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triathlon,

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 second edition of Doha Triathlon 2018 will be held at Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park on March 16.
The announcement of the prize purse for the Senior Elite series cements the Cardiff Triathlon on June 25 as a major event in the European triathlon calendar, and further bolsters Wales' reputation as a first-class sporting destination.
The full distance triathlon, which takes place on the Sunday, features a 1,000-metre swim in Lake Padarn.
One of the group members, James Engle, an American who was living in Egypt, taught me almost everything about triathlon races.
Stanford and Vicky Holland met the automatic qualification criteria of the 2016 BTF Olympic nomination policy by winning medals at both the Rio Olympic Triathlon Test Event and the World Triathlon Grand Final in Chicago.
Shaikh Nasser said that this move reinforces Bahrain's position on world triathlon in line with the policy of Bahrain Olympic Committee and the Triathlon Association to improve the game and to achieve more popularity.
The deal will involve the airline supporting the Nation's Triathlon through flight provision for athletes and other promotional activities, as well as forging a partnership between the Nations's Triathlon in Washington DC and the Tri Yas Triathlon in Abu Dhabi.
The deal will see the airline support the Nation s Triathlon through flight provision for athletes and other promotional activities, as well as forging a partnership between the Nations s Triathlon in Washington D.
Fortunately Al Falhi and Al-Alawi are not alone in their pursuit of growing Omani triathlon, with the Oman Triathlon Committee, formed by the Ministry of Sports Affairs in 2008, organising over ten triathlons annually in the Sultanate in an effort to foster local talent.
The live hub, organised by Triathlon England, attracted triathlon enthusiasts and those new to the sport to participate.
HUDDERSFIELD athlete Mark Buckingham has confirmed he will be competing in the GE Canary Wharf Triathlon.
com)-- The three disciplines of a triathlon are swimming, biking and running.