Follow the journey throughout the year with the JFTcrew and get some coaching insight from Joel Filliol.  Today's session, easy run with a few 30seconds strides.

with Vincent Luis, Mario Mola, Marten Van Riel, Jelle Geens, Delian Stateff, Aaron Royle, Non Stanford, Angelica Olmo, Anna Maria Mazzetti, Emma Jackson, Vendula Frintova, and Drew Box.

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Sarah Barker of Deadspin.com has written an article on doping in Triathlon with some quotes by Joel - 

Why does the triathlon, an Olympic event since 2000 that combines swimming, cycling, and running, appear to be so clean?

A quick search of “triathlon” in mainstream publications like USA Today or the Wall Street Journal returns not a single story, not even a hint, about performance enhancing drugs. The same cannot be said of track, swimming, or cycling, where you don’t have to be an insider to get the impression that many top-level performances are PED-assisted. Those sports have had enough revelations of widespread doping, bribery, and coverups that most breakthrough performances are suspect.
“We just haven’t had a scandal recently with the power to blow up the issue,” Filliol said via Skype from his home base in Glasgow, Scotland. “So, we’re speculating, like we always do, but it would be naive to assume otherwise. That’s where sport is right now. As far as why we [in triathlon] don’t have more positive tests, it’s the same with all sports. From top to bottom in the anti-doping movement, there are incentives not to find [athletes doping] because it looks bad for the sport.”
— deadspin.com

Read the full article on Deadspin.com for more quotes and perspective on the issue of doping in Triathlon 

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This week Joel is on the Physio Matters podcast with Jack Chews and Paul Westwood

Session 32 – Simply Elite Triathlon with Joel Filliol and Paul Westwood

The ‘Olympic Special’ with Paul Westwood and Joel Filliol of JFT Racing Triathlon team! Huge privilege to chat to Joel and Paul ahead of the Rio Games about whether simplicity can be applied effective to elite triathlon.

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The presentations from the ITU Science and Triathlon Conference are now available free to view including my talk on Simon Whitfield's career:

"Canadian Simon Whitfield had an extra-ordinary career, spanning four Olympiads from Sydney 2000 where he was triathlon’s inaugural Gold Medalist, to 11th in Athens and then back to the podium with the Silver medal in Beijing 2008, and finally to London 2012. This presentation will examine the consistency of Whitfield’s career from his junior performances to his two Olympic Medals, spanning 8 years between them. With contributions from Whitfield himself, direct observation from Filliol as his personal coach from 2005-2008, and with contributions from coaches and training partners throughout Whitfield’s career, factors which contributed to these performances will be explored including training and preparation trends, health and injury patterns, environmental factors, lifestyle and supporting factors, as well as psychological factors."

Watch the other talks from the conference here on Daily Motion

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