Video: Sarah Groff Breaks Down Olympic Triathlon Racing

  • By Steve Godwin
  • Published Aug 2, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:38 PM UTC

Excited for the Olympics, but don’t know a lot about the ITU style of racing? U.S. Olympic team member Sarah Groff explains the format.

The 2012 London Olympic triathlon will be made up of a one-lap 1.5K swim, a 43K bike (seven laps of a 6.137km course) and a 10K run (four laps of a 2.5km course). The race will be one of the only events that will allow non-ticketed spectators to see a good part of the action. The women race on Saturday, Aug. 4 at Saturday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. London time, which is 4 a.m. Eastern time and 1 a.m. Pacific time. See the television schedule here.

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Steve Godwin is the Senior Video Producer at Competitor Group. When he's not on location shooting or editing in the studio, you can find him out training for his next race. Follow Steve on twitter @sgodwinfilms

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