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Barcelona Triathlon by SantanderMain events 2017, Sports

The profile of this three-pronged sporting event is definitely on the up; it's now part of both the Olympics and the Paralympics, and athletes such as the British Brownlee brothers have raised audience interest in the swimming, cycling and running challenge. It's also becoming popular among amateurs looking for a more varied exercise endeavour than that offered by just sticking to one sport. Unsurprisingly, then, the Barcelona Triathlon attracts thousands of competitors each year to its beachfront setting. With three distances available, participants can choose between supersprint, sprint and Olympic and take part either as individuals, in pairs (where the two complete the course together) or as a relay team (with two or three members sharing the effort). As well as the sporting action, there is also Triexpo, a one-day show of the latest in triathlon trends and accessories, ideal for stocking up on new kit and meeting some of the other people taking part.

"I enjoyed it as a spectator but there's also an amateur category. The triathlon is now included in the Olympic and Paralympic Games and seeing professionals like the Brownlee brothers enjoy this sport boosts people's interest in swimming, cycling and running."

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