tri·ath·lete | \trī-ˈath-ˌlēt, nonstandard -ˈa-thə-\

Definition of triathlete 

: an athlete who competes in a triathlon

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The unsurprising one is that the runners were more efficient than the cyclists at running (with the triathletes somewhere in the middle). Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "Training Makes Runners More Efficient, but Not Cyclists," 30 Apr. 2018 Team Lomachenko studies long-distance runners, triathletes and elite ski racers. Greg Bishop,, "Vasiliy Lomachenko's Rise to Boxing's Upper Echelon Began in Dance Classes Growing Up in Ukraine," 9 May 2018 Gray’s was not the only comfortable win by a Harford triathlete at Perryville. Bill Blewett, The Aegis, "Harford triathletes fare well at Diamond in the Rough," 12 July 2018 Donna thought Karen was there to coach some triathletes. Lori Riley,, "Wethersfield's Donna Smyers To Join Her Sister Karen In Triathlon Hall Of Fame," 4 June 2018 Where to Train The following locations were suggested by local triathletes. Katie Parsons,, "Central Florida a premiere spot for triathlon training," 18 May 2018 MacLaren was at one time the world's fastest amputee triathlete, completing a marathon in three hours and 16 minutes, according to Triathlete. Madison Park, CNN, "Nassar victims will receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award," 17 May 2018 Kunan, 38, was a triathlete in excellent condition. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Ex-SEAL Diver Dies in Thai Cave Rescue Attempt," 6 July 2018 The kid became an Iron Man triathlete but had a cycling crash a few years ago. Maria Panaritis,, "My 15 minutes with Nick Foles: He's really that special, and so is his memoir | Maria Panaritis," 30 June 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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