Triathlon is a multi-discipline sport, one in which New Zealand enjoys a rich and successful history. It is comprised of three endurance-based disciplines - swimming, biking and running - which occur in that sequence.

Triathlon races can differ in distances. The 'Olympic' or 'standard' distance triathlon involves a 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run. Triathlon races can also vary in that they can be both drafting and non-drafting, with drafting being the style raced at the Olympic Games and throughout the International Triathlon Union (ITU).

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Triathlon Games History