Recommended reading

Runner’s World
This running magazine is produced in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia. It contains highlights of events, athlete profiles, articles on training and nutrition, race tactics and much more.
Olympic Marathon: A Centennial History of the Games’ Most Storied Race by Charlie Lovett
A great reference book for those interested in who participated and won each marathon and where and in what fashion.
Running the Seven Continents: Tales of Travel and the Marathon by Clint Morrison
This book may well inspire some runners to grab their passports and venture to exotic corners of the Earth to run marathons.
Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes
The tenacity of this ultra-marathoner Dean Karnazes is admirable although some of it is also masochistic. Karno is the ultimate expounder of a belief in embracing pain and pushes himself to the limits one extreme goal after another.
I Run, Therefore I Am--Nuts! by B. K. Taylor, Bob Schwartz
Schwartz’s musings on running will bring knowing smiles to all runners. Illustrations by a former "Mad Magazine" artist help set the tone for the book.
The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer by David A. Whitsett, Forrest A. Dolgener, and Tanjala Jo Kole
This book is based on the highly successful marathon class offered by the University of Northern Iowa that has helped 200 students finish marathons. All were first times and many had no running background.
The Triathlete’s Training Bible by Joe Friel
This new edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible covers all of the specialized training needs of triathletes including nutrition, recovery, weight training, mental aspects of training and worksheets for setting out an annual training plan.
Triathlon 101: Essentials for Multisport Success by John M. Mora
An essential text for athletes serious about succeeding in multisport events. It helps you design your own training calendar and logbook, how to choose equipment, prevent overtraining, taper, eat properly, swim and navigate in open water and much more.
Triathlete Magazine
A sports magazine for triathletes with similar versions published in America, Australia, New Zealand and England containing latest racing news, training advice and tips.

Useful Websites

InTraining (
A running specialist store in Brisbane, Australia with a triathlon club. They have online programs, a calendar of events, articles containing training tips and more.
Extreme Tri (
An on-line magazine for long-distance triathlon with the latest news, photos, results and personal tales from around the world.
Australian Triathlete Magazine (
Australia’s published magazine also has a digital format with news, calendar, contests, forums, email column and current issue previews.
Triathlete Magazine (
Triathlon news, message board, features, podcasts, galleries and classifieds.
Marathon Training Guide (
Diet, training, program and many other tips to help beginners train for marathons.
Marathon (
German language website featuring runs through Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Run the Planet (
A resource for runners and triathletes worldwide with tips on traveling and racing, running routes, training tips, calendars and more.
Map My Fitness (
Blog your training routes, check the distances you’ve run and see what courses other athletes have laid out around the world. Perfect if you’re on the road and want to check out a popular local route.
Beginner Triathlete (
Great site for beginner’s starting out with articles on equipment, training, travel and more.
Marathon Guide (
Plenty of tools for the runner including forums, directories, communities, race news and more.