Triathlon News

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

One-Hour Workout: 5 Ways to Run Hills Hill repeats are a great way to build fitness and mix up your routine. Here are five hill workouts from different coaches that will leave you feeling fitter and stronger. Running Hills and Drills: Coach Alison Kreideweis calls this workout "hills and drills" because it's a combination of tried-and-true speedwork and dynamic drills on an incline.

Quite a year for Capparell A year ago James Capparell got passed with four miles to go at the Toughman Championship. There was no getting caught this year as he led through the bike and the run to move to the top of the podium this year.

Meet Toughman champion Nicole Falcaro Fresh off a fourth-place finish at Ironman 70.3 Dún Laoghaire, Nicole Falcaro proves that you really can balance full time work and living in New York with a pro career as she takes the Toughman Championship.

Pioneer announces new color-mapping GPS bike computer, plus new power meters In some ways Pioneer can be easy to forget about in the power meter scene, though, I'm honestly not sure why. They've consistently delivered a new round of products every year at Interbike - almost as consistent as Apple can be counted on to deliver new iPhones in September.

Wahoo Fitness adds Pioneer's advanced pedaling metrics to ELEMNT/BOLT Today Wahoo and Pioneer announced a bit of a partnership that will bring Pioneer's advanced power meter pedaling metrics onto the Wahoo ELEMNT and BOLT head unit lineup. These metrics have long been only available on Pioneer's head units, and roughly rival what Garmin has done with Cycling Dynamics.

First Look: Kinetic R1 Direct Drive Trainer And just like that, Kinetic has joined the direct drive trainer flotilla. But unlike everyone else, their trainer actually rolls. Or tilts I suppose. I guess it could roll if you fall off it. Kinetic has taken their popular Rock and Roll series of trainers that spans back more than a decade, and upgraded it to the digital era.

Swim, Bike, Run, and Live Each Trip to Its Fullest Take it from Brian Metzler-a four-time Ironman and former editor in chief of Competitor magazine who has traveled to more than 30 countries to compete in triathlons, marathons, ultra-distance trail races, and adventure races: You've got to live each trip to its fullest.

Blood Testing Basics for Athletes However, blood contains an amazing amount of information, and testing can be used as a systematic tool to help you train better, gauge recovery and personalize your nutritional plan. Athletes, coaches and everyday fitness enthusiasts can use blood testing to ensure they are primed for optimal performance.

Successful Weekend For Go:Do Fitness/Tri 247 Competition Winners in 2018 Brighton & Hove Triathlon Last month, Go:Do Fitness launched a competition with Tri 247 for 12 lucky winners to receive a spot in the Brighton and Hove Triathlon. Results reveal that some of the Tri 247 competition winners placed first in their category in the triathlon.

British Triathlon & Triathlon England Major Events Calendar Announced For 2019 The calendar also features the Triathlon England, Welsh Triathlon and Triathlon Scotland Championship listing, allowing British Triathlon Home Nation members the ability to plan ahead for an exciting upcoming season.

Photos from Ironman 70.3 Nice Ben Kanute pulled away to a four-minute lead on the challenging Chattanooga bike course. We recap the challenging Ironman 70.3 World Championship bike in pictures. Javier Gomez overcame a four-minute deficit thanks to a blazing 1:10 half marathon on the challenging Ironman 70.3 World Championship run course in Chattanooga.

20 Epic Photos from the WTS Gold Coast Grand Final Ten thrilling Grand Final races took place over the weekend in Gold Coast, Australia.

Record Breakers to Remember: Mirinda Carfrae Most IRONMAN fans were introduced to Australian Mirinda "Rinny" Carfrae in 2009, when the rookie Kona contender came out of seemingly nowhere to post a 2:56:51 run course record on her way to second place behind Chrissie Wellington. But Carfrae was no overnight sensation.

Striking the Elusive Work-Life-Training Balance The true challenge for many age-group triathletes is not that hard track workout, or long hours in the saddle or getting through a tough swim set-it's balancing priorities of family, friends, career, and more on top of achieve lofty athletic goals. The good news is you can have it all.

Von Berg, Genet prevail at Nice 70.3 Rodolphe Von Berg and Manon Genet prevailed at the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Nice. The victory adds to Von Berg's strong 2018 results which include wins at Wildflower long course and the Ironman 70.3 European Championship, 2nd at Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant and 10that the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

Buckingham 1st O/A in AG standard distance Worlds Todd Buckingham of Big Rapids, Michigan won his 25-29 age group and his time of 1:52:02 placed him as the first overall male at the 2018 ITU Age Group standard distance World Championship on the Gold Coast of Australia on Sunday.

Luis takes GF, Mola 3-peats for World title Vincent Luis of France won the Grand Final and took silver in the WTS World Championship standings while his training partner, Mario Mola of Spain, took silver on the day and gold for in the 2018 World Triathlon Series season standings - his third straight ITU World Championship.

Women For Tri Announces Races That Will Provide Bonus IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Qualifying Spots The program launches in France at IRONMAN 70.3 Nice on September 16. All net proceeds from the registration revenue of the 500 additional slots will go towards supporting Women For Tri's TriClub grant program.

The Monday Round-Up: Von Berg and Genet Impress in Nice Nice job by Von Berg Genet in France. Two-time IRONMAN world champion Luc Van Lierde has pushed young American charge Rodolph Von Berg to better his biking as the primary aim since taking over the youngster's coaching last year.

Luis takes the win, Mola earns a hat trick of world championships A frightening 13:59 run split earned Mario Mola his third straight title at the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg.'s Phil Wrochna weighs in on a weekend of racing that included WTS Gold Coast and Challenge Melbourne.

Luis Wins Gold, Mola Gets World Title in Gold Coast Vincent Luis capped a brilliant day for France on the Gold Coast on Sunday afternoon, following the team's U23-Junior Mixed Relay World title with a WTS gold of his own on a blowy afternoon.

Alistair Brownlee disqualified in Australia as Mario Mola wins triathlon title Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee is disqualified from the Grand Final of the World Triathlon Series as Mario Mola wins a third world title in a row.

Gentle takes GF, Holland wins World title Ashleigh Gentle of Australia outsprinted Vicky Holland of Great Britain at the WTS Grand Final race, while Holland outdueled Katie Zaferes of the U.S. for the World Championship gold which goes to the winner of the WTS season-long points chase.

Ramirez, Lehmann win Junior Worlds Cecilia Ramirez blew away the women's field on the run and Csongor Lehmann followed in his father's footsteps to win the ITU Junior World Championship gold on Australia's Gold Coast.Women Ramirez overcame a 40 seconds deficit after the swim, then cut that to 31 seconds while finishing the bike leg in 36th place.

Luis wins WTS gold and Mola earns World title in magnificent Gold Coast finale - Vincent Luis capped a brilliant day for France on the Gold Coast on Sunday afternoon, following the team's U23-Junior Mixed Relay World title with a WTS gold of his own on a blowy afternoon in Brisbane.

Team France earn brilliant 2018 U23-Junior Mixed Relay World title - Team France became the 2018 ITU Mixed Relay U23 and Junior World Champions on Sunday following a dramatic finale to a gripping race.

Great Britain Paratriathlon Team Wins Three World Titles Ellis, guided by Mark Buckingham won Britain's first medal of the day in the visually impaired category after he overcame USA's Aaron Scheidies with a rapid 5km run to the finishing tape.

Gentle wins the Grand Final, Holland takes the WTS Championship Ashleigh Gentle made it three in a row while Dan Wilson took the men's race at the 34th running of Australia's iconic Noosa Triathlon. Katie and Tommy Zaferes join Bob Babbitt for a poolside chat. What is the best part and the worst part about being a professional triathlete and being married to a professional triathlete?

Holland, Gentle Shine at WTS Gold Coast Final Australia's Ashleigh Gentle takes Gold Coast gold, while Great Britain's Vicky Holland finished second to take the series world championship win.

Holland Crowned 2018 ITU World Champion If that country-to-country showdown wasn't enough, by the time the first athletes were out of the first transition and onto the highway, the lead pack consisted of four Brits and three Americans, with Norway's Lotte Miller the eighth in the mix.

