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THE LATEST TRIATHLON PRODUCTS TESTED TO THE LIMIT

AMERICAN CLASSIC

CARBON 58 CLINCHERS todayscyclist.co.uk

American Classic has fattened up and fancy-spoked its deep-dish wheels to put them right back into the mix in the competitive carbon/alloy hybrid wheel market. Despite the alloy rims and deeper than average 58mm profile, a 40g weight loss from the previous 58s puts them right among their 50mm full-carbon clincher-tyre price peers at 1,844g (823g front, 1,021g rear). Alloy rims give far more predictable braking than carbon ones, particularly in the wet. The new wider profile (22mm outer, 16.5mm inner) also syncs with the latest ‘fatter is faster’ tyre thinking. The rim isn’t toroidal (the body doesn’t bulge out wider than the braking track, as on Zipp, HED and Bontrager wheels) but it’s fat enough to make the wheels more manageable in mixed wind conditions than their predecessors. The skinny front hub and triple-grouped rear spokes mean they aren’t particularly stiff or sharp in terms of handling, but then they’re not horribly harsh on rough roads either. Power response is OK if not outstanding too, once the relatively gappy 15-degree engagement of the steel-reinforced freehub has caught up.

BROOKS

RACER ST5 UNISEX RRP - R1 200

PEAK PERFORMER

www.brooksrunningsa.co.za

Minimalists delight in the racer ST5, with just the right touch of support. This shoe is super lightweight for racing, but has the substance and durability required for tempo runs and training. • Lightweight supporting element on the medial side provides guidance for tiring foot muscles • Flexible shoe with additional cushioning element for adequate comfort in the heel area • Construction of the upper material provides excellent, glove-like fit • Perfect competition shoe for the marathon distance • Long-lasting cushioning of BioMoGo For more info, mail info@brooksrunningsa.co.za

BROOKS

RAVENNA 4 MEN’S RRP - R1 449

ORCA

With just a little guiding support and an amazing fit, this shoe is a great go-to for runners who moderately overpronate. • Anatomically shaped Brooks DNA in the forefoot and heel provides individual cushioning depending on the runner’s weight and speed • Reduced midfoot shank • Omega flex grooves in the forefoot for more flexibility • Outsole Segmented Crash Pad promotes a comfortable transition • The elastic saddleband adapts to different foot shapes and guarantees comfortable and secure support For more info, mail info@brooksrunningsa.co.za

In non-wetsuit races, a swimskin helps you slip through the water with minimum resistance. The Orca suit has a tight fit that doesn’t rub or constrict and helps you maintain core engagement while swimming. The zip is easily operated and has a cover to avoid nicks. In the water, the Killa certainly feels faster than a tri suit, with the skin-hugging hydrophobic fabric helping to minimise drag and surface area to maximise hydrodynamics. It fits equally easily over one- or two-piece tri suits and is speedy to pull off, too.

www.brooksrunningsa.co.za

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RS1 KILLA SWIMSKIN www.orca.com


ORCA

MEN’S 3.8 RRP - R6 750 www.orca.com

The Orca 3.8 raises the bar once again with the Exo-Cell Buoyancy System. The 2013 Orca 3.8 uses a combination of the Exo-Cell System and Aerodome 2 to give the optimum swim position. This combination utilises the buoyancy attributes of each material to help you achieve equilibrium and reduce drag. Your torso and legs are lifted higher in the water, optimising the swimming position, which in turn improves swim performance. Designed for swimming endurance distances, or for swimmers who will benefit from an improved torso and leg position in the water, the flexibility of the Orca 3.8 has also been enhanced with the introduction of 1.5mm-2mm #44 cell Yamaoto neoprene panels on the arm and underarm areas, along with the use of our exclusive Infinity Skn lining.

