What is triathlon?
Triathlon is a sporting event in which all athletes must swim, bike and run in immediate succession. The transitions between each event are also part of the race, and the goal is to get to that finish line first.
The distances in each leg of the race vary on the type of triathlon you’re into. It can be as short as 100m swimming, 5k biking and 1k running, and it can go up to 3.9k swimming, 180k biking and 42k running if you’re in an Ironman triathlon. The standard distances, used during the Olympics, are 1.5k swimming, 40k biking and 10k running.
Why is swimming so important in triathlon?
For triathletes who have never been swimmers, the swimming section is often the weakest part of the race. It’s also the first leg, so being ahead of everyone early in the race can give you an advantage, and it’ll be easier to go fast in the transition areas when they’re not too crowded.
Triathletes who want to improve their swimming are more than welcome to join us!
Triathlon is a another way to challenge yourself, 3 times in a row. Mastering one sport is already hard enough, but in a triathlon, you have to be good in everything. It’s also a good sport for those who are very tough, because the race can last for quite a long time.
Anyone! Just like swimming, some people start training in triathlons when they’re really young, while others start when they’re older. You can do it competitively or for fun, you decide! There multiple formats, so you can decide which distance you want to try, and you can even participate in a triathlon relay with some friends, family or co-workers.