triathlon

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tri·ath·lon

 (trī-ăth′lən, -lŏn′)
n.
An athletic contest in which participants compete without stopping in three successive events, usually long-distance swimming, bicycling, and running.

triathlon

(traɪˈæθlɒn)
n
(Athletics (Track & Field)) an athletic contest in which each athlete competes in three different events: swimming, cycling, and running
[C20: from tri- + Greek athlon contest]
ˌtriˈathlete n

tri•ath•lon

(traɪˈæθ lɒn)

n.
1. an athletic contest comprising three consecutive events, usu. swimming, bicycling, and distance running, and won by the contestant finishing the entire contest in the least time.
2. a women's track-and-field competition comprising the 100-meter dash, high jump, and shot put.
[1970–75; tri- + (dec) athlon]

triathlon

an intense aerobic endurance competition, typically, in its longest form, consisting of a 2.4-mile ocean swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a 26.2-mile marathon run, the winner being the one to finish all three events in the least time.
See also: Athletics
Translations

triathlon

[traɪˈæθlən] Ntriatlón m

triathlon

[traɪˈæθlən] ntriathlon m

triathlon

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triathlon

[traɪˈæθlɒn] ntriathlon m inv
References in periodicals archive ?
The popular weekend destination will transform into a race course-with-a-view featuring the Olympic triathlon distance of 1.
He will be racing over the sprint triathlon distance comprising a 750m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run.
Simon Tippet crossing the line at the finsih of The Outlaw Triathlon distance race in Nottingham
That day he competed the standard triathlon distance of 1,500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run in 2hrs 19min 20sec to finish in 12th place overall.