Olympic Triathlons are performed at the Olympic Games. The triathletes who compete in this type of triathlon complete a swim, a bike ride, and a run.
The swim’s distance is 1.5 km (0.93 miles), followed by a 40km bike ride (24.8 miles), and finally, a 10 km (6.2 miles) run.
The distance was first agreed upon at the International Triathlon Union’s World Championship in France in 1989.
The International Triathlon Union is now known as World Triathlon.
For those athletes competing at the top of their age range, the time records for Olympic triathlons tend to sit in the 2 to 2 and a half hour range.
Olympic triathlons are a great test of athletic endurance and stamina, as they require strong maintenance of pace and energy levels throughout the course.
Extremely proficient fitness levels are required for the ability to transition effectively between exercises and maintain stamina during the course.