Virtual triathlon races: 5 of the best

The triathlon racing calendar may be on hold, but that doesn’t have to mean that competition has to stop. Since April, triathletes have been racing virtual events from back gardens, conservatories and garages around the globe.

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While it’ll never match the real thing for enjoyment and satisfaction, virtual racing has plenty of benefits for keeping athletes focussed, helping with training goals and technique refinements, and getting you to use some of that dusty race kit.

As we’ve personally found at 220 via the Ultra X virtual run series this summer, they’re also a massive amount of fun; a (slightly) competitive venture to look forward to at the weekend and a reason to create another WhatsApp group between your mates. And a good excuse for a celebratory glass of your preferred cold tipple on a Saturday night.