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What is the men's world record for olympic distance triathlon?


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Answered 2009-06-02 16:13:55

Set in 1996 by Simon Lessing, he broke the world record in the World Championship triathlon (Olympic distance) with a time of 1 hour, 39 minutes, 50 seconds at Cleveland. This record stands as of 2008. Due to the variety in courses during the olympic games, the world record is not official, however Simon Whitfeild holds the unofficial olympic record for triathlon at 1:48:24.02.

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Set in 1996 by Simon Lessing, he broke the world record in the World Championship triathlon (Olympic distance) with a time of 1 hour, 39 minutes, 50 seconds at Cleveland. This record stands as of 2008. Due to the variety in courses during the olympic games, the world record is not official, however Simon Whitfeild holds the unofficial olympic record for triathlon at 1:48:24.02.


Simon Lessing set the world record for the olympic distance triathlon of 1:39:50 racing in Cleveland, UK in 1996 (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Lessing). As far as I know this record still stands.


the current world record is...NO IDEA!


Ignore the original posting on this topic. Many Olympic Distance Tri's are won by individuals who are "just north of 2:00 hrs." The world record is 1:48 for men and 1:58 for women I believe. It depends on what you mean by "good time."


An Olympic record is the greatest achieved in the Olympic games. A world record is the greatest achieved anywhere, ever. In some instances an Olympic record is also the world record.


No they are not the same. A World Record can be broken at any time. Whereas an Olympic Record can only be broken at the Olympic Games (it's a glorified Meet Record.) Keep in mind that a World Record CAN be set at the Olympic Games (which would in turn, automatically break the Olympic Record as well.) A World Record outranks an Olympic Record.


Yes. The new record becomes both the Olympic Record and the World Record. You will notice this is the case for several events.


The OR stands for Olympic Record which is a record made only at the olympic games. The WR ( world Record) is a record made by an individual of that sport at any other event worldwide. Sort of like a guiness world record. However if a world record is beaten at the olympic games then both OR and WR will change to that new time or score.



Yes, it automatically replaces the current Olympic record.


17 hours 43 minutes 23 secongs


Bench press is not an olympic event, therefore there is no olympic record in bench press.


The Olympic record for men's shotput was set by Ulf Timmermann of East Germany at the 1988 Games in Seoul at a distance of 22.47 meters (73 feet, 8 5/8 inches). the actaul distance of he current world record is 23.06 meters but im not sure who by



Olympic Record: Usain Bolt 9.63 (2012)World Record: Usain Bolt 9.58 (2009)


World Record: Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45m Olympic Record: Charles Austin (USA) 2.39m


Olympic Records are set at the Olympics and World Records occur at any international competition


The Olympics does not feature a 4000m distance for running and thus no record exists for it. In fact, Olympic running events jump from the 1500m to the 5000m. In regard to world records, the 4000m is again not recognized. The closest is the 2 mile (3219m) and the 5000m running events.


Derval o rourke was world record breaker during the 2008 olympic games.


yes. if you run a world record time at the Olympics it is recorded as both the world record and the olympic record.


When an olympic swimmer wins a race and has the letters OR listed next to their name, it stands for ' Olympic Record ". An olympic record means that no swimmer has ever swum a faster time at the olympic games. However, the time is still slower than the world record, denoted by the letters WR. The world record can be set at any official race at any time in the world.


World Triathlon Corporation was created in 1991.


World record. Because would yo rather have a record in a small thing or a big thing?


That means that person has the best record for a specific sport at the Olympics. It is contrasted with the World Record, which is the fastest or best ever. It is entirely possible for them to be the same. The World record will always be better or the same as the Olympic Record.


World Triathlon Corporation's motto is 'Anything is Possible'.



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