The Hidden History Behind Triathlons

Ironman Triathlon Race

Source: http://westhawaiitoday.com/sections/sports/ironman/ironman-35-years-testing-their-mettle.html Triathlon: /trʌɪˈaθlɒn, trʌɪˈaθlən/ Noun An athletic contest consisting of three different events, typically swimming, cycling, and long-distance running. Where Did the Triathlon Originate? Well, that’s a good question. As with many popular sports, there is more than one story about how the triathlon came to exist. Some claim that the triathlon had its […]

Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon 2017

Mountain Landscape

(Image: https://pixabay.com/en/mountains-landscape-snow-nature-1622731/ ) Alaska is in the news for more reasons than one. Recently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife spent their 4th of July fishing, kayaking and meeting with the locals. Later that month, Alaskaman 2017 brought 198 atheletes to the starting point of one of the most extreme triathlons on the planet. […]

How Long It Takes to Finish Ironman Triathlon

Ironman World Record

(Image credit: http://www.triathlete.com/2017/05/news/tim-don-breaks-ironman-world-record-brazil_302147) 2016-17 has been exciting for the Ironman racing organization. In a short span of about six months, two men—Lionel Sanders and Tim Don—broke Ironman records clocking in below the 8 hour mark. Lionel Sanders, a Candian triathlete, broke the previous Ironman record set by Marino Vanhoenacker in Austria in 2011. Then Sanders’ […]

Zoot Sports Wetsuits: The New Generation

When talking about Zoot suits today, one isn’t likely to be talking about the suits with pegged trousers and long coats (with padded shoulders!) from the 1940s anymore. Zoot suits are now almost synonymous with Triathlon gear. And why not? They deserve it! An interesting chapter in history With every great brand comes a great […]

5 Best Articles for Beginner Triathlete

On September 25, 1974, 46 contenders participated in the first-ever triathlon in history, held at Mission Bay, San Diego. None of those original forty six would have believed that in 40 years, nearly 4.08 million Americans would participate in triathlons in just one year! A growing number of people of different age groups choose triathlons […]

6 Tips for Triathlon Wetsuit Care

Getting a new wetsuit is exciting! Like, really, really exciting. You can imagine all the stuff you are going to do, all the personal bests you are going to beat and, of course, how great it looks on you. That triathlon wetsuit is going to be your best friend, hopefully for more than a few […]

Open Water Swimming Tips for Beginners

open water swimming

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Weiswampach_triathlon_2007_men_swimming_start.jpg Summer’s finally here. It’s a great time for barbeques and chilling on the beach and if you’re training for a triathlon, it’s open water season! Swimming in open waters can be daunting, even for seasoned triathletes and more so for beginners. It’s only natural. After all, a lake is so much bigger than […]

10 Questions about Just Wetsuits Rental – Answered

Triathletes Swimming

If you think triathlons are an expensive affair because you have to buy a high-end wetsuit, think again. Did you know that you could rent professional triathlete wetsuits? Why Rent a Wetsuit? Many customers don’t want to buy a new wetsuit just yet. New triathletes often feel unsure about success at this new sport and […]

5 US Triathlon Races You Must Try in Summer 2017

Cycling Race

Summer! It’s all about sun, sand and letting loose on holiday with family and friends. Or if you’re a bit like us at JustWetsuits it’s all about having fun along with a few absolutely serious Triathlon races. We’ve put together a few of our favorites across the United States ranging from races for novices that […]

How Swimming Goggles Have Changed: A History

Humans have been swimming for as long as mankind can remember. Whether it was diving for pearls, catching fish using spears, or to just swim for your life, people have resourcefully used some form of swimming gear to make their tasks easier. Today, it’s hard to picture a swim meet without the competitors wearing swim […]