The sprint distance triathlon can range in swim distance from 200 meters up to 750 meters.  The bike ranges from 7 miles to 15 miles, and the run is typically 2-3 miles.  The sprint triathlon is ideal for an athlete who is apprehensive about making the triathlon plunge.  To participate in a sprint distance triathlon you don’t need any fancy bikes or high tech equipment.  Despite the short distance, there is still an intense level of competition.  Short course specialists compete for spots at regional championship races.