A triathlon is one of the trickiest and most difficult types of event you can try, but the challenge is what makes it great. It comprises of a swimming section, followed by a large bicycle ride, and finally a long stretch of running.
What are the different Triathlon distances
There are normally 4 types of events that people take part in, sprint, olympic, half and full. Each one gets longer in distance and therefore difficulty. Sprint is around 26km whereas the full triathlon is over 125km. You might also see 'Ironman 70.3' events, this refers to the total amount of miles in the triathlon - 1.2 miles swimming, 56 miles cycling and 13.1 miles running.
Top Triathlon Events in 2019
We have picked out the best events taking place in 2019. We have lots more listings available, just click on the 'Triathlons' tab at the top of this page to find them.
Ironman UK Wales
This event is well established as having one of the most challenging bike and run courses on the IRONMAN calendar. It also boasts the most spectacular swim location of any IRONMAN event, and the inspiration gained from one of the most vocal and enthusiastically-supported events with tens of thousands of spectators who turn out for race day on all three disciplines.