Triathlon! by Matthew Baird

A new triathlon book celebrating the triathletes, races and gear that make up one of the fastest-growing sports in the world.

Triathlon racing – competition across the three disciplines of swimming, cycling and running – is the ultimate test of human athleticism. Whether it is on the Hawaii shore or the fjords of Norway, triathlon races attract hundreds of thousands of competitors every year. From sprint triathlons to Ironman challenges, Triathlon! is the ultimate tribute to one of the world’s toughest challenges.

Featuring chapters on the greatest triathletes in history, from six-time Ironman world champion Mark Allen to the irrepressible four-time Ironman world champ, Chrissie Wellington, and the best from across the globe, Triathlon! covers the men and women who have made the sport their own, inspiring thousands to follow in their footsteps.
Alongside the athletes that have made their mark on the sport, Triathlon! profiles some of the greatest events in the world, from well-known classics such as Challenge Roth and San Francisco’s Escape from Alcatraz, to the exotic challenges of the Norseman or Ironman 70.3 Bintan.

Triathlon! also explores the evolution of triathlon gear – the bikes, aerobars, wetsuits, GPS devices and nutrition developed to give athletes the edge against their competitors.

Triathlon! by Matthew Baird is available from all good bookshops from 3rd September 2015.

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