Triathlon News

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

One-Hour Workout: Pyramid of Bricks Use this bike/run session to work on transitions, build bike-to-run adaptation, and to fine-tune your speed. Despite the fact that, as triathletes, we do most of our workouts in single-sport mode, there are actually very few instances where we just swim, just bike, or just run while racing.

Gossage and Skipper brilliant in Bolton With the usually tough Ironman UK course featuring a shortened bike course, the times were considerably faster than previous years, but British fans were thrilled to see a pair of their countrymen take the titles in Bolton, which is just outside of Manchester.

German Triathlon Federation Seeks Head Coach - Bundestrainer/-in Elite Triathlon. The German Triathlon Federation is the National Federation with overall responsibility for Triathlon in Germany as sanctioned by the German Olympic Committee. This includes Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon and related Multisport formats of Triathlon.

4 No-Hassle Post-Workout Breakfast Recipes As the old saying goes, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." It's true that a balanced morning meal brings about a slew of benefits, including better concentration and more energy.

Sämmler, Frodeno Voted Greatest German Athletes Germany's Daniela Sämmler has cause to celebrate a few days before she turns 30 on August 6th: she was recently chosen as the greatest German female triathlete of all time by our IRONMAN Facebook community.

How to Deal When Your Racing Buddy Bails Buddies ditching your race? No problem. Here's how to thrive when you're tri-ing on your own. You and your partner in crime came up with this race idea together. You signed up together. You got in a long run, talking the whole way about how you'd crush those final miles, how you'd celebrate post-race.

Hever Castle Triathlon Schools Roadshow Returns Castle Triathlon Series is passionate about helping schools bring to life triathlon and have done this successfully over the last 3 years through the unique cross curriculum School Roadshow at Hever Castle in Kent.

Canada top home World Cup in Magog - Two-time track and field Paralympian Jon Dunkerley led a strong Canadian showing in his home ITU Paratriathlon World Cup in Magog World Cup on Saturday. In his second ITU season, the former sprinter won the men's PTVI category in 1:06:19, holding off France's Charles Edouard Catherine by two minutes.

2018 UK Ironman Champion Joe Skipper Joins Team Ribble I was excited to get on the Ultra Tri at Ironman UK on Sunday and given the win, I'm looking forward to be racing it for the remainder of the season." "After finishing third in 2013, second in 2014 and third in 2015, it's amazing to take my first UK IRONMAN title.

Circ Drive: The Deals Get Better! Last month was the 1st of 3 editions of our Annual Circ Drive. A lot of folks found that adding their name to this list got them an email that was positively Christmas-like in terms of the deals offered. In fact, some of you replied with some heartburn because you missed out.

Who Won the Women's Philly Tri? That's Not the Point. Last weekend Delmo Sports produced the Women's Philadelphia Triathlon, a first-year race. Why is this notable? Why am I writing about it? No prize money, no pros, these folks aren't a Slowtwitch Partner, there was no overlap between our partners and theirs.

IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney: 5 Pros Who Love It Perhaps it's no surprise that one of the greatest cities in the world also boasts one of the greatest IRONMAN 70.3 races on the circuit; RONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney received top honors for Overall Athlete Satisfaction in last year's IRONMAN Athlete Choice Awards.

Quintessential Races: Lake Placid, Gem of the Northeast As the longest-running IRONMAN race in the US aside from the IRONMAN World Championship, IRONMAN Lake Placid is one of the most iconic events in triathlon.

The Triathlete's Guide to Amazon Prime Day Put these deals in your cart, STAT. It's Amazon Prime Day, the shopping phenomenon that gives Black Friday a run for its door-busting, deal-making reputation. From Monday, July 16 to Tuesday, July 17, the retail giant will release thousands of deals across its site.

Learn From These Embarrassing Nutrition Mistakes We have all been there-that unpleasant race-day incident you hope will never happen again. Although we'd like to think those "oh-no" moments are no big deal, it's not easy to move on from what feels like The Worst. Mistake. Ever.

Baby on Board! How to Ride with a Bike Trailer Kids as young as 12 months can enjoy riding with mom and dad. Want your kids to love riding bikes as much as you do? Start 'em young. For many triathlete-parents, an hour-long bike ride means an hour away from family, but that doesn't have to be the case.

Photos: France Wins Mixed Relay World Championship Gold By the end of Sunday, France was able to add Mixed Relay World Championship gold to their impressive haul, romping to victory by over 40 seconds from Australia, with USA home in third. "We came here with the A team and everything worked out perfectly," said Vincent Luis after his final leg sealed the win.

Isuzu Announced as Title Sponsor for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship The Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will take place in Africa for the first time and expects to attract approximately 4,500 athletes from over 100 global qualifying events in locations such as Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.

Amazon Prime Day’s Sports Tech Deals Generally speaking I would expect deals on the GoPro Hero 5 lineup rather than the Hero 6 Black…but at the same time GoPro is also pretty desperate to show some good numbers, and during the earnings call last August they noted how massive Amazon Prime day was for them.

ITU Multisport World Championships Festival: Took Fyn By Storm When asked for an overall assessment of the ITU Multisport World Championships Festival, International Triathlon Federation President, Marisol Casado, concludes:. "A really intense nine days with sports at their finest.

Brownlee Fourth At ITU World Triathlon Hamburg Brownlee finished fourth after breaking away on the bike leg of the sprint distance triathlon with Kristian Blummenfelt and Vincent Luis. The trio established a lead by the end of the 20km bike section, but it wasn't enough to prevent Mario Mola and Richard Murray catching them.

First Look: Stages New Dash L50, M50, and L10 GPS Bike Computers, Including Color Mapping Stages may have just stumbled on making one of the best deals in GPS bike computers - the newish Stages Dash L10. Of course, that's actually not the two units that most cycling media outlets, including myself, will probably feature in their headliner images.

Helle Frederiksen's big day in Denmark The bike required some tactics. Annabel and I were clearly the strongest on the bike but we couldn't shake Camilla and Barbara.

France wins ITU Mixed Relay World Champs After 21-year-old Cassandre Beaugrand won the WTS women's gold in an upset and Vincent Luis won the men's silver the day before at WTS Hamburg, French Triathlon came into the ITU Team Mixed Relay World Championship Sunday on a high.

Joe Skipper, Lucy Gossage take IM UK Joe Skipper took the lead 23 km into the run and ran to a 7:20 margin of victory, while Lucy Gossage led wire-to-wire to take her 5th Ironman UK title by a more than 3 miles at Bolton.

The Why, What, When, and How of IRONMAN Bike Fueling Whether you're a seasoned IRONMAN athlete or new to the 140.6 scene, nailing your fueling and hydration plan on the bike can be tricky. Let's just say a lot "rides" on getting it right. With so many sports nutrition products on the market today, figuring out how to fuel for 5 to 7 hours can be daunting, and there's no one-size-fits-all solution.

The Monday Round-Up: Skipper and Gossage Reign in the UK Going into the race, Skipper was confident he'd have a big day. The 30-year had ranked third in Bolton twice; he was runner-up here just after finishing second at the IRONMAN North American Championship, Texas and IRONMAN New Zealand. But the strong runner had never experienced the emotion of taking the victory at an IRONMAN in his career.

World title weekend for France: World Cup and World Mixed Relay Champs in Hamburg Behind them Ashleigh Gentle was putting together a spirited leg for Australia, tagging off to Jacob Birtwhistle, who was more than ready to repeat the heroics that saw him pull Australia to the gold medal at these championships thanks to an incredible run.

French team shows true colours to secure Mixed Relay World title in Hamburg - If Saturday had felt like a high point for French triathlon, there was good reason. First, Vincent Luis delivered a brilliant WTS Hamburg silver in the men's race, before 21-year-old Cassandre Beaugrand showed why she has been tipped for greatness with a first-ever WTS gold.

Beaugrand shocks at WTS Hamburg On a day in which two-time defending WTS World Champion Flora Duffy showed she had not fully recovered from a foot injury, Cassandre Beaugrand of France unleashed a killer run to execute a shocking upset victory at WTS Hamburg.

Frederiksen, Dapena win ITU LD Worlds Helle Frederiksen of Denmark and Pablo Dapena Gonzalez of Spain outran their pursuers to take the gold at the ITU Long Distance Worlds in Odense, Denmark.

