COLOMBO TIPS

220 Triathlon Magazine - - Ironman 70.3 Colombo -

1 Ac­cli­ma­tise. I can’t stress this enough. The ear­lier you can get there the bet­ter, and pre­pare at home with some turbo ses­sions in a heated room. 2 Stay close to the event. The one thing I got right. Colombo’s traf­fic is crazy 24/7, so even if it’s just a few nights of pay­ing more, aim to pick a ho­tel right near to Galle Face Green. 3 Do the swim recce. The In­dian Ocean here doesn’t taste great so, much like the heat, get your­self used to it. 4 Check your goggles. The swim starts be­fore the sun has prop­erly come up, so clear/light­tinted goggles and prefer­ably new ones will be best for this race. 5 Stick with your road hel­met. Few ath­letes did very well wear­ing a full TT lid, and there’s a good rea­son for this!

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