The first recorded triathlon took place in 1974 in San Diego, California, as an alternative workout to the rigors of track training. The first event consisted of a 10km run, 8km cycle and a 500m swim. Over the following decade, triathlon’s popularity continued to build, and it soon gained worldwide recognition.

Triathlon made its Olympic debut at Sydney 2000. This helped the sport to become even more popular. It now has over 170 affiliated national federations around the world.

64 Athletes (32 women and 32 men)

Women / Men / Individual / 4x Mixed Relay



Combination of swimming, cycling and running in immediate succession.


Women Individual / Men Individual: the distance for each of the segments is as follows: 750m open water swim, a 20km bicycle ride, and a 5km run; the first athlete to complete the course is declared the winner.


4x Mixed Relay: composed of 4 athletes who will compete in the following order: woman, man, woman, man; distances: each of the athletes will complete a 250 to 300m open water swim, 5 to 8km bicycle ride and 1.5 to 2km run; the first team to complete the course after all four athletes have crossed the finish line is declared the winner.

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