Want to get geared up? Shop on our team stores and links below to enjoy some exclusive discounts by supporting our sponsors and partners!


Shopping through some of links below may help directly support Chicago-based endurance sports programs and initiatives (without costing you anything additional – in fact giving you discounts too!). Many of our partners and sponsors provide discounts and special offers when you shop via our partner and affiliate links below – but you can get even bigger VIP team discount codes (that we can’t share publicly) by joining our 4STAR CLUB! So encourage your friends to shop here to support local charity partners and programs like our #SwimSafe #LadybugProject that helps provide free open water swim buoys to encourage safe swimming & open water skills clinics in Chicago!

4 STAR ENDURANCE gives an additional 4% back from all our programs and services to local Chicago-based endurance sports programs and charities. Learn more or become one of our charity partners at 4starendurance.com/charity

BUT FIRST! Consider joining the 4 STAR CLUB and USA TRIATHLON to enjoy more exclusive “VIP” team discounts, perks, and special offers!


Get Premium TrainingPeaks, access to all our training plans, and exclusive team discounts!


Join USAT to enjoy waived license fees at races, support the industry, races, clubs, and enjoy exclusive community discounts and perks!


Shop for custom-branded team gear at our SQUAD LOCKER store, or click here to get $10 off your first order or click here to get 20% off your first order at our SWIM OUTLET team store!



Shop for custom-branded swimming and triathlon gear at our SwimOutlet.com store via the banner link below or visit https://www.swimoutlet.com/collections/4star:


Coach Chris, aka “the IronMonster”, has put together lists of various types of “kit” he recommends with direct AMAZON shopping links for those who want to shop online for gear, gadgets, and technology products for endurance sports. Visit kit.co/ironmonster for shopping tips, suggestions, video tips, and direct shopping links to products he recommends!


Below you’ll find some of our affiliated sponsors and partners – highlighting some of the best sports performance and fitness products we like, use, and recommend! Shop through our affiliate links to help support this website and our programs – and in many cases get a sweet little discount too! But don’t forget to join our 4 STAR CLUB for exclusive team discount codes and special offers above and beyond what you’ll find below!

The Hive | Honey StingerHoneyStinger is a great brand for endurance sports fueling products including gels, chews, waffles, and more! Their honey-based products are easy to digest and quickly absorbed without causing a sugar crash like other sweeteners!15% off HONEY STINGER LINK
Zealios makes great zinc-based sunscreen and skin care products including all natural, vegan, aloe-based skin lubricant & chamois cream to reduce chaffing while running & cycling. Try their great shampoo and conditioner for swimmers too – and shop via our link to get 15% off!ZEALIOS LINK
Fleet Feet Logo - Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10KFleet Feet is one of the top rated running specialty stores in Chicago (and across the country!), with great gear, fun runs, and more… and don’t miss their clearance webpage for up to 50% off!
FleetFeet.com – Save up to 50% on Clearance Running Shoes, Shirts, Sports Bras and More!
Balega socks are some of our favorites for blister resistance – try their SILVER lining anti-microbial… they might seem expensive for technical socks, but they are well worth it… your feet will thank you!!!BALEGA LINK

RecoveryForAthletes.com provides great deals on recovery tools, nutrition, fitness equipment, fitness tech devices, and more!

Purchase the Core Body Temp Sensor, various recovery tools, Garmin watch, Garmin Power Meter, Indoor Spin Bike, Foam Roller, Rowing Machine, Treadmill, or fuel up with recovery products – you can find it all here!
Recovery For Athletes LINK
MyZone MZ-Switch review - Women's RunningMYZONE produces several great heart rate monitor options, with HR-based gamification that breeds accountability and results. Shop via our link here to get $50 off either their popular MZ-3 (a strap that is similar to the Polar H9/H10 in that it can connect via ANT+, Bluetooth, and Analog to fitness equipment), or their newest MZ-SWITCH for the most versatile HR monitor solution – a sensor that can do both PPG (optical) and EKG (chest strap) in one device to get the best of both worlds… use the EKG strap for greater accuracy and PPG for more comfort and convenience as an arm band or even to track HR while swimming!MYZONE LINK
Wahoo Fitness takes Strava indoors with the Segments cycling appKICKR BIKE: How to Use the Smart Fit System | Wahoo Fitness Blog
Wahoo KICKR, Climb and Headwind Bundle | Turbo Trainers | wiggle.com
Wahoo makes some of the best industry leading smart trainers, including the new smart bike, and great accessories like a HR-controlled cooling fan, desk, riser block, bike computers, watches, HR monitors, etc… the list goes on!

