May 2021 Issue of 220

Highlights include: Stimpson's emotional Challenge Miami win; new Vitus Auro dream bike; Alex Paul VR Ironman extraordinaire; beginner's guide to OW swimming; Lucy Charles-Barclay on her breaking eight challenge; how to get aero on a budget; young Miguel's Ugandan triathlon experience at Nabugabo Triathlon.

220 Triathlon May Issue

Challenge Miami Big Picture: Take a peek into the race action at Challenge Miami on 12 March, where Jodie Stimpson wowed with a winning performance. “This is for dad” she said, having lost her dad just last year. Tim Heming comments further.

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Most wanted new gear: read up on our top new gear previews, including the high-tech Incus Nova Run, a motion sensor and tracker to analyse all your swim and run performance.

Dream Bike, Vitus Auro CRS eTAP AXS: Find out what makes this new Vitus tri bike different, and how it is optimised for triathlon racing and training, with a focus to ‘build real bikes for real people’.

Why I Tri: The inspirational story of Alex Paul, the 43-year-old living in New York, who became one of 93 triathletes who completed every round of Ironman’s virtual-reality racing series.

Beginner’s Guide to Open-Water Swimming: Get to grips with the basics to feeling confident in the water with our OW newbie’s guide, featureing Greg Whyte, including all the tips to get you to race day.

Lucy Charles-Barclay, Break Eight: We caught up with Charles-Barclay as she prepares for her biggest challenge yet, breaking the women’s eight-hour iron triathlon time barrier.

Cycling Chef: Have a sneak peak at the new cycling-focused recipe book by British Cycling chef, Alan Murchinson, for some nutrition inspiration.

Vested tri suits test: See which men’s and women’s suits fared best on test as we put x10 of the top suits through their paces on the bike and run.

Race-day run shoes: on the market for your next pair of super fast race-day kickers? Look no further, we’ve reviewed x10 racing shoes to help you decide.

How to get aero on a budget: Not made of money but still want to benefit from those aero gains? Don’t worry, we took a trip to the Silverstone wind tunnel to fine-tune some of our top aerodynamic suggestions for you. Get even more streamlined with our aerodynamic masterclass.

8-week brick training plan: Master the brick by blending two disciples together in your training to become a transition Titan, with Coach Dermot Hayes.

Ask the Don: Our last ever column with triathlete extraordinaire, Tim Don, sees him advising junior triathletes and disucssing how to best balance a hectic life with tri training.

Women’s training advice: Jesse Lambert-Harden breaks down some useful tips for girls embarking on their first triathlon, including how to avoid overtraining, and how to keep training fun when your young body is still growing.

How was it for you: We travel to Uganda for this race report on young 20-year-old Miguel Masaisai’s experience at Nabugabo Triathlon, reported by journalist Sara Assarsson.

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