Mola takes 3rd straight WTS Hamburg With the win, Mola upped his WTS series leading total to 4641 points, which gives him a 1,308 points lead over second place WTS series competitor Luis - and an almost unassailable margin in his search for a third straight WTS Series World Championship.

Photos: Beaugrand Gets First WTS Gold in Hamburg From a starting line-up packed with seriously powerful podium potential, it was France's Cassandre Beaugrand who left the field in her wake to earn a first-ever WTS gold at Saturday's WTS Hamburg.

Beaugrand stuns the field to take WTS Hamburg Jessica Learmonth led the way out of the water and the first few were able to open a narrow gap on the rest of the field early in the bike. The six-woman group included two-time ITU world champion Flora Duffy, Learmonth, Taylor Spivey and Georgia Taylor-Brown.

World Mixed Relay Series all set for second stop of year in Hamburg - After the action-packed debut of the new World Mixed Relay Series took Nottingham by storm at the start of June, the teams move on to Hamburg this Sunday, eager to once again have the opportunity to prove their collective superiority.

Mario Mola three-peats at WTS Hamburg According to managing director Michael D'Hulst, we can expect to see more Super League Events between October and March. Richard Murray continues to lead the way at the inaugural Super League Triathlon after two days of racing. Racing starts tomorrow at the inaugural Super League Triathlon on Hamilton Island.

Beaugrand powers to first WTS gold thanks to inspired run in Hamburg - From a starting line-up packed with seriously powerful podium potential, it was to be France's surprise package, Cassandre Beaugrand, who left the field in her wake to earn a first-ever WTS gold at Saturday's WTS Hamburg.

ITU World Triathlon Series: Mario Mola wins with Jonny Brownlee fourth in Hamburg Spain's Mario Mola wins the ITU World Triathlon Series event in Hamburg as Briton Jonny Brownlee is edged into fourth.

Mola magnificent once more as he makes it three from three in Hamburg - Mario Mola made it a remarkable third straight WTS Hamburg victory on Saturday afternoon, delivering a superb run to take the tape once more in Germany.

Lejeune and Hannesdottir awesome at Aquathlon Worlds Belgium's Emmanuel Lejeune and Iceland's Edda Hannesdottir took the elite titles at the ITU Aquathlon World Championships. In the men's race Australian Nathan Breen led the way out of the water, but was passed shortly after the 1 km mark by Lejeune, who held the lead to the line.

World Championship Triumph for Dapena and Frederiksen in Denmark - The 2018 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships course commenced in Odense Harbour with a 3km out and back swim, followed by a 120km bike, which crossed Odin's Bridge, and finished with a 30km run through the charming streets of Odense.

IRONMAN: No Country for Only Men Women for Tri ambassador Mary Ellen Loranger is convinced it's because of the unique challenges triathlon-and IRONMAN in particular-presents. "IRONMAN is the ultimate challenge for both men and women, but especially for women who are more likely to be balancing family, children and work," the 49-year-old health care worker says.

Eurobike Update: 11 Products You'll Be Excited for in 2019 This year's international cycling trade show boasted some truly unusual finds. In the category of "so bonkers you could only find it at Eurobike," we have the Fuoripista, a gorgeous piece of home decor, which you can also work out on. Elite is an Italian brand, selling cycling accessories including a line of smart trainers.

Stars Out In Force At ITU World Triathlon Hamburg Forthcoming ITU World Triathlon Series dates:.

Combining Sport With Lifesaving Fundraising - The Triathlon That Gives Back Taking place on 8th and 9th September, the weekend of family fun, sporting challenge, and fundraising will bring over two thousand triathletes to the stunning Bedfordshire backdrop, with all profits from the event being donated to charity.

Patrik and Patrick positive after Frankfurt "I'm happy with third place. I think we saw an excellent competition and we had a good advertisement for the sport." For those of us watching from the outside, Lange had breakthrough performances in the water and on the bike in Frankfurt.

Meet This Year's Quest for Kona Cast The broadcast will take viewers behind the scenes and highlight the ups and downs as the athletes try to qualify for the most iconic single-day endurance event. Each episode will feature a different athlete's journey, and capture the breathtaking scenery and distinct challenges their chosen course presents.

Kathie Morgan Launches a Quest For Kona Performance under pressure, commitment to structure, steadiness during the turbulence. All characteristics shared by IRONMAN athletes and, as Morgan demonstrates, pilots. "Being a pilot is very good for my type-A personality," she says.

Sarah True: Full Circle Reflecting on her triathlon career of almost 15 years, professional triathlete and 2018 Quest for Kona contestant Sarah True recalls watching the NBC coverage of the Hawaii race as a kid.

PROfile: Get to Know the Always-Smiling Michelle Vesterby After a disappointing DNF in last year's Ironman World Champs, the bubbly Dane has her sights set on Kona once more and hopes to be smiling all the way to the podium in 2018. "My philosophy in life is to enjoy myself. I like to have fun. I don't want to be on a diet.

Non Stanford targeting Hamburg triathlon double Non Stanford is hoping to bounce back from illness and complete a double at the latest World Triathlon series in Hamburg.

Lejeune and Hannesdottir crowned Aquathlon World Champions in Denmark - Belgium's Emmanuel Lejeune and Icelandic's Edda Hannesdottir have been awarded with the prestigious 2018 Aquathlon World Championships titles, in their respective elite races, in Denmark.

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A Nutritional Strategy to Help Your Injury The good news is that nutritional strategies can help with healing. Mid-season injuries are no fun! But by understanding how the body responds to injury, you can start the healing process through nutrition immediately. When you get injured, your body responds with inflammation-its natural attempt to restore it back to normal function.

231 Meters, and not one meter more Anne Haug burst onto the half-distance scene last fall with a number of big wins. Now she's getting ready to take on her first full-distance race at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt. Today's press conference served notice that we're in for an exciting day of racing at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt on Sunday.

Beginner's Luck: It's Your Fitness At the end of the day, it's your fitness and what you do with it is up to you. As I recently set a goal to complete my eighth 70.3 this upcoming season and realized that the time was ticking to do so, I plopped my buns on the bike trainer this week. I was amazed to see how much bike strength and cadence speed I had "lost" over the last year.

These Goofy Strength Moves Will Get You Serious Results These simple stregth movements are a little bit funky looking, but are easy to fit into your routine and will benefit you in the long run. Wake up your glutes and hips pre-run. Kneel with arms extended and palms at on ground. Place a 3-pound dumbbell behind your bent left knee.

Athletes' chatter ahead of WTS Hamburg - WTS Hamburg's race number one Katie Zaferes assumed the World Series top spot with a hard-fought third place in Leeds. With Flora Duffy returning to the st.

Daniela Ryf is fantastic in Frankfurt Three-time Kona champion Daniela Ryf has been quiet for much of 2018, so she is ready to test herself at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt.

It's Time to Thank it Forward Every IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 athlete who has toed a start line had the support of an amazing community along the way; the IRONMAN community has made our 40 Years of Dreams possible and we want to thank you all for what you mean to our sport and to each other.

Caution - Stealth Bomber approaching The Stealth Bomber immediately came to my mind when age grouper Vilen Rodeski shared images of his tricked out Diamondback Andean in our forum a few weeks back, and the images he had posted of that super bike were superb.

Facing MS, Racing IRONMAN: Conor Devine's Story The Northern Irishman has completed 10 Olympic and sprint-distance triathlons, one IRONMAN, five IRONMAN 70.3 races, and eight standalone marathons to produce an undoubtedly impressive endurance sport CV.

Women's WTS Hamburg roster is more open than ever - The longest-running World Triathlon Series event returns to the calendar as this weekend the elite female triathletes head to Germany to compete at the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon. And the start list contains so many medal contenders that the final three on the podium is truly anyone's game, and same thing with the world rankings.

This Skin-Cooling Tech Comes From a…Volcano? How an accidental discovery built a better cycling kit. Some scientific discoveries come about after years of meticulous, carefully-designed lab work.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself After a Bad Race Answering these five questions will help you move forward in a positive way. Sooner or later, it's bound to happen: you'll have a bad race or a DNF. You'll get to the finish line area and feel overwhelmed-disappointed, frustrated, maybe even angry.