World Triathlon Series: Great Britain's Vicky Holland wins world title Great Britain's Vicky Holland wins the World Triathlon Series after finishing second in the Grand Final.

Combined U23 and Junior Mixed Relay teams gear up to chase World title - After a one-year hiatus, the time has come to once again crown the Junior and U23 Mixed Relay World Champions, with 19 teams lining up on the Gold Coast for the right to be crowned World Champions.

Holland crowned 2018 ITU World Champion as Gentle wins WTS Gold Coast thriller - It was the race that everybody hoped they might see and much, much more as Britain's Vicky Holland became the 2018 ITU World Champion on Saturday afternoon, sprinting down the chute two seconds behind Ashleigh Gentle, who delivered the home-nation win that the huge crowds deserved.

Dillon, Harvey win AG Sprint Worlds overall Michelle Dillon, who overcame a double fusion of her spine that ended her stellar pro career in 2008, won the women's 45-49 age group and took top overall honors at the 2018 ITU Age Group sprint distance World Championship event on Australia's Gold Coast Thursday.

Tayler Reid takes Under 23 Men Tayler Reid surged away from Samuel Dickinson and Leo Bergere of France late in the run to earn the ITU Under 23 Men's World Championship title in a fierce Olympic distance contest on a sunny day on Australia's Gold Coast Friday.

The unique and beloved Lobsterman Triathlon Angela Naeth, the 2015 North American Ironman Champion, won the overall female category and Penn State student Matthew Guenter of Sinking Spring, PA captured overall male title at the 15th annual Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, Maine on September 8.

Lehmann dynasty continues with Junior World title in Gold Coast - Hungary's Csongor Lehmann continued his family's rich triathlon tradition on Saturday afternoon on the Gold Coast, coming home to win the 2018 Junior World title in grand style. Lehmann's father and coach Tibor was a National Champion in the '90s, and today watched his son crowned World Champion.

Mexico’s Alavez comes from behind to earn brilliant 2018 Junior World title - Cecilia Ramirez Alavez blew away the field down the second half of the 5km run to take a hard-fought ITU Junior World title on Saturday afternoon on the Gold Coast. Alavez was almost 40 seconds off the pace coming out of the water but worked well with the chase group to make inroads on the lead pack across the 20km ride.

2018 Paratriathlon World Champions crowned at WTS Gold Coast - Saturday morning saw the 2018 ITU Elite Paratriathlon World Champions crowned in Australia's Gold Coast, with six categories competing in and around beautiful Mitchell Park. First into the water were the 22 visually impaired PTVI athletes in three waves, followed by the PTWC wheelchair athletes and then PTS5, 4, 3 and 2.

A Sight for Fast Legs: Inside the World of Athlete Guiding Welcome to the cutthroat, logistically insane, totally rewarding task of elite-athlete guiding. It's a foul-weather day in May and Amy Dixon has traveled 5,000 miles from San Diego to Yokohama, Japan, for a race that cost her over $8,000 to enter. She has no big-name cash sponsors to foot the bill and no federation funding to speak of.

Knibb, Reid Win U23 World Titles in Gold Coast The United States' Taylor Knibb and New Zealand's Tayler Reid claimed the coveted ITU U23 world titles in Gold Coast, Australia.

Why Your Pain Doesn't Always Reflect the Problem I treat the area where I'm feeling pain, why doesn't it help? - Humberto Hurtin. When one area of the body isn't pulling its weight-whether that's due to a chronic injury, muscle weaknesses, or another factor-stress is inevitably shifted to a different structure.

Vitoria-Gasteiz becomes Ironman event Spain's popular Vitoria-Gasteiz triathlon will become an Ironman event starting in 2019. Ironman has announced Spain's sixth M-dot event - Ironman 70.3 Marbella set for April 29, 2018. Ironman has added another 70.3 race in Chile. Ironman 70.3 Coquimbo takes place on October 21, 2017.

Reid and Knibb take U23 world championships It was a day to be a Taylor / Tayler as New Zealand's Tayler Reid and American Taylor Knibb topped the fields at the ITU U23 World Championship on Australia's Gold Coast.

Sebamed Brighton & Hove Triathlon Sees Its Numbers Double This Year The Brighton and Hove Triathlon was the brainchild of John Lunt, who was the Olympic Sports' Competition Manager for Triathlon at London 2012. He wanted to create an event that really showcased the sport in a vibrant and bustling city and thus the Brighton and Hove Triathlon was born.

Quick Set: 4x Freestyle Intervals We'll feature a swim workout from Triathlete contributor and coach Sara McLarty every Friday so you have new ideas to take to the pool. A:: 200 swim/100 kick 12×25 @ :40 w/ band only 8×50 swim @ :45 100 easy 4×25 @ :30 4×50 @ :50 4×75 @ 1:10 4×100 @ 1:25 4×125 @ 1:45 4×150 @ 2:05 4×175 @ 2:20 4×200 @ 2:40 200 cool-down*4900 total*.

Basque Country Set for New IRONMAN Race in 2019 The inaugural event will take place on Sunday, July 14, 2019 with race registration opening on Monday, September 24, 2018. "We are delighted having Vitoria-Gasteiz as part of the IRONMAN portfolio and becoming one of the cities with the best triathlon and athletes in the world," said Gorka Urtaran, Vitoria Mayor.

2018 World Triathlon Press Conference & Meet the Elites View the 2018 World Triathlon Press Conference and Meet the Elites photo gallery on

U.S. star Taylor Knibb takes U23 Worlds On Thursday Knibb blew away the field with a sizzling 57:21 bike split that gave her a 2:48 lead on young recent French sensation Cassandre Beaugrand, who exploded on the scene this summer at age 21 with an upset win at WTS Hamburg.

Humans of HOKA: Kayla Bowker The one-bedroom apartment in Spokane, Washington was a dump. Mold seeped from the bathroom walls and neighbors screamed late into the night. "I'm pretty sure there were drugs involved," says Kayla Bowker. At 24, Kayla Bowker's disastrous one-bedroom was a reflection of her emotional state.

Reid crowned U23 World Champion after summoning up an almighty finish - New Zealand's Tayler Reid became the 2018 ITU U23 World Champion on Saturday afternoon in the Gold COast sunshine, conjuring up a brave finale having been side-by-side with Britain's Samuel Dickinson and France's Leo Bergere for the majority of the 10km run.

USA’s Taylor Knibb storms to brilliant U23 World title - An incredible bike segment from Taylor Knibb under the blazing Gold Coast sunshine saw the rising American star well on her way to a comprehensive win in Gold Coast on Friday morning, where she was crowned U23 World Champion with a powerful performance that had echoes of the mighty Flora Duffy.

Multisport’s Miracle Man Wants Kids to Tri What started out as the ultimate test for his body and mind turned into a lifestyle that continued to provide him with drive and purpose. Now heading into his sixth IRONMAN race, he's determined to help more people find multisport at a younger age. After all, Boyle was a kid himself when he earned his first M-dot at 21 years old.

2018 XTERRA Pan Am Champs Set for Saturday More than 30 elites from around the world are scheduled to compete at the XTERRA Pan American/USA Championship race in Ogden, Utah this Saturday.

Polar Introduces Two New Long-Awaited Models The makers of some of the most accurate heart-rate monitors in the game announce two much-anticipated new releases: the Vantage V and Vantage M smartwatches. Polar fans have been waiting a long time for this.

Beginner's Luck: Recognizing True Tired Sometimes taking a day off of training is the smart-not lazy-decision. When is it time to take a rest day? I'm talking about an unplanned one that's not written into your schedule. When are we truly in need of rest and recovery? And when are we just creating excuses?

Helen Jenkins: Double world champion aims for racing return Double world champion aims for racing return after giving birth to baby daughter and undergoing back surgery.

Mario Mola Going for Third ITU World Title Spain's Mario Mola stands on the cusp of a remarkable double-triple for Spanish triathlon as he chases a feat only previously achieved by compatriot Javier Gomez in 2015: a straight hat-trick of ITU World Championship titles. Read the preview from below:.

World Triathlon Series 2018: Lauren Steadman eyes 2020 gold Britain's Lauren Steadman says she is closing in on Paralympic gold regardless of whether she clinches a maiden world title.

