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Turn Your Personality into a Race-Day Asset You wouldn't use a bike that's three sizes too small, so why would you race with an ill-fitting mindset? Many people go into race day with the wrong approach for their personalities and wind up sabotaging themselves before the gun goes off.

Photos from the Toughman Championship Set in spectacular Harriman State Park just an hour from New York City, the Toughman Championship offers a spectacular course in an event with great organization and over a thousand volunteers but still maintains a grass roots feel.

Athletes chatter ahead of Huelva World Cup - Almost 100 triathletes will take the stage this Sunday in Huelva for the inaugural ITU World Cup in the coastal Spanish city. With a very demanding and challenging course, let's hear what athletes think about the race, the course and their expectations for the event.

Jersey preview - can Murray defend and will Duffy dominate? Chris McCormack and his new Super League Triathlon series makes its next stop in Jersey, the small island in the Channel. The inaugural race took place on Australia's Hamilton Island six months ago. This weekend's event will be both a first Super League event in Europe and the first where women will compete.

Quick Set Friday: Mixed Bag We'll feature a workout every Friday so you have new ideas to take to the pool. On her blog, you can pick a Monday set for a long distance focus, a Wednesday set for sprint training, or Friday for creative open water skills. The A sets are between 4-5000 yards total, with intervals ranging from 1:20-1:30 per 100.

Watch this thorXtri video We just can't get enough of these Xtreme triathlons that are offering hard long course races in unique locations, and now share a beautiful video from the thorXtri in Southwestern Norway. The race with a 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike and 42 km run starts in Lysebotn and ends at the 3 swords site in Stavanger.

From Race Course to Runway: In Kona, It’s Swim, Bike, Run, Strut Still, a day-let alone a week-spent in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii during the October IRONMAN World Championship makes it clear that style plays a huge role in triathlon. The race is basically home to one of the longest runways in the world.

New Study: Sudden Death in Tri Hits This Age Group the Hardest But there's new information in the updated study, too. The more complete findings include: - Among the expanded group of victims, heart disease was found in nearly 50% of victims - The risk for women is much lower than for men - In women, the risk increases slightly with aging; In men, the risk increases dramatically with aging.

Chrissie Wellington to be Inducted into Ironman Hall of Fame Four-time Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington of Great Britain will be honored during race week on the Big Island for her contributions to and achievements in the sport. Wellington will be the only athlete inducted into the Ironman Hall of Fame for 2017, with the ceremony taking place on Oct.

12 Week Super Simple Sprint Triathlon Training Plan You will enjoy progressing through assorted training 'phases', such as 'test,' 'build,' and 'recover,' and as such will be able to note improved fitness and speed throughout each four-week cycle. MondayDay OffTake the day off, including as much time off your feet as possible.

Garmin rolls out 5.7K stitching support to VIRB 360, new HyperFrame director mode When the VIRB 360 was announced this past spring, it was one of the first single-device 360* action cameras to actually produce higher than 4K resolution video files that looked good.

Huelva ready to hosts its first ever World Cup - The city of Huelva, in the south west coast of Spain, will make its official debut in the ITU World Cup circuit hosting this Sunday.

5 Triathlon races with the most challenging bike courses Let's have a look at the five triathlons with the most challenging bicycle courses around the world:. The Embrunman Triathlon is held in mid-August in Hautes-Alps in France. It is considered by many as France's most difficult triathlon. The cycling course comes with 186 km of challenging mountain terrain.

TrainerRoad adds Garmin Cycling Dynamics support, plus upload to Garmin Connect Today at Interbike, TrainerRoad and Garmin showed off a new capability that allows you to view your Garmin Vector Cycling Dynamics data in real-time on TrainerRoad via their app. This would mark the first time any company has been able to leverage these Garmin metrics in real-time.

Enter 2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds With Exclusive Charity Window The third edition of the Leeds based event takes place on 9 and 10 June 2018 and the time-limited entry window offers the swim, bike and run community the chance to guarantee their entry into the most prestigious triathlon in Great Britain.

Changing Your Brake Pads. Presented By CeramicSpeed. In this video, Jeff Yingling, part of CeramicSpeed's Technical/R&D Support group, In this video, Jeff Yingling, part of CeramicSpeed's Technical/R&D Support group, goes over the difference between brake pads designed for aluminum rims and those designed for carbon rims.

A rare sighting in the wild While in Chattanooga for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships we stumbled upon this distinctive black and gold Pinarello Bolide of Chilean M40-44 age grouper Hugo Eduardo Abarzua Vergara, and I took a closer look at this fairly rare bike on the triathlon circuit.

"Do Something Great Now:" A Mantra for Augusta-Bound Athlete The 42-year-old active duty Air Force Combat Search and Rescue pilot suffers from social anxiety. Based in Valdosta, GA, she credits the sport of triathlon for more than just fitness. "Triathlon has returned my confidence in being me. I no longer long to be someone else, to be 'more' or to be 'better.' The me I am now is perfect," she said.

What Your Helmet Safety Certification Actually Means The researchers and engineers behind Giro and Bell's in-house test lab, The Dome, recently launched It's a website where athletes who need to protect their noggins can find info on everything from helmet materials to standards and testing protocols.

Mounting Biking = A Triathlete's Secret Strength Training Weapon "In mountain biking, the bikes are heavier, the hills are steeper, you're pinning it the entire way-it's the perfect strength and power training for triathletes," Park says. Indeed, the secret to a better triathlon season may be spending the off-season off-road.

The men's speedy rides from Chattanooga 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.

Tri University: Jumping up to Ironman at a Young Age As if classes, a job, and maintaining a social life weren't enough, something about doing an Ironman calls out to you-let's weigh the pros and cons of jumping to long distance for the 18-24 age group.

4iiii Announces New Precision Podiiiium Power Meter Lineup Today at Interbike, 4iiii has announced a new product lineup of power meters, the 4iiii Precision Podiiiium. But because I can't stand to write Podiiiium throughout this entire article, I'm calling it Podium. You can thank me later.

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend in Amsterdam One of the greatest parts about living in Europe is just how easy it is to travel from country to country. In less time than it would take to drive or train from Washington DC to NYC, we were able to zip up to Amsterdam for our first weekend away sans-baby.

Recipe: Grilled Cheese for Grown-Ups Registered dietitian Matthew Kadey offers a new grilled cheese sandwich recipe that provides the omega-3s every runner needs to keep their hearts and muscles in prime condition. It's already in the name, so why not forgo the skillet when making grilled cheese?

Is the Desire for Outside Approval Driving Your Race Goals? In part five of's continuing series on race-day mental skills, Doctor Patrick Cohn and Andre Bekker discuss how to manage your desire for outside approval, a common pre-race worry that can hamper your performance and cause you much wasted stress in the lead-up to a big race.

Emma Pallant breaks through with a silver in Chattanooga American Ben Kanute had a breakthrough day to take the runner-up spot at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. We caught up with the American speedster. Javier Gomez took his second Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee, cementing his status as one of the sport's all-time greats.

Strava in Augmented Reality: Here's how it works As Interbike kicks off you'll see a slew of both mainstream as well as smaller companies try and get your attention with new products. Some of these will be products that you genuinely find useful and plan to buy, and others will just be ones you sit and marvel at with either fascination or child-like intrigue.

Interbike Day 0: 4 Fun Finds from the Outdoor Demo The Nevada desert held a few secret gems on the eve of Interbike. 'Twas the night before Interbike, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Except a few creatures were stirring.

Thousands Take Part In The Woburn Abbey Triathlon Involving a scoot, cycle and run over a small area in front of Woburn Abbey, this was a fantastic chance for youngsters to get involved in the day and enjoy being active, with many having siblings and parents taking part in the longer distances.

Ben Kanute's big breakthrough at Chattanooga I did a lot of foot speed work, and I think you see my improvement in the super sprints like Hamburg where I ran with Dorian Coninx for a mile, and in the half marathon in Chattanooga where I ran steady and built into the run.ST: Your 10k run splits in 2017 and 2016 included 33:36 at Montreal, 35:07 at Abu Dhabi and 35:01 at the Rio Olympics.

