The Real Cost of Completing a Triathlon

By Bloomberg Rankings and Nikhil Hutheesing - 2012-11-10T23:16:07Z

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Body Care

From sore muscles and strained tendons to nipple chafing and, uh, chafing in other uncomfortable places, there's all kinds of help available. "I swim a lot, so I use bodyglide in my armpits and on my neck (where the wetsuit can irritate) and chafing cream inside my shorts," says Lieto.

$10: Bodyglide/Anti-Chafe -- superrunnersshop.com
$40: The Stick Original, for knotted, tired muscles -- triplesportsonline.com
$11: Tri-Swim Shampoo, to remove chlorine from hair -- trisports.com

Running Tally: $4,461

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