Triathlon at the Olympics

The sport of Triathlon was first contested at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Discipline distances vary in triathlon competitions around the world. The distances used at the Olympics are a 1.5 kilometer swim, 40 kilometer cycle, and a 10 kilometer run.

Races run over this distance are now commonly known as 'Olympic Distance' events. At the Olympics there is an event for both men and women.

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