Endurance sport refers to sporting activities undertaken by individual athletes in which key muscles are exercised at maximal intensity for a prolonged period of time. Examples of endurance sports include triathlon, cycling, running events from 5km through to the marathon and swimming.
Endurance athletes devote much time to their training, pursuing many of laps in the pool or tracking many kilometres of running or cycling each day. No matter how they train, endurance athletes complete a great volume of training. This places strain on their bodies physically and mentally meaning that diet and supplementation is very important.
When competing in long endurance events, replenishing carbs and electrolytes is vital to keep the body fuelled with energy to keep going