Definition of triathlon
: an athletic contest that is a long-distance race consisting of three phases (such as swimming, bicycling, and running)
Recent Examples of triathlon from the Web
Running Seafair Triathlon PLAN AHEAD Adult individual or relay swimming, cycling and running, kids’ swim, bike, run, 6:30 a.m. July 23, Seward Park, Seattle; $100-$145/adults, $30-$40/kids (seafair.com/events).
That would leave plenty of time for his main hobby: triathlons.
The Aug. 6 event in Cascade is one of only 19 triathlons within the United States selected to host a state championship race.
The June 5 letter continued to appeal for money and, this week, the group’s website was promoting an Aug. 26 fund-raising triathlon.
Knowing most Triathlon athletes don’t peak until their 30s, Barajas hopes to eventually compete in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
Fiesta Island, Mission Bay, ombac.org 7.9: CARLSBAD TRIATHLON Among the nation’s oldest triathlons, this race includes a 1K open-water swim, a 25K bicycle ride and a 5K run along beaches, lagoons and an ecological reserve in Carlsbad.
The Schuylkill was declared unsafe for swimming and the course was modified to include a two-mile run in place of the 1,500-meter swim that typically starts a triathlon.
Lucy's already preparing for the next challenge: competing in a triathlon in a little more than two weeks.
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Origin and Etymology of triathlon
tri- + -athlon (as in decathlon)
First Known Use: 1973See Words from the same year
TRIATHLON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of triathlon for English Language Learners
sports : a long-distance race that has three parts (such as swimming, bicycling, and running)
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