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Suunto release new sports watch designed for the serious athlete

220 triathlon 1 day 22 hours ago
The new Suunto 5 multisport watch includes a 40hour battery life and stats for over 80 customisable sports modes

My favourite nutrition product

Triathlon Magazine Canada 2 days 18 hours ago

— by Daniel Clarke (long course triathlete and F2C Nutrition athlete)

I’ve traditionally been pretty basic when it comes to non-food nutrition. I’ll take carbs and electrolytes during workouts and protein after, but nothing else. I always felt like I had a good diet and got what I needed from my food. But then Greg Cowan from F2C Nutrition introduced me to Pharma-Greens and that changed my mind. I’m a skeptical person, but since being introduced to Pharma-Greens, I’ve taken it every morning because I feel like I have more energy throughout the day. I have fewer cravings to snack, and just feel better.

Related: My Go-To Smoothie Recipe 

If you want to try F2C Pharma-Greens or any F2C products, you can use the promo code DANIEL15 to save 15%.

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Bike training How to improve your acceleration

220 triathlon 2 days 21 hours ago
Its time to get familiar with microbursts Theyll boost key muscles and make you faster

Mens triathlon wetsuits 5 of the best topend suits tested and rated

220 triathlon 2 days 23 hours ago
Want to splurge on a fantastic wetsuit Jack Sexty tests five of the best 500 plus trispecific wetsuits

Alistair Brownlee takes a short course win in a sprint finish

Triathlon Magazine Canada 3 days 11 hours ago

In his first sprint distance race since 2015, Alistair Brownlee (GBR) made quite the return to ITU racing in Cagliari, Italy.

On the run. ITU Media / Janos Schmidt

Coming out of T1, Brownlee, Ryan Bailie (AUS) and Sylvain Fridelance joined Justus Nieschlag (GER) and Mark Devay (HUN). Three laps into the race a lead group of 12 had formed and opened up a 15-second lead on the chase group.

Heading out of T2, Brownlee was joined by Nieschlag and Kevin McDowell (USA), and the three separated themselves from the rest of the field. McDowell was the first to make his move, taking a small advantage out onto the second lap. However, his lead was short-lived. Brownlee and Nieschlag passed him soon after, and McDowell could not keep pace with them.

Alistair Brownlee wins in Italy. Photo: ITU Media / Janos Schmidt

Despite having done many half-Ironman distances since the Rio 2016 Olympics, Brownlee showed he still had some kick in his legs with a thrilling 300m sprint for the win. The Brit crossed the line in 52:02. “I am delighted with that,” said Brownlee afterwards. “I just said to myself with a couple of minutes to go, no-one can push harder than me so, if they’re going to beat me, they’re going to have to go really deep.”

With both Javier Gomez and Brownlee making their return to the ITU ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the qualification period is sure to generate lots of attention in the coming months. “As for what’s next, I am still sitting on the fence,” said Brownlee. “I have ETU Triathlon European Championships in two weeks and WTS Leeds the week after that. I’ll see where that leaves me in three weeks.”

In the women’s race, Sophie Coldwell (GBR), Caroline Pohl (GER) and Ilaria Zane (ITA) were the first onto their bikes out of T1. 
That trio was quickly joined by the likes of Emma Jackson (AUS) and Jodie Stimpson (GBR).

A running beach start. Photo: ITU Media / Janos Schmidt

Heading into T2, Nina Eim (GER) and Coldwell were able to get a small gap to Stimpson heading out onto the run.

Early in the 5K run, Coldwell pulled away and didn’t look back, crossing the line in 57:57. Eim finished second, and Valerie Barthelemy (BEL) completed the podium in Italy. “I was really pleased,” said Coldwell at the finish. “We had a strong working group, and onto the run, I was really pleased with how it panned out.”

