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Is The Yelp Of Triathlon Here?

Although it’s in its early stages (it was launched in late May), Competehub.com may become the definitive database for endurance races.

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The sport of triathlon is not hurting for races—in fact, according to USA Triathlon, the number of events has tripled in the past seven years—but it has always lacked a truly comprehensive list. Although it’s in its early stages (it was launched in late May), Competehub.com may become the definitive database for endurance races.

Co-founders Mike Bestvina and Philip De Smedt both come from tech backgrounds, which shows when you log on to the site—the interface is clean, organized and functional. “We love data,” Bestvina says. “This market is full of data junkies—people who love talking about wattage and GPS—and yet the event information is scattered and not well-maintained, so that’s the problem we’re solving.”

Athlete race reviews give the site a Yelp-like feel, and you can see who is also registered to compete. Compete Hub’s goal is to work closely with race organizers so that they can maintain their own up-to-date data and provide details on their events, including everything from course profiles to where the nearest airport is located to whether or not there’s overnight bike racking to what you can expect the water temperature to be.

A mobile app will be available soon. Competehub.com

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