We dedicated this issue to happiness in all its complexity because, at our core, triathlon makes us happy.

It’s also made us frustrated, anxious, sad, and a litany of emotions unrelated to contentment. But it’s that yin-yang that makes tri—and life—so special. We hope you’ll find something in this issue to make you smile—and remind you why you chose to be a triathlete in the first place.

On the Cover

Pro triathlete Sarah True outside Tucson, Arizona. Photo by Nils Nilsen 

Features

Sweat Equity: Four companies setting the bar for work-tri harmony

True Happiness: Olympian Sarah True’s heartbreaking, inspiring journey to finding her place in sport

Start

Meet Eli Hemming: The born star

Passion Play: How Wahoo’s Stacy Perlis created her own tri-friendly job

Forward Vision: Former collegiate swimmer Erich Manser is now a record-setting paratriathlete

Smiles for Miles: Chrissie Wellington’s amazing grace

Zen and the Art of the Transition Area: The golden rules of triathlon’s most hallowed meeting place

Travel

Destinations: Go all out on fun—get your swim, bike, and run on in an amusement park

Luxury Layovers: Airport fitness (it’s a thing!)

Gear

Cham-O-Rama: The best chamois creams for a happy underside

Bike Stands Face Off: Park Tool PRS-22.2 vs. Topeak PrepStand Pro

Smooth Operators: Can ceramic bearings make you faster?

Happy Feet: Over-the-counter orthotics to ease your aching tootsies

Train

Up to Speed: Learn how to incorporate sprints into your run training program

Amped on Overland Adventure: Pro Eric Lagerstrom’s stay-fresh secret

Strike a Pose: Gain swim/bike/run power with these three essential yoga moves

Back Pain in Aero: Learn how to fix it now!

Perfect Preseason Prep: Tips from Triathlon Ireland’s 2017 coach of the year  

No Solo: Find your support network for better tri results

Massage Therapy: Treat and prevent injury with this time-honored tradition

Fuel

Party Nosh for Triathletes: Healthy recipe ideas for friendly tri gatherings

Weird Science: Are probiotics the answer?

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