What events comprise triathlon?

June 4, 2020 Off By idswater

What events comprise triathlon?

Hear this out loudPauseTriathlon races are held over four distances: Sprint, Olympic, Double Olympic and Triple Olympic. The Olympic triathlon comprises a 1.5km swim, a 40km bike ride, and a 10km run.

What is the history of the triathlon?

Hear this out loudPauseTriathlon was invented in the early 1970s by the San Diego Track Club as an alternative workout to the rigours of track training. The club’s first event consisted of a 10km run, an 8km cycle and a 500m swim. Over the next decade, triathlon’s popularity continued to build, and it soon gained worldwide recognition.

Why is the triathlon order as swim bike and run?

Hear this out loudPauseThe order of a traditional triathlon swim/bike/run is based on two things: safety issues and smooth transitions. Triathlons are grueling tests of endurance, but they shouldn’t put anyone’s life at stake. The idea behind swimming first is that the open water poses the greatest threat to an exhausted athlete.

When was triathlon added to the Olympic Games?

Samaranch had already declared his intention to add triathlon to the Olympic games as fast as possible, and assured that triathlon could appear as a demonstration sport at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona but only under the auspices of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon (UIPMB).

When was the international governing body for Triathlon founded?

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) was founded in 1989 as the international governing body of the sport, with the chief goal, at that time, of putting triathlon on the Olympic program.

How did the Mission Bay Triathlon get its name?

When naming the event the pair used the unofficially agreed naming system for multisport event (already used for pentathlon, heptathlon, and decathlon), of using the prefix Greek number for the number of events trias (three) and suffix of athlos the Greek for a competition, hence named the event the Mission Bay Triathlon.

When did the first Nice Triathlon take place?

The first Nice Triathlon was held on 20 November 1982 where fifty seven competitors took the start, for an ill-defined competition that consisted of 1,500 meters of swimming, 100 kilometres of cycling and a marathon.