Definition of duathlon in English:

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duathlon

Pronunciation: /djuːˈaθlɒn/
Pronunciation: /djuːˈaθlən/

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
  • Remarkably, the World Championships represented only the fourth duathlon Benton had competed in - his first was earlier this year in Derbyshire.
  • This duathlon was the World Championship Short Course, six mile run, twenty five mile bike, three mile run.
  • The repellent will be tested at the First Monster 75 mile cycling and running duathlon around Loch Ness in September.

Derivatives

duathlete

noun
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • He finished second in that competition behind Great Britain's top elite duathlete and, in the process, booked his place for Belgium.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: du|ath¦lon

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