Definition of triathlon
: an athletic contest that is a long-distance race consisting of three phases (such as swimming, bicycling, and running)
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Mark Hoffman, who recently opened a triathlon shop in Charlotte, was the most seriously injured of the cyclists.
Bob Babbitt, co-founder of Competitor Magazine and a triathlon historian, thinks the sale is good for the endurance sports industry.
Each session will teach different aspects of the triathlon, including transitions, improving personal time, and overall athletic fitness.
Gruson retained her competitive spirit, first by sailing in regattas with Shake-A-Leg, the Coconut Grove nonprofit that teaches disabled people how to sail, then becoming involved in the Miami triathlon circuit.
Racers begin this sprint triathlon with a jump off Fairhope Pier into Mobile Bay before swimming 1/3-mile to the shore.
In 2009, noticing that Steve never was sick, Xi joined a fitness class and signed up for a mini triathlon, which required 20 minutes each of swimming, biking and running.
In the village of Arromanches, where Brits and the Canadians came ashore on D-Day not far from the American Utah and Omaha beachheads, the Allies’ sacrifices are remembered with a crowded town festival and music, food and a triathlon.
This isn’t as much of an issue on triathlon bikes, where riders race at a steady power output.
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Origin and Etymology of triathlon
tri- + -athlon (as in decathlon)
First Known Use: 1973
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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