Triathlon competition began in the early 1970s by the San Diego Track Club, as an alternative workout to track training. The club’s first event was a 10km run, an 8km cycle & a 500m swim.
In 1989, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) was founded in Avignon, France & the first official World Championships were held. The distance for triathlon was set at a 1,500 meter swim, a 40 kilometer cycle and a 10 kilometer run.
In 1991, the ITU launched its first full season of the World Cup circuit. Twelve races were run in nine different countries. More World Cup races are added every year as the sport’s appeal continues to grow.
Triathlon made its Olympic debut at the 2000 Sydney Games. This helped the sport to become even more popular & it now has over 120 affiliated national federations around the world.
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