With regards of two sporting, precisely racing or running – duathlon, the UK could not be left out. In fact, it will be so unfair to mention probably 20 countries in the entire whole world that are good in duathlon without making mention of the UK. They are well known for their great athletes in various different areas. Almost nearly in all spheres of life be it the economic, political, entertainment, media, education, whatever facets at all, this great country has been flourishing in all of them. There is indeed much more to explore about this great country. But the rest is not our main concern here; to make for a more specific result, we will therefore restrict our attention to the sporting aspect specifically duathlon. Now the lingering question that arises is: is there really any close relationship between this particular sport- duathlon and the UK? Does the UK at all ever even take part in this duathlon? And if it does, to what extent? What has been its attitude toward this sport? Has it been positive? And finally, in relation to this attitude, what has it propelled them to enhance in the sport? Much of these questions will be answered in the subsequent paragraphs.
Like it has been said earlier on, duathlons are much related to triathlons – both are nearly similar. Naturally, and agreeably no matter how similar two concepts or things are, there is still something that will differentiate both. Therefore, in this regard, the difference there’s the swimming; one has it the other does not have anything to do with swimming. UK is well known for duathlon all over the world. It is recorded that the world best known duathlon race is the “Powerman Zolingen, the Duathlon World Championship”. And in the UK, we have the biggest duathlon which is held in Richmond Park and the Powerman UK Duathlon which serves as a platform that is used to qualify contestants for world championship. It is in other words, a place where contestants get screened to contest for championship. So, those who do not pass through this stage in the UK are automatically disqualified from contesting for the trophy.
In the UK also, there are currently, over 100 duathlons of varieties of distances as anyone chooses to run according to his skills and capabilities. The reason for this in the UK is to cover all ranges of choices by contestants. With this being said does it convey the message and provide an answer to the question of whether this sport is held with much prestige in the UK. Of course, am sure it does or better still this link will explain further.
Therein in this website lies an upcoming duathlon sporting event in the UK. It is described as “The Descent London Duathlon”. It is described as an event that presents opportunity for athletes of the same skills to showcase it by getting involved in the race to stand a chance to run all through the surroundings of Richmond Parks.