We personally use the WAHOO KICKR CORE as a great all around trainer because both the KICKR and CORE have up to three bluetooth channels to help avoid connectivity problems. Shop through this link to help support out website, and don’t miss their OUTLET for ongoing discounts and bundles!
KT TAPE is the gold standard “duct-tape for athletes” – handy to tape up your knees, back, etc. to help avoid and recover from injuries!KT TAPE LINK
Vevor Steel Av Cart Media Cart With Cord Management 27-41 Inch Height AdjustableVevor Folding Wagon Cart, Collapsible Folding Garden Cart W/ Shade Beach UtilityVevor is a supplier of industrial and commercial carts, desks, etc. – and has fantastic low-budget options for “industrial” style indoor cycling desks and carts!

The folding outdoor carts are very handy for carting around equipment like coolers and tents at outdoor events!

INSIDE TRACKER provides athlete-focused blood testing with customized reports and tracking app platform that help you make sense of your blood panels as an athlete focused on fueling your body smarter through nutrition! Join the 4 STAR CLUB to receive our 25% off team discount code to get tested with several convenient options:
1. Visit a Quest Diagnostic center near you,
2. Upload test results from a prior blood draw, or
3. Schedule a mobile blood draw and they’ll come to you!

(You’ll also have an option to share your results with your coach if you like – but this is completely optional)
VIOME provides health and Gut Intelligence testing through blood and stool testing that can be completed from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Get your customized nutrition report today!VIOME LINK
AMAZFIT makes low cost but high quality sports tech devices, including a unique bluetooth+wifi weight SMART SCALE (that tracks your heart rate – for under $50!), Heart-Rate monitor Ear Buds (under $80), Sleeping Ear Buds (to help improve your sleep!), smart watches, and one of the best low cost fitness trackers (under $40). They are now also developing treadmills and more home fitness tech!AMAZFIT LINK
Amazon.com: WYZE Smart Scale, Body Fat Scale, Wireless Digital Bathroom  Scale for Body Weight, BMI, Body Fat Percentage Tracker, Heart Rate  Monitor, Body Composition Analyzer, App, Bluetooth, 400 lb Black : HealthWYZE makes several great super-low-cost home technology products, including some of our favorites like their Noise-cancelling Bluetooth Headphones (under $60!), a $20 Bluetooth Weight Scale (sync it with TrainingPeaks via GoogleFit, etc!), and even low cost $15 COVID tests!WYZE LINK
Lumen is the world’s first hand-held, portable device to accurately measure metabolism. Once available only to top athletes, in hospitals and clinics, metabolic testing is now available to everyone. Lumen uses a CO2 sensor and flow meter to determine the CO2 concentration in a single breath. This indicates the type of fuel your body is using to produce energy. Shop and use code “4starendurance25” to get $25 off a Lumen at https://www.lumen.me?fid=1574
BioSense is a clinical-grade FDA-registered breath ketone monitor in a consumer-friendly design that is HSA/FSA eligible. BioSense ketone test results are reported in units called ACEs – a unit that translates parts per million (ppm) of breath acetone into a blood ketone equivalent. This Ketone Score is a summary of how long and how deeply you’ve been in ketosis on any given day. This is important because research suggests that a daily Ketone Score of 120 is associated with a fat loss rate of about 0.5 pounds/week. Follow our link to receive a $20 discount when you join the 4 STAR CLUB and use this device alongside our 4 STAR ENDURANCE metabolic efficiency workouts and private coaching to train (and eat!) smarter! BioSense LINK
Quantum Energy Squares raises $2.5 million | 2021-03-25 | Food Business NewsQUANTUM ENERGY BITES
Click this link to get $5 off the QUANTUM ENERGY BITES – the “caffeinated” bars you’ll find on IRONMAN courses this year!
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Join the 4 STAR CLUB to receive 10% off the Frontier X, the world’s first and only chest-worn Smart Heart Monitor that provides real-time continuous feedback on your Heart & Lungs – continuous ECG monitoring and real-time vibration alerts for Heart Rate, Effort & Cardiac Strain for athletic training, cardiac rehabilitation and remote monitoring. So basically your coach, doctor, family, etc. can see and monitor your live ECG while you’re out running, biking, etc. – or review it after a workout!
