What Is Olympic Distance Triathlon and How to Prepare For It?

Triathlon pictogramTriathlon is an activity which involves cycling, swimming and running in a single event. The standard Olympic distance triathlon consist of 1500 meters of swimming, 40 kilometers of cycling and 10 kilometers of running. There are many variations of triathlon available. Some of them include the following:

Enticer / Novice

This consists of Swimming for less than 750m, riding a bike for less than 20km and Running for less than 5km.

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Things You Should Know About Sprint Triathlon

triathlete tranistionA sprint triathlon is ideal for players who are new to the sport as its a short distance competition and requires less training and experience to be successful. A triathlon is a combination of three sports, swimming, cycling and running so athletes need to have the skills required and also high endurance levels which is vital to excel. Sprint triathlon have become popular among athletes especially because they are short distance events compared to a full triathlon. In this article we will discuss all about sprint triathlon and provide useful tips for athletes to be successful.

Phases of Sprint Triathlon

A sprint triathlon has three different phases, swimming, cycling and running. Let us discuss the various phases in a little more detail:

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