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triathlon

[ trahy-ath-luhn ]
/ traɪˈæθ lən /
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noun

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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Origin of triathlon

First recorded in 1970–75; tri- + (dec)athlon
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British Dictionary definitions for triathlon

triathlon
/ (traɪˈæθlɒn) /

noun

an athletic contest in which each athlete competes in three different events: swimming, cycling, and running

Derived forms of triathlon

triathlete, noun

Word Origin for triathlon

C20: from tri- + Greek athlon contest
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