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The Travelling Athlete

  • Nebojša NikolićEmail author
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Abstract

Travel is an integral part of athletes’ life and the triathlon season is organised as a national or international string of events that requires weekly or biweekly travel to matches. By the nature of their sport, the triathlon athletes’ racing field environment can differ much from their home one and can have a decisive influence on the final success in the competition. Climate, epidemiological environment or medical support at the new destination can much differ during the season. Such a major environmental difference can strongly influence, not only athletes’ fitness abilities, but also their health. Different modes or transport can also influence the physical and psychological well-being of the athlete. The purpose of this chapter is to highlight knowledge on travel sport medicine, formed in the series of recommendations that could be useful in protecting athletes’ health abroad and therefore enhancing their competitive edge in triathlon events.

Subjects include pre-competition/pretravel preparations, adaptation to new destination, nutrition, protection from the Sun and cold, rehydration, nutrition when travelling, problem of fatigue, diarrhoea treatment and prevention, personal protection and security precautions.

Keywords

Travel Health International Athlete Triathlon 

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