A quadrathlon (or quadriathlon) is an endurance sports event composed of four individual disciplines. All four disciplines are completed in succession and the lowest overall time decides the winner.
The World Quadrathlon Federation defines that a quadrathlon consists of
|Sprint Distance||Short Distance||Long Distance|
|swimming||0,75 kilometers||1,5 km||4 km|
|kayaking||4 km||8 km||20 km|
|cycling||20 km||40 km||100 km|
|running||5 km||10 km||21 km|
in any order, though usually as above.
The distances, time duration and events depending on the organizing body, the location of the event and the time of year. During the winter months snowshoes and cross country skiing may replace running and swimming respectively.
In Great Britain, the governing body is the British Quadrathlon Association (BQA).
The World Quadrathlon Federation has stated aim is to provide and promote International awareness for the sport of Quadrathlon. "Quadrathlon adds flatwater kayaking to the sport of triathlon to create a balanced test of fitness."
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