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World Champs Wisdom: Triathlon Lessons From The Pros

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Jan 17, 2013
  • Updated Jan 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM UTC
Photo: Kurt Hoy


Lesson: Come prepared.
Linsey Corbin, 70.3 worlds and Sebastian Kienle, Ironman World Championship

Corbin suffered a flat early into the 70.3 course but since she wasn’t carrying a kit— and didn’t encounter a support vehicle—she was forced to drop out. (She says it was her first flat in a race since 2007.) In Kona, Kienle was temporarily sidelined by a flat and struggled to get his tubular tire undone. Luckily neutral support came by and swapped out his wheel, but amateur athletes don’t have that luxury. Lesson learned: Always have a contingency plan.

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a senior editor at Triathlete magazine, a five-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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