triathlete

noun
tri·​ath·​lete | \ trī-ˈath-ˌlēt How to pronounce triathlete (audio) , nonstandard -ˈa-thə- \

Definition of triathlete

: an athlete who competes in a triathlon

Examples of triathlete in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pam Moore is a Boulder, Colo.-based freelance writer, speaker, marathoner, Ironman triathlete and certified personal trainer. Washington Post, 2 June 2021 Professional triathlete Nicole DeBoom wanted a functional garment that could help her compete without sacrificing style. Emma Athena, Outside Online, 2 May 2021 Pam Moore is a Boulder, Colo.-based freelance writer, speaker, marathoner, Ironman triathlete and certified personal trainer. Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2021 Katelynn Stearns, 33, is a summer triathlete who was ecstatic and exhausted after her winter triathlon debut. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Jan. 2021 The Spanish triathlete Diego Méntrida overtook him. New York Times, 30 Dec. 2020 Katie Swanson, 29, chemical hydrologist/entrepreneur and Ironman triathlete, San Jose Swanson started feeling sick on Feb. 22, weeks before the Bay Area’s first shutdown. Sam Whiting, SFChronicle.com, 25 Dec. 2020 News coverage at the time described Adams as a triathlete who volunteered with various civic groups and charities. Segann March, The Enquirer, 1 Nov. 2020 More Loving is a two-time Boston Marathon runner and a triathlete. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 19 Oct. 2020

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

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First Known Use of triathlete

1982, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2021

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“Triathlete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triathlete. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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