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athletic event made up of three contests. Since the 1970s the term has come to mean especially a race combining swimming, bicycling, and running. A notable example is Hawaii's Ironman Triathlon, held since 1978, which features a 2.5-mi (4-km) swim, a 112-mi (180-km) bicycle race, and a 26-mi (42-km) run. Most triathlons, however, especially those held in urban areas, cover shorter distances. The Olympic triathlon, first held in 2000, combines a 1,500-m (.93-mi) swim, a 40-km (24.8-mi) bicycle race, and a 10-km (6.2-mi) run. Another form of triathlon is a women's track-and-field event combining the 100-m dash, the high jump, and the shot put.

triathlon

an athletic contest in which each athlete competes in three different events, swimming, cycling, and running
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He said the participation in the world's premier triathlon activity will be a big way of learning for Pakistani athletes who will be competing alongside world's top notch triathletes.
Para triathlete Shaikha Al Shaiba who tamed her inner beast when she took on the gruelling Spartan Race obstacle course earlier this month will be jetting off to Abu Dhabi this weekend to compete against some of the best runners, swimmers and cyclists from across the globe.
During Saturday's race packet pickup up to race day, triathletes, their families and friends can check out the Expo for discounts on sports and active lifestyle items from sponsors.
Triathlon secretary general Tom Carrasco said the national developmental pool had found a corporate backer in New Balance, which has thrown its support to create more Olympic-bound triathletes.
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TriDoha LLC (G) is triathlon club founded to serve triathletes of all abilities in Qatar.
Phillips was one of four triathletes to clinch a spot in the GB squad at a qualifying event in Llandudno.
I was happy to be a part of this great event and part of developing the Omani community to involve itself in more types of sports and activities that help us set Oman as a destination for sports like triathlons and triathletes from around the world," said His Highness Sayyid Numair bin Jaifer Al Said, who awarded the medals to the winners.
The ladies had competed at 9am, where World Champion Gwen Jorgensen maintained her 100% record in World Series races this season taking the gold medal, and Leeds-based triathletes Non Stanford (former World Champion) and Vicky Holland joining her on the podium, finishing second and third respectively.
Players take care of almost all training budgets on their own," Hassan said, citing one of the hurdles facing Egypt's triathletes.
By Fahad Al-Enizi KUWAIT, March 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Salman Al-Safar won the super sprint event, part of the first Kuwait international triathlon tournament which witnesses the participation of 100 triathletes from 15 countries.
Of the 100 UAE triathletes, 54 are women -- another record for the community triathlon -- and organisers say they join an already cosmopolitan mix of runners, cyclists and swimmers in the 1,500 who will compete on Friday.