- Lobsterman Triathlon12SEP2020
Lobsterman TriathlonOlympic ‧ Freeport
- Wisconsin Triterium Triathlon27JUN2020
Wisconsin Triterium TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Verona
- Michigan Titanium16AUG2020
Michigan TitaniumMulti-Sport ‧ Grand Rapids140.6 mi • 138.2 mi • 114.4 mi • 70.3 mi • 69.1 mi • 57.2 mi • 31.0 mi • 25.7 mi • 2.4 mi • 1.2 mi$90 - $340
- Diamond in the Rough11JUL2020
Diamond in the RoughTriathlon ‧ Perryville
- Mighty Man Montauk27SEP2020
Mighty Man MontaukTriathlon ‧ Montauk
- Michigan Titanium 16AUG2020
Michigan TitaniumMulti-Sport ‧ Kalamazoo2.4 mi • 1.2 mi • 0.9 mi$20 - $620
- USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship8AUG2020
USA Triathlon Age Group National ChampionshipTriathlon ‧ Milwaukee
- Mighty Moraine Man Triathlon17MAY2020
Mighty Moraine Man TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Portersville
- MightyMan Montauk27SEP2020
MightyMan MontaukTriathlon ‧ Montauk
- Lake George Triathlon5SEP2020
Lake George TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Lake George
- Summer Roundup Triathlon12JUL2020
Summer Roundup TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Joplin
- Tri Boulder19JUL2020
Tri BoulderTriathlon ‧ Boulder
- Kinetic Cup Triathlon Festival17OCT2020
Kinetic Cup Triathlon FestivalTriathlon ‧ Huddleston
- Kinetic Triathlon Festival9MAY2020
Kinetic Triathlon FestivalTriathlon ‧ Spotsylvania Courthouse
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About Olympic Triathlons in the USA
The Olympic DistanceTriathlon, aka the Standard Distance Triathlon, is made up of a 1500m swim, a 40k cycle and 10k run. This distance was introduced to the Olympics at Sydney 2000, and the sport has grown in popularity ever since. Now, there are over 4 million Americans taking part in triathlon events. Olympic distance triathlons are the standard length of competition recognised by the ITU (International Triathlon Union) which runs the World Triathlon Series events.
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 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. The world record Olympic distance time is 1 hour 39 minutes and 50 seconds, set by Simon Lessing in 1996.
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 USA, 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?