It's Zaferes Vs. Holland at the WTS Gold Coast Final The wait is almost over as the women elite athletes go through their pre-race routines ahead of the 2018 ITU World Series Grand Final in Gold Coast. With reigning two-time ITU world champion Flora Duffy sidelined with a foot injury, we'll see a first-time world champion on top of the podium.

Athlete chatter ahead of 2018 #WTSGoldCoast - Athlete chatter ahead of the 2018 World Triathlon Grand Final on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Marisol Casado, ITU President: It is really great to be here with these great champions, it is very emotional for me. It is my third time here, I was here in 1991 and of course some of you were not born.

A Recovery Meal the Whole Family Will Love Feed a family of four with this traditional favorite. The trick to this turkey and veggie loaf is sautéing the veggies first, coaxing out the flavors, and giving this dish a hearty taste. A light summer salad makes for a fresh accompaniment.

Unleash Your Inner Race-Day Superhero In fact, this was my second-slowest finish. I thought it would put a lid on what was supposed to be a column about unleashing superhuman performances on the racecourse. Instead, I learned that relying on my inner Peter Parker is just as important as channeling Spider-Man.

Yvonne Van Vlerken reflects on her Challenge Almere win A chat with her as she gears up for her second full-distance race at Challenge Almere. After a third-place finish a year ago, Slovenia's Jaroslav Kovacic is looking to move up a few spots on the podium and hit a fast time at Challenge Almere-Amsterdam.

Grand Final To Decide ITU World Champions This Weekend Vicky Holland has the opportunity to become ITU world champion and is one of four British women ranked in the top six. Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee both feature, there's U23 and junior titles and Britain has defending champions in the paratriathlon, too.

The New Polar Vantage Series: Everything you ever wanted to know That's a feature the Vantage V lacks. Speaking of which, Polar is selling a few straps of their own, and I think the grey one actually looks pretty nice. The orange will be appropriate for Strava employees. Back on the watch, you can swipe to access the different watch face dashboards.

Mario Mola chases hat-trick of world titles in Gold Coast - Spain's Mario Mola stands on the cusp of a remarkable double-triple for Spanish triathlon as he chases a feat only previously achieved by compatriot Javier Gomez in 2015: a straight hat-trick of ITU World Championship titles.

No Kona 2018 for Jan Frodeno German triathlon superstar Jan Frodeno announced on Instagram that he won't be competing in the 2018 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii because of a hip stress fracture. Last year his race ended in Hawaii during the run, and now it appears that he will not be even at the start this year.

SOS: The Most Loved Race This event was really the best ever!" SOS starts - yes starts - with a 30mi bike. Then, a 4.4mi run followed by a 1.1mi swim. Then a 5.5mi run followed by a half-mile swim. Then you finish. Just kidding! Now you commence an 8mi run then - yes - another half-mile swim, and then you finish after another seven-tenths of a mile of running.

Holland and Zaferes ready for Grand Final showdown in Gold Coast - The wait is almost over as the women elite athletes go through their individual pre-race routines ahead of the 2018 ITU World Series Grand Final in Gold Coast, and Australia's most famous triathlon venue is buzzing. And the anticipation of Saturday afternoon's race is high not just because of the occasion.

Aquathlon Launches World Triathlon on the Gold Coast #WorldTriathlete #WTSGoldCoast #thisisqueensland #wearegoldcoast. Photo credit: Delly Carr - ITU Media.

Gold Coast to crown U23 World Champions - Before the world turns the attention onto the elite men's and women's Grand Final races, the Under 23 fields will contest for World Championship honours at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast.

Wahoo KICKR CORE Trainer In-Depth Review This past July at Eurobike, Wahoo announced their two latest trainers - the near-annual update of their mainstay, the Wahoo KICKR, as well as a new lower priced trainer - the KICKR CORE. Wahoo has always had an even lower priced option, the KICKR SNAP, but that trainer isn't quite as powerful and requires your wheel be left on the bike.

Bike Maintenance Skills Every Triathlete Should Master Before or after every ride. Make sure your tires are pumped and do not have cracks or chunks missing. A tire pumped to the correct pressure for the rider's weight and conditions will not only help performance but safety, too. Squeeze your brake levers to make sure both front and rear brakes are working correctly.

Ironmind: Gritty New Tri Documentary Premieres in London Online video magazine host Brian Rose teams up with punk singer John Joseph for an unflinching look at triathlon's effect on two troubled pasts. Eight years ago, Brian Rose fled New York City. He had worked on Wall Street. He had picked up a drug problem.

Photo: 2018 Lobsterman Triathlon American Matthew Guenter and Canadian Angela Naeth earned the titles at the 15th annual Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, Maine on Saturday, Sept. In total, more than 800 athletes representing 35 states competed in the iconic race. Guenter, a Penn State student, finished with a time of 2:00:00, 7:08 ahead of Breno Malo.

5 Helmet Mistakes Triathletes Make These errors are keeping you from full noggin protection. It's a well-documented fact that helmets save lives. Of the 700-plus bicycle deaths each year, approximately three-quarters are from head injuries. A 2016 study of more than 64,000 cyclists found that wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of fatal head injury by nearly 70 percent.

Grand Finals to Bermuda and Abu Dhabi, Multisport Festival to Almere What bike will she ride in 2018? What will it be like to race in front of her entire country in April? All this and more as we catch up with Bermuda's Flora Duffy. provides a quick recap of this past weekend's ITU WTS Grand Final and Ironman, Challenge and Xterra series races in Wales, Spain and the USA.

Giveaway Extravaganza 2018 Winners! Another year goes past - and another huge Giveaway Extravaganza is now complete! This year was pretty crazy once again, with boatloads upon boatloads of people stopping by the site to enter the dozen giveaways. As with every year - y'all really like free stuff!

Jan Frodeno Out of 2018 Ironman World Championship Two-time Ironman world champion Jan Frodeno of Germany announced on Wednesday that he will not be competing on the Big Island next month due to a stress fracture in his hip. The announcement comes as a shock, as Frodeno just turned in an amazing performance at Sept.

Jan Frodeno is out of the Ironman World Championship Jan Frodeno and Emma Pallant used their running prowess to pull away from their competition and take Ironman 70.3 Barcelona. Jan Frodeno returns to Ironman racing this weekend at his "hometown" race - Ironman 70.3 Barcelona.

Injured Jan Frodeno Out of Kona The two-time IRONMAN world champion took to Instagram to announce that his season has ended prematurely due to a recently diagnosed stress fracture in his hip. The German was a favorite for next month's IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona. "Certainly not how I hoped this season would end," wrote Frodeno.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Test Event confirmed for August 2019 - The International Triathlon Union, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Japanese Triathlon Union are pleased to announce the dates for the 2019 Test Event for the Tokyo 2020 Games - World Olympic Qualification Event. Running from August 15 to 18, it will incorporate Elite male and female races, Mixed Relay and Paratriathlon races.

ITU announces World Cup, Mixed Relay Series and Paratriathlon calendars for 2019 - Following the ITU Executive Board meeting and annual ITU Congress held in the Gold Coast, the International Triathlon Union is pleased to announce the final calendar for the 2019 season.

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Salty Triathlete: On Being Selfish The ones who insist the whole family has to match their precise eating and sleeping habits in order to optimize recovery; who won't get off the couch to take the garbage out because they need "to rest and recharge"; who make every vacation a race trip that's all about them.

New IRONMAN 70.3 Race in Traverse City, Michigan The brand-new IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City triathlon is scheduled to take place on August 25, 2019 with general registration opening on September 25, 2018. "We are thrilled to announce the addition of Traverse City to our list of IRONMAN 70.3 race venues," said Frank Lowery, Midwest and Great Plains Regional Director for IRONMAN.

World triathletes soak up the best of the Gold Coast, Queensland View the World triathletes soak up the best of the Gold Coast, Queensland photo gallery on

Team USA meet and greet Aussie wildlife View the Team USA meet and greet Aussie wildlife photo gallery on

One-Hour Workout: 50-Focused Endurance Swim A mixture of short, fast swimming and slightly longer intervals later in the set make this workout a great way to optimize your time in the pool. This week's workout comes from Drew Sapp and Ohio-based Crew Racing, LLC.

