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A Sprint Duathlon is a short-distance duathlon event.

Example usage: 'I'm running in a Sprint Duathlon this weekend.'

Most used in: North America and Europe.

Most used by: Amateur and professional duathletes.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Criterium, Mass Start Race, Circuit Race, Points Race,


What is a Sprint Duathlon?

A sprint duathlon is a type of sporting event that combines running and cycling. It requires the participant to run a set distance, transition to a bicycle, and cycle a set distance, and then transition back to running for the final distance. The distances can vary, but typically the run is around 5 km, the bike is around 20 km, and the final run is around 2.5 km.

The sprint duathlon is one of the most popular types of duathlon events, with over 2 million participants in the United States alone in 2018. The events are very popular in Europe as well, with over 250,000 participants in France in 2018. It is also a popular event for triathlons, with over 500,000 people participating in triathlons that included duathlon events in 2018.

The sprint duathlon is an exciting and challenging event that requires a combination of running and cycling skills. It is a great way to challenge yourself and test your physical and mental endurance. It is also a great way to stay fit and have fun at the same time.


The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Sprint Duathlon'

The term 'Sprint Duathlon' was first used in the mid-1980s in the United States. It was coined to describe a type of cycling race that involves two different types of racing - running and cycling. The race typically consists of a 5km run followed by a 20km cycle or a 10km run followed by a 40km cycle. The race is usually completed in a single day, hence the name 'Sprint Duathlon'.

The term was first adopted by cycling clubs in the United States and has since been adopted by other cycling clubs around the world. It is now a popular event in many countries and is often used as a training event for triathletes. The popularity of the event has grown rapidly over the past few decades and it is now a staple of the cycling calendar.

The Sprint Duathlon is a great way to challenge yourself and test your endurance. It is a fun event that can be enjoyed by all levels of cyclists, from beginners to experienced athletes. So if you're looking for a new challenge, why not give the Sprint Duathlon a try?

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