In jargon-free language, regular 220 Triathlon contributor Joe Beer unravels the basics about our beloved sport, from the fundamental training required to become a triathlete, to the equipment you’ll need, all the way through to racing. Along this enjoyable ride, there are plenty of training plans and tips to get your teeth into.
Complementing the words nicely are the pictures, which are used wisely to clearly explain the technicalities of aspects like swim stroke, bike set-up and run technique. In addition to Beer’s advice, various experts add their years of experience, enhancing your enjoyment of the sport and book. Each section has a ‘Must note’ boxout to remember or refer back to, so you get the most out of every page. There are plenty of starter books on the shelves, but this is one of the best out there.
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