Hyperthermia during Olympic triathlon: influence of body heat storage during the swimming stage.


The purpose of this project was to determine whether mild heat stress induced by wearing a wet suit while swimming in relatively warm water (25.4 +/- 0.1 degrees C) increases the risk of heat injury during the cycling and running stages of an International distance triathlon in a hot and humid environment (32 degrees C and 65% RH). Five male triathletes… (More)