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LONDON 2012 TRIATHLON Gold Medal Alistair BROWNLEE GBR 1:46:25

Team GB’s Alistair Brownlee wins the gold medal in the men’s triathlon event with Spain’s Javier Gomez winning silver and Brownlee’s brother Jonathan winning the bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.


Triathlon was invented in the early 1970s by the San Diego Track Club, as an alternative workout to the rigours of track training. The club’s first event consisted of a 10km run, an 8km cycle and a 500m swim. Triathlon made its Olympic full medal 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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  1. Alistair BROWNLEE GBR 1:46:25
  2. Javier GOMEZ ESP 1:46:36
  3. Jonathan BROWNLEE GBR 1:46:56
  4. David HAUSS FRA 1:47:14
  5. Laurent VIDAL FRA 1:47:21
  6. Jan FRODENO GER 1:47:26
1st Gold Alistair BROWNLEE GBR 1:46:25
2nd Silver Javier GOMEZ ESP 1:46:36
3rd Bronze Jonathan BROWNLEE GBR 1:46:56
4th David HAUSS FRA 1:47:14
5th Laurent VIDAL FRA 1:47:21
6th Jan FRODENO GER 1:47:26

What is a triathlon?

A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines.

While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed “transitions” between the individual swim, cycle, and run components.The word “triathlon” is of Greek origin from τρεις or treis (three) and αθλος or athlos (contest).

Triathlon races vary in distance. According to the International Triathlon Union, and USA Triathlon, the main international race distances are:

  • Sprint Distance; 750-meter (0.47-mile) swim,
  • 20-kilometer (12-mile) bike,
  • 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run.

Intermediate (or Standard) distance; commonly referred to as the “Olympic distance”:

  • 1.5-kilometer (0.93-mile) swim,
  • 40-kilometer (25-mile) bike,
  • 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) run.

Long Course;

  • 1.9-kilometer (1.2-mile) swim,
  • 90-kilometer (56-mile) bike,
  • 21.1-kilometer (13.1-mile) run (half marathon).

Ultra Distance; commonly referred to as 140.6 (total distance in miles, equivalent to 226.2 km) or the ‘Ironman’;

  • 3.8-kilometer (2.4-mile) swim,
  • 180.2-kilometer (112.0-mile) bike,
  • 42.2-kilometer (26.2-mile) run (full marathon).