What is an Olympic Triathlon?

Have you been thinking about switching up your workouts from just running or cycling? It’s common to feel like you’re stuck in a rut with your exercise regime if you’ve been doing the same thing for a while, so if this is the case for you a triathlon could be a great new challenge in your fitness journey.

What disciplines make up a Olympic Triathlon?

An Olympic distance triathlon follows the same format of all triathlons, which are multi-disciplinary events made up of 3 legs from the 3 different endurance sports – swimming, cycling and running, respectively. Events are typically divided into age groups. This means that you will be competing alongside other triathletes who fall into the same band for age and sex as you, with the exception of triathletes who fall into the separate elite category.

 


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