By Erin Greene on 07/05/15 at 8:51 am
ITU is pleased to announce that registration for the third edition of the ITU World Conference on Science and Triathlon is now open. The conference will be staged in Paris on November 26-27, 2015.
For a sport borne out of innovation, it’s only fitting that triathlon continues to foster the growth of research and scientific trends. Following the last successful ITU Science and Triathlon World Conferences in Alicante and Magglingen, the third edition is set to be hosted by the French Institute of Sport.
Launched in 2011 at the University of Alicante in Spain, the conference will gather many highly respected sports scientists to speak on their respective specialist fields relating to triathlon.
The theme of the 2015 conference is ‘Peaking for Rio, preparing for Tokyo…and beyond’, and represents the scientific lessons that triathlon coaches have applied through the years leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. It will then look at how this research can now be applied to designing the champions of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The line-up of speakers includes world-class coaches Joel Filliol, Sergio Santos, Darren Smith and Jamie Turner along with many other recognized scientists and experts, such as ITU Medical Delegate Chair Sergio Migliorini, sport scientists Dr. Christophe Hausswirth and Dr. Yann Le Meur, renowned physiologists Iñigo Mujika and Paul Laursen.
Themes of the conference include strength training, training load management, nutrition, organisation for high level performance, paratriathlon and training in extreme conditions.
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