Triathlon News


We have the latest news, blog posts and endurance sport updates for professional and amateur triathletes.

This Taco Recipe Is Perfect for Winter Use cranberries to breathe new life into taco night. Native to North America, cranberries are an antioxidant powerhouse, and recent research suggests that a special type of carbohydrate in the pucker-worthy fruit can act like a prebiotic to sprout beneficial bacteria in our guts.

Here's a Unique Chance to Compete in a World Championship The 2020 ITU World Championships will take place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-a quick trip for U.S.-based triathletes. Next summer, thousands of the world's fittest triathletes will descend upon Edmonton, Canada for the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final.

Ironman 70.3 Italy moves from Pescara to Cervia Since 2017 the Cervia region of Italy has hosted Ironman Emilia-Romagna. Now the country's only Ironman 70.3 is moving to the beautiful city on the Adriatic sea - the day after the Ironman.

Are You Up For The Challenge? Select one of the North American IRONMAN Challenges, cross the finish line in both events and you will be awarded a commemorative medal to celebrate your epic accomplishment. Are you up for the challenge? IRONMAN Challenges. High Altitude Challenge:IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder - IRONMAN Boulder.

Tested: 2 Sleep Trackers to Help You Recover Better When life got hectic and recovery time elusive, we tried turning to tech to ensure maximum zzz's. Emfit.com; $300. What: Emfit is a Finnish brand that has been involved in sleep tracking for almost 30 years, so the science behind the QS is definitely top tier.

Spotify rolls out Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Support It's been some four months since Garmin first announced Spotify integration for their music enabled wearables. This allowed those with music enabled devices to download Spotify playlists and music to their watch and play it back sans-phone, using just Bluetooth headphones.

Laguna Phuket 25th anniversary show Don't miss the coverage of one of the sport's most iconic races - the Laguna Phuket Triathlon. We've got the full television show covering the 25th anniversary of this spectacular race.

F2C Nutrition named Official Nutrition Partner of the ITU World Triathlon Store - Triathlon.org The International Triathlon Union is pleased to announce that its Official Licensing and Merchandise Partner, Tribe Solutions, has reached an exclusive agreement with F2C Nutrition Inc. to supply the World Triathlon Official Store.

The Surprising Nutritional Benefits of Mushrooms-Plus 2 Recipes to Try Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, a touch of fiber, and-surprise!-some protein, mushrooms add a party of texture and flavor to meals. Work these recipes into your weekly menu for a hearty, earthy treat.

Tri University: Should I Weave Triathlon Into My Resume? Your commitment to triathlon can make you a desirable job candidate-but only if you present it the right way. Swim. Bike. Run. Day job. Oh, right. The painful reality is that the majority of us have to work a 9 to 5 to sustain our lifestyles. It may seem like your office life and triathlon have nothing in common, but that's not totally true.

Beginner's Luck: On Falling Down Failure in life and triathlon is where the lessons are born. When coaching new triathletes, one of the most common fears they have is either learning to ride a bike or re-learning as an adult to be on two wheels. Unless you grew up as a cyclist, riding a bike as an adult can be daunting.

The Challenges Ahead for Zwift and ESports It was almost exactly two months ago that Zwift announced they received a whopping $120 million USD in new funding, whereby a large chunk of that would be spent on digital racing - known as esports.

The Best Food and Drink Storage Options for the Bike Think beyond the bento and eat and drink in perfectly-functioning, aero style. $58 ; Flowcell.co.uk. British-based Flowcell has created an excellent and sturdy top tube nutrition carrier.

50 Ways To Be A Better, Happier Athlete Whether it's qualifying for the IRONMAN World Championship, hitting on top of the podium, or achieving a personal best, nurturing the following athletic qualities will help you unlock your potential, be happier, and reach athletic excellence on race day.

This Triathlete Refuses to Let Crohn's Disease Define Him Nick Meyer had all but given up on his athletic dreams until he found triathlon. Robbin Meyer remembers the first time she noticed something was off about her son, Nick. It was 2011 and she and her husband Dan were at a swim meet watching their only child compete.

These 5 Practices Will Help You Be a Successful Athlete A long-time triathlete and runner shares her solutions to the question, "How do you stay motivated?" It's not easy-but as the saying goes, If it were easy, everyone could do it.

One-Hour Workout: Sweet Spot Bike Intervals Use this early-season bike workout to knock out the rust and improve that base threshold. This week's workout is brought to you by Alison Freeman, a coach with Boulder-based D3 Multisport. Freeman is a Level 1 USAT and Training Peaks Level II certified coach who focuses on long-course coaching for middle-of-the-pack and beginner triathletes.

Kärnten goes after Ironman 70.3 World Championship in 2022 Klagenfurt aims to make Ironman Austria the biggest Ironman race in the world this year. Now the Austrians are after both the Ironman 70.3 European and world championships.

Vicky Holland named as final member of Bahrain Endurance 13 Vicky Holland will join the Bahrain Endurance 13 team, adding another Olympic medalist to the team's impressive roster.

15 Photos of the Always-Epic Challenge Wanaka Triathlon The 2019 Challenge Wanaka triathlon featured a competitive field and exciting storylines, but it was once against the scenery that stole the show at the New Zealand race. New Zealand's own Braden Currie and Hannah Wells earned the victories in 4:00:00 and 4:31:11, respectively.

10 Tips for the Mere Mortal Beginner Triathlete Most of us manage to survive life, work difficult jobs, commute in ridiculous traffic, take care of family and community-yet we have convinced ourselves that we cannot swim, bike or run from one point to another in a little race called a triathlon. Truth: if you can grocery shop on the day before Thanksgiving, you can do a triathlon.

Javier Gomez recounts his day at Ironman 70.3 Geelong The goal was to get qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice. Check. Javier Gomez also wanted to run fast off the bike. Double check. A chat with the multi-world champion after his impressive day at Ironman 70.3 Geelong.

6 Simple Strength Moves You Can Do in the Gym Ready to test the weight room waters? Here's a great routine for getting started. Reams of research back up the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes.

The Monday Round-Up: Season Opener Down Under Gomez and Kahlefeldt golden in Geelong, ten chances to get to the Kona start line via The IRONMAN Foundation, and more buzz from around the world of endurance.

It's Time to Become an Open-Water Sighting Expert Think of this page as your Cliffs Notes on sighting, designed to prep you for your best open-water swim yet. Great sighting technique is the key to an open-water PR. It'll help you stay on course, swim the straightest line, reduce drag and maintain speed in the water.

Young Swiss talent with the spirit of Spirig and a love for the mountains - Triathlon.org Switzerland has a new multisport star in the making, and while Anja Weber looks determined to follow in the footsteps of her home country's evergreen hero Nicola Spirig and conquer the world of triathlon, the 17-year-old has a few other aces in the hole.

Gomez and Kahlefeldt jet in Geelong Javier Gomez used an speedy 1:11 half-marathon split to open his season with an impressive win, while Radka Kahlefeldt ran her way clear of Ellie Salthouse to capture the women's title at Ironman 70.3 Geelong.

Two-minute video - Ironman 70.3 Geelong recap A two-minute recap of the exciting racing at Ironman 70.3 Geelong, won by Javier Gomez and Radka Kahlefeldt.

Strava rolls out new finger-dragging route creation feature I'm sure there's many creative ways I could have titled this post, but I'm going with what I believe to be the most accurate representation of this new feature, despite my desire to channel my inner 5-year old boy self. Still, titles aside - this is actually probably the most interesting and useful new feature Strava's rolled out in years.

Casquette Live Arrives At The London Bike Show To Celebrate The Best Of Women's Cycling Casquette Live's women specific programme - created and curated by Casquette media and magazine - will have its own stage within the London Bike Show, showcasing a diverse range of interviews, discussions, tutorials and stories from the full spectrum of women's cycling.

