Triathlon

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Triathlon
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The three teepical components o triathlon: soummin, cyclin, an runnin.
Heichest govrenin body Internaitional Triathlon Union
First played 1920s
Characteristics
Contact No
Mixed gender Yes, separate competitions
Categorization Endurance sport
Olympic Yes, syne 2000
Paralympic Yes, Paratriathlon syne 2016
Kintra or region Warldwide

A triathlon is a multiple-stage competeetion involvin the completion o three continuous an sequential endurance disciplines.[1] While mony variations o the sport exeest, triathlon, in its maist popular form, involves soummin, cyclin, an runnin in immediate succession ower various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest oweraw coorse completion time, includin timed "transitions" atween the indiveedual soum, cycle, an run components.[1] The wird "triathlon" is o Greek origin frae τρεῖς or treis ("three") an ἆθλος or athlos ("sport").[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Garrett, William E.; Kirkendall, Donald T. (2000). Exercise and sport science. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 919. ISBN 978-0-683-03421-9. 
  2. Matlow, Jeff (Winter 2011). "Tiredathlon". USA Triathlon Life. p. 101.