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The Triathlon

Johnson, Don MD, FRCS C

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review: December 2012 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - p 195
doi: 10.1097/JSA.0b013e31825efb7a
Editorial
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Disclosure: The author declares no conflict of interest.

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It gives me great pleasure to be the editor of this issue of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review focusing on the triathlon. This has been a long-standing interest of mine, and I have invited a stellar and very talented group of authors to contribute to this issue. As you will see, we have included their “bio,” or their credibility to write on this topic.

The triathlon is one of the most popular recreational activities, and in 2011 there were almost 3 million participants in sanctioned triathlons, and 43% were over 40 years of age. This is no longer a young persons’ sport but has become a significant way for the middle-aged athlete to keep fit and enjoy competition.

We have devoted a little more attention to the world championship Ironman in Kona. This is the ultimate endurance challenge, to which most triathletes aspire.

I admit that there is a lot of level 5 evidence presented, which is common in a great deal of sports medicine, but expert opinion, “been there, done that,” in this topic is extremely valuable. I would hope that all of you will take away some valuable secrets from these experts and enhance your next “tri” experience.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.