2019 Beijing International Triathlon Is Open For Registration To register, visit www.BeijingInternationalTriathlon.com. New this year, the professional race division is draft-legal, allowing racers to closely draft off one another adding increased intensity and excitement to the competition. A field of elite pros will compete for a $100,000 prize purse.

Wells and Currie wonderful in Wanaka Kiwis Hannah Wells and Braden Currie were the class of the field in taking Challenge Wanaka, running their way clear of Americans Meredith Kessler and Andrew Starykowicz to take the New Zealand national championships.

How This Pro Chef Made His Job Fit His Passion for Triathlon Aaron Vinten shows time-crunched triathletes that healthy eating is well within reach. Ask Aaron Vinten why he became a chef, and the answer is simple: he was hungry. "Growing up, I was always on the go," recalls the 39-year-old Los Angeles resident. "Because of that, I was always hungry, so I actually cooked a lot when I was young.

Dream Team TV - The Llanelli Triathlon The first event in the inaugural Welsh Super Series, the Llanelli Triathlon features a top-class field set to begin their championship campaigns. With junior and paratriathlon titles also on the line, the race features lots of great competition.

Patrick Lange's 2019 race schedule Patrick Lange wants to break new ground for the 2019 season. After the change of scenery thanks to a move to Austria, he's also significantly changed his competition plans compared to previous years. Amongst others, he'll race at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice and compete in a half marathon in Berlin.

Meet You In Marrakech If 2019 is your year to race in exotic destinations, you need to put the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Marrakech on your calendar.

Quick Set Friday: Mix And Match Swim coach Sara McLArty shares a unique workout to take to the pool this weekend. A:: 10 min choice swim warm-up 6 min kick 16×25 on :30 2 x 6×25 w/:10 rest 150 cool-down*4200 total*. B:: 10 min choice swim warm-up 6 min kick 16×25 on :40 2 x 6×25 w/:10 rest 150 cool-down*3300 total*.

Technical Officials continue growing worldwide - Triathlon.org ITU is pleased to announce that, once again, the number of triathlon Technical Officials has increased worldwide, totalling a rise of 11% in 2018 as a direct result of the many seminars and courses that ITU held throughout the year and across the globe.

Kienle and Charles highlight Challenge Championship field Lionel Sanders and Lucy Charles were too tough on the run for their competition in taking the Challenge Championship in Samorin, Slovakia. Was ist mytriathlon?

Women's Running Seeking Editor-in-Chief Our sister publication is looking for someone to lead the brand. Pocket Outdoor Media is looking for an effective team leader, strategic thinker, and strong editor to champion the Women's Running brand!

Triathlete Love Stories That Will Make You Say Aww Whether you're single or have already met your triathlete-love, you'll enjoy reading these stories. Looking for some love-inspiration on this Valentine's Day? Based on our experience in the sport, triathlon has brought together many couples.

Why Pre-Race Nerves Can Lead to An Upset Stomach An upset stomach can be more than pre-race jitters. Here's how to teach your emotionally-triggered gut to chillax. Pre-race nerves in the form of stomach butterflies are normal-most people experience them. But when unpleasant gut upset gets physical, it can signal a more urgent matter.

Anne Haug's race plans for 2019 After her season opener in Dubai, last year's third-place finsher at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, Anne Haug, has announced the rest of her 2019 timetable. Before the big highlight in October, the 36-year-old plans four other races.

Asia renews the development contract with ITU for 2019 - Triathlon.org ITU is pleased to announce it has signed the Development Grant contract with the Asian Triathlon Confederation for 2019. A comprehensive and extensive plan to support the athletes and coaches development in the Continent, as well as to increase the participation of women in the sport on all levels.

Swim, Bike, Run, Love This Valentine's Day, we wanted to check in with other triathlon couples to learn how they balance their passion for triathlon with their passion for one another. The couple that trains together… or not.

Our Tri Love Story: 2019 Edition View the Our Tri Love Story: 2019 Edition photo gallery on Triathlon.org.

Malibu Triathlon Expands to a Half-Iron Distance The race is set to take place on Sept. 14. For the first time in the race's history, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon will offer a long-distance option consisting of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1-mile run. The 33rd running of the iconic triathlon will take place on Saturday, Sept.

Beginner's Luck: What 10 Years In Tri Has Taught Me Meredith Atwood reflects on the last decade as a triathlete and shares her biggest realization: we all have an important role in this sport. I used to care, worry and compare. I used to think what other people were doing had something to do with me. I used other people's speed to downgrade my worth.

Why This Pro Did an Open-Water Swim in 46-Degree Water Professional triathlete Eric Lagerstrom is known for his adventurous spirit, but he took it to the next level last month when he did some open-water swimming in the frigid Sandy River just outside of Portland, Oregon.

Analyzing Alex Yee's training before his ITU Cape Town World Cup win Alex Yee, the 20-year-old phenom from Great Britain, blazed into the spotlight with an impressive win at the ITU World Cup Cape Town. A look at his last four weeks of training before his big win.

Swim Faster By Training on Land Swim erg workouts can boost your fitness and lower your splits while freeing you up for bike and run-specific training.

Hands-on: SwitchLok Sports Phone Case & Mount System It's funny how I'm always on the lookout for a good bike phone mount system, despite rarely using a phone as a head unit on my road bike. Instead, I'm more practical in my phone and bike relationship: It's primarily on my city bike. Yet at the same time, every time I go out on a road/mountain bike I've got my phone in my back pocket.

The Greatest Nutrition Lessons of Dave Scott's Career Dave Scott is one of the Ironman greats of all time, but some bad nutritional advice may have cost him more than he'll ever know. Amazingly, six-time Ironman winner Dave Scott's best competitive years coincided with his worst nutritionally. At age 64, Scott certainly looks like a guy who takes care of himself.

Sneak Peek: March / April 2019 Triathlete Magazine For all the triathlon trekkers out there, we hope this special explorers' issue sparks new excitement about the amazing places our wonderful sport takes us. The Ultimate 2019 Travel Guide for Triathletes: Featuring eight places worth the wait. Spin the globe and check out pro tips on where to race, and how to train for the stunning terrain.

Winter Tri World Champions Crowned in Frigid Asiago, Italy It was a clear, but freezing day, at the 2019 ITU Winter World Triathlon World Championships on Saturday, Feb. 9 with temperatures in Asiago, Italy sitting at - 12 degrees. Russia once again proved to be the country to beat when it comes to winter triathlon.

One-Hour Workout: Strip Poker Swim Set Slowly get naked to help improve your feel for the water. This week's workout comes from Colorado-based Grant Holicky of Forever Endurance. Holicky is a former pro triathlete who uses his background as a swim coach as the bedrock for his cycling and triathlon training.

A Race-Week Checklist for Your Next Triathlon You've done all the hard work, but the days and weeks before your triathlon can be make-or-break. Here are the checklists you'll need to minimize the unknowns. If you're the type of triathlete who likes to be fully prepared and organized, these are the triathlon checklists for you.

Ben Hoffman signs with Cervelo "Ben and Kelsey embody a community that has always inspired us to push the boundaries of efficiency and performance," says Lesley Loughlin, Cervélo's Marketing Manager, Triathlon. "At the same time, they know how to encourage others, and how to have fun on and around the course.

Garmin takes over Tacx Sports watch manufacturer Garmin will take over indoor trainer specialist Tacx. The aim of the acquisition is "a seamless, pleasant and motivating indoor and outdoor experience for cyclists."

Garmin Acquires Tacx: Detailed analysis and what it means to you In what is unquestionably the biggest sports tech news of the year, Garmin announced today the acquisition of Tacx - the privately held Dutch company that makes trainers, water bottles, and tools.

Does Running Hurt Your Knees? Let's put this debate to rest. It's the statement every endurance athlete has heard: "Running will ruin your knees!" The warning is repeated so often and so adamantly-it seems almost everyone knows someone who had their joints ruined by running. "It's just not healthy," they insist.

