For all the triathlon trekkers out there, we hope this special explorers’ issue sparks new excitement about the amazing places our wonderful sport takes us.

Features

The Ultimate 2019 Travel Guide for Triathletes: Featuring eight places worth the wait (and a few for right now!). Spin the globe and check out pro tips on where to race, and how to train for the stunning terrain.

The Great Draw of China: It’s been four years since Ironman announced a new focus on China, claiming the country’s exploding, flush middle-class was the world’s next greatest endurance sports market. Turns out, getting a country hooked on tri is a lot more complicated—and fascinating—than just finding the money.

Start

Meet Bart Aernouts: And learn the scoop behind his stellar 2018 Ironman World championship runner-up finish

The Juggler: She’s a mom, a triathlete, lawyer, and cancer survivor

Work in Progress: From drug binges to IM veteran, Todd Crandell traded a destructive path for one that helps others

Legend: Simon Lessing’s class act

Travel Over Timidity: When you leave your micromanaged tri bubble, the world opens up

Travel

Ready, Set, Chill: Long-distance flights to faraway races: a practical guide

Gear

We’re Swooning Over This Ride: S-Works Shiv Disc

Freshen Up: Take the stench out of your tri life with these gear destinkifiers

Outside, Inside: The next generation of stationary bikes

Dialed In: Check out how wind aero testing can help your body’s position—and give you free speed

At 30,000 Feet: Fly stress-free knowing your bike is stowed safely below

Train

At Sixes and Sevens: Super-efficient indoor training

Exoskeleton Cometh: This device could forever change the way we race and train

Neck or Nothing: Six easy stretches and strength training exercises to help keep your head on straight

Swim on The Go: Three awesome swim tricks to use while traveling

Ask a P.T.: Are Stairmasters and running stairs helpful for tri?

Dear Coach:  Tips for better breathing technique in the water

You Are Not a Rock: Mental health tips for Type A triathletes

Pretty Fly for Tri: Scoring an airline upgrade may mean arriving rested and ready at your next race

Fuel

Snack Pack: Three easy-to-make healthy recipes that pack well—no matter where your journey takes you

The Good Traveler’s Gut: Six expert tips to help prevent digestive upset during your next tri adventure

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