Are you one of 13,000 people nervously counting down the days to this weekend’s London Triathlon? We asked 220 contributor and tri coach Joe Beer to put together some useful tips on how to get the most from this year’s race.


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With a deep-water start in the Docklands, long transitions and a tricky run section, the world’s largest triathlon has hazards that can catch out even the experienced multisporter.

Be warned – there are some important changes to this year’s route, with all athletes on Sunday to pass Canary Wharf. Make sure you’re familiar with the 2015 course (map right here). The full race information guide is here.

So, read on for Joe’s advice…

Deep-water start