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Triathlon at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games

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Host City: Beijing, China
Date Started: August 18, 2008
Date Finished: August 18, 2008
Events: 2

Participants: 110 (55 men and 55 women) from 37 countries
Youngest Participant: GBR Hollie Avil (18 years, 129 days)
Oldest Participant: ESP Ana Burgos (40 years, 237 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 6 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): AUS Australia (2 medals)


The 2008 triathlon venue was a temporary facility set up near the Ming Dynasty Tomb Reservoir, in the Changping District of northern Beijing. The men and women both raced the now standard Olympic Distance of 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike, and 10 km run. As with any of the distance events in 2008, there was concern about the Beijing atmosphere but no major difficulties occurred with any of the competitors.