The Real Cost of Completing a Triathlon

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

Photograph by Delly Carr/ITU/AP Photo

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Race Day Clothes

Some racers want to look good during the triathlon (you know who you are). Critical, though, is to not waste time changing clothes between events. Jorgensen sticks with her bathing suit for all three events. Houston wears a one-piece trisuit or skintight shorts under a wet suit.

$199: Blueseventy Sprint Wetsuit --
$89: TYR Mens Tri Suit 2012 --
$20: Speedo Air Seal Tri Goggles --
$10: TYR silicone swim cap --
$90: Bontrager road shoes -- Elevation Cycles
$35: Castelli Diluvio Gloves --
$90: Giro Savant Helmet --
$105: Asics Men's Gel-Cumulus 13 running shoes --
$25: Zoot Sports Ventilator Cap --

Running Tally: $3,606