ORCA

MEN’S ALPHA 1.5 RRP - R6 750 www.orca.com

The 1.5 Alpha (named after the triathlon swim distance) offers a wetsuit swim like you’ve never experienced before. Refined and re-engineered in consultation with the world’s best triathletes, the 1.5 Alpha retains the Freestroke 3 System panelling but now with #44 cell Yamamoto Neoprene panels through the chest, back, arms and shoulders. The addition of our exclusive Infinity Skn lining to these panels offers an unrestricted range of motion - many people say that it doesn’t even feel like they’re wearing a wetsuit. The 1.5 Alpha is the ideal wetsuit for those looking for a swim advantage without compromise. offering the highest quality materials, performance features and fit. It is designed with seam reduction for larger areas of neoprene,which increases flexibility. We have also included another exclusive, Aerodome 2, allowing for great buoyancy and swim position.

ORCA

TRANSITION BAG RRP - R1 570 ORCA

TRISUIT MEN’S CORE BASIC SUIT RRP - R960

www.orca.com

The Orca Transition Bag is every triathlete’s ultimate accessory! Kitted with a wet compartment, an expandable shoe compartment, a cycle helmet compartment as well as place for 2 water bottles! Comfortable to carry and with a hard wearing base, it has 70 litres of capacity and a high contrast interior to make sure you find everything you put it!

www.orca.com

The Orca Core range offers a performance garment for every type of triathlete. Whether you’re training or racing, do it in confidence with Orca Core. Fitted with a tri-style microfleece quick dry chamois; it has two rear pockets for secure storage and a 21cm inseam for extra comfort. The suit has a silicon back neck label for low irritation.

ORCA

TRISUIT WOMEN’S CORE BASIC SUIT RRP - R960 www.orca.com

The Orca Core range offers a performance garment for every type of triathlete. Whether you’re training or racing, do it in confidence with Orca Core. Fitted with a tri-style microfleece quick dry chamois; it has two rear pockets for secure storage and a 21cm inseam for extra comfort. The suit has a silicon back neck label for low irritation.

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PROFILE DESIGN

T4 AERIA www.profile-design.com

PROFILE DESIGN

RRP - R7 899

- Keeps the aggressive position of the Aeria T2 with a more relaxed wrist angle. - The Aeria T4 has been sought out by athletes of all levels looking to optimise their fit while maintaining comfort - and without sacrificing performance. - The Aeria T4 captures all facets of PD mission: aerodynamics, fit and adjustability. - The UCI 3:1 compliant, aerodynamic full carbon fibre wing has zero drop from clamp to brake extensions. Combined with shorter reach, this design translates to better control. - Lightweight and easy to install and adjust, the patent pending bracket system simultaneously clamps to the extensions while attaching the brackets to the wing. The design has a smaller profile in the wind, creating less drag while minimising corrosion issues from exposed bolts. - The stackable risers allow for fine tuning of the armrest/extension height to get a perfect blend of aerodynamics, power and comfort. Adjustable from 55mm to 110mm in 5mm increments. - Weight 656g

PROFILE DESIGN

3/ONE ALLOY BRAKE LEVER www.profile-design.com

T4 CARBON www.profile-design.com RRP - R2 350

- The latest addition to the T+ Carbon Series. - The T4 boasts Carbon Fibre ergonomic shallow angle extensions. - 6061-T6 aluminium forged brackets. - F-35 armrests. - J4 Brackets with adjustable extensions and armrests. - Colour: Matt Carbon - Weight 600g

ZIPP

202 FIRECREST CARBON CLINCHER WHEEL SET RRP- R24 000 www.capecycles.co.za

RRP - R710

- Ergonomic. - Forged 6061-T6 aluminium lever paired with injected composite mount. - Articulated single finger design. - Compatible with all Profile Design bars. - Colour : Black - Weight 122g p/set

Zipp took the classic 202 wheel set and transformed it into a stiff, lightweight and aerodynamic speed weapon ideal for every road you travel.

SRAM

RED 22 GROUP-SET RRP R32 000 WITH BB30 CRANK-SET www.capecycles.co.za

SRAM RED 22 delivers a wider and smoother gear ratio. The 16. HydroR brake systems improve braking power and offer the perfect balance of modulation, with less hand effort. In the simplest terms, more control. Riders can descend faster, brake later, and ride with more confidence. SRAM is proud of the advancements that come with our new Twenty-two HydroR group-sets. We wish to thank our sponsored teams, particularly the technicians and riders, for affirming our technologies and helping us lead the way towards improved performance and continued innovation.

PROFILE DESIGN

58/TWENTY FOUR CLINCHERS www.profile-design.com info@twowheelstrading.co.za RRP - R16 500

- CFD and wind tunnel developed proprietary carbon fibre 58mm deep section clincher rim. - Proprietary precision machined alloy hubs. - Sapim CX Ray spokes with SapimPolyax double square nipples - Sealed cartridge bearings. - Hand built assembly. - 11/10S Shimano compatible. Campag aftermarket freehub. - Includes carbon specific brake pads, QR, Valve extenders, rim strip, tyre levers, spokes & nipples (2 front, 4 rear). - Weight: front 730g, rear 900g, total 1630g Additional info: - TwentyFour series wheelsets are crafted with Profile Design’s own proprietary pre-preg carbon fibre formula. The critical area of the fullcarbon clincher - clincher bead, tyre bed and brake track - are created using a patented automated process that creates a uniform carbon layup, increasing compaction and reducing voids. This results in a structure that is stronger, stiffer and more heat tolerant. - Having survived the rigorous testing procedures, the full range of Profile Design road wheels are also officially certified by the UCI for road and track competitions around the world.

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BONK TRIATHLON www.t3multisports.co.za

The unique grass roots clothing label for those who like to swim, bike and run. With a focus on the camaraderie and lifestyle of being an endurance athlete, this clothing label aspires to be different, focused on bringing new energy into the world of triathlon and endurance sport by combining fresh and funky design with a fun and relaxed take on things. Hoodies, T-shirts and accessories are available in South Africa through T3 Multisports .

BONK

Iwww.t3multisports.co.za WILL NOT BONK T-SHIRTS No! Don’t go there! . . . that’s right . . . . don’t go anywhere near that terrifying point where you run out of glucose and BONK! Triathletes deserve cool kit too. Something that makes a statement about who we are as athletes, for whom one sport is not enough, and being fit is just an entry ticket. BONK is a grass roots clothing brand providing cool kit that attracts some attention for multisport athletes.  Because we need to tell the world about our sport, and there is no better way to do it than by wearing kit that sparks conversation. BONK has a wide range of designs for men and women.  Check them out at www. t3multisports.co.za.

T-shirts, hoodies and race accessories for those who like to Swim, Bike and Run.

Triathlon is not just a sport, it’s a way of life.

bonk@t3multisports.co.za | www.t3multisports.co.za

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5-HOUR ENERGY

CADENCE

5-HOUR ENERGY SHOT

DURAGEN www.cadencenutrition.com Combining the effects of Betaalanine, phosphates, leucine and magnesium, Duragen significantly enhances performance after prolonged supplementation. Duragen’s proprietary blend may increase oxygen delivery, improve metabolism and enhance myocardial function.

www.5hourenergy.co.za

Introduced in 2004 and found to be light, portable and effective, 5-hour ENERGY® shots quickly became the no nonsense way for working adults to stay bright and alert. It’s packed with B-vitamins and amino acids. It has zero sugar, zero herbal stimulants and four calories. For more information, contact info@energyshot-africa.co.za

CADENCE

CLASSIC ENERGY www.cadencenutrition.com Classic Energy provides a scientifically optimised formula for rapid energy delivery. A combination of maltodextrin, fructose and protein, it offers the ideal solution to all endurance athletes. Classic Energy is the most versatile energy drink in the Cadence Nutrition range and is the most beneficial component in any athlete’s nutritional strategy.

KT TAPE

www.energyshot-africa.co.za Whether you’re training for your first marathon, getting ready for your next game, reaching a personal fitness goal, or just trying to get through the day, you already know that nothing slows you down faster than pain and injury. KT Tape is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and can be used for hundreds of common injuries such as lower back pain, knee pain, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow, just to name a few. KT Tape not only looks good, but it also provides 24 hour relief per application for days at a time through sweat, strain and humidity, and can even be worn in water thanks to our specially designed adhesive. info@energyshot-africa.co.za

NUUN

ACTIVE HYDRATION www.energyshot-africa.co.za You sweat - nuun active hydration replenishes. Nuun are electrolyte enhanced drink tabs designed to keep you optimally hydrated, wherever your active lifestyle takes you. · Packed with electrolytes, with a light flavour, no sugars or carbs, and portable, Nuun Active Hydration is the perfect sports drink. · The electrolytes found in Nuun will help alleviate cramps, help muscles function and communicate ,and burn energy efficiently. · Nuun Active Hydration comes in 14 flavours: Banana, Orange, Lemon Lime, Strawberry Lemonade, Fruit Punch, Kona Cola, Lemon Tea, TriBerry, Grape, Tropical, Citrus Fruit, Cherry Limeade, Watermelon, and Lemonade. info@energyshot-africa.co.za

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CADENCE

ESPRESSO CAPS www.cadencenutrition.com Caffeine is the most well established ergogenic aid. Reams of scientific data provide ample evidence for its effects.

CADENCE

CLASSIC RECOVERY www.cadencenutrition.com Classic Recovery provides a scientifically optimised formula for rapid recovery. It has been formulated to supply the optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein for all endurance athletes. Additional minerals, antioxidants and branch chain amino acids help to enhance the recovery process.


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RUSH

ENDURANCE BAR RRP - R360 (box of 20) or R220 (box of 10) RUSH Endurance Bars are handmade with over 15 all natural superfood ingredients!TheseproudlySouthAfricanwholefoodbarsarepreservative, wheat, gluten, diary, egg and refined sugar FREE. Ingredients are fairtrade, organic and locally sourced wherever possible and are individually chosen for their functional health benefits-chai and spirulina for stamina, quinoa and hemp protein for recovery, maca root which acts as a natural adoptogen and camu camu which bolsters the immune system. Fuel your adventure with RUSH Endurance Bars- the natural choice for professional athletes and everyday health enthusiasts! Nutrition (per 50g bar): 182 calories, 5g protein, 24g complex carbs, 8g healthy fats and 5g dietary fibre.. www.rushbar.co.za

32Gi

TRUMAG TABS www.32GI.com TruMag Tabs are the first true slow release magnesium. Each tablet releases for 8 continuous hours and is 100% absorbed (100% bioavailability). The patented product is unique in that it is infused with L-Carnitine, which is a free fatty acid transporter to the mitochondria that ultimately assists with the processing of fat for energy. The combination of magnesium and Carnitine is an athlete’s dream supplement, specifically due to the slow release maximum absorption rate. TruMag is easy and convenient to use; as simple as taking 1 tablet twice a day (morning and night) for 7 days and then dropping down to 1 tablet a day for maintenance. This 7-day load is not for the magnesium absorption as that is an immediate benefit - the Carnitine takes 7 days to be absorbed into the system completely. When taking TruMag, you can expect a reduction in the risk of cramping, delayed onset of muscle fatigue, less muscle stiffness after hard sessions (reduction of DOMS), immunity strengthening, and an increased benefit in fat fuelling ability (assuming that you also eat correctly).

CONGRATULATIONS! AZHAR PANCHBHAI

You are the winner of the T3 Multisports, Huub & TriathlonPlus SA “win a wetsuit from HUUB” competition!

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ISLAND TRIBE

SPF 50 CLEAR GEL

www.islandtribe.co.za RRP - R129.95

The new SPF 50 Clear Gel sunscreen is an upgraded replacement for the world famous Island Tribe SPF 40 clear gel sunscreen (the surfer’s sunscreen). The product is unrivalled for water resistance and lasts for at least 4 hours submerged in water. This product is ideal for water sports, endurance sports and is safe for kids, so you can rest assured that your kids are protected whilst in the sun this summer. The product is dermatologist approved, irritancy tested, and offers broad spectrum UVA protection in terms of ISO 24443.

BLU SMOOTH

MK1 OPEN WATER WETSUIT RRP - R1 899 The blu smooth MK1 unisex swimming wetsuit utilises the finest materials and combines innovative design with quality construction. Designed by Kevin Richards to suit open water swimmers and triathletes of all levels, the MK1 delivers what any quality swimming wetsuit should and at a realistic price. Flexibility achieved through simple yet clever design combined with quality materials that vary in thickness in key areas. Quality construction and fabrics combine to provide maximum warmth without restricting swimming efficiency. Contact details : customercare@ blusmooth.com

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WATTBIKE

WATTBIKE www.wattbike.com

ENDLESS POOLS

FASTLANE

Swim training in an Endless Pool Fastlane® is like swimming in open water – no turns, no shared lanes, no stopping. By eliminating turns, you get a better understanding of your true open water endurance. The water flow from the swim unit is wider than your body and deeper than your stroke, creating a smooth, comfortable, river-like current to swim against. Train as long as you want, on your schedule. What’s more, you’ll have the resources to do an entire triathlon in your neighbourhood – even practice transitions at home!  An underwater mirror allows you to monitor your stroke in real time. Seeing the benefits an Endless Pool provides, many leading triathletes and coaches have installed Endless Pools to provide their clients with the best possible tools to improve their swim technique. Swim Like a Fish Swim for miles without ever moving a metre! Proud dealers of Endless Pools Stephanie : 0833216990 Rudi: 0828800313

XLAB

REFILLABLE TORPEDO HYDRATION SYSTEM info@bicicletta.co.za

This ultralight and refillable horizontal aerobar hydration system combines cutting-edge aerodynamics with state-of-the-art ergonomics, and solves the triathlete’s need for an easily accessible and refillable hydration system that doesn’t slow them down or add drag. The BPA-Free XLAB Refillable Torpedo Hydration System has a 26-ounce capacity and is available in 2 different series. The 100 series features the Aero bottle, an aluminium mount, and a nylon composite cage with clear bite valves. The 400 model features the Aero bottle, carbon mount and a carbon cage with colour coordinated bite valve and spacers. Each series model is available with red or magenta accents. Refill Upgrade Kits will also be available for current Torpedo mounts and cages.

CYTOSPORT

CYTOMAX 2KG www.cytomax.com

Exclusive to Cytomax products, Alpha-LPolyLactate™ is a proprietary energy source proven to provide energy longer and faster. Cytomax lowers acid in muscles, which prevents burning and cramping during training and helps reduce soreness and speed recovery. Email: thewrightstuff@501.co.za

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If your experience of training indoors is sitting for hours on a turbo trainer randomly pedalling away, then you might have just been wasting your time. Training using heart rate and power on a Wattbike means you can exercise at exactly the right intensity for optimal gains based on your fitness. Establish your training zones on a Wattbike and you’ll have the most time-efficient training method available to a triathlete at any level.

CYTOSPORT

MUSCLE MILK RTD www.musclemilk.com 414ml Muscle Milk Ready-to-Drink (RTD) is a proteinenhanced functional beverage that promotes sustained energy, lean muscle growth, and recovery from exercise with a milkshake-like taste. Muscle Milk provides a precise blend of 25 grams of premium protein, healthy fats, good carbohydrates, and 20 vitamins and minerals in a lactosefree, gluten-free formula. Email: thewrightstuff@501.co.za

CYTOSPORT

CYTOMAX DROPS www.cytomax.com

Cytomax Energy Drops™ are a fully portable, chewable means by which athletes can carry additional fuel on longer efforts or when travelling. Delivering a precise blend of carbohydrates and essential electrolytes, Cytomax Energy Drops may be used before and during training. Each portable pouch provides ten individual chews. Email: thewrightstuff@501.co.za

CYTOSPORT

MUSCLE MILK 1KG www.musclemilk.com Muscle Milk consists of a precise blend of multi-source proteins, functional fats, low-sugar carbohydrates and 20 vitamins and minerals in a lactose-free formula. Muscle Milk is an ideal nutritional choice whether you are a performance athlete, watching your diet, or simply desire to gain strength & maintain lean muscle mass. Email: thewrightstuff@501.co.za


HUUB

AERIOUS WETSUIT www.t3multisports.co.za

BIOGEN

One suit, two differing buoyancies and the perfect combination of what you need to really maximise your potential. Flexibility, stretch, stroke alignment and the exclusive X-O Skeleton. No other suit mid-level wetsuit on the market today helps your stroke, kick and body position like the Aerious. Available in two differing buoyancies(4:4 and 3:5), with the unique X-O Skeleton to aid body and arm crossover alignment for correct positioning and reduced snaking/fish tailing in the water. Combine this with the most flexible lining material available and neoprene flexibility, thickness and stretch combination that is unmatched in the industry and you have all the help you need in the swim.

ENERGY PORRIDGE www.biogen.co.za

BIOGEN

ENERGY OATS BARS www.biogen.co.za A great tasting, high performance endurance bar with added L-glutamine, electrolytes, D-ribose & phosphates. An ideal electrolyte replacement that also boosts energy levels! Biogen Energy Oats Bars combine great taste with quality ingredients in order to assist with better performance, or just for an anytime energy snack in the day. These crunchy, rolled oat textured energy bars are available in both a chocolate coated apple flavour and a sweeter, yoghurt coated berry option.

BIOGEN

ENERGY GELS www.biogen.co.za As a renowned supplier of sports, vitamins and energy products, Biogen have finally reintroduced the ever popular glycogen and electrolyte replacement Energy Gels back onto the market. Providing a combination of slower and faster releasing carbohydrates and electrolytes, Biogen Energy Gels offer an ideal and convenient way to boost energy and improve performance whilst reducing fatigue and cramping. Now in 3 brand new, tasty flavours including Naartjie, Vanilla and a caffeine variant in the form of Cafe Latte. Available from Dis-Chem Pharmacies, Leading Pharmacy Group and Cycle Lab stores nationwide. For more info visit: www.biogen.co.za or follow @BiogenSA on Twitter.

HUUB

TRANSITION BAG www.t3multisports.co.za Tired of struggling with plastic boxes?  Want to look look super cool and composed when entering transition? Then check out the HUUB transition bag! This bag’s 32-litre volume has enough space for all your race day gear and is designed to be comfortable enough to exercise with. The waterproof compartment is big enough to carry up to a size XL wetsuit. Huge to store all your essential tri gear. Waterproof storage area for wetsuits and tri-suits (up to size XL). Storage compartments for shoes and helmets. Multiple pockets for storing tools, cards and key essentials. Padded straps for improved comfort. Back padding with mesh fabric for cooler body moulded comfort. Large entry for ease of kit location. Reflective trim for night/morning riding. Inner mesh sleeve for laptops and goggles.  The list of features goes on and on.

HUUB

AXENA WETSUIT www.t3multisports.co.za Every superhero needs a suit . . . enter the HUUB aXena!  The net result of over 12 months of refinement and working with athletes across the globe.  Named after Caroline Steffen, also known as ‘Xena’, this suit sees HUUB taking the NBR composite -39 X-O skeleton™ and wrapping the thighs and hips to deliver increased buoyancy and improved body alignment. The exclusive Bicep-Release™ provides improved arm flexion and Calf Release™ gives the achilles and calf muscle freedom of movement, allowing you to strike fear in the hearts of your competition. 3mm upper body flexibility and 5mm composite materials have been tested to be deliver significantly better buoyancy than any other neoprene on the market and HUUB have the test data to prove it.

HUUB

SWIM SKIN www.t3multisports.co.za Whether you are heading to World Champs, competing in a non-wetsuit swim or looking for the ultimate swim training suit, the HUUB Swim Skin SKN-1 is the greatest tool to aid your potential in any non-wetsuit swim environment.  Produced from the finest Italian fabric with panels placed in specific locations to replicate the already proven X-O Skeleton of HUUB wetsuit, these suits compress the body shape to reduce frontal drag, redistribute body mass to change the body’s centre of buoyancy and smooth your profile surface. Not only will you feel like a World Champ, but will soon be swimming like one too.

HUUB

TRIATHLON SUITS www.t3multisports.co.za By creating a harmony of fabrics, coatings and tested designs, HUUB bring you the perfect all distance tri suit. Low friction, lower weight, lower fluid and heat absorption combine with a fit pattern unique to HUUB. Exhaustive research and testing sees the creation of a garment you’ll never want to take off.

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