Hundreds gather on Memorial Day for annual CapTex Triathlon


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Nearly 1,700 athletes from 26 states will compete Monday morning in Life Time Fitness’ 29th annual CapTex Tri. The triathlon will start at 7 a.m. with the Olympic distance race.

Athletes will jump into Lady Bird Lake at Vic Mathis Shores.

The swim is followed by a bike ride up Congress Avenue to the Capitol, ending with a loop along Cesar Chavez Street.

The triathlon will end with a run looping through West Riverside and South 1st, then finish at Vic Mathis Shores.

There are three distance runs at the annual CapTex Tri: The Rookie, Sprint and Olympic.

  • Rookie Distance – 300m swim, 12.3-mile bike, 2-mile run
  • Sprint Distance – 750m swim, 12.3-mile bike and 3.1-mile run
  • Olympic Distance – 1500m swim, a 24.3-mile bike and a 6.2-mile run

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