Triathlon pushes competitors to the limits in three different sports: swimming, cycling & running. The Olympic distance triathlon consists of a 1500m swimming, 40km cycling and 10km running; all completed consecutively.
In 1994, during an IOC session in Paris, it was announced that the sport had formally become part of the Olympic Programme. The triathlon made its debut at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney where 500,000 spectators watched the event for two days.
Team GB won their first triathlon medals in style at London 2012 with the Brownlee brothers Alistair and Jonny winning gold and bronze in front of the home crowd.