What is a mini triathlon?

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2008-12-19 17:00:31

Best Answer

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"

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2008-12-19 17:00:31
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Heart Rate

20 cards

What were the cities and years of the Olympic Games which had terrorist disturbances

What is the correct definition for recovery heart rate

When is the ideal time to take a resting heart rate

What is another name for non-traditional sports

See all cards
20 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is a mini triathlon?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
People also asked