Sports - Triathlon.

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  • Triathlon.


    Triathlon - the artificial creation of people who want to continuously improve their physical abilities, sport; high-speed sports, including swimming, cycling and cross-country race.

    This is one of the youngest sports - he's only 26 years old (he was born in 1974 in the United States). In 1978, competing in a triathlon in Hawaii, was attended by only 15 athletes (3.85 km swim, 179 km bike race and marathon (42.195 km)). After this triathlon began to spread to other countries, and in 1989 in Avignon in France established the International Triathlon Union. The same year saw the first official World Championship.

    Distinguish 4 types of triathlon:

    Short distances (sprint): Swimming - 300m, cycling - 20 km and cross - 5 km; International or Olympic: swimming - 1000 m, cycling - 40 km and run - 10 km; "Poluzhelezny man": swimming - 1.8 km, cycling - 90 km and run - 21 km; "Iron Man": swimming - 3.8 km, cycling - 180 miles and running - 42 km.


    The competition begins with diving. Produced a mass start of all the participants from the pontoon. Then swim goes on triangular course marked by buoys and ropes. For each voluntary contraction route length penalty points. Athletes may use any style of swimming, which they prefer, but basically all selected freestyle.

    Bicycle race.

    After exiting the water athletes take their bikes and start cycling stage. Located at a distance of 6 stations of technical assistance to eliminate breakdowns, such as, for example, puncture.


    The main rule is that the athlete must move on his feet. On the one hand, it is obvious, but on the other hand, the exhausted runners sometimes actually crawling cross the finish line.

    Changing between stages.

    Compliance with the rules change between stages is strictly regulated. Athletes should not interfere with other competitors during the preparation of their bikes or when changing. They need to move the bikes only within their designated area before and after the race. The helmet should be worn before the race and removed after the bike is mounted on the space provided. Naked form during changing prohibited. To perform actions during the changing phases of the athletes is given only 30 seconds.


    During the competition, the athletes do not have the right to create interference with each other. If this happens during the voyage, then it should be the end of the delay athlete for 30 seconds. If this happens during cycling or running, the athlete is prevented yellow card.

    He then need to stop and wait for permission to continue the competition. When performing dangerous actions or repeated violation of the athlete may be disqualified after presenting him a red card. Two yellow cards during one phase is automatically converted into the red, and the athlete is disqualified.



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