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Duathlon is a combination of running and cycling.

Example usage: 'I'm training for a duathlon next month.'

Most used in: Countries in Europe with a strong cycling culture.

Most used by: Triathletes and long-distance cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 5/10

Also see: Gran Fondo, Cyclo-Cross, Cyclosportive, Time Trial,


What is a Duathlon?

A duathlon is a multi-sport endurance event that combines running and cycling. It typically consists of two distinct segments, a running leg and a cycling leg, although there are other variations. The most common type of duathlon is the “standard” or “classic” duathlon, which consists of a 10K run, a 40K bike, and a 5K run.

Duathlons are usually held in a road race format, with the running and cycling courses being distinct and separate. However, there are also off-road duathlons, which combine running with mountain biking. These events are usually held in more rugged terrain, such as trails and hills.

Duathlons have become increasingly popular in recent years, with participation growing by over 11% since 2009. In the United States, the two most popular duathlon events are the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships and the IRONMAN 70.3 series.

Duathlon is a great way to test your fitness and endurance levels, as well as an excellent way to stay in shape. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned athlete, duathlon is a great way to challenge yourself and have fun. So, if you’re looking for a new way to stay active and challenge yourself, consider giving duathlon a try!


The Origins of the Word 'Duathlon'

The term 'Duathlon' was first used in the 1980s to describe a sporting event which combines two different endurance activities: running and cycling. The first ever Duathlon event took place in San Diego, California in 1982. It was organized by a group of enthusiastic cyclists and runners who wanted to test their limits and challenge themselves to complete a unique competition.

Since then, the popularity of Duathlon events has grown significantly. They are now held all over the world, from the United States to Europe, Australia and beyond. Duathlons have become increasingly popular as a way to stay fit and challenge oneself. They are also a great way for athletes to practice their skills and compete in a fun and exciting environment.

The term 'Duathlon' is now widely used to describe any event that combines two endurance activities. It is a great way to test your limits, challenge yourself and have a lot of fun in the process.

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