The 3 Goals of Your Pre-Race Meal Whether it is the "A" race or a big training day, your sports nutrition practice and routines are critical for improving your performance. Pre-event meals should emulate those on training days. Pre-activity meals should consist primarily of carbohydrates and fluids.

Mola going for a three-peat in Hamburg - The 2018 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon returns once again to the German town to host one of the most popular and fan-favourite races of the season and the men's start list is stacked!

3 Keys to Pacing Your Way to a New PR Pacing the run leg is an issue that plagues even the most experienced triathletes. When Ed Crossman of Decatur, Georgia, started the run leg of his first duathlon, he quickly got caught up in the excitement and passing other racers.

3 Markers of a Champion's Mindset Next Step." Your coach will always have a few for you specifically, so ask them. Repeating things helps keep the more corrosive thoughts at bay, helping you stay on point with your efforts. I tried this approach this myself in my racing, but only with a small amount of success.

Stunning Athlete Performances At Hever Castle For A Brutally Hot Bastion In a Festival of Endurance first, a stunning sprint finish, on the final straight in front of Hever Castle, sent spectators wild, with Lucy Biddlestone beating Isabella Boyer Moulin by just six seconds and allowing Biddlestone to retain her crown for the third year in a row.

Peanut Butter on Toast? You Can Do Better! Serves 44 thick slices of bread, toasted. Base: 1 ripe avocado, mashed 1 small ripe banana, mashed Juice of 1/2 lime 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/8 teaspoon salt. Topping: 2 cups sliced roasted chicken 1/4 cup cilantro. RELATED: 4 Energizing Trail Mix Recipes For On The Go.

Ruzafa and Paterson take ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship After an uncharacteristic fade on the run cost him the title at last year's ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, Spain's Ruben Ruzafa took a commanding lead towards the end of the bike and remained strong through the run to take his fourth world title.

Ruzafa, Paterson Win Cross Triathlon World Championships Spain's Ruben Ruzafa and Great Britain's Lesley Paterson claimed the gold medal and world champion status with commanding performances. Read the recaps from ITU below:.

One-Hour Workout: Building Bike Breathers Use this unconventional trainer workout to uncover simple physiological signals on how hard you're working. This week's workout comes from Boulder, Colorado-based coach Alan Couzens.

Ask A PT: Why Does the Front of My Knee Hurt on the Bike? Pain in the front of the knee, or anterior knee pain, is a common injury affecting both recreational and seasoned triathletes. Anterior knee pain is often referred to as patellofemoral syndrome or patellar tendonitis.

How Do I Get Past My Training Plateau? Dear Coach: What is a "training plateau", and how do I get off of one?" - Flattened Freddy. In the tri world, a plateau is when you seem stuck at a certain level, and no matter how hard you keep pushing, you just can't seem to improve. Plateaus occur when you've maximized your ability to produce speed with your current skill mix.

Bresson and Bessette take Canada Man/Woman Xtreme Triathlon For the second year in a row Lyne Bessette topped the women’s field, while Jérôme Bresson led the men’s field at the second running of the Canada Man/Woman Xtreme Triathlon in Lac-Megantic.

Triathlon Training Plan: Six Weeks to Step Up to 70.3 Build into the prerequisites outlined here, and then use this challenging program to prepare for the final six weeks before a long-course race. The goal of this program is to build volume while relying on your established fitness from racing shorter distanc - es.

Ruzafa and Paterson crowned Cross Triathlon World Champions - The 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships boasted strong fields of elite contenders, across both men's and women's races, as they battled it out for the prestigious World Championship honour.

IRONMAN 70.3 PORTUGAL Signs Zone3 As Official Swim Partner With the legendary Tim Don and current Ironman World Record holder Matt Hansen both currently wearing the award-winning Zone3 Vanquish wetsuit and using the brand's full collection of swimwear, Zone3's levels of performance and quality are well endorsed.

Ironman World Championship qualifying spots from Ironman Frankfurt 2018 After missing Kona last year due to injury, Andi Boecherer is looking forward to a big day at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt. Three-time Kona champion Daniela Ryf has been quiet for much of 2018, so she is ready to test herself at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt.

Revised, Expanded Zwift Rides Effective immediately, and this includes tomorrow's ride, Slowtwitch's Zwift rides are:Tuesday Structured Training: Tuesday Afternoon, 4pm Pacific. 60-70min.

When the mountains are calling 175 teams from 25 different countries traveled to Switzerland to compete in the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin and tackle a beautiful and difficult course on what organizers called a near perfect day. The first ÖTILLÖ event outside of Sweden took place in the Engadin Valley in 2014 and this year marked the 5th anniversary.

Christine Conti: Persistence and Positivity Win the Race Her diagnosis caused Conti to step back and prioritize her life, her need to spend more time with her children, and to create a "bucket list." After her father-one of her main role models-passed away, she decided to leave her teaching career and follow her heart.

Master the Course: Vichy Embellished by Napoleon III, visitors enjoy its 140 hectares of parks, with 220 species of trees, strolling along the water, or relaxing in one of the numerous spas around town. "Vichy the beautiful," as it's called, boasts architecture of varying styles including Art Deco and Art Nouveau.

4 Weird Sports Diets You Won't Believe Are Real Triathlete's Believe it or Not! weird sports diets you have to read to believe. Remember when Rocky, blissfully ignorant of salmonella, downed raw eggs for the sake of virility and brute strength? Vile goopy texture aside, the pinch-your-nose-and-shoot-it practice became a trend among bodybuilders until the late 1980s.

The Monday Round-Up: A Kona Preview in Frankfurt? Frodeno and Ryf go epic in Frankfurt. Both the men's and the women's competitions at the 2018 Mainova IRONMAN European Championship Frankfurt delivered even more than the dramatic racing predicted. On the men's front, Jan Frodeno took the win again after 2015, showing he's ready for the IRONMAN World Championship in just a few months.

Triathletes set to charge in the Cross Triathlon World Championships in Denmark - Triathletes will battle this Tuesday, across various terrains, to contest for the 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships title, part of the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Cross Triathlon World Championships Fyn. The Cross Triathlon is staged in Svendborg, a town on the island of Fyn in south-central Denmark.

Want to Run Better? Think of Your Body as a Pogo Stick Rethinking the way the human body handles running forces will help you become a stronger, faster, and more efficient runner. Imagine your body is a pogo stick. If your pogo-stick-body has a spring that's too soft, it'll be mush when you try to bounce, and you won't go far.

Wahoo Headwind Fan In-Depth Review I've written many in-depth reviews over the years. Trainers, GPS watches, action cams, drones…and yes, even a blender once. But, never a fan. But there's a first time for everything, and today is that day. A review of a fan. And to be more precise, a really expensive fan.

Video: An Exercise To Improve Shoulder Health And Function This week we show you the standing one-arm cable row, an exercise that helps improve shoulder health and function. This is a great exercise for athletes who need to improve posture or have poor arm carry due to an old injury or previous condition. More "Monday Minute" videos.

Frodeno tops men, Ryf smashes women at IM Frankfurt Jan Frodeno broke the men's run record with a 2:39:06 marathon on his way to his second victory at this race while Daniela Ryf annihilated the women's field with a record 4:40:55 bike split on a 5 kilometer longer than standard bike leg at the Ironman European Championship at Frankfurt, Germany.

Lisa Norden, Florian Angert take Jönköping 70.3 The 2012 Olympic Triathlon silver medalist Lisa Norden of Sweden and Florian Angert of Germany took the elite titles at Jönköping 70.3.Women.

First pics of the new and wicked Ceepo Shadow-R Ceepo introduced the unique Ceepo Shadow-R super bike today and we have first images of this clever aerodynamic design that will likely will bring out emotional responses. Folks like to complain that many bikes look too much alike, but I also know that folks also have a hard time accepting change, any change.

Schilling and Illes fantastic at World Duathlon Championship in Fyn All along the course there was a new person I knew, cheering for me, so I just got a major boost every time." Sandrina Illes took the women's title by outrunning Japan's Ai Ueda and Britain's Georgina Schwiening in the final leg of the race.

