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what are the steps to becoming a pro triathlete?(2 posts)

what are the steps to becoming a pro triathlete?wheelsucker
Jul 1, 2003 7:41 AM
Just curious if anyone knew what the steps are or how you qualify to compete as a pro? How much is the purse at a typical pro event?
re: what are the steps to becoming a pro triathlete?brider
Jul 1, 2003 10:39 AM
First, race as an age grouper and win a lot. Do this at the big national races, and you can apply for your pro card (the specifics are in the USAT rule book).

Prize purses? If you're worried about it, you won't make it. You'll be lucky if the prize money will cover your racing expenses (unless you win ALL the big dances). Get your race resume together, put together a good sposorship package (and it takes more than just race results), and get some corporate backing. You'll do better that way than relying on prize money.