This complete guide provides expert guidance for elite, Ironman-level competition or those aiming at a local qualifying event. Sam Murphy helps you through every flutter kick, pedal stroke and stride along the way to completing a triathlon. Learn to improve your overall fitness, design a personalized training program, work on techniques and performance to master smooth transitions and choose the right races, tailored to your expertise and fitness level. Use the charts, checklists and feature drills to stay injury-free and motivated. And find tips on everything from improving your endurance and staying focused to choosing the right equipment. Colour illustrations throughout highlight important performance elements of each sport.