Triathlon, consisting of swimming, cycling and running, has for a long period of time been a popular sport thanks to Swedish successes, such as Olympic champion Lisa Nordén and Patrik Nilsson who have won the prestigious Ironman race. In the beginning there were only a small circuit that trained and competed in triathlon but today it has spread among many athletes and there are many competitions over different distances.
The most common distances are sprint (750m swimming, 20km biking, 5km running), Olympic (1.5km swimming, 40km biking, 10km running), 70.3 distance / Half Ironman (1.9km swimming, 90 km of cycling, 21 km of running) and the great Ironman distance (3.8 km swimming, 180 km biking, 42 km running). A great attraction in triathlon is that it is a very varied training and contest – a challenge both physically and mentally.
Hagas triathlon coaches:
Ulf Hausmann (former national swimmer of DDR) email@example.com
cellphone: +46-(0)73-85 222 92
Lothar Leder (two third places from Hawaii and the first in the world for under 8 hours at Ironman)