USA-Triathlon, the national governing body for multi-sport racing, is committed to fostering the duathlon as the organization’s “growth sport.” With the full backing of USA-Triathlon—including sections on duathlon history and the forthcoming USA-T program for promoting duathlon—author Steven Jonas has penned the first modern guide for the aspiring multi-sport racer who cannot or simply doesn't want to swim.
Well known for his original ground-breaking bookTriathloning for Ordinary Mortals, which has sold nearly 50,000 copies in two editions, and hisUSA-Triathlon Lifecolumn “Ordinary Mortals ®: Talking Triathlon with Steve Jonas,” the author covers: how the run-bike-run duathlon works; how to have fun, get and stay fit, and promote your health doing duathlons; the training principles and programs for races of varying lengths, from starting from scratch to Doin' the Du on a regular basis throughout the season, centered on a series of 13-week training programs; finding and choosing your races; the basic techniques of running, cycling and fast walking (which can be used on the run legs in both duathlon and triathlon); equipment; race planning and racing; and duathlon as part of a total program for healthy living. This book provides a wealth of knowledge and inspiration from a 29-season multi-sport racer, a prolific author on the subject, who is also a physician and professor of preventive medicine.
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Steven Jonas, MD, MPH,is also the author ofThe Essential Triathlete(Lyons Press),Championship Triathlon Trainingwith top triathlon coach George Dallam, Ph.D., and101 Ideas and Insights for Triathletes and Duathletes. He has written regular columns on triathlons for more than 20 years. In addition to being a veteran multi-sport racer, he was a member of the National Coaching Commission of USA-Triathlon (2000-02). He is Professor of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, and Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, at Stony Brook University. He received his M.D. from the Harvard Medical School, his M.P.H. from the Yale School of Medicine, and his M.S. in Health Management from New York University. He is board certified in Preventive Medicine, and is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences (elected), the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Public Health Association, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine (UK). He lives in Port Jefferson, New York.