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

Definition of triathlete

: an athlete who competes in a triathlon

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Tapper, of West Hartford, is a long-time triathlete and the former coach of Team Training New England, a women’s triathlon training group. Lori Riley,, "Floating a new idea: Local triathletes team up to offer recovery techniques for athletes, others," 7 July 2019 Roka is known for their high-performance aviators, made for triathletes like Jesse Thomas. Adrienne So, WIRED, "The Best Sunglasses for Every Outdoor Occasion," 5 July 2019 Organizers of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo announced in April a shuffling of start times designed to help marathoners, race walkers, triathletes and rugby players avoid the midday heat. Lynne Peeples, NBC News, "Climate change is good for surfing. Other sports, not so much.," 20 June 2019 Longtime Chicago journalist Elizabeth Brackett — known as Dibby to her friends and family — was remembered Wednesday as a woman who loved those close to her with the same intensity that made her an award-winning journalist and a champion triathlete. Matthew Walberg,, "Elizabeth Brackett remembered for devotion to family, journalistic talent; 'She succeeded in making Michael Dukakis interesting'," 20 June 2018 Her posture was shaped by 30 years of Pilates and more recently by twice-weekly sessions with Marcus, a triathlete. Mark Holgate, Vogue, "Remembering Babs Simpson: Vogue Editor and Great American Free Spirit," 7 Jan. 2019 As an Ironman triathlete, her version of normal involved training and racing throughout her treatment, with the support of her doctor and entire medical team. Claire Gillespie, SELF, "3 Women on How They’ve Handled the Hardest Parts of Ovarian Cancer," 13 Dec. 2018 After retiring as a navy SEAL, Kunan became a triathlete and worked as an airport security officer, according to The Standard. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Who was the former Thai navy SEAL who died during cave rescue operations to save soccer team?," 6 July 2018 Participants are asked to be on site by 6 a.m., and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. — after which, the triathletes and their friends and family can enjoy face painting, balloon art and a Chick-fil-A breakfast. Marialuisa Rincon, Houston Chronicle, "Kids Triathlon coming to Branch Crossing YMCA on July 21," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of triathlete

1982, in the meaning defined above

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