Triathlon

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A triathlon is a multisport race with three continuous and sequential endurance races.wikipedia
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Scott Tinley

Many, including triathlon historian and author Scott Tinley, consider events in early twentieth century France to be the beginnings of triathlon, with many three element multisport events of differing composition appearing all called by different names.
Scott Tinley (born October 25, 1956 ) is a former professional triathlete and two-time winner of the Hawaii Ironman endurance race.

Multisport race

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A triathlon is a multisport race with three continuous and sequential endurance races.
The world of multisport competitions has grown from the older and more traditional triathlon and duathlon competitions, and today includes a large number of variations.

Ironman 70.3

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The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) is a private company that sanctions and organises the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races each year.
An Ironman 70.3, also known as a Half Ironman, is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).

International Triathlon Union

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Then in February 1989, an informal meeting was held in Vancouver, Canada where members of the working committee worked nonstop for a week on the statutes and regulations of the future International Triathlon Union (ITU).
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is the international governing body for the multi-sport disciplines of triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and other nonstandard variations.

ITU Triathlon World Cup

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The ITU sanctions and organises the World Triathlon Series and World Cup races each year, with annual world champions crowned each year for elite pro-triathletes, junior pro-triathletes, and age-group athletes.
The ITU Triathlon World Cup is an annual series of triathlon races staged around the world.

Challenge Roth

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Many other organisations exist from local clubs hosting one 100 entrant race a year up to companies like the Challenge Family brand produces long-distance events around the world, and includes events like Challenge Roth.
Challenge Roth is a triathlon race organised by in and around Roth bei Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany.

World Triathlon Corporation

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The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) is a private company that sanctions and organises the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races each year.
The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) is a sports event promotion company owned by Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group, that produces the Ironman Triathlon, Ironman 70.3, the 5150 series of triathlon races, and other sports events.

Ultra-triathlon

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International Ultra-Triathlon Association (IUTA) is the official governing body of Ultratriathlon, which involves triathlon in distances longer than an iron-distance race.
An ultra-triathlon is a long-distance triathlon.

Ironman Triathlon

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The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) is a private company that sanctions and organises the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races each year.
An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), consisting of a 2.4 mi swim, a 112 mi bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22 mi run, raced in that order.

ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

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The ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships is a triathlon race held annually since 1994.

Drafting (aerodynamics)

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ITU races are conducted in a draft legal format for the bike leg, whereas drafting is not permitted at the amateur level.
Some forms of triathlon allow drafting.

Ironkids

The IronKids Triathlon Series is a series of triathlons owned or licensed by the World Triathlon Corporation that is held around the U.S. for children ages 7 to 15.

Triathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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The triathlon at the Youth Olympic Games also has a 4x mixed relay since 2010, and the event will be introduced at the 2020 Summer Olympics
The triathlon competitions at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will feature fifty-five athletes competing in each of the men's and women's events.

Triathlon at the Youth Olympic Games

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The triathlon at the Youth Olympic Games also has a 4x mixed relay since 2010, and the event will be introduced at the 2020 Summer Olympics
Triathlon has been included in the Summer Youth Olympics since their inauguration.

Jonny Brownlee

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Mounting the bike prior to this may incur a penalty (example: a 15-second time penalty at the London 2012 Olympics was awarded to Jonathan Brownlee, a competitor from Great Britain, for mounting his bike too early.)
Jonathan Callum Brownlee (born 30 April 1990) is a British professional duathlete and triathlete.

Triathlon equipment

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Because open water swim areas are often cold and because wearing a wetsuit provides a competitive advantage, specialized triathlon wetsuits have been developed in a variety of styles to match the conditions of the water.
Due to the nature of triathlons as a race consisting of multiple sports many pieces of technical equipment have been borrowed from other sports, or developed specifically in an effort to race faster and improve a competitors safety.

ITU World Triathlon Series

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The ITU sanctions and organises the World Triathlon Series and World Cup races each year, with annual world champions crowned each year for elite pro-triathletes, junior pro-triathletes, and age-group athletes.
The ITU World Triathlon Series is the International Triathlon Union's annual series of triathlon events used to crown an annual world champion.

Racing

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A triathlon is a multisport race with three continuous and sequential endurance races.
Multisport races, such as the triathlon, often have running as the final section and sprint finish tactics are applied as they are in running-only events.

Energy gel

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Aid stations at longer events may often provide various types of food as well, including such items as energy bars, energy gels, fruit, cookies, soup, and ice.
Energy gels are carbohydrate gels that provide energy for exercise and promote recovery, commonly used in endurance events such as running, cycling, and triathlons.

USA Triathlon

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As an example, under USA Triathlon rules, "Clydesdale" athletes are those men over 220 lb, while "Athena" athletes are women over 165 lb.
USA Triathlon (USAT) is the national governing body for the multisport disciplines of triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States.

ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships

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The ITU Team Triathlon World Championships began with two separate classifications for men and women.
The ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships, is an annual team triathlon competition organized by the International Triathlon Union (ITU).

Paratriathlon

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. Paratriathlon is a variant of the triathlon for athletes with a physical disability.
Paratriathlon is a variant of the triathlon for athletes with a physical disability.

Triathlon at the Asian Games

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Triathlon has been an event at the Asian Games since 2006 in Doha, Qatar.

2000 Summer Olympics

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The sport made its debut on the Olympic program at the Sydney Games in 2000 over the Olympic Distance (swim: 1500 m – bike: 40 km – run: 10 km).
The Triathlon made its Olympic debut with the women's race.

Cycling

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While variations of the sport exist, the most common form includes swimming, cycling, and running over various distances.
A Spanish study of top triathletes found those who cover more than 186 miles (300 km) a week on their bikes have less than 4% normal looking sperm, where normal adult males would be expected to have from 15% to 20%.