Come and play the Youth World Triathlon Championship – in Orlando!

Enjoy a really exciting event which will be held alongside the

15th World Bridge Series

triathlon is a multisport race with three continuous and sequential endurance races. The word is of Greek origin, from τρεῖς or treis (three) and ἆθλος orathlos (competition)

While variations of the sport exist, the most common form includes swimming, cycling, and running over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion, including timed transitions between the three races.

A transition area is set up where the athletes change gear for different segments of the race. This is where the switches from swimming to cycling and cycling to running occur. These areas are used to store bicycles, performance apparel, and any other accessories needed for the next stage of the race.

The transition from swim to bike is referred to as T1 and that between the bike and run is referred to as T2. The athlete’s overall time for the race includes time spent in T1 and T2. Transition areas vary in size depending on the number of participants expected. In addition, these areas provide a social headquarters before the race.

The nature of the sport focuses on persistent and often periodized training in each of the three disciplines, as well as combination workouts and general strength conditioning .

Youth World Triathlon Championship – Orlando 2018

The Format includes a teams, a pairs and an individual event.

Teams: 22/23 September – This teams event will be played over two days with ten Swiss sessions of 10 boards each.
The winners will be given the title of Youth Triathlon World Teams Champion and medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) will be awarded to the leading 3 teams.

Pairs: The qualification will be held on 24 September and will consist of 3 sessions each of 16 boards.
The two finals will be held on 25th September:
Final A: Barometer – numbers of pairs and boards will be announced after the close of registration
Final B: 3 sessions of 16 boards each.
The winners of Final A will be given the title of Youth Triathlon World Pairs Champion and medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) will be awarded to the leading 3 pairs.

Individual: 27/27 September – It will be played over two days with four sessions.
The winner will be given the title of Youth Triathlon World Individual Champion and medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) will be awarded to the leading 3 Individuals.

At the end of the three competitions, the title of Youth Triathlon World Champion will be assigned to the player who will be able to achieve the best results and medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) will be awarded to the leading 3 players.

Triathlon History

Triathlon is considered by some to have its beginnings in 1920s France. According to triathlon historian and author Scott Tinley (and others), the origin of triathlon is attributed to a race during the 1920s–1930s that was called variously “Les trois sports”, “La Course des Débrouillards”, and “La course des Touche à Tout.” This race is held every year in France near Joinville-le-Pont, in Meulan and Poissy.

An earlier tri-sport event in 1902 featured running, cycling, and canoeing. There are documented tri-sport events featuring running, swimming, & cycling (not necessarily in that order) in 1920, 1921, 1945, and the 1960s.

In 1920, the French newspaper L´Auto reported on a competition called “Les Trois Sports” with a 3 km (1.9 mi) run, 12 km (7.5 mi) bike, and a swim across the channel Marne. Those three parts were done without any break. Another event was held in 1921 in Marseilles with the order of events bike-run-swim.

French newspapers reported on a race in Marseille in 1927, and in 1934 an article about “Les Trois Sports” (the three sports) in the city of La Rochelle was written about a race with: (1) a channel crossing (c. 200 m [660 ft]), (2) a bike competition (10 km [6.2 mi]) around the harbor of La Rochelle and the parc Laleu, and (3) a run (1,200 m [3,900 ft]) in the stadium André-Barbeau.

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