Triathlon News

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

Liam Lloyd wins British sprint triathlon title in Nottingham Welshman Liam Lloyd wins the British men's sprint triathlon title in Nottingham.

British quartet win World Triathlon Mixed Relay in Nottingham The British quartet of Georgia Taylor-Brown, Ben Dijkstra, Sophie Coldwell and Alex Yee win the World Triathlon Mixed Relay in Nottingham.

Team UK takes the glory on home soil in the Nottingham Mixed Relay - The persistent rain in Nottingham didn't prevent the home nation, Great Britain, to return on top of the Mixed Relay podium after a dominant performance in the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham.

Matt Hauser seals World Cup gold with almighty chase effort in Nur-Sultan - Australia's Matt Hauser pulled out another brilliant 2019 World Cup winning performance on Saturday afternoon with victory in Nur-Sultan following gold in Chengdu in May.

Ai Ueda strides to another brilliant World Cup gold in Nur-Sultan - Japan's Ai Ueda showed she is back with a bang after her bike accident in Abu Dhabi, laying down a scintillating run display on Saturday morning to win gold in the Nur-Sultan World Cup.

Nur-Sultan World Cup format alteration - A lack of adequate water quality results in Nur-Sultan has forced us to make changes to the Nur-Sultan World Cup on 15 June. We do not wish to put the heal.

This week in the world of Multisport This week's news centers around Ironman as it announces a new IPO, the sad loss of two competitors at Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin and the cancelling of Ironman Boulder.

The Key to Strength Training Success for Triathletes Thirty minutes is a mere 7 percent of your day, but that's all it takes for strength training success for triathletes.

Mark Your Calendar: LIVE AMA with Ben Hoffman Join us on Wednesday at 1 p.m. MDT for a live chat with top American long-distance triathlete Ben Hoffman. Ironman South Africa champion Ben Hoffman will be on our Facebook Live AMA show. Hoffman had a stellar kick-off to the season in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and now he's looking ahead to toeing the line at Challenge Roth.

Quick Swim Set: Fast 25s To Finish Here's a swim session from Sara McLarty to kick off your weekend. 600 warm-up 8×50 @ :60 4×200 pull @ 2:50 4×150 @ 2:30 4×100 w/fins @ 1:30 4×50 w/ fins @ :60 50 easy swim 20×25 swim 600 cool-down easy 4150 total*.

The Because It's Friday $500 Sports Gadget Giveaway! Today is Friday - you made it to the end of the week - and almost to the end of spring. But more importantly, today is also National Strawberry Shortcake Day Unfortunately, I don't expect to eat any Strawberry Shortcake today. Or tomorrow.

Another magnificent month of action lies ahead on - The world's most comprehensive multisports platform, embarks on another month of top-drawer action this weekend that is sure to beat any box-set for pure unpredictable racing from around the globe. Next up on Saturday is the Nur-Sultan World Cup.

Athletes’ chatter ahead of Nur-Sultan World Cup - The Kazakhstan capital Nur-Sultan - formerly Astana - will host the eighth stop on the 2019 World Cup circuit this weekend, with the women underway at 9am and the men at 11.30am on Saturday 15 June.

The World Mixed Relay Series continues in Nottingham - With its unpredictable drama and with a fast and furious format, the world's leading teams are heading to the Trent River in Nottingham for the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay event this Saturday. Due to the persistent rainfall over the past week in the Nottingham area, the event will now be held as a duathlon.

Cilantro-Lime Rotisserie Chicken Salad Inspired by zesty chicken tacos, this cilantro-lime rotisserie chicke salad skips the tortillas for extra greens and summer veggies. Starting with a plain rotisserie chicken adds a quick protein boost without extra time in the kitchen.

Matt Hanson and Tim O'Donnell on Recovery, Life Balance, and Nutrition Just a few days after stepping off the podium at Ironman Boulder, Tim O'Donnell and Matt Hanson joined for our Facebook Live AMA show this week.

6 Things Triathlon Coaches Secretly Hate We all have the fear that are coaches are secretly talking about us, that in quiet they actually hate how we fill out our training logs. What if we're doing everything wrong as athletes?! What are the things that triathlon coaches secretly hate? To find out what our coaches really think, we talked to six elite coaches off the record.

Recap Video: Currie and Adam take Ironman Cairns 2019 Kiwis Braden Currie and Teresa Adam topped some big names at the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns, Australia. Three-time Ironman world champion Mirinda Carfrae is coming back to racing! First up is Ironman 70.3 Texas and she's also signed up for the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns.

Introducing the Vega IRONMAN World Championship "We know that nutrition is the key to unlocking athletic excellence and what better way to demonstrate the power of plant-based sport nutrition than at Kona - the pinnacle of endurance sport," says Samantha Taylor, VP of Marketing, Vega.

Hanson and Brandon take Ironman Boulder 2019 Matt Hanson and Lauren Brandon captured what turned out to be the last full-distance Ironman event in the triathlon mecca of Boulder, Colorado. A recap video of the day's action.

