Completing IronFit’s «triathlon trilogy» alongside Be IronFit and IronFit Secrets for Half Iron-Distance Success, this is a «go-to,» time-efficient training guide for the Standard and Sprint-distance triathlons, which are the most accessible and achievable distances for time-crunched athletes. The Standard Distance is the original triathlon configuration: a 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike, and 10 km run (0.9 mile swim, 24.8 mile bike, and 6.2 mile run). The Sprint Distance usually includes a 750 meter swim, 20 km bike, and 5 km run (Half mile swim, 12.4 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run). And there are duathlon equivalents of both triathlon races. These Short Course distances are the «everyman» races of the sport, and Don and Melanie Fink offer their time-efficient IronFit (R) training approach to them here in this book.