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The Triathlon List

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If you're the kind of person that doesn't like spending money on fitness items then let's be honest, triathlon probably isn't the sport for you. With three disciplines alone, not counting any additional training, you're likely to have to do some shopping at some point. But with the world of triathlon becoming more popular every day the wealth of products available is almost labyrinthine.

For the seasoned triathlete, wading through the kit available is almost part and parcel of the sport; however for the newcomer it's not as simple. We've been testing out a range of items in order to see what products are worth investing in.

Running

Adidas - Supernova Glide Boost (£100)

A lightweight trainer that still manages to offer an impressive level of cushioning and support across the board. Suitable for anything from short-distance speed training to full marathons. All that and it's still one of the nicest looking running shoes on the market.

Swimming

Blueseventy - Sprint wetsuit (£150)

For an entry-level wetsuit, the Sprint is one of the best available. A light comfortable fabric which combines buoyancy with a more than ample level of flexibility for arm movement. Ideal for those picking up open-water swimming for the first time or anyone looking for a suit which goes beyond its budget price tag.

Nutrition

SiS REGO Rapid Recovery range (from £10.80)

When preparing for a triathlon ensuring that you're maximising recovery can have an enormous impact on training. REGO Rapid Recovery is a blend of easily digestible carbohydrates, soy protein, electrolyte, vitamins and minerals to allow your body to adapt to a demanding schedule. Sir Chris Hoy drinks it, and he's done alright.

Recovery

Fireactiv support wear (from £29.95)

With the increased level of training required to undergo a triathlon it's no surprise that injuries can occur. Fireactiv support wear not only provides stable support for joints and muscles but also generates pain relieving heat through active pads. The best part is that the heat itself is created by amplifying existing body heat, so you don't need to put it in the microwave.

Tech

Polar RXC5 training computer (from £267.50)

Tracking and monitoring training can be done largely with apps such as Strava these days however smartphones are less accurate and lack the ability to do it across multiple disciplines. The Polar RXC5 has the ability to change your training mid-session to include multiple disciplines in the same report. The one downside is that you need to buy the sensors separately (GPS, cadence).

Cycling

CEP - Cycle bib shorts (£129.99)

Anyone who's trained for a cycling event will know the discomfort that comes from training without the necessary kit. This cycling bib not only contains anatomically fitted padding but is made from compression material that aids muscle and joint stabilisation. As well as being breathable the fabric is also quick-drying, which you'll thank us for in the summer training sessions.

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