One Triathlete Shares How He Fuels on a Low-Carb Diet Former Kona age-group champion Holger Beckmann on his journey to low-carb fueling. Nutrition philosophy:"Organic, unprocessed, low-sugar and low-starch foods, moderate protein, healthy fats." Pre-ride fuel:"I hydrate with water and add a couple of tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar and a pinch of sea salt to each bottle.

Fast women's bikes from Chattanooga The Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga featured a tricky biking challenge - a long, steep climb early in the race, a fast descent and lots of rolling hills. A look at some of the women's bike set ups.

Get Your Tunes Through Your Bones Aftershokz's latest offering, the Trekz Air, uses bone conduction technology that lets athletes listen to their music without interfering with their awareness. Like most people who run or ride outdoors, the activity is rarely a solitary one.

Tim Don on Chattanooga, Kona and the world's fastest Ironman time presents a recap video of the day's action at the Ironman World Championship in Kailua, Kona, Hawaii. We catch up with the easy-going Jesse Thomas a few days before his big win at Ironman Lanzarote. Andreas Raelert, last year's Kona runner-up, looks to validate his Kona slot at Ironman Copenhagen on August 21.

Study: Women Have More Muscular Endurance Than Men Men may have superior strength, but women last significantly longer when it comes to dynamic muscle exercise. As more women enter endurance sports, more women are dominating.

ITU announces the 2018 ITU WTS, World Cup and Paratriathlon calendar - Following the ITU Executive Board meeting held in Rotterdam, and the Annual Congress, the International Triathlon Union is pleased to announce the calendar for the 2018 season.

WatTeam announces $259 power meter pricing, new models and more As Interbike kicks off today, so does some power meter news. The first to move is WatTeam with some new models, new modes, installation services, and reduced pricing. Oh, and some new algorithms. All of which combined make for some incredibly compelling news from the company wrapping up its first year of shipping products.

One-Hour Workout: Treadmill M and W's Fly through your next "dreadmill" session with this blend of speed and incline changes. This week's workout comes from Colorado-based coach and physical therapist Doctor Kevin DeGroot, PT, DPT, owner and coach at T-Zero Physio since 2016. DeGroot is an Ironman-certified coach specializing in working with injured athletes.

Wahoo Fitness Announces Partnership with Jan Frodeno As an official partner, Wahoo's complete ecosystem of innovative products will be supporting Frodeno's training efforts.

ITU World Triathlon Leeds Confirmed As Host Of 2018 British Championships The announcement supports the events standing as the most prestigious triathlon in the country, hosting the UK leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series for the world's elite and now offering Britain's finest age-group triathletes the chance to win a coveted British title in the heart of Leeds city-centre.

The young German who went 4:07:21 at IM 70.3 Worlds 21-year old German Patrick Reger was the top age grouper at the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga in 4:07:21 and he did so despite being injured from from October 2016 until April of 2017. He was 10th overall at IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau in June but then focused on training.

Wendy Marsh Chattanooga As Wendy Marsh laid down on mile marker 17, just 9.2 miles short of the IRONMAN Chattanooga finish line last year, she couldn't imagine how she would get up and complete the race. "If someone would have come by and asked me if I was finished, I probably would have said 'yes,'" Marsh recalled.

Derek Fitzgerald: He finished, but it wasn't the medal that made the day: "Most importantly, I was outside, I was alive, and I was having a great time in the process." Heading back to Lake Placid this year, Fitzgerald anticipates an emotional experience. "Last time I was there, I had no idea what it took to race an IRONMAN.

Fix your stroke by training with a snorkel Using a swim snorkel for open water training can offer lots of benefits for your swim stroke. These three tips will help you keep your mental game in check when injury strikes so you can get back to the starting line confidently and quickly.

Photos of the day - Weymouth in pictures James Cunnama and Katrien Verstuyft took the titles at Ironman 70.3 Weymouth. The day in pictures.

Beginner's Luck: Lessons from a Low Speed Tip-Over "Beginner's Luck" columnist Meredith Atwood writes about the importance of your frame of mind when it comes to swim, bike, and run. I remember a particular bad bike ride like it was yesterday-even though it's been three years now. The ride was 50 miles, which was no small feat, because I think it was the first ride of the season.

Photos: Mendez, Paterson Win XTERRA Pan Am Championship Mauricio Mendez from Mexico and Lesley Paterson from Scotland captured the XTERRA Pan America Championship race on a beautiful day around Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah on Saturday morning. Photos provided by XTERRA.

Photos: Angela Naeth Takes Overall Title at Lobsterman Tri Eight-hundred athletes from 42 states took place in the 2017 Lobsterman Triathlon over the weekend, with Canadian professional triathlete Angela Naeth taking the overall title in 2:10:04. Overall Top 5: 1. Angela Naeth 2:10:04 2. Richard Finemann 2:10:38 3.

Photos: Flora Duffy Impressive in Rotterdam to Earn Another World Title In what looked like a near perfect race outcome that suited her strengths, Flora Duffy had a dominating performance at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Rotterdam to claim victory and reclaim her ITU World Championship title for the second year in a row. Read the complete recap at

The flying Dutchwoman Yvonne Van Vlerken We catch up with Yvonne Van Vlerken after she races to another sub-9 hour performance and the European title at Challenge Almere.

Garmin Vivosport In-Depth Review A few weeks ago as part of Garmin's trifecta announcement of new Vivo-labeled products, they announced the Vivosport. In many ways the Vivosport got overlooked as it lacked the fashionista flashiness of the Vivomove HR, while also lacking all the bells and whistles of the Vivoactive 3.

World Triathlon Series: Jonny Brownlee fourth as Mario Mola wins Great Britain's Jonny Brownlee finishes fourth as Spain's Mario Mola extends his lead in the World Triathlon Series with victory in Edmonton.

Alistair Brownlee: Olympic triathlon champion to miss rest of 2017 British double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee will not compete again in 2017 after having surgery on a "chronic hip problem".

World Triathlon Series: Jonny Brownlee fourth as Javier Gomez wins in Montreal Great Britain's Jonny Brownlee finishes fourth as Javier Gomez wins the Montreal event of the World Triathlon Series.

World Triathlon Series: GB's Jess Learmonth second in Stockholm Jess Learmonth records her first podium finish in a World Triathlon Series event, coming second behind Flora Duffy in Stockholm.

Jonny Brownlee wins World Triathlon Series race in Stockholm Britain's Jonny Brownlee secures his first World Triathlon Series win of the season with victory in Stockholm.

Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup: Leeds team win inaugural event in Nottingham A Leeds team comprising Georgia Taylor-Brown, Jess Learmonth, Aaron Royle and Tom Bishop win the inaugural British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup in Nottingham.

Triathlon: Joe Skipper hopes for change of luck at European Long Distance event Norfolk's Joe Skipper hopes to put bad luck behind him at this weekend's European Long Distance Triathlon Championships.

World Triathlon Series 2017: Final standings & race results Race results, reports and final standings for the 2017 World Triathlon Series.

World Triathlon Series 2017: Andy Lewis and Dave Ellis win golds Andy Lewis and Dave Ellis win golds as Britain claim eight medals at the Para-triathlon World Championships Grand Final in Rotterdam.

World Triathlon Series: Mario Mola and Flora Duffy retain titles Spain's Mario Mola and Bermudan Flora Duffy retain their World Triathlon Series titles at the season finale in Rotterdam.

The Monday Round-Up: Wins in Weymouth, and the Kona Buzz Builds With the triathlon world's laser-focus on Kona for the next four weeks, we're following suit and tweaking The Buzz to be all things Kona-related. You know, the important stuff-like how to register for the annual Underpants Run.

