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Complete Book of Triathlon: The Encyclopedia of Triathlon

Published Date: February 10, 2020

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16.5 x 2.5 x 23.9 cm



The Complete Book of Triathlon (formerly The Complete Book of Triathlon Training) is for any athlete who wants to improve in, or convert to the fascinating sport of triathlon. Learn how to develop a training program and how to approach a competition. The book is an encyclopedic reference that covers all aspects of triathlon training. The triathlete and aspiring triathlete will have one reference with everything they need to know about triathlon, whether an endurance sport novice or an accomplished athlete in another sport. It tells you how to get started, what equipment to buy, the diet you will need, how to devise a training routine and how to arrange your busy life in order to accommodate it, and then explains how to finish a race, as well as how to recover from it. The Complete Book of Triathlon will tell you how to be the best that you can be in triathlon; not necessarily by training harder, but by training smarter. Every aspect of your life has the potential to affect your mental and physical performance, and you need to take this into account when devising your training in order to avoid both over-training and under-training. Mark’s system for monitoring training-stress levels which he has been successfully using for many years is unique to him but is revealed in this book. Use it and you can achieve your optimum performance.



Excellent and insightful from start to finish. Covers everything possible. A must read for beginners through to seasoned triathletes. Brilliant.


Great great information and reading it for a third time already.


The encyclopedia gives fantastic advice and insight into the sport and training schedules in “layman speak”.
A great purchase I would strongly endorse.


Wanted to start competing in triathlons but didn’t know where to start training wise! This book has helped tremendously & I’m now well into a decent programme & feeling very positive about competing!


Outstanding training guide to triathlon and would high recommend for all levels of triatheles.


Brilliant book with lots of detail. Easy to understand, even for beginners!! This book will motivate me through my training.


Mark Kleanthous has written a superb book to cover all aspects of Triathlon. His knowledge and passion is unrivalled in our sport. Mark has condensed decades of endurance sport into a brilliant book. Written for athletes of all abilities and ages this book will be well received by the beginner and more experienced Triathlete.


Mark is making a real difference in my triathlon life. This book is equivalent to putting the best personal trainer in your pocket and he will help you achieve the best.

Author information

Mark Kleanthous has competed in more than 500 triathlons, 40 iron distance triathlons, double ultra distance iron man, and triple ultra distance.
He coaches full time swimming, cycling, running, and open water swim coaching.

Where to buy

RRP £16.95


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