an athletic contest comprising three consecutive events, usually swimming, bicycling, and distance running.
a women's track-and-field competition comprising the 100-meter dash, high jump, and shot put.
British. a competition comprising fly-casting, horseback-riding, and trapshooting events.
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How to use triathlon in a sentence
He switched to triathlon in 2018, and hopes to medal in Tokyo.
Once you’ve completed an adventure race or triathlon, it’s customary to invoke the power of the highly regarded shower beer.
Indeed, the two sports with the lowest sleep numbers were triathlon and swimming—both sports that often feature early-morning practices.
As in all her triathlon competitions, she will work with a guide who tells her what’s happening on the circuit, cycling on a tandem bike and running and swimming, joined to them by a cord.Meet 6 Heroes Who Helped Battle COVID-19 Before Competing in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics | Jeffrey Kluger | July 8, 2021 | Time
Running, biking, and triathlon fitness challenges based on routines from Abdirahman, mountain biker Kate Courtney, and triathlete Taylor Spivey will also be available to both members and non-members.
Piazza talks to Sister Madonna Buder, the “Iron Nun,” who is the oldest person to ever finish an Ironman triathlon.
Finishing the Triple Crown with the Belmont is like concluding a triathlon with a marathon.Why California Chrome’s Fairy Tale Didn’t End Happily Ever After | Michael Fensom | June 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She looks and feels amazing, and is now training for a triathlon.
He kept rock-hard fit by running, swimming and biking as if in a perpetual triathlon.The First American Casualties of our Iraq “Adventure” | Michael Daly | March 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Why do so many guys on Match claim to be training for a triathlon?Not Finding Love Online: Dan Slater’s Adventures in Algorithm Dating | Dan Slater | February 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for triathlon
an athletic contest in which each athlete competes in three different events: swimming, cycling, and running
- triathlete, noun
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