Triathlon Trivia Fun Quiz

TRIATHLON TRIVIA QUIZ

Test your grey matter with your triathlon friends at a BBQ, in the pub over a drink or two, at the end of a hard training camp, get together. Never stop being competitive!

QUESTION 1 - British Triathlon -Rule 8 -Equipment
Get 100% correct = 27 Maximum points.

List 2 things that are banned in a British triathlon transition area, under British Triathlon rules
(2 points)
1.
2.

QUESTION 2-
British Triathlon Rule 9.5
The swim will be cancelled if the water temperature in an open water swim is below? Answer in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit
(1 point)


QUESTION 3 –
1500m open water swim -
Wetsuits are forbidden if the temperature is or above
(1 point)

(a) 20 degrees
(b) 22 degrees  
(c) 24 degrees
(d) 25 degrees

QUESTION 4 -
Triathlon first became an Olympic event in which year?
(1 point)

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QUESTION 5 -
If you are over 200 lbs in Triathlon name the category are you in?
(1 point)


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QUESTION 6 -
How many lengths of a 25m pool do you need to swim to cover the Olympic distance triathlon swim?
(1 point)

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QUESTION 7 -
What was the first year that the Ironman in Hawaii was first held?
(1 point)

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QUESTION 8 -
How many competitors finished the first Ironman Triathlon to the nearest 5?
(1 point)


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QUESTION 9 -
Name the events in a Tetrathlon
(1 point for each correct answer minus 1 point for each wrong answer)

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QUESTION 10 -
Name the events in a Quadrathlon
(1point for each correct answer minus 1 point for each wrong answer)

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QUESTION 11 -
How many lengths of a 25m pool do you need to swim to cover the Ironman distance triathlon swim?
(1 point)


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QUESTION 12 -
Olympic distance triathlon question?
Add the total distance swimming cycling and running an Olympic distance Triathlon.
How many complete laps of a 400m track would you have travelled swimming cycling and running to cover the same distance as an Olympic triathlon?
(1 point)

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QUESTION 13 -
What is the total number of miles covered by all the official finishers in the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon October 2008, or put another way how many competition miles swimming cycling and running were covered on race day by the all official competitors who finished in under 17 hours in the 2008 Ironman in Kona to the nearest 300 miles?
(5 points)

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QUESTION 14 -
3. Which gear is bigger (most inches) for one circumference of a 700C wheel in either of the gears below?
(1 point)
(a) 52/18
(b) 42/14  


QUESTION 15 -
If you compete in a triathlon in the male & female Clydesdale division what is the minimum weight you have to be (to the nearest 5 lbs)
(2 points -1 point for each correct answer minus 1 point for a wrong answer)

Male ……………………………………………………….

Female ……………………………………………………….

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TRIATHLON TRIVIA ANSWERS

QUESTION 1 - British Triathlon -Rule 8 -Equipment
List 2 things that are banned in a triathlon transition area, under British Triathlon rules

Personnel stereo – MP3 player- mobile phone switched on - glass bottles - glass containers

QUESTION 2-
British Triathlon Rule 9.5
The swim will be cancelled if the water temperature in an open water swim is below?
11 degrees Celsius or 52 degrees Fahrenheit

QUESTION 3 –
1500m open water swim -
Wetsuits are forbidden if the temperature is or above Celsius or Fahrenheit
 (b) 22 degrees Celsius or 72 degrees Fahrenheit

QUESTION 4 -
Triathlon first became an Olympic event in which year?
2000

QUESTION 5 -
If you are over 200 lbs in Triathlon name the category are you in?
Clydesdale division

QUESTION 6 -
How many lengths of a 25m pool do you need to swim to cover the Olympic distance triathlon swim?
60

QUESTION 7 -
What was the first year that the Ironman in Hawaii was first held?
1978

QUESTION 8 -
How many competitors finished the first Ironman Triathlon to the nearest 5?
6

QUESTION 9 -
Name the events in a Tetrathlon
Cross country riding with running, shooting and swimming

QUESTION 10 -
Name the events in a Quadrathlon
Swimming Cycling running & canoeing

QUESTION 11 -
How many complete lengths of a 25m pool do you need to swim to cover the Ironman distance triathlon swim?
155 lengths - 154.4 = 3,860 km

QUESTION 12 -
Olympic distance triathlon question?
Add the total distance swimming cycling and running in an Olympic distance Triathlon in metres.
How many complete laps of a 400m track would you have travelled swimming cycling and running to cover the same distance as an Olympic triathlon?

Swim 1500m (3.75 laps) + Bike 40,000m (100 laps) + Run 10,000m (25 laps) = 128.75 laps = 128 laps

QUESTION 13 -
How many competition miles swimming cycling and running were covered on race day by the all official competitors who finished in under 17 hours in the 2008 to the nearest 300 miles?

1636 Finishers in less than 17 hours in Hawaii 2008
1636 x 2.4 miles = 3,926 miles swimming
1636 x 112 miles = 183,232 miles cycling
1636 x 26.2 miles = 42,863.2 miles running

Total  230,019 miles

QUESTION 14 -
3. Which gear is bigger (most inches) for one circumference of a 700C wheel in either of the gears below?
52 X 18 = 78 Inches for one revolution
42 X 14 = 81 inches for one revolution
(b) 42/14  

QUESTION 15 –

If you compete in a triathlon in the male & female Clydesdale division what is the minimum weight you have to be (to the nearest 5 lbs)

Male - 200lbs
Female 150lbs

One point per correct answer
Maximum number of points for this quiz competition is

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