Triathlon! by Matt Baird

New book from 220’s Features Ed celebrates the triathletes, races and gear of triathlon


Triathlon racing is the ultimate test of human athleticism. Whether it’s on the Hawaii shore or the fjords of Norway, triathlon races attract hundreds of thousands of competitors every year. From sprint triathlons to Ironman challenges, the 352-page hardback Triathlon! from 220’s Features Editor Matthew Baird is the ultimate tribute to one of the world’s toughest challenges.


Featuring chapters on the greatest triathletes in history, from six-time Ironman world champion Mark Allen (who writes the foreword) to Chrissie Wellington, Simon Whitfield and Mirinda Carfrae, and the best from across the globe, Triathlon! covers the men and women who have made the sport their own, inspiring thousands to follow in their footsteps.


Alongside the athletes that have made their mark on the sport, Triathlon! profiles some of the greatest events in the world, from well-known classics such as Challenge Roth and San Francisco’s Escape from Alcatraz, Brit races The Outlaw, Vitruvian, Hever, Slateman and more, to the far-flung challenges of the Norseman, Challenge Wanaka or Ironman 70.3 Bintan. 

Triathlon! also explores the evolution of triathlon gear – the bikes, aerobars, tri wetsuits, GPS devices and nutrition developed to give triathletes the edge against their competitors.

Triathlon! is released on Thursday 10 September, with more information here.


You can buy it at AmazonWaterstones, the Book Depository and more.