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Newton 24 & 8 Hours of Triathlon are about strategy and favor relay teams and individuals who can work and race together the best. Competitors race over a 1/10 Iron distance triathlon course (0.24 mile swim - 11.2 mile bike - 2.62 mile run), repeated for 8 or 24 hours.
Athletes do not have to stay in swim - bike - run order after lap one. Teams and solos "bank" as many legs in each discipline as desired, keeping in mind that the ultimate goal is to complete the most swim-bike-run combinations.
Newton 24 & 8 Hours of Triathlon are continuous loop short course road triathlons with a 0.24 mile swim, 11.2 mile bike and 2.6 mile run. Athletes compete to cover the most number of laps in 8 hours or 24 hours in the swim - bike - run or bike - run format. The winning relay team/solo in each category is the one that covers the greatest number of legs/laps in the allotted time, and if there are relay teams/solos completing the same number of laps, then the fastest team/solo on their final lap is the winner. There is no night swimming.