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An Olympic triathlon is (obviously) the size they do in the Olympics and is the second-shortest official-sized triathlon (it goes Sprint>Olympic>Half-Ironman>Full Ironman)

They are typically a 1.5km swim followed by a 40km bike leg, and finishing off with a 10 km run.

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