The September issue of Triathlete magazine ranks Tucson the second-best city in the world for training, the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau said in a news release.
Kona and Maui, Hawaii, were tied for first.
Brad Culp, a triathlete who wrote the magazine’s article, praises Tucson weather, the University of Arizona’s swimming facilities and Mount Lemmon’s climb as major attractions for triathletes, the release said.
Triathlon coach Brian Grasky of Tucson ranks the Old Pueblo No. 1 for triathletes, the release said.
“I’ve gotten nothing but great feedback from my athletes who’ve trained here,” Grasky said. “The support of the community is wonderful and Tucson’s a great place to train.”