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Triathlon

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Triathlon
By Madison and Adrienne
Types of Triathlons
1. Sprint Distance
.47 mile swim
12 mile bike
3.1 mile run
2. Standard (Olympic) Distance
.93 mile swim
25 mile bike
6.2 mile run
3. Long Course (Half Ironman)
1.2 mile swim
56 mile bike
13.1 mile run
4. Ultra Distance (Ironman)
2.4 mile swim
112 mile bike
26.2 mile run
Rules
No interference b/w athletes
No using flippers in the swimming portion
Helmets must be on before mounting bikes
If a bike breaks, the rider must tow the bike through the end of the race
Bike mount line
Time penalties
Unsportsmanlike conduct
Improper passing
Swimming
Usually in bodies of water without lanes
Check for buoys
Special triathlon wet suits

Cycling
Drafting is not allowed
Triathlon bikes have special handles that are aerodynamic
Special seats to spare muscle groups for running
Running
Most runners often experience muscle weakness that they are not accustomed to because of biking and swimming
Transitions
A designated are where all the gear is located and stored
The first transition is called T1
The second is called T2
Transition sections are timed
-Sometimes the times are subtracted depending on the race
Times
1. Beginning of swim to beginning of T1 (Swim time)
2. Beginning of T1 to the end of T1
(Transition 1)
3. End of T1 to end of cycling (Cycling time)
4. End of cycling to end of T2 (transition 2)
5.End of T2 to end of run (Run time)
Average Female Participant
Average body fat percentage: 16.5%
Average Mass: 55.2 kg (121.4)
Comparisons:
- heavier
-less lean
Few eating disorders b/c sufficient nutrition is required to partake
Heather Fuhr
1993- 2003: 8 top-9 finishes in Ironman World Championship
1997 Ironman World Champion
15 Total Ironman titles
- Ironman USA (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005)
-Ironman Japan (1995, 1996, 1997, 2006)
-Ironman Brazil (1998, 1999)
-Ironman Germany (2000)
-Ironman Switzerland (1998)
-Ironman California (2000)
-World Championship
Two Wildflower Triathlon Titles (1998, 1999)
Paula Newby-Fraser
8-time Ironman world champion
24 time Ironman winner
Ironman course record that stood for 17 years
11th place at the 1988 World Championship
1995 Ironman Hawaii
- handled adversity
-fell with .5 mi of cycling with a major lead
-said she thought she was going to die
-walked and finished 4th
in 1996 returned and won the world championship
Bibliography
Babbit, B. (n.d.). The 25 Greatest Female Triathletes Of All Time. Triathletecom. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://triathlon.competitor.com/2014/07/lists/25-greatest-female-triathletes-time_101725
Leake, C. (n.d.). Comparison of body composition and somatotype of trained female triathletes. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18953
Triathlon. (2014, October 23). Wikipedia. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triathlon
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