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Need a low cost, basic GPS bike computer for under $40? Or a 2% accurate direct-drive smart trainer under $750? Or a speed/cadence sensor for under $20? How about an optical armband HR monitor for under $50? Or a battery powered car & bike pump? Shop at CYCPLUS using code “4STAR” via this affiliate link to enjoy 5% off some great low-budget cycling technology products @ https://www.cycplus.com/?ref=874ek5vq9m
OMRON makes medical and heart health-focused devices including blood pressure monitors, weight scales, and more. One of our favorite products is their “Complete” Blood Pressure Monitor + EKG that integrates “Kardia” technology from AliveCor, the market leader in FDA-cleared personal EKG technology, and uses an advanced new algorithm for improved detection of AFib. OMRON LINK
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is wellue-massage2-download-1024x1024.jpgWellue makes medical grade health & fitness equipment for medical professionals and everyday consumers at great prices! From portable ultrasound machines all the way down to body temp monitors for under $25, you can find a wide variety of great products from Wellue… and we now have a 10% off discount code set up to save even more! A few items to note:
– Medical grade heart rate monitors for under $70 that don’t cause chaffing from a chest strap by using adhesive patches!
Handheld EKG for under $90 to monitor heart health
DUAL-HEAD massage gun for under $120 to speed up recovery
Bluetooth Thermometer for under $35
Bluetooth Oximeter with continuous, real-time monitoring for under $100!
Bluetooth Blood Pressure monitors for under $50!
Bluetooth Weight Scale for under $50!
Check out many of the low cost, but “medical-grade” monitoring gadgets for your heart health, blood pressure, weight, as well as real-time, temp, blood oxygen, and more from Wellue! Simply use code “4STAR” and receive 10% off all their great products at https://getwellue.com/?ref=4star
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is ChicagoTri-1024x317.pngCHICAGO TRIATHLON – Enjoy $10 off the Chicago Triathlon when you join the 4 STAR CLUB – plus, enjoy a special CLUB TEAM tent at both the SWIM START and FINISH LINE to meet up with your coaches, friends, and family! Friends & Family are welcome to join us on race day to cheer you on from both of our exclusive CLUB TEAM tent areas!
HOKA ONE ONE - Athletic Shoes | Tradehome ShoesHOKA produces some of the best cushioned running shoes with a wide variety of options for all athlete types and conditions. These are hands down our favorite brand of running shoes! Great cushioning, support, and they are high mileage shoes that are designed to last!HOKA LINK (Canada only)
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Insta360 produces great action cameras including the tiny INSTA360 GO2, the versatile INSTA360 ONE R , and 360 degree INSTA360 ONE X2… shop via the following 4STAR links for bonus gifts with purchase (e.g. free selfie stick, cases, etc.)!
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thumbnailDJI makes innovative video camera gimbals, drones, and action cameras that are similar to GO PRO and INSTA360. Ideal for triathlon and endurance sports – particularly their DJI ACTION 2.DJI LINK
ANKER produces some of the highest quality electronics charging technology – USB chargers, power strips, battery packs and 3D printers, and more. They are one of the leading innovators of the newest GaN (Gallium Nitride) devices which allows for smaller devices with faster charging technology that also produces less heat! Great for your pain cave, any place you want your tech generating less heat, or any on-the-go charging technology needs!ANKER LINK
NEBULA makes some of the highest quality home and professional grade projectors that are battery powered and feature both horizontal and vertical “automatic keystone” technology – perfect for creating the ultimate home “pain cave” experience with 100″+ screen sizes, or taking an immersive experience outdoors or on the go!NEBULA LINK
ASUS makes great performing, lower cost computers, wifi “gaming” routers, and projectors (among other tech) and they are always a great overall value for a well-designed, stylish, high quality tech products!ASUS
BLACKVIEW makes “ruggedized” phones and tablets that are low cost and durable with long battery life – rated to “military grade”…. a great option if you want to add a second device/screen for trainer workouts on your bike!BLACK
YESOUL makes inexpensive “Peloton Bike” alternatives that work with Zwift and most popular cycling apps – the S3 model is a great option if you want to get someone new into virtual cycling for under $400-500 all in since it’s a basic spin bike that can broadcast power data! Use our link to get 10% off but note that these bikes are smaller overall so will only fit saddle heights for individuals up to about 6’1″YESOUL LINK


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