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).
Alistair Edward Brownlee, MBE is a British triathlete. He is the only athlete to hold two Olympic titles in the triathlon event, winning gold medals in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. He is also a two-time Triathlon World Champion, a two-time World Team Champion, a three-time European Champion, and the 2014 Commonwealth champion.
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 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 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 men's triathlon was one of the triathlon events at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. It took place on 7 August 2012, featuring 55 men from 32 countries. It was the fourth appearance of an Olympic men's triathlon event since the first at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. 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, 42.959 kilometres (26.693 mi) road cycling, and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) road running.
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 team championship event was hosted on 15 July 2018 to coincide with the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series Hamburg race.