Triathlon & Wetsuits

Wetsuit Care - How To Make Your Wetsuit Last Longer

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Buying a new triathlon wetsuit can be a big investment, so you want to make sure you get the very highest performance from it, for the longest amount of time.

Some well-timed wetsuit care could be the difference between your suit lasting one season and several years, depending on how regularly you use it.

For the wetsuit to consistently perform at its very best, it needs to be looked after properly. Here, we share our top tips for swimming and triathlon wetsuit care including advice on washing, drying, storage and more.

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How To Put On A Wetsuit Properly - 7 Top Tips

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Putting on a triathlon wetsuit correctly is vital if you want to get the most out of your suit in the water. Too many swimmers rush the process and it comes back to haunt them, either in the water or the bank account!

An ill-fitting wetsuit may restrict your arms or legs in the water, while rushing to put it on in a hurry increases the likelihood of nicking or snagging the neoprene material.

We've put together this handy guide with top tips on how to put on a wetsuit properly. Follow this advice to avoid any unwanted damages and to make sure you maximise your performance in the open water.

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Ross Edgley closes in on Great British Swim finish

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Ross Edgley will become the first person to swim the entire coast of mainland Britain when he completes his Great British Swim challenge at the weekend.

Edgley, 33, is expecting to reach Margate this Sunday, November 4. It will mark the end of more than five months at sea, which has seen him swim 2,000 miles and overcome some gruesome injuries.

He is due to complete the swim in 157 days, and will be joined at the finish line by more than 300 swimmers from the Outdoor Swimming Society.

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TRIangle (Part 1) - Understanding your triathlon swim training

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Welcome to our new TRIangle series, which takes an in-depth look at your triathlon swim training with the help of three tri experts.

In this first part, 1st Element Coaching owner James Hester introduces the theory behind optimum triathlon swim training, and looks at the three different types of triathlete.

TRIangle will also include a series of articles from sports nutrition expert Renee McGregor and sports massage practitioner Anna Maria Matezieri.

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TRIangle (Part 1) - Understanding your sports nutrition

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Welcome to our new TRIangle series, which takes an in-depth look at your triathlon swim training with the help of three tri experts.

In this first part, leading performance nutritionist Renee McGregor, who has worked with Team GB, passes on her five key tips to help you get your sports nutrition plan on point.

TRIangle will also include a series of articles from 1st Element Coaching owner James Hester and sports massage practitioner Anna Maria Matezieri.

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TRIangle (Part 1) - Understanding your stretching routine

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Welcome to our new TRIangle series, which takes an in-depth look at your triathlon swim training with the help of three tri experts.

In this first part, experienced sports massage practitioner Anna Maria Matezieri examines the difference between static and dynamic stretching as part of your exercise routine.

TRIangle will also include a series of articles from sports nutrition expert Renee McGregor and 1st Element Coaching owner James Hester.

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From halo to Kona: How Tim Don recovered from broken neck

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This time last year, British triathlete Tim Don was lying in a hospital bed wondering if he would ever compete again.

Don suffered a broken neck in a training accident just two days before the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship in Kona but, after a year of incredible recovery, he's back to compete in the 2018 race.

In association with his sponsor Zone3, we take a look at the 40-year-old's inspirational journey back to fitness.

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IRONMAN World Championship 2018 Preview

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Patrick Lange and Daniela Ryf will both be defending their titles at the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii next weekend.

The 2017 world champions will head an elite field of professional triathletes at Kona, and will be followed by a field of 2,500 age-group athletes also registered to compete.

We preview this year's event, which features a 2.4-mile open water swim, a 112-mile bike race and a 26.2-mile marathon.

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How 'swimming with a smile' keeps Ross Edgley motivated

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Ross Edgley has pushed his body to the limit every day for more than 100 days as he bids to swim 2,000 miles around the coast of Britain.

But just how does he keep finding the motivation to get back in the water each morning, knowing the pain he's going to suffer over the next six to eight hours?

Here, Edgley reveals the secrets behind his determination, mental strength and overcoming adversity.

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Ben Lecomte hurt after hitting propeller on Longest Swim

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Ben Lecomte was lucky to avoid suffering a serious facial injury after colliding with the propeller of his support boat this week.

Lecomte is bidding to swim 5,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean, and he's currently closing in on 1,000 nautical miles after nearly 100 days in the water.

He suffered cuts and scrapes to his face after hitting the propeller, but was saved from further damage by his snorkel.

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