# How long does it take to run a triathlon?

How long does it take to finish an International Distance Triathlon? The answer, based on our analysis of more than 75 triathlons: about 3 hours, on average. Swim 1.5k in 40 minutes, Bike 40k in an hour and 20 minutes, and Run 10k in one hour.
A.

### What is a normal triathlon distance?

The order of triathlons is generally swim/bike/run. The most common triathlon distance follows international Olympic guidelines: A swim of 0.93 miles (1.5 kilometers), a bicycle route of 24.8 miles (40 kilometers) and a run of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).
• #### How many laps is a mile in a pool?

Length = One end of the pool to other (25 yards)
Lap = Down and back (50 yards)
1 mile = 1,650 yards = Approximately 66 lengths or 33 laps.
Goal = 100 miles = 165,000 yards or 3,300 laps!
• #### What is the fastest time for an Ironman triathlon?

Marino Vanhoenacker's blazing 7:45:58 bested Luc Van Lierde's world-best Ironman time (7:50:27) by over four minutes in Klagenfurt here today, while American Mary Beth Ellis not only set a women's course record, she posted the fastest Ironman debut in history with her 8:43:34 winning time.
• #### Is a triathlon aerobic or anaerobic?

In triathlon, the aerobic and anaerobic lactic systems often operate in tandem, with energy being supplied through both pathways as intensities fluctuate. A well-trained aerobic system allows athletes to perform at higher intensities before lactic acid builds up and recover faster after hard efforts.
B.

### How long is a short triathlon?

Triathlon Distances
NameSwimRun
Sprint0.5mi (750m)3.1mi (5km)
Olympic / 51500.93mi (1.5km)6.2mi (10km)
ITU Long1.86mi (3km)12.4mi (20km)
Half / 70.31.2mi (1.9km)13.1mi (21.09km)
• #### How long does it take for a triathlon?

Average Finish Times. How long does it take to finish an International Distance Triathlon? The answer, based on our analysis of more than 75 triathlons: about 3 hours, on average. Swim 1.5k in 40 minutes, Bike 40k in an hour and 20 minutes, and Run 10k in one hour.
• #### How far is a quarter mile swim?

Most pools are 25 yards long. If your sprint swim is 1/4 mile, 18 laps is equivalent to your race distance, or nine times down and back.
• #### How many calories do you burn while swimming?

And of course, it varies by your weight: A 130-pound person swimming freestyle for one hour will burn 590 calories swimming fast, and 413 calories swimming slower. A 155-pound person swimming freestyle for one hour will burn 704 calories swimming fast, and 493 calories swimming slower.
C.

### How long does it take the average person to swim 2.4 miles?

2.4 miles or 3,800 meters is a long time to be swimming. The average age-group swimmer takes roughly eighty minutes to swim this distance without stopping. And of course you're going to follow that with a bike ride and full marathon run.
• #### What is a good time to run a marathon?

In terms of average marathon times, the median marathon finishing time in 2016 for men in U.S. marathons was 4:22:07 (9:59 minutes per mile pace), according to Running USA. The median finishing time for women was 4:47:40 (10:58 minutes per mile pace).
• #### How long does it take the average person to swim 2.4 miles?

2.4 miles or 3,800 meters is a long time to be swimming. The average age-group swimmer takes roughly eighty minutes to swim this distance without stopping. And of course you're going to follow that with a bike ride and full marathon run.
• #### How many laps in a pool is 2.4 miles?

1 mile = 1760 yards = 35 laps.
1.2 miles = 2112 yards = 42 laps.
2.4 miles = 4224 yards = 85 laps.
(Laps rounded to the closest full lap)

Updated: 23rd September 2018