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220 Triathlon

220 Triathlon October 2020

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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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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1 min
from the editor...

With diversity hitting the headlines in a big way over recent months, it’s something we have all been thinking about in relation to our own lives and communities. Tri is no different and so, this issue marks the start of 220’s exploration into how open and welcoming our sport is to everyone, regardless of colour, race, gender or background. Our cover star, Miguel Masaisai, is breaking boundaries in his home of the eastern Congo-Kinshasa as the only triathlete and his story (p33) makes fascinating reading. Then next issue, our regular writer Tim Heming will explore diversity in tri in more detail. I’d love to hear what you think on this topic, too. What are your experiences and where would you like to see our sport develop? Email: helen.webster@immediate.co.uk.…

2 min
triathlon’s history makers stay inspired totri!

1 min
inov-8 terra ultra g270

Inov-8 has launched the Terra Ultra G270, an updated version of the G260 that’s aimed at triathletes and runners who go ultra-long. The loftiest change is found in the midsole with the new PowerFlow Max platform. It’s 12mm upfront and outback, meaning it’s still a zero drop like the 260s but is 3mm higher. Inov-8 claim this results in 20% greater energy return than the 260 and a more cushioned foundation. This was a criticism levelled at the 260 – that for very long efforts, they just lacked cushioning. Whether the 270 strike the sweetspot between long-course comfort without losing feel for rugged terrain, we’ll find out next issue. That extra stack comes with a nominal 10g weight penalty for a solid 270g offering. The ‘G’ refers to its grapheneinfused outsole,…

1 min
3 of the best bike jerseys

UNDER £75 DHB AERON HOT SUMMER £65 Multiple mesh panels increase ventilation and wicking rate for hot temps and indoor sets. Three rear pockets plus a zipped one are ideal for long training rides. It’s good and currently down to £39. wiggle.co.uk UNDER £100 HUUB CORE2 £84.99 The Core2’s bold red design takes the design award. Again, there are three rear pockets – and a zipped offering – and mesh panels under the arms. Huub’s Cam Lock zipper’s cute. It means you can pull the jersey open without reaching for the puller. huubdesign.com UNDER £125 MEGMEISTER HOUNDSTOOTH £119.99 A thick woven blend of nylon, polyester and elastane aims to improve moisture wicking and comfort. There are mesh inserts under the arms and three rear pockets. shop.megmeister.com…

3 min
go forty and conquer

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 Lance Armstrong returned to triathlon in 2012, there offered an intriguing prospect of breaking new ground. Aged 41, the raw speed was lacking, but with an endurance chassis honed on the European cols, an assault on long course was well within his wheelhouse. Ironman chief executive Andrew Messick spotted the commercial potential and the brand went all in, announcing a million-dollar partnership with the Livestrong Foundation. Lance was back. “By the next Ironman World Champs, Frodeno would have reached that milestone” It was risky, started well, then backfired dramatically. Armstrong had already won two 70.3 races and was preparing for Ironman France when…

3 min
“driving out to my first triathlon, i felt 14 again”

“I know I’ve been to those dark places before. I know I can cope” When I retired in March 2019, I didn’t exercise for two or three weeks and I just ate rubbish food. There was a local sprint triathlon on and it was about 10 days away. I said to Lauren, my wife, “Do you reckon I should enter it just for the craic?” I was pretty down and moping around the house all the time, and as soon as I started training and getting some structure back into my life, everything else just started falling back into place. I felt so much more productive, so much more proactive in doing stuff, and since then I’ve carried it on and enjoyed it. I remember driving out to the triathlon and I felt…