The History of Triathlon

Gale Bernhardt takes you on a journey through the fascinating history of triathlon--from a small weekend event in 1974 to the Olympic sport it is today.

The History of Triathlon - Part I: Learning to Swim

The History of Triathlon - Part I: Learning to Swim

Celebrating its 35th birthday in September, the sport of triathlon has had anything but a seamless transition from bright idea to global passion.

The History of Triathlon - Part II: Putting the Wheels in Motion

The History of Triathlon - Part II: Putting the Wheels in Motion

Before the ITU, triathlon was "this close" to being controlled by the sport of...pentathlon?!

The History of Triathlon - Part III: Off and Running

The History of Triathlon - Part III: Off and Running

From the formation of the ITU to transforming to draft-legal racing to its inclusion in the Olympics, the sport of triathlon has worked hard to earn its success.

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ITU's Les McDonald Awarded Olympic Order

Les McDonald, founding president of the International Triathlon Union, was honored with an Olympic Order on the final day of the 122nd IOC Session held during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in ITU's hometown of Vancouver.

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