Triathlon: Running Injuries

  title={Triathlon: Running Injuries},
  author={Andrea M. Spiker and Sameer Dixit and Andrew J. Cosgarea},
  journal={Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review},
The running portion of the triathlon represents the final leg of the competition and, by some reports, the most important part in determining a triathlete’s overall success. Although most triathletes spend most of their training time on cycling, running injuries are the most common injuries encountered. Common causes of running injuries include overuse, lack of rest, and activities that aggravate biomechanical predisposers of specific injuries. We discuss the running-associated injuries in the… 

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