triathlon
noun Etymology: tri- + -athlon (as in decathlon) Date: 1973 an athletic contest that is a long-distance race consisting of three phases (as swimming, bicycling, and running)

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  • triathlon — [ tri(j)atlɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1929; de tri , d apr. pentathlon ♦ Sport Épreuve d athlétisme comportant trois parties (course, saut et lancer, ou le plus souvent natation, course cycliste, course à pied). Sportif pratiquant le triathlon (TRIATHLÈTE ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • triathlon — 1973, from Gk. tri three (see TRI (Cf. tri )) + athlon contest; formed on model of decathlon, etc …   Etymology dictionary

  • triathlon — m DEFINICIJA v. triatlon …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • triathlon — ► NOUN ▪ an athletic contest consisting of three different events, typically swimming, cycling, and long distance running. DERIVATIVES triathlete noun. ORIGIN from TRI (Cf. ↑tri ), on the pattern of decathlon …   English terms dictionary

  • triathlon — ☆ triathlon [trī ath′län, trī athlən ] n. [ TRI + Gr athlon, a contest] an endurance race combining three consecutive events (swimming, bicycling, and running) …   English World dictionary

  • Triathlon — This article is about a type of three sport athletic competition. For other uses, see Triathlon (disambiguation). The three typical components of triathlon: swimming, cycling, and running A triathlon is a multi sport event involving the… …   Wikipedia

  • Triathlon — Langdistanztriathlon in Roth (Schwimmen) Der Triathlon ist eine Ausdauersportart, bestehend aus einem Mehrkampf der Disziplinen Schwimmen, Radfahren und Laufen, die nacheinander und in genau dieser Reihenfolge mit ununterbrochener Zeitnahme zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Triathlon — Ausdauermehrkampf * * * Tri|ath|lon 〈m. 6 oder n. 15; Sp.〉 Mehrkampfdisziplin, die aus Schwimmen, Radfahren u. Laufen besteht [<Tri... + grch. athlon „Kampf“] * * * Tri|ath|lon, das; s [aus griech. tri = drei u. ãthlon ↑ (Athlet), geb. nach ↑… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • triathlon — /truy ath leuhn/, n. 1. an athletic contest comprising three consecutive events, usually swimming, bicycling, and distance running. 2. a women s track and field competition comprising the 100 meter dash, high jump, and shot put. 3. Brit. a… …   Universalium

  • triathlon — UK [traɪˈæθlən] / US / US [traɪˈæθˌlɑn] noun [countable] Word forms triathlon : singular triathlon plural triathlons a type of race in which each person swims, rides a bicycle, and runs over very long distances …   English dictionary

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