TRIATHLON: BIOMECHANICALLY WHO IS FAVORED?

  • James C. Van Dyke
  • Peter McGrain
  • Robert Arnhold

Abstract

The triathlon is most frequently a combination swim, cycle, and run event with varying distances dependent on how severe a test the race organizers wish to make the event. The Hawaii Ironman Triathlon - the most famous of the triathlons - features a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bicycle r i d e , and 26.2 mile run. Most triathlons being staged today incorporate distances proportional to the distances of the three events in the Hawaiian Ironman contest.
Published
2008-03-27
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities