Olympic Distance Triathlon|1.5km Swim, 40km Bike and 10km Run

In 1989, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) was founded in Avignon, France, and the first official world championships were held there. The Olympic Distance was then created and was made to be the official distance for Olympic Triathlon racing. The official distance for this race is a 1500m swim, a 40km bike and a 10km run. This distance is being used until now for the ITU World Cup series and was also featured at the 2000 Sydney Olympic games which was won by Simon Whitfield from Canada.

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