Which Race is the Best for IRONMAN Spectators? In our latest 40th anniversary Facebook poll, we asked YOU, the IRONMAN community, for your favorite spectator-friendly race from a list of options.

First Look: Tacx Announces New Flux 2 Smart Trainer While much of the attention in the Tacx booth today at Eurobike was on the soon to ship Tacx Neo Smart Bike, there was also a lonely training swirling around quietly in the corner - the new Tacx Flux 2 Smart. This unit squeaked just in time to the show to be able to be put up on a pedestal - but wasn't yet in riding condition.

The day in pictures as Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf dominate the Ironman European Championship Today's press conference served notice that we're in for an exciting day of racing at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt on Sunday. Photos and pre-race thoughts from the competitors. Jan Frodeno held a press conference and was open about his race plan as he goes after a third consecutive Ironman World Championship title.

Sophie Coldwell reigns supreme in Tiszy before storm halts men's progress - The town of Tiszaujvaros, north-east Hungary, was once again consumed by triathlon fever this weekend as two days of elite racing provided the focal point of the annual festival of sport and culture.

Frodeno, Ryf Dominate at Ironman European Champs Germany's Jan Frodeno and Switzerland's Daniela Ryf each solidified their spots as top contenders for the upcoming Ironman World Championships by dominating today's Ironman European Championships in Frankfurt, Germany.

Frodeno and Ryf fantastic in Frankfurt and take Ironman European Championship The winner of both the Ironman Asia-Pacific and Ironman European championships last year, Sarah Crowley is back in Frankfurt looking to defend her title. Two-time American Olympian Sarah True is getting ready for her next triathlon challenge - she's making her full-distance debut at the Ironman European Championship in Hamburg.

Success in the Sprint Duathlon World Championships in Denmark - Athletes lined up to take on the Sprint Duathlon World Championships in Denmark earlier today, as part of the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn. In the open fields Danish Oliver Martinussen and America's Amy Koop crossed the finish line with victorious performances, claiming the World Championships prestige.

First Look: Wahoo Fitness KICKR CORE Direct Drive Smart Trainer Wahoo was busy today announcing a full slate of three new products, including the new full high-end Wahoo KICKR 2018 edition, Wahoo Headwind, and what this post is about, the Wahoo KICKR Core. You can click on the Headwind post shortly, and later today you'll find my complete In-Depth Review of the full KICKR 2018.

Elite Fuoripista 14,000EUR Indoor Smart Bike: First Ride and Specs I anticipate the cheapest sports technology gadget I'll release a review or early look on here at Eurobike 2018 will cost about $60. But perhaps I'll end up finding something that fits into my realm for cheaper. What I don't expect though is to find anything more expensive than Elite's stunningly beautiful Fuoripista indoor smart bike/trainer.

Tacx Neo Bike Smart: First Ride and Final Specs Last year at Eurobike Tacx announced their intentions to make a smart bike, the blend of an indoor trainer and a bike. Similar to a 'spin bike' in looks, but under the hood totally different. It'd have full resistance control just like their Tacx Neo trainer, while also having handlebars and shifting like a bike.

CycleOps Shows Off New Indoor Trainer Moving Platform This year at Eurobike it's all about the very unique products. Be it the Elite Fuoripista or the Tacx Neo Bike Smart, companies are throwing out products that are pushing the boundaries of what we know of as indoor training products today.

Six superb semis set up mouth-watering finals day in Tiszaujvaros - On a balmy Saturday afternoon in Tiszaujvaros, six sprint triathlons - three women's and three men's - filled the streets of Hungary's home of triathlon, to decide the names that would compete in Sunday's finals, and it was Australia's Emma Jeffcoat who set the pace from the off.

Elite Drivo II Smart Trainer In-Depth Review As you probably know, apps like Zwift, TrainerRoad, SufferFest, Rouvy, Kinomap and many more all support most of these industry standards, making it easy to use whatever app you'd like. If trainers or apps don't support these standards, then it makes it far more difficult for you as the end user.

Iconic German race - Challenge Roth recap The challenge team unveils the start list for the 35th anniversary event which is highlighted by 2014 Ironman world champion Sebastian Kienle and last year's Kona runner-up Lucy Charles.

Anne Haug moves up to full-distance racing at the Ironman European Championship Anne Haug burst onto the half-distance scene last fall with a number of big wins. Now she's getting ready to take on her first full-distance race at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt.

Andi Boecherer looks forward to a big day in Frankfurt After a whirlwind ride since his huge Ironman World Championship win, Patrick Lange is getting ready for another huge race this weekend when he'll take on Jan Frodeno at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt.

Schilling, Illes, earn World titles in the opening event of the 2018 Multisport World Championships - Opening the Multisport World Championships Festival, in perfect Summer conditions, the 2018 ITU Duathlon World Championships crowned the first set of world titles in Odense, Denmark.

Is Your Routine Wearing You Down? Eventually, even the best routine can become exhausting, and begs the question for new to experienced endurance athletes: how can you physically perform if you are mentally fatigued? And, how do you recognize and address that mental fatigue? It's time to fight back-and ensure there's excitement and fulfillment in your training routine.

Ginger Is Making Its Way into Sports Nutrition Products There are now energy gels, bars, stroopwafels, and sports drinks on the market that all feature a ginger flavor, and sports nutritionists aren't surprised.

Meet Our Endlessly Inspirational Cover Contest Winner From Air Force security policewoman in Turkey to 70.3-crushing ER nurse in Temperance, Michigan, Julie Bockey has been on more adventures in her first 43 years than most people will experience in a lifetime.

Quick Set: A Killer Aerobic Set Requesting a killer aerobic set? Permission granted. Warm-up:: 5 minutes of easy, no-wall swimming 6 x 50 with :15 rest.

ITU announces the 2019 World Triathlon Series Calendar - The International Triathlon Union is pleased to announce the ITU World Triathlon Series calendar for the 2019 season.

Follow Up Regarding Incident With Horse Rider & Cyclists At The Royal Windsor Triathlon - We will improve our signage for the Royal Windsor Triathlon, to ensure all road users are aware of the event. We are holding a review of the event with the local SAG on signage. This will include a thorough review of advance warning signage and on-the-day event signage.

Patrick Lange steps up to Europe's biggest Ironman stage as the Ironman World Champion Two-time American Olympian Sarah True is getting ready for her next triathlon challenge - she's making her full-distance debut at the Ironman European Championship in Hamburg.

Athletes’ chatter ahead of Tiszy World Cup - The eagerly anticipated Tiszaujvaros World Cup triathlon festival returns this weekend, ready to showcase once more the power that the sport has on this small town in the north east of Hungary.

Top athletes line up for Duathlon World Championships in Denmark - A stacked international field of World Champions and medallists will make their way to the starting line of the opening event of the Multisport Festival, vying to be crowned with Duathlon World Championship status. The duathlon course, set in charming Odense, is flat, fast course and fast times are surely expected.

Athletes fill the streets of Odense with team spirit and worldly charm - The FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn have arrived, and from July 5-14, athletes from 45 countries around the globe will compete in no less than five ITU World Championship events, including duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and the flagship long-distance triathlon.

Sarah Crowley prepares to defend her title at Ironman Frankfurt There's nothing scarier to compete against in triathlon than a motivated Jan Frodeno, something the Olympic gold medalist and two-time Ironman world champion is gearing up to prove again on Sunday at the Ironman European Championship. Ironman has announced a partnership with Facebook and will stream 16 races live on the internet this year.

State of the Business with Chris Wiggins It's - well, perhaps it's just trying to find the meaning of life. I'm passionate about this business, and I'm continuing to seek out the knowledge and opinions of smart people from inside and outside the industry, so we can all continue to enjoy what this lifestyle can do for us.

SRAM eTap Hydro Gravel Makeover Anyway, you hit both paddles at the same time with eTap, and whatever the chain ring you're in, the bike shifts it to the other. Very, very easy and intuitive. The one thing I'd say that I like about SRAM Red cabled versus Hydraulic is that I think the cabled group's hoods are a little more ergonomic.

Squirt, Squirt, Squirt Versus Yank and Replace No squirt, squirt, squirt. Note here the pics of both Caroline and Jordan's front set up for Kona that corresponds with his practice, along with a couple of athletes - Daniela Ryf and Lionel Sanders - who take a different approach.

