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Triathlon

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Sara McLarty, an American professional triathlete from Florida

noun - A triathlon is a multi-sport event involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance events. While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves open water swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances.

Triathlon races vary in distance. According to the International Triathlon Union and USA Triathlon, the main international race distances are Sprint distance (750m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run), Intermediate (or Standard) distance, commonly referred to as "Olympic distance" (1.5 km swim, 40 km ride, 10 km run), the Long Course or 70.3 (1.9 km swim, 90 km ride, 21.1 km run, such as the Half Ironman), and Ultra Distance (3.8 km swim, 180 km ride, and a marathon: 42.2 km run); the most recognized branded Ultra Distance is the Ironman triathlon.

Ironman Triathlon

The Ironman triathlon is originally based on the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the Around-Oahu Bike Race and the Honolulu Marathon.

Ultimate Triathlon

The ultimate triathlon is the Global Triathlon by Dan Martin.

Ice Ironman

An Ice Ironman is an individual who has completed both an Ice Mile and a full Ironman triathlon.

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