The Cape Town Retro Run 5K Race Report Oh yes, you're getting a race report. Mostly because I slacked off on doing race reports last year on my races and y'all called me on it. So now you're getting a race report for anything I'll have a bib and/or timing chip for. And in this case, that's both of those.

Application Window for 2019 Women For Tri Triathlon Club Grants Now Open Multiple $2,500 grants will be awarded to tri clubs to support efforts to increase female participation and engagement.

Louise Atkinson, Canadian world triathlete with grand ambition - Triathlon.org Triathlon has paved a road to recovery for Louise Atkinson, an age-group triathlete representing Canada. Since 2006 the sport has been a way of life for the 68-year-old, who has competed in every ITU World Triathlon Grand Final since 2013 and also back in 2010.

The Winner Of Our Reader Cover Contest Is… This inspirational triathlete will be on the cover of our June 2019 issue. A warm-hearted CONGRATULATIONS to our Reader Cover Contest winner Michelle Bandur of Omaha, Nebraska.

Photos from the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship Pavel Andreev took his seventh ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship in the Altipiano of Asiagon, while fellow Russian, U23 competitor Daria Rogozina, took the Elite women's races in the 8 km run, 14 km moutain bike and 12 km ski event.

A Unique Winter Triathlon Destination: Doha, Qatar Triathlete.com contributor Adam W. Chase reports on his experience spectating the Doha Triathlon in Qatar.

Americans Get 3 Podium Spots In 2019 ITU Opener South Africa's beautiful capital city was once again the setting for ITU's now traditional season opener, the sprint-distance Cape Town World Cup. Warm February sunshine was offset by some blustery wind and cold waters to keep the athletes on their toes.

Italy collects 30 medals in the Asiago Wintertri Age Group Worlds - Triathlon.org More than 350 triathletes from 17 different countries gathered this weekend in the Italian Altopiano di Asiago to compete at the 2019 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships, with athletes from ages 16 to 85 racing over a 4km run, 7km on their mountain bikes and 7km of cross country, all the legs taking place in the snow.

Sleep Your Way to a New Triathlon PR Here's how-even for the suckiest of sleepers. Three-time Ironman world champion Mirinda Carfrae wears by it. 2018 Kona runner-up Bart Aernouts averages over eight hours per day of it. Coach Matt Dixon calls it a "massively important" part of every training plan he writes.

The Monday Round-Up Certified Piedmontese Beef, in conjunction with IRONMAN, announced a partnership to help provide IRONMAN triathlon and endurance athletes with "The Healthier Beef Option." The new partnership makes Certified Piedmontese the Official Beef Sponsor of IRONMAN North America.

Ueda and Yee capture Cape Town opener Japan's Ai Ueda and Great Britain's Alex Yee ran their way clear to take the 2019 world cup opener in Cape Town.

Triathlon World Cup: GB's Alex Yee claims first win in Cape Town Britain's Alex Yee claims his first ITU Triathlon World Cup win after surging from 34th place on the final leg to take victory in Cape Town.

Alex Yee and Ai Ueda stride to Cape Town golds - Triathlon.org South Africa's beautiful capital city was once again the setting for ITU's now traditional Elite triathlon season-opener, the Cape Town World Cup, where the warm February sunshine was offset by some blustery wind and cold waters to keep the athletes on their toes.

Russia claims the first ever 2x2 Wintertri Mixed Relay World title - Triathlon.org The 2x2 format is a new addition to the ITU catalog of events, and for the Asiago Winter Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships consisted of teams of one man and one women doing each one of them two laps on a circuit of 2km running, 4km on a MTB and a final 3km of cross-country ski.

Tuff Fitty Triathlon Club Present The Frosty The event is a very successful annual competition with the 2019 event being the 24th staging of the event. The Frosty is traditionally held on the first Sunday in March each year and as the name implies we have seen frost and also snow as well as fine sunny weather.

Russia crowned again World Champion of Winter Triathlon - Triathlon.org With the thermometer marking - 12 degrees and under a clear sky in the Italian Altipiano of Asiago, Russia has shown once more to the world that they are the country to beat when it comes to winter triathlon.

Wildflower Unexpectedly Cancels 2019 Event Organizers cited "several external circumstances" beyond their control. In what will feel like déjà vu for many triathletes, the organizers of the Wildflower Experience have announced that the event has been cancelled for 2019.

Meet Antonina Reznikov. Super-mom. Super-athlete. The three-time Israman champion is a hometown hero for more than just her success at the Israman. She's inspiration personified.

3 Tips to Help You Be a Fitter, Healthier Triathlete at 50+ As we get older, the training focus needs to shift toward preservation and protection. As we roll into our 50s, the health benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle become much more apparent. This is partly due to the decline in our physiological systems that are affected by the aging process.

DreamTeam TV - Ironman Wales Ironman Wales takes place amidst the castles and stunning landscapes of Pembrokeshire on the South Wales coast. After a 2.4 mile sea swim in the historic setting of Tenby, a challenging 112 mile bike ride takes in some big climbs before athletes face the 26.2 mile run to the finish.

RunScribe shifts away from consumer focus, but also launches new features Earlier this week RunScribe announced two news tidbits to the world. First, that they're going to shift focus away from the direct to consumer market, and instead focus more of business to business interactions, such as clinics and related groups. And secondly, they rolled out a new feature for existing folks called ShoePrints.

Need to Know: Iliac Artery Endofibrosis If you're spending a lot of time tucked into your tri bike, noticeable fatigue in one leg could be the sign of a medical issue.

Quick Set: Half And Half Coach Sara McLarty shares a swim workout every Friday so you have new ideas to take to the pool. A:: 750 warm-up 7×100 @ 1:50 7×50 @ :55 12×25 @ :30 200 IM 8×100 pull @ 1:25 3×300 swim @ 4:30 400 cool-down *4100 total*. B:: 500 warm-up 5×100 @ 2:30 5×50 @1:10 10×25 @ :40 8×100 pull @ 1:55 3×200 swim @ 4:00 400 cool-down *3300 total*.

Warming Up Is Always a Good Idea-but It's a Must During the Winter We've got tips-and four drills!-to help you master your winter warm-up. Baby, it's cold outside, and you're ready to put on your highest tech thermal gear and get out there already. Wait a sec-you're almost ready. Doing a warm-up is smart any time of year, but it's especially important when the mercury drops.

Fueling Tips for Early Morning Athletes You're not doing yourself any favors by not grabbing some food before your early morning training sessions. Nancy Clark offers some insights on how best to fuel yourself before you train in the morning.

Set the Right Goals for Your 2019 Triathlon Season "Goal setting is a phenomenal tool, but it can be weaponized against itself." It's a new season and you've got big new plans-just, hopefully, not too big. A huge percentage of New Year's resolutions fail in the first month, says Bob Weinberg, a professor of sports behavior and performance at Miami University of Ohio.

Ironman Hamburg reveals new bike course The third edition of Ironman Hamburg wil feature yet another new bike course. The new 180 km route will go through the harbor and over the Köhlbrand Bridge.

5 Yoga Poses for Triathletes Counteract your body's imbalances from triathlon's repetitive movements with these poses, designed specifically for triathletes. This winter, your weekly workout routine could benefit from a few simple yoga poses.

10 Tools Every Athlete Should Have In Their Kitchen Get the gadgets you need to easily whip up home-cooked fuel and create a stronger, leaner and healthier you.

Winter Triathlon World Champs to be crowned in the Italian Alps - Triathlon.org The heavy snowstorms that have crossed Europe in the last few weeks have turned the Italian Altipiano in the best possible scenario for the Winter Triathlon World Championships.

SRAM Unveils 12-Speed E-Groupset More than just adding another gear, eTap AXS looks to change the way we shift. Today SRAM announced a huge upgrade to its existing wireless electronic groupset-eTap-with the release of eTap AXS.

Parys Edwards winds down her pro career Meet Parys Edwards, a former South African professional field-hockey player who turned her sights to a pro triathlon career racing for Great Britain. We caught up with her after her final pro race at the Israman Triathlon.

