Life Time Fitness Inc announced the addition of two new ways to compete in LTF triathlon series: Fantasy and Match Relays. The Fantasy relay option sounds very interesting and exciting:
… participants now can be a part of the triathlon action alongside the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series professional triathletes. Participants simply register and select one leg–swim, bike or run–in which they will compete. Then also select two virtual teammates from the roster of top professional triathletes for the other two legs of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series event in which they are competing. Ultimately, the time of the participant’s leg will be added to the times of their professional teammates to determine an overall finish time. Awards will be given out to the top three male and top three female Fantasy Relay teams. The Fantasy Relay will be offered on the international-distance course, featuring a 1.5-kilometer (0.93 mile) swim, 40-kilometer (25.8 mile) bike and 10-kilometer (6.2 mile) run.
I think this is a great idea! I am sure it will attract new people to their events and it will make their events very exciting. Imagine, you can be on the relay team with Craig Alexander and Chris McCormack! (assuming they are competing in the same event).
More information here.