Inside My Gear Bag With Jodie Swallow
A member of the Bahrain Endurance 13 team, she races and trains around the world.
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The British pro has had a successful career, including an Olympic appearance in 2004 and two world titles (ITU Long Course and Ironman 70.3). The last few years, Swallow has been on an upward trajectory and is a podium contender in any race she starts. After a fourth-place finish on the Big Island in 2014, she earned a fifth straight Ironman 70.3 South Africa title in addition to a podium finish at the Ironman 70.3 North American Championship and an Ironman victory in South Africa. A member of the Bahrain Endurance 13 team, she races and trains around the world with her partner and fellow pro triathlete James Cunnama.
1 Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 2.0 shoes ($140, Adidas.com) “I to and fro between Adidas Adios Boosts and Saucony Kinvara 4’s.”
2 Iron supplements (Amazon.com) “For my anemic tendencies.”
3 TYR Battle Kabuto Cap ($11, Tyr.com) “I like epic prints on my swimsuits and my fierce swim hats—it puts the intent out there!”
4 TYR Women’s Training Digi Diamondfit Swimsuit ($60, Tyr.com) “It only camouflages in moldy pools—it would have been good for a few camps I have had in Thailand.”
5 Moroccan argan oil (Amazon.com) “For my hair”
6 Smith Clayton ($89, Smithoptics.com) “I like Smith’s retro two-tone glasses. In fact, I am rubbish without sunglasses nowadays—I have been spoiled for too long.”
7 Winnie the Pooh Plush (Amazon.com) “My mascot teddy, which is unfortunately quite huge!”
8 SportCount Chrono 200 ($42, Sportcount.com) “I have a little ring timer now, which I like running with.”
9 XLAB Tri Tool Kit ($25, Xlab-usa.com)
10 XLAB Nanoflator CO2 inflator ($16, Xlab-usa.com)
11 Crest 3D White Luxe whitestrips ($50, Amazon.com) “For podiums.”
12 AudioFlood Waterproof iPod Shuffle ($125, Audioflood.com) “I used to go through a Shuffle a month. When you’re training in very humid places like Thailand or places where it pisses down at whim, iPods have a short life expectancy. I have washed many—it got pretty expensive.”