Sprint distance triathlons are the stepping stone towards the classic Olympic distance and you'll find a great variety on offer. We've gathered everything you need to know below. It's at this point that there starts to be a real mixture of pool-based and open water swimming so make sure to check the event details.
If the triathlon involves a pool then a sprint distance will be a swim of at least 400m, a bike ride which covers 20km and then a 5km run. For open water, the bike and run minimums remain the same but you can expect at least 750m of swimming.
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