What is the average time for a super sprint triathlon?
Triathlons are challenging multidisciplinary fitness events, combining swimming running and cycling. If you are currently training for a triathlon event, whether it’s your first or your fifth, you’ll probably want to know what a good average time to complete a triathlon is.
There are 5 triathlon distances that are recognised as standard, meaning that for each one there will be a different average. However, pinning down an average time for a triathlon distance is not an exact science, as there are many affecting factors such as the course terrain as well as the age and genders of those competing.
Out of the 5 distances we mentioned above, a super sprint is the shortest, making it a great starting point for beginners. If you are looking to complete your first triathlon, we’d definitely recommend completing a super sprint first to dip your toes into the sport. The distances you’ll need to cover for each leg of the race can be broken down as follows:
Swimming – 400m (0.25 miles)
Cycling – 10km (6.2 miles)
Running – 2.5km (1.5 miles)
For age group competitors, any time between 45 minutes and an hour is considered a good average time for a super sprint distance. As the race is relatively short it is suitable for athletes of all experience levels, and a great way for beginners to get used to the sport and getting practice of changing in between the different sports in the race.