Triathlon

Triathlon competitions are from Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 2017 at Birds Hill Provincial Park. Click here to see detailed triathlon schedule. Entry to triathlon competition is free courtesy of Manitoba's Credit Unions. No ticket is required but spectators will still require a Provincial Parks Pass, or pay the daily entry fee of $5 at the gate.

Triathlon is an endurance sport comprised of swimming, cycling, and running performed in a continuous format. Transitions are the ‘change-over’ periods between activities and are often referred to as triathlon’s ‘fourth sport’. Canada grew the first provincial, national, and international governing bodies for the sport. The first triathlons in Canada were hosted in BC, Ontario, and Manitoba in 1974. Triathlon maintains a philosophy of “sport for all” and provides participation opportunities for over 50,000 Canadians every year of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. In 2009, Triathlon made its debut in the Canada Summer Games in Prince Edward Island.

Teams

Each province or territory may enter 3 male and 3 female athletes. 

  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 19 years old as of December 31, 2017

Events

Individual Sprint Triathlon

Distances: [swim 750m, bike 20km, run 5km]

Mixed Team Triathlon

Distances: 4X [swim 250m, bike 6.6km, run 1.6km]

3X Relay

Distances: 3X [swim 250m, bike 6.6km, run 1.6km]

Alumni

  • Sarah-Anne Brault (2009)
  • Ellen Pennock (2009)
  • Matthew Sharpe (2009)
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