Kerr, C. G., Trappe, T. A., & Trappe, S. W. (1996). Maximal aerobic power in triathletes during swimming, cycling, and running. Medicine and Science in Exercise and Sports, 28(5), Supplement abstract 754.

It was found that the VO2max values in each of the triathlon activities were different despite being well conditioned in all three.

Implication. It is erroneous to assume that absolute VO2max measures in one activity will be similar in another.

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