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     Nuwan Ramawickrama 
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    Hi All,

    I am extremely new here and I am extremely new to the sport. I know the question I am going to ask you will be uncomfortable for some of you. Anyway I thought I will ask as I am new and this is the time for me to make mistakes…
    As a beginner I was thinking about doing short distance races. But I had something else in mind too. The finisher medal. Though many of you might think I m a bit needy or stupid to think about finisher medals, I see that as a goal for me to work towards. I thought that would be helpful for me to go through with the training.
    Wanted to know how you guys think about my medal obsession and what are the races I can score a finisher medal in Melbourne ( or Victoria) or in Australia.

    #34206
     Bondy 
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    Hey Nuwan,

    It’s not necessarily a silly thing to do. People have all sorts of motivators to get them out the door and keep them training, so if medals are your thing, then go for it. But I wonder if you know that you do not get medals for participation in triathlon. That’s right! You have to seriously earn your medals, which are presented to podium getters only. If you are after participation medals, then you should probably look into fun runs or events other than the local sprint triathlon series. You do receive medals for longer distance events, such as half and full ironmans, but these require serious dedication and much more time and effort in training and racing. Hope that gives you some food for thought and happy to answer any other questions you may have 🙂

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