One of the TriAthy originals. "The Olympic" is a Standard Distance Triathlon involving a 1,500m Swim, a 40km Cycle and 10km Run. '"The Olympic" is one of TriAthy's Blue Ribbon races.
The River Swim takes place in the River Barrow at Athy. The intiial 600m is upstream against the gentle current. Participants then take a single u-turn to face the final 900m downstream.
The cycle consists of a 40km lap running to the south of Athy. Approx 70% of the course is on wide closed roads, with about 30% traversing a more technical section close to Kilkea Castle and Castledermot. Roads will be closed to normal traffic.
The Run Course involves 2 laps of a circuit to the South of Athy town. While on the 2nd lap competitors traverse the River Barrow over the "Horse bridge" to finish at the stunning Athy Community Library. Approx. 60% of the run is on paved surfaces and the remaining 40% is on good quality riverside track.