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WHAT IS A TRIATHLON?
A triathlon is typically a multi-stage competition, which can vary in terms of which 3 sports are in the makeup. The most common form of triathlon is made up of swimming, running and cycling. Each stage has to be done in succession of the previous one over varying distances.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF A TRIATHLON
Due to a triathlon containing three different sports, anyone taking part is guaranteed to be getting an all-over body work out that will tone the legs through cycling and running, and the arms and upper body through swimming. However, to be successful at triathlon, you also need to have a strong core.
COMMON TRIATHLON INJURIES
A triathlon does not come without risks associated with it though. The most common form of injury is overuse, repeatedly stressing the muscles, tendons and tissues causing repetitive microtrauma. The most common affected areas are knees, ankles & shoulders.
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SPORTS HEALTH INSURANCE
Our Sports Health Insurance for people participating in triathlons offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with important cover for sports-related injuries.
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
As an alternative, General & Medical can also offer Private Health Insurance to people who participate in a triathlon, whether that is for recreation or sport. Their wide range of Private Health Insurance products offers cover whether you are on a budget or whether you are looking for the most comprehensive levels of protection and there is even protection for professional participants.