The Hawaii Ironman Triathlon event involves a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride, which is then followed by a 26.2-mile run.
Based on the knowledge of exercise science and physiology you have gained in this course, how do you think the Iron-man Triathlon would be best performed?
From a physiological point of view, is the current order of events (swim, bike, run) the most ideal for achieving the fastest overall time? If you believe that it is, then justify your answer using references to the literature where needed.
If you think a faster overall time could be achieved with a different order of events, then describe how it could best be accomplished. Include references to the peer-reviewed literature to support your opinion.
Think mainly in terms of physiological performance and minimize safety factors. In other words, from performance and fatigue issues, what order of events would get you to the finish line the fastest?