A triathlon belt is a race bib number holder that is worn during races in order to hold your race number. The point of wearing a triathlon belt is so that you do not have to pin your race number onto your trisuit thereby poking holes into the material and potentially ruining a piece of kit you paid a lot of money for.
The main benefit to wearing a triathlon belt is that you need your number to be visible from the back on the bike but from the front on the run. If your number is pinned to your tri suit using safety pins, you won't be able to swap it round. If you wear a triathlon race belt, you will be able to easily swivel your number from your back to your front between disciplines, saving precious time during transition.
The London Triathlon is the world's biggest triathlon, attracting over 13,000 racers and up to 30,000 spectators. If you are looking for a triathlon to test you or for an exciting and exhilarating initiation into the world of multi sport, this is the triathlon for you.
Amateur and professional triathletes are regularly joined by celebrities for this huge occasion, with London Triathlon finishers including presenter of The Gadget Show Jason Bradbury and TOWIE star Lydia Rose Bright.
There are several different triathlon distances on offer to suit all level of competitors. From super sprint to Ironman, the distance you choose depends on your fitness level and also your experience, as diving straight into a full Ironman is definitely not advisable if you are a beginner triathlete!
It's important to check the exact distances of the race you intend to participate in before you sign up as some race distances can vary. An Ironman triathlon is a specific brand of triathlon and the distances vary slightly from that of an ITU long distance triathlon.
How to use a triathlon belt
Using a triathlon belt is very easy and straight forward. Ever spent ages trying to fix your race number to your top using fiddly safety pins? A race number belt is so much easier to use and means you don't have to puncture holes in your activewear.
Your triathlon belt will feature two toggles at the front. Simply take the toggle off the elastic, slide your bib number through the pieces of elastic, and then replace the toggles so that the race number is fastened into place. That's it! You can wear your triathlon belt wherever is comfortable on your body, whether that's round your waist or round your hips. You can easily swivel your triathlon belt so that your race number is either at the front or at the back.