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- 1st October 2008
- 160 pages - 280 x 215 xmm
Triathlon makes sense of the mass of highly technical information available on this subject, isolating all the essentials in a simple, accessible manner while still tackling every aspect of an enormously challenging sport.Fully updated for this new edition, the book starts with how triathlon evolved into the Ironman Challenge, the book discusses gear and specialized equipment and how to tailor training to swimming, cycling and running. It also gives clear and valuable advice on nutrition and diet, handling injuries and, most importantly, features week-by-week training programmes specifically devised for each of the three disciplines over various triathlon distances.Interspersed throughout are the best tips from top experts and profiles of the world's highest achieving triathletes, plus a handful of the world's great triathlons.
Mike Finch first covered triathlon in 1991 as a sports journalist for the South African Press Association, and later as triathlon editor for leading cycling magazine Cycle. He played a part in the development of triathlon as a sport in his role as editor of Runner's World (South Africa), including an award-winning monthly column in the magazine. During his 19-year career as a sports journalist, Mike has completed over 50 triathlons, including two demanding Ironman challenges, in 1996 and 2001. UK Consultant Graeme Maw, PhD is Performance Director of the British Triathlon Association. US Consultant B.J. Hoeptner Evans works for USA Triathlon, the national governing body for triathlon and multi-sport in the United States. She was formerly editor of USA Cycling Magazine.