220 Triathlon

220 Triathlon March 2018

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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1 min.
from the editor...

Now’s the time (if you haven’t already) to decide on your key 2018 races – which means it’s also the perfect time for us to tell you some big news! This year we’re excited to announce that 220 Triathlon will be title partners of the fantastic middle-distance WoBurner triathlon. Held as part of the Woburn Abbey Triathlon Weekend on 8-9 September, we’ll be working with founding charity partners tri for life and organisers Human Race to bring you a beautiful yet challenging race. Sign up at humanrace.co.uk and we’ll see you at the start line! If you need more ideas for the year ahead, we’ve plenty to inspire you this issue too. From a beginners’ training plan to 35 must-do triathlon challenges, there’s everything you need for a triathlon-packed year!…

3 min.
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. ROB BANINO Former 220 dep ed Rob has been riding and racing bikes on and off-road for over 20 years. February goals To clean the winter crust off my bike and get it running smoothly for the spring. JACK SEXTY A serious triathlete since blowing his student loan on a bike, sub-2hr Olympic athlete Jack moved to Ironman last year in Lanza. February goals To qualify for 2018’s…

1 min.
want more?

VISIT 220TRIATHLON.COM THE BEST RACES FOR BEGINNERS From short-course sprint races to middle distance and full Ironman, we list and rank the greatest races for newcomers to each triathlon distance, and provide training plans for each! 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…

1 min.
use a foam roller for recovery & flexibility

Foam rolling’s recommended as an essential recovery tool with the general but vague and ambivalent theory that it ‘loosens muscles’. That’s something professor David Behm set about investigating by having 20 male subjects split into a foam-rolling (FR) and non-FR group, before participating in five testing sessions. The FR group performed a 20min FR session at the end of each testing session. And what did Behm and his team discover? That FR resulted in less muscle soreness, higher vertical leaps and greater flexibility. That matched the positive outcomes of numerous studies, but Behm believes it has nothing to do with easing muscle stress, suggesting for that to have an impact would require much higher forces than a human could apply on themselves. Instead, Behm says, it’s down to firing up the athlete’s…

3 min.
‘anything is possible’

Picture the scene in 2020. Alistair Brownlee runs to an unprecedented third Olympic triathlon gold in Tokyo, adds the new Mixed Relay title for good measure, and then heads to the Big Island of Hawaii to win the Ironman world title. Fanciful? Perhaps, but also a window of possibility that’s now open just a little thanks to a change in the qualifying criteria for the Ironman World Champs. “It’s some ask, but it’s also a sure-fire cure to any post-Olympic career blues” Under the existing Kona Pro Ranking (KPR) format, professional triathletes accrue points over 12 months and the top 50 men and 35 women earn their spots at Kona in October. There are exemptions, such as being a past winner, but for the most part athletes need to make a commitment…

1 min.
zoot 83 ltd

Zoot are the original tri brand and, while they’ve experienced plenty of changes in recent times (including the fact that they’re no longer making footwear), the quality of their multisport apparel and wetsuits (see last year’s WikiWiki wetsuit for proof) has never dipped. And, after a few weeks of using their 2018 collection, it appears to be their strongest and most stylish yet. We love the look of the 83 Ltd tri-suit, named after the year Zoot were formed in Hawaii. It comes in an all-in-one suit and the two-piece version seen here. The Tri Tank top (£70) features Italian fabric aimed at enhancing comfort and breathability, and a mid-length zip. The Tri 9” shorts (£75), meanwhile, boast Italian fabric and grippers to securely keep the legs in place, the smart addition…