Garmin's New $249 Edge Explore Full Mapping & Navigation Bike GPS: Everything you ever wanted to know In the lead-up to Eurobike, today Garmin announced the new Edge Explore. Now, you've probably hard the Edge Explore or 'Touring' names battered around for half a decade or so. Usually along with a numerical identifier like 'Edge Explore 1000', which was essentially a dumbed-down version of the Edge 1000.

What Happens at Mile 22: Lange and Frodeno to Battle in Frankfurt "I want to race the best," says Lange with his eyes on the start list for Frankfurt. This list includes numerous strong pros, and if there's something everyone should know about triathlon, Frodeno is one of them.

Meet Asia's Top Long-Course Triathletes The Japanese pair of Kaito Tohara and Emi Shiono were voted in our latest 40th anniversary poll as the best long-course triathletes to come out of Asia. Kaito, 29 turned professional in 2013 and finished on the podium in his first pro start at IRONMAN Japan that same year.

A motivated Jan Frodeno gears up for Frankfurt Jan Frodeno was involved in a high-speed crash while preparing for the upcoming Ironman in Frankfurt, but he'll still be on the start line for the Ironman European Championship, according to his camp. Adding yet another big name to an already stacked field, Daniela Ryf announces that she'll race at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt.

A stellar field is on hand for the Ironman European Championship Today's press conference served notice that we're in for an exciting day of racing at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt on Sunday. Photos and pre-race thoughts from the competitors.

Lucy Charles looks back on a "tough day at the office" at Challenge Roth Daniela Saemmler stepped out of her comfort zone when she declared she would go after the German full-distance record at Challenge Roth. Not only did she get that, she won the race. The Collins Cup, a long-distance triathlon event modelled after golf's Ryder Cup, will be hosted by Challenge Roth in 2018.

Signe Inglev, the triathlete mum and ambitious finisher - Signe Inglev was born in Odense, Denmark, grew up exactly where the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn will be staged this week and still calls it home today.

Turning the back on depression Holly Benner turned professional in 2017 and recently finished 3rd at IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman. The Pennsylvania resident has a swimming and rowing background but also has been battling depression. Training and racing has helped, but this is an ongoing journey.

Zwift Available Now on Android in Beta With just a few days remaining before Eurobike 2018, Zwift finally unleashed the Android version they touted last year in their booth at Eurobike 2017. This version brings compatibility to run the entire game on Android devices.

Capturing Ironman Austria in pictures Ironman Austria featured an exciting day of racing that saw Mareen Hufe take the women's title while Michael Weiss became the first Austrian to take the men's race in Klagenfurt.

Sebastian Kienle looks back at a great day at Challenge Roth You came into this race as the prohibitive favorite. What was that like for you? Did you feel more pressure than in other races? Yes. I have to tip my hat to the guys, especially to Jan, because he's been in that position for a very long time.

Terenzo Bozzone seriously injured when hit by truck Terenzo Bozzone was taken to Auckland City Hospital in serious condition after being hit by a logging truck while cycling on Waitakere Road in northwest Auckland, New Zealand just after 2 pm Tuesday. New Zealand's Stuff news website cited a witness on scene: "When the truck drove off I saw a man lying on the road.

Tiszy set to host another feast of World Cup racing in Hungary - The ninth stop on the 2018 ITU World Cup circuit marks the return of the home of Hungarian triathlon, Tiszaujvaros, for two days of racing that bring with them the added excitement of the semi-final and final format.

Hands-on: WatTeam's New Gen3 PowerBeat Power Meter Today WatTeam announced their 3rd generation power meter, introducing mostly hardware tweaks and durability improvements, along with the ability to swap the pods between bikes quickly. Most importantly though, their pricing otherwise stays the same - save the new multi-bike packages of course.

One-Hour Workout: Independence Day Freedom Build This patriotic build run will raise you from the oppression of dead legs and bad run splits. If you're in the U.S., then the fourth day in July has a special meaning: independence from British rule, the forming of a new nation, and lobbing explosives into the sky while smoke from sizzling meat makes your eyes tear up with patriotic pride.

Jeffcoat and Schilling top qualifying list at Super League Poznan The first qualifying event for the upcoming Super League Triathlon Championship series took place in Poznan, Poland this weekend. Five men and five women earned their "golden tickets" which will allow them to participate in the Championship series which begins in Jersey on September 29.

Saemmler's win at Challenge Roth a dream come true "I've dreamed of winning here all my life, but this year it wasn't expected with the field competing here," Saemmler said. "I knew I was in good shape and I also said before the race that I wanted to do a fast race and break the German record which has stood for 10 years.

Triathlon star Terenzo Bozzone in serious accident After struggling with fatigue issues, 2012 Ironman world champion Pete Jacobs is back in Kona rarin' to go. A chat with the former champion about the lessons he's learned through his triathlon journey.

7 Awkward Swim Drills Improving your freestyle demands that you embrace the unnatural. If swimming technique felt like second nature, we'd all be gold medalists by now! Some swim drills can make you feel like you're awkwardly floundering in the water, but with practice can really have an impact on how you swim.

Terenzo Bozzone Seriously Injured in Bike Crash New Zealand triathlon professional Terenzo Bozzone, 33, has been seriously injured after being hit by a truck during a bike ride on Tuesday afternoon in Kumeu, Auckland. An eyewitness who was first on the scene told that the truck initially stopped but then drove off at speed.

Photos from Ironman Haugesund Ironman Haugesund, on the beautiful southwest coast of Norway, premiered in style as Norway's Lars Petter Stormo and Switzerland's Melanie Baumann topped the field of 665 athletes. The day in pictures.

Denmark to play host and welcome the world to the ITU Multisport World Championships - The highly anticipated wait is over! Denmark will host the Fyn ITU Multisport World Championships from 5 - 14 July. World class athletes are inbound to contest across five ITU World Championships including a duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and the showcase long distance triathlon.

Giro Introduces Aether MIPS I'd be shocked if Giro releases another high-end road or aero helmet that doesn't have the new MIPS Spherical technology.

Do not run away from Chad Many triathletes and runners wish for an opportunity to chase down a crook who is fleeing from the law, but for Chad Welford this became a reality last week. Welford is the Circuit Clerk in Lucedale, Mississippi and he was at the right place when it mattered.

The Pancake Compressor My dog Bear and I want to talk to you about the pancake compressor. Some tools are just so handy you don't realize how important they are until they go bad. My Porter Cable pancake compressor stopped compressing a couple of years ago and, as inconveniences go, that was on par with my oven going out.

Inspiring Age-Groupers: Jim MacLaren, an Unbreakable Spirit It was a summer day in 2005. I walked to the back of his rented home in La Jolla, California, and Jim MacLaren took me through his typical workout.

5 Rites of Passage Every Tri Newbie Must Experience Swimming as a kid is not the same as swimming as an adult. The first time you swim, you'll realize the "Don't Drown Levels 1-7" you took as a kid did nothing to help you swim laps as an adult.

Alistair Brownlee named in European Championships triathlon squad despite injury Double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee is in Britain's triathlon squad for the European Championships in Glasgow next month despite injury.

Challenge Roth celebrates 35 years in style We look back at the day in pictures. Lucy Charles overcame a flat tire and Javier Gomez overcame… well, everyone, at the Cannes International Triathlon. The day in pictures. Was ist mytriathlon?

Pro Q&A: Sebastian Kienle Adds Challenge Roth Win to Resume After finishing as the runner-up in his previous two attempts at Challenge Roth, Sebastian Kienle finally broke through at Europe's biggest race with a convincing win and another sub-eight-hour finish to add to his resume.

The Monday Round-Up: Weiss and Hufe Take Austria Weiss and Hufe claim it in Klagenfurt. Athletes often dream their dreams during training rides. What about this one: IRONMAN Austria is celebrating its 20th anniversary and you are the first Austrian male ever to take the win at this huge event? Sound unreal?

Excitement & Drama See Proctor & Hawker Win Outlaw Half Holkham Sam Proctor took up the lead and made sure he kept it all the way to the finishing line in front of Holkham Hall. His final time of 4:13:03 saw him win with a comfortable margin.

