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220 Triathlon

220 Triathlon August 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

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1 min.
from the editor...

What’s the first thing you do when you finish a race? Are you desperate to check your splits, or are you soaking up the finish-line experience? I’ve been at a few events over the last month and although I want to do well, I’ve also realised that where you place isn’t everything. I started the month competing in the 3.8km swim that 220 support at Best Fest in Mallorca. Mixing it up with pro-level international open-water swimmers, it’s fair to say I was among the slower competitors – but it was amazing to race alongside the best! By contrast, I finished the month pacing a friend in her first super sprint and was blown away by the enthusiasm and cameraderie among triathletes nervously competing for the first time. Whatever level…

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. JACK SEXTY A triathlete since blowing his student loan on a bike, sub-2hr Olympic athlete Jack moved to Ironman at Lanzarote in 2016. What’s your favourite race? IM Lanza! The most iconic M-dot event outside of Kona, plus an epic bike course and great organisation. HELEN WEBSTER 220’s editor made the move from marathons to tri four years ago. Happiest when in the open water, she also competes in…

1 min.
start dive into the world of tri

J ROBERTSON, ALWAYS AIM HIGH EVENTS…

2 min.
a blueprint for equality

The top 100 names on Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes – topped by boxer Floyd Mayweather – banked a cumulative £3.8billion over the past 12 months. You cannot filter by ‘gender’, but even if you could, there’d be no need. There’s not a women on it. For the first time since it launched six years ago, the latest list doesn’t include a single female. The Sunday Times Rich List is also spliced to provide a wealthiest sportsmen category, Rory McIlroy and Andy Murray top that one. But – with the clue in the name – the women again fail to register. If it proves anything, it’s that true gender equality with our sports stars is still generations away. It also brings into stark contrast how triathlon, in its own niche sports way,…

1 min.
zoggs checker jett

You could be forgiven for thinking that these are just a regular pair of jammers, especially on appearance, but the new Zoggs Checker Jett Jammers come with an environmental message. They certainly feel normal to touch but they’re actually made of Zoggs Ecolast resistant technology, which is created from recycled materials made up of plastic waste rescued from the oceans. It still has a classic training jammer feel about it, and combines practicality with style thanks to its eye-catching colourscheme. Comfort also remains at the forefront of the Zoggs design with a V-shaped lining, and there’s a good selection of sizes ranging from 28-38in, making it a very suitable training trunk. With the Checker Jett leading the way in the Ecolast line, there’s plenty more to come in the new Zoggs range (we…

1 min.
energy tabs

UNDER £4 POWERBAR 5ELECTROLYTES £3.99 The five title electrolytes are sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium, which all contribute to the replenishing end result. They lack aspartame or preservatives, sugar and calories, and come in five flavours. powerbar.eu UNDER £7 HIGH5 ZERO £6.99 These tabs are also sugar- and calorie-free, and instead feature sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium, as well as vitamin C and green tea extract. There’s a choice of five fruity flavours, plus the rarity of a flavourless ‘neutral’ option. highfive.co.uk UNDER £9 PRECISION HYDRATION £8.99 Sweat specialists Precision Hydration produce four different tabs with varying levels of sodium content, depending on how heavy the athlete sweats. You can take a sweat test at their website and order the tabs best suited to you. precisionhydration.com…