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220 Triathlon

May 2019

220 Triathlon is the UK’s No.1 selling Triathlon magazine and brings together all the finest elements of the world’s fastest growing sport in a visually stunning and practical format.

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from the editor...

Last month I was lucky enough to interview Ali and Jonny Brownlee on stage at the Triathlon Show: London. Chatting to them, I realised that one of the main reasons the crowd was hanging on their every word was because of how much we can empathise with them. Ali hated being injured mainly because it kept him from getting out and doing what he enjoys the most. They both love Yorkshire because there’s no better place to train, and the cameraderie they get from local groups helps keep them motivated. They’re both still keen to seek new ways to find those marginal gains, whether through kit or nutrition. Sound familiar? Well, we can’t give you Brownlee talent (sorry!) but we can help you with injury, training and gear this…

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things you shouldn’t miss this month

NEVER GET INJUREDNow the tri season is here, don’t let an injury put you on the bench. Turn to p47 for 25 expert ways to avoid injury and keep racing all year. “YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!”Ever wondered how the iconic phrase shouted at the Kona finish line came about? Go to p54 where commentator Mike Reilly shares his incredible tale. TIM DON’S SWIM TIPSWondering how to draft effectively and save time in the swim? On p108 Ironman pro Tim shares his top tips to ensure free open-water speed.…

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the best triathlon kit reviews

We take gear testing seriously – you need to know that the kit you buy will help you reach your goals in all three disciplines and work as hard as you on race day. Our test team is made up of experienced triathletes, cyclists and runners who test each product that appears in 220 to the max during training and racing, rating it honestly for performance and value. JACK SEXTY A triathlete since blowing his student loan on a bike, sub-2hr Olympic athlete Jack moved to Ironman at Lanzarote in 2016. Ultimate injury-prevention tip? “Don’t go crazy in training as you approach race season; instead build a base that fits in with your lifestyle.” HELEN WEBSTER 220’s editor made the move from marathons…

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want more?

VISIT 220TRIATHLON.COM NEVER MISS A RACE! Throughout 2019 we’ll be covering the biggest races on the planet via our website and social media platforms. We’ll also be providing exclusive, in-depth post-race analysis. DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL EDITION ENJOY YOUR FAVOURITE MAGAZINE ON YOUR TABLET Get all the great advice and expert reviews from the print version of your favourite tri magazine on our digital edition. FOLLOW 220 @220Triathlon /220Triathlon @220triathlon …

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the big pic

Described as a triathlon that ‘rekindles the pioneer spirit by using the lay of the land to determine the course’, Xterra Motatapu in New Zealand consists of a 1km swim in Lake Wanaka, 46.5km MTB and a 8km mountain run. This year’s event took place on 14 March and was won in a time of 3:39:09. Frenchman Vincent Luis gets ready for T1 at the first round of the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi. Reigning champ Mario Mola (ESP) and 2018 runner-up Katie Zaferes (USA) started their years off in fine style with respective wins. (ITU/JANOS SCHMIDT) The champagne flows at the ITU New Plymouth World Cup, where Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Italy and Switzerland were represented on the podium. (ITU) Abu Dhabi also played…

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qualification isn’t working

TIM HEMING Cutting through the spin of tri to address the issues that matter, Tim is a sports journalist who has written extensively on triathlon for the national press. When Minna Koistinen ran down the finish chute in Mar del Plata near Argentina’s Atlantic coast she was elated. The Finn had secured third place in Ironman’s regional championship and claimed an unexpected final qualification berth for the world champs.Or so she thought. In the final reckoning the only available slots would go to race winner Sarah Crowley and Britain’s Susie Cheetham, who overtook Koistinen in the marathon. To make the pill just a little more bitter, the men were awarded four spots including one for Germany’s Stefan Schumacher, a former pro cyclist and convicted doper. “While teething troubles might…