Springer in 2016
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Thomas Springer (born 6 November 1984) is an Austrian triathlete. He competed in the men's event at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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).
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