of ALL four events.

Not quite up for the Triple-T? Then take on just the last day at the Little Smokies Half.

Do I have to wear the official singlet?

Yes, all participants ARE REQUIRED to wear the American Triple-T OH singlet at all times during the four events. This is a special part of what makes the American Triple-T so unique. These are high end race singlets made by 2XU.

How is team scoring calculated?

The total team time is calculated for the final score. Solos time is the accumulated time from all four events. For event number one and number two are the total time of each teammate added together. For event number three and number four teams are required to stay together and finish together.

How do we start?

Teams and solos are ranked based on their fastest half ironman time from the previous year. All events feature time start times from highest to lowest rankings.

What is the terrain like at the American Triple-T in Ohio?

Hills and more hills — bring your climbing gears.

Are there cutoff times for the races?

Yes, Race #1 — One hour after the start of the last participant in the swim, Race #2 — Four hours and Thirty minutes after the last wave has begun, Race #3 — Four and Half hours after the last wave has begun, Race #4 — Eight hours after the start of the last wave. In addition there are cutoff times for the bike courses that will be posted in the final race information packet.

How hard is the American Triple-T?

Most participants will consider the American Triple-T harder to finish than an Ironman. Don't believe us? Go to www.slowtwitch.com and post the question on the forum for some feedback from those that have finished our Ohio event.

What is the water/air temperature at the park in May?

Low 60's to high 60's (if we're lucky) water temps and low to upper 70's+ for the air temps.

Where is Portsmouth, OH?

Shawnee State Park and Portsmouth, OH are located on the southern border of Ohio. Also see the Location and Travel Information pages.