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Triathlete July 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.

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United States
Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC
6 Issues

in this issue

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Nothing mystifies (and sometimes terrifies) triathletes more than swimming. In our own reader polls, swim technique is always a top-requested topic, so we created this spectacular swim issue. And as we are living in the era of the greatest swimmer our sport has ever seen, we could think of no one other than the magnificent Lucy Charles-Barclay to feature on the cover. Writer Brad Culp quickly discovered that yes, she puts in a ton of work. But she also has an inherent gift for connecting with the water that makes her nothing short of a real-life mermaid. Never fear! If you weren’t born part-merperson, too, we’ve packed this issue with plenty of expert tips, tricks, and inspiration to help you find your inner fish. We topped it all off with a…

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from your fellow triathletes

WITH PRIDE I write to you as the proud spouse of an amazing man doing incredible things. My husband, Matt, has lost 58 pounds in the last 14 months. Last year, he fell in love with triathlon. He has completely changed his lifestyle, and in August 2018 after completing his first triathlon, he donated his kidney to our dear friend Jaclyn. He didn’t miss a beat and quickly returned to this incredible sport that has changed his life. This September he will be competing in his first half Ironman in Lake Placid, NY. Lauren Hempfling, East Moriches, NY via email A MODEST PROPOSAL My fiance Christian and I have been dating for four years. I decided what better way to start a life with Christian, then at the finish line at IMTX 2019. I reached out…

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first wave

American Olympian Ben Kanute charges uphill near Marine Base Camp Pendleton en route to his victory at 70.3 Oceanside in April. Kanute held off countryman Rudy Von Berg (finishing in 3:49:25 and 3:49:37, respectively) with Brit Adam Bowden (3:53:53) in third. The women's race saw eight-time world champion Daniela Ryf (SUI) winning with a course-record time of 4:09:19. Holly Lawrence (GBR) and Ellie Salthouse (AUS) rounded off the podium in second (4:14:06) and third (4:16:41). Canon EOS 1D X EF 70-200mm (Shot at 145mm) 800 1/800; f/9…

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9 ways to beat burnout

2019 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide Make smart decisions about the tri gear you desire. All 160 reviews from this year’s guide are now available online. Gear Reviews Gear editor and former pro triathlete Chris Foster reviews the latest swim, bike, and run gear—right as it hits shelves. 4 Tips to Mastering the Grill Summer rules: If you can eat it, you can probably grill it. Our tips will help you BBQ up some tasty, savory meals. Log Those Miles Want to get better? Here’s why you should take the time to write it all down. FIND ALL THESE STORIES AND MORE AT TRIATHLETE.COM/MAGAZINE…

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rudy von berg

Because triathlon is only 45 years young, a tri dynasty is rare. The big exception, however, is 25-year-old professional Rudy von Berg, son of triathlon legend Rodolphe von Berg. But the junior von Berg isn’t just following in his father’s swim-bike-run footsteps—he’s blazing his own path, one that takes him to the top of some of the sport’s most iconic races. “My dad has been doing triathlon since triathlon’s inception pretty much in the early ‘80s and still going strong winning his 60-64 age group in every race he does including worlds. My earliest memory of him racing was in Kona at the Ironman World Championship in 1998 when I was 5 years old.” “Watching Kona shaped my passion for triathlon from an early age. As a kid, you definitely tell yourself,…

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age of grace

DON ARDELL WAS INTO WELLNESS BEFORE WELLNESS, WAS, WELL, A THING. In fact, the 81-year-old helped spark the personal health movement back in 1977 when he turned his doctoral dissertation into a best-selling book on the topic, High Level Wellness: An Alternative to Doctors, Drugs, and Disease. And although he eschews the “guru” label (“when it comes to wellness, you have to be your own guru,” he says), Ardell has indeed positioned himself as a leading voice in the personal health sector for several decades. Today, Ardell continues to practice what he preaches through a holistically healthy lifestyle. A seven-time triathlon age-group world champion, he trains some 25 hours a week swimming, biking, and running. Ardell, who splits his time between Gulfport, Florida, and Madison, Wisconsin, remains a prolific writer, sending…