Triathlon Medicine

  • Sergio Migliorini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Gergely Markus, Antonio Arimany
    Pages 1-2
  3. Physiological and Epidemiological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Avish P. Sharma, Julien D. Périard
      Pages 5-17
    3. Veronica Vleck, David Hoeden
      Pages 19-41
  4. Environmental Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. David Gerrard
      Pages 45-55
    3. Michael Tipton
      Pages 57-78
  5. Acute and Overuse Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Sergio Migliorini, Marco Merlo, Lisa Migliorini
      Pages 81-95
    3. Thilo Hotfiel, Martin Engelhardt, Casper Grim
      Pages 97-117
    4. Sergio Migliorini, Marco Merlo
      Pages 119-133
    5. Sakari Orava, Lasse Lempainen, Janne Sarimo
      Pages 135-143
  6. Medical Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. James O’Donovan, Michael Koehle, Don McKenzie
      Pages 147-157
    3. Sanjay Sharma, Maximiliano Moreira Accame
      Pages 159-171
    4. Gaetano Cairo
      Pages 173-183
    5. Michael F. Bergeron
      Pages 185-194
    6. Romuald Lepers
      Pages 195-205
    7. Margo Mountjoy, Alex Thomas, Jasmine Levesque
      Pages 207-223
    8. Nebojša Nikolić
      Pages 225-260
    9. Louise M. Burke, Gregory R. Cox
      Pages 261-287
  7. Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Roberto Cejuela, Jonathan Esteve-Lanao
      Pages 291-316
    3. Roberto Cejuela, Alberto Ferriz-Valero, Sergio Selles-Pérez
      Pages 317-328
    4. Paul Robach, Carsten Lundby
      Pages 329-343
    5. Davide Susta
      Pages 345-354
  8. Special Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. W. D. B. Hiller
      Pages 357-373
    3. Sergio Migliorini
      Pages 381-388
  9. The Paratriathlon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Eric Angstadt Torres
      Pages 391-392
    3. Ben Stephenson, V. L. Goosey-Tolfrey
      Pages 393-415

About this book


This book offers an ultimate clinical guide to all the medical issues related to triathlon – a very popular Olympic and international sport, and the most modern of all the endurance activities. Triathletes experience a range of environmental conditions and physiological demands, depending on the race, that must be taken into consideration when preparing for medical assistance. The book addresses in detail the topics of cardiovascular adaptations, overuse injuries, overtraining syndrome, endurance anaemia, nutrition and the physiological aspects associated with the discipline. It provides information on the training and technical aspects of the different distances in triathlon disciplines, with a special focus on safety in open-water swimming. Dedicated chapters also cover issues related to female, young, master and para-triathletes.

Combining research perspectives with many years of experience practicing in the field, this book offers sport medicine physicians, orthopedists, physical therapists and coaches a comprehensive guide to the evaluation, treatment and prevention of all the overuse conditions and to improving athletes’ performance.


Science of triathlon Endurance sports medicine Triathlon overuse injuries Physiology of triathlon Endurance training Running Cycling Swimming Ironman

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergio Migliorini
    • 1
  1. 1.International Triathlon Union ITUMedical Committee Maison du Sport InternationalLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22356-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22357-1
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