People believe that the origin of triathlon started in France way back 1920’s and according to Scott Tinley, a triathlon historian, the history of triathlon attributed during a race on 1920-1930’s and was called with various title like “Les trois sports” which literally means three sports.
On 1902 a tri-sport was featured with the combination of three sporting events like running, cycling and canoeing then this has been documented in 1920 featuring running, swimming and cycling.
On the early 1970’s as triathlon history dates back, this was originated in San Diego Track Club that was made an alternative to hard track training. The first triathlon event happened on September, 1974 that made Don Shanahan and Jack Johnstone as pioneers in the history of triathlon. Learn more about triathlon visit at this site

Why is triathlon such a popular sport?

Triathlon is defined as “three-part sports” that comprises of swimming, cycling and running. Triathlon is a three sports event that is a continuous event without a rest and triathlon can an individual or team event over varying distances.
Triathlon comprised of a 10km run, 8km cycle and 500 meters swim and this was featured for the time in 2000 Sydney Olympics in Australia and since then triathlon has gained popularity that achieved an Olympic status in such a short time.
Triathlon is physically demanding but a highly rewarding sport and since triathlon varies on their types base on different distances for the three events, swimming, cycling and running. For beginners, the sprint distance triathlon is shorter and well suited. The most popular and common triathlon type for elite level athletes is the Olympic distance race and another type for triathlon is the ironman triathlons which are not recommended for novice athletes because of its ultimate physical test.
The individual who gets into triathlon should be fully equipped with the race properly. Triathletes must have complete gears like running shoes, swimsuit and goggles, helmet and bicycle and for Olympic distance for triathlon this also requires a high-end triathlon gears.