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New Date: 5/14/22 (tentative)
OMT/MMT has always been a truly wonderful community event with so many feel good stories, 2 to 4 generations competing together in a festive atmosphere for both the adult and youth events. It gives us joy to put on this fun event and share a day of community celebrating a sport we love. The main organizers don’t want a partial event, restricted with distancing and encouraging people to leave once they finish their race. We want to host the full Ordinary Mortals and Mini Mortals Triathlon in 2022 instead of a restricted, partial event in 2021. This is a race we love sharing with you and we want a full blast fun event!
Indoor spaces will be restricted to 50% capacity and 6-foot distancing will be required as long as Covid-19 community transmission is a concern. This is expected well into summer 2021 after most American adults can be vaccinated. The university only allows 2 people per pool lane in a 50-minute period so there is no way we will be able to host a triathlon in an indoor pool. The university has yet to approve a large event on campus other than graduation the prior weekend. We would have to submit a plan for approval including a plan to contact trace every person present if someone were to test positive later. The event is also expensive to host with law enforcement and barricading requirements for the bicycle portion. Most races in 2021 are postponed until July or later. We do not want to compete with all of the other fun people are planning later in the year.
We all hoped Covid would be a distant memory by now. There IS light at the end of the tunnel with vaccines and declining hospitalizations. We just want to do this event the fun way in May 2022 and hope you are still interested.
Ordinary Mortals Triathlon (OMT) is a reverse order sprint distance (5 km run, 12.5-mile bike, 300-yard pool swim) triathlon for all us "Ordinary Mortals" - from the first time triathlete to more competitive triathletes on a fun and challenging course.
Bring the kids for the youth triathlon, Mini Mortals Triathlon, after the adult race. This is a family friendly event often attracting several families of two or three generations racing together the same day!
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Run Course map and elevation - slightly modified run course to include a new road constructed this year! No mud or stairs.
We recognize the top 3 overall male and female finishers and the top 3 male and female in each 5-year age group starting with 15-19, 20-24, up to 70 and above. We do not mail awards so please try to stay for the awards ceremony around 11:30, earlier if we have solid results.
Note: searchable results on runsignup on the tab to the left. Results will be published there first.
Course Records: Tim Hola, 2014, age 40, 54:00.6 and Jasmine Carlson, 2016, age 31, 1:01:04.1
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Dr. Steven Jonas first used the term "Ordinary Mortals" in his 1986 book Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals (New York: Norton, 1986, 2nd ed., 2006), the first-ever book for beginners in the sport. (Subsequently, he obtained a registered trademark for “Ordinary Mortals.”) He has a new book on duathlon only, Duathlon Training and Racing for Ordinary Mortals®: Getting Started and Staying with It, (Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press/FalconGuides, 2012). From 2013 he will be serializing his book 101 Ideas and Insights for Triathletes and Duathletes (Monterey, CA; Coaches choice, 2011) on the USA-Triathlon website. He has also worked closely with Coach George Dallam, Ph.D. on two of George’s books, Championship Triathlon Training (Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics, 2008) and the forthcoming Coaching and Teaching Triathlon (Monterey, CA: Coaches Choice, 2013). His website, www.ordinarymortals.net details his work of his over 30 years of training, racing and helping others in triathlon/duathlon and exercising regularly for health. With his permission we are honored to continue using the term “Ordinary Mortals®” for our Triathlon.
Michael Orendorff, the original race director of the Ordinary Mortals Triathlon (OMT) here in Pueblo was inspired by Dr. Jonas work and wanted to bring the multi-sport to Southern Colorado. The original cofounders of OMT, Herb Brockman and Don Thompson, were employed at the Regional Center where the original race was hosted from 1987 to 2006. Within a few years, the race became a respected annual race event by the YMCA of Pueblo until 2006. In 2016, Don Thompson returned to volunteering with OMT as our most excellent Bike Course captain!
Gwen Steves, a local triathlete and swim coach had fond memories as a teenage volunteer counting laps for the early OMT events and worked to bring back the OMT along with the youth Mini Mortals race in 2012. Due to increased traffic in Pueblo West, the returning race was held at CSU-Pueblo campus and the airport along with an Event Management class at CSU-Pueblo in 2012. Starting in 2013, the event has been organized and run by the Southern Colorado Triathlon Club which is part of the long standing Southern Colorado Runners club.
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