Science of triathlon

Free event in Leeds looks at the tech behind tri

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Triathlon fans and participants are being invited to explore the research behind the sport at a free event in the run up to the Olympic Games.

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The Cutting Edge: Behind Triathlon event on Tuesday 27 March at the Carriageworks in Leeds will feature a range of speakers and top sports scientists in an interactive session, and is free to all who register.

Professor Steve Haake, one of the UK’s top sports scientists, will host an evening of debate and demonstrations featuring:

Dr Rob Harle, Assistant Director of Research at the Digital Technology Group at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Steph Forrester, a sports scientist and triathlete for Team GB in Sydney 2000 who will explain how the right equipment, from shoes to bras, can enhance athletic performance.

Dr David James who will lead discussions on how far research and new technologies should be used in the quest to win gold.

The event will give attendees the chance to question both the scientists who develop the cutting-edge technology behind sport, and the high-achieving athletes who use it.

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For more information on the Cutting Edge 2012 series, and to register for tickets, those interested should go to www.rigb.org/cuttingedge2012.