Cunnama and Verstuyft wonderful in Weymouth James Cunnama has been on a roll since his impressive win at Ironman Hamburg in August and he continued that trend with a big win at Ironman 70.3 Weymouth, blasting by the field on the bike and easily holding everyone off on the run.

Record Attendance for Spectacular Sandman Triathlon Concluding Always Aim High's 'SUUNTO Adventure Triathlon Series' which started with the Pedalcover Slateman back in May, the Sandman Triathlon has now firmly cemented its reputation as the perfect season closer to the UK triathlon calendar, and this year's race featured more exciting action than ever before.

Smith, Godbe win AG Overall titles at Worlds Jony Heerink gave Dutch fans a home country championship victory as she finished the sprint distance in 1:09:50, earning a 30-34 win and the women's age group overall sprint distance crown by a 57 seconds margin of victory over Kate Bramley of Australia and 1:07 over 3rd place overall Sandrine Benz of Switzerland.

Week in Review-September 17th, 2017 The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I've written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting - generally endurance sports related.

Duffy dominates the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final The bike ride at the 2016 Olympic triathlon defined the race - Nicola Spirig tried to make the break, but Gwen Jorgensen was up for the challenge. has photos from the dramatic ride. Was ist mytriathlon?

Gorman wins Under 23 women, Hauser wins Junior Men at ITU Worlds. Tamara Gorman of the U.S. wins Under 23 Worlds After taking a year off triathlon, Tamara Gorman of the U.S. returned to the sport with a bang to win the ITU World Championship Women’s Under 23 gold medal. “I feel so thankful, ” said Gorman, who also won the 2013 ITU Junior World title in London.

CycleOps Hammer: Long Term Review Although it痴 power accuracy was lower than some other direct-drive smart trainers, which may not even be a consideration if the bike you ride on your trainer has its own power meter, its smooth road feel made up for this shortfall. Read more about The Hammer.

Joanna Zeiger On Life After Tri Universally, athletes who cannot race triathlons any longer are naturally despondent and look for any way possible to make their return, even if it means engaging in strange voodoo or tribal rituals.

Duffy dominates Grand Final, repeats WTS World title Flora Duffy of Bermuda dominated at Rotterdam for her second Grand Final victory and her second straight WTS series World Championship to cap off a near-perfect season in which she won 5 regular season WTS races and took 2nd in her other regular WTS finish.

Luis wins GF, Mola takes World Championship gold Luis mustered a sizzling 29:59 run to finish in 1:51:26 which gave him a 2 seconds margin of victory over Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway and 10 seconds over Mario Mola of Spain.

IM Wisconsin Photo Gallery Longtime Slowtwitcher Gary Geiger is a native Wisconsin and a great photographer. We wish we could get his photos more than we do, but we're grateful to get them when we can. We have them now, of Ironman Wisconsin recently concluded. Thanks for the pics, Gary!

Live: The Toughman Championship Don't miss our live coverage of the Toughman Championship from Harriman State Park, New York.

The men's world championship in pictures On the run course it quickly became the Brownlee show at the 2016 Olympic triathlon in Rio. captured the action in photos. An eight-lap bike course featuring a challenging hill, technical descents and fast, flat straightaways - the Rio course had a bit of everything.

Stars of the future: the juniors race at the ITU Grand Final The junior women and the U23 men all raced on the first day of competition at the ITU World Championship in Rotterdam. Race day in pictures.

Duffy wins her second world title Duffy typically uses a dominating bike peformance to set up her wins, but in Rotterdam her aggressive tactics began from the start horn. Duffy, Zaferes and Learmonth opened up a 30-second gap on the rest of the field in the water and continued to pull away on the bike.

Life Lessons From a Lost Bike When racing a championship race, athletes prepare as much as possible. They cross all their t's and dot all their i's. Michael Mendoza, the 38-year-old former Marine and Navy Cross and Purple Heart recipient is one such diligent athlete.

Vincent Luis wins the grand final; Mola takes the world title Behind Mola in the overall world championship standings was Gomez while Blummenfelt's breakthrough grand final day earned him the final spot on the world championship podium ahead of Richard Murray.

Flora Duffy, Mario Mola Earn Second Straight ITU World Titles The 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series came to a close on Saturday as Flora Duffy and Mario Mola were crowned the 2017 world champions. Mola finished third in the Grand Final race in Rotterdam to secure his second straight crown, while Duffy was victorious and earned both the win on the day and the two-time world championship.

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Mario Mola repeats World Championship title in Rotterdam - Keeping the world title for the nation of Spain for the fifth year in a row, a third-place finish at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam was enough to grant Mario Mola a back-to-back ITU World Triathlon Championship crown in a season-best performance.

IRONMAN Announces Acquisition of Perskindol Swiss Epic Mountain Bike Race Through the acquisition the 2018 PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC will become the second global qualifier for the ABSA CAPE EPIC race, annually held in the Western Cape, South Africa.

GB Paratriathlon Team Wins Eight Medals At Rotterdam However, the Great Britain Paratriathlon team more than met pre-race expectations with their haul of eight medals. Paralympic champion, Andy Lewis, retained his world title in the PTS2 race despite a major cycling crash in June which could have ended his season.

Aussie Matt Hauser dominates in Rotterdam to win Junior World Crown - Aussie Matthew Hauser added another world championship title to his resume after claiming victory as the Junior World Champion at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final.

Knibb takes Junior Women Worlds; Montoya wins Under 23 Men Repeated her 2016 Junior Women’s world title at the sprint distance with a powerful exhibition on the bike at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam Friday.

Sarah True on The "Unexpected" Transition to 70.3 Better late than never, two-time U.S. Olympian Sarah True talks to Triathlete about making the change from ITU to Ironman 70.3. It has been more than decade since All-American swimmer Sarah True made her ITU triathlon debut in 2005.

Montoya adds new World Champion honours to collection with U23 victory in Rotterdam - Screaming with excitement as he grabbed the finish line, France's Raphael Montoya was named the U23 Men's World Champion at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam. After being down by a 42-second deficit out of the swim, Montoya held on in the main chase pack to only bust out of the gate on the run to eventually become the race leader.

The Nutty Story of How XTERRA Got Its Start XTERRA is synonymous with off-road tri. Here's the nutty story of how the 21-year-old series got its start, then sent thousands of triathletes to the trails, launching life-long love affairs with dirt. More than two decades ago, triathlon changed forever when the internationally acclaimed sport of "cross-tri" was born.

The Power File Behind Ben Kanute's 2:08:10 70.3 Worlds Bike Split Jim Vance, Kanute's long-time coach, says Kanute did indeed stay well within his limits during the climb. "I gave him the green light to make the call based on how he felt," says Vance. "He went for it. We both believed he could win.

Taylor Knibb repeats Junior World Title in Rotterdam - In a dominating performance showcasing once again her power on the bike, USA's Taylor Knibb claimed a repeat junior women's title at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam.

The men's race at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship Terenzo Bozzone has decided to skip the ITU Long Course World Championships and the Ironman 70.3 World Championship to focus on the Ironman World Championship in Kona. We look back at an exciting weekend of racing in the United Arab Emirates and the opening of the WTS season.

Pictures from the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships The ITU World Championships in Rotterdam started with a bang this morning - the Paratriathlon races provided lots of excitement and emotion.

Video recap of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship women's race's Asia-Pacific editor Phil Wrochna weighs in with some thoughts on the women's race at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Daniela Ryf dominated the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, becoming the first person to take three 70.3 world titles.

Paratriathletes collect first Rotterdam World Champ Titles - Twelve world titles went up for grab today in Rotterdam at the 2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, with 163 paratriathletes competing in all six classes, and with Great Britain getting the most out of the day, grabbing a total of eight medals, followed by USA with six and Australia with four.

Registration Now Open For The Iconic Bastion Iron Distance Set within close proximity to London, each leg of The Bastion has been carefully designed to offer the ultimate challenge for both newcomers to long-distance triathlon and experienced long-course hands.

