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Research Article, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 3 Issue: 1

Can the Influence of Running Performance in Olympic-Distance Tri-athlon be Compensated for?

Michael Fröhlich1*, Janine Balter1, Eike Emrich1 and Andrea Pieter1,2
1Institute for Sport Science, Saarland University, Germany
2Institute for Prevention and Public Health, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Corresponding author : Dr. Michael Fröhlich
Institute for Sport Science, Saarland University, Campus Building 8.1, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
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Received: July 15, 2013 Accepted: December 24, 2013 Published: January 01, 2014
Citation: Fröhlich M, Balter J, Emrich E, Pieter A (2014) Can the Influence of Running Performance in Olympic-Distance Tri-athlon be Compensated for? J Athl Enhancement 3:1. doi:10.4172/2324-9080.1000134

Abstract

Can the Influence of Running Performance in Olympic-Distance Tri-athlon be Compensated for?

In Olympic-distance triathlon, the 10 km run is assumed to be decisive for winning. The performance in the 1.5 km swim and 40 km cycling plays only a subordinate role in winning. Simulation calculations based on the times achieved in each discipline were able to show that even above-average swimming and cycling times as well as training extensions in terms of training time by excellent swimmers and cyclists did not compensate for excellent running performance. Under the current conditions, only top running performance opens up any chance at succeeding at all.

Keywords: Simulation; Performance development; Economical considerations; Olympic games; Training

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