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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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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.
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The success of Team GB triathletes at the London 2012 Olympic was a massive boost to the sport of triathlon in the UK.
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One of the athletes already signed up to take part is GB triathlete, Jane Hansom.
A triathlete at the swim told 7DAYS: "It may have been 6am, but we had well over a hundred triathletes of different levels getting down to a great morning's work in the water.
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