Can't-Miss Advice for Your First Destination Race Traveling to your first destination race? Follow these top tips for a smooth trip. Christina Roberts, who races with the Minneapolis-area Gear West team, says her first destination race was planned with the motto: "Minimize logistics and unknowns." "My first travel race was Escape From Alcatraz," Roberts explains.

SRAM announces new electronic gruppo American component manufacturer SRAM has released a new 12-speed version of its electronic top group: "Red eTap AXS". The details of the new high-end groupset.

SRAM RED eTAP AXS Hands-on: Everything To Know About The Smart Tech Today SRAM announces their latest RED groupset lineup, SRAM RED eTAP AXS for road and off-road. This groupset shifts from a more traditional 11-speed cassette arrangement to a 12-speed cassette configuration. It also eschews any mechanical only version of the setup, going with only their wireless eTAP shifting option.

Should Triathletes Do Plyometric Training? We all know plyometrics are good for increasing explosive power. But can "jump training" help endurance athletes as well? Plyometric exercises are typically used by sprinters and power athletes to develop their fast twitch muscle fibers and improve their speed and agility.

Keeping up with Luis Alvarez He has traveled the globe to race every single IRONMAN course in the world, climbed all Seven Summits including Everest, and much, much more. But he wasn't always such an active thrill-seeker. It is hard to imagine now, but at 23 years old, Luis Alvarez was a stressed out smoker, weighing over 200 pounds and unable to finish a two-mile walk.

ASICS World Triathlon Team 2019 calendar confirmed - Triathlon.org ITU's expansive development partnership with high-performance sports equipment giant ASICS enters its second season this year, ready to build on the performances and progress of 2018.

It's Time to Understand What Those Nutrition Label Claims Actually Mean A registered dietitian examines common nutrition labels to help the public understand the true meanings behind them. There are thousands of packaged foods in the supermarket, and picking out the best items for your health isn't as simple as looking at the nutrition facts label.

Ironman 70.3 Dubai in pictures Holly Lawrence and Adam Bowden put themselves in a position for a million-dollar payday thanks to their wins at Ironman 70.3 Dubai. The day in photos.

COROS APEX Multisport GPS Watch In-Depth Review I don't think there's any sports technology GPS watch startup that's being watched as closely by GPS watch industry giants as COROS is. Now as you'll see, it may not be entirely for the reasons you think, but no matter the reason - they are definitely be watched.

I've Picked My Next Triathlon! When Do I Start Training? Coach Drew Sapp breaks down the basics of building up to the biggest race in your season. Asking when to begin training for your target event-or "A-race"-is a common question. First, assess your current and past involvement with triathlon, current fitness, and years of experience.

Stars come out for Cape Town's World Cup curtain-raiser - Triathlon.org The 2019 ITU season kicks off this weekend in the now familiar setting of the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town, where the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and Green Point Park's impressive stadium will be the location for more high-octane sprint-distance racing, all framed by the mighty Table Mountain.

Race Radar: Enea IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia From the IRONKIDS race on Friday, to the family zone on the city beach open the entire race weekend, to all the other activities on race day, Enea IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia is a perfect destination to take the whole family for a summer trip to Poland. G: Gdynia.

Salty Triathlete: In Defense of Fast Food "You're a triathlete. You must be a health nut. What do you eat? You probably eat super healthy. You, like never go to Mcdonald's right?" Sorry to disappoint every person who's ever asked me this, but I definitely go to McDonald's-and not just because the Oreo McFlurry is amazing.

Jan Frodeno announces 2019 race schedule Where will the two-time Kona champ be racing this year? A look at Jan Frodeno's upcoming race plans.

4 Fruits And Veggies You Should Be Eating Right Now Baby spinach and blueberries aren't the only exciting produce to hit stores once the temperature drops. Check out this quartet of seasonal vegetables and fruits, all proven to help athletes stay healthy when sweater weather takes hold. If you're looking to maintain your race weight over the off-season, consider making pears a go-to fruit option.

General Entries Open For Outlaw X The priority entry phase last week saw more than 60% of the overall allocation of entries sold. General entry is now open, including the ability to take advantage of the two-stage payment plan. Outlaw X is a chance to end the 2019 season on a high and join in the Outlaw anniversary celebrations at the afterparty.

9 Bike Maintenance Tips for Your Winter Maintenance will differ depending on where you live and whether you use your bike on the street or in the garage. Waxing your bike, including exposed cables, spokes, and nipples, and greasing the cables under the bottom bracket and inside the cable housings, will do a great job of protecting it.

The Monday Round-Up: Brits Take Dubai Lawrence and Bowden dominate in Dubai, IRONMAN announces 20 more Kona Dreamin' winners, and more buzz from around the endurance world.

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend As we continue our South African winter relocation, here's the pile of sporty and non-sporty goodness we've been up to this weekend. It was a fairly busy one, so a bunch of things didn't quite make the cut for this '5 Random Things' edition. Nonetheless, here's what did!

In Heavy Rotation Volume 7: Our Editors' Favorite Gear We're breaking out our favorite, battle-tested stuff and talking about why this is our go-to gear for training, racing, and living the tri-life.

Ironman 70.3 Dubai: British triathletes Adam Bowden and Holly Lawrence take victory British triathletes Adam Bowden and Holly Lawrence take victory in Ironman 70.3 Dubai.

How to Read Your Training Plan To follow a training plan, first you have to understand it. You committed to your goal, bought the gear, and downloaded the training plan. Now what? For many beginner triathletes, trying to decipher a training plan can feel like reading Farsi.

Polar Vantage M Multisport GPS Watch In-Depth Review It's been nearly five months since Polar first announced the Vantage series watches, including the Vantage M and Vantage V. You probably saw my Vantage V review a couple months back. Since then I've transitioned to using the less expensive sibling, the Vantage M for the past 2.5 months.

Lawrence and Bowden make it a GB double at Ironman 70.3 Dubai Holly Lawrence dominated the swim and the bike then held on to take the women's title, while Adam Bowden ran his way to the men's title at the opening leg of the Triple Crown at Ironman 70.3 Dubai.

Quick Set: Fins And Easy Drill Recovery Coach Sara McLarty shares a creative swim set for you to take to the pool. Pick the set that best suits your need and skill level. Need ideas for drills? Check out these seven options.

Find Your Tribe After a few years of racing with a boisterous yet serious tri brotherhood, and surprising the local tri community with consistent podium finishes, Santiago, 36, and her husband Elmer moved in March 2018 to the Herbalife Triathlon Team. "After years of racing, we decided it was the right time to join a sponsored team," says Santiago.

Croatia's Falkensteiner Punta Skala Triathlon With its outstanding design, first-class facilities and a Mediterranean flair combined with excellent service and a fantastic location right by the turquoise waters of the sea, Falkensteiner Punta Skala Resort is an exclusive holiday oasis where athletes have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive wellness holiday at a luxury hotel in Croatia.

2019 British Triathlon Elite Competition Calendar Released British Triathlon reveal extensive 2019 competition calendar for elite triathletes and paratriathletes, culminating in two-day British Championship showcase.

Brownlee won't start at Ironman 70.3 Dubai The much anticipated duel between Alistair Brownlee and Kristian Blummenfelt will have to wait - the two-time Olympic gold medalist has pulled out of Ironman 70.3 Dubai.

Helen Jenkins Appointed To British Triathlon Board Helen Jenkins, British Triathlon Board Elite Athlete Representative, said: "I am really happy to be accepted into the role of Elite Athlete Representative on the British Triathlon Board and believe my years within the World Class Performance Programme stand me in good stead to represent my fellow athletes.

Michelle Vesterby keeps smiling through her pregnancy One of the sport's most popular athletes, Michelle Vesterby announced last fall that she was expecting. We caught up with the Danish Ironman champ for an update on how things are going.

