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Illinois State University

Swimming

2014

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Perceptions And Practices Of Hydration In Triathlon, Corey Stephen O'Connor Mar 2014

Perceptions And Practices Of Hydration In Triathlon, Corey Stephen O'Connor

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Perceptions and Practices of Hydration in Triathlon

Corey S. O'Connor, David Q. Thomas, Kelly R. Laurson, Dale D. Brown. Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Purpose: To examine where triathletes obtain information regarding hydration, if their performances have been affected by dehydration, and how they monitor their hydration status. Methods: Two hundred and two participants (age=38.70 ± 9.73 years) from various triathlon groups in Illinois participated in the study. Each participant was asked to complete an electronic survey. The survey was composed of twenty seven items and was developed by O'Neal (2011). The survey was modified ...