The 1st World Triathlon Science Congress begins

International experts from 16 countries meet at the University of Alicante in the I World Congress of Science in Triathlon


The First World Congress of Science in Triathlon will gather, on March 24, 25 and 26, 2011 in the Lecture Hall II of the University of Alicante, more than 250 congressmen from 16 countries, such as Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and Italy.


The world scientific and academic meeting will bring together numerous specialists in triathlon, 66 works and 27 posters will be presented from all over the world that treat this sport from different topics related to its practice, such as psychology, sports medicine, sociology or anthropometry.


Marisol Casado, president of the International Triathlon Federation and the only Spanish woman member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will inaugurate on Thursday 24 the first World Congress held on the practice and preparation for triathlon, together with the rector of the UA, Ignacio Jiménez Raneda.



The initiative to organize the Congress is based on the research on triathlon carried out by the UA, whose line of studies is led by Professor Roberto Cejuela, within the research group directed by José Antonio Pérez Turpín and as a pioneer university in this sporting activity. Cejuela chairs the scientific committee of Congress. In addition, compliance with the values ​​of Olympism, such as respect for the Environment, which occur with the sporting practice of triathlon, together with the fact that it is a characteristic activity of the Mediterranean area, motivates the launch of the Congress.


The global gathering will alternate plenary lectures given by international experts, technical talks, a practical workshop, oral presentations and poster presentations.


The new anti-doping system that is being implemented in the world of sport is the topic that the president of the Medical Committee of the International Cycling Union, Mario Zorzoli, will discuss in his conference on Thursday 24th "Biological passport parameters." Grégoire P. Millet, from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), will open the congress before explaining the physiological needs of triathlon. The same day, Roberto Cejuela, with "Quantification of the training load in triathlon".


David Lyle, will speak about sports adaptations for people with physical or mental disabilities in his oral presentation. The last plenary speech of the day of 24 is that of Rolf Ebeling, former technical director of the Triathlon Federation of Germany, with "Comparison of performance in Olympic distance Vs distance Sprint".


Spain is a world power in triathlon since, although it has some 15.000 federative licenses for this sport, it does have world champions, such as Javier Gómez Noya, world champion in the last World Championship triathlon, held in Budapest in 2010, highlights Cejuela.


The Congress has been recognized of Health Interest IS-n º 104/2010, by the Ministry of Health of the Valencian Community.


Organized by the University of Alicante, the UA Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences (GCAFD) together with the International Triathlon Union (ITU). Trisense Triathlon and Sportraining collaborate. Sponsors the Municipal Board of Tourism and Beaches of Alicante, the Council of Students, Villauniversitaria, Compex, Tecnosport, Power Plate and Maxifuel.


The Congress is aimed at students of Sports Sciences, professionals from the world of sports, researchers and self-taught and will have simultaneous English-Spanish / Spanish-English translation.


The best selected scientific communications will be published as articles in the Journal of Human Sport and Exercise.

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