Is a Periodized Approach to Performance Nutrition Right for You? A periodized approach to carbohydrate intake means consuming different carbohydrate ratios depending on where you're at in your training cycle. Once your 2019 racing goals are set, it's time to start thinking about how you should fuel for your best performance-namely with carbohydrate intake.

Fast, Tasty Recovery Food on The Fly ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk. 1 ½ cups plain Greek yogurt. 3 tbsp coconut sugar or pure maple syrup. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract. ¼ tsp salt. 1 mango, diced. ¼ cup chopped, salted cashews. 1 tbsp coconut flakes. Divide the chia seeds, coconut milk, yogurt, sugar or syrup, vanilla and salt between two Mason jars.

3 Pro Drills to Make You A Faster Triathlete Get ready to become a more efficient triathlete. To help prepare for the race year ahead, we enlisted the help of Cliff English, head coach of Arizona State University's women's triathlon team, to share some of his favorite off-season pool, trainer, and treadmill drills.

Meet Israman champion Christian Altstadt In just a few years Christian Altstadt has burst onto the long-distance triathlon scene with some impressive results. A chat with the German after his big win at the Israman.

Beginner's Luck: The Big Reason You're Not Accomplishing Your Goals You can crush any goal-as long as you pay attention to this one major factor. When it comes to the topic of goal setting and goal getting, I think many of us know the former sometimes more than the latter. Goals are significantly more likely to be attained via the magic word of consistency and grind of the creation of the daily habit.

Garmin HRM-DUAL Heart Rate Strap In-Depth Review Ok, so in my testing, I simply used the strap as normal over the course of my workouts since December. Those workouts include a wide variety of intensities and conditions, making them great for accuracy testing. I've got steady runs, interval workouts on both bike and running, as well as tempo runs and rides.

Final 20 Kona Dreamin' Athletes Announced To honor their dream, 40 athletes have had their name drawn and will now compete in the 2019 IRONMAN World Championship. We are excited to announce the names of the final 20 athletes selected for Kona Dreamin' slots to the 2019 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.

One-Hour Workout: Endurance Running with a Side of Hill Sprints A tempo run is good, hill repeats are great, both together? Amazing. This week's workout from Jessica Broderick of Boulder-based Forever Endurance. Broderick is a professional ITU triathlete who is now using her extensive experience to help coach others and shape workouts to simulate race-day situations.

Best of 2018: World Cup Wonder - Triathlon.org With the new year in full swing and anticipation for the 2019 Triathlon season building, it is time to take another look back at the 2018 season and honour the impressive accomplishments, stats, moments and performances that made the year such a classic.

Triathlon and The Art of Slow Travel Before you trek to your next out-of-town race or training camp, consider how you could exercise the art of experiential travel. The idea of slow travel is to choose experiences that connect you with local culture instead of just dropping in for a race and blazing through tourist sights.

Pelvic Floor Pain: What It Is, Exercises to Do, And When to See a Therapist A pelvic floor physical therapist shares her tips for keeping pelvic pain at bay. As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I often see athletes who struggle with pelvic pain. This pain can be debilitating, causing some to leave the sports they love.

Five Reasons To Race At Lough Cutra Castle In 2019 Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon takes place in Gort Co. Galway on May 25th& 26th, the hugely popular event is a great choice for seasoned athletes and for those taking their first step into multisport racing. Here are our top five reasons to choose Lough Cutra Triathlon and Multisport Festival as your 2019 season opener.

A 7-Day Race Week Meal Plan for Triathletes Your race week diet can be the difference between a personal best and a DNF. Dial it in with this plan from sports dietitian Jeff Rothschild. When you've spent months training for a race, the last thing you want to do is screw it up at the last minute by eating badly.

3 Ways to Fire Up Your Focus The choice is yours: go through the swim-bike-run motions or fire up your focus with mental training techniques that will help you tap into the same old workouts in new, exciting ways. Here's how to get your head back in the game. Put some wanderlust in your workout.

My Strava Unique Uploaded Device Tally Back a few weeks ago while at CES 2019 I met up with the crew at Strava to catch-up on a variety of topics. While Strava doesn't do booths or even off-floor suites, they do get a lot of miles in walking talking to a wide assortment of companies.

Cervelo signs Anne Haug The two-time Olympian and podium finisher in Kona last year has signed with Cervelo.

5 Things that Came Out of the 2019 Triathlon Business International Conference Triathlete.com senior digital editor Liz Hichens shares her observations from the weekend at TBI. The ninth annual Triathlon Business International took place on Jan.

Weiss and Watkinson wonderful in South Africa Bradley Weiss led an all-South Africa men's podium, while Annah Watkinson made it a home-country win for the women at Ironman 70.3 South Africa.

The Good and the Bad of the New Ironman World Championship Pro Qualifying System Kelly O'Mara breaks down the new qualification system and shares her thoughts on if it's is an improvement over the KPR. At the end of 2017, Ironman announced a new system for pros to qualify the Ironman and 70.3 World Championships.

Ryf starts season in Rapperswil and Klagenfurt Daniela Ryf will start her 2019 season in similar fashion to last year - she'll look defend her title at Ironman 70.3 Rapperswil, then head to Ironman Austria.

5 Trainer Workouts to Help You Stay Fresh This Winter These five sessions will add some spice to your weekly ride. The indoor trainer is a dreaded but necessary part of many cyclist's training program. While there are times in the season that an alternative activity-running, hiking or skiing-can fit well into a plan, sometimes there is a need to get on the trainer and complete a session.

HUUB Partners Triathlon Relay Championships HUUB is set to partner the Triathlon Relays Championships as one of Britain’s longest established events enters into a new era in 2019.

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend: With our first full weekend here in Cape Town in the books, we went all-in on seeing animals with the kids and getting our fill of touristy related things. Of course, with tons more to see in the region and beyond, we've barely made a dent. Let's dive right in!

ITU is seeking a Mentorship Partner - Triathlon.org The International Triathlon Union, an association based in Lausanne, is seeking to appoint a partner with whom to deliver a mentorship programme across the five Continental Federations of the organisation. The programme will likely be phased over a 24 month period and will seek to train about 100 mentors.

The Monday Round-Up: Weiss and Watkinson Take Wins at Home A South African sweep in Buffalo City, a new event joins the IRONMAN family, and a glimpse at this week's race in Dubai.

Van Looy and Dogana capture Israman 113 Diego Van Looy managed to run his way to a second-straight title, while Martina Dogana proved she is back with a strong win at the Israman 113 in Eilat, Israel.

Altstadt and Reznikov impressive at Israman Christian Altstadt took his first, while Antonina Reznikov took her third Israman 226 title as the pair were unstoppable on the run in Eilat, Israel.

Aqua Sphere & MP Michael Phelps Partner Hartree Jets The new agreement seals Aqua Sphere and MP Michael Phelps as the squad's official swim brands - supplying Aqua Sphere triathlon wetsuits and goggles for open water training and competing and MP swimwear and goggles for the pool.

Just 'cause it's hard doesn't mean it can't be fun It might offer amongst of the hardest full - and half-distance races in the world, but that doesn't mean the athletes don't have a good time. Smiles and epic scenery from the Israman Triathlon in Eilat, Israel.

Quotes from three of the four champions at today's Israman Diego Van Looy successfully defending his Israman 113 title, Martina Dogana won another and Christian Alstadt made a winning debut in Israel. We caught up with the champions after their big races.

Another tough day for the pros at the Israman Triathlon In our first photo gallery from the epic Israman Triathlon we bring you photos of the pros, who suffered more than their used to at other races thanks to the tough conditions here in Eilat.

Zwift Finally Rolls Out World Choice…Sorta. Finally, one of the most wanted features is now live in Zwift as of this morning. If you've got yourself a Mac or PC and Zwift, you can now select which world you're going to ride that day. As long as that choice matches the guest map calendar of course.

Paratriathlon confirmed in the programme of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games - Triathlon.org The Governing Board of the International Paralympic Committee has announced that the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games sport programme will remain the same as for Tokyo 2020, with Paratriathlon being one of the 22 sports included.

