Race formats

Name | Swim | Run |
---|---|---|

Sprint | 750 m (0.47 mi) | 5 km (3.1 mi) |

Olympic | 1.5 km (0.93 mi) | 10 km (6.2 mi) |

Triathlon 70.3 | 1.9 km (1.2 mi) |
21.1 km (13.1 mi) |

Long Distance (O2) | 3.0 km (1.9 mi) | 20 km (12 mi) |

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Contents

- 1 How long is a normal triathlon?
- 2 How many meters is a triathlon?
- 3 How long is the swim in a triathlon in meters?
- 4 What is a good triathlon time for a beginner?
- 5 What is a standard triathlon?
- 6 How far is a 750 meter swim?
- 7 How far is an Ironman?
- 8 How many lengths of a 20m pool is a mile?
- 9 How hard is an Ironman?

## How long is a normal triathlon?

The most common triathlon distance follows international Olympic guidelines: A swim of 0.93 miles (1.5 kilometers), a bicycle route of 24.8 miles (40 kilometers) and a run of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).

## How many meters is a triathlon?

Olympic or International Distance Triathlon: 1,500 meters or 1640 yards. Half Iron Distance or Long Course Triathlon: 1.2 miles, 2112 yards, or 1900 meters. Iron Distance Triathlon: 2.4 miles, 4224 yards, or 3,800 meters.

## How long is the swim in a triathlon in meters?

Triathlons are categorized by distance. Sprint triathlons typically require a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike ride and five-kilometer run. Olympic triathlons (including the NYC Triathlon) involve a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and 10-kilometer run.

## What is a good triathlon time for a beginner?

For the beginner triathlete, it will take about 1 hour 50 minutes to complete their first sprint distance triathlon. If we break down the average sprint triathlon time, this should take the novice triathlete around 2 minutes per 100 m in the swim. 1 hour for the bike leg, and up to 30 minutes to complete the run.

## What is a standard triathlon?

Standard or Olympic Triathlon— 1.5 kilometer (0.93 mile) swim / 40km (25 mi) bike / 10 km (6.2 mi) run. Half-Ironman or 70.3 Triathlon—1.9 kilometer (1.2 mile) swim / 90 km (56 mi) bike / 21.1 km (13.1 mi) run. Ironman Triathlon—3.8 kilometer (2.4 mile) swim / 180.2 km (112 mi) bike / 42.2 km (26.2 mi) run.

## How far is a 750 meter swim?

That was the first sign this triathlon might not go well. There were others. The lake was so cold my face refused to make contact with the water. I ended up dog-paddling 750 meters.

## How far is an Ironman?

Each year, over 96,000 athletes register to compete in Ironman races, representing over 90 countries, regions and territories. This triathlon distance requires a 2.4 mile swim (3.9K), 112 mile bike (180.2K), and 26.2 mile run (42.2K).

## How many lengths of a 20m pool is a mile?

Swimming Mile Distance (1650 Yards Or 1500 Meters) Example: Say your pool measures 20 yards long and you would like to complete a full mile swim, then all you have to do is take 1760 yards and divide it by 20. That would equal a total of 88 laps that you would need to swim to complete a full mile.

## How hard is an Ironman?

The IRONMAN distance is legit hard. You will be challenged mightily on race day. But you can suffer better by teaching your body and mind in the preceding months to be okay with sustained discomfort (not pain; you should come to understand the difference).