Triathlon Activity Type

There's a lot of triathletes who use strava and we can enter all our training data for swimming, biking and running.  But on race day, there is no way to effectively enter a triathlon!  How about adding that ability?

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  • Yes I totally agree! I would also like to see an option for triathlons on here as I have also encountered this dilemma :)

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  • Come on Strava. Seriously. 2 years ago this thread started and nothing. Yesterday, I had to once again have 5 individual activities load for 1 event. It doesnt make sense.

    Perhaps, you should speak to the folks a Garmin, their eco-system can handle "multi-sport" events.

    This is the one and only reason I do not have a premium account. Trust me, if you build it, they will come.

    Response please!

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  • Combined activities shoud be possible. Strava management should tell us why not, if the still will keep todays regime. 

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  • So this has been going on for 4 years now. What if everyone in this thread who has a Premium subscription simply canceled it until they address the issue? That's what I did last year. Haven't really missed Premium, if I'm honest. But would consider going back if this was addressed.

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  • I am surprised this doesn't already exist.  There are a LOT of triathletes on Strava it would make sense to have this feature.

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  • Come on Strava... I'm a software developer and I know that sometimes is hard to attend all requests, adding new features can be difficult sometimes, etc.

    But in this case I think you should attend. I had a premium account for a while, but I cancelled it because of this.

    It doesn't make any sense to see 5 activities when uploading a triathlon activity (swim, T1, bike, T2 and run).

    I will upgrade my account to premium as soon you support triathlon, that's a promise! ;-)

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  • I agree - be great to be able to add multisport events such as duathlon and triathlon - I would become a premium member then

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  • August 21 was the last official comment here - Explicitly, where is the roadmap, what are the triathlon plans?

    here are the basic functionalities required:

    1) Ability to input swims in yards/metres on the mobile app.
    2) Ability to combine 2 events as one thing (e.g. swim bike bricks or bike run bricks)
    3) Ability to have a multisport event (like Garmin, coff coff)  to actually track a triathlon/duathlon.

     

    Please respond as to where we are with the plans for triathletes.  

    Thanks.

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  • Can't we add triathlons as an activity? It must be more popular than some obscure activities already on the site?
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  • I've cancelled my premium membership as Strava has been dragging its feet on this and ignored its customers for the past five years.

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  • Yes good point Paul. I am not a Premuim customer (and will not as far as is basic functrion is not available in Strava). What we can do is also to vote for each comment. Then mechanically, this thread will be heavier than the others. It's what I just did with all the comments...

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  • ...and in the "Training Log", a tri activity is not shown/included in the total time (just marked as a XT-activity with no time).
    This should be enhanced! 

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  • All people i know who use Strava are triathletes, strava should add better feature for triathlon, i agree totally ! Especially for swim !

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  • I'm for the add of triathlon activity !! 

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  • Hey Strava, what's the plan for Triathlon support?

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  • I find it more annoying that the folks from Strava haven't even reacted in almost one and a half years. Do they at all follow the discussions in this forum?!
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  • I'm not ready to leave Strava as I love the positive community of fellow athletes and pushing myself to do better than I have previously on segments.  However, I like all of you am very frustrated at the lack of support for triathletes on Strava.  What Strava doesn't realize is that a lot of their cyclists and runners are actually triathletes grouped erroneously with the cyclists and runners.  We do these things, but we are triathletes!!!  

    There are some very basic and easy things triathletes are asking for:

    1. create triathlon activities in which the activity between the swim and the bike is T1 and between bike and run is T2 as well as grouping it all together. 

    2. Create a triathlon challenge in which you multiply the swim by 40x and the run by 4x to get a total score.  No one cares if it should be 3.8 or 4.2x to exact, we just want a triathlon challenge because we are sick of always being behind on the bike challenges or run challenges because we train for 3 sports not just one.  

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  • What gives Strava - you can do this nearly every where else.  How about just the ability just to link separate events together if you can't / won't sort out multipart activity??

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  • I did a triathlon on Sunday, same issue. Strava is still dumb in front of such activity... I received some newsletter to try to explaim me how the kudos as changed (WTF !!! who need improvement for the kudos function ?) and still nothing for something so basic and available in the other social sprotiv plateform... so depressing... Strava wants to push their way of thinking without taking into account the voice of their users. That's a basic fault...

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  • For me also the reason not to upgrade to premium. Waiting for al long time for the Apple Watch swimming function and Triahtlon update. 

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  • @Matt McKinzie, Strava Support: You seem to know that "some" (seriously, "some"?) features are missing for triathlons but your hope for some more features had its first anniversary recently. Would appreciate if you could share some reliable news with us.

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  • This thread deserves a bump!

     

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  • Definitely should be an activity type. Pretty annoying that it isn't already!

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  • +1 on this topic. Being able to mark an activity as triathlon and manually add the splits using a tool similar to the crop tool seems feasible and would suffice for me.

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  • Garmin records multisport events and flags the even Swim/Transition/Run/Bike and several others. Sure would be nice if Strava imported those correctly.

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  •  Come on Strava, just fix this issue, or at least share where you stand in the development phase. Garmin can do it, Training Peaks can do it...

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  • Strava is a dinosaur! How many months, years, decades for having this function within this app?
    That's ridiculous, all the others sport social networks have this function. A real shame!

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  • Really frustrating to see 5 activities for one triathlon event.  Starva guys are you following this tread or not?  if yes can you please post some ETA?

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  • It's been over 3 years since the original post. There is still no way to manually enter a duathlon or triathlon result onto Strava. You can get a triathlon result of sorts from Garmin watch but it appears as 5 separate activities and the transitions just appear as 'activity' Be nice if we could have a proper facility to have swim bike run splits with or without T1 and T2 also. Thanks

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  • Any update?

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