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The triathlon is one of the most physically demanding events at the Olympic Games, requiring athletes to swim 1,500 meters, bike 24.9 miles and run 6.2 miles.The event was first added to the Olympic lineup in 2000, and Canadian Simon Whitfield has already won two medals in the event — including the gold at Sydney.
This video from specialised takes viewers through an average day of training for Whitfield, who at 37 years old will be competing in his fourth Olympics in London.
Whitfield forces himself to stop training by 5 p.m. to spend time at home with his family, and he'll be up at 5 a.m. the next morning to do it all again...
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