Speed, strength and endurance in the water and on land: that’s the triathlete’s test. To face up against a race’s punishing demands, a triathlete needs to prepare him or herself, not just with the right diet and training regime, but with the essential gear to optimize performance. Think Craig Alexander. These essentials are meant for the seasoned triathlete or the aspiring one who wants a really sweet setup; from an aerodynamic helmet to full-on superbike to a tasty snack, here’s the race day gear that’ll help you catch the guy in front of you. Scars and mental fortitude not included.

Software

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Speedo Solid Silicone Cap: $10+
Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit: $225
Roka Maverick Pro Fullsuit: $600+
Mountain Hardwear Pacer Running Cap: $27
Stance Cadence Tab: $15
Mizuno Wave Hitogami 2: $80+
Orca Transition Bag: $140
Zoot Race Day Belt: $11
Body Glide Anti Chafe Balm: $15
Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix: $20
Picky Bars: $3/ea

Hardware

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Oakley Uranium Collection Prizm Road Radar EV Path: $190
Roka S1 Goggle in Dark Vermillion Mirror: $20
Specialized S-Works Evade Helmet: $250
Scott Plasma Team Issue: $12,000
Garmin Forerunner 920XT: $500
Zipp 404 Firestrike Carbon Clincher: $1,925
X-Lab Delta 200: $76
Selle Italia Iron Tekno Flow S: $500+
XLAB Speed Chuck CO2 Inflator: $19+
Thule RoundTrip Transition 100502: $479+
Mavic Cosmic Ultimate Shoe: $375
Speedplay Nanogram Zero: $630
Nytro Lezyne SV11 Multi-Tool: $47
Ironman M-Dot Sterling Silver Cufflinks: $65 (just kidding)