Friday, 30 March 2012

Olympic Triathlon Introduction

A triathlon is a objective struggle involving three disciplines: swimming, cycling and running.  These three events are completed in progression without breaks. Triathlons are survival activities covering long distances. Competitors race against the clock, which starts as they enter the swim and stops as they cross the finish line after the run.
For this reason, triathlon is often reported as having a 'fourth discipline' known as the transition. The transition is the point in the race when competitors change from swimming to cycling, and from cycling to running.

Triathlon races differ in distance. According to the International Triathlon Union, and USA Triathlon, the main international race distances are Sprint distance (750 m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run), Intermediate (or Standard) distance, commonly referred to as "Olympic distance" (1.5 km swim, 40 km ride, 10 km run), the Long Course (1.9 km swim, 90 km ride, 21.1 km run, such as the Half Ironman), and Ultra Distance (3.8 km swim, 180 km ride, and a marathon: 42.2 km run); the most recognized branded Ultra Distance is the Ironman triathlon.
Transition areas are placed both between the swim and bike segments, and between the bike and run segments and are where the switches from swimming to cycling and cycling to running happen. These areas are used to store bicycles, performance apparel, and any other trimmings needed for ready for the next stage of the race. Transitions areas can vary in size depending on the number of participants expected for the race. In addition, these areas provide a social headquarters prior to the race. The first modern triathlon took place at Mission Bay, San Diego, California on September 25, 1974. Since then, triathlons have become very popular, and are now held throughout the world. The most legendary triathlon is the Hawaiian Ironman. This contest is an annual event, and was the first long-distance triathlon. It consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run.
The sport made its first appearance on the Olympic program at the Sydney Games in 2000 over the Olympic Distance (swim: 1,500 m (1,600 yd) – bike: 40 km (24.9 mi) – run: 10 km (6.2 mi)). London 2012 Olympic will see Triathlon being contested in Olympic park – water polo Arena from Sunday 29 July to Sunday 12 August. Triathlon fans can get their Olympic Triathlon Tickets from Global Ticket Market. Triathlon Tickets are now available for reservation at Global Ticket Market at affordable price. Olympic Games fans should be active fast to guarantee their London Olympic Tickets from Global Ticket Market.

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