Triathlon One 0 One
is a 101
race. In 2006 the international governing body of the sport, the International Triathlon Union (ITU
) reduced the distance of the Long Distance World Championships from a swim/bike/run of 1.86 / 80.6 / 18.6 miles, or 3 / 130 / 30 kilometers, to a swim/bike/run of 1.86 / 49.6 / 12.4 miles, or 3 / 80 / 20 kilometers. Their argument was that longer triathlons were less healthy for athletes
, and also less desirable; the shorter distance also appealed more to the media who broadcast the events. The World Triathlon Corporation
, organizer of the world-famous Ironman Triathlon
series, Ironman (2.4 / 112 / 26.2 mi) is considerably longer than the One 0 One Distance.
Initially, organizers of Tri One 0 One pitched the benefits of this distance directly to athletes and offered larger prizes than those offered by the World Triathlon Corporation in hopes of luring elite athletes to participate.
All of the 2007 Tri One 0 One races were canceled in August 2007, leaving the future of Tri One 0 One in doubt. While the organizers have yet to publicly release a statement as to why the races were canceled, participants cite remote race venues, long distance and lack of race-related resources as deciding factors for why the races were not well attended.
1.86 Miles - 3.0 Kilometers
Bike 49.6 Miles - 80.0 Kilometers
Run 12.4 Miles - 20.0 Kilometers
Tri One 0 One Races
Official Triathlon races at this distance governed by the Tri One 0 One body are the following:
Online Triathlon Training