du·​ath·​lon | \ dü-ˈath-lən How to pronounce duathlon (audio) , -ˌlän also dyü- \

Definition of duathlon

: a three-part long-distance race typically having a running phase, a bicycling phase, and a final running phase

Other Words from duathlon

duathlete \ dü-​ˈath-​ˌlēt How to pronounce duathlon (audio) also  dyü-​ \ noun

Examples of duathlon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Founded by a former duathlon champion and Ironman winner, On began with innovative technology to deliver running shoes with a soft landing and explosive propulsion. Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2022 Iron Girl is a women’s-only sprint triathlon of a half-mile swim, 11-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run; the duathlon is a 1.75-mile run, 11-mile ride and 3.1-mile run. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 Aug. 2021 Ben Piecuch, a Providence resident who has twice raced internationally on Team USA in the duathlon, has covered many miles biking on the roads and bike trails of Rhode Island. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Aug. 2020 In 2015, Chris Mosier earned a spot on the Team USA sprint duathlon men’s team for the 2016 World Championship – becoming the first out transgender athlete to qualify for a U.S. national team. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 10 Sep. 2020 Some 5,000 road races, roughly 775 cycling events and more than 250 multisport events (triathlons and duathlons) will not happen this spring. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 21 Apr. 2020 Lauren Fritz won the 8-kilometer duathlon, which started with four kilometers of freestyle skiing and ended with four kilometers of classic skiing. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Feb. 2020 Francisco Postlethwaite, 24 from Mexicali, Mexico, was born with spina bifida and on Sunday competed in his first duathlon (originally set to be a triathlon) at the Chula Vista Challenge San Diego Half Triathlon held at Bayside Park in Chula Vista. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2019 Still, that didn’t stop roughly 13,000 people from participating in a duathlon, just running and biking. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2019 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'duathlon.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of duathlon

1988, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for duathlon

duo- + -athlon (as in triathlon)

Buying Guide

Passionate about fitness and wellness tracking? The Reviews team conducted an honest review of the Oura Ring.

Learn More About duathlon

Time Traveler for duathlon

Time Traveler

The first known use of duathlon was in 1988

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near duathlon




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for duathlon

Cite this Entry

“Duathlon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duathlon. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!