The 4th Austria eXtreme Triathlon: Austria's Toughest Long-Distance Event As in previous years, the fourth edition of the Austria eXtreme Triathlon was not stingy with the challenges facing the participants. On the 258 km course from Graz to the Dachstein, they had to fight not only with the track but also with strong wind, rain and temperatures only just above the freezing point.

Four Golds For Dominant GB Paratriathletes In Italy My racing is reflective of my training and I hope to continue bettering myself throughout the rest of the season." Claire Cashmore, a Paralympic gold medallist in swimming, showed further development in her transition to triathlon by finishing second behind Steadman.

Sämmler, Kienle win Challenge Roth Daniela Sämmler of Germany overcame a big swim and bike deficit to heavy favorite Lucy Charles of Great Britain. Sämmler took the lead on the run with 7 kilometers to go, then withstood late race cramps and a last minute comeback by Charles to eke out a thrilling 9 seconds margin of victory at Challenge Roth.

Ben Kanute, Sarah Haskins take New York MEN Ben Kanute and Cameron Dye raced head to head through the speedy swim in the current-aided Hudson River and over the swift bike course along the Henry Hudson Highway and Moshulu Parkway before matters were settled on the rolling hills of Central Park.

Weiss, Hufe triumph at Ironman Austria With a T2 lead of 2:08 and 2:47 on Germans Lukasz Wojt and Johann Ackermann, and 12 minutes on top runners Andy Potts and David McNamee, Weiss banked a big lead with a first half marathon split of 1:18, then eased off.

Jarrige, Langridge rule Edinburgh 70.3 Yvan Jarrige of France and Fenella Langridge of Great Britain won the elite titles at Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh Sunday.MEN Jarrige combined a 4th-best 25:16 swim, a 5th-fastest 2:22:27 bike split and a race-best 1:15:23 half marathon to finish in 4:07:31 with an 8 seconds margin of victory over Matt Chrabot of the U.S.

Photos: 2018 Challenge Roth The 35th edition of Challenge Roth welcomed nearly 3,000 individual athletes and 800 relay teams with perfect conditions and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that has turned a tiny Bavarian town into a triathlon mecca.

The Most Popular Bike Brand at Challenge Roth Is… But Canyon is inching ever closer to dethroning Cervélo at Europe's biggest race, and perhaps that's a sign of things to come on the Big Island. Bib numbers 1 through 2,700 were included in the count, which accounted for nearly 2,200 of the almost 3,000 individual athletes' bikes.

Sämmler Wins a Thriller, Kienle Dominates in Roth Two Germans beat out a tough field at the 35th running of the iconic Challenge Roth triathlon. The 35th edition of Challenge Roth welcomed nearly 3,000 individual athletes and 800 relay teams with perfect conditions and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that has turned a tiny Bavarian town into a triathlon mecca.

Weiss and Hufe take Ironman Austria Michael Weiss gave Austria it's first home-country champion ever thanks to a stellar bike ride and solid-enough run to stay clear, while Germany's Maureen Hufe passed a fading Emma Pallant and Austria's own Lisa Huetthaler to take a close women's race.

Kienle and Saemmler capture Challenge Roth Other than a come-from-behind win at the Challenge Championship last year, Lucy Charles has typically won races one way - blasting through the swim then holding on to her lead through the rest of the race. Charles set a new swim course record to start the day, seemingly on track to follow her usual race-winning strategy.

Trautman, Morrison win Finland 70.3 Matt Trautman and Kimberley Morrison won the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Finland at Lahti. Trautman, a 33-year-old South African who is coached by Brett Sutton, took his second win of 2018 after a victory at Ironman 70.3 South Africa.

British paratriathletes claim four gold medals in Iseo - Dutch paratriathlete Jetze Plat backed up his lead in the ITU rankings after his dominant win in the second stop of the World Paratriathlon Series held this Saturday in Iseo.

Bikes in T1 at Challenge Roth With three days to go before Challenge Roth, the pros are on deck at the press conference. The women pros pulled out all the stops on the super-fast bike course in Samorin for the Challenge Championship. A look at some of the riders and their bikes. For the first time in its 101 year history the Giro d'Italia started outside of Europe.

Baker, Molina, Baggs and Campbell named to Ironman Hall of Fame The Crank likes what he saw, for the most part, in Barcelona and Taiwan, reports on another moto-doping case and recaps some of the big names who we'll miss in Kona this year. It is no surprise that the largest country represented at the Ironman World Championship will be the United States.

Photos and news from the Challenge Roth Expo A look at some of the interesting gear on display at the Challenge Roth expo leading into the big race.

Photos: Less Than Two Days out at Challenge Roth We're less than 48 hours away from one of the sport's most iconic events and 5,500 triathletes are busy getting ready to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles, and hopefully earn a shiny new PR. The expo is one of the busiest areas of town, as athletes take advantage of the family-friendly atmosphere to get pre-race business done.

4 Summer Budget Getaways for Triathletes For discerning triathletes who want to sacrifice nothing-including their hard-earned cash. This is about outdoors destinations on the cheap. Normally that's code for unpleasant, so let's qualify that: This is about outdoors destinations on the cheaper.

New Champions To Be Crowned At Outlaw Half Holkham On Sunday But, of course, all triathlon courses are different, and the heat could be an added factor on Sunday. However, there is £1500 on the line for course records, which could help provide added motivation. The women's race is wide open, with Rachel Hawker, Claire Shea-Simonds and Claire Weller all in the mix.

IRONMAN Timeline: The Fourth Decade Are you an IRONMAN history buff? Would you win a trivia night competition if every question was about the all things Kona and swim, bike, run? In our last installment, we revisit some of the key moments that have shaped the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawai'i into the iconic, world-class event that it is today-40 years in the making.

Gear Close-Up: Coros' Omni Smart Helmet Featuring a better-ventilated and more lightweight option than their previous smart helmet, Coros' Omni is a tech'd out training lid for those who require constant connectivity.

These Cherry Mojito Popsicles Make the Perfect Cooldown Fuel These cocktail-inspired popsicles are a refreshing way to work both recovery-boosting tart cherry juice and protein-laced Greek yogurt into your post-workout routine. They are also a great treat for kids after a sports practice. On the flip side, if you want to make these slightly boozy, mix a couple tablespoons of rum into the cherry mixture.

The press conference at Challenge Roth It was another exciting day of racing at the Challenge Championship at the X-Bionic Sphere in Samorin, Slovakia. We look back at the day in pictures. Lucy Charles overcame a flat tire and Javier Gomez overcame… well, everyone, at the Cannes International Triathlon.

Challenge Roth's Big-Name Pros Talk Strategy Highlights from the Roth pro press conference. It's three days out from the 35th edition of Challenge Roth and the festivities officially kicked off this morning with a press conference that welcomed past champions and a few race rookies with lofty expectations.

5 Weeks to Your Fastest 70.3 Bike Split Follow this plan to transform your half-Ironman bike fitness. Riding your fastest 56 miles is a balancing act between stretching your effort beyond aerobic mode and not going out too fast too soon only to blow up on the run. On race day, pacing and rhythm in a Zone 3 heart rate is the key to your best Ironman 70.3 ride.

Iseo welcomes paratriathletes for the second stop of the WPS - For the last segment, athletes will do four laps 1,2km each in the center of the city, with an astonishing finish line located right in the center of the main square. With the spectacular set up for athletes and spectators alike, the races will bring to the heart of the Old Continent the best paratriathlon action.

The man who stopped during a race to save a life Davis Frease was in second place at the Big Bear Triathlon when he noticed a man in trouble on the ground. That man who had been running in a concurrently held 5k race soon stopped breathing and Frease went into action with CPR.

Work-to-Rest Ratio: The Benefits of 40/20 Workouts 40/20 workouts are intervals designed around 40 seconds of work followed by 20 seconds of rest or active recovery. They fall under the umbrella of Tabata workouts and are often referred to as HIIT.

Kienle, Charles Highlight 35th Challenge Roth Start List With their Ironman World Championship qualification spots solidified, top iron-distance athletes Sebastian Kienle and Lucy Charles are each taking a detour from their respective Kona preparations to toe the line at the 35th running of Challenge Roth in Germany.