The age grouper who ran 1:11 in Chattanooga Ricky Flynn won his age group at the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships and his 1:11:19 run was only bested by Javier Gomez. His 4:10:45 total time placed him in 25th place overall right behind German pro Patrick Dierksmeier.

Duffy, Mola heavy favorites for World titles With large leads in the season long points chase for the World Triathlon Series Championship, Flora Duffy of Bermuda and Mario Mola of Spain are odds on favorites to defend their 2016 World titles at the Grand Final in Rotterdam. While both competitors could lose if they suffered unexpected bad luck on Saturday, here are their advantages.

All the World Championship chatter ahead of #RotterdamGF - Starting on Friday, September 15 the top athletes in triathlon reaching from every corner of the globe will begin lining up to stake claims on ITU World Championship Crowns.

Despite 70.3 Success, Ben Kanute Says ITU Is Still the Focus After stellar silver medal showing at 70.3 Worlds, American Olympian Ben Kanute has his sights set on ITU Grand Final, Super League Triathlon and Tokyo 2020.

The Role Muscle Memory Plays in Fast Transitions Fast transitions don't need to be a mystery if you harness the power of muscle memory. Being able to get through a transition or your daily drive to work without thinking about it-what scientists call "motor learning"-is a combo effort between your brain and the motor units in your muscles.

Triathletes, Duathletes Go Head to Head in Unique Competition This weekend in Beglium triathletes and duathletes will face off in an innovative race format. Though both fall under the umbrella of multisport, triathlon and duathlon are two very different events.

Photos from Ironman 70.3 Rügen 2017 Patrick Lange and Anja Beranek proved they are gearing up for another big day in Kona with wins at Ironman 70.3 Rügen. We recap race day in pictures.

Power Meter Pedal Shootout: Vector 3 vs PowerTap P1 vs Assioma Over the course of the summer we've seen both Garmin and Favero roll out new pedal power meters. In Garmin's case they've got their third generation Vector 3 pedals, while in Favero's case they have their Assioma units, which are effectively 2nd generation BePro pedals.

Win a 2skin package and signed Frodissimo bike cap! It may not have looked like it from the outside, but Jan had some rough patches and did not have the perfect day that some assumed he was having. Great insight from Jan on his race. Challenge Roth 2016 was a race for the history books. Watch Jan Frodeno's record-setting performance in Bavaria.

Alex Zanardi Sets Out for Record in Pula "I'm really excited to approach my second IRONMAN 70.3 after Pescara last June and especially in a city that I know and love like Pula," says Zanardi coming into one of the most beautiful located IRONMAN events.

Cable Maintenance. Presented By CeramicSpeed. This is the fourth in an 8-part video series covering the fundamentals of bike maintenance developed by CeramicSpeed exclusively for Slowtwitch. In this video, Jeff Yingling, part of CeramicSpeed's Technical/R&D Support group, goes over proper care and lubrication of bicycle cables and cable housing.

This Bike Tinkerer's Toolset John Burke and Mike Sinyard own bike companies too, orders of magnitude larger than mine ever was, and I doubt any of the three of us could get a job wrenching in a bike shop. I’m a tinkerer.

Making lemonade out of lemons in Chattanooga His race however did not go well and he is now passionately talking about the event and a couple volunteers who really helped him out in a pickle.

Fast Food Made Smart Some generalizations can be made between the various fast food chains-if the cheese burger and fries is bad at one, it's probably not a stellar choice at the other; you can bet the calorie content in one bowl of soup or sandwich is also about the same across the board.

Triathlife with Jesse Thomas: Learn from Bad, Harness Good No easy way to put it, my race was ROUGH! I knew the course was going to be tough, I knew the competition was going to be tough, but I'll be honest: I hoped to perform better on the day. It wasn't all bad, but it definitely wasn't good. I've been racing most of my life.

All comes down to Rotterdam to crown the overall WTS women's podium - Months of racing all year long have all come down to the final and most anticipated race of the 2017 season, the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam. A roster of 49 of the best women triathletes in the world have made their way to Holland to compete in the last WTS race of the season, where the title of World Champion will be crowned.

ITU announces 2017 Hall of Fame inductees - ITU today announced the six inductees for the fourth edition of the Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place at a gala dinner on board the James Cook ferry in Rotterdam, the city that will host the ITU 2017 World Triathlon Grand Final, on September 13.

Javier Gomez on Missing Rio, His 8th World Title and Looking Ahead Spaniard Javier Gomez Noya sits down with Triathlete to talk about the tumultuous 12 months that cost him the 2016 Rio Olympics, but earned him his eighth career world championship. There are few athletes in world any classier or more humble than Javier Gomez.

Chest Strap or Wrist-Based Heart Rate Monitors: Which Is Better? Though these chest-mounted electrodes provide valuable training information-keeping easy runs easy, for example, or making sure hard rides are at the correct level of exertion-the discomfort of wearing a chest strap can be a deal breaker for many athletes.

Water Workouts Are Worth Your Attention-Whether You're Injured Or Not "More time running in the pool now can add years to your time of running on land." Recovering from an injury without losing your current level of fitness is a challenge many athletes face at some point in their training.

Challenge Almere-Amsterdam: the day in pictures Great Britain's Joe Skipper and the Netherlands' Yvonne van Vlerken took the ETU long-distance titles at Challenge Almere-Amsterdam. Photos from race day.

Mario Mola enters Rotterdam Grand Final as frontrunner to reclaim World Crown - The 2017 World Triathlon Series has so far seen eight stops across eight cities, seven countries and four continents with elite action that has produced nail-biting finishes and record-breaking moments that have made the history books.

The 3 Essential Rules of Ironman In my new book, Life's Too Short To Go So F*cking Slow, I tell the story of my mentor, Carlos Nunez, a 13-time Ironman and old-school hardass. Carlos was a no-nonsense, no-excuses kind of guy: When high winds picked up, I'd rack my bike on an indoor trainer while he strapped on a helmet and headed outside.

Rotterdam to set the stage to crown Under 23 World Champions - Before the world watches as the elite world champions are crowned in Rotterdam, the Under 23 field will toe the line to battle it out for World Championship honours at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam.

The Crank likes what he saw in the big weekend of racing American Ben Kanute had a breakthrough day to take the runner-up spot at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. We caught up with the American speedster. The reigning Ironman 70.3 world champion Tim Reed offers up some insights into his year as he looks to defend his title in Chattanooga.

Reigning Junior World Champions return to reclaim titles in Rotterdam - The 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam will welcome the future of the sport of triathlon as the Junior World Champions will be crowned.

Paratriathlon World Titles up for grabs in Rotterdam - The Paratriathlon season is just about to end with six world crowns up for grab for men and another six for women in the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam.

Multi-Sport Festivals At Castle Triathlon Series 2018 The half marathon course is 4 laps providing a great opportunity for spectators and supporters to cheer on the runners taking part. Castle Triathlon Series Race Director, Brian Adcock, comments: "We're delighted to announce the addition of half-marathon and swim-only race distances to next season's events.

Odlo Teams Up With Always Aim High Events Being part of the Cardiff triathlon as a title sponsor and our own headline event in such an iconic location like Coed y Brenin is hugely exciting." Adam Lemalle, Head of Marketing and Communications for Always Aim High Events said: "We are delighted that Odlo UK has chosen to partner with our events for the next three years.

Businesses Turn To Triathlon To Motivate Staff You Can Sport encourages business leaders to swap mundane corporate days and traditional team-building activities for multisport events to improve employees' health, team spirit and productivity.

Terry Davis sells Wildflower to Motiv Sports Under the new arrangement, Davis and Bousman will receive what they term “a fair and reasonable fee” to manage the event, and will receive a shareholder stake in Motiv and a share of the profits of the Motiv organization.

Ben Hoffman Returns to Kona Recipe for Success "The body needs new stimulus each time around," he says. While he takes time to look back and recognize what has brought him this far, he's not a slave to past training and workouts. Indeed, he will be tweaking some of his run training this summer as he seeks to improve his Kona marathon.

