12 Days Of Holiday Giveaways: Day 12

To win today’s giveaway, we’re looking for the most ridiculous question you’ve been asked by a non-triathlete.

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In honor of the holiday shopping season officially kicking off, we’re giving away products from Triathlete magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide (on newsstands now). Check out the Day 12 giveaway below.

Day 12 (Tuesday, Dec. 4):

For the final day of our 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways, we’re giving one lucky person this awesome Rapha Backpack ($200, Rapha.cc). Perfect for a bike commute or walking around the city, Rapha’s Backpack combines function with subdued semi-hipster style. You’ll also receive a Triathlete magazine race belt.

The four honorable mentions will receive a TYR Reversible Swim Cap ($12, Tyr.com). Made of durable silicone, this reversible cap boasts two color versions in one.

To win today’s giveaway, we’re looking for the most ridiculous question you’ve been asked by a non-triathlete. Post it in the comments below, and we’ll pick our favorite. Entries must be posted by Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Noon PST. The winner will be announced on this page by 5 p.m. PST the same day.

Then read Jesse Thomas’ “Triathlife” column in the current issue of Triathlete to help field the FAQs from your non-triathlete family members when you go home for the holidays. Happy holidays!

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Dan Henry, who posted the question,

“In reference to Escape From Alcatraz and the sharks in the water, some one raised their hand and asked, dead serious: Do they put the sharks in the water, or are they already there?”

And congratulations to our honorable mentions: Brooke Hebert, Krissi VerWey, Jaelin Funk and Jennifer B Atkins.

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