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Learn How to Compete in the Olympic Triathlon


Updated May 01, 2008

The Olympic Triathlon consists of three events, all done continuously, one after another. Learn how to participate in the three disciplines of the competition.

Swimming: The swim leg of the Olympic triathlon is a 1.5 kilometer swim, which can be done using any stroke.

Cycling: The swim leg is followed by a 40 kilometer bike ride.

Running: The bike leg is followed by the final leg, a 10 kilometer run.

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