Triathlon, first included in the Olympics in Sydney 2000, is an exciting, multi-discipline sport made up of a swim, then a bike ride, and then a run.
Competitors race against the clock, which starts as they begin the swim and stops as they cross the finish line after the run.
Race distances vary depending on age, level, and preference but in a standard Olympic Triathlon, competitors will swim for 1500m, cycle for 40km, and run for 10km.
In Britain, approximately 500 Triathlon races take place annually.
It’s possible to get involved in the sport from the age of 8 upwards – all you need to be able to do is swim, ride a bike and run!
British Triathlon, the national governing body for the sport of Triathlon in Great Britain, also host training camps specifically for disabled triathletes.
For information on preventing or recoveing from Triathlon injuries, visit our dedicated Triathlon Injuries page provided by Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic.