Athletes are completely dedicated to their sport, but whilst they can control certain aspects such as training and nutrition, there are others that are completely out of their hands - like the weather!
From high temperatures, to blustery gales, heavy showers, and everything in between, the weather has a huge impact on outdoor sports. While the worst-case scenario is a match or competition being called off, for sporting events that do go ahead, athletes must adapt their tactics, if they want to remain competitive.
We’ve analysed how various weather conditions impact outdoor sports including cycling, football, rugby, tennis and more. You can discover how athletes adapt their techniques during training and competitions depending on the weather and how their nutrition is affected.
We also spoke to Olympic triathlete Jonny Brownlee, to find out how the weather affects him when he’s competing, how he adapts his diet and hydration levels accordingly, and what his favourite weather is to race in.
Ultimately, whilst a change in the weather can be annoying, you’ll soon see that athletes don’t let it get in the way of their game. And, if you follow their tips, you won’t let it either!