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Quadrathlon, also known as quadrathlon, is an endurance type sport which comprises of four disciplines. The four disciplines should be done at one time; the fastest who can do it is the winner. A quadrathlon consists of swimming, kayaking, cycling, and running.

For sprint distance: 75 km swimming, 4km kayaking, 20km cycling, and 5km running. For short distance: 1.5km swimming, 8km kayaking, 40km cycling, and 10km running. For long distance: 4km swimming, 20km kayaking, 100km cycling, and 21km running. It can be done in any order, whichever the participant prefers. During the cold season, snowshoes and cross-country skiing usually replaces running and swimming.

There is a Quadrathlon World Cup that has been going on since 2001. It is organized by the World Quadrathlon Organization.


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