Triathlon events combine swimming, cycling and running into one discipline which requires skills, physical endurance and mental resilience. Ever since its inclusion on the Olympic programme of Sydney Games in 2000, triathlon rapidly grows in popularity.

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Varying triathlon distances make this sport suitable to almost all fitness levels. Beginners and enthusiasts of high intensity efforts can enjoy super sprint (400 m swim,10 km bike ride and 2.5K run) or sprint distance (750 m, 20 km, 5K). Those often have the swimming portion in the pool for smaller events and in open water for larger events.

The Olympic triathlon, also called standard or classic distance, consists of a 1.5 km swim, 40 km bicycle ride and a 10K run. Those tend to be the most popular triathlons.

The Ironman triathlon, also known as full distance, has been gaining in popularity since the early 1980s. It consists of a 3.8K open water swim, 180 km bike ride and a marathon run. For those not ready to spend the whole day competing, there are also Half Ironman events, often called middle distance, which require athletes to cover half of the full distance.

Cross triathlons take the fun off-road. The swim is in open waters, the ride will require a mountain bike and a trail run terminates the event. Distances differ, and the most popular include a 1000m swim, 20-30 MTB ride and a 5-10K trail run.

For open water swims you may have to use a neoprene wetsuit, though there are many triathlons where wetsuits are not even allowed because of the warm water temperature.

The shorter triathlon races can be done on a road bike, a mountain bike or even a city bike. Nothing stops you from doing a long distance triathlon on a mountain bike, but to save your legs for the run and to aid the aerodynamics, it is worth investing in a triathlon bike.

Our triathlon calendar contains events from around the world, from super sprint and even shorter to crazy ultra triathlons that take days to complete. There is something for everyone.

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September 8 - 10 2023 - Triathlon week-end events

08 Sep, 2023 (Fri)

Here is a selection of 25 events that are organized during next week-end all over the world. Good luck to you if you are taking part in one of these events. Don’t forget to come back to ahotu to share your experience with us. Have fun !!  Australia Queensland IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast  France Alpes-Maritimes IRONMAN World Championship – Men Ille-et-Vilaine Triathlon Dinard Côte d’Emeraude Triathlon Swimrun Dinard Côte d’Emeraude Var Triathlon de Hyères  Germany Brandenburg IRONMAN 5150 Triathlon Series Erkner IRONMAN 70.3 Erkner  Hungary BALATONMAN Kenese Triathlon  Korea IRONMAN Gurye  Montenegro Blacklake Xtri  Philippines IRONMAN 5150 Triathlon Series Dapitan  Slovakia Jánošík Xtri  USA California IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz Georgia Bootlegger Triathlon Louisiana CajunMan Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, Aquathon & * New* 5k Run Massachusetts Title 9 Women Only Triathlon Michigan Sunrise Side Triathlon New Jersey IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City North Carolina Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon Virginia Patriots Triathlon Wisconsin IRONMAN 70.3 Wisconsin IRONMAN Wisconsin  United Kingdom Anglesey Sandman Triathlon East Sussex The 1066 Triathlon Gwynedd The Brutal Extreme Triathlon
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