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Alistair Brownlee, Mariya Shorets Aquathlon Champs
Sep 14, 2016

Alistair Brownlee, Mariya Shorets Aquathlon Champs

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee (GBR) did what he does best when he kicked off the action at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel…

Introducing Aquathlon

One of the simplest forms of multisport, aquathlon consists of swimming and running. The official distances for the annual ITU Aquathlon World Championships are a 2.5km run, 1km swim, and 2.5km run. This can change if the water temperature is low, and in this instance the race becomes a 1km swim followed by a 5km run.

Aquathlon is an excellent way for novice athletes to enter the world of multisport, and for experienced triathletes to add some spice to their race programmes.

There are a wealth of aquathlons organized throughout the year with varying distances and forms. During the colder months, pool based aquathlons are often held using the swim-run formula. During the summer, evening and weekend aquathlon race series are held by many triathlon clubs. Junior and youth aquathlons are also held (although with shorter swim and run distances dependent on age) in both pools and open water.

 

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