25 Best Moments in Olympic and Paralympic Triathlon History

January 1, 2024

On 16 September 2000, short-course triathlon was beamed to a global audience. Set against a Sydney Opera House backdrop, the world’s very best male and female triathletes showed the world what it meant to be an endurance athlete. By the end of the day, six athletes were presented with medals and an audience of millions was transfixed.

Since that groundbreaking day, five more iconic cities – Athens, Beijing, London, Rio and Tokyo – have watched on as 32 more Olympic medals have been awarded. We’ve seen epic crashes, penalties issued, bikes carried, photo finishes and stray boats! Lifelong dreams have been realised and obliterated within seconds of each other. 220 Triathlon