Would-be triathletes can have a go at this gruelling endurance sport - in the comfort of Exchange Square's popular Olympics Live Site.
The city centre site, which enables visitors to watch Team GB Olympic action on the big screen, has attracted more than 100,000 people since the Olympics started, with 5,000 watching last week's opening ceremony and around 15,000 visiting the site each day.
Visitors can also follow the glories of the British team taking part in this weekend's triathlon events at Hyde Park by coming along to triathlon zone - including a pool replicating the ordeal of swimming in open water – set up from Saturday August 4 until Tuesday August 7.
Participants will be able to challenge themselves in the ‘endless pool' and test their abilities against a simulated current that is suitable to swimmers of all abilities, before going on an exercise bike and running on a special treadmill.
The activity is open both to members of triathlon clubs and members of the public who want to give it a go, with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes.
Jem Lawson, Chair of Triathlon England, said: "We're delighted to be bringing Triathlon Live to Manchester and can't wait to see what the city has to offer – we might even inspire the next Team GB triathlete from the area."
A mini tennis court and an athletics track will also come to the site this weekend, as the athletics events and tennis finals are shown on the big screen.
Sports fans can also try to emulate the achievements of Team GB athletes by have a go at a range of other activities, from football to basketball. Coaches from Manchester United Soccer School will be on hand from July 31 until August 5 to give hints.
Visitors can also cool off after their sporting endeavours with a relaxing drink at Hope And Glory, a pop up bar set up on the square and created by Heart Soul Rock And Roll, who are also behind the Yatch Club in Spinningfields.
Councillor Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council's executive member for culture and leisure, said: "The Live Site has already attracted thousands of visitors coming into the city centre, and as people continue coming down there to cheer on Team GB, I'd like to see residents having a go at the some of the sport zones that have been set up there.
"Maybe some of the Olympic triathletes of the future will be able to discover their hidden talents there this weekend."