220 Triathlon

220 Triathlon April 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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in this issue

1 min.
from the editor...

What does it take to be the best at Ironman level? Well, we got a small insight from Kona podium-finisher Lucy Charles this month, during our covershoot in Lanza. Despite being on ‘holiday’, the top GB athlete was still cheerfully racking up eye-popping training miles and her idea of a morning pool set came in at around 8km. You should see what she was lifting in the gym, too... For the rest of us though, it’s important to remember that we usually need to balance training alongside a a day job and other commitments. Just because we’re busy though, doesn’t mean we can’t be smart with our time and energy, which is where our ‘14 Ironman Training Hacks’ feature comes in. Will it make it easy? Nope. But doable? That’s…

2 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. March goals Rushing to get fit in time to have a crack at a season of bike road racing. 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. March goals Getting back to sprint-optimised training…

1 min.
from the vault issue 53

We take the multisport DeLorean back to February 1994 this month and 220’s sadly short-lived venture into country and western-themed covers, complete with rising pro triathlete Wendy Ingraham, of the USA, chewing on a piece of straw. “It’s as one part of ‘The Crawl’ from the 1997 Ironman Worlds that she’s best known today” Ingraham would go on to win Ironmans Australia, Austria and Brazil, but it’s as one part of ‘The Crawl’ from the Ironman World Championships in 1997 that she’s best known today. Heather Fuhr and Lori Bowden had made it a Canadian one-two in Kona, leaving Californians Ingraham and Sian Welch to battle for bronze. The former was suffering from severe stomach cramps; the latter had been vomiting cola since the bike leg. With 100m of the 226km race to go,…

1 min.
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1 min.
fuel up on fish before bed to race smarter

Looking to improve performance, refine recovery, and make more intelligent decisions when it comes to technical aspects of tri? Now you can scale new heights in all three thanks to… fish. A research group from the University of Pennsylvania, led by Professor Jianghong Liu, had 541 subjects complete a standardised sleep questionnaire that looked at duration and quality of shuteye. They also completed a questionnaire that asked them how much fish they’d consumed in the past month. The results? Those who’d consumed more fish slept for longer, resulting in higher scores in a subsequent IQ test. Why? The first reason is a substance known as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid in fish that’s known to regulate melatonin – aka the sleep hormone. Essential fatty acids are also…

2 min.
share the road

“Share the road.” That’s the heartfelt plea to motorists from the 2008 Olympic triathlon gold medallists, Jan Frodeno and Emma Snowsill. The powerful straight-to-camera videos were pushed out on social media following the recent near-death experience of Frodeno, who believes he was deliberately targeted by an enraged truck driver while cycling in Queensland. It’s poignant not merely because Snowsill is pregnant and the encounter almost left their unborn second child fatherless, but because her former partner, triathlete Luke Harrop, was killed on the road during a training ride on the Gold Coast in 2002. It’s also the latest in a number of road incidents with triathletes that draw concern and exasperation in equal measure. Britain’s official Ironman record holder Tim Don was hit by a car and fractured a vertebrae days before…