Quick Set: The First Swim Back Has it been weeks since you've been in the pool? This workout from coach Sara McLarty is designed for you. This is the perfect set to get swimming again after some dry time out. Choose your spot in the ranges below based on your previous swim experience or current motivational levels.

5 Tips to Sidestep Plantar Fasciitis "They want to move up in distance, maybe quicken their pace for a known distance, but push it a little too much, and they end up here." About 10 percent of runners get plantar fasciitis-an inflammation of the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes.

ITU Reverses Course on Rule Banning Rainbow Flags The ITU called the situation a misunderstanding and has said it will review the rule. Amateur triathletes can have a big impact on our sport. Great Britain's Jack Bristow, 24, is an age-grouper who has represented his country at International Triathlon Union events.

A Time-Efficient Training Plan for Half-Ironman Athletes Ready to have your best 70.3 finish yet? This plan is for you! This training plan is best suited to triathletes aiming to better their performance in previous half Ironmans using a highly time-efficient training plan. The plan is 20 weeks long and comprises an 8-week base phase and 6-week build and peak phases.

Win A World-Class Training Camp In Boulder Home to the IRONMAN, Boulder 70.3 and many other Triathlons every year, Boulder is a premier destination for endurance athletes.

T'was the night before Israman Two inspirational defending champions, an incredibly tough course with tough conditions… welcome to the race that embodies Israel to a T, the Israman Triathlon.

Israman champion - Meet Irena Mazin A four-time Kona qualifier, Israel's Irina Mazin won the Israman Triathlon in 2015. A chat with the former champ as she gears up for the 2019 Israman full-distance race.

CycleOps H2 Trainer In-Depth Review Well, PowerTap announced their P2 pedals back in October. But honestly, aside from shaving a few grams of weight internally and adding a few extra hours of battery life - there's virtually no meaningful change. Hardly enough to consider buying a P2 over a good deal on a P1.

Winter Tri: An Awesome Off-Season Challenge for Triathletes When temperatures dip and the white stuff begins to fall, turn to winter tri to reignite your multisport flame. Jan Guenther is no stranger to triathlon. The 59-year-old owner of Gear West Ski and Run and Gear West Alpine and Casual in Long Lake, Minnesota, has won her age group at Ironman Wisconsin more times than she can remember.

Meet the legendary Lior Zach Maor He's a legend in Israel as one of the true pioneers of endurance racing in the country. A chat with former Israman champion Lior Zach Maor about the Israman triathlon and endurance training and racing in Israel.

A year in racing: the 2019 ITU season preview - Triathlon.org The 2019 triathlon season promises to deliver another thrilling ten months of racing, with Spanish legend Javier Gomez returning to do battle with teammate Mario Mola, Flora Duffy eager to check Vicky Holland and Katie Zaferes' progress, and a host of breakthrough talent displaying their skills at 17 World Cups around the globe.

Immortal Sport's Stourhead Weekend Offers Family Fun For Athletes Of All Abilities Immortal Stourhead offers a unique and beautiful location for the whole family to get involved. The weekend includes a kids fun run, a 10k race, megasprint triathlon, middle-distance triathlon, and for seasoned athletes, a Triple Crown.

9 Exercises You Can Do with an Exercise Ball Struggling to fit strength work into your plan? Do this quick and easy circuit, which uses only an exercise ball. Stand on your right foot with your left leg extended behind you and the top of your left foot resting on the ball.

Help! I Keep Getting Leg Cramps During Kick Sets Constantly dealing with cramp pain when you try to incorporate kick sets into your workout? It's more common than you think. Swim Speed Secrets author Sheila Taormina shares her advice for getting through with a smile on your face.

Antsy to Compete? Try These Early Season Tri Alternatives You don't have to wait to compete-there are some super-fun and highly beneficial races happening right now. If you're like me, you love to race and are anxious to see the local lake temps rise knowing you'll soon be diving into the triathlon racing season.

Bahrain Endurance 13 announces new roster with Olympic vision Looks like the Bahrain 13 team has its sights set on some Olympic medals in addition to long-distance championships. The 2019 team is announced.

Wiggle Announces Human Race 2019 Sponsorship Wiggle, has today announced it will be the retail partner of Human Race, the largest and most varied mass participation events company in the UK.

DC Rainmaker Cave Video Tour - January 2019 It's been almost two months since the DCR Open House, when nearly 200 folks descended on the DCR Cave to take their first look at things. And while I'd like to say that things are dramatically different - the reality is that tweaks are more minor day to day things.

4 Unique Swim Tools You Haven't Tried We take a look at four of our favorites. There's no better time than the off-season to work on your technique in the water. Fortunately, there are a wide array of gadgets out there to help maximize pool time and make you a better swimmer than the season before.

Are You Coachable? Check out these five rules for maximizing your investment in a coach and assessing your own coachable-ness! Communicate regularly. This may seem obvious, but it's invaluable to check in with your coach regularly.

One-Hour Workout: Batman Forever Bike Intervals Become a bike superhero with this workout that surge-proofs your legs. This week's workout is brought to you by Cody Moore, founder of Boulder-based Forever Endurance. Cody coaches professional cyclists and triathletes, including the current Mexican elite road race and time trial national champion.

A Soup Recipe for Winter: Cauliflower & Corn Chowder with Red Pepper Oil This is a light soup that pairs well with a hearty chopped salad or roasted chicken. Be sure to use all of the tender parts of the cauliflower, stalk included. Serves 6. 1 quart chicken stock 1 pound cauliflower, coarsely chopped 2 ears fresh sweet corn, cut off the cob, divided 1 cup plain yogurt, divided.

Looking back at Israman 2017 We look back at the last time we were in Israel to cover the Israman triathlon in 2017, a day that lived up to the normal challenges thanks to a tough course, fierce winds and cool conditions.

Here's Why Most Bike Companies No Longer Make Female-Specific Triathlon Bikes Lennard Zinn gets an insider look at brands' complicated relationship with sex-specific biomechanics. Remember when we were told that women had longer legs and shorter torsos than men, and that their bikes had to reflect that?

Israeli challenge - Israman 2019 preview Considered one of the most challenging races in the world, the Israman triathlon has steadily grown over the years to become a bucket-list half - or full-distance race for those looking to take in a race-cation in Israel.

IRONMAN Announces Global TriClub Champions This free program offers countless benefits and prizes to members including a TriClub Village at designated events, chances for priority entry to popular events, joining our social communities, and the opportunity to compete for a coveted IRONMAN Global TriClub title.

An Off-Season Challenge: Indoor Triathlons Are Not Just For Beginners When there's snow on the ground and you're ready to race, indoor triathlons offer a great challenge. The off-season can be rough. Shorter days and cold outdoor temperatures can cause training motivation to dwindle.

Wahoo CEO Details Fixes for Issues Surrounding KICKR 2018 & KICKR CORE Since the Wahoo KICKR 2018 and KICKR CORE were announced back at Eurobike 2018, it hasn't entirely been smooth sailing for either product. While both have been enormously popular, and certainly the vast majority of people haven't had problems - those words haven't been much comfort for those that have run into issues.

International Triathlon Union reverses rainbow flag ban after criticism from gay athletes The International Triathlon Union reverses its decision to ban rainbow flags at events after criticism from gay athletes.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pies These are the perfect make-ahead option for harried weeknights and can simply be reheated in the microwave. If the only thing you use a muffin pan for is to bake up a batch of, well, muffins, boy are you selling this versatile kitchen tool short.

DIY It: Build Your Own Training Camp Here's how to build a successful training camp at any time, anywhere-even your own living room. In winter months, training like a pro means going to a training camp. The South of Spain, Cyprus, South Africa, Thailand, and the Canary Island are only a few among the popular winter escapes for the eat-sleep-train junkies.