Bermuda and Abu Dhabi awarded with the 2021 and 2022 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final - The Executive Board of ITU has met during two days in the Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia, just ahead of the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final to debate and decide on several important issues, including the 2019 competition calendar, the new services for National Federations or the cities that will host the 2021 and 2022 Grand Final.

Grand perspective of #WTSGoldCoast View the Grand perspective of #WTSGoldCoast photo gallery on

Pictures from Ironman 70.3 Rügen The marathon in pictures. Was ist mytriathlon?

Corbin wonderful in Wisconsin Linsey Corbin celebrates her 10th Ironman World Championship. Linsey talks about why she thinks her best race here was in 2013 when she finished 10th. Was ist mytriathlon?

On base with the salty Matt Miller Matt Miller of BASE Performance will be racing in 2 IRONMAN events in one weekend and this is all for a worthy cause - and he is not alone on that quest.Slowtwitch: Matt, thank you for your time.Matt Miller: Thanks Herbert.

HOKA Bondi 6 It was half Bondi, half-Conquest. If HOKA improves the plush on the Elevon, that shoe is going to be a winner. I quipped to someone recently that I expected to really like the Bondi 6, because every odd edition of the Bondi were misses, but the even editions were hits.

Another Wonderful Weekend At The Woburn Abbey Triathlon Those who fancied trying out multisport at an even younger age had the opportunity to complete the Scootathlon, for four to eight-year olds.

Giveaway Extravaganza: Garmin Forerunner 935 Multisport GPS Watch All good things must come to an end, and this folks, it's the end of the road. At least assuming you're still on the road and haven't fallen asleep and found you and your bike crashed into the side of a goose farm or something. For the vast majority of the last year and a half my go-to watch has been the FR935.

Giveaway Extravaganza: GoPro Hero 6 Black There's one product you'll find with me on every single ride, run, or swim: my GoPro. Specifically, the GoPro Hero 6. Sometimes even two of them, if I'm gettin' really wild! Now, unlike the GoPro Fusion 360° camera I gave away earlier this morning, this one does require some basic skill - you have to point it at your subject.

Giveaway Extravaganza: Quarq DZero Power Meter It's time for another meter. With only a handful of giveaways left in this seemingly never-ending parade of free stuff, we need more power. I suppose I'm probably mostly talking about caffeine and not cycling power…but what's the difference anyway? I suppose one gives you energy and the other takes it away…but that's probably overthinking it.

Giveaway Extravaganza: Fitbit Ionic GPS + Fitbit WiFI Scale Given the way the day is going and how many of you are tied to your chairs, it's probably not exactly a good idea to talk about weight scales.

Racing for a Cause Can Make You a Better Athlete You give and you get when you race for a charity. When Karin Jeffrey first did a 100-mile bike ride with Team in Training back in 1997, "it was a lot less common," she said.

Giveaway Extravaganza: DJI Spark Drone While I have a somewhat absurd collection of drones, it's actually one of the least expensive and smallest ones that I prefer the most - the tiny spark. It weighs less than a water bottle and I've taken it tons of places in my back jersey pocket cycling - ready to pop-out for photos and videos whenever I feel like it.

Photos: Fast Times at Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Slovenia's Jaroslav Kovacic established a new course record, while the Netherland's Yvonne Van Vlerken defended her title at the iron-distance Challenge Almere-Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Kovacic finished in an amazing time of 7:55:43, breaking the long-standing course record of 7:57:46 that had held up since 1999.

Monday Minute: An Exercise To Build Core Strength Tim Crowley explains the Side T Reverse Fly, a strength-training exercise for runners that combines the side bridge with the reverse fly.

Giveaway Extravaganza: The Anything Unannounced Soon Giveaway! Back by popular demand this year: What if I could give you the future? Or more specifically, the unannounced future? Yup, I'm going to do just that. Over the next 3 weeks there's going to be a crapton of new products announced.

Giveaway Extravaganza: Wahoo KICKR CORE + KICKR CLIMB Or, perhaps more accurately…fork drop. Which, will happen once you connect these two up. You'll be going up and down like a merry-go-round horse as the KICKR CLIMB replicates the mountains and hills around your virtual world. Unless your virtual world is most of the Netherlands, in which case you won't go up or down anywhere.

Linsey Corbin Breaks Course Record at Ironman Wisconsin American Linsey Corbin took the top honors, putting together a 1:01:16 swim, a 4:59:01 bike, and a 3:04:52 marathon to take the win in a new course record time of 9:12:39. Jennie Hansen finished in second with a time of 9:47:06, while Katie Thomas rounded out the podium in third with a time of 9:50:12.

Father and daughter age group athletes represent Team USA at the Grand Final - Father and daughter Mike Buenting and Bella Buenting are age group triathletes, honoured to be lining up and representing Team USA, for triathlon, at this month's World Triathlon Grand Final, on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Triathlon has made me a better person!

Giveaway Extravaganza: Garmin Fenix 5 Plus When it comes to features, no watch has as many features as the Fenix 5 Plus. From the watch you can listen to Britney Spears via headphones while concurrently paying for a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino using contactless payments, all while also monitoring your heart rate spike at that daunting combination.

The Monday Round-Up: Corbin Unbeatable in Wisconsin Gossage and Trautmann win in Wales. Emotional finishes dominated the tough IRONMAN Wales in Tenby. In the women's race, Lucy Gossage nailed her third victory after 2013 and 2017 in a competitive field.

Crowley, Lagerstrom win Santa Cruz 70.3 After 40 miles of the bike leg, Lagerstrom held a 1:24 lead on Hoffman, 1:40 on Andrew Talansky of the U.S., 3:31 on Cunnama, 3:32 on Gillespie, 3:33 on Franklin, 3:36 on Metzler, and 3:37 on Buckingham.

Angert tops Lange, Philipp dominates women at Rügen 70.3. Florian Angert used a sizzling fast bike leg to trump the run of Ironman World Champion Patrick Lange and Laura Philipp unleashed an equally remarkable two wheel performance to crush the women's field at Ironman 70.3 Rügen.

Giveaway Extravaganza: Favero Assioma Duo Power Meter Pedals And in this case, power to the people! There's no doubt Favero has certainly done that in the power meter pedal world with the solid Assioma pedals, even if their product name can be a bit tricky for non-Italians to pronounce. Unfortunately, I can't award extra credit in the giveaway section to those that can pronounce it correctly.

Trautman and Gossage wonderful in Wales South Africa's Matt Trautman took his second Ironman Wales title, while Lucy Gossage took her third at the epic race held in Tenby, Wales.

Entries For The Austria eXtreme Triathlon Now Open The Austria eXtreme Triathlon will take you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Styria, from the Mur meadows south of Graz over several mountain passes up to the high alpine landscape of the Dachstein. The Austria eXtreme Triathlon is even more.

Giveaway Extravaganza: GoPro Fusion 360° Action Cam Let's say that you were the dude who always managed to miss the shot. Always had the camera pointed in the wrong direction, or perhaps always had it out of focus. Well, I've got a solution for you: A 360° action cam. With this imaginatively named creation it's virtually impossible to eff up the shot.

Giveaway Extravaganza: Wahoo BOLT Cycling GPS There's only one bike computer that includes an aerodynamic mount that will, if nothing else, make you feel faster. And thus, I've introduced the next product on today's lineup - the Wahoo BOLT GPS. It's arguably the unit that kicked off legitimate cycling GPS competition to the Big G and is an incredibly solid unit - especially given the price.

Giveaway Extravaganza: Suunto 9 Multisport GPS And so it begins - the annual mother of all giveaways is now underway once again! And while it might be 'only' 24 hours of giveaways, it's gonna feel a heck of a lot longer. Like, 120 hours. Which also happens to be how long the battery on the Suunto 9 can last in GPS recording mode.

Angert and Philipp rip it in Rügen Jan Frodeno put together another dominating performance while Laura Philipp continued her winning ways at Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau. recaps the women's race at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee won by Daniela Ryf in impressive style.

