duathlon

noun
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

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Other Words from duathlon

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

Examples of duathlon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "What Will Endurance Races Look Like When They Come Back?," 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, "Hundreds of costumed skiers brave cold for Alaska Ski for Women," 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, "Athletes with disabilities ‘inspire’ at Chula Vista race," 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, "Athletes with disabilities ‘inspire’ at Chula Vista race," 11 Aug. 2019 Women’s duathlon — 1) Katie Bell 2:09:40; 2) Lisa Drumm 2:14:40; 3) Morgan Aldridge 2:20:07; 4) Nicole Wollgast 2:21:31; 5) Kim Borke 2:22:55; 6) Katrina Garner 2:31:39. Anchorage Daily News, "Arnold, Lamoreaux pound the competition at Hammerman Triathlon," 14 July 2019 Coed duathlon teams — 1) Renee Cusic/Jeannette Duenow/Geoff Cusic 2:33:38. Anchorage Daily News, "Arnold, Lamoreaux pound the competition at Hammerman Triathlon," 14 July 2019 Men’s duathlon — 1) Eric Flanders 1:39:40; 2) Jeremiah Bell 1:54:11; 3) Brian Malta 1:58:30; 4) Jason Tuffs 2:01:47; 5) James Temte 2:12:00; 6) James Embree 2:14:15; 7) Dave Roch 2:36:25. Anchorage Daily News, "Arnold, Lamoreaux pound the competition at Hammerman Triathlon," 14 July 2019 New this year is a duathlon for those who prefer to stay out of the water. Houston Chronicle, "Katy-area calendar of events," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of duathlon

1988, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for duathlon

duo- + -athlon (as in triathlon)

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The first known use of duathlon was in 1988

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Last Updated

6 May 2020

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“Duathlon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duathlon. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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