Triathlon is considered a typical endurance sport and comprises three disciplines and competitions of short-, middle. and long-distance. In consequence, the performance and metabolic requirements will vary and require different nutrition strategies, particularly among long-distance athletes.
An optimal carbohydrate supply, in order to maximise performance, is of key importance during competitions. In contrast, individual training sessions deliberately exhaust carbohydrate reserves in order to target fat metabolism. Dietary requirements change depending on the situation. An appropriate diet is especially important to support the desired training effect as well as recovery.