Triathlon – 2016 Rio Olympics

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Updated: June 15, 2016

Triathlon

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Triathlon

Derived from the Greek words “three competitions,” triathlon is undoubtedly true endurance test, consisting of swimming, cycling and athletics race. Although initially triathlon became important in Southern California in the early 1970’s, it has only been part of the program of the Summer Games since 2000. However, what it lacks in history, it makes up for in competitiveness. Examine the equipment and trace the route of the race that will compete in London with the backdrop of the historic Hyde Park.

Triathlon is an individual sport and requires the greatest possible resistance because it is the sport that combines three sports: swimming, cycling and jogging. Triathlon known to be one of the most demanding and toughest sports that exist in the current panorama of competition at world level. Athletes who dare practice must maintain a schedule very “tight” in terms of training is concerned. Since you must deal with both physical and psychological extreme conditions.

Triathlon is a sport that is becoming increasingly practitioners who are dedicated exclusively to this discipline. His greatest effervescence lived to become Olympic sport at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The distances in terms of swimming, biking and jogging on foot, vary depending on the age of the competitors.

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) sanctions and organizes Olympic distance races each year, culminating in world championships, Pro-elite triathletes, Juniors elite and amateur athletes (amateurs) divided into five age groups. In the world championships to elite triathletes they are allowed to make use of “drafting” in cycling (stick behind the wheel of another triathlete, so to cut the wind), as it is forbidden for competitors into age groups. The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) is responsible for organizing the series of Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events each year. These races serve as qualifying event for the World Championship. These events are held in Hawaii and Florida respectively.

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Triathlon is an individual sport and requires the greatest possible resistance because it is the sport that combines three sports
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