- The ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships is a triathlon race held annually since 1994. The championships involve a continuous swim-cycle-run, over distances varying between that of an Olympic-distance and an Iron-distance triathlon race.
- 1 What does ITU stand for in triathlon?
- 2 How long is an ITU Triathlon?
- 3 What is an ITU athlete?
- 4 How do I watch ITU Triathlon?
- 5 What is the fastest Ironman?
- 6 Is a triathlon the same as an Ironman?
- 7 Who are the Brownlee brothers?
- 8 How old is Alex Yee?
- 9 What is international triathlon distance?
- 10 Where can I watch triathlon UK?
- 11 How can I watch Yokohama Triathlon 2021?
- 12 How can I watch the Montreal Triathlon 2021?
What does ITU stand for in triathlon?
From 1 October 2020, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) will officially take on its new identity as World Triathlon, following a rebrand that will take the sport of triathlon and its world governing body forwards after 31 years as ITU.
How long is an ITU Triathlon?
Athletes in an ITU (International Triathlon Union) distance triathlon can choose an Olympic or sprint triathlon distance in many of ITU’s 180+ races worldwide. A Sprint triathlon distance consists of a 750m swim, 20km bike, and 5km run. An Olympic triathlon distance consists of a 1,500m swim, 40km bike, and a 10km run.
What is an ITU athlete?
With the establishment of the International Triathlon Union (ITU, now World Triathlon) in 1989 it was quickly established that the governing body should host a yearly world championship to establish the men’s and women’s world champion.
How do I watch ITU Triathlon?
You can watch all races live on TriathlonLIVE.tv, including the Paratriathlon World Championships.
What is the fastest Ironman?
The fastest completion of the IRONMAN® World Championship by a male athlete is 7 hours 51 minutes 13 seconds, achieved by Jan Frodeno (Germany) at Kailua-Kona in Hawaii, USA, on 12 October 2019. Frodeno completed the 2.4-mile swim in 47:31, the 112-mile bike ride in 4:16:03, and the 26.2-mile marathon in 2:42:43.
Is a triathlon the same as an Ironman?
All Ironman races are triathlons, but not all triathlons are Ironman races. A Triathlon refers to a race that consists of three disciplines completed back to back; swimming, cycling and running. There are other triathlons that cover the same distances, but these are simply called ‘Iron-distance races’.
Who are the Brownlee brothers?
Alistair and Jonny Brownlee Both are Olympic, national and international medallists, and are graduates of the University of Leeds. The brothers have maintained a strong and active involvement with our University since graduating.
How old is Alex Yee?
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What is international triathlon distance?
Formerly called “international distance,” the name was changed prior to the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney when triathlon debuted in the Olympic program. Its distances are standardized, with a 1.5K (0.93-mile) swim, a 40K (24.8-mile) bike and a 10K (6.2-mile) run.
Where can I watch triathlon UK?
You can watch all of the Triathlon Series action live on BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and mobile app. All of the action will also be available on catch-up on the BBC iPlayer.
How can I watch Yokohama Triathlon 2021?
You can watch all the action from the opening race in Yokohama across the BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website. Both races will be available to watch again on Saturday, 15 May on the BBC Red Button, while the races will also be available as catch-up on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website for 30 days.
How can I watch the Montreal Triathlon 2021?
You can watch all of the action from the Montreal eliminator of the World Triathlon Championship Series live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app. All of the action will also be available on catch-up on the BBC iPlayer.