Rhys Clark made the switch from wrestling to triathlon and hasn’t looked back - Canadian age group triathlete, Rhys Clark, is highly motivated ahead of the 2018 World Triathlon Grand Final on the Gold Coast this month and proud to be representing his country at a national level. The Canadian age-group triathlete used the foundations of triathlon, as cross training for his Olympic style wrestling.

Photos from the 36th Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Europe's oldest triathlon has a rich tradition of hard racing and an outstanding atmosphere. Pictures to prove it from Challenge Almere-Amsterdam 2018.

Britain's age group triathlete Lee Thompson among the best in the world to contest on the Gold Coast - Lee Thompson, age group triathlete representing Great Britain, started out in triathlon in 2013. In 2018 he has represented and contested in races all around the world and is highly motivated to make his way to the start line, of the World Triathlon Grand Final on the Gold Coast this month.

Age group triathlete Sharon Byun hopes to inspire others through her passion for triathlon - Inspiring others through passion for health, wellness and the sport of triathlon. Meet Sharon Byun, an inspiring age-group triathlete and triathlon ambassador for Team USA. Sharon competes in triathlons in the 45-49 age group category, is an obstetrician-gynecologist at the University of Florida.

Kovacic and Van Vlerken amazing in Almere Australia's Cameron Wurf is renowned as the sport's premier cyclist at present - he holds the Kona bike course record and has been ripping up bike courses around the world as he moves from pro bike racing to the elite levels of triathlon. Today, though, he proved that he's a man to watch when it comes to running, too.

The Cream of Rev3's Halves Become Ironman 70.3s Rev3 Williamsburg, Quassy, and Maine are all now Ironman events, and will henceforth be Ironman 70.3 Williamsburg, Connecticut and Maine respectively. The Maine event was already an Ironman-branded event, but was operated by Rev3 under a license from Ironman.

Feature on ITU Technical Delegate: Miguel Alejandro Fernández Vázquez - Miguel Alejandro Fernández Vázquez has an extensive history with the sport of triathlon, dating back to 1999, and values how a team can work together to successfully deliver a world class event, from a technical and operational perspective. We are so grateful for his dedication and commitment to the sport.

Get to Know a Tri Legend: Siri Lindley She could have stayed on the podium. Instead, she decided to pull others up there. In 2002, Siri Lindley was the number-one triathlete in the world. That was the year she notched a World Cup series title, two U.S. Olympic Committee's Athlete of the Month honors, and the designation of Triathlete of the Year by this very magazine.

Catching up with Belinda Granger Welcome to Challenge Roth. Was ist mytriathlon?

Renee Kiley gears up for Challenge Almere She's competing in her 42nd full-distance race - 15 of those have been sub-nine hour performances. There's a reason Yvonne Van Vlerken is considered the queen of long-distance racing in the Netherlands. A chat with the 2017 Challenge Almere champion and course-record holder.

Beginner's Luck: What Happens at the Back of the Pack? Question: What advice do you have for someone who is always at the back of the pack in a race-or DFL ? I have a great little group that has hunkered down with me to help me get the word out about Triathlon for the Every Woman, my best-selling book which is being completely revised and updated and released in the spring.

Jaroslav Kovacic looks for a big day at Challenge Almere catches up with Cameron Wurf as he dials in his final preparation for Kona at Challenge Almere-Amsterdam. Yvonne Van Vlerken has put together an incredible 2017 that included more sub-9 hour performances and taking the top prize in the Challenge Family European bonus pool.

Cameron Wurf tunes up for Kona at Challenge Almere We catch up with Yvonne Van Vlerken after she races to another sub-9 hour performance and the European title at Challenge Almere. reports on weekend action from the Paratriathlon at the Paralympics along with Challenge events in the Netherlands and Vietnam, along with Ironman events in Germany, the UK and USA.

IRONMAN Acquires Three Events From Revolution3 Triathlon IRONMAN will now own and operate IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut, formerly Rev3 Quassy, IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia, formerly Rev3 Williamsburg and IRONMAN 70.3 Maine, which was a previously licensed event. The popular triathlon events will be incorporated into the IRONMAN 70.3 Series and general registration for the 2019 events will open on September 25.

Quick Set: Pop-Ups, Tennessee Tumblers and Sailboats Tennessee Tumblers:: Push off the wall and swim to the flags near the opposite side of the pool. When you swim under the flags, dive underwater and kick into the wall. Stay under the water as you perform a flip turn or open-turn. Push off and streamline kick until you are past the flags.

Celebrating 10 years of WTS World Champions - One decade ago, the first-ever ITU Triathlon World Championship Grand Final, under the title of Dextro Energy Triathlon, was held in Gold Coast.

It Begins Monday: Giveaway Extravaganza Time! Yes, the time is once again almost upon us: The Annual DC Rainmaker Giveaway Extravaganza! While typically mid-summer, we're going with late-summer for this edition. Next Monday starting at exactly 12:00AM US Eastern the pinnacle of sports technology giveaway awesomeness will commence…again.

Overcoming greatness to achieve the World Triathlon dream - Sue Reynolds was unhealthily obese, she was unable to tie her own shoe laces and had no idea about the impact that sport would have on her life. Now 64 years of age, Sue has lost 90kg of body weight over the past five years. "In 2012, I was morbidly obese.

Traveling Across Time Zones? Here's How to Deal Some simple steps taken before, during and after a flight to a new destination can help minimize any adverse effects of your travel. Thank you to Lauren Babineau for her contribution to this article. This article originally appeared on

Lifting the Curtain on Ironman's Top Cyclist: Part 2 Taking a peek at Cameron Wurf's metabolic testing numbers will give you insight on training your own body to compete at its metabolic best. In our three-part series, we get a look at exclusive insider data from former pro-cyclist-turned-Ironman-powerhouse Cameron Wurf.

Face Off: 2 Totally Tubeless Tires Tubeless tires are finding their way from the dirt to the street. These two brands offer easy-to-set up systems that let you run your tires at far lower pressures than a traditional clincher-plus-tube setup. Translation: Better traction, puncture-resistance, and comfort.

New York City: GPS Running Accuracy Test Rabbit Hole Two weeks ago I was in NYC for a slew of events, product pickups, and meetings. Most of which you've heard about by now. Be it the DJI Mavic 2 launch, the Garmin Vivosmart 4 announcement, or the Fitbit Charge 3 announcement. And that's only the half of it.

Tokyo 2020 Paratriathlon races to be broadcasted live to the world - ITU and the International Paralympic Committee are proud to announce that the Paratriathlon races at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be broadcasted live to the whole world.

Case Study: The Hangry Junk Food Fan Rob tended to think like this: "I just rocked a brick session, I deserve fast food, dessert,." To make matters worse, he had a dislike of vegetables and health food, and had absolutely no plan when it came to fueling for long workouts.

Looking forward to Challenge Almere Yvonne Van Vlerken took the top prize in the women's European Challenge Family bonus, while Joe Skipper and Lukas Kramer were tied at the top of the men's standings. Yvonne Van Vlerken is having quite a month, taking her second full-distance race, while Antony Costes led the men at Ironman Barcelona.

Tire Sealant 2018 Update As resident Tire Geek Extraordinaire here at Slowtwitch, I thought it was about time for an update on the state of tire sealants. I've written extensively about tire sealants - HERE, HERE, and HERE. For the uninitiated, tire sealant amounts to liquid fix-a-flat.

Remembering the Top Moments from #WTS10Years View the Remembering the Top Moments from #WTS10Years photo gallery on

Quest for Kona: James Irvine Plows Through Any Obstacle After returning to Canada from Papua New Guinea, where he worked as a doctor, James Irvine watched a news report in 1981 about something called IRONMAN happening in Hawaii.

IRONMAN 70.3 Set to Land on French Atlantic Coast in June 2019 We are delighted to announce the launch of the IRONMANÂ 70.3Â Les Sables d'Olonne - VendÃe, with the race set for June 16, 2019. Race registration opens at 4pm CET today!

The Best Cycling Apps You've Never Heard Of These apps will help you become a more tech-savvy, adventurous, and social rider. If you ride frequently, chances are you have a Strava account. Or Training Peaks. Or MapMyRide. If it's not on an app, it didn't happen, duh.

