duathlon

noun
du·​ath·​lon | \dü-ˈath-lən, -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 also  dyü-​ \ noun

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Dan Matheny, 53, of White Hall, was fourth in the duathlon at the Olympic distances in 2:54:28. Bill Blewett, The Aegis, "Harford triathletes fare well at Diamond in the Rough," 12 July 2018 The standard sprint triathlon, sanctioned by the USA Triathlon, consisting of a 14.8-mile bike ride, 500-meter swim and three-mile run will be joined by two new events — duathlon and aquabike — that will go on simultaneously. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Triathlon comes home to Katy with new features," 10 July 2018 About two-dozen Harford triathletes were among the 425 participants of the four races, which included a duathlon (run, bike, run) and the aquabike (swim and bike). Bill Blewett, The Aegis, "Harford triathletes fare well at Diamond in the Rough," 12 July 2018 Tam Warczynski of Abingdon finished first in the sprint aquabike in 1:05:07.Fred Hatfield, 49, of Edgewood placed third in the sprint duathlon in 1:04:51. Bill Blewett, The Aegis, "Harford triathletes fare well at Diamond in the Rough," 12 July 2018 The duathlon consists of a three-mile run, a 15-mile bike ride and another three-mile run, explained Kurt. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Triathlon comes home to Katy with new features," 10 July 2018 Lifejackets and leashes were mandatory gear for Sunday's event, which included the two-mile stand-up paddleboard race and a duathlon consisting of a one-mile stand-up paddle and a four-mile trail run. Beth Bragg, Alaska Dispatch News, "Paddlers do stand-up job in SUP ‘n RUN race," 24 July 2017 The duathlon and aquabike races will run simultaneously with the triathlon on the same courses. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Outdoors Calendar," 13 July 2017 Monday: Litchfield Hills triathlon, duathlon and aquabike race, Brodie Park, West Hill Lake, New Hartford, 7:30 a.m. Olympic distance: 1-mile swim, 25-mile bike course, 10K run. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Outdoors Calendar," 13 July 2017

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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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