Short-course triathletes and running injuries

Coach/Teacher, General, Official/Administrator, Participant/Parent

April 22, 2024

The race started with a swim, then turned into a bike ride, before finishing as a run. This kind of race is called a triathlon, where athletes swim, bike and run in three different stages to complete the event. The distances vary for different triathlons, but short-course triathlons generally end with a 5-kilometre run. Interestingly, a recent study found that most short-course triathletes report injuries during this running phase. The researchers discussed that the running injuries in short-course triathlons come from overuse, such as during training where most injuries among short-course triathletes are reported. As such, the nature of running injuries in short-course triathlons, and how to prevent them, is something to consider when preparing for the next race.


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