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The Aluminum Nation™ &
The Aluminum-Man Triathlon™

The Aluminum-Man Triathlon™ is a combination of three athletic events – golf, bowling and pool. Beyond the questionable physical demands of these three sports, athletes need to employ strategic thinking and drinking, as beers consumed during each event can enhance their scores in the short run, but impair performance over the long run. All of this occurs over a day-long competition that tests the stamina and sanity of the Aluminum-Man athletes.


Who We Are


Back in 1988 Jim Poston & Steve Williams invented the Aluminum-Man Triathlon while attending graduate school at Arizona State University. After graduation they have continued staging Aluminum-Man Triathlons in Arizona, California, Illinois & Nevada. To date, no one has been arrested during a competition.


Jim Poston is an award-winning humorist and editor. There has been talk that Poston might be nominated for the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize, but apparently its just talk and most of it has been coming from Poston himself. Poston spends time in Idaho when he’s not elsewhere. Poston’s golf handicap is double-bogey.


Steve Williams is an award-winning home-brewer and cigar aficionado (though the awards were for spelling in junior high). Williams doesn’t really work much anymore since he married into a good bit of money. Prior to his nuptials, Williams worked as a landscape architect specializing in hops. He is currently trying to develop drought-resistant hops for the California market. Williams’ golf handicap falls into the single digits when he has time to work at it.


The Aluminum Nation


The Aluminum-Man Triathlon is the heart of the Aluminum Nation. Jim and Steve started this web site because every time we told someone about the Aluminum-Man Triathlon the universal reaction was first shock, then enthusiasm, and finally thirst.


We plan to use this web site to expand awareness of the Aluminum-Man Triathlon; by adding to and refining the rules, by showcasing new triathlons run by our fellow citizens of the Aluminum Nation, by having contests on this site -  starting with our Dead Clown Award Photo Contest, by sourcing the production of high quality Aluminum-Man Triathlon and Aluminum Nation merchandise, and finally by developing an ongoing series of podcasts  - TAN Talks (Tales from the Aluminum Nation) that will explore all facets of the Aluminum Nation and its citizens.


Come join us.


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