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The Beginner
I can spend… WHY: Not only will a wetsuit keep you warm—increasing your comfort factor and conserving valuable energy—but it’ll help make you more buoyant and faster. WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Fit is key. The neck should feel very snug, and there should be n
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First Wave
BACK AT IT: Charlotte McShane and Emma Hogan charge to the front of Race 1 of the 2XU Triathlon Series in January at St. Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia—where some racing has resumed. McShane won the sprint-distance race, Hogan was second, and Grac
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Run Race Kits
RATING: BASICS: Created specifically for hotter races with strategically-placed ice sponge pockets and high-end aerodynamic fabrics ▶ Zones for maximum aerodynamics and cooling ▶ Extremely comfy yet minimal chamois ▶ Amazing fit ▶ Plenty of storage (
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Bikes Cycling Shoes
RATING: BASICS: An asymmetrical heel loop and one strap for fast transitions; holes for drainage and breathability ▶ Updated classic ▶ Good value ▶ Snug fit provides solid connection ▶ Inflexible and heavy strap ▶ Thick, soft inner material could ret
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We’re Thrilled With This New Partnership
It’s a new day for USA Triathlon Magazine. As you’ve discovered by now, USA Triathlon, the sport’s National Governing Body, and Pocket Outdoor Media, the sport’s largest media company and the publishers of Triathlete, have teamed up to bring you a ne
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The Veteran
WHY: Today’s superbikes are aerodynamically superior, allow you to store nutrition and hydration in an integrated way, and their setups tend to allow for an easier bike fit. WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Something that fits (get a professional fit!); a superbike
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We Hope To See You This Summer!
We missed the excitement and fun of hosting USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Nationals in Ohio last year and can’t wait until this summer when Youth & Junior Nationals is scheduled to return to West Chester, Ohio’s Voice of America Park on July 31 and Au
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Triathlete
FAVORITE ITEM OF GEAR YOU TESTED FOR THE BUYERS' GUIDE? Editor-in-Chief Kelly O'Mara Apple Watch Series 6 smartwatch Senior Editor Chris Foster Zoot Wiki Wiki 2.0 wetsuit Senior Digital Editor Liz Hichens Zone3 Aeroforce-X tri suit Managing Editor Em
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The Baby-Faced Assassin
It’s just before 6 a.m. on a Wednesday morning and Matt Wilpers is sitting in an empty studio atop a sleek black stationary bike. He fiddles with the mic propped by his cheek, does a quick scan of the screen in front of him, then looks directly into
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Ask a Coach
How can I make my transition faster? The first step is to only have the essentials in your transition area — lots of extra stuff makes it hard to find the things we need to race. The second step is to practice! Run through your transitions before rac
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How Watkinson Fuels
4:45 a.m. Toast with coconut oil, peanut butter, and jam always hits the spot, plus coffee. “I look forward to breakfast when I wake up, and can’t start the day without it.” 9 a.m. My first workout of the day is usually followed by a big protein smoo
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R-e-s-p-e-c-t
I love music. All music. From punk to pop, EDM to emo, Gregorian chants to hip-hop. I spent the first decade of my career in the music industry, so music was my life for many years, encompassing all of my waking hours. Though music is no longer my ca
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It’s Called Progress
A BRIEF COMPLAINT FROM A SALTY TRIATHLETE This year, I got two fancy new bikes—a road bike and a TT bike. And because they are fancy and new, and because of all the exciting innovative innovation in cycling the last few years, nothing on the two new
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Bikes Wheels
RATING: BASICS: Rim brake wheels with an aluminum rim and a carbon aero fairing ▶ Great stopping power ▶ Optimized for wider tires ▶ Robust ▶ Reinforced fairing to aid in tubeless installation and improve longevity ▶ Good value ▶ Braking surface is s
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Balancing Training & Parenthood
Becoming a parent is an amazing, life-changing experience that can put even the most dedicated athlete into a bit of a tailspin. All of a sudden your time is no longer your own and … oh yeah, what is sleep?! After a while, we emerge from the fog and
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Swim Women’s Wetsuits
RATING: BASICS: A mid-level wetsuit that's affordable, warm, buoyant, comfortable, and flexible ▶ 4mm and 5mm neoprene in the torso and legs provide ultimate buoyancy ▶ Slim fit for long and slender body types ▶ The thickest and warmest suit we teste
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ChEAT Sheet
$25 for pack of 16 sachets liquid-iv.com We feel reasonably confident in saying we’ve tested almost every electrolyte drink out there—and then a few more—so it’s not often we find ourselves getting excited about a hydration mix. Liquid IV is no ordin
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The Seasoned Multisporter
WHY: Triathletes train a lot. We get hurt (or get close to it) a lot. One of the best at-home tools for both recovery and injury prevention is arguably a foam roller. WHAT TO LOOK FOR: A roller you’ll actually use often and hits the spots you need (l
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Know Before You Go
Races and events are slowly returning to the calendar, and while we’re all thrilled to get back out there, it’s going to be a while before we return to a world of travel without COVID-19 concerns. Realistically, summer and fall triathlons will requir
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Recovery
RATING: BASICS: Intelligently designed percussive massage gun with six changeable heads that target different body parts ▶ Quietest massage gun we’ve tested ▶ Six different speeds ▶ Noticeably loosens tight muscles ▶ Lightweight for travel ▶ Good bat
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Run Running Shoes
FIT: CUSHION: PERFORMANCE: BASICS: More cushion and stability than its predecessor, with all the original groundbreaking technology ▶ Very fast ▶ Improved traction for wet surfaces ▶ Sharp cornering can be sketchy ▶ Somewhat bouncy, awkward ride ▶ Hi
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Last Shot
There's no such thing as too much mud for pro Linsey Corbin, who put her own gear to the test with some grimy winter miles. ■
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Bikes Fueling Systems
RATING: BASICS: A between-the-arms hydration system that incorporates the ability to refill on the fly, an integrated computer mount, flexible drink hose with integrated magnet, and an adjustable design with an 800mL capacity ▶ Integrated Garmin moun
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Swim Men’s Wetsuits
RATING: BASICS: A high-end wetsuit that can tackle the training and racing needs for all levels of triathletes ▶ Better than average buoyancy, flexibility, and warmth ▶ Super durable and interior comfort that should last with usage ▶ Warmer than othe
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Usatri Staff Listing
Olympic Program Senior Manager Last race I attended in person: Three of the four ITU races in the fall of 2020 — Hamburg, Karlovy Vary and Arzachena. Tips for international travel: In your pack, include a reusable water bottle, snacks and a big scarf
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Know Before You Go?
• Know the symptoms of COVID-19• Consider the possible risks you might encounter during travel• Don’t travel if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone who is sick• Determine if you are at higher risk for severe illness and if you are, reco
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2020 MOMENTS & HEROES OF THE YEAR
Normally the spring issue of USA Triathlon Magazine is dedicated to highlighting our Athletes of the Year presented by Wahoo, the multisport athletes who shined in the previous year with their performances. These are not normal times. With so few rac
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Stay Connected
Publicly coming out as gay in a post on Instagram was “one of the most terrifying things” Hailey Danz has done. The Toyota U.S. Paratriathlete and Paralympic silver medalist quickly realized the “liberating” feeling of no longer having to carry the w
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Quiet Winter Miles
As athletes nationwide continue to experience the trickle-down effects of the pandemic, young athletes are also feeling the impact in the form of entire school sports seasons canceled. Sixteen-year-old Ryan Trujillo of Des Moines, Iowa, pictured, is
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This Month At Triathlete.com
FIND ALL THESE STORIES AND MORE AT TRIATHLETE.COM/MAGAZINE One lucky Triathlete reader will be pedaling away with this brand new Canyon Speedmax CF SLX 8 DISC Di2, valued at $8,000. Head to triathlete.com/winthisbike to enter. Trainer Kevin Purvis pr
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