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Gear for the Triathlon Newbie

Here’s a little secret: You don’t need to spend a lot to race in your first triathlon. These affordable options will get you to the finish line with enough money in the bank for a post-race beer.

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Across America, the 7 Best Triathlon Training Camps

If you’re the sadomasochistic type who looks at numbers like 70.3 and 140.6 and drools, you’ll find plenty of company at these triathlon camps.

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The Five Best Tri Suits for Race Day

The apparel you choose in a race is important from a performance and comfort standpoint, too: while you can change clothes at each transition, a tri suit can take you from swim to bike to run to post-race pizza and beer.

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Road to Ironman: Training with Chris Thomas, USA Triathlon Amateur Athlete of the Year

Today we’re one month out from Ironman Louisville, one day out from a Half Ironman in Enfield, New Hampshire (more on that next time), and two months on down the road from when we kicked off this series. In hindsight, this whole goddam proposition was questionable. But we’re not the type of folks to dwell…

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Introducing: Road to Ironman

Editor’s Note: We’ve been curious about Ironman for some time now. We’d seen reliable intel that more guys than ever are adding it to their bucket lists, training hard in excess of a year for one very brutal day of swimming, biking, running, dehydration, and hyponatremia (body’s lack of sodium). It sounds like one hell…

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For the Slightly Less Masochistic Among Us

Blueseventy Swim Socks

There are two camps of open-water swimmers – the purists who wear nothing but a Speedo and those who swaddle themselves in neoprene. If you’re one of the masochists who prefer to swim au naturel, or are an aspiring English Channel swimmer (wetsuits not allowed) read no further. But if you’re like me and intend…

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We Equipped A Triathlete With A Pair. This Is His Take.

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My friends who consider themselves fitness buffs tend to agree that there are few accomplishments as satisfying as completing a triathlon. Men’s Health, backs that with their 20 great reasons why you should do a triathlon. It’s alleged that the triathlon itself started sometime around the 1920’s in France, aptly called “Les trois sports,” where…