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Triathlon:

Triathlon is an almost newly membered Olympic sport in which athletes compete with each other in a three – stage race combining the three sports of swimming, cycling and running in a continuous manner.

The combination and distance of triathlon may change by the governing body.

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Triathlon Events:

Olympic Games:

-       Swimming 1.5 km

-       Cycling 40 km

-       Running 10 km

International Races:

Spring distance

-       Swimming 750 m

-       Cycling 20 km

-       Running 5 km

Olympic distance (Standard distance)

-       Swimming 1.5 km

-       Cycling 40 km

-       Running 10 km

Long distance (Half – Ironman)

-       Swimming 1.9 km

-       Cycling 90 km

-       Running 21.1 km

Ultra distance (Ironman)

-       Swimming 3.8 km

-       Cycling 180 km

-       Running 42.2 km

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Triathlon:

Energy Systems*

Anaerobic, ATP – CP

0%

Anaerobic, Glycolysis

0%

Aerobic

100%

Pre – Competition Carb Loading

Yes

Average Calories Burned per One Hour**

870

Endurance Diet Required

Yes

Risk of Muscle Breakdown (Rhabdomyolysis)***

High

Risk of Sports Injuries

High

Benefits from Creatine****

Minimum

Fitness Demands

Agility      

Yes

Endurance

++++

Explosive Power

Yes

Speed

Yes

       

*See “Energy Systems” under the section of “Sports Nutrition”.

**Your body weight and body metabolism are important elements affecting the average calories you burn during any physical activities. This is the average amount of calories burned by a person with a body weight of 155 Ibs (70 Kg) within one hour of this sport.

***See “Post – Exercise Rhabdomyolysis” under the section of “Athletic Disorders”.

****See “Creatine Monohydrate” under the section of “Sports – Performance Enhancers”.

 

 

For the “energy paths” of this sport, see the “energy map” below.

 

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