Sports


ENDURANCE SPORTS

You have options! There are multiple combinations of endurance sports, with different distances to participate. Here is a little history on running, triathlon and duathlon.

RUNNING

We were born to do it - running. The human body is mechanically designed to run and sustain both distance and speed, more so than any other mammal on earth, whether you believe it or not - design and desire are two different things.

The history of the marathon dates back to Greece, where a messenger ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver a message. That distance was 40km. When this event was introduced to the Olympics to honor the distance ran from the messenger, in order to complete the course from the start to finish line, the marathon became known as a 42 km race.

Running a 42 km isn't what makes a better a better athlete. There are many distances you can run and master that suite your training and timely needs. The most important thing to remember and learn about running is that technique will take you far. The more mechanically correct your move, the less likely you are to injury yourself and the longer you can endure the sport. You will find races throughout the world from 100 meters to 200 km of running.

POPULAR RACE DISTANCE

  1. 1.5 km
  2. 5 km
  3. 10 km
  4. 15 km
  5. 21 km
  6. 42 km
  7. 50 km / Ultra
  8. 100 km / Ultra

TRIATHLON

The history of the sport of triathlon started in Southern California with a group of runners who were looking to switch up a workout day of just running. They thought, "what if we did another activity before our actual running workout, would we become better runners?" Living on the ocean, one day they decided they would do a swim, followed by a little ride and then do their run. Little did they know that this cross-training workout day would soon become the world's fastest growing sport - the TRIATHLON.

Contrary to popular belief, the original distance of the triathlon is not the full distance or also known as Ironman® Distance, it is the Sprint Distance that put this popular sport on the map. You will find the Olympic Distance an Olympic event, and in the 2016 Olympics there will also be theSuper Sprint Relays.

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OFFICIAL DISTANCES

    SUPER SPRINT
  1. Swim: 200-375 meters
  2. Bike: 8-10 km
  3. Run: 1.5-2.5 km
  4. distances depending on where the course is

    SPRINT
  1. Swim: 750 meters
  2. Bike: 20 km
  3. Run: 5 km

    OLYMPIC
  1. Swim: 1.5 km
  2. Bike: 40 km
  3. Run: 10 km


    HALF/LONG COURSE
  1. Swim: 1.9 meters
  2. Bike: 90 km
  3. Run: 21 km

    FULL DISTANCE
  1. Swim: 3.8 km
  2. Bike: 180 km
  3. Run: 4.2 km

DUATHLON

Run - Bike - Run is what the duathlon includes. It is just the two sports and designed for those who are not comfortable in the water or just enjoy running and cycling more. There are multiple distances you can do and are commonly arranged as such, where you run the longest distance first, then take to the bike for a greater distance that is at least twice as long as the run. Then return back to a second run for a much shorter distance.

While it is not as popular as running and triathlon, it is a growing sport, with international recognition. You will find there are two major distances (Intermediate and Long Course) that hold World Championship finals. It is a great sport to do when swimming isn't available. You can also have a longer racing season with this sport, since water temperatures are not a factor.

OFFICIAL DISTANCES

    SHORT
  1. Run: 1.6 - 6.1 km
  2. Bike: 8 - 30 km
  3. Run: 1.6 - 6.1 km

    INTERMEDIATE
  1. Run: 6.2 - 12.8 km
  2. Bike: 30.1 km - 50 km
  3. Run: 6.2 - 12.8 km

    LONG
  1. Run: 12.9 - 29.9 km
  2. Bike: 50 - 99.9 km
  3. Run: 12.9 - 29.9 km

    ULTRA
  1. Run: 30+ km
  2. Bike: 100+ km
  3. Run: 30+ km