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One of the more physically demanding competitions, a triathlon is a multi-discipline endurance race of back-to-back swimming, cycling and running. Distances range from the super-sprint (400m swim, 20k bike, 5k run) to the toughest Ironman distance of 3.86k swim, 180k bike and marathon run. As for the location, triathlons take place

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from city to desert, open water to across the world pool, and from track to cross-country.

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The perfect kit for a triathlon can transition from swim to bike to run with ease. With each discipline requiring something slightly different – streamlined swimwear, padded seats for cycling and bust support for the run leg – choose a triathlon suit, specifically designed to suit all stages.

Anti-fog goggles ensure good visibility, enabling you to keep your eyes on the buoys guiding you to the finish line.


Bottoms with padded seat panels are recommended for the bike leg.


A high-impact sports bra that will dry quickly post-swim and keep you comfortably supported through the run leg.


Sweat-wicking and quick-drying fabrics across tops and bottoms will keep you cool and comfortable until you cross the finish line post-run.


Blister-resistant socks are recommended for this kind of endurance race.


The obvious (but often forgotten) essentials such as lightweight and quick-drying trainers, and a cap to keep the sun off during sprints.


Tri-suits – For the seasoned triathlete, a tri-suit is recommended. High-stretch, supportive, quick-drying and durable, with a built-in bra and padded seat.

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