Nutrition for iron-distance triathletes: an overview and some practical advice

Sally Waterworth

Ironman® triathlons are ultra-endurance events which take competitors between 7 hours 35 minutes and 17 hours to complete. These events continue to grow in popularity, but although the importance of nutrition to support training and facilitate performance is acknowledged, information is often contradictory and can result in triathletes inadvertently compromising training, health and performance. The aim of this article is to give an evidence-informed overview of nutrition and to provide practical advice for iron-distance triathletes and their coaches.

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