A duathlon is an athletic contest that consists of both running and cycling. They are tough competitions that challenge both men and woman and puts them to the test of their physical abilities. It is a great challenge that people enjoy participating in. There are carious sprints a running leg, a cycling leg and then that is all followed by another running leg. It is fairly similar to a triathlon, as the name suggests but as the description lets on there are only two sports involved. Duathlons are held in various lengths, but they are all fairly long distances, especially the bike portion. There are many duathlon’s all over the world each year. From the United States to Europe, there are a lot of duathlons each year. Here are a few of the best ones you can compete in in Europe. Be sure that you have trained and are properly ready for the race before deciding to embark on this challenging and epic yet physically challenging adventure.
One of the most popular and most notable duathlons is the London Duathlon, this is also the world’s largest duathlon, it first took place on the 17th of September in the year 2005. It was held in Richmond Park in Surrey. This duathlon is a very popular one in the United Kingdom and many of the professionals enjoy taking part in it each year. Another popular one is the Clumber Park Duathlon, the next one will be held on the 17th of March in 2018 and this is one of the greatest duathlons you can compete in. It is going to be held in Nottingham’s National Park which is the perfect landscape for this event and one that will test the athletes’ abilities. It has two events, as usual, the sprint and the standard distance. There is also the Xterra Duathlon European Championship. This is another competition that all athletes love the challenge of. There are several events held with the Xterra series and they begin in February 2018 and end in April 2018. They are all held in Denmark in various cities. There is also a decathlon that is organized by the European Triathlon Union. They have different challenges each year and in 2018 they will have a winter season challenge. This will be held in Italy on the 12th of February 2018.
Here are a few other duathlons that will be held this coming year throughout Europe.
- 2018 Ibiza ETU Cross Duathlon European Championship, Spain.
- 2018 Ibiza ETU Sprint Distance European Championship, Spain.
- 2018 Vejle ETU Power Man Middle Distance Duathlon, Denmark.
- 2019 ETU Sprint Distance Duathlon European Championship.
There are so many great sport challenges all around Europe that you can participate in, these are just a few of the most popular ones when it comes to duathlons. Be sure that you are properly trained and ready before you decide to partake in any kind of race or challenge so that you do not get injured, and most of all enjoy!