Best Body Type for Triathlons
The perfect body type for cycling, swimming, marathon, and gymnastics
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The Olympic athletes competing in the Rio Games are the elite of their sports. You see the best cyclists, runners, and swimmers in the world, battling to see who can take home the gold.
A ton of factors go into getting there: Talent, technique, training, and physique all play a role.
And as far as physique goes, over the past few decades, there's been a "bit of a size sort" in different sports, Dr. Michael Joyner, a physician and Mayo Clinic researcher who is one of the world's top experts on fitness and human performance, told Business Insider. Some athletes have started to focus on the sports they may be suited for based on their body type.
There are always exceptions and in some cases, skill can be more important than a physical trait.
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