The Real Cost of Completing a Triathlon

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

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Training Clothes

Lieto wears a Speedo for swimming because it creates the least drag in the water and bib shorts (which strap over the shoulders) for the bike. A good idea: Wear your triathlon racing clothes at least a couple of times during training to avoid surprises on race day.

$40: TYR Male Jammer skin tight shorts --
$80: Pearl Izumi Men's Attack Shorts --
$52: Louis Garneau Evan's Cycling Jersey --
$45: Asics 2013 Men's ARD Short Sleeve top --
$15: Brooks Unisex Arm Warmers --
$17: Castelli Rosso Corsa 9 socks --

Running Tally: $3,855