A mini triathlon is shorter (in terms of overall distance) event that is designed to allow new triathletes to better their skills, or to encourage fitness enthusiasts to try the sport of triathlon (Swim + Bike + Run).
Amongst the triathlon community, there are no standard distances for a mini triathlon; however, the distances would be on the order of:
Swim (100 yds to 1/4 mile)
Bike (6 miles to 12 miles)
Run (1 mile to 3 miles)
There are some generally accepted standard triathlon distances for longer events:
Iron Distance (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run)
Half Iron Distance (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run)
Olympic Distance (1.5 km swim, 40 km bike, 10 km run)
A mini-triathlon may also be labelled, "Super-sprint", "sprint", "try-a-tri", "give it a tri"
A sprint triathlon is just a certain distance of triathlon. It is made up of a 750m swim, 20k bike, and 5k run.
varying lengths for kids or adults, the shortest standard distance is Olympic. so it could be anything, just not a 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run.
I participatel in a triathlon.
root word of triathlon
None. The triathlon is not part of the Olympics.
Wildflower Triathlon was created in 1983.
Mooloolaba Triathlon was created in 1993.
Salford Triathlon was created in 2003.
Salford Triathlon ended in 2007.
XTERRA Triathlon was created in 1996.
Noosa Triathlon was created in 1983.