TRIATHLON FACTS

Regardless of whether you're interested in triathlons as a spectator or an athlete, these articles area great place to explore what it's like to train for and complete in a triathlon.
FPO

Featured

How the International Triathlon Union Works

Are you a hard-core triathlete who enjoys swimming, cycling and running? Then you've probably heard of the International Triathlon Union (ITU), the world governing body of triathlons and related multi-sports. But what does the ITU entail?

1-10 of 12
  • 1
  • 2
  • Are triathlons safe?
    Are triathlons safe?

    If you read the headlines, a triathlon might seem like a death sentence. Titles like "Sudden Death Risk Looms in Triathlons" might catch your eye, especially if you just unwittingly signed up for the big race. Is it safe to compete in a triathlon, or do you risk horrible accidents, heart failure and drowning? See more »

  • How long is an Ironman triathlon?
    How long is an Ironman triathlon?

    Athletes in search of an extreme physical challenge need look no further than the Ironman Triathlon. How demanding is this event? Well, a full marathon only makes up one part of the race. See more »

  • How many triathlons can I race in a season?
    How many triathlons can I race in a season?

    If you've been bitten by the triathlon bug, you're signing up for races left and right! But even if you've got the stamina to reach the finish line, how many triathlons can you safely compete in per season? See more »

  • How Non-Standard Triathlon Events Work
    How Non-Standard Triathlon Events Work

    Triathlons are becoming more popular by the day. Despite the sport's grueling nature, more than a million people signed up for a traditional triathlon in 2009. But what about triathletes who want something a little different -- or tougher? See more »

  • How the International Triathlon Union Works
    How the International Triathlon Union Works

    Are you a hard-core triathlete who enjoys swimming, cycling and running? Then you've probably heard of the International Triathlon Union (ITU), the world governing body of triathlons and related multi-sports. But what does the ITU entail? See more »

  • How Triathlon Rules Work
    How Triathlon Rules Work

    Triathlons are unparalleled endurance tests. Because they're so competitive and physically punishing, the governing bodies of the sport have implemented strict and detailed rules to ensure the enjoyment and safety of everyone involved. See more »

  • What are average triathlon times?
    What are average triathlon times?

    In a sport with so many variations, is there a way to find out what's the average time for finishing a triathlon? Let's investigate. See more »

  • What are the age groups in triathlons?
    What are the age groups in triathlons?

    Weekend warriors come in all shapes and sizes, and middle-aged Americans sick of sitting at a desk all week are signing up for triathlons in droves. What's surprising? So are their kids! See more »

  • What are the various triathlon distances?
    What are the various triathlon distances?

    Most of us have heard of the Ironman Triathlon. But that's not the only version of the sport. There are actually several types of triathlons encompassing various distances and even sports beyond swimming, running and biking. See more »

  • What are triathlete rankings?
    What are triathlete rankings?

    Being an outstanding athlete is essential for competing in a triathlon, but being good at math doesn't hurt either. It's a needed skill for figuring out where you rank in this competitive sport. See more »

1-10 of 12
  • 1
  • 2

More To Explore

  • Most Popular

  • Most Watched

Don't Miss