What are the three events in an Olympic triathlon?
The Olympic distance, which is typically 1.5km swim, a 40km bike ride, and 10 km run.
Who won the 2012 women’s triathlon?
Triathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women’s
|Women’s triathlon at the Games of the XXX Olympiad|
|Competitors||55 from 31 nations|
|Nicola Spirig Switzerland Lisa Nordén Sweden Erin Densham Australia|
What does a triathlon consist of in the Olympics?
The Olympic triathlon comprises a 1.5km swim, a 40km bike ride, and a 10km run. There are two competitions at the Olympic Games: men’s and women’s individual.
Where did they swim in London 2012 triathlon?
The events were contested in Hyde Park in Central London, a park opened in 1637. The 1.5-kilometre (0.93 mi) swim started on the north side of The Serpentine and the course was just one lap.
What was the distance of the Olympic triathlon in 2012?
The races were held over the “international distance” (also called “Olympic distance”) and consisted of 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) swimming, 43 kilometres (27 mi) road cycling, and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) road running. The men’s race was held on 7 August 2012.
What did Great Britain win in the 2012 Olympics?
Great Britain was the only nation to win two medals in the triathlon events at the 2012 Summer Olympics with one gold medal and one bronze medal, both in the men’s race.
Who are the winners of the Olympic triathlon?
Great Britain topped the medal tally with one gold medal and one bronze medal, both in the men’s race. Switzerland became the first nation to win two gold medals in Olympic triathlon and Australia won its fifth medal, the most in Olympic triathlon history to that point.
When did the men’s triathlon take place in London?
The men’s triathlon took place on 7 August 2012, featuring 55 men from 32 countries. Richard Varga ( Slovakia) led early in the swim leg and held the lead to come out of the water first.