Sneak Peek: Triathlete's 2018 Championship Issue Get ready for island action in this comprehensive guide to the Ironman World Championship in Kona and the XTERRA World Championship on Maui.

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend Ok, this post would be slightly behind the curve, but it's been a super busy last few days, especially yesterday. As one might expect, lots of 'new stuff' coming over the next few weeks. September is usually when you see lots of wearables, action camera, and drone announcements.

One Doctor's Advice for Avoiding the Dreaded Bonk For the most part, there are two types of bonking: hypoglycemia and hyponatremia. When you hear the word "bonking," it's typically the former, but both are terrible fates. Here's how to distinguish between the two types and what to do about it. You only need to experience exercise-induced hypoglycemia once to know it's bad.

Phynova Six Day London Announces Impressive Female Race Field Fresh from her magnificent successes at both the Swedish Vårgårda road race and the RideLondon Classique this season, Phynova Six Day London can announce Kirsten Wild will be taking to the track this autumn to defend her 2017 title.

Lessons from the Lifeguard Stand Want to be a stronger swimmer? Train like a life depends on you. As a professional triathlete, Brittany Pierce works regularly on her swim skills to shave seconds off her race times. As a lifeguard at Florida's Clearwater Beach, she also works to swim faster-because when someone is drowning, every second counts.

Who are World Triathletes? - For over twenty years the International Triathlon Union has worked hard to be the leading governing body for the sport of triathlon. Creating a path for triathletes of all ages, skill level and gender to showcase their skills and challenge themselves physically and mentally in a competitive swim, bike and run atmosphere.

It’s always been about sport, Leigh Gunn, Grand Final AG athlete - Leigh Gunn made the switch from soccer to triathlon. - Leigh Gunn was a professional soccer player for most of his young adult life, based in Sydney, Australia. His family is from the Philippines therefore he has always felt a close connection with the country.

David Hauser: Kona will be Hauser's first IRONMAN. Hauser is a self-proclaimed "startup nerd" and works at Brainchild and Co. where he invests in early stage tech, healthcare, and consumer companies. He also runs Finance for Brainchild's two direct-to-consumer businesses, an outerwear company called The Arrivals, and a clean beauty company called Onomie.

Photos from Challenge Walchsee A look at Challenge Walchsee where Sebastian Kienle nailed his final tune-up for Kona and Eva Wutti became the first Austrian to win the event.

One-Hour Workout: Climb the Pyramid Bike Session Use this workout to increase your threshold and get comfortable powering over climbs. This week's workout is meant to teach your body to perform at increasingly higher levels of power, even while fatigued. One of the most common complaints from triathletes is "plateauing" or hitting a ceiling where improvements becoming negligible or non-existent.

Kienle and Wutti tops at Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee Alistair Brownlee will take on a tough field at the inaugural Challenge Championship in Samorin, Slovakia. Worn by Sebastian Kienle to his best Kona time ever last year, Scott's Cadence Plus offers lots of ventilation and protection in an aero package.

Javier Gomez Breaks Down Struggle on the Run Javier Gomez struggled late in the run and had to settle for third place.

Alistair Brownlee: "I Gave It Everything" Two-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee finished in the runner-up spot in his debut.

The Ironman 70.3 World Championship in pictures Jan Frodeno gets offered a lifetime of vacations in the region, Michelle Vesterby sets her sights on a new record and more from today's press conference at Ironman Austria. Our superbike series begins with the bike that helped Jan Frodeno break the world-best time in Roth and take his second consecutive Ironman World Championship in Kona.

Royal Windsor Triathlon Returns For 29th Year It's no wonder then, that the 29th year of this prestigious event is set to attract thousands of participants when entries open at 10am on Wednesday 5th September. The 2019 Royal Windsor Triathlon will take place on Sunday 16th June, organised by leading mass events company Human Race.

Records crushed at 2018 ÖtillÖ World Championships On a near perfect and beautiful day on the Stockholm archipelago, teams in all 3 division managed to obliterate all existing records and this may not yet be the end in terms of what is possible.

Photos: 2018 Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee Germany's Sebastian Kienle and Austria's Eva Wutti claimed the titles at Sunday's half-iron distance Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee. Kienle put together a 25:53 swim, a 2:06:14 bike, and a 1:13:37 half-marathon to cross the finish line at 3:48:39. Frederic Funk was second at 3:51:27, with Daniel Baekkegard finishing third in 3:54:44.

Jan Frodeno From 70.3 Worlds: "It Was a Special Day" Germany's Jan Frodeno put together a 21:54 swim, a 2:04:29 bike, and a 1:06:34 half-marathon to claim his second Ironman 70.3 World Championship title. Video provided by Ironman.

Daniela Ryf Reflects On Fourth 70.3 Worlds Win Switzerland's Daniela Ryf was pushed all day by Great Britain's Lucy Charles, but did enough to hear her fourth Ironman 70.3 world title. Video provided by Ironman.

The world aims the triathlon lens on Australia - Australia, Queensland, Gold Coast - The world's best triathletes will take centre stage for the International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Grand Final on the Gold Coast, Queensland, hosted from 12 - 16 September 2018.

After a stirring battle, Jan Frodeno takes 70.3 Worlds In the most exciting Ironman 70.3 World Championship men's title contest, Jan Frodeno of Germany prevailed in a back-and-forth battle with fellow Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Javier Gomez of Spain.

A hard fight in Nelson Mandela Bay Daniela Ryf smoked the women's field while Josh Amberger took a tight men's race at Ironman 70.3 Switzerland. The day in pictures. It's International Women's Day, so we're looking back at some of the women who have made a difference in our sport. 2017 was a year that featured numerous record-setting and outstanding performances.

Russell White takes silver at Czech Republic World Cup Triathlon race Northern Ireland's Russell White achieves a career-best performance by taking a silver medal at the ITU World Cup Triathlon race in the Czech Republic.

Photos: 2018 IM 70.3 World Champs - Men's Race The entire podium was made up of Olympic medalists.

The Monday Round-Up: IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Edition The defending IRONMAN 70.3 world champion Daniela Ryf of Switzerland came into today's race as the clear favorite, and didn't fall short of expectations, winning a record fourth IRONMAN 70.3 world title.

Eggenschwiler and Le Bellec triumph in the Zofingen Duathlon Long Distance World Championships - It was a Swiss double victory in the women's race and a French double victory in the men's today at 2018 Zofingen ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships.

Frintova delivers home win and Dmitry Polyanskiy earns second World Cup of 2018 in Karlovy Vary - Grey skies over the pretty Czech town did nothing to dampen the excitement and spirit of the 2018 Karlovy Vary World Cup on Sunday, where Vendula Frintova and Dmitry Polyanskiy rose to the occasion to deliver superb golds in testing conditions.

Jan Frodeno Claims Second 70.3 World Title There was plenty of hype heading into the men's Ironman 70.3 World Championship race in Nelson Mandela Bay, with many excited to see the battle of three Olympic medalists in Jan Frodeno, Alistair Brownlee, and Javier Gomez. The trio turned in quite the show and elevated 70.3 racing to the next level with an epic battle on the run.

Frodeno frightening at Ironman 70.3 World Championship The Bahrain Endurance 13 team announces yet another stacked roster of Olympic and world champions. The Crank's take on the weekend's racing from Texas, Gran Canaria, Sardinia and Peru. Racing starts tomorrow at the inaugural Super League Triathlon on Hamilton Island.

Ironman 70.3 World Championships: Alistair Brownlee and Lucy Charles win silver Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee and Lucy Charles both finish second in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in South Africa.

Daniela Ryf storms to 4th IM 70.3 World title Daniela Ryf earned a record fourth Ironman 70.3 World Championship title with a 6th best 24:24 swim, a race-best 2:15:27 bike split and a 2nd-fastest 1:16:59 half marathon to finish in 4:01:12 with a 3:46 margin of victory over Lucy Charles of Great Britain and 6:09 over 3rd place finisher Anne Haug of Germany.

Princeton Carbonworks WAKE 6560 Is it worthy of your attention? I rode this company's WAKE 6560 a fair bit, and the name of the wheel describes the profile: alternating depths of 65mm and 60mm.

