As you cannot do a full costume change between disciplines, are you meant to be wearing your sports bra under your trisuit from the beginning or does it appear somewhere later on in proceedings?
Your clothing must be strategically planned (and well-tested) in advance.
Triathlon sports bras are as essential to good running as a decent pair of trainers.
It is important to support the delicate breast tissue during running for your own health, to prevent long term sagging and if you are on the larger side, to prevent discomfort.
Chomp: Allysa Seely (C) of the USA poses with her gold medal on the podium after winning the women's PT2 Triathlon competition of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Fort Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Seely won ahead of her compatriots, second placed Hailey Danisewicz (L) and third placed Melissa Stockwell (R)She was fitted with her first prosthetic leg at age one and developed her passion for sport through her parents who were both athletes in running and triathlon.
I guess I’m dating myself but when I was in Penticton doing book-signings for the 2009 edition of the Penticton Ironman Triathlon this past August, I overheard a conversation that brought back a lot of memories about biking-naked. I can remember stopping at a roadside turn-off at the bottom of the hill because I couldn’t feel my arms or legs anymore. There must have been about 15 of us who had pulled off the course.
There were guys who used to do the entire Ironman with just a Speedo swimsuit and a running top on. One year was particularly ugly that the temperature turned cold almost without warning and there was a driving rain and we were still hitting speeds of 50MPH(80k) going down the Yellow Lake Hill in the final portion of the bike course.
I should also mention that those particular Speedo swimsuits were made for triathletes and had padding for the bike in the important areas. If you would like to share your memories or what you have discovered while using the SCRC's collections, please contact us at [email protected] 757-221-3090. To search for further material, visit the Special Collections Research Center's Search Tool List for an overview of the Special Collections Database, W&M Digital Archive, Flat Hat-William & Mary News-Alumni Gazette index, card catalogs, and other tools available to help you find material of interest in the Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center. Contact the Special Collections Research Center at [email protected] 757-221-3090, or visit the Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary.The information available in this wiki is the best available from known documents and sources at the time it was written.Especially at the beginning of your triathlon journey there is a lot of head scratching.
If you swim first and there is nowhere to change between disciplines and public nudity is forbidden, how do you best transition from swim to bike to run without exposing yourself to either copious amounts of chaffing, the wet nappy look or public nudity and therefore disqualification?
For all the good our Speedo’s were doing that day we might as well have been biking naked.