Enduro Word Of The Week (WOW): Neapolitan
In this new weekly feature, Competitor Magazine senior editor Erin Beresini helps you expand your endurance vocabulary.
In this new weekly feature, Competitor Magazine senior editor Erin Beresini expands your endurance vocabulary.
neapolitan (neapoli-tan) n. : the color an endurance athlete’s legs turn after riding a bike and running in shorts of different lengths. Like the italian ice cream, the quads become a delicious mix of never-exposed lightness, peek-a-boo shaded and sun-loving dark. Most often observed when triathletes run in tiny shorts.
My goodness, check out that guy’s neapolitan!
Can also be used as a verb, as in: I’m switching up my tri shorts today because I’m neapolitanning.
Sometimes seen as sexy, the neapolitan identifies the multisport athlete when he/she hits the pool. Men must wear speedos to observe this benefit.
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