Jan Frodeno Wins Second IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Title Jan Frodeno, the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion, reclaimed the crown from defending champion Javier Gomez of Spain and dominated a deep field of world-class talent at the 2018 Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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Teams line up for the mixed relay at the 2018 Asian Games - It's been a stacked schedule of triathlon at the Asian Games, across the elite men's and women's individual races. Up next on the program is the mixed team relay event, comprising racing at its most thrilling, where the individual sport combines with pure team spirit.

Photos: 2018 IM 70.3 World Champs - Women's Race The women kicked off an exciting weekend of racing in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.

One week, 7 days, 180 hours to go….ironman Wales 󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 This time next week I will be finishing my last supper, cramming carbs, quaffing liquid to top up hydration and looking for my bed for a good nights sleep. My bike and bags will be racked - hopefully on my own peg 562 unlike Lakesman where I placed them carefully on a random peg !

Ryf romps to another Ironman 70.3 World Championship In a newsletter posted after this weekend's Challenge Roth, Yvonne Van Vlerken had some harsh words for champion Daniela Ryf. Daniela Ryf didn't make it look as easy as she did a year ago, but still managed to dominate Challenge Roth as she defends her title.

Daniela Ryf Wins Record Fourth Ironman 70.3 World Title Daniela Ryf says she was pushed to be her very best by up-and-coming star Lucy Charles. Switzlerland's Daniela Ryf came to Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa as the heavy favorite to defend her title-and she didn't disappoint.

Will Alistair Brownlee Bring His Golden Touch To South Africa? And this year, both men will face off with another former ITU superstar, Alistair Brownlee, who is tackling his first IRONMAN 70.3 world championship. One of the fastest runners the sport has ever seen, the two-time Olympic gold medalist Brownlee is on everyone's radar for Sunday.

Daniela Ryf Flies to a Record Fourth Win at the 2018 Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Under clear skies in Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 45 pro women lined up at Kings Beach for the start of the 2018 Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. As expected, British super swimmer Lucy Charles charged to the front within moments of the start, and swam away from the field.

Local Businesses Take On Charity Sporting Challenge Keen triathletes and fitness fans, as individuals they are no stranger to completing weekend sporting challenges. However, working together as a team was a new opportunity, and supporting their local triathlon and competing in their hometown that bit more special.

Jumpei Furuya races to victory at the Asian Games - Triumph for Japan Triathlon in Palembang. Palembang, Indonesia - Japan's Furuya Jumpei set his intentions, from the start of today's race, as he meditated in transition prior to being introduced onto the start line.

New Favero Assioma Firmware Adds Full Zwift Bluetooth Smart Compatibility, Additional Features Today Favero rolled out a pile of firmware updates to their much favored Assioma power meter pedals. These pedals came out just over a year ago. In this short timeframe they've had a number of firmware updates, most of which actually brought new features or enhancements.

5 Reasons You Should Eat More Fish But with the abundance of health benefits, it's time to give fish another try. And I have five strong reasons for why every athlete should eat more fish! Fish is so good for your heart that the American Heart Association recommends piling it on your plate at least two times per week.

Keep a Low Profile With This Tri Gear Trying not to scream TRIATHLETE? This chill gear will help you stay undercover, despite your tan lines.; $50 From the style-centric minds across the pond comes a multitool that could double as an office-desk conversation piece.

Jan Frodeno pre-70.3 worlds Q and A Ironman: Great to see you here at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship - how good is to be back in South Africa where you spent some time growing up?: Jan Frodeno: Yes, it's been a long time since I've been back to South Africa but, nonetheless, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Athletes' chatter ahead of Karlovy Vary World Cup - Sunday in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary sees the latest stop on the transglobal 2018 World Cup tour, and ahead of the action, six of the podium contenders gave their verdicts on the course, their hopes for the race, and what it might take to seize the gold and finish out front of another two incredibly competitive fields.

Jan Frodeno: Kona "Added Some Fuel to the Fire" He chats about the start to his season, the competitive 70.3 Worlds field, and managing the prep for two key races. Interview clips provided by Ironman.

The Triathlon World Podcast previews the Ironman 70.3 World Champoinship Javier Gomez added to his already impressive resume with a second Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga. After an impressive runner-up finish in Penticton, Helle Frederiksen is set for another big race this weekend - the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The pros speak up at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship With a stacked field on hand, the Ironman 70.3 World Championship promises to be a great weekend of racing.

Quick Set: Lotsa 50s We'll feature a swim workout from Triathlete contributor and coach Sara McLarty every Friday so you have new ideas to take to the pool. A:: 600 warm up 6×25 underwater kick @ :60 6×50 swim @ :60 6×50 @ :55 2 x 400 pull w/:45 rest 2 x 400 pull 200 cool down*3500 Total*.

Can Anyone Beat Daniela Ryf? The women's pro race at the Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on Saturday guarantees a thrilling battle from start to finish. But will anyone be able to beat the three-time champion Daniela Ryf?

What's at stake in the 13th IM 70.3 Worlds Injuries have slowed his progress this year and last. While he was 10th at the Commonwealth Games and 4th at the European Champs in 2018, he says he was training through Glasgow and was focusing hard for 70.3 Worlds. Brownlee proved his 70.3 mettle with a win at Saint George 70.3 in 2017.

Nominations For Athletes Committee Open Until September 6 - The process to nominate new Athletes Committee representatives for the next two years is still open, and nominations can be sent until September 6, 2018.

Takahashi dominates triathlon at the Asian Games to claim the gold medal - In a dominating performance Japan's Yuko Takahashi has claimed the gold medal to be crowned as the 2018 Asian Games champion in Palembang, Indonesia. Firmly marked as the pre-race favourite, and wearing number one for Japan, Takahashi led the field of elite women across all three disciplines of the Olympic distance triathlon format.

Pre-70.3 Worlds Action Heats Up in South Africa The pre-race festivities for the 2018 Isuzu Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa are in full swing!

2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Preview: Pro Women Headlining the race is three-time winner Daniela Ryf, who will be looking to add a fourth title to her already-impressive resume. To do so, she'll have to hold off a group of world-caliber contenders that include past world champions, Olympians, and some of the top athletes in the sport today.

Photos from Ironman 70.3 Zell am See Laura Philipp and Michael Weiss took the wins at an exciting day of racing in Saint Pölten. Photos from the beautiful race. Photos from the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Marbella in Spain - an exciting day that ended with a sprint finish for the men. Was ist mytriathlon?

2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Preview: Pro Men This weekend, 51 of triathlon's top male pros will toe the line in South Africa in hopes of taking top honors and a share of the $250,000 professional prize purse at the Isuzu Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

Is Your Run Improving? Do one of these repeatable tests every month to check the progress of your run fitness. Doing frequent 5Ks or 10Ks is one way to find out if you've gained run speed, but because of the inconvenient weekend timing-hey, we have to get on our bikes after all-cost and recovery needed, it's not a realistic gauge during triathlon season.

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30-Minute Strength: Strong Back, Happy Body But just a small amount of strength and mobilization work can reduce your risk of injury-and increase speed. We asked Kathryn Taylor, a USAT Level 1 coach and personal trainer, for three of her favorite exercises to create a bombproof back. Shoot for two sessions per week.

Hands-on: Garmin Vivosmart 4, now with Pulse Ox and Body Battery As with most Garmin device iterations you generally see features introduced on other devices filter down into lower-cost devices. And while that's certainly the case with some new features on the Vivosmart 4, there's actually two cases where these features are found on no other Garmin devices.

2019 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon Date Announced Top triathletes will take over the streets and waters of San Francisco for the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.

Outlaw Announce On-Sale Process For Special 10 Year Anniversary Priority Entry begins at 9am on September 6th and will provide everyone who pre-registers with the opportunity to secure their place ahead of entries going on General Sale. One pre-registration covers entry into all three Outlaw events. With some events having previously sold out in seconds, pre-registration is highly recommended.

ROKA Maverick Pro II I have a background in triathlon wetsuits. Heck, maybe I'll be buried in a wetsuit when I die. Placing this among my final instructions, giving the undertaker the chore of sticking my dead body into my wetsuit, would be my final joke played on the living.

