Medical and physiological considerations in triathlons.

  title={Medical and physiological considerations in triathlons.},
  author={W Douglas B Hiller and Maureen O'Toole and E E Fortess and R H Laird and Patrick Imbert and Thomas D. Sisk},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={15 2},
Triathlons (races involving consecutive swimming, bicycling, and running) have become commonplace in the United States. These races may involve from 30 minutes to 36 hours of continuous exercise, usually in warm or hot environments. Little has been published regarding the medical and physiological aspects of these events. This paper represents the first large study to date on the subject, including both an analysis of medical complications at six triathlons as well as a prospective electrolyte… CONTINUE READING