Triathlon in Ireland

The sport triathlon first originated in San Diego in 1974, started by the San Diego track club. In the sport triathlon you run, bike and swim. You may not have any assistants or you are disqualified. No headsets, i pods ,Phones, glass and if you stop you must start back at the same spot. In 2014 there was 170033 people on the us triathlon team. It takes about 4 to 6 hours to complete a full game.

 


 Triathlon is scored by there top three records over the year, on December 31 you are scored on average you get about 12 points per minute you run. The distances are 26 miles for running, 2.4 miles for swimming and 112 mils of biking sense the is no actual field dimensions. Some tactics are staying at a steady pace so you can run your distance and focus.

Some penalties are wearing a headset or a device, any glass bottles or being paced by someone or someone helping you in any way.  The equipment used is a swim suit, goggles, a cap or a wet suit and a bike ,helmet and a running suit. The leagues that exist are the Olympic games, kids leagues and adult leagues. 

Triathlon has changed over the years. It used to be running, cycling and canoeing in France in 1920 way before it became triathlon. you used to only have to bike 7.5 miles and run 1.9 miles and swim across a channel . The rule have became more strict and the bikes and gear are now more advanced.

Citations

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"Athletic Scholarships." The History Of Triathlon. Where Triathlon Started. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.


"What Is a Triathlon?" Totaltriathlon.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.


"Demographics." Team USA. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

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"All World Athlete Program Points System - IRONMAN Official Site | IRONMAN Triathlon 140.6 & 70.3." IRONMAN.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.


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