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Updated on March 5, 2016

Crossing the Finish Line



In speaking with a close friend today I was discussing the merit of crossing training versus just running a marathon. We were a little fuzzy on the details so I thought I would write a hub about each event and how to prepare for them. For some strange reason I am under the impression the triathlon requires the most rigorous training and produces the fittest of all athletes but I am certain there is a debate about this subject. This article seeks to describe the difference s between a marathon and duathlon and a triathlon.


A Marathon is 26 miles long and is no walk in the park.


Next is the Duathlon. This consists of a two mile run, 10 mile bike race and then another 2 mile run.






Finally there is the triathlon. Please take note of Iron Man or Woman schedules. Triathlons vary in distance but a standard is an international race of swimming 1.24 miles then biking 31 miles and finally running 6.2 miles.

Happy Racing!!

Good Luck and may all of you cross the finish line at the same time. Please also note that qualifying times must be made in order to participate in any of these races and training schedules must be amend to race distances.


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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I really appreciate it. Thanks for the rating as well.

      I'll be by to read you soon as well. Thanks for helping out the newbies.


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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Good article on marathons. I enjoyed this and your images are excellent. I will be back to read more of your hubs. Thank you and Rated UP - :)