Laura Philipp loves the Ironman 70.3 World Championship podium chats with the Spanish champion. With her dominant peformance at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship Daniela Ryf sets a new standard - the first person to win three Ironman 70.3 world championship titles. Last year Holly Lawrence arrived at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship without much pressure.

Two-Day Ironman 70.3 Worlds a Unanimous Hit Professional and age-group men and women alike positively sound off on Ironman's split-field debut at the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Tennessee. The consensus following the split-field debut at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship was that the two-day event in Chattanooga, Tenn., was a success.

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.

Ben Kanute takes an impressive silver medal at 70.3 worlds With her dominant peformance at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship Daniela Ryf sets a new standard - the first person to win three Ironman 70.3 world championship titles. Last year Holly Lawrence arrived at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship without much pressure.

One-Hour Workout: Punchy Bike Cadence Set "Its purpose is to generate short bouts of power for an off-road course that has short, punchy climbs. It is also great for a crit/circuit style road course with corners and turnarounds that demand efforts to bring you back up to speed.

Initial Thoughts: Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular connectivity Today Apple announced their 3rd generation Apple Watch, simply named Apple Watch Series 3. This new watch is nearly identical in form factor to their 1st and 2nd generation Apple Watch, but now packs in cellular capabilities as well as a far faster processor.

Favero Assioma Power Meter In-Depth Review It's been about three months since Favero announced their next generation power meter pedals, the Assioma. These pedals would build upon the BePro units of two years ago, doing away with the complicated installation process while also adding in Bluetooth Smart support and a companion app.

Should I Worry About Air Pollution While Training? How to adjust training for smog and wildfire smoke. Science has proven two statements as fact: Exercise is good for you; air pollution, not so much. So what happens when the two statements intersect-say, when a long run is scheduled to take place during a smog advisory?

Wildflower is Back! With New Owners and Big Plans Now a part of Motiv Running's family of events, the iconic triathlon festival will return in 2018. If you never experienced Wildflower, what you need to know is this: The event exuded the heart and soul of the sport.

The spectacular Ironman Wales course in pictures Renowned as one of the toughest days in the sport, Ironman Wales features an incredible course. The day in photos.

Allen and Wragg earn Kona spots in Korea It was 35 years ago today that Julie Moss collapsed just short of the finish line at the Ironman World Championship. Kathleen McCartney would run past her to take the title, but Moss' courageous effort helped define the sport of triathlon.

Skin care - Prevent Chafing There are a few things you can do to heal up chafed skin quickly:. Clean the area thoroughly and apply a healing cream or gel. If the chafing is really bad consult your doctor, who can suggest some stronger medication to help your skin heal.

ITU Executive Board meets in Rotterdam ahead of the Grand Final - The Executive Board of ITU has met during three days in Rotterdam just ahead of the ITU World Championships Grand Final to debate and decide on several important issues.

Run images from the 2017 IM 70.3 World Championships men's race Despite the tough undulating run course in Chattanooga we saw some very fast running times and very captivating battles for the podium. Here now are pics from the men on the run. American Ben Kanute started the run with a nice cushion and looked pretty comfortable when we saw him.

Diamondback's Online Fit Calculator I’m going to walk you through the hows and whys of this process because I’m going to predict something about this predictor: It’s going to be a highly visited link on Diamondback’s website out of sheer curiosity, and as a fit tool, whether or not a customer ends up buying a Diamondback bike.Why overall height and saddle height?

What Does It Mean to Have MIPS in Your Helmet? Not all helmets are created equal. MIPS tech promises to limit your concussion risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 2.6 million Americans who visited the emergency room in 2013 were diagnosed with concussions. That's roughly eight concussions for every 1,000 people.

5 thoughts on the women's race in Chattanooga A really interesting day in Chattanooga with the women's race throwing up some surprises.Did we see this coming? Yeah, we should have for sure.

Quick Tour: The 2017 DCR Eurobike RV As is customary the last few years, I rent an RV and drive down to Eurobike for the week long festivus. The main reasons I do this is that it's both cheaper than most hotels, as well as being a huge timer saver on a daily basis.

Photos: 2017 Beijing International Triathlon 10, amateur and professional athletes from around the world competed in the 2017 Beijing International Triathlon. Olympians Henri Schoeman from South Africa and Paula Findlay from Canada took first place honors in the men and women's pro division.

Loosen Your Back With This One-Minute Exercise Using the thoracic spine mobilization exercise, you will loosen up your mid-spine area and gain a greater range of motion. More one-minute exercise videos. Follow Triathlete on Twitter @Triathletemag for inspiration, new workout ideas, gear reviews from our editors and more.

Skipper and Van Vlerken awesome in Almere Laura Philipp and Nils Frommhold were on top of their games taking Ironman 70.3 Saint Polten. Dougal Allan and Yvonne van Vlerken didn't spend much time checking out the scenery as they both set new standards at the beautiful Challenge Wanaka on the weekend.

The Monday Round-Up: Chattanooga Championship One for the History Books It was an historic day at the with a women's-only race held on day one of the Icy Hot IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship weekend festival. The field featured 2016 champion Holly Lawrence, two-time champions Daniela Ryf and Melissa Hauschildt, and numerous other IRONMAN 70.3 stars and short-course speedsters.

Elite Direto Trainer In-Depth Review Earlier this summer Elite announced the Direto, a direct drive trainer that's fully integrated into the likes of Zwift and TrainerRoad. Priced at $899 it was initially targeted at the mid-range price market, but over the course of the last few months the target audience has widened to likely best some of the higher end trainers as well.

Bike images from the 2017 IM 70.3 World Championships men's race American Ben Kanute put down the hammer on the difficult Chattanooga bike course with a 2:08:10 split, but the fastest split went to German Sebastian Kienle who rode 2:07:45. Kanute however finished second to Spain's Javier Gomez who rode 2:12:27 on the way to a 3:49:44 overall time.

Currie nips Hoffman in Santa Cruz sprint finish Montgomery started with a 3 seconds lead on Matt Franklin and, on key competitors, 4 seconds on Currie, 5 seconds on Tim O奪onnell of the U.S., 6 seconds on Hoffman, 17 seconds on Andi Bherer of Germany, 37 seconds on Cody Beals of Canada, 1:17 on Jordan Rapp of the U.S., and 12:08 on Jozsef Major of Hungary.

Gomez wins his second Ironman 70.3 Worlds Gomez started his day with a second-best 24:09 swim that gave him a 4 seconds deficit to Kanute and almost a minute lead on the next best challengers.

Weekend Race Roundup – September 9-10 In addition to the major excitement surrounding the Women's and Men’s Ironman 70.3 World Championship and the finish line sprint at Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz, there were at least 7 more triathlons of interest around the globe this weekend.

For Many, Post-70.3 Worlds Means Coping with Hurricane Irma Tampa, Fla.-based Ironman employees and the 151 Florida athletes who participated in the weekend's Ironman 70.3 World Championships will now turn their attention to one of the biggest hurricanes in the history of the state.

Javier Gomez takes another Ironman 70.3 World Championship With her dominant peformance at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship Daniela Ryf sets a new standard - the first person to win three Ironman 70.3 world championship titles. Daniela Ryf dominated the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, becoming the first person to take three 70.3 world titles.

Photos: Gomez Impresses to Earn Second 70.3 World Title In what was the second of two days of competition in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sunday, Javier Gomez Noya ran down fellow 1.2-mile swim leg leader Ben Kanute mid-way through the half-marathon leg to claim his second Ironman 70.3 World Championship in a time of 3:49:45.

Speedy swimming in the Tennessee River The run course in pictures. The Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga began with a 1.9 km swim in the Tennessee River. We capture the first leg of the race in photos. A list of champions was on hand for today's Ironman 70.3 World Championship press conference.

