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 alsodyü- \ noun

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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 Of the participants who signed up for the annual event, 553 finished their respective races, which included the triathlon, duathlon, tri-male relay, tri-female relay, tri-coed relay and the charity challenge relay. Nathaniel Percy, Orange County Register, "Hundreds try their luck at 10th Annual OC Triathlon-Duathlon," 6 June 2017 There’s also a kids duathlon for children age 5 and under, and the whole thing will benefit Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley, a program for girls in third to eighth grade. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "Pizarro: Affordable housing measure supporters finally celebrate," 30 Jan. 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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