Triathlon is an athletic event consisting of swimming, cycling and running over various distances.
In most modern triathlons, these events are placed back-to-back in immediate sequence and a competitor's official time includes the time required between the individual legs of the race, including any time necessary for changing clothes and shoes.
Triathlon was incorporated into the Asian Games in 2006.
List of disciplines
Triathlon races are held over four distances, labelled Sprint, Olympic, Long Course and Ultra. The Olympic triathlon comprises a 1.5 kilometre swim, a 40km bike ride, and a 10km run. After a mass start, the race remains continuous, with no stop between the three legs. Changeovers, then, are vital to race strategy. Women are expected to finish in just over two hours, with men requiring about 1 hour 50 minutes. The women race on the opening morning of the Games, followed by the men the next morning. Triathlon was an Asian Games event 2006 in Doha, Qatar.