Gomez Runs Down Second Ironman 70.3 World Title Spaniard Javier Gomez overtakes American Olympian Ben Kanute to capture the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga.

Gomez captures another world title in Chattanooga The pro field has been announced for June's Escape from Alcatraz triathlon… and it's a good one! Ben Kanute's coach Jim Vance gives a rundown of his metrics from one of the most exciting triathlon races in Olympic history. Javier Gomez makes his comeback to racing, while Daniela Ryf looks to continue her dominance in Dubai.

Gomez Grabs Second IRONMAN 70.3 World Title Chattanooga opened its doors for day two of the Icy Hot IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship-this time for the top male pro and age-group triathletes in the world.

Ryf dominates for her 3rd Ironman 70.3 World title Ryf then cruised to a third-fastest 1:22:06 half marathon to finish in 4:11:59 with a 6:37 margin of victory over Emma Pallant of Great Britain and 7:41 over 3rd place finisher Laura Philipp of Germany. Pallant came back from 7th place and an 8:54 deficit after the bike with a race-best 1:19:52 run that advanced her to 2nd place.

Images from the IM 70.3 WC Chattanooga women's race The course in Chattanooga was challenging and World Championship worthy and here now are images from the day where only women competed. About 1600 females from around the world started this morning in brisk temperatures in the Tennessee River with a swim that was initially against the current.

An awesome ride in the Swiss Aps It's been a while since I've written about a random ride in an epic spot. But in years past in the deserts of Jordan, or the coast of South Africa, or the Pyrenees, I've been lucky to sneak in some amazing rides.

Ryf Says Lawrence Motivated Her to Reclaim 70.3 Crown Despite abandoning the race, defending champion Holly Lawrence still played a role in Daniela Ryf's crowning comeback in Chattanooga.

Chatting with the champ in Chattanooga: Daniela Ryf interview We catch up with the extraordinary American triathlete as she prepares to compete at this year's Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga. Last year Holly Lawrence arrived at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship without much pressure. In 2017 that's changed - she's the defending champion and hasn't lost at this distance in over a year.

Chattanooga charge. The run and finish from the 70.3 worlds The Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga began with a 1.9 km swim in the Tennessee River. We capture the first leg of the race in photos. A list of champions was on hand for today's Ironman 70.3 World Championship press conference. Here's what they had to say.

Lookout Mountain and look out… Daniela is flying The challenging course at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship featured a 5 km climb early on the bike course. Photos from the elite women's race in Chattanooga.

Starting the day in the Tennessee River The Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga began with a 1.9 km swim in the Tennessee River. We capture the first leg of the race in photos.

Daniela Ryf Steamrolls Competition for Historic Win at 70.3 Worlds Switzerland's Daniela Ryf claims her third Ironman 70.3 world crown with a dominant performance over a stacked pro women's field in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Saturday.

70.3 Worlds turns into the Daniela show… again Daniela Ryf dominated the Ironman World Championship, taking her second consecutive title in a new course record. How fast will the pros ride at the Ironman World Championship?

Defending Champ Holly Lawrence Pulls out of 70.3 Worlds Mid-Race Defending champion Holly Lawrence abandons the Ironman 70.3 World Championship on brutal bike leg in Chattanooga, Tenn. It was evident from the start, it might not be a good day for defending world champion Holly Lawrence at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Saturday.

Ryf Reclaims IRONMAN 70.3 World Crown It was a historic day at the Icy Hot IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship with a women's-only race held on day one of a weekend festival. The field featured 2016 champion Holly Lawrence, two-time champions Daniela Ryf and Melissa Hauschildt, and numerous other IRONMAN 70.3 stars and short-course speedsters.

Ironman 70.3 Worlds favorites Without attempting to establish odds, the elite women’s and men’s fields will be listed in order with the favorites first. That means that Daniela Ryf and Javier Gomez will be predicted to win, Holly Lawrence and Sebastian Kienle are likely to finish in the runner-up slots, Sarah Crowley and Tim Don should take bronze medals – and so on.

Let the 2017 WTS Rotterdam Grand Final Begin! - The week that everyone has been waiting for all year has finally arrived, the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam is here! With activities starting on Thursday, September 14, triathletes from all corners of the globe will make their way to The Netherlands to compete in the finale of the 2017 triathlon season.

On Wednesday, Hurricane Irma Destroyed Her Home. Tomorrow, She's Racing 70.3 Worlds. Nicole Erato was racing to represent her country, the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Now she's racing to save it. Nicole Erato was talking to her mom on the phone early Wednesday morning when Hurricane Irma hit her home country, the small Caribbean island of Saint Martin.

A Brief History of the Ironman 70.3 World Championships The half-Ironman has become one of the most popular triathlon distances in the world. There are over 100 official 70.3 events and several non-Ironman-branded options, so it's easy to forget that it's relatively new.

3 Products That Give You The Banana Flavor-Minus the Mush No monkeying around-the favorite fruit of endurance athletes is becoming a go-to flavor for sports nutrition.

Missy LeStrange: age-grouper extraordinaire Looking to shave a few minutes in order to qualify for Kona or Chattanooga next year? Here are some tips to help you get there. presents a recap video of the day's action at the Ironman World Championship in Kailua, Kona, Hawaii. We catch up with the easy-going Jesse Thomas a few days before his big win at Ironman Lanzarote.

Will Holly Lawrence defend her title? Can she turn that around this year? The Swiss star is enjoying the role of being "the chaser" as she prepares for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga. With the Ironman 70.3 World Championship only days away, we took the driver out of the bag and teed up this event with five fearless predictions.

Will Philipp power through? With the Ironman 70.3 World Championship only days away, we took the driver out of the bag and teed up this event with five fearless predictions. The Crank has just one thing on his mind this week… he wants Ironman to put the 70.3 world title at an earlier date.

ITU Board Member Dr. Debra Alexander, elected to the IPC Governing Board - ITU is pleased to announce that our Board Member and African Triathlon Union Vice President, Doctor Debra Alexander, has been elected as Member at Large for the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board.

Father and Son Walk Parallel Sporting Path Three years later, while working in NY, von Berg happened upon a poster for the Big Apple Triathlon, and it's been all tri ever since. He was hooked. He went all the way to Kona for the fledgling 1984 Bud Light IRONMAN Triathlon He enjoyed it so much he returned in '85 and '86.

Kevin Collington: Tried and True Tips for Tennessee Technology today allows athletes to familiarize themselves with a course without having to actually see it in person. Websites, blog posts, Strava, Map My Run, and even word of mouth can all help athletes prepare for race day. "Oddly enough, despite there being so many races in Chattanooga, I have never been there," Collington said.

Can Daniela Ryf get her third championship? After winning five out of the six half-distance races he's entered this year, Sam Appleton will arrive at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga as one of the favorites. Stacked fields will be racing for a $250,000 prize purse in Chattanooga at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

Triathlife with Jesse Thomas: How I'm Fueling 70.3 Worlds In a weekly series leading up to the Ironman World Championship the 140.6 champ will address training, racing, nutrition, mental prep, and gear-and how he's fitting it all in while running Picky Bars, the business he co-founded with his wife, Lauren Fleshman, and being a dad with a second baby on the way.

They said it: Quotes and photos from the press conference Jeanni Seymour and Justin Metzler took the "couple's challenge" at Challenge Iceland. recaps the day with some incredible photos from the course. It was a big day for Germany in Elsinore with a podium sweep, while Annabel Luxford topped the women's field.

How Holly Lawrence Became 70.3's Leading Lady The story of how reigning 70.3 world-champion Holly Lawrence went from ITU extra to long-course superstar. The first thing I notice about 27-year-old Holly Lawrence is her huge, blue-green eyes. I'm sitting in Los Angeles' upscale Cafe Vida surrounded by a hip crowd brunching in the busy weekday sun when she walks in.

