Definition of duathlon in English:

duathlon

Line breaks: du|ath¦lon
Pronunciation: /djuːˈaθlɒn
 
, -lən
 
/

noun

An athletic contest consisting of running and cycling events: Alex came first in the duathlon and second in the triathlon in the age group 16 to 19 years
More example sentences
  • Non-swimmers will enjoy participating in the run-bike duathlon.
  • In 1999, I was competing professionally in both duathlon and cycling.
  • Single and multi-sport athletes that come to adventure racing by way of running, cycling, paddling, triathlon and duathlon often struggle with the fact that a team can only move as fast as its slowest member.

Origin

1980s: blend of duo- and triathlon. Compare with biathlon.

Derivatives

duathlete

noun
More example sentences
  • Sunday in St Malo, more than 200 duathletes and triathletes competed in races, including some of the top junior triathletes in Canada in the first stop in a six-race nationwide series.
  • Fellow Christchurch duathlete Brenda Fortune won an age group bronze medal.
  • He has since become quite an accomplished duathlete (fourth earlier this year at a World Cup duathlon in Switzerland) and is trying to improve his swimming to become a proficient triathlete.

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