Better Multisport/Triathlon support and features

Please leave us your comments, ideas, and feedback here regarding better support of multi-sport activities on Strava.

As things currently stand, some multisport devices will segment out the different activity types in to separate pages (swim/bike/run) when uploaded to Strava. Sometimes, however, an entire multisport file will upload as one activity page - presenting problems with choosing an activity type, achievements, and training stats. We currently don't have many features specifically designed for triathletes, but would love to hear your ideas. What multisport features and functions would you love to see on Strava in the future?




  • I see that we can add the activity manually which is great but we still cannot upload it from the 910.  Can we expect this feature soon?

  • I will add that I'd love to see Strava support the swim data from the 910XT

  • It would be great if I could split an activity in two, to split out the run / bike, since during the race (with a garmin 110 anyway) it's a little difficult to stop timer, store activity and then start another, all in the heat of the battle! Strava is by far my favorite website for this stuff and dispite this I still am a total strava nerd.  Thanks for all you do.

  • Or even allow the swim to be added with a distance... and allow the distance to be manually input as gps tracking underwater on my iphone is not practical.

    I need to be able to log total miles swam just like running and biking...


  • yes i always get errors too when i synchronize my Garmin Forerunner after i did two or three sports in a row (triathlon!) and i guess my followers are getting angry because it always adds like 3 different activities and so it spams the dashboard for all of them... ! 


    Please think of an intelligent support for multi sports!  Thx! :)

  • +1 for multisport support, or at least swim data from the 910XT. Awesome service, by the way!

  • Please add upload of swim data from 910XT. Also option to view swim activities in meters
  • yes, definitely need to accept swim data from 910xt!

  • Yes - please give us triathletes some love.   Please add support for multisport (swim, bike, run and transitions)!!!!!!

  • Hello Mike, Sam, G, Dan and Nick - I believe we do accept files from the Garmin 910XT. We allow the upload of swim data as well, as we have the "swim" activity category. If you still find otherwise, let us know by starting a new ticket in Strava Support. If possible, add the swim file that is not uploading. 

    Thanks! Strava Support

  • Great news on the swim category.  However, when I uploaded my 910xt data from my race yesterday Strava just sees all portions as being on the bike.  Since the 910xt parses the swim, T1, bike, T2 and run out already I wonder why Strava isn't seeing these individual segments correctly?

    Perhaps and interim solution would be to allow us to at least go into LAPS and then change each laps into the correct category.   For instance, my first lap is all swim - it would be nice to flag that portion of the data as swim so as to not effect my bike times/data.

  • Hi Thomas, I understand what you mean - Strava does not auto-split a multisport file into separate activities. If a single multi-sport file is uploaded to Strava, it must be listed under just one activity type. 

    If you were to create a separate swim workout that is its own file, it would be possible to upload that activity as a swim on Strava. 

    Thanks for all the feedback, and hopefully the processing of multi-sport files will be coming soon!

    -Elle, Strava Support

  • Thanks Elle

    In the interim, could you allow us to edit each lap and change the sport type?  Or pehaps let us create segments and assign the laps to segments.  


  • Is it possible to get swim sessions (open water - recorded wtih a GPS device) to appear on my profile home page, currently only my biking and run training appears even though my swim sessions do appear on my training calendar. So my swim times are not included in my totol weekly training time.

  • +1.  I would also like to see the swim training to appear on the profile page, along with support of multisport logging using the garmin 910.

  • I did a 70.3 yesterday and really want to upload my race...please, please, please make this feature available.  I have the 910 for a reason!  Strava, help a triathlete out!

  • Agreed - triathletes are cyclists, too, after all...  Would be great to be able to either have an auto-parse or, as an interim solution, to be able to assign different activities by lap (I can remember to start a new lap on each).  Note that this is just a bit different from what Ms. Anderson suggests above (a reasonable suggestion, but it does require resetting after the swim, T1, bike, T2 and run - kind of a pain during a race!).  Ultimate would be to work with Garmin and accept the data that they already have (e.g., on the 910).  I can't believe that there are that few multi-sport folks on Strava that it doesn't matter (or perhaps the view is just VERY geared toward cycling only - which would be OK if I knew that, then I could find another solution...).  Any feedback from Strava appreciated.

  • Oh, and I love the site!  Just wanted to register that, too. :)

  • Yes please
  • I've found that I can manually create the brick information by doing the following:

    1. load your original file for everything

    2. crop down your track to just the activity you did last, such as a run.

    3. upload the same file again, and crop it to the activity you did second to last (or first if you only did two activities).

    4. keep repeating from last to first until you're finished.

    While this is not ideal, it will keep your run/bike/swim data separate for decent analysis.

  • Hi Elle Anderson (STRAVA),

    Thanks for your feedback.  Even if users can't split a multi-sport activity into its separate parts automatically, it would still be nice to have the SWIM part in the profile so taht we can track TOTAL SWIM time and summaries.  Thank you.

  • Agreed. It's nice to see the weekly training hours, but since there is no "fully supported" swimming category, the time is incomplete and I have to manually add up swim stats.

  • +1

  • + 1
  • +1

  • For some reason Strava seems to leave some of my running and biking out when upload data from races. I've got a 310XT and the legs get cropped down. Did an olympic triathlon and the last 10k of the bike leg disappeared, as did the last 17 or so kilometers from a half IM. Has this happened to others?

  • Hi Henrick - that is consistent with other reports I've been hearing. We're currently working on Strava's handling of the Multisport function, which exists on most of the forerunners. As you report, there seems to be some data cropped in the process of dividing up a multisport file into the respective parts on Strava. 

    As a workaround, it is possible to upload the data to Garmin Connect, then export the individual activity types as TCX to upload to Strava. 

    Supporting multisport files is on our list of things to improve, so thanks for your patience and feedback!

    Elle, Strava Support

  • please add support for triathlon! :)


  • Just tired to edit my ride/run segment into two different segments, but when trying upload second edited segment (run), it won't let me - citing "duplicate activity".  Little help for the frustrated....

  • Sorry, file originally created on iphone.

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