Triathlon Race Distances
|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.