Olympic triathlons (including the NYC Triathlon) involve a **1.5-kilometer swim**, 40-kilometer bike ride and 10-kilometer run. In “Iron Man” triathlons, the swimming portion can be as long as 3.9 kilometers, followed by up to a 180-kilometer bike ride and a 42.2-kilometer run (the same distance as a marathon).

How long does it take to complete a sprint triathlon?

- Add in 5 minutes (generous) for each transion and the total time for a beginner or first time triathlon to complete a sprint triathlon is about
**1 hour and 50 minutes**.

Contents

- 1 How long is an Olympic triathlon?
- 2 How long is an Olympic distance swim?
- 3 How fast do Olympic triathletes run?
- 4 How hard is an Olympic triathlon?
- 5 How old is Duffy?
- 6 How long do triathlons last?
- 7 How long is an Ironman race?
- 8 Can you draft in Olympic triathlon?
- 9 Do Olympians get paid?
- 10 How many laps is 1km swim?
- 11 How many lengths of a 20m pool is a mile?

## How long is an Olympic triathlon?

An Olympic Triathlon is a 51.5 kilometers long race, with a 1.5K swim, a 40K bike, and a 10K run. For elite female triathletes, breaking 2 hours in the distance is a great time.

## How long is an Olympic distance swim?

Olympics. The sport made its debut on the Olympic program at the Sydney Games in 2000 over the Olympic Distance (swim: 1,500 m [1,650 yd] – bike: 40 km [24.9 mi] – run: 10 km [6.2 mi]).

## How fast do Olympic triathletes run?

Not only are transition times mere seconds, but the overall pace is often extremely fast, hovering just above a 5-minute mile run pace. High-caliber professionals will often finish Olympic triathlons in around 2 hours or less, with the men’s record currently at just over 1 hour, 46 minutes.

## How hard is 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.

## How long do triathlons last?

Average Finish Times. How long does it take to finish an International Distance Triathlon? The answer, based on our analysis of more than 75 triathlons: about 3 hours, on average. Swim 1.5k in 40 minutes, Bike 40k in an hour and 20 minutes, and Run 10k in one hour.

## How long is an Ironman race?

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).

## Can you draft in Olympic triathlon?

In the bike leg of the Olympic triathlon, competitors are allowed to draft off of one another. Although drafting is allowed, competitors are not allowed to block out other riders. No forward progress is allowed without the bicycle.

## Do Olympians get paid?

But, no, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee doesn’t pay the Olympians a salary. They can make money from teams that are sponsored, endorsements, or medal winnings.

## How many laps is 1km swim?

I swim 1km ( 20 lengths ) a couple of times per week, freestyle and reasonable pace for a normal person (consistent 45 second-ish laps).

## 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.