How to Eliminate the Top Five Triathlete Training Injuries

March 2, 2017


Triathlete injuries are common with extensive time training on the bike, on the road, and in the water. It is almost the expected condition of being a triathlete. A recent study* of 174 triathletes confirmed high injury rates as nine out of 10 of the athletes (87%) experienced setbacks with some form of training related injury. This high injury incident rate still existed even though 16% of training time was focused on other cross-training activities like strength training that are often intended to improve performance and reduce injuries.


Triathlete Richard Varga retires from the World Triathlon Series stage 5 with an injury June 12, 2016 in Leeds, UK


Here are the results of the top 5 injuries identified in the study:

  1. Knee (25%)
  2. Lower Leg (23%)
  3. Lower Back (23%)
  4. Shoulder
  5. Upper Leg

Here is a quick breakdown of total training time identified in the study:  48% Bike, 24% on Running, 12% on Swimming, and 16% Cross-Training (weight-lifting, skiing or other activities).

Coach Kaehler (certifications) has dedicated his professional career toward helping others recover from injury and surgery, and helping athletes of all levels close the gap and perform at their true potential while simultaneously preventing injury, just as he did throughout his extensive success as an elite athlete. [Read More about Coach Kaehler]

The good news is that advancements in training equipment and methods mean you can have it all.  Dedicate most of your time toward for your events, and experience substantial performance gains and reduce injury with minimal time dedicated to body balance.

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*British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2013; 47: 856-860 -“High prevalence of overuse injury among iron-distance triathletes”





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