5 Things You Need To Know About Triathlon

July 11, 2023

1. The origin of Triathlon dates back over 100 years ago, however the history of Triathlon as we know it originated in the 1970s, with the first modern Triathlon event held in San Diego in 1974.

2. There are a variety of triathlon distances, with super sprint, sprint, Olympic, middle and long distance being the most popular race formats. At Trinbago 2023, athletes will super sprint which consists of 400m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run.

3. The Mixed Team Relay, featuring two men and two women, was introduced at Glasgow 2014 and sees each athlete complete a short triathlon before tagging their teammate. Each relay distance varies from event to event, depending on available lap distances. The relay event returned for Birmingham 2022 and will take place at Trinbago 2023.

4. The male, female and mixed relay Triathlon events at Trinbago 2023 will take place at Buccoo stadium on Tobago, which famously was originally used for Goat racing.

5. Across Scotland, there are over 50 Triathlon clubs, with opportunities for adults, students, juniors, and youth athletes to get involved and participate.

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