When you say the word Triathlon you don't exactly think that it sounds too hard. Unlike when you say Marathon, you immediately realize that you are going to have to run a lot to complete a marathon. An Olympic Triathlon consists of a one mile swim, a forty kilometer bike ride, and a 10 kilometer run. Just in case you don't think it takes a lot of time and effort to finish one of these things, forty kilometers is around thirty five miles long and ten kilometers is around seven miles. That is a long ways to go.
In the first picture you see a red circle with an arrow pointing towards it. That is where the beach raps around and you have to run for another kilometer after that to hit the half way point of only the running portion of the triathlon. Then you have to come all of the way back and that is after the swimming and biking. That is only a ten kilometer run when the biking is forty kilometers! A triathlon is a suicide mission that lasted four hours for me to complete. Not to mention the five a' clock wake up in the morning to get to the race on time. In the end, it is worth it because you have completed something most people in this world would never even think of doing. I mean think about it some people don't even travel that far in there entire life and I was able to do it in a day! It was one of the most rewarding experiences in my entire life.