Race Date: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
Call Free: 1-866-TRI-EPIC

The World’s First Triathlon

April 10, 2012Print Friendly and PDF

If you have ever participated in a triathlon, you should read this write up of the very first triathlon as held in California in 1974.


How amazing that this race of 46 people was the start for the entire industry of triathlon, and all the IRONMAN, ITU, and Olympics Games versions, and the many hundreds of thousands that have since swum, cycled and run their way into joining the ranks of those called ‘triathlete’.


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Email
  • RSS
  • Add to favorites


EPIC Dartmouth is an annual Triathlon Event held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. EPIC Dartmouth (and it's races, race distances, logos, course design, and race organization) has / have no connection with Ironman or the World Triathlon Corporation. Any inclusion of a full or partial Ironman logo in a photo on this website is incidental and implies no connection. Images used on this website may contain photos from long distance triathlons organized by Ironman and the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). No copyright infringement is intended. We love Ironman and support their races with over 130 athletes from this area registered for WTC-organized events in 2012.