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A competitive event involving 3 sport disciplines: swimming, bicycling, and running, usually in that order
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The races were contested over the sprint triathlon distance and featured a 750m sea swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run.
The Summer Tri Series includes First of the Summer Tri (usually in May) and Last of the Summer Tri (usually in September), with sprint triathlon distances of 400m (poolbased swim), 24k bike ride and 5.
Each triathlon is roughly equivalent to Olympic Triathlon distances made up of a 1.
To date, no study investigated participation and performance trends in longer triathlon distances such as the Triple Iron ultra-triathlon.
But there is a trio of shorter triathlon distances that put triathloning into reach for many of us.