What is Triathlon?
Triathlon is a hugely popular multi-disciplined sport consisting of a swim section, bike section and finally a run section divided by what is known as transition stages (T1 – swim to bike / T2 – bike to run). Races are continuous with a standard distance (Olympic distance) of 1500m (swim), 40km (bike), 10km (run). The swim section can be held in a pool, lake or in the sea, the bike section can be on or off road (for off-road triathlons) and the run section also on or off roads.
Triathlon race distances are: