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As part of the partnership between the Global Triathlon Network (GTN) and TrainingPeaks, we’ll be bringing you twice-monthly episodes of the new “Triathlon Training Explained” show. Hosts and former pro triathletes Mark Threlfall and Heather Fell will answer your triathlon training questions, with the help of TrainingPeaks software, coaches and industry experts from around the world.

In this week’s episode of Triathlon Training Explained, hosts Heather Fell and Mark Threlfall discuss the elusive topic of swim drafting. While some triathletes swear by it, others don’t believe it gives them any performance advantage, and is riskier than it’s worth. To find out how much energy drafting can really save, and where you’ll get the most benefit, Fell and Threlfall took to the pool and did some research for themselves:

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