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Joe Skipper, 32, is one of the UK’s most popular triathletes. He started tri in 2010 for the social element and has since gone on to win multiple races, including Ironman UK in 2018, Ironman Florida in 2019 and Ironman New Zealand in March 2020.

He’s famous for his straight-talking, but what advice does Joe have for beginners to multisport and what did he wish he knew back in 2010? Here are his key tips for making your first triathlon(s) fun, successful and unforgettable experiences…


This is easy to get wrong and you don’t want to hit the wall on race day. It’s a long walk home! If you’re doing big training sessions or bike-to-run brick sessions (see the tri glossary on p18), you

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