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Olympic Triathlons

The Olympic Distance, or Standard Distance, Triathlon is a multisport event consisting of a 1.5k (0.9 mile) swim, 40k (24.9 mile) bike, and 10k (6.2 mile) run. The Olympic Triahtlon is the most popular distance in the UK. It was first introduced as an Olympic sport at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and has grown in popularity ever since. In the UK, the sport rose to even greater prominence after the success of the Brownlee brothers winning Gold and Bronze at the London Olympics 2012. There are a range of Olympic triathlon events on offer in the UK. Some are big city events, such as the London Triathlon or World Triathlon Leeds, which take you past historic landmarks and have huge crowds of supporters. Other events are more scenic and rural, making the most of Britain's natural beauty, such as the popular Blenheim Triathlon. These events often offer shorter distance races as well so that beginners or family members can get involved.

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London Triathlon 2023
Booked 43 times this week

Sunday, 6 Aug 2023

London Triathlon 2023

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London, Greater London

Participants

olympic, sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£44 – £205
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The First Tri
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, 30 Apr 2023

The First Tri

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Lydney, Gloucestershire

Participants

sprint, olympic

Star3.5

(15 reviews)

FilledTicket£45 – £60
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Tonbridge Coronation Triathlon

Monday, 1 May 2023

Tonbridge Coronation Triathlon

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Tonbridge, Kent

Participants

5k, olympic, sprint

FilledTicket£47 – £63
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Slateman Triathlon & Duathlon 2023
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, 10 Jun 2023

Slateman Triathlon & Duathlon 2023

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Llanberis, Gwynedd

Participants

olympic, sprint, half ironman, super sprint, short (0–2km), medium (2–5km)

Star5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£27.33 – £199
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Dorney Triathlon - June
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, 10 Jun 2023

Dorney Triathlon - June

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Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

sprint, super sprint, olympic

FilledTicket£60 – £105
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat road
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Staunton Harold Triathlon & Children's Aquathlons
Booked 12 times this week

Sunday, 11 Jun 2023

Staunton Harold Triathlon & Children's Aquathlons

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

Participants

sprint, super sprint, olympic

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £100
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat scenery
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Cardiff Triathlon & Duathlon 2023

Sunday, 25 Jun 2023

Cardiff Triathlon & Duathlon 2023

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Cardiff, Cardiff

Participants

olympic, sprint, super sprint

Star4.5

(28 reviews)

FilledTicket£37 – £205
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Eton Dorney Triathlons - June
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, 25 Jun 2023

Eton Dorney Triathlons - June

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Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

super sprint, sprint, olympic

Star4.5

(39 reviews)

FilledTicket£25 – £75
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Natures Way Foods Chichester Triathlon Series Weekend
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, 1 Jul 2023

Natures Way Foods Chichester Triathlon Series Weekend

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Chichester, West Sussex

Participants

olympic, sprint

FilledTicket£15 – £60
Booking perksTrail
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Run Dorney 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - July 2023
Booked 9 times this week

Sunday, 16 Jul 2023

Run Dorney 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - July 2023

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Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, super sprint, sprint, olympic

Star4.5

(6 reviews)

FilledTicket£23.40 – £30
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Dorney Lake Triathlon - July
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 16 Jul 2023

Dorney Lake Triathlon - July

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Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

sprint, olympic

FilledTicket£60 – £105
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Outlaw Nottingham Weekend 2023
Booked 12 times this week

Saturday, 29 Jul 2023

Outlaw Nottingham Weekend 2023

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Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire

Participants

5k, olympic, medium (2–5km)

Star4.5

(49 reviews)

FilledTicket£10 – £325
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Dorney Lake Triathlon - August

Sunday, 27 Aug 2023

Dorney Lake Triathlon - August

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Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

sprint, olympic, super sprint

FilledTicket£60 – £105
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RunThrough Goodwood Duathlon - September 2023

Sunday, 3 Sept 2023

RunThrough Goodwood Duathlon - September 2023

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Chichester, West Sussex

Participants

sprint, olympic

FilledTicket£39 – £50
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Belvoir Castle Triathlon
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 3 Sept 2023

Belvoir Castle Triathlon

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Grantham, Leicestershire

Participants

olympic, sprint, super sprint

Star4.5

(53 reviews)

FilledTicket£29 – £149
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat scenery
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Bala Standard Triathlon
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, 3 Sept 2023

Bala Standard Triathlon

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Bala, Gwynedd

Participants

olympic

Star4.5

(154 reviews)

FilledTicket£93.99 – £120
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryRoad
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Newport Sprint & Olympic Triathlon
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 17 Sept 2023

Newport Sprint & Olympic Triathlon

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Newport, Newport

Participants

sprint, olympic, super sprint

Star3.5

(22 reviews)

FilledTicket£45 – £70
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Exmouth Openwater Sprint Triathlon
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 17 Sept 2023

Exmouth Openwater Sprint Triathlon

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Exmouth, Devon

Participants

sprint, olympic

Star4.5

(15 reviews)

FilledTicket£50 – £75
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat
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Eton Dorney Triathlons - September
Booked 7 times this week

Sunday, 24 Sept 2023

Eton Dorney Triathlons - September

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Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Participants

super sprint, sprint, olympic

Star4.5

(93 reviews)

FilledTicket£25 – £75
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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The Last Tri
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 8 Oct 2023

The Last Tri

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Lydney, Gloucestershire

Participants

sprint, olympic

Star4.5

(22 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £70
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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West Bay Triathlon

Sunday, 18 Jun 2023

West Bay Triathlon

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West Bay, Dorset

Participants

olympic, sprint, super sprint

Star4

(13 reviews)

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Great atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat road
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About Olympic Triathlons in the UK

The Olympic DistanceTriathlon, aka the Standard Distance Triathlon, is made up of a 1500m swim, a 40k cycle and 10k run. In the UK, triathlon events are often held between the Spring and Autumn, when conditions are warmer for outdoor swimming. This distance was introduced to the Olympics at Sydney 2000. British triathletes have had great success in Olympic triathlons, most notably the Brownlee brothers.

As with all triathlon events, be aware of the kit list required for each event. The equipment required may vary from race to race, however there are a few essentials for every triathlon event that you should be aware of. We’ve put together a list of essentials for any triathlon event, which should hopefully give you a head start in your race preparation.

What are the best Olympic Triathlons?

Olympic distance triathlons are the standard length of competition recognised by the ITU (International Triathlon Union) which runs the World Triathlon Series events. The World Triathlon Leeds is an excellent example of one of the UK’s most popular events with huge crowds of 70,000 plus. Other notable big name Olympic Triathlons include the London Triathlon and Hever Castle which is treasured for taking place in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Check out our list of Olympic Triathlons to find the best event for you.

What is the average time to complete an Olympic Triathlon?

A strong time for an amateur would be anything under the three hour mark. However to get to this level will require a decent level of investment in training. Top professionals will complete these events in under two hours. Alistair Brownlee famously won gold at the London Olympics in 2012 with a finishing time of 1:46:25.

How long should I train for an Olympic triathlon?

Starting from the ground up, we’d recommend you train well for around 12 weeks prior to an Olympic Triathlon event, especially if you want to post a competitive time. Following a tried and tested training programme can help with motivation and allow you to better track your progress. There are plenty of tri clubs in the UK, which will help you through training and you can make friends along the way. After a couple of these events, why not test your mettle with a Middle Distance or even a Full Distance Triathlon?

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