220 Triathlon

220 Triathlon Spring 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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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
from the editor...

With a focus on speed this issue, we’ve been looking at all the different things that can make you faster. Luckily you’re triathletes, so there are a whole lot of them to pick from... Whether you think training is king (after all, there’s no point trying to power a top-end bike with legs that are more bargain basement), or whether you think the power of the mind will give you the edge (remember Chrissie Wellington’s famous mantras?) you’d be right. Then of course there’s the endless gear buys that can help you shave minutes off that PB – and look like a pro in your race pics too, naturally. Finally, don’t underestimate the many small tactical moves that can help you on race day. Turn to p41 to find 50…

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. Ultimate race-day tip? “Scout out transition. If it’s on a hill, muddy or around a tight corner then a flying mount might not work!” HELEN WEBSTER 220’s editor made the move from marathons to tri five years ago. Happiest when in the open water, she…

1 min.
want more?

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1 min.
the big pic

A supremely sweaty Jonny Brownlee takes a well-earned dip in an ice bath post-race at the Super League Grand Final, Singapore. The 28-year-old Yorkshireman took advantage of Vincent Luis’ early puncture departure in the Eliminator event to take his first race win since August 2017.…

3 min.
slow road for stanford

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. “Filliol rarely starts coaching before 8am because of how he values sleep for recovery” Non Stanford was just 3secs from an Olympic medal. Defeated by training partner Vicky Holland in a dramatic sprint finish in the Rio Olympics, it was a cruel blow, but not the first nor the last of a string of frustrations since a surprise senior world championship success in 2013. Over the intervening years, the Welsh triathlete, who is to many the most graceful runner competing in short-course racing, has gone from one injury setback to the next, to the point where she was ready to quit the sport. If…

1 min.
profile design aeria ultimate

Given a rider’s shape amounts to 80% of all total drag (the bike being the rest), reducing that frontal profile – yet maintaining comfort – is key. And it’s here where aerobars – either in their integrated (seen here) or clip-on guises – can play a major role in gaining an aero advantage, saving around 35secs over a 40km Olympic-distance bike leg. Profile Design (along with fellow Americans TriRig), are currently at the vanguard of aerobar design, and their new Aeria Ultimates are already being touted as the most adjustable around. Key stats include the reach moving up in just 7.5mm increments (compared to 15mm of the previous Aeria) to secure the desired fit. There’s also a built-in tilt adjustment, while the stack positioning offers a range of 25mm to 105mm…