common triathlon events

super sprint distance

  • 300m swim, 16km bike, 5km run OR .18 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 3 mile run
  • top triathletes come in less than 1 hour

 sprint distance

  • 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run OR .47 mile swim, 12.4 mile bike, 3.1 mile run

 olympic distance

  • 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km OR .93 mile swim, 24.9 mile bike, 6.1 mile run 

 half ironman distance

  • 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1 km run OR 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
  • pro triathletes come in around 4-5 hours; trained triathletes come in around 5-7 hours; those just hoping to finish come in around 7-8 hours and more

 ironman distance

  • 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run OR 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run
  • pro triathletes come in around 8-9 hours; trained triathletes come in around 9-11 hours; average age-groupers come in at 12-14; those just hoping to finish come in around 15 hours and more