Olympic Distance Triathlons


Known for its distance in kilometers versus miles, this race is a great challenge for athletes who want to go a bit further than the sprint.  The standard Olympic distance triathlon consists of a 1.5K swim (1500meters), a 40K bike (24.8 miles) and a 10K run (6.2 miles).  This standard is completed at the Olympics’ which is where the distance attains the name. This race distance brings in a touch of nutrition training, endurance training, and high intensity as well.  Most athletes who compete at the best at this distance will step their training up and move to the 70.3 distance, some won’t though.  These are the races I’ve interviewed talking about the Olympic distance triathlons.