Triathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
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Venue Vouliagmeni Olympic Centre
Dates 25–26 August 2004
Competitors 100 from 34 nations
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At the 2004 Summer Olympics, the triathlon events were held at the Vouliagmeni Olympic Centre. Fifty triathletes contested the female event on August 25, and the same number contested the male event on August 26, making up a total of 100 competitors.

Each competitor starts the event with a 1500-metre swim course, followed by a 40 kilometre road bicycle race and finish with a 10 kilometre road run. Both leg transitions (swimming—cycling and cycling—running) are performed on a special transition area, under judge's scrutiny and the duration of the transition is added to the final time.

A pre-Olympic test event was staged over the Olympic course in October 2003, and saw Denmark's Rasmus Henning and Australia's Michellie Jones winning the men's and women's events.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
Hamish Carter
 New Zealand
Bevan Docherty
 New Zealand
Sven Riederer
Women's individual
Kate Allen
Loretta Harrop
Susan Williams
 United States


All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Event Date Start Time
Women's Triathlon August 25 10:00
Men's Triathlon August 26 10:00

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  New Zealand (NZL) 1 1 0 2
2  Austria (AUT) 1 0 0 1
3  Australia (AUS) 0 1 0 1
4  Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 1 1
 United States (USA) 0 0 1 1
Totals (5 nations) 2 2 2 6

External links

  • Official result book – Triathlon
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