Understanding triathlon related injuries
Research project on musculoskeletal injury in ironman distance triathletes
These days two former Norseman competitors are launching a research project aiming to investigate the nature and causes of full distance triathlon related injury. Their final objective with this work is simply to help minimize the impact of injury in athletes seeking to reach their potential in the sport we love.
Norseman Xtreme Triathlon is proud to be chosen to be part of this project. All competitors for the 2011 event will soon receive a request for participation. Please take your time to read this carefully. This is your opportunity to contribute to a better understanding of the nature and causes of full distance triathlon-related injuries, which in turn might help you to avoid the unwanted breaks in training or a ruined season due to injury. We know most of you probably keep a training log already, but if you don´t this is the perfect excuse to get started. You might as well be one of the three lucky participants to win a full entry-fee refund!
About the research group
Tone Johansen and Christian Andersen are both fourth year medical students and started triathlon specific training a few years ago. Tone finished her first Norseman in 2010. This year she will be back, now determined to chase the infamous black t-shirt up the mountain. Christian finished Norseman in 2009 and 2010 and is also coming back this year, promising strong form and a big smile.
Professor Lars Engebretsen is Head Physician at Norwegian Olympic Center and Head Scientific Activities in the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Much of his time is spent at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center. He is a specialist in orthopaedic surgery and happens to be the No. 1 expert on sports injury in Norway.
He will definitely not be seen jumping from the ferry in august, realizing it´s better to observe dedicated athletes rather than experiencing all possible triathlon related injuries him self!