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A selection of the latest triathlon news and blog posts.
Viennot and Piampiano perfect in Peru It was hardly a surprise to see Andy Potts lead the way out of the water, but he had some company in the form of Chile's Felipe Van De Wyngard, who ended up leading off the bike by 42 to 84 seconds on a group that included Raul Tejada, Mario De Elias, Viennot, Tim Rea, Potts and TJ Tollakson.
Amorelli and Oliveira brilliant in Brazil Brazil topped both the men's and women's podium at Ironman 70.3 Florianopoiis today as Igor Amorelli and Pamella Oliveira took the top honors at the race which is set on the spectacular island in the south of Brazil.
Gonzalez, Van Vlerken win Gran Canaria Pablo Dapena Gonzalez of Spain and Yvonne Van Vlerken of the Netherlands won the elite titles at the Challenge Mogan Gran Canaria half Saturday.
Luxford, Phillips take Challenge Melbourne Annabel Luxford of Australia and Mike Phillips of New Zealand took top honors at the half distance Challenge Melbourne.
Gonzalez tops German duo in Gran Canaria, Van Vlerken dominates women's race Andreas Böcherer finished second at the 2016 Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt thanks to a 10-minute marathon PB. Kevin Mackinnon chats with a happy finisher. Was ist mytriathlon?
Bermuda Chronicles: Ben Kanute Slowtwitch: You're the man of the hour, Ben Kanute. Chattanooga. Island House. Now Texas. What happened?Ben Kanute: I've had this in me the whole time. I've had some really good coaches, but I started up with Jim Vance in late '16, early '17, one thing that helped me is an emphasis on rest, letting my fitness speak for itself.
PowerTap Slashes Prices Once upon a time a power meter cost $2,000. That is a distant memory.PowerTap was once considered an affordable alternative to SRM, with its hub-based meter, and it still is. Especially today. PowerTap's hub just dropped by a third, from $599 to $399.
Do These Wheels Make My Tires Look Fat? Not good.The key take-home of this article, if you don't read any further, is this: If you want to know the real width of your tires, the best course of action is always to measure them, using a caliper, at normal inflation pressure. Do this with the tires installed on the wheels you're actually going to use.
Race time for Andreas Boecherer Andi Boecherer offers some thoughts on "training competitions," races that you enter but know you won't be at your best. Andi Boecherer isn't letting the snow and cold get him down - he's using it as an opportunity to enhance his training through cross-country skiing.
Lessons From This Year's Surprise Boston Marathon Winner What triathletes can learn from Japanese "citizen runner" Yuki Kawauchi's shocking win in Boston. When the men's Boston Marathon winner broke the tape in Copley Square earlier this week, announcers were scrambling.
Salty Triathlete: Stop Hating on Pros A few years ago, a number of triathlon companies cleared their pro athlete rosters. They didn't want to sponsor professionals anymore, the logic went, because pros weren't as inspiring as the everyday age-grouper.
Is Intermittent Fasting a Good Idea for Athletes? Breaking your record time may have less to do with how you train and more to do with how you eat. Fans of intermittent fasting praise the eating style for its weight control benefits but according to a new study, it may also improve your performance.
Roka surges into the world of sunglasses Racing starts tomorrow at the inaugural Super League Triathlon on Hamilton Island. A look at the day ahead. We look back at an exciting weekend of racing in the United Arab Emirates and the opening of the WTS season. After almost a year away from the WTS series, Javier Gomez manufactured a decisive win at the first race of the WTS season.
Quick Set: Scale The Pyramid You can get in a quality distance workout by breaking your swim down into smaller parts. The shorter distances allow you to stay focused on technique and stroke tempo while also forcing you to stay on a challenging pace-or else risk the horror that is missing the interval.
5 Ways to Rethink Your Dinner Triathletes are always looking for the latest and greatest ways to get a performance edge. From compression wear to data analysis to the constant influx of new gear, things can get complicated-but there's one area where it pays to keep things simple: nutrition.
Toughman's Richard Izzo looks forward to a big year The Toughman Triathlon Series is gearing up for an exciting 2018. We caught up with founder Richard Izzo about some of the highlights we can expect this year.
On-The-Go Breakfast Options For The Busy Athletes Keep your first meal of the day easy and healthy with these convenient options. Eating breakfast is especially important for endurance athletes for a variety of reasons.
Tips and Tricks from One of Triathlon's Fastest Swimmers This butterflier turned long-distance swimmer turned Ironman wowed the world when she placed second in her Kona debut last year. Her not-so-secret weapon: a killer swim.
Eco-Friendly Gear for Earth Day Maybe this Earth Day you're volunteering to clean your local park, or perhaps you'll write your representatives about environmental protection. If your Earth Day activities include looking for ways to lessen your carbon footprint, consider the products you buy for swim, bike, and run.
Lionel Sanders' improved swimming and partnership with Blueseventy "A lot of wetsuits. The blueseventy Helix tested fastest among all that were tested by me, personally. Additionally, once I got to know the people behind the company and what they stand for, it really resonated well with me and the partnership was very natural.
Hands-on: Quarq TyreWiz Cycling Pressure Sensor Today Quarq announced their latest creation - the TyreWiz, which monitors your tire pressure on your bike. These small sensors attach to Presta tire values, so basically most bike tires that this target market would care about.
Could This Neurostimulation Technique Improve Athletic Performance? Sending electrical currents through the brain may make us stronger, faster, more resilient athletes. But is the tech ready for us yet? Roman doctors once sought to cure headaches by placing a live electric ray on the sufferer's forehead.
Lange takes on tough field in Gran Canaria When it came to picking our newcomer of the year you were pretty clear in your choice: Kona third-place finisher Patrick Lange was the overwhelming choice! Jan Frodeno led a German podium and other top finishes in defending his world championship title in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
This man is inspired and not easily scared Jan Kriska recently completed the 1000 mile Iditasport Extreme event in Alaska in 29 days, 20 hours and 20 minutes and he pulled all his gear in a sled behind him along the way. He attempted the same event in 2017, but did not finish it that year and returned home to North Carolina with severe frostbite instead.
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