Triathlon Modern Ironman

Adventure/Extreme Sports, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing, Cricket, Cycling, Disc Sports, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football (American Football), Football (Soccer), Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Horse Racing, Motorsports, Orienteering, Rogaining, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Softball, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Waterpolo, Weightlifting, Winter Sports, Wrestling, Others, Boating/Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting, Skateboarding, Sky Diving, Camping/Hiking, Climbing, Horse Riding, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling

Triathlon Modern Ironman

Postby jackzayum » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:00 am

Image




A triathlon is a multi-sport event involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance events.[1] While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed "transitions" between the individual swim, bike, and run components.[1]

Triathlon races vary in distance. According to the International Triathlon Union, and USA Triathlon, the main international race distances are Sprint distance (750 m 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 (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.[2]
jackzayum
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:17 am

Advertisement

Return to Sports

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

  • Advertisement
cron