Our latest issue of Triathlon Magazine Canada is available. Here are some highlights of our Buyer’s Guide issue.
Kirsten Sweetland hasn’t given up despite an illness that took her out of racing for nearly a year. The 27-year-old is still ranked high enough that she has a shot at Rio. Though the state of her health was up in the air for a while, she’s been working hard to make a comeback this year. On page 80, you’ll find a profile covering the details of her challenging past year and her optimism about the season ahead.
Buyer’s guide gear
Our annual buyer’s guide covers all the bases when it comes to gear you need this year. Check out our wetsuit recommendations on page 36, including a favourite that we tested recently — the Blueseventy Thermal Helix. For Canadian triathlons, a good wetsuit is key.
We’ve got plenty of recommendations for the most gear-heavy sport of triathlon — cycling. Our bike selection covers all the bases from entry level to top-of-the-line speed machines. We’ve also covered the top race wheels on the market, including the new Zipp 808 NSWs which we tested out recently.
We profile two inspirational Canadian triathletes — Heather Fuhr, an Ironman legend and Alex VanderLinden, an Ontario-based pro on the rise in half distance racing. TJ Flynn profiles VanderLinden, telling the story of his crash at Barrelman last summer. His story will resonate with any triathlete who experiences disappointment on race day after months of hard work in preparation.
As always, we’ve got tips from the professionals to get you training hard and racing fast this year. We have a piece from Dr. Chris Willer on the psychology of eating habits and training. Coach Clint Lien writes about the benefits of swim meets for triathletes. Melanie McQuaid, who has faced with her fair share of challenging races, gives tips for getting through tough conditions.