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The triathlon was invented in France and run in an event called Les Trois Sports. This was an annual event that ran from the 1920s to the 1930s. This famous endurance sport is still held every year in France. In some of these events the crossing of the channel was part of the competition. Typically there would be a channel crossing, a bike competition and a run through a stadium.
Most athletes in training run non-competitive triathlons to build muscle to get in shape for other sports. The first know American triathlons took place in Mission Bay in San Diego in 1974 and it was organized by members of the San Diego Track Club. The military has also used triathlons as a sport to get marines and other types of soldiers in shape.
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When you compete in a triathlon you are on your own. Traditionally, triathlon is an individual sport. It is a case of each athlete competing against the course and the clock for the best time. Also because you are on your own you are not allowed to receive help from anyone else inside or outside the race New Ottawa Senators Jerseys , with the exception of the triathlon employee's volunteers who are placed along the course and distribute food and water. Aid stations at longer events will often provide various types of food as well, including such items as energy bars Mike Hoffman Senators Jersey , gels, fruit Jean-Gabriel Pageau Senators Jersey , cookies, and ice that are happily provided by the host town's business sponsors or local restaurants.
Triathletes tend to be incredibly fit Craig Anderson Senators Jersey , because all three events are endurance sports. It is the perfect mix of anaerobic and aerobic exercise. Participating in a triathlon is a great way to build lean body mass and strength. It is in fact one of the main ways to build body mass and muscle.
NAIROBI， Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- World marathon record holder Dennis Kimetto of Kenya has shaken off his injury problems and is ready to go for the big title at the Boston marathon in April.
Speaking from Eldoret on Monday， Kimetto， who holds the world record at 2:02.57， the only man to have run the 42km distance under 2:03， said his title may not stand for long.
However， Kimatto said the prospect of an athlete to run the marathon in under two hours is not attainable now.
"I know there are efforts to have someone break the record and under two hours. It is not as easy as it sounds. It requires a lot of efforts and everything must be perfect. Hopefully the team from Nike will succeed but I know it is no easy task，" he said.
Kimetto last competed for Kenya at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing， China but failed to finish the race citing high temperatures. But he has seen his career stall with injuries creeping in for the last two years limiting his performances globally.
However， he said injury problems have been cleared and he will be keen to try and improve on his record as he goes to Boston. Kimetto holds the marathon record at 2.02.57 in Berlin 2014. He is also a winner of Tokyo， Chicago and Berlin marathons.
"My preparations so far are going on very well. Injury free and very motivated. Bring it on Boston Marathon，" he said.
Ethiopia' s Kenenisa Bekele believes it will only be "two or three years" before the two hour-mark for the marathon is broken.
"I'm sure somewhere， within two or three years， the sub-two will be broken. I don' t know how， and maybe it won' t be official. It'll have to be very flat， maybe even downhill?" he said.
Nike announced that three of its athletes would seek to run a sub-two-hour marathon in April. Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge is training for the sub-two attempt. There is also Ethiopian Boston champion Lelisa Desisa and world half marathon world record-holder Zersenay Tadese. Enditem
SEOUL， Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday vowed not to run for presidency in South Korea， his home country， during an unscheduled press briefing in the parliament.
Ban told reporters that he will give up his "pure will" to lead the country's political change and the national unity， abandoning his ambition to become the next South Korean leader following the presidential impeachment.
The former UN head has never officially declared his run for presidency， but he has long been viewed as the most powerful presidential contender in the conservative bloc.
The press conference was urgently held without any prior notice. He returned to South Korea on Jan. 12 after his second， five-year tenure in the top UN post terminated at the end of last year.
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