Triathlon sees sharp rise in participants

At least 6,000 people from 30 countries take part in one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

    Triathlons used to be for extreme sports fanatics only.

    But since making its debut at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000, the three-in-one endurance test has seen a sharp increase in participants. It has become one of the fastest growing sports in the world. 

    Matt Rumsey reports from the Spanish city of Barcelona, where at least 6,000 people from across the world took part in the triathlon. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    We travel more than 2,000km and visit communities along the route of the oil pipeline that cuts across Indigenous land.

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women married to ISIL fighters share accounts of being made to watch executions and strap explosives to other women.

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    The story of Ali Reza Monfared, the Iranian who tried to buy diplomatic immunity after embezzling millions of dollars.