HITS, Inc. today announced the HITS Triathlon Series, the first race series to feature five distances at each event, with events taking place at unique destinations every month of the year. Designed for seasoned triathletes as well as first-timers, HITS Triathlon Series offers a distance for everyone.
- 1 What exactly is a triathlon?
- 2 What are the different types of triathlon?
- 3 Has anyone died in a triathlon?
- 4 What are the three stages of a triathlon?
- 5 Why is swimming first in a triathlon?
- 6 Is there a triathlon without swimming?
- 7 What are good triathlon times?
- 8 What is longer than a triathlon?
- 9 What is a short triathlon called?
- 10 What is shorter than a triathlon?
- 11 What is a Olympic distance triathlon?
- 12 Is triathlon bad for your heart?
- 13 Can a normal person do an Ironman?
- 14 Can you drown in a triathlon?
What exactly is a triathlon?
What Exactly Does Triathlon Involve? A standard triathlon event involves a continuous timed race over various distances combining the three disciplines of swimming, cycling and running. Triathlon events occur in that order – a swim, followed by a cycle ride, followed by a run.
What are the different types of triathlon?
There are four common types of triathlons, and the distances covered get longer as you progress from one to the next.
- Sprint. The sprint distance is great for those new to triathlons.
- Olympic Triathlon.
- Half Triathlon.
- Go Big or Go Home – Full Triathlon.
Has anyone died in a triathlon?
It’s true that deaths during a triathlon are more common than in running-only events, but they are still exceedingly rare and taken as a whole, athletes are still far better off in the long run to be training and racing for these events.
What are the three stages of a triathlon?
All triathlons follow the same three-component sequence: an open-water swim, followed by a cycling leg (a term commonly used among triathletes to describe each stage of the competition), and ending in a run.
Why is swimming first in a triathlon?
Swimming is the most hazardous of the three sports from a safety perspective. Most casualties in Triathlons are during this leg for quite obvious reasons: if you stop swimming, you drown. It’s, therefore, best to avoid a risk of drowning from exhaustion and it makes a lot of sense putting the swim leg first.
Is there a triathlon without swimming?
The alternative is called a duathlon. A duathlon is some variation of bike and run. Usually it is run-bike-run. You could also participate in a triathlon on a relay team.
What are good triathlon times?
Also known as a standard distance triathlon, the best athletes in the world would often complete the course in 1 hour and 50 minutes. The average triathlete on the other hand would expect to take around 3 hours. This means the swim takes around 40 minutes and the 40 km bike needs to be completed in 1 hour.
What is longer than a triathlon?
An ultra-triathlon is a long-distance triathlon. The term generally refers to all triathlon events with a distance that is a multiple of the Ironman Triathlon, which consists of 2.4 miles (3.86 km) of swimming, 112 miles (180.25 km) of cycling, and a full marathon (26.2 mi or 42.2 km) of running.
What is a short triathlon called?
Try a mini-triathlon! The sprint tri — affectionately dubbed a mini-triathlon — typically includes a half-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride and three-mile run, in that order. Distances vary depending on the race and course.
What is shorter than a triathlon?
Super sprints are slightly shorter races: 0.4km swim (0.25 mile), 10km bike (6.2 miles) and 2.5km run (1.5 miles).
What is a Olympic distance triathlon?
Olympic Distance Triathlon This is perhaps the most well known triathlon distance. If you’ve ever watched triathlon at the Olympics Games, you’ll have seen the triathletes compete over the Olympic or standard distance of a 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run.
Is triathlon bad for your heart?
Putting in too many miles training for ultramarathons, triathlons and other endurance events can cause long-term damage to the heart. A little exercise is good for you. Too much can be bad for you, and could even kill you.
Can a normal person do an Ironman?
THEY CAN! Ironman combines the three disciplines of Swim, Bike, Run. They cover distances of 3.8km Swim, 180km Bike and 42.2km of running. 36,000 very normal, amateur athletes line up to that start line with the hopes of hitting the magic red carpet & the finish line to the words of “You are an Ironman”.
Can you drown in a triathlon?
Both men are believed to have suffered ‘medical events’ in the water, with the medical examiner declaring McCulloch’s death a drowning as a result of a medical event. About 1.7 deaths per 100,000 people occur in triathlon. The majority of those deaths and cardiac arrests occurred in men who were middle-age and older.