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Triathlon Race Distances

Name Swim Bike Run
Sprint 0.5mi (750m) 12.4mi (20km) 3.1mi (5km)
Olympic 0.93mi (1.5km) 24.8mi (40km) 6.2mi (10km)
ITU Long 1.86mi (3km) 49.6mi (80km) 12.4mi (20km)
Half Ironman 1.2mi (1.9km) 56mi (90km) 13.1mi (21.09km)
Full Ironman 2.4mi (3.8km) 112mi (180km) 26.2mi (42.195km)

Most people want to jump head first into the Full Ironman distance because of the challenge and notoriety it brings.  While a select few have had success starting at this level, many more have failed and hurt themselves in the process.  Do yourself a favor and start small and work your way down the ladder.

 

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