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USA Triathlon’s First-Ever Book, “Complete Triathlon Guide,” Available Now

Comprehensive triathlon training book on sale at humankinetics.com

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon, the National Governing Body for triathlon in the United States, has compiled the authoritative advice from the sport’s top athletes and coaches that can take multisport competitors’ race results to the next level in its first-ever book, “Complete Triathlon Guide.”


Available now at humankinetics.com, “Complete Triathlon Guide” offers triathletes of all abilities 29 chapters and more than 350 pages full of guidance on training, technique, competitive strategies, health and nutrition from USA Triathlon, its elite athletes and the nation’s most respected coaches.

From training to technique, fueling to recovery, if it is essential to the sport, it is covered in “Complete Triathlon Guide.” In this guide, athletes will find invaluable bike-handling techniques straight from the pros, learn how to assess running form and improve running cadence and stride, troubleshoot the freestyle swim stroke and shave seconds off starts and transitions. Expert instruction and personal insights are included from triathlon’s biggest names, including Joe Friel, Gordon Byrn, Bob Seebohar, Sage Rountree, Ian Murray and Sara McLarty.

“The breadth of information in ‘Complete Triathlon Guide’ is unmatched in any other work. If you’re looking for a resource covering triathlon topics not found elsewhere, this book is for you,” said Olympian and USA Triathlon National Team member Sarah Haskins.

 “Athletes know that recovery can be as important as training. ‘Complete Triathlon Guide’ covers both … and so much more. It is the must-have resource for every triathlete,” said renowned endurance coach Bobby McGee.

With “Complete Triathlon Guide” readers will enhance their training regimen with the most effective workouts, including stage-specific programs for swimming, cycling and running; programs for strength, flexibility and endurance; tactics that address individual weaknesses; and advice on tapering to ensure peak physical condition on race day.

Compiled by USA Triathlon Coach Development Manager Linda Cleveland, “Complete Triathlon Guide” is geared toward first-time competitors and veteran multisport athletes alike.

About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions 4,000 races and connects with more than 150,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including ITU World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the International Triathlon Union and the United States Olympic Committee.

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