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Triathlon Manual How to train and compete successfully
8th January 2013
Sean Lerwill
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Sean Lerwill is available for interview to discuss the increasing popularity of triathlons, how to get fit for the New Year and to offer realistic advice to help beginners master the basics. Contact Spirit PR for more information.

The popularity of triathlons has soared by over 200% over recent years, and they are now one of the most popular ways of getting fit. The new Triathlon Manual is an all-encompassing guide and equips both amateurs and seasoned professionals with the skills to succeed in all three elements of the sport.

Since 2004/5 there has been a 238% increase in the number of members registered to Triathlon England and other membership groups, which now have 15,274 members in over 500 registered clubs across England and Wales (Source: British Triathlon).

This summer saw the Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze in the triathlon at the London Olympics, and their success means that the sport is set to continue growing in popularity, with celebrities like Formula 1 driver Jenson Button and comedian Eddie Izzard also helping to push triathlon into the public eye.

With so many people now taking up the sport this guide offers realistic advice to help beginners to master the basics alongside detailed new information for the experienced triathlete who wants to improve their technique and results.

Written by professional trainer/coach and author Sean Lerwill, the Triathlon Manual is written to work around your busy life, and includes a case study of a woman with a full time job who is a professional triathlete.

Most people approach the sport with experience of one discipline and then master the other two over time, but this all-encompassing manual looks at each sport separately before combining all three in preparation for competitions, such as the gruelling Ironman.

Covering everything from nutrition and motivation to injuries and conditioning training, with specific advice for women and children, the Triathlon Manual will encourage readers to train, compete and achieve their goals.

The Author

Sean Lerwill has written the Haynes Royal Marines Fitness Manual and The Running Manual. He has since left the Royal Marine Commandos and is currently one of the UK’s top personal trainers and a Maxnutrition ambassador. He has written numerous fitness articles for magazines and websites, including The Independent, Men’s Fitness and Men’s Health.

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