New to triathlon or taking on new challenges in the off-season? Find out how your other sporting loves can impact on your triathlon progress.
Triathlon attracts a huge number of people from other sports. Get chatting at a race or at the club and you’ll hear about everything from football to orienteering, and kayaking to mountain biking. It seems that after years of specialising in one sport, swim-bike-run is just the sort of challenge some people are looking for. But how helpful are their former sports when it comes to doing well in triathlon?
We asked seven triathletes from different sporting backgrounds to sum up their experiences: which sports gave them clear benefits, what baggage held them back, the biggest differences, and their verdict: help or hindrance?
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I was a squash player who turned to Triathlon for fitness, now its Triathlon that's my main sport and only play squash in the winter months, the extra fitness and stamina has made me a better squash player even though I have a 6 month break each year!!
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