TRIATHLON : AN INCREASINGLY POPULAR SPORT
Triathlon, which received relatively little media coverage when it started, is becoming increasingly popular as is demonstrated by the following figures: the number of triathletes in the world has more than doubled in 7 years! It has risen from 1.3 million in 2009 to 2.8 million in 2016. Thanks to the short race formats and the improvements in the available equipment, everyone can have a go at the triathlon with a little bit of training if they want to surpass themselves and discover a new discipline. The triathlon is a very complete and varied sport that is practised in the countryside. This is what makes it so popular with those who love to engage in new outdoor experiences!
In addition to a new challenge, it is also the opportunity for swimmers, cyclists or runners to add variety and break the routine of the training sessions in a single sport. Most triathletes come from running (33%), then cycling (16%) and finally from swimming (12%).