Iron Deficiency and Anemia in Athletes

Editor(s): Sports Nutrition Focus 2009

Summary

Training for and competing in an ultra-endurance event such as an Ironman Triathlon is an enormous physical challenge. Imagine if that challenge were made even more formidable by having to endure vexing symptoms such as lack of endurance, persistent fatigue, a higher heart rate during exercise, irritability, and a noticeable reduction in your motivation to train.