The body experience of the triathlete: Uniting with nature and overcoming it

@article{Verchre2017TheBE,
  title={The body experience of the triathlete: Uniting with nature and overcoming it},
  author={Rapha{\"e}l Verch{\`e}re},
  journal={Loisir et Soci{\'e}t{\'e} / Society and Leisure},
  year={2017},
  volume={40},
  pages={56 - 75}
}
Each of the three sports of triathlon is centered on a natural element: water for swimming, air for cycling, earth for running. Additionally, the athlete experiences the fire of the effort. From a sociological point of view, the ability to manage the body in various elements and to switch from one discipline to another very different one, while showing qualities of endurance, relies on aptitudes highlighted by capitalism and liberalism. From a spiritual point of view, the narrative thread of a… Expand
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