Consecutive Breaths for Comfort and Confidence Here are some of my impressions, with a specific technique tip a little further down.Diaphragm Strength For you young-uns, here's often how it goes when you get older: You feel great swimming, you feel strong cycling, and you feel like a tiger on the run.

The distinctive Ventum One of Greg Close Greg Close is a professional triathlete and coach who races on this very distinctive checkerboard Ventum One, and as it should be - he also has a matching helmet. Being stylish while doing your job is well appreciated. When I first saw this Ventum I immediately thought about the art of Piet Mondrian, but that is not the inspiration.

From the Snowboard Slopes to the South African Sea: Mellen Gorman's Journey So involved is she in the outdoor life style that this Big White, British Columbia resident with 20-plus years of experience snow surfing, teaches her craft in Canada during the North American winter and then flies to Australia for theirs. I must admit I'm a tad envious as well.

Traveling for a Race? You'll Want These Nutrition Tips To be a nutritionally responsible, well-organized and very prepared traveler, here are some top tips for your next destination race. Food choices on the road are often limited to gas stations and fast-food restaurants, not to mention mindless / boredom snacking on nutrient-poor, convenient food.

Our Championship Issue Is Available Now! Triathlon’s biggest race on the Big Island is coming up! Get the inside scoop on all the top contenders of the Ironman World Championship in our championship issue.

Pro Race Predictions: Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship It's been a long season with some impressive IRONMAN 70.3 racing across the globe, and I am pumped to see who rises to the occasion this weekend. Last year saw the debut of the two-day racing format for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, and that will continue this year.

How to Follow the Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Triathlon's top talent has come together in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa for the 2018 Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on September 1-2. Boasting one of the most competitive professional fields in the sport, the event will make history as it takes place in Africa for the first time.

4 Ideas for Creating s Quick and Balanced Breakfast A balanced breakfast can be hard to come by on hectic mornings, but these four simple recipes provide the nutrients and flavors for the ideal morning fuel. These oats are packed with energy and are great before a long day on the bike. They're so sweet and creamy you may even dip into them for dessert.

Triathlon to take the stage at the 2018 Asian Games - This year celebrates the 18th running of the Asian Games and Palembang, Indonesia is playing host. Lake Jakabaring is the stage for the triathlon competition and will be hosted across 31 August to 2 September. Both elite men and women will line up to contest across individual events as well as in the exciting mixed-relay format.

How Do I Race Strong Through the End of the Season? Finish the season strong with these simple tips from XTERRA star and coach Josiah Middaugh. Put in the quality training necessary, and then allow for proper adaptation. Typically, 2-3 weeks of heavy training should be followed by one week of lighter training.

Photos from Ironman 70.3 Vichy Renowned as a spa destination, Vichy hosted a fast 70.3 race won by Maurice Clavel and Helle Frederiksen. Ironman 70.3 Vichy 2018 in pictures.

Attention turns to Czech Republic as Karlovy Vary hosts latest World Cup stop - Triathlon returns to the beautiful spa town of Karlovy Vary, in the Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, on Sunday, following the venue's sparkling debut on the World Cup circuit 12 months ago.

British Triathlon Launch Guides For Gold To Unearth Next Generation Of Paratriathlon Guides British Triathlon will be looking to fill both training and competition guide roles and applicants may apply to be selected for either role, or both.

History, Hot Pot, and Hip Come Together in Chongqing Last year, the UN-affiliated World Tourism and Travel Council named Chongqing the fastest-growing tourism city in the world, topping a list of 10 that included Beijing, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta. Moreover, the locals here are regarded as "some of the most welcoming in all China," according to

Wisdom from the World Championship-Bound "My entire life I've done what others said was impossible," says 44-year-old Shay Eskew. At just eight years old, Eskew was badly burned, with 65 percent of his body left in scars. Doctors told him he'd never be competitive in sports. "My right arm was melted to my side.

Photos: 2018 Ironman 70.3 Maine Nearly 2,000 age-group athletes competed on a beautiful day at Sunday's Ironman 70.3 Maine in the family-friendly town of Old Orchard Beach. Athletes kicked off the day with a run-in beach start, before moving on to a bike ride through Maine farmland and countryside.

One-Hour Workout: Four-Lap-Festival Swim Workout Break up your pool time with this easy-to-digest session built exclusively around 100 repeats. Swimming's a weird beast, isn't it? If you had to head out and do endless 400 repeats on the track, you'd probably start weeping before you even finished tying your shoes.

6 Tools to Help You Capture Swim, Bike, And Run Capture every triathlon adventure like a boss. $799 with Optic65 camera, Amazon.comCapture: Swimming, running. The SOLOSHOT3 is your own personal, robotic cameraman. It has a built-in camera that follows you during any activity-no need to recruit a buddy.

Clavel and Frederiksen victorious in Vichy Laura Philipp and Michael Weiss ran their way to the wins at Ironman 70.3 Saint Polten. Denmark's Helle Frederiksen is the fastest woman ever over the half distance. This weekend she's taking on her first full-distance race.

Kristian Blummenfelt's take on WTS Montreal It was a race that she almost didn't start thanks to a bug she picked up on the flight over to Montreal. In the end, though, Ashleigh Gentle had the race of her life. Mario Mola might have been taken by surprise at WTS Edmonton, but he was still able to take the day and maintain his grip on the World Triathlon Series lead.

Cleaning Your Chain Is More Important Than You Think How to save watts and the environment one chain at a time. Why bother cleaning and lubricating your bicycle's drivetrain? Besides avoiding unsightly rookie marks on your legs, you save pedaling energy with a clean drivetrain, allowing you to go faster.

Steffen and Reed take 70.3 Sunshine Coast Lucy Charles took the Challenge Championship last year in a race that saw the lead change three times in the last few km. The podium finishers - Charlse, Annabel Luxford and Heather Wurtele remember the big day of racing in Samorin.

First Look: Fitbit Charge 3 Activity Tracker with SpO2 Sensor & Sleep Disturbance Tracking No matter how you slice it, the Fitbit Charge series is Fitbit's leading line to date. Having sold over 35 million units amongst the various versions, it accounts for the bulk of their sales.

Ugly Dog, the First Gravel Tri I rode my gravel bike in a triathlon before this, but the Ugly Dog was the first unabashed gravel bike triathlon that I'm aware of. Of the 180 or so who showed up, about 60 took part in the long course tri, which began with a half-mile swim, a 29-mile bike, and a 3-mile run.

Slowtwitcher and USAT Age and Gender Makeup How has the readership of Slowtwitch changed over the past 6 years, and has this tracked or diverged from USAT's annual membership demographics? Last month we asked a poll question of Slowtwitchers which was word-for-word what we asked in 2012: Are you in your 20s, 30s, 40s?

Germany's Erwin Helml Trades Speed for Longevity Germany is always a factor when it comes down to thrilling races like this weekend's Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

Gomez Looks to Defend IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Title in Port Elizabeth But before he can take care of that, the most decorated athlete in the history of the sport wants to make it a weekend of thirds-as in winning his third IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.

WTSMontreal By The Numbers - In the 7th stop and penultimate event of the 2018 World Triathlon Series, the elites continued on to the second Canadian-host city of the season in Montreal, Quebec.

Beginner's Luck: The Trouble with Mental Training The secret sauce to racing successfully sometimes means humbling yourself and your expectations. When I was growing up the power of mental training, focus, and visualization was not discussed as much as it is today.

Why This Pro Turned Down His Kona Spot Jonathan Shearon will skip the Ironman World Championship to race in Ironman Louisville instead. Going into the 2018 season, American Jonathan Shearon had one goal: to get faster. And in his seventh year as a pro triathlete, he seems to be doing just that.

Mario Mola on Montreal win Mario Mola took his fourth WTS title in Montreal, giving him an excellent shot at a third straight world title. We caught up with the champion after his big day.

How Long Should You Taper? Two expert coaches help crack the code. While there's plenty of research on the subject, tapering for tri is as much art as it is science. Many athletes and coaches will tell you that it can take some trial and error depending on a number of factors.

Holland Wins In Montreal To Set Up World Title Battle On a hugely successful day for British triathletes, Georgia Taylor-Brown finished third, and is up to third in the overall Series rankings, and Jess Learmonth just behind her in fourth. There's just one race left to decide the 2019 world champion.