Kona Re­cap Jor­dan Rapp Tri Fash­ion: A Women’s Per­spec­tive

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES - BY KEVIN MACKINNON BY KEVIN MACKINNON BY CLAIRE DUNCAN

The Ironman World Championship in Kailua-kona, Hawaii never fails to pro­vide lots of drama and the 2016 edi­tion was no dif­fer­ent. Dom­i­nated by Ger­mans on the men’s side and Daniela Ryf for the women, this year’s race was one for the record books. He’s not your nor­mal pro triath­lete – an aero­space en­gi­neer with three chil­dren and a wife who rep­re­sented Canada in the 2004 Olympics. Af­ter a near-death ex­pe­ri­ence in a bike ac­ci­dent, Jor­dan Rapp made a re­mark­able come­back to be­come an Ironman cham­pion again. Now, as he rounds out his ca­reer, Rapp looks back at his re­mark­able triathlon jour­ney. While many com­pa­nies are cre­at­ing women’s triathlon cloth­ing, many women are still strug­gling to find their ideal com­bi­na­tion of looks and per­for­mance. Claire Duncan ex­am­ines the state of women’s triathlon fash­ion head­ing into 2017.

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Jor­dan Rapp at Subaru Ironman Mont-trem­blant in Au­gust

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