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Modeling an Ironman Race

Author(s): Cameron Cook1, Greg Wiggins2, Suzanne Lenhart3

1. Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 3. University of Tennessee

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In this activity students create a model that represents an Ironman race.

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Version 1.0 - published on 03 Apr 2021 doi:10.25334/TX6Y-ZN14 - cite this


The Ironman triathlon is a 140.6 mile race that is composed of swimming, biking, and running. This activity guides students through making a model that represents a realistic Ironman race.
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