Best of 2018: Biggest Climber - Triathlon.org With the new year now in full swing and anticipation for the 2019 Triathlon season building, it is time to take another look back at the 2018 season and honour the impressive accomplishments, stats, moments and performances that made the year such a classic.

Is Electrical Muscle Stimulation Beneficial for Recovery? Electrical muscle stimulation units are becoming affordable enough for many athletes to have at home. Athletes will try almost anything to heal an injury or get stronger, including, now, sending electrical pulses through their muscles.

The Monday Round-Up: Next Up South Africa Buffalo City, East London hosts IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa, a roundup of Kona-bound pros, an IRONMAN Minute, and more.

Hello Cape Town! I'm crashing your city through February! It's a sunny day here in Cape Town, and we're ready to enjoy all the outdoors offerings this city and beyond hold. As we've done for the last three years, we've migrated south a bit for a month or so. In the previous two years we've travelled to Australia, tied to the Tour Down Under cycling race.

Wiggle Announces Two Brand-New Sporting Events For 2019 Tri-sports retailer, Wiggle, has announced the launch of two brand-new events for 2019 as the demand for non-competitive sports events continues to grow in the UK.

Book Today To Get 25% Off Your Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon Experience Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon and Multi-Sport Festival will take place over the weekend of May 25thand 26thon the grounds of the privately owned castle estate on the outskirts of Galway City.

Cycleguard Long Course Weekend The Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park hosts this swim, bike, run event which is made up of three races in three days: the Wales Swim, the Wales Sportive and the Wales Marathon.

Gender Specific vs. Customization: The Running Shoe Industry's Latest Debate Shoes built on sex-specific lasts may be the most efficient way to keep consumer cost down and fit comfortable-but the call of customization can't be ignored.

Your Go-To Recipe For Simple, Healthy Roasted Chicken Not only is this protein affordable, it's also a versatile go-to meat for simple, healthy recipes. Don't be afraid of the dark meat-it's packed with flavor and loaded with B vitamins, zinc and iron, and contains only a negligible amount more fat and calories than white meat.

Giuseppe Lamastra ready to conquer the Winter Triathlon World Championships - Triathlon.org As Triathlon continues to grow around the world, the boundaries and limitations of the sport only being a concept of swimming, biking and running are being destroyed.

Quick Set: Pre-Season Fitness Tester Check in with your swim fitness this winter by completing this "test set" workout three weeks in a row. Pick a day of the week that you can replicate everything from practice time to training partners for the best results. Complete the same set the following weeks, on the same interval.

The Early-Season Race For You With events now located on every continent, there are plenty of choices-and benefits-when it comes to targeting an early season tri, from wanting to escape colder climes to testing out your fitness before the summer A-races arrive.

Is the Wahoo Kickr Climb Worth the $600 Price Tag? Wahoo finds another way to make indoor trainer workouts more realistic with the Kickr Climb, but this upgrade comes at a steep price. Wahoo's indoor riding tools have expanded well beyond the trainer.

No Regret: How to Train Yourself to Take Risks Leave it all on the course by practicing your ability to be bold. Substitute the word "triathlon" for "life" in writer Hunter S.

Best of 2018: Rapid Runs - Triathlon.org With the new year now in full swing, anticipation for the 2019 Triathlon season is building rapidly.

You're Mostly Likely to Quit Your New Year's Resolutions Today Strava is calling today "Quitter's Day." Data released by fitness tracker company Strava shows that today, Jan. 17, is the date when Americans are most likely to give up on their fitness-related New Year's resolutions.

Suunto announces decommission plans for Movescount platform, impacting some watches Two days ago Suunto announced plans to retire their online training platform, Movescount, sometime around Summer 2020. Instead, users will use the newer Suunto online platform. That's the platform that Suunto has been pushing since the launch of the Suunto 3 watch a year ago, and then this past summer with the Suunto 9 series.

Brownlee, Blummenfelt, Haug and Lawrence highlight Ironman 70.3 Dubai The northern-hemisphere Ironman triathlon season promises to start with a bang as Alistair Brownlee, Kristian Blummenfelt, Anne Haug and Holly Lawrence have signed up for Ironman 70.3 Dubai.

5 of the Best Iron-Distance Races For First Timers Races are a great introduction to iron-distance racing. Making the decision to jump up to iron-distance racing is a big one. But an even bigger decision comes after that-which race? After all, there are so many to choose from.

Only 100 days to go to Pontevedra 2019! - Triathlon.org On April 27, the city of Pontevedra will welcome the third edition of the Multisport World Championships, with Ravachol, the funny parrot that will be the mascot, getting ready to show the hometown of Javier Gomez Noya to thousands of triathletes from around the world.

Nail Your Nutrition with These 3 Simple Tips As you ramp up your training, follow this guide to make sure you don't under - or overeat, as both can affect your performance. Swimming, biking, and running provide a fun way to stay active, all while boosting self-confidence and optimizing health. But to perform at your best, you must pay attention to proper nutrition.

Owner of Ironman Reportedly Files for U.S. IPO The listing could happen in the first half of this year. The Wanda Group has filed for a U.S. initial public offering of its sports unit, which includes Ironman, according to Reuters.com. According to Reuters' sources, the initial public offering could draw in up to $500 million.

Best of 2018: Bike Breakaway - Triathlon.org Hile the new year is in full effect, the anticipation for the upcoming 2019 Triathlon season is rapidly approaching!

CVRcade Trainer App: My adventure with trying it out In the indoor cycling space, it's becoming clear that money is a key easy button to success. Lots of money that is. We have Zwift with its $165.5 million, or Peloton with its $994.7 million. Of course, there are companies like TrainerRoad and SufferFest those substitute cargo ships of VC money for longer experience in the space.

6 Workouts To Keep You Sane This Winter Every race is a learning opportunity and you usually learn where you need to improve-I keep a list of those things that come up throughout the season and really try to tackle them in the off-season." Rachel Joyce. "A couple years ago I discovered uphill skiing using skins.

Why I Retired: 4 Former Pros Share Their Stories As she turns the page on her career as a professional triathlete, American Jessica Broderick gives insight into the challenges of the transition and shares the stories of three fellow former pros.

Bike workout in a hurry: 20 min drill I did this set once or twice a week throughout the winter and enjoyed one of my best race seasons ever the following summer, including a win at the Tupper Lake Tin Man triathlon, an event that I'd finished in every position from second to fourth five times over the years before I finally managed to get the elusive win.

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Runner Off the Bike If you dread T2 and know you'll be watching your time slip through your whole run, it's time to take a look at this part of the triathlon. Luckily you don't have to be a professional runner to make the most of this leg. Here are some tips to get fitter, more efficient, and stop fearing your finish time.

IRONMAN 70.3 Venue Change in Texas Announced last week, the long time and established IRONMAN 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake triathlon has been replaced by the new IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock event. Roughly 10-miles is the distance from the old IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon venue in Texas to the new location in Lubbock.

IRONMAN Switzerland Should you visit Europe in summer with a bit more…planning, IRONMAN Switzerland is as idyllic a race experience as you may have pictured in your mind. Lake water so clear you can see entire swimmers next to you and not just their feet. Buildings and mountains so picturesque you want to stop and take a photo.

One-Hour Workout: Descending Swim Intervals Use this short-but-sweet swim set to knock out yardage while still working speed. As triathletes in the Northern Hemisphere find themselves on the other side of the holidays, but still hemmed in by cold, it's important to break up the monotony of indoor workouts with sets that still use a bit of speed.

Quick Update on Stages Dash L10, M50, and L50 Bike GPS Units While most of the cycling focus this week may be on the Tour Down Under in Australia, the reality is that most sports tech companies are busy cookin' away trying to get products ready for the spring, when most cyclists wake up from hibernation and see what the non-Watopia world looks like.

Best of 2018: Best Swimmer - Triathlon.org While the new year is in full effect, the anticipation for the upcoming 2019 Triathlon season is rapidly approaching!

