Why stop at simply running? In addition to street races, I also photograph triathlons!
Triathlons may not seem very different from standard course photography, but the variety in the three different stages makes the event particularly interesting to photograph. In the same day, I often have the chance to shoot all three parts of the triathlon: swimming, cycling, and running. Having the opportunity to photograph great athletes in several different contexts in the same day is fun and rewarding as a photographer.
Due to the nature of the events, I only do standard course photos for the cycling and running portions of the event. I also do promo shooting for triathlons, which includes getting promo shots of the swimming portion. Unlike many photographers, I am willing to get into the water with the swimmers in order to capture a unique, up-close perspective that cannot be matched from a boat or the shore.