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November/December 2019

Triathlete magazine is the leading triathlon publication, informing and inspiring athletes of all abilities with training and nutrition guidance,advice from the pros and top coaches and experts, athletes profiles, product reviews and all the information they need to fully enjoy the triathlon lifestyle.

United States
Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC
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6 Issues


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What a year to be a triathlete! Three of the top five ranked female ITU athletes in the world are Americans (go Katie Zaferes, Taylor Spivey, and Summer Rappaport!), a relatively unknown athlete won 70.3 Worlds on a road bike, and Jan Frodeno proved he’s the Greatest Triathlete of All Time, crushing a Kona record set in ideal conditions last year. There was so much awesomeness—and weirdness, too—and we captured it all in our Year in Review feature, starting on page 56. Speaking of that under-the-radar 70.3 Worlds winner, we got the inside scoop on his training. Turns out he’s not the only Norweigian making a splash in the tri world. Check out the story on page 64. And it wouldn’t be the holidays without a bit of gift-giving. My favorite presents…

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from your fellow triathletes

MAGIC MOMENTS Hello there. Let me begin by saying that I LOVE this magazine and that it has been an important part of my triathlon journey that began in Chicago in 2009 and has seen me through multiple races and all the way to an Ironman in 2015…so thank you. This was me at the toughest half Ironman I have done. This was a magical moment when I saw my family: my wife Rachel, my son Jack (hugging me), and my 12-year-old daughter Maddie (a runner herself) yelling at me to not stop and keep going because people were passing me. I think this truly sums up the battle of us age groupers to enjoy the day while trying to do the best time possible! Adam Selwyn Chicago, IL via email Congratulations on earning…

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this month at triathlete.com

FIND ALL THESE STORIES AND MORE AT TRIATHLETE.COM/ MAGAZINE 5 REASONS TO TRY TRAIL RUNNING Gain new fitness and have some serious fun. Your Off-Season Swimming Goals Find the motivation to jump in the pool when the days get short. Eating for the Winter You’re training less so you probably need to be eating less. Jump Around! Try the jump rope this off-season to reengage your calves, quads, and glutes. Healthy Holiday Menu Start a fresh tradition this year with these nutritious indulgences.…

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EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief Erin Beresini Senior Editor Chris Foster Senior Digital Editor Liz Hichens Managing Editor Emma-Kate Lidbury Contributing Writers Mark Allen, Joe Beer, Jonathan Blyer, Freya Drohan, Sarah Wassner Flynn, Kelli Foster, Matthew Kadey, Susan Lacke, Casey Maguire, Bethany Mavis, Sara McLarty, Kelly O’Mara, Jon Rankin Online Writers Meredith Atwood, Brad Culp, Sarah Wassner Flynn, Kristin Goett, Susan Lacke ART Art Director David Allen Contributing Artists & Photographers Oliver Baker, Matt Collins, Cast Iron Culinary, Brad Kaminski MEDIA Director of Production + Circulation Heather Arnold Director of Marketing + Audience Development Dave Trendler Digital Director, Strategy + Operations Anna Horsch Designer, Sales + Marketing Alyssa Gonzalez ADVERTISING National Endemic Sales Director Nick Ramey nramey@pocketoutdoormedia.com National Non-Endemic Sales Director Lauren Ondersma londersma@pocketoutdoormedia.com ACCOUNT SERVICES Account Manager Lily Shiland A PUBLICATION OF POCKET OUTDOOR MEDIA Chief Executive Officer Robin Thurston Chairman Felix Magowan Chief Operating Officer Danielle Quatrochi Editorial Director Erin Beresini Controller Greg Abrahamson Staff Accountant Susanne Middleton Office Administrator Ilana…

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gustav iden

Gustav Iden may only be 23, but his athletic resume is as lengthy—and as impressive—as his more experienced competitors. Though he’s been a fixture on the draft-legal ITU circuit for years, Iden only recently raised eyebrows on the non-drafting scene with his convincing win over heavily favored Brit Alistair Brownlee at September's Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France. Iden is now turning his attention to the 2020 Olympic Games, where he hopes to secure Norway’s first ever triathlon medal. “When I was a kid, I got into competitive cycling because my father was the head coach of the local youth cycling team and my brother and sister were on the team. He didn’t want us sitting around inside. I thought I’d be a professional cyclist and race the Tour de…

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FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS CROSSED THE LOUD, bright, and high-octane finish line of an Ironman more than 20 times, Ron Trunick’s start in triathlon was anything but glamorous. “My first triathlon was in 1986,” Trunick says. “I was a freshman at the University of Oregon, and some dorm friends all dared one another to do a triathlon in a small neighboring town. It was cold and wet, and there were no aid station volunteers, so the race director set the cups on the pavement, which were collecting rain water.” Trunick estimates only 50 people did the race, and he claims to have finished “nearly last.” But the grit and self-reliance of the sport jived perfectly with his personality. He was hooked. Some 23 Ironman races later (including six Kona finishes), Trunick,…