How do you compete?
As it involves three consecutive sports disciplines, triathlon requires high physical and mental endurance. The races start with the swimming, continue with the cycling and finish with the running, with no interruption in between.
The swimming event is done in open water and all athletes start together until reaching 1,5 km. Once they reach the first finish line, they pass to the time called transition or T1, where they must pick up their implements and prepare for the next race, although they are forbidden to ride the bike before positioning themselves at the marking line.
The cycling route is 40 km long and athletes must wear helmets at all times to prevent accidents.Once finished, the athletes will move on to the second transition or T2, where they must leave their bikes on a rack and prepare for the final test.
The last stage is the 10 km race, where each athlete must have their identification numbers visible and whoever crosses the finish line first will be the winner.