Sophie Coldwell wins the World Cup in Italy. Photo: ITU Media / Janos Schmidt

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The Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc and Win(d) Tunnel

Triathlon Magazine Canada 3 days 13 hours ago

From May 13-19th, Tim Don (GBR) and Sarah True (USA) joined the eight Zwift Triathlon Academy Team members for a training camp in Morgan Hill, California. Hosted at the Specialized Headquarters, the triathletes got outfitted with some of the best triathlon equipment in the world, including Retul bike fits, metabolic testing and time in the Specialized Win(d) Tunnel.

Tim Don on his 2019 Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc in the Win(d) Tunnel. Photo: Jeff Yingling

Todd Carver, Head of Human Performance at Specialized Bicycle Components, was on hand for the two days of testing and explained the concept of doing three bike fits. “Because of the duration of an Ironman, we want to create a position that’s sustainable,” said Carver. “So, everything from the motion-captured angles that we generate (Retul), we know the angles that are sustainable and not.” A major factor in determining the right setup for a triathlete is their flexibility on and off the bike.

Related: Making small adjustments are part of the bike fit process

Tim Don completing a metabolic test on Retul bike. Photo: Jeff Yingling

“Then we bring them over to the Human Performance Lab (Metabolic). Here we’re looking at the riders true breaking point in their efficiency,” says Carver. “By using a sacral angle IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) we can find the exact angle a rider can hold without breaking position or losing efficiency. Next, we get them in the tunnel to quantify the performance gains or costs in their positions.” The end goal of this testing procedure is to find the perfect position. “The fastest position isn’t always the lowest, and the most comfortable position isn’t always the highest. We are trying to set up the perfect position for an individual.”

Tim Don completing a metabolic test on Retul bike. Photo: Jeff Yingling

Ahead of the 2018 Ironman World Championship in Kona, the Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc made headlines for its new look. At the Zwift Triathlon Academy training camp, TMC got an up-close look of Tim Don’s and Sarah True’s Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc in the Win(d) Tunnel.

Tim Don’s Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Dura-Ace groupset
  • Wheels: Roval CLX 64Disc (F) & Roval 321 Disc (R)
  • Tires: Specialized Turbo Cotton, 26mm.
  • Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Cockpit: Specialized Shiv disc base bar with custom molded arm cups and extension
  • Saddle: Specialized Sitero II
  • Pedals: Speedplay
Photo: Jeff YinglingPhoto: Jeff YinglingPhoto: Jeff YinglingPhoto: Jeff YinglingPhoto: Jeff YinglingPhoto: Jeff YinglingPhoto: Jeff Yingling Sarah True’s Specialized S-Work Shiv Disc
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Dura-Ace groupset with Specialized dual-sided power management
  • Wheels: Roval CLX64 disc front and rear, tubeless ready wheels
  • Tires: Specialized Turbo Cotton, 26mm
  • Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Cockpit: Specialized Shiv disc base bar with custom aero bars
  • Saddle: Specialized Sitero II
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace
Photo: Jeff YinglingPhoto: Jeff YinglingPhoto: Jeff YinglingPhoto: Jeff YinglingPhoto: Jeff YinglingPhoto: Jeff Yingling

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How to avoid injury while training and exercising

220 triathlon 3 days 22 hours ago
Whether youre a newbie or a seasoned agegroup triathlete there are two common objectives all triathletes share get faster and in doing so try and avoid injury Its been reported that 62 of triathletes incur at least one injury per season so here are the only 25 tips youll ever need to stay race strong

Huub Alpha wetsuit review

220 triathlon 4 days 17 hours ago
Will Huubs Alpha become the ultimate entrylevel suit for tri

Swimskins What are they and how much difference do they make

220 triathlon 4 days 20 hours ago
Thinking about buying a swimskin for those nonwetsuit triathlons Matt Baird explains how they work and weighs up the pros and cons

What is a groupset

220 triathlon 4 days 21 hours ago
Confused about groupsets Matt Baird explains all you need to know

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