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From the deserts of Israel to the politically charged streets of our nation’s capital, the July/August issue of Inside Triathlon offers up an inside look at some of the world’s most interesting races. The magazine, which hit newsstands June 16, examines how the sport of triathlon can affect even the most hostile political climates, and how a grueling mega-Ironman race can test the bodies and minds of even the steeliest souls.
Adrianne Kroepsch, a political reporter for Congressional Quarterly took off her Press Corps hat to delve into the world of DC triathlon frenzy. Everyone from DC Mayor Adrian Fenty to Gen. Wesley Clark has caught the triathlon bug. In a charge led by Washington insider Melissa Merson, the streets of the nation’s capital are poised to host the second-ever ITU World Championship race on U.S. soil this weekend.
Editor-in-chief TJ Murphy braved the sweltering heat and freezing nights of Monterrey, Mexico to cover the insanely grueling Deca Ironman—a race that entails 10 Ironmans in a single bound. Using vivid photography, Murphy highlights the race’s most interesting participants in a feature that will make you rethink your classification of a “hard race”.
Assistant editor Susan Grant travelled all the way to Eilat, Israel to see just what the homegrown Ironman-distance race—the Israman—is all about. What she found was a country with gorgeous scenery, an emerging multisport community, and an amazing race of biblical proportions.
Contributing editor Matt Fitzgerald debunks everything you thought you knew about VO2 Max. As famous writer and activist Gloria Steinem put it, “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
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