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Triathlon Training: The Best Gear for Race Day

One of my favorite parts of checking into transition the day before a race is scoping out everyone’s gear, especially what the professionals and elite amateurs are sporting. I’m always fascinated by the equipment they use and how they set up their transitions. In honor of the 2014 Ironman World Championship bike count happening today and tomorrow (this is when a team of people count every single component and piece of equipment on the bikes of the Ironman athletes checking into transition to tally up the most popular brands and models), we checked in with Jennifer Vogel, our expert Zoot Sports athlete and Ironman World Championship qualifier, to get her top picks for tri gear. Hey, if it’s good enough for this ultra endurance athlete, then I’m definitely checking it out!


Swimsuit: Zoot Sports Performance Swim Suit
Goggles: TYR Special OPS 2.0 Polarized Goggles
Swim cap (when not provided): TYR Lycra Swim Cap










Tri kit: Zoot Sports Ultra Tri Tank and Bottom
Bike: Specialized frame with Hawk wheels
Helmet: Giro Areo Helmet
Cycling shoes: Lake Cycling shoes
Sunglasses: Rudy Project
Gadget: Garmin multisport
Electrolyte Mix: Skratch and EFS





Running Shoes: Zoot Sports Women’s Solana

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Triathlon Training: Meet Zoot Sports Athlete Jennifer Vogel 


Rachel Weeks

I'm originally from the Chicagoland area, but I'm currently living in the beautiful Des Moines, IA. I spend my days reading, binge-watching TV shows, coaching swimming, performing and listening to comedy and, of course, writing.  More →
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