Dye and Haskins excellent at Escape Philly The latest start list from Kona, two-time Olympian Sarah Haskins is pregnant again and Quarq is releasing its new Qollector. After becoming a mother in 2013, Sarah Haskins faced new challenges in balancing her family with her goals as an elite level triathlete.

Face Off! 4 Online Training Logs for Triathletes We threw popular options into a four-way, winner-take-all cage match. Whether you're training for your first tri or trying to blaze your trail to Kona, a training log is essential to race-day success.

Race Report: Immortal Half Wimbleball 2018 There is no better place in the country to swim in open water than Wimbleball Lake. A 7am start in perfect conditions greeted the 126 athletes for the 1900m one lap swim.

Rudy Von Berg steps up his game He ended Jesse Thomas' 6-race win streak at Wildflower, scored a hard-fought victory at the Ironman 70.3 European Championship at Elsinore, and one week later he followed with a fast and well-paced second place to superstar Lionel Sanders at Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant.

Riding the Angeles Crest on Deeper and Deeper I kept putting this test off, because if it was windy enough to do this test it was windy enough for me to be terrified riding down a high speed descent on deep front wheels. And I was a little bit terrified. I, like you, ride typical loops I use for field trials.

Sun Shines On Dynamic UK Triathlon Industry The study, which comprised an in-depth survey of 5,339 triathletes alongside multiple trade interviews, found that the UK's growing population of up to 160,000 triathletes, +5% on 2016, are spending an average of £2,950 per year on the sport.

Baby Get Back: Tune-Up for Your Next Triathlon Think about your training rides: You probably roll out of town easy, do a warm up, then do some sort of intensity efforts in sets with easy recovery between, stopping at a gas station for a bathroom break and to refill bottles, then pedal home easy at the end.

Recipe: Beet Pistachio Bars Juice isn't the only way to get your pre-workout beet power. Thanks to a carefully planned combination of ingredients, these tender bars aren't overly beety, making them a bright addition to your sports-nutrition plan. Taking the time to roast the beets helps coax out their natural sweetness.

One-Hour Workout: Power And Strength Swim Set Develop the power necessary for a strong open-water swim. This week's workout is an essential pool strength set that helps to maintain your form late in your tri swim. Even if you're a reasonably good technical swimmer in the pool, the open-water is another animal entirely.

Heather Wurtele: "My Definition of Success Has Changed" The Canadian is blazing her own trail of success-and it doesn't travel through Kona. For most professional long-course triathletes, October is circled in red on the calendar.

A beginner's guide to swim training This story from our partnerTrainingPeaks. To help you understand the most important factors in swim training, I will describe swim zones based on a simple test and discuss the key TrainingPeaks data analysis tools to help you use them to optimize your training.

Hands-on: Kinetic inRide V2 and Smart Trainers now support dual ANT+/Bluetooth Smart It's been just shy of 6 years since the original Kinetic inRide sensor was announced, and today they've updated it with the guts it always wanted. The inRide sensor allowed you to take virtually any existing Kinetic fluid trainer and get proper power broadcasting from it, so that apps could consume that data.

This Simple Technique May Aid Recovery, Sleep, And Health For triathletes, 10-minutes per day of slow, controlled breathing maybe a key to recovering better. Basketball players instinctively do it for a few seconds at the free-throw line. Gymnasts do it before they hop on the balance beam.

Ironman to stream races live on Facebook There were 80 qualifying slots handed out at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt, 40 at Ironman Hamburg, Making it to the big show required similar qualifying times. 40 coveted qualifying spots for the Ironman World Championship were up for grabs at the inaugural Ironman Hamburg.

Croatia's Best-Kept Triathlon Secret: Dugi Otok's Triathlon Long Island Embraced By Nature The inaugural Triathlon Long Island will take place on September 23, 2018 in Dugi Otok island, in the Adriatic Sea in the beautiful Croatia, known far and wide for its pristine natural environment which remains a pleasantly low-profile destination, despite Croatia's current popularity.

Elite Triathlon Couple Mr & Mrs Munday Make History With Triathlon Podium Finishes Will Munday, who's been doing the washing up as punishment for coming 3rd in a recent race that his wife won, says he's delighted to have won the bragging rights this time. A strong field of elites took to the course, revelling in the innovative Australian exit style swim, with the podium welcoming Castle Triathlon Series elite favourites.

Zipp and the Future of Road Tubeless As with disc brakes, there's the way things oughta be, and there's the way things are. In my opinion, tubeless is the way things are. Or, soon will be. I made a short video below to demo why I think road tubeless is the way forward.

Baffled by the Bike? 3 Common Beginner Woes Solved For many beginners, or those considering a triathlon for the first time, the swim portion is largely seen as the most intimidating aspect of the sport. Often, an aspiring triathlete doesn't swim well, is afraid of open water swimming, or has little swim experience.

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend Ok, it's been a long day. But I wanted to knock out this post before the week gets a bit crazy. Here's what I've been up to the last few days as I wrapped up my trip with family in Florida. An apparent red tide be damned, Friday I wanted to get an openwater swim in.

Tim Don Posts Epic Comeback in Costa Rica Just nine months after a devastating race week bike crash at the Ironman World Championship, Great Britain's Tim Don completed his first triathlon-and he did it in style.

Triathlon 101: The Roadmap For Your First-Ever Triathlon Just know you can do this, and we've got your back. Presenting the Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Tri. Compiled by Susan Lacke, Brad Culp, and the Triathlete editors. You did it! You signed up for your first triathlon! Now what?

Chura and Hanson hammer at Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene Matt Hanson ran his way to the win while Haley Chura led from start to finish as the two took the titles at Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene. Was ist mytriathlon?

Don and Goss capture Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica The guy is turning himself into a one-man inspiration video. Last October Tim Don was preparing for the Ironman World Championship as one of the pre-race favorites, then got hit by a car a few days before the race.

Sanders, Kessler take Mont Tremblant 70.3 Lionel Sanders scores a home country win and Meredith Kessler of the U.S. tops the women's field at Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant.MEN.

Inside the 2018 SWISSMAN Xtreme Triathlon But here here now are pics from the 2018 event. The first big climb the athletes get to conquer is the Gotthard Pass, and that is a very popular cycling climb. Pros and amateurs alike come here to get in shape and test their mettle. Much earlier that day athletes got on a ferry in Ascona that took them to the start in Brissago for the 5am start.

Abraham, Van Lierde dominate IM France Corinne Abraham broke the course record on her way to her first Nice title while Frederik Van Lierde took his 5th Ironman France victory on a windy day on the French Riviera.

Stunning Sun & Rapid Racing At 2018 Suunto Cardiff Triathlon A very strong field saw of the heat to deliver a fast paced race, which was eventually taken by Pembrokeshire Tri's Alex Matchett in 1:47:44 carrying on his success in the 208 Super Series. Vicky Johnston bought home the women's gold in a stunning 2:01:17.

The Monday Round-Up: Tim Don is Back! He pushed his pace and kept going. Once he caught up with Wurf, he notched another great victory in France thanks to an outstanding run. It wasn't easy for Corinne Abraham to take the impressive win she eventually celebrated in Nice.

Van Lierde and Abraham tops at Ironman France The women's also came down to the run as Corinne Abraham blasted through a 2:56 marathon to take the women's title after pre-race favorite Melissa Hauschildt pulled out early on in the run. Corinne Abraham burst into the spotlight in 2013 when she took the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Melbourne.

Sanders and Kessler masterful in Mont-Tremblant There was no touching Lionel Sanders once he got on the bike as he took yet another half-distance title at Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant in course-record time, following a strong swim with an even stronger bike/ run combo to top a competitive men's field in Quebec.

Zwift acquires Milestone, charts entry into hardware realm In a move that will turn heads within the indoor training industry, Zwift has acquired Milestone and their famed inexpensive running footpods. This isn't the first time Zwift has dabbled in hardware, but is definitely the first time they've overtly made a hardware play that will ultimately end in them having a Zwift-branded device.

Tech Tidbits Friday: PowerPod's new $199 model, Fenix 5 gets Galileo, Tacx lowers prices, Eurobike preview Ok, rounding up some of the week's news in sports tech, here's a few little tidbits that are definitely worth mentioning. And some of them are hot off the press, primarily the totally unexpected Galileo one! This past weekend the folks behind the PowerPod announced a new variant, the PowerPod Lite.

