What is a mini triathlon?

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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"
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How far is a triathlon?

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How long is a mini triathlon?

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.

Where did the triathlon get its start?

From Wikipedia (not copyrighted material): Triathlon is consideredby some to have its beginnings in 1920s France. According totriathlon historian and author Scott Tinley , the

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Which events are in the triathlon?

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What happens in triathlon?

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Was triathlon in the Olympics?

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