The ITU Aquathlon World Championships have been held annually since 1998, typically a few days preceding and in the same location as the ITU Triathlon World Championships, however since 2007 the championships have been held as totally separate events in different locations. The championships involve a continuous swim-run, typically with run being 5 km and the swim being between 750m and 1 km (however the distances have varied during the event's history). The championships are organised by the International Triathlon Union.
The sport of aquathlon consists of a continuous, two-stage race involving swimming followed by running. The International Triathlon Union (ITU) and its member federation organizations sanction competitions and govern the sport. An aquathlon is also called an "aquathon." The ITU and USA Triathlon sanctioning organizations generally use the term aquathlon.
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is the international governing body for the multi-sport disciplines of triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and other nonstandard variations. The ITU host the top level international race series the ITU World Triathlon Series and the ITU Triathlon World Cup. More recently, the ITU created a long distance race circuit with official world championships. Long Distance Triathlon races are closer in length to Ironman Triathlon races owned and organized by the World Triathlon Corporation.
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A triathlon is a multisport race with three continuous and sequential endurance races. The word is of Greek origin, from τρεῖς or treis (three) and ἆθλος or athlos (competition).
The ITU World Triathlon Series is the International Triathlon Union's annual series of triathlon events used to crown an annual world champion. There are multiple rounds of competitions culminating in a Grand Final race. Athletes compete head-to-head for points in these races that will determine the overall ITU world champion. The elite championship races are held over two distances the standard and the sprint distance.
The ITU Duathlon World Championships have been held annually since 1990. The championships involve a continuous run-cycle-run, with the format since 1994 being a first run of 10 km, a cycle of 40 km and a second run of 5 km. The championships are organised by the International Triathlon Union (ITU).
The ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships is a triathlon race held annually since 1994. The championships involve a continuous swim-cycle-run, over distances varying between that of an Olympic-distance and an Iron-distance triathlon race. The championships are organised by the International Triathlon Union.
Irina Alekseyevna Abysova, Russian: Ирина Алексеевна Абысова, is a Russian open water swimmer and triathlete. In 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2010 she won the Russian Triathlon Championships and she took part in the Olympics in 2008 in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London. She is the winner of the 2013 ITU Aquathlon World Championship.
The ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships, were a triathlon championship held over half of the Standard distance, that is 750 m swim, 20 km bicycle and 5 km run. The inaugural championships were held in 2010, and organised by the International Triathlon Union. In 2011 the championship was held as an event as part of the 2011 ITU World Championship Series. However for every year after 2011 multiple sprint events where held as part of the ITU World Triathlon Series and no delineation was made between them and so no title has been awarded at the elite level. Currently only a sprint world championship for age group competitors and is held on the same day as the grand elite final of the World Triathlon Series.
The Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series 2011 was a series of six World Championship Triathlon events leading to a Grand Final held in Beijing, China in September 2011. The Series was organised under the auspices of the world governing body of triathlon, the International Triathlon Union (ITU), and was sponsored by Dextro Energy.
The triathlon events at the 2012 Summer Olympics were held in Hyde Park in London, United Kingdom, with the women's triathlon held on 4 August and the men's on 7 August. 110 triathletes from 39 countries competed with 55 men and 55 women competing. The races were held over the "international distance" and consisted of 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) swimming, 43 kilometres (27 mi) road cycling, and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) road running.
Sarah True is an American athlete who competes in triathlon. She represented the United States in triathlon in 2012, finishing in fourth place, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics True is the winner of the 2007 ITU Aquathlon World Championships and finished in second place in the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series.
The women's triathlon was one of the triathlon events at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. It took place on 4 August 2012, featuring 55 women from 31 countries. It was the fourth appearance of an Olympic women's triathlon event since the first at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. The race was around Hyde Park, a 1.42 km2 park in central London. The race was held over the "international distance" and consisted of 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) swimming, 43 kilometres (27 mi) road cycling, and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) road running.
Yuichi Hosoda is a Japanese triathlete. He was a competitor for Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympics where Hosoda finished 43rd overall with a total time of 1:51:40.
Richard Varga is a Slovak triathlete. He is the winner of the 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015 ITU Aquathlon World Championship and is considered as the fastest swimmer among triathletes.
Shane Reed is an aquathlete and triathlete from New Zealand, who won three titles at the ITU Aquathlon World Championships. In his sporting career, he took part in over 65 ITU competitions, and achieved five medals, and thirty-one top ten finishes, including his seventh-place finish at the 2004 ITU World Triathlon Championships in Madeira, Portugal, and eleventh at the 2005 ITU World Triathlon Championships in Gamagori, Japan.
Triathlon Australia is the governing body responsible for the management of sports such as duathlon, aquathlon and triathlon within Australia.
The 2014 ITU Triathlon World Cup is a series of triathlon races organised by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) for elite-level triathletes held during the 2014 season. For 2014, ten races were announced as part of the World Cup series. Each race is held over a distance of 1500 m swim, 40 km cycle, 10 km run.
The Cross Triathlon World Championship is a triathlon race held annually since 2011 however, unlike normal triathlon races the Cross Triathlon discipline is off road over difficult terrain. The championship typically involves a 1km swim, 20-30km mountain bike and 6-10km trail run. he championships are organised by the International Triathlon Union.
Aquathlon competitions at the 2019 World Beach Games in San Diego, United States are scheduled to be held from October 10 to October 11. The venue for the competition is located at Mission Beach. Sixty athletes competed in each of the men's and women's events.
The 2018 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championship was the 10th edition of the mixed relay world championships and the 6th to be held in Hamburg, Germany. The race was hosted on 15 July 2018 to coincide with the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series Hamburg race, and featured 40 men and 40 women representing 20 countries. The race was around the Binnenalster, an artificial lake in central Hamburg. The race followed the standard mixed relay format, where each athlete would swim 300m, cycle 7km and run 1.7km before tagging their next teammate to do the same, with the specified gender order of female—male—female—male.