Hands-on: Polar's OH1 Standalone Optical HR Sensor Over the past couple of years Polar has been continuing to iterate on their optical HR sensor design. While Garmin and Fitbit have mostly kept to the same design and slowly iterated and improved it with minor changes, Polar took a different approach. They made a slew of widely different sensors in a whole pile of devices.

5 Bold predictions for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship Ryf is arguably the best triathlete on the planet right now. But, of late, there have been some cracks in the usual titanium Ryf armour. The air of invincibility, while still very much there, is shaded a little. And, while we think Kona is still the be all and end all for her, when she lines up in Chattanooga this weekend she is beatable.

Sebamed Brighton and Hove Triathlon Sold Out Competitors will then cycle along the fast, flat, closed-road course before crossing the finish line with a promenade run. The athletes will be racing over various distances, with the shortest beginner distance a 400m swim, 5km bike and 2.5km run.

Lubricating Your Bike. Presented By CeramicSpeed. In this video, Jeff Yingling, part of CeramicSpeed's Technical/R&D Support group, goes over proper lubrication technique and the various lubricants - and where they are used - for bicycles. We will be presenting a new video in the series every Wednesday for the next eight weeks leading into the Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI.

My Chattanooga Checklist: Laura Philipp German triathlete Laura Philipp turned pro only two years ago but has quickly made her presence known on the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit. Philipp, who has taken temporary leave from her work as a physiotherapist to race full time, landed her first IRONMAN 70.3 win in Mallorca last year.

Move the Ironman 70.3 World Championship earlier in the season It is the one chance of the year that all the best athletes are in the one place at the one time and are ready to go. Triathlon is so inundated with races that the chances of full fields are remote. Pros tend to race at events for certain reasons and rarely do we see packed fields.

Retired Soccer Pro Takes on Worlds But when you are in a race, no matter who passes you or who you might pass, or who you encounter, it seems every single person is saying "good job!," "good pace!," "keep it up!," "keep working hard!" I think that's really neat that we can take the time out as individuals racing for ourselves and compliment everyone else around us.

6 Trail Running Shoes Perfect for Triathletes Here are six of the best shoes for everything from long, slow training runs to the 10K leg of your next XTERRA race. $120, The draw: Aggressive lugs that chew up the slop. If you regularly run on sloppy, wet trails, the updated Peregrine could be the right tool for the job.

70.3 Preview: Former Champions to Battle for Men's Title The men's pro field is one of the fastest ever, with multiple record-breaking performances set on the way to Chattanooga. Chattanooga the place to be this weekend, as more than one hundred of triathlon's best will descend upon the Tennessee town for this weekend's Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

Icy Hot Named Title Sponsor of IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship We are proud to announce ICY HOT as the title sponsor of the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, as well as the Official Pain Relief partner for the event. ICY HOT offers a wide range of topical pain relief products, providing millions of people with fast, long lasting relief that will certainly be of benefit to IRONMAN triathletes.

70.3 Worlds Preview: Holly Lawrence Goes Head to Head with Daniela Ryf After taking the championship title at last year's 70.3 event, Lawrence took her winning ways all over North America with 70.3 victories in Saint George, Oceanside, Santa Rosa, and Mont-Tremblant.

Kim Schwabenbauer retires in style I enjoy this course and the people in the town are just so supportive. I felt like I had so much support out there - so many cheers from fellow competitors and the crowd. On the run did you think you might be able to catch Rachel ?

The Triathlon community mourns the death of ITU Honorary President, Les McDonald - The International Triathlon Union and Les McDonald's family want to express their infinite gratitude to the whole triathlon and sports community for their support and warm messages of condolence sent after the death of our Honorary President, Les McDonald.

Garmin's Vivomove HR: Everything you need to know Sometimes, beauty is only skin deep. And unfortunately in the case of the Vivomove HR - that's never been more true. But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. The Vivomove HR is the second iteration of Garmin's dabble in classic timepiece looking watches, which they kicked off last summer with the original Vivomove.

Triathlete Affected by Hurricane Harvey Finds Hope This time last year, now 42-year-old Jessica Baxter was in the final stretch of her IRONMAN World Championship training while continuing to earn $40,000 serving as an ambassador for Women for Tri Now, her family was told to leave everything behind and get to safety.

A 2017 ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship gallery Mother Nature is unpredictable and we have to live in harmony. Here are some stunning images plus a video from the 2017 ÖTILLÖ World Championships in Sweden. The French team of Julien Valette and Pierre-André Anizan during one of the swim exits realizing that getting out might not be so easy.

Here's What You-All Think of UCAN We recruit users – everyday readers like you – who’ll agree to try a product during their training and racing and report back on its taste, mixability, efficacy, packaging and whatever else you think important. Then you write your reviews, and the reviews for UCAN are in.

Splitting The Field In Chattanooga Before the race has even begun, the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, TN is already a watershed moment in the history of Ironman racing. For the first time, men and women will compete on different days.

Eurobike Recap Out of hundreds of products worthy of mention here are some I thought notable. Has the Christmas season begun yet? Hope so! New helmets were displayed, with new aero helmets from Rudy Project, Kask, and others. First teased at this year’s Tour de France, Giro has released a new aero road helmet, the Vanquish MIPS helmet.

Les McDonald, Olympic Triathlon's Architect, Has Died The charming, irascible, earth-moving force of nature that was Les McDonald died yesterday according to a statement from the International Triathlon Union, the association he formed. He was 84 years old. McDonald was a British expatriot to Canada, settling with his wife in Vancouver in 1954 according to the ITU’s statement announcing his death.

In Babies and Sport, Three is the Magic Number For many triathletes, June kicks off the summer race season - but for 32-year-old Rob Arkell, it was a kickoff into fatherhood as he and his wife welcomed naturally conceived spontaneous triplets into the world the first day of the month. "We've got a family in one with the triplets, which is pretty apt for a triathlete.

Triathlon a 'Personal Weapon' Against Cancer This article is presented by MMRF. From the moment Rick Greif attempted his first bike to run transition, he fell in love with the sport. He admits that he was not a star in any of the three disciplines, but he continued to complete simply because it was new and exciting every time.

Taking on the tough course at Karlovy Vary Edmonton has hosted the ITU World Championships twice and has been the site of nine ITU World Cup events. We look back at the city's storied history in picutures.'s photos from the 2016 standard-distance age group world championship in Cozumel, Mexico - another scorching hot day with lots of humidity.

Dream Dirt Machine: A Look at BMC's High-End FS01 BMC takes tips from an Olympic champ to create a carbon masterpiece. BMC rider Julien Absalon piled up five world cup titles, four world championships and an Olympic gold medal, all on a hardtail. He was the dominant cross-country mountain bike racer through the first 10 years of this century.

One-Hour Workout: Labor Day Weekend HIIT Running Revenge After a long weekend of BBQ and brew, this week's combination of running plus HIIT helps get you back on track. Sticking to your normal workout routine during long holiday weekends can be next to impossible-entertaining friends, spending all day at the beach, kids off their schedules.

Former ITU President Les McDonald Dies at 84 The International Triathlon Union today revealed that Les McDonald, the organization's president from 1989 to 2008, passed away on Sept. 4 in Vancouver, Canada at 84 years old. McDonald was the founding president and was largely credited with getting the sport of triathlon into the Olympic Summer Games.

Beginner's Luck: Playing the Weather Game in Training "Beginner's Luck" columnist Meredith Atwood on the power of just showing up, even if the weather man isn't predicting the ideal conditions. Any triathlete knows the feeling of doom when they look at the weather forecast for a long/important workout and see nothing but lightning bolts and sad shower clouds on the app.

3 Easy Ways to Raise Your Mental Game Three 100 percent legal, injury-free ways to raise your game. "When your mindset is locked in the present, you're free of the fear of failure and free of doubt," explains K.C. Wilder, sports psychologist for Sprinter's Edge and founder of Elite Mental Edge based in Doylestown, Penn.

ITU honorary president Les McDonald dies at 84 The men's paratriathlon Paralympic races kick off a cornerstone moment for triathlon as they will be the first paratriathletes to ever race for Paralympic medals on September 10. offers up the official Olympic start lists released by the ITU.

