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Sunday, 11 February 2007 07:53

Triathlon

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Triathlon: the sport comprises swimming, cycling and running

The triathlon is a spectacular endurance event featuring three sports: swimming, cycling and running, contested back-to-back in immediate sequence. Official times include the time required to "transition" from one sport to the other. This means transitioning from swim to bike, or bike to run, and includes time necessary for changing equipment.

In a typical triathlon, competitors arrive at the venue about an hour before the race begins to set up their spot in the transition area. Here, they will have a rack to hold their bicycle and a small area of ground space for shoes, clothing, water bottles and other necessities.


The triathlon event will be making its Asian Games debut at the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006 and will feature a 1,500m swim, 40km bike and a 10km run.

 
 

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