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How long is an Olympic triathlon?

Olympic distance

An Olympic triathlon is also known as the “standard course” or the “short course.” An Olympic triathlon race is a 3-discipline race consisting of a 1.5-kilometer (0.93 mi) swim, a 40-kilometer (24.8 mi) bike ride, and a 10-kilometer (6.2 mi) run. The Olympic distance event was first introduced at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

How long is an Olympic triathlon distance?

An Olympic triathlon consists of a 1.5-kilometer (0.93 mi) swim, a 40-kilometer (24.8 mi) bike ride, and a 10-kilometer (6.2 mi) run. This is precisely double the length of a sprint triathlon.

DistanceSwimBikeRun
Sprint Triathlon0.5 mi (750m)12.4 mi (20km)3.1 mi (5km)
Olympic Triathlon0.93 mi (1.5km)24.8 mi (40km)6.2 mi (10km)

The pie chart below illustrates how far each discipline is.

The distance of a Olympic triathlon

And this pie chart illustrates how much time it usually takes to finish is discipline. The overall average is 02:53:00. The swim takes about 30 minutes, the bike 1 hour and 17 minutes, and the run on average take 57 minutes. Finally, the average transition time is 9 minutes.

The average time of each discipline

What are the average times for professionals?

The average professional time for an Olympic distance triathlon is 1:48:00, while the world record stands at an incredible 1:35:50! For sprint triathlons, the average professional time is 56:14, with the world record being an impressive 48:24.

What are the average times for amateurs/age groupers?

The average amateur time for an Olympic distance triathlon is 2:24:00, while the world record stands at an incredible 2:04:16! For sprint triathlons, the average amateur time is 1:01:14, with the world record being an impressive 54:48.

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