PROfile: Kona Podium Finisher Sarah Crowley The 2017 Ironman World Championship podium finisher dishes on the new Kona qualification system, her predictions for October, and her super-Aussie taste in music. 2017 was good to Sarah Crowley. To say that she burst onto the scene last year is a bit of a hyperbole because she's been a formidable force in long-distance triathlon for a few years.

Triathlon stars-to-be from Africa train in France with the aim set on the Olympics - The main objective of the camp was to identify the best young athletes from Africa and initiate with them a mentorship program which can potentially lead some of them to the Paris 20204 Olympics.

Sanders and Charles back on top of the prize money rankings The wins at the Challenge Championship moved Lucy Charles and Lionel Sanders to the top of the current prize money standings put together by the Challenge-Family.

Quick Set: Kick Between Intervals Triathlete contributor and swimming all-star Sara McLarty has a blog with more than 500 creative workouts used in her Masters swim program in Clermont, Fla. We'll feature a workout every Friday so you have new ideas to take to the pool.

3 Awesome Summer Triathlons Three friendly summer tris big on atmosphere, small on stress. Beginners welcome! Solana Beach Triathlon July 29, Solana Beach,

How To Fuel For Your First Race Follow this sample menu, suggested by nutrition and performance coach Krista Austin, Ph.D., for guidelines on how to eat on race day. You will want to test-run your nutrition / meals during training so there are no surprises. A cardinal rule in triathlon: Don't do or try anything new on race day.

Triathlon Scotland Wants Your Views On The Future Of Our Sport The results of the survey will help to inform the direction of the sport and will help them to understand what participants would like from the sport in the coming years. This survey is therefore really important and will take around 15 minutes to complete in full.

IRONMAN Now Debuts on Facebook Watch In addition to the live race coverage, a 20-episode live weekly show titled "IRONMAN: 40 Years of Dreams," which celebrates IRONMAN's 40th Anniversary, will debut on Facebook Watch July 5, 2018 and run through November 15, 2018.

Frodeno crashes at 60 km/h With his eyes set on qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, Andi Boecherer will take on a stacked field in Frankfurt among other high-profile races in 2018.

What Running Power Numbers Can Do For You Power meters for running may not give the same absolute info as cycling power meters, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Running power meters rely on a combination of accelerometer motion sensors-vector detectors-and complex software algorithms to convert the measured data to assign a power value.

Triathlon Training Plan: Your First Ironman Facing the challenge of your first iron-distance race and finishing strong is an incredible personal accomplishment. Arriving at the start line feeling prepared gives you an important confidence boost for race day, and this training plan will arm first-timers with the mental and physical tools needed for a successful finish.

7 Nutrition Trends on the Rise Science-backed endurance sports nutrition trends to keep an eye on in 2018. Just a couple of decades ago, endurance sports nutrition was dominated by two main brands of brightly colored sports drinks and a few types of old-school energy bars.

Jan Frodeno injured in bike crash Jan Frodeno was involved in a high speed bike accident and now has some battle scars to deal with according to his Instagram post. The 2-time IRONMAN World Champion, 70.3 World Champion and 2008 Olympic Triathlon Champion though seemed to be in good spirits as he titled the post as Instagram vs Reality.

Challenging Triathlon Saddle Assumptions Somehow it is supposed to work for all of us? The key take-home is this: Don't assume you know what level of padding is best for you. Don't assume that you know the width that is best for you. I can look back to reviews I've written just a few short years ago that wouldn't read the same if I rewrote them today from scratch.

10 Typical long-distance mistakes - and how to avoid them You learn from your mistakes, but you don't need to learn about triathlon all by yourself it yourself. We've collected 10 popular mistakes athletes make during their long-distance training and explain how to handle them.

Watson Batty To Support Paralympian's Road To Tokyo 2020 The practice is backing Claire as she ventures from a hugely successful Paralympian swimming career to become a triathlete with hopes to reach a final games in Tokyo 2020. Claire entered the world stage as a swimming Paralympian at the age of 16 when she qualified for Athens and came home with 2 bronze medals.

The 5 Biggest Gear Breakthroughs of the Past 40 Years From swim to bike to run, the gear that athletes use to cover 140.6 miles has advanced at a rapid rate over the past 40 years-so much so that many of the original IRONMAN competitors might think that today's athletes look like characters from a sci-fi film.

Outspoken Women in Triathlon Summit Announces Impressive Speaker Lineup Doctor Stacy Sims, Rachel Joyce, Kathryn Bertine, and Anne Hed to headline November 30th-December 2nd summit. Triathlete Magazine is proud to sponsor the Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit, the first-ever experience of its kind in the sport. Come meet fellow women passionate about triathlon and bettering the sport for all.

Llangynwyd Leukaemia Survivor Cycles Over 680 Miles In 6 days For Blood Cancer Charity "The challenge has evolved over the years, from its humble beginnings of deciding over a pint to cycle from Holyhead to Cardiff in two days, to where we are now and attempting to cycle an unbroken route through the continent of Europe. To date, we've cycled through 24 European countries and covered over 4,500 miles.

The Race-Weight Trap Your body knows when it's primed for performance-you just have to learn to listen. Matt Fitzgerald reveals the perils of underfueling and uncovers a surprisingly simple way to weigh in for success. It started-as these things so often do-with a moment of insecurity.

Do These Workouts to Surge-Proof Your Swim Start Even the most meticulous pacing plan can go out the window when you're nervous or excited at the start of a swim. Imagine for a moment that you're at an in-water swim start at your local triathlon. Your goggles are set, you're warmed up, seeded correctly, and you're nervous as all get out.

Dear Coach: Should I Do An Ironman? Certainly Ironman is the glamour event of our sport, and it presents the ultimate challenge for a lot of triathletes. But that doesn't mean it's for everyone, and it doesn't mean that you're not an accomplished athlete if you don't want anything to do with 140.6.

The Right Way to Clean Your Running Shoes But if your shoes get so dirty or smelly that you're just dying to wash them, there are ways to clean them safely. "Skip the washer and dryer," says David Bond, who's designed running shoes for adidas and K-Swiss, and is a co-founder of Ampla footwear.

Circ Drive Season Begins! Saris and Xterra. Long story short, we're giving the following away: 1 x CycleOps Hammer Direct Drive Trainer 1 x Powertap P1 Power Pedals 1 x Saris SuperClamp EX2-Bike 1 x Xterra Stand Up Paddleboard 5 x Xterra Lava Shorts 8 x Xterra Waterproof Backpack. So, 17 chances to win.

Pontus Lindberg - the man with the Golden Bib Swede Pontus Lindberg has an 8:11 IRONMAN to his name but he is now all in with Swimrun and he and his partner George Bjälkemo currently have a tight grip on the Golden Bib.

Never Another Bad Race Again, your coach will be doing this in the background anyway, but there are always things that go on out on the race course that don't show up as a number or a time split. What is a "bad" race? My definition of a truly "bad" race is one where you don't learn anything.

Mark Allen's Top 5 Recovery Tricks for Athletes Ironman legend and 6x Ironman world champ, Mark Allen, has some no-BS recovery advice for all triathletes. Listen up. Recovery is the unsung hero of endurance sports. Whether you are training for a marathon, a triathlon or a cycling event, you are most likely focused on getting in all the workouts your coach has for you.

Royal Windsor Triathlon: Official Statement Various measures were put in place to mitigate the chance of an incident of this nature, including the erection of advance warning signs about the event, the plans for which were drawn up by a professional traffic management company, this signage was put up along the route on Thursday 7 June.

Swim Vocabulary 101 Feeling lost during your Masters workout? Brush up on common pool workout terms with our glossary. Descend: : The goal of this set is to decrease the time it takes to swim each 100. Swim the first 100 at a conservative effort, No. 2 a bit faster, the third even faster and No.

Professor Multisport: When Am I No Longer a Tri Newbie? Can you check off more than seven out of the 10 of these tri milestones? Congratulations, you are no longer a newbie! But let's consider for a minute why you're so eager to rid yourself of this novel status. Maybe you remember, with a twinge of dread, those frosh years in high school and college spent learning the ropes while yearning to fit in.