Other than that it’s a great combination of endurance capability. Using your body to move yourself across a great distance. But the bike adds a mechanical portion that seems like it’s just a hodgepodge of endurance events. It doesn’t fit the spirit of a pure event. Without it, it is just your body that matters.
You are just describing Swimrun, it's a different type of event.
and biathlon is WAY differentseriously you would never guess the two
>>71085511It’s not really popular though since triathlon is considered the main combined endurance event
>>71085511They should replace biking with climbing.
>>71085661Ive thought of that too. I’m not sure how exactly they’d design courses though for that.
>>71085712Running would be last, but I don't know which should go first. You don't want to be tired and fall while climbing but you also don't want to be tired and drown.
>>71085732They are tired from swimming anyway
>>71085661Not feasible. If you make the kind of climbing where you have to re-attach your harness timed, people will try to do it as quickly as possible and it becomes a race who does it less safely with obvious tragic consequences.
>>71085760You're an idiot.
>>71085770They already have freeclimbing races, not everything has to be safe.
>>71085760What is the normal order of events in triathlon? Swim, run, bike?
>>71085839swim, bike, run
>>71085491They should add skydiving. Jump out of plane into the ocean, swim to shore then run to victory
>>71085825Have you ever heard of ultra swims? They swim for hours. It’s not an issue regarding drowining
>>71085830Competitive Russian roulette is a thing if Deer Hunter is to be believed, but good luck bringing that to Olympics or getting big sponsorships. >but I don't care how popular the sport isThen do it yourself however the fuck you want to, the thread is about modifying an established sport, presumably without killing its popularity.
>>71085867Yeah but most triathletes aren't ultra swimmers.
>>71085917Tbh I didn't even know triathlons were in the Olympics.
Replace biking with duck walking.
>>71085661Retarded idea. The point is to have a combination of endurance events.
It should be >swim (full body)>canoe and pull heavy floating objects from the water (upper body pull with balance)>carry canoe certain distance (full body pretty much)>lift large cumbersome object up a series of ledges (push)
>>71086174It's a triathlon, not crossfit.See >>71086070
>>71085491The bike portion is the money making portion.
>>71085491>>71085511Swimrun has a wilderness element to it with rougher terrain. Aquathlon is triathlon without the bike.A very minority of triathlon events already include an aquathlon alternative option, but it's rare. But here is a way to make auqathlon more common: go to triathlon events and claim triathlon with bike is discrimination against poor people, tell them to add aquathlon to make things more equitable.
Any reason why triathlon athletes are DYELs?
>>71087622I mean there probably are some jacked triathletes but they aren't going to win any races carrying a lot of excess muscle
>>71087622because they do not lift, don't need mass need endurance the most ?why did u think they should look differently
Hear me out:It should be running, swimming AND obstacle course for testing agility.
>>71087741>>71087742In that case I will not be becoming a triathlon athlete since they look like shit
>>71085491Swim & Run would great. 1.5k swim + 10k run would be fantastic. I don’t give a shit about riding a bike.
>>71087480Aquathlon sounds perfect desu> "Warm water" standard distances are 2.5 km run, 1000m swim, 2.5 km run. If the rated water temperature is below 22 °C then it becomes a wetsuit-mandatory 1000m swim and a single 5 km run.
>>71085491You guys are retarded. Instead of this stupid run swim bike shit it should be bench press, deadlift and squats>b-buShut up DYELfaggot