triathlon(redirected from Triathlons)
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An athletic contest in which participants compete without stopping in three successive events, usually long-distance swimming, bicycling, and running.
(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]
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.
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