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The triathlon has got to be one of the most grueling sports you can imagine. Olympic athletes at Rio 2016 will start their race with a 1.5 km (0.93 mi) swim, followed by a 43 km (27 mi) cycle, and a 10 km (6.2 mi) run. Winners will enjoy a medal ceremony, losers will enjoy a long rest in bed the following day!

Traithlon clip video

Have a look at this short series of clips to see what triathletes go through as they try to become the best on the planet. Swimming, cycling and running themselves into exhaustion!

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