Ways to Follow the 70.3 Worlds Of course we're hoping you're en route with us to Chattanooga, Tennessee to catch our next championship race. If you can't make the trip, however, you can find exclusive live coverage of the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on The professional women's race will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m.

ITU Honorary President, Les McDonald, dies at 84 years of age - It is with great sadness that ITU has learned of the death of our Honorary President, Les McDonald. He died on September 4 in Vancouver, at 84 years of age. McDonald served as ITU's President from its inception in 1989 until 2008, and he was largely credited with getting the sport of triathlon into the Olympic Summer Games.

Epic conditions at 2017 ÖTILLÖ World Championships High winds and rain made for very tough conditions for the 148 starting teams at the 2017 ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championships but a course record was broken anyhow.

Terenzo Bozzone: Racing His Way to Kona This article is presented by CLIF. by Jordan Cantwell. Just under a year ago, professional triathlete Terenzo Bozzone had completed some of the best training of his life.

My Chattanooga Checklist: Jeanni Seymour Jeanni Seymour has not only proven to the triathlon world that she is ready to contend for the world's top spot at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, she now has reassurance in herself thanks to some stellar race results in 2017.

In Santa Cruz, Two New Knees and a Will to Finish After a technical and complicated full bilateral knee replacement on May 1, 2016, it was the vision of Julie Moss crawling across the finish line at the 1982 IRONMAN World Championship that resonates the most with him as he adjusts to life with two "new" knees.

Backhouse and Iden take Karlovy Vary World Cup The inaugural ITU Karlovy Vary World Cup in the Czech Republic featured a tough course that included hills and cobbled streets. Taking advantage of the tough course, Australian Gillian Backhouse managed to pull clear on the bike and hold off local favorite Vendula Frintova to take the women's title.

Steger and Siddall in charge at Challenge Walchsee Thomas Steger managed to de-throne defending champion Giulio Molinari, while Laura Siddall continued her impressive year with a big win at Challenge Walchsee.

Up close and personal with Helle Frederiksen Talk us through your season so far. Helle Frederiksen: "It almost feels as though my season is only now starting. I started out at Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico in the beginning of the year.

The Monday Round-Up: Lanzarote and Portugal Deliver Exciting Races James Cunnama seemed to be in perfect condition when he hit the start line at the Club La Santa IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote only three weeks after winning the inaugural IRONMAN Hamburg. The 34-year-old South African was in the mix from the start and able to control the race on a tough course.

IPC increases the quota of paratriathlon athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - The IPC announced today the medal events programme and athlete quotas for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The decision followed a thorough review of the proposals from each of the 22 sports on the Tokyo programme submitted to the IPC.

Multisport World Championships torch passed to Fyn after successful Penticton event - The inaugural ITU Multisport World Championships Festival completed on August 27 after a successful ten-day event in Penticton, Canada that drew in over 3,000 athletes from all over the world to compete in five different multisport competitions.

Hands-on: Wattbike introduces new Atom stationary bike Today Wattbike has introduced their first consumer-focused smart stationary bike. And unlike some of the other ideas floating around - this one is actually real, here today, and production underway. So much real that a unit has been sitting in the DCR Cave for a few weeks now.

Steger, Siddall tops at shortened Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee After race officials shortened the swim to 1500 meters and the bike leg to 68 kilometers due to wet weather and consequent “dangerous passages, ” the pros adjusted to a non-standard middle distance test in Austria. Specifically, the race organizers noted, “the steep descent in Rettenschöss will be cut due to security reasons!”.

Strange, Pedersen win Challenge Fredericia Thomas Strange eked out a win by 17 seconds and Camilla Pedersen topped Yvonne Van Vlerken by 4:01 at Challenge Fredericia.Coincidence or not, Strange and Pedersen repeated their victories at this event. Strange combined a 2nd-best 21:15 swim, a race-best 2:08:47 bike split and a 2nd-fastest 1:16 23 half marathon to finish in 3:48:23.

Pooley wins her 4th straight at Zofingen Emma Pooley of Great Britain and Maxim Kuzmin of Russia won the 29th edition of the Powerman Zofingen long distance duathlon, which for a decade has stood for the ITU Long Distance World Championship Duathlon.Women.

Vanessa Fernandes, Denis Chevrot win Cascais 70.3 Home country favorite Vanessa Fernandes came from behind to win her first Ironman 70.3 and Denis Chevrot of France unleashed a race-best run to prevail at Cascais, Portugal.

Backhouse, Iden win Karlovy Vary World Cup Gillian Backhouse of Australia combined a women’s second-fastest swim, women’s-best bike split and a 9th-best run to dominate the elite women at the inaugural Karlovy Vary World Cup.

My Chattanooga Checklist: Ellie Salthouse Australian pro Ellie Salthouse set her sights on half distance racing last year as a route to revitalize her passion for the sport.

First ever World Cup victory for Gustav Iden in Karlovy Vary - It was a day of firsts in Karlovy Vary for the inaugural ITU World Cup. First time ever Gustav Iden has won a World Cup, with an impressive performance, and another first Tayler Reid got on the podium in a World Cup, as he finished third.

Fernandes and Chevrot tops in Cascais Vanessa Fernandes has been touted by many as one of the greatest athletes to compete in the sport and today she thrilled the Portugues crowd as she took the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Portugal event in Cascais.

Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote in pictures Romain Guillaume and Alice Hector took the 34th edition of the Volcano Triathlon at Club La Santa in Lanzarote. Italian photographer Elena Segatini won the Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote photo competition with this dramatic photo showing just how far people can push themselves.

Gillian Backhouse grabs the first ever Karlovy Vary World Cup title - Australian Gillian Backhouse won the first ever edition of the ITU Karlovy Vary World Cup after a dominant race, showcasing a magnificient swim, a strong bike and a consistent run in the hills and cobbled streets of the Czech Republic town.

Tim Reed: Firstly, the competitive landscape has changed from a year ago. With the most recent Olympic quadrennial ending in 2016, a new crop of ITU athletes have emerged onto the long-course scene, throwing their hats in the ring to compete over longer, non draft-legal courses.

Haug, Cunnama take Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote Anne Haug of Germany and James Cunnama of South Africa won the pro titles at Ironman 70.3 with superior runs. Haug overcame a 3:17 deficit to Lucy Charles of Great Britain after the bike leg with a dominating 1:18:14 run.

Leeds lift first ever Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup - Leeds I won the first ever Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup in Nottingham in front of a packed crowd on the Victoria Embankment. The all-star team of Georgia Taylor-Brown, Aaron Royle, Jessica Learmonth and Tom Bishop lifted the Cup ahead of Loughborough I, followed by Canada as seventeen teams raced in perfect conditions.

Leeds Lift First Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup It's a fun type of racing and we're all still young." British Triathlon CEO, Jack Buckner, said: "There are always nerves when there's a brand-new event, with a new format, in a new location; but everything went well.

Haug and Cunnama capture Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote After winning Ironman Hambuerg last month James Cunnama continues to show great form with an impressive course-record performance at Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote. The South African was at the tail end of the lead swim group but quickly moved to the front of the race 30 km into the bike and never looked back.

Taylor Knibb, young rising U.S. star Competitor Katie Zaferes by 29 seconds to take the silver – becoming the youngest woman to make the podium in the World Triathlon Series. While a large contingent of U.S.

Traversing a Path to a Repeat Title: Holly Lawrence CLIF athlete Holly Lawrence likes flying under the radar. When she transitioned to IRONMAN 70.3 racing from the ITU circuit in 2015, she turned up at IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside in a plain black kit and went on to lead the race from the swim exit until mile eight of the run.

The perfect Ironman 70.3 taper This story from our partner TrainingPeaks. What unites most athletes is a desire to perform at our very best at "A" races. However, being able to peak consistently at the right time, in the right place is complex and rarely happens by accident.

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