3 Pieces of Sleek Gear You Didn't Know You Needed Beautifully designed tri-tech for $200 or less. Getqardio.com; $150The draw: Elegant body metrics. By far one of the most chic smart scale designs, the Qardio Base 2 also does an excellent job of providing weight, BMI, body fat percentage, muscle, bone, and water-composition calculations.

How to Properly Fuel Before a Long Workout Your workout could be over before it begins if you don't pay attention to what you're eating before you hit the road. Eating too much too close to training or competition for your own personal tolerances is probably the biggest nutritional mistake that you can make as a runner.

ITU Athlete's Committee - Meet Tamas Toth In December Tamas Toth was named the chair of the ITU's athlete's committee. Five questions with the Hungarian Olympian about his new position and goals for the next few years.

3 Quick Ways to Cope with Aches Until You Can Get to a Pro Injuries rarely happen at convenient times. When aches, pains, and injuries strike when you're away from professional help, turn to these three effective self-treatments. This is best used when you experience an acute injury, like an ankle sprain, that begins to swell instantly.

Unique Triathlon Event, 'Tri-Fest', Launches In The UK In Partnership With Jaguar Jaguar, the headline partner of the triathlon event and Sport Relief, the official charity partner have been working closely with Tri-Fest founders to deliver the experience.

Find the Right Winter Cycling Gloves for You Velonews.com's Chris Case takes a close look at five pairs of winter cycling gloves for a range of temperatures. Because everyone's hands run at different temperatures, it can be challenging to review winter cycling gloves. What might be stifling for one person's digits leaves another's phalanges feeling frostbitten.

A Nutritionist Analyzes a Triathlete's Week of Eating We can all learn a lot from this meal-by-meal review from sports nutritionist Lauren Antonucci. Name: Conrad Lee SandersOccupation: Student, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of ArizonaAge: 24Height / Weight: 6-feet, 154Basal Metabolic Rate: 1922The training week: 21 hours, 48 minutes.

Javier Gomez returns to short distance racing Javier Gomez wants to focus on shorter-distance racing again this season with the Olympic games in Tokyo in 2020 his main goal, according to reports from several Spanish media outlets.

Meet a Tri Legend: The Unbreakable Karen Smyers As one of the sport's most versatile athletes, the wins came often to Karen Smyers-but the path was never easy. Karen Smyers' arrival on the triathlon scene was notably inauspicious. After winning her age division at the 1984 Boston Bud Light U.S.

The Monday Round-Up: Riveros Goes 5 for 5 Riveros and Ascenco take first wins of 2019, the buzz around the endurance world and 20 slots for Kona still up for grabs.

Former World Champion Helen Jenkins awarded MBE - Triathlon.org January's New Year's Honours list saw Great Britain's Helen Jenkins receive an MBE 'for services to triathlon'. The two-time Olympian and former World Champion has enjoyed a sparkling career despite repeated battles with injury, and the good news came as she recovers from her latest back surgery.

Round-up video of all my CES 2019 final thoughts up! With CES behind us, I've wrapped up and published almost everything that I plan to talk about from CES 2019 on the site already. While it was a bit of a quieter year for sports tech and wearables at CES, that doesn't mean it was quiet show for me.

Suunto expands TrainingPeaks support, as well as opens integration doors The easy title for this post would simply be "Suunto adds TrainingPeaks support", but that'd be both confusing and only half-correct. First, Suunto as a company has actually long sync'd to TrainingPeaks from their Movescount platform. That's the platform that up until last year was Suunto's primarily online platform.

Riveros and Ascenco perfect in Pucon By the end of the bike Van De Wyngard, Ascenco and Potts had broken clear of the rest of the group with Barraza and Reid over a minute behind. Ascenco would force things early in the run and quickly ran clear of the rest of the field.

Trish Deykin Awarded British Triathlon Accolade Trish Deykin, winner of the 2018-2019 Peter Holmes Award for Inspirational Performance in International Competition, said:. "I just can't believe it. It's crazy and I'm speechless, which is very rare, to find out I'm the recipient of such a fantastic award.

Should You Eat Before a Morning Workout? Here's how endurance athletes should do to get the most from their morning workout. To fuel or not to fuel prior to a morning working out continues to be a hot topic. In short, yes, absolutely, you want to fuel your body upon awakening prior to working out.

Use This Drill to Fix Your Kick "When I kick, I produce very little forward motion. Why is that, and what can I do to help fix it?" - Immobile Imani. One of the biggest mistakes made when swimming is not using the hip to provide thrust. Most novice swimmers will kick from the knee, which is a shorter lever than the entire leg and gets significantly less thrust.

Quick Set: Recover and Focus on Technique For this pre-season swim session, focus on technique. Work on making small improvements, even when you are tired, and use this as an easy recovery workout.A:: 600 warm-up with fins as 100 swim/50 kick, repeat 5 x 100 on 2:00 6 x 75 with :15 rest 4 x 200 pull with :20 rest 8 x 25 on :40 6 x 75 with :15 rest 200 cool-downTotal: 3,200.

ITU announces the Technical Delegates for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics - Triathlon.org The International Triathlon Union is proud to announce that the Executive Board has named Melody Tan, Jorge Garcia and Thanos Nikopoulos as the Technical Delegates for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Mr. Nikopoulos will be as well the Technical Delegate in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

New Year, New Racing Weight Goal? One recent idea taking hold is that if you match the timing of your food intake with your biological clock, or circadian rhythm, you are fueling more closely to the body's own natural digestive mechanisms and will achieve a better weight loss/maintenance outcome.

DreamTeam TV - London Triathlon The streets of London serve as an iconic backdrop for the London Triathlon, the world’s biggest triathlon event with 13,000 participants and an outstanding elite field.

IRONMAN Welcomes Santini as Official Cycling and Triathlon Apparel Partner We are ready to develop ideas and projects together, to write the future of triathlon." Santini apparel will make its expo debut at IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella on April 28, 2019, and athletes will also be able to purchase product online through the Official IRONMAN Merchandise Store at www.ironmanstore.com and at the Santini website, www.santinisms.it.

4iiii Shows off Power Meter Theft Tracking Capabilities Sitting innocently enough in a booth for Tile-competitor Chipolo sits a 4iiii dual-sided power meter. To say it's out of place in this booth at CES would be an understatement. But, it'd also be missing the point of a fascinating effort that 4iiii has undertaken: Adding theft tracking to their power meters.

Get Your Weird On With this Non-Traditional Run The offbeat way to log winter miles, meet people, and jumpstart your motivation to move. In the past two decades our sport has become less weird and more wired. Sure there are off-road triathlons, swim/run events, and adventure racing, but to truly capture the roots of the sport, you need to think outside the box.

Five reasons triathletes want to eat carbohydrates Carbohydrates fuel muscles. Runners who restrict carbs pay the price: "dead legs" and inability to run at their best. If you routinely train hard four to six days a week, carbs should be the foundation of each meal. Here are the International Olympic Committee's research-based carb recommendations for an optimal sports diet:.

Who Says Pizza Can't Be Healthy? Satisfy pizza cravings with this chicken hummus spin. Why tip the delivery guy when you can have a guilt-free pizza night at home? Each slice delivers a healthy mix of protein and complex carbs to help a body in motion recover better.

Brownlee Brothers To Open 2019 London Bike Show & Triathlon Show: London The London Bike Show and Triathlon Show: London, has today announced that Olympic medal and World Championship winning brothers Jonny Brownlee and Alistair Brownlee MBE are to open the show on Friday 29th March 2019 at 10:00 GMT.

The Winter Triathlon season, ready to kick off - Triathlon.org With the snow covering most of the mountains in the Northern Hemisphere, it is time now to focus on the triathlon discipline most liked by the mountain lovers: winter triathlon.

How to Plan a Train-Cation the Whole Family Will Love Train, race, and maintain your sanity with our tips on how to keep fit and focused on the road. It sounds like the perfect plan-you get to train on a getaway while your family relaxes nearby. And yet it rarely works out that way.