We are excited to bring to you the third seminar of our 2020 Science and Triathlon Conference! This month, Dr. Veronica Vleck will be presenting her joint work with Dr. David Hoeden! 


No one has collected more data, published more papers, or has more knowledge about injuries and illnesses in triathlon than Dr. Vleck and Dr. Hoeden. See their bios below! You can also follow their work at Triathlon Research here and FluidLife here


And in case you missed it, you can watch any of our previous seminars at our YouTube channel by clicking HERE!


What can you expect from the seminar this month? Take a look below!


Dr. Veronica Vleck & Dr. David Hoeden

Epidemiological Research into Triathlon Injury and Illness - The State of the Art




Dr. Veronica Vleck is a former Laboratory Director of the National Sports Medicine Institute of the UK, with extensive experience in providing sports science support, across multiple sports and athlete ability levels, from novices through to Olympic medalists. She was the long-time Chair of the ETU Medical and Research Committee: organising the first-ever European Championships coaches conference, and overseeing the medical set up for the 2012 (pre-Olympic) European Triathlon Championships. As a former Senior University lecturer, she also has considerable teaching experience in sports and exercise physiology and psychology. Veronica has over 85 academic publications, including the triathlon specific chapters of both the IOC handbook of sports medicine on epidemiology of injury and illness in Olympic Sports and the World Book of Swimming (Profil). Furthermore, Veronica has been both a triathlon club (age-group) head coach and coached at the Elite (Olympic qualification) level.


Dr. David Höden is a lecturer in strength and conditioning, flexibility, endurance training, coaching, L-diagnostics, swimming, and triathlon at both the Institute of Sports Science and Karl Franzens University-Graz, as well as at the Federal Sports Academy and the College of Higher Education. Lately, both his research findings and his international working group has led him to be increasingly involved in international level sports congresses. The economist and sports scientist did his doctoral thesis- for which he won the 2017 Sports Science prize of the province of Styria – on injuries, dietary supplements, and training habits in triathletes. He also conducted research in New Zealand, Australia, and Gran Canaria as part of the work for his undergraduate dissertation on “Shoulder Pain in Swimming – Causes and Consequences.” His dissertation on this topic- one that is means a lot to David for many reasons including his former career as a competitive swimmer, his career-ending shoulder injury, and the countless hard hours of therapy that he underwent –was published as a textbook in 2013. In David´s business administration related study he focused both on the ecological quality of products and on area crisis management. David´s s final dissertation was on “crisis management taking into account the problem of Markus Rogan: effects and changes of a sporting career”. This state-certified swimming and triathlon coach is a sporting all-rounder. He is just at home in athletics as in the sport of swimming- in which he can look back on umpteen national titles as well as several state and vice-state championship titles. His training, and his many years both of top-level competitive sport and as a patient on the field of sports-related therapeutics, have enabled David to implement his practical know-how both as a coach and as a lecturer across a wide variety of areas ranging from children´s swimming to performance-focused training camps.