Course changes to Fyn 2018 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival
Jan 29, 2018

Course changes to Fyn 2018 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival

The Local Organising Committee of the 2018 ITU Multisport World Championship Festival has decided to implement some changes in the courses of some of the races. Long Distance World…

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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