Thank you to BICYCLING Magazine writer, Sara Lindberg, for inviting Dr. Michael K. Ryan to provide his insight for her article - Everything You Need to Know About Triathlon Distances. The article published Friday, April 12, 2019 on Bicycling.com.
Written by Sara Lindberg
There are approximately four million people in the U.S. who participate in triathlons each year. And while a small percentage of them have their sights set on the pinnacle of all races—the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii— many of the participants are just looking to cross the finish line.
If you happen to be part of the second group, you probably have a lot of questions about the various distances, training programs, and time required to compete in one of these popular events. Well, the good news is, we have some answers for you—from the athletes and experts themselves.
Bicycling talked with Tom Holland, M.S., C.S.C.S., and Michael K. Ryan, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center to find out everything you need to know about the