Presenting the latest findings at the cutting edge of triathlon health and performance; and distinguished by daily 'hot topic' roundtable discussions, on how to optimise training and performance, between some of the best coaches, medics, sports physiologists, researchers and athletes in the sport, the annual Cascais Global Triathlon Conference is set to become one of the premier triathlon specific conferences worldwide. As well as providing an opportunity for athletes, coaches and other support staff to learn from those who are at “the top of their game”, we aim this yearly assembly of specialists to act as a spur to the instigation and continuation of collaborative research projects that have the potential to improve applied practice.

This year’s Conference Theme is: “Maximising Triathlon Health and Performance: the State of the Art



31 AUG - 1 SEPT 2017



31st AUGUST - 09:30am / 05:00pm
Triathlon health in training and competition

Topics: Triathlon and general health across the lifespan, medical problems in competition, the specific case of open-water swimming, heat illness/ acclimation, maximising health and safety in triathlon competition, key messages that our expert panel suggest are particularly important for triathletes to take home from the IOC consensus statements, and our TOKYO SPECIAL: How to prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Roundtable Discussion: What are the key things that athletes and coaches must know with regard to training/competing over different distances and in different environmental conditions?

1st SEPTEMBER - 09:30am / 05:00pm
Training and risk factors for maladaptation- changes with age, ability level and event distance focus

We shall be presenting what are likely to be the most up to date and most detailed research data yet available on how triathletes within the different age-groups train, and their key risk factors for maladaptation - as evidenced by injury and illness- on Day 2 of the conference. Unpublished research data from National Squad athletes and from ITU sprint and Olympic distance World Championship age group athletes, will be brought together. The data will be used both to show how the relative influence of risk factors for maladaptation may change with age and event distance specialisation and as the basis of informed discussion of what to do about it, especially when an athlete moves up in event distance focus.

Optimising training and race preparation- at the cutting edge

Topics: what can scientists tell coaches, what do coaches want from and tell scientists, what is the athlete’s perspective, electronic innovations in training, monitoring and maladaptation – at the forefront of both training diary related research and technology.

Roundtable discussion - how does the influence/importance of different risk/health/performance related factors change with race distance and how can we best use this knowledge, as well as advances in technology, to optimise performance?



Plus additional invitees - including Di Murray O.B.E., Sérgio Marques and Helder Milheiras - to the roundtable discussions.


Email with your conference related queries, or check Triathlon Training Injury and Illness for updates.

The official language of the conference is English. Speaker topics may vary slightly from those advertised.


You need to register to attend the Global Triathlon Conference.
Registrations are not accepted on the days of the event.
The number of places in the auditorium is limited.




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