Current events. Triathlon races are held over four distances: Sprint, Olympic, Double Olympic and Triple Olympic. The Olympic triathlon comprises a 1.5km swim, a 40km bike ride, and a 10km run. There are two competitions at the Olympic Games: men’s and women’s individual.
- An Olympic Triathlon is a 51.5 kilometers long race, with a 1.5K swim, a 40K bike, and a 10K run. For elite women, breaking 2 hours in the distance is a great time.
- 1 How long does an Olympic triathlon take?
- 2 How many miles is an Olympic triathlon?
- 3 How hard is it to do an Olympic triathlon?
- 4 How old is Duffy?
- 5 Can I finish an Olympic triathlon?
- 6 How many hours a week should I train for an Olympic triathlon?
- 7 How fast do Olympic triathletes swim?
- 8 Are Olympic triathlons healthy?
- 9 What is a good Olympic triathlon time for beginners?
- 10 How old is Duffey?
How long does an Olympic triathlon take?
Olympic distance triathlons, also known as ‘standard distance’, begin with a 1500m swim, followed by a 40km bike and 10km run. It’s the distance that you race over in the Olympic Games and ITU World Championships, and the best in the world would usually manage to complete it in around 1 hour 50 minutes.
How many miles is an Olympic triathlon?
Olympic Triathlon When you line up on the starting line, get ready to swim 0.93 miles (1.5K), bike 24.85 miles (40K), and run 6.2 miles (10K). Plan on spending about three to four hours outdoors swimming, biking, and running when you get to this level.
How hard is it to do an Olympic triathlon?
More to Chew On The distances essentially double—an Olympic-distance triathlon includes a 0.93-mile (1.5K) swim, a 24.8-mile (40K) bike and a 6.2-mile (10K) run. It’s just far enough to challenge you without making your training feel overwhelming.
How old is Duffy?
You basically go for as many laps as you can in 30 min. While there is a debate on the true value of this swim as it’s directed by most non-TI masters coaches, if you swim at a pace of 2:00 per 100m, then you should make 1500m in 30 min.
Can I finish an Olympic triathlon?
The Olympic distance triathlon is called the Olympic distance because it’s the distance athletes race in the Olympics. Professional triathletes will complete an Olympic distance triathlon in 1:45 hours, but most amateurs will take around 2:45 hours.
How many hours a week should I train for an Olympic triathlon?
That’s three to four hours per week. Well folks, experience has told us over and over again that that’s all you need to do a sprint or a standard-distance duathlon. For the Olympic-distance triathlon, add another 1-2 hours per week.
How fast do Olympic triathletes swim?
Only 25% of the women triathletes swam under 1h12 min (or 1:54 min/100m) and 75% under 1h29 min (or 2:20 min/100m). The average Ironman swim time for men is 1h18 min (or 2:03 min/100m). Only 25% of the men triathletes swam under 1h09 min (or 1:49 min/100m) and 75% under 1h25 min (or 2:15 min/100m).
Are Olympic triathlons healthy?
With that said, triathlon is a healthy sport to participate in due to its positive impact on our cardiovascular health, brain health and bone health.
What is a good Olympic triathlon time for beginners?
Amateur athletes should focus on keeping their first transition under 1:30 and their second transition under 1:00. Their swim time should be less than 35 minutes, their bike time less than an hour and 35 minutes, and their run time should be less than 50 minutes.
How old is Duffey?
Born and raised in Bermuda, Flora Duffy started competing in triathlon at the age of seven, moved up through the ranks of the sport and the World Triathlon Development programme to become the first woman ever to have won an Olympic and World title in the same year, and the first ever Bermudian Olympic gold medallist.