Ironman chooses Tulsa to host new full-distance event Ironman Tulsa becomes the first new full-distance race in the United States since 2014.Iron.

Stages Starts Shipping New Dash M50/L50/L10 GPS Bike Computers: First Ride Details What's a 9 month between friends? A baby you say? Perhaps. But in this case, it's roughly the delay that Stages incurred for their flotilla of new bike GPS units, initially announced last July back at Eurobike with a planed fall shipping date. You'll remember I checked in again back in January too with a test ride.

Reviewed: Giro Imperial Cycling Shoes We seem to be in the minimalist period of shoe design. Light and airy occupy the top spots on designers' priority lists. In that pursuit, it's easy to lose sight of other priorities like support, stiffness, and comfort. Cramming all that into a single shoe usually boils down to a game of compromise.

Ironman Tulsa: Everything to Know about Ironman's Newest Location When Ironman Tulsa was announced as one of three finalist cities for a new 140.6, the speculation began. "We saw people say, 'Oh, Tulsa! It'll be flat,'" says Hallie Green, president of the 225-member strong Tulsa Area Triathlete's Club. "It makes us laugh because it is not flat.

Tri Dad of the Year: Luke McKenzie Someone get Luke McKenzie a "Greatest Dad Ever" coffee mug for Father's Day this year. Or better yet - make it a bike bottle. It's natural for young children to mimic their parents, from dressing up in Mom and Dad's clothes to pushing miniature grocery carts and lawn mowers alongside their folks.

Announcing IRONMAN Tulsa The 2020 Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN Tulsa triathlon taking place on Sunday, May 31, 2020 will begin with a rolling start format. The 2.4-mile swim will take place in Keystone Lake in Mannford, Okla. where the water temperatures are generally in the low to mid-70 degrees.

McElroy and Perterer wearing the number ones for Nur-Sultan World Cup - Twelve months ago, the then Kazakhstan capital Astana made its debut as ITU World Cup host, and the city that rises out of the surrounding tundra provided a dramatic backdrop to the Elite racing.

4 Days 1 Race: IRONMAN Tallinn The meticulously-preserved medieval city has enjoyed a spot on European cruise itineraries for years, but as of 2018, a new IRONMAN race has put it on the triathlon map as well. The Estonian capital is only the second European capital after Copenhagen to host an IRONMAN race.

Skip The Tie! The Best Father's Day Gifts for Triathletes Our six picks for the multisport man who has it all. Presenting our picks for the best Father's Day gifts for triathletes. This is the suit for anyone who loves Hawaii, Aquaman, and going fast.

One-Hour Workout: Single Leg Spinning It is a 60-minute trainer workout with single leg spinning that covers almost all the bases when it comes to improving different elements of your cycling.

Podium Pro: Matt McElroy On His Breakthrough Performance in Leeds If his performace on Sunday, June 9 at ITU WTS Leeds is any indicitation, Matt McElroy is a name triathlon fans will want to know. While American women have been dominating the ITU circuit, it's been the complete opposite story for the U.S. men over the last decade.

Sports Nutrition Myths: Busted! Do bedtime snacks make you fat? Will a gluten-free diet fix your gut issues? Do we have to avoid caffeine? Nancy Clark weighs in on some of the common sports nutrition myths with science-based facts!

Zaferes and Gomez top prize money rankings Javier Gomez will compete in his first full-distance race at the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns. Javier Gomez managed to hold off Braden Currie, while Annabel Luxford managed to stay just ahead of Laura Siddall for the women's title at the half-distance race at Challenge Wanaka.

Transition from Running to Triathlon: Do's and Don'ts Here's how to successfully transition from running to triathlon. Many triathletes come to the sport by way of running-some swim and bike as cross-training, others discover it while rehabilitating a running injury. Many, however, were just looking for a new challenge.

What the Initial Ironman IPO Filing Tells Us On Friday, the Wanda Sports Group filed with the SEC to raise up to $500 million in an IPO for Ironman and its other sports holdings. This initial draft filing offers some insight into the company's finances, but will almost certainly be revised with more details after SEC review and before any shares are offered to the public.

The DCR Cave Summer Open House & BBQ: July 13th, 2019 Yup folks, that's right, you've asked - and I've listened. We're going to expand the annual winter open house to a summer event! This time you'll be able to enjoy not just Amsterdam in the summer, but also an afternoon hanging out at the DCR Cave. Or, if cycling is your thing - a morning group ride as well.

Non Stanford: Triathlete predicts tough Olympics qualification Non Stanford hails the strength in depth among Britain's female triathletes but says it will be tough to achieve Olympic qualification.

Ironman World Championship moves to wave starts The Ironman World Championship will implement wave starts this year to reduce "peak athlete density flowing onto the bike course." The mass start at the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Ironman Alters Ironman World Championship Swim Start Ironman announced today a new protocol that will be implemented for the 2019 Ironman World Championship swim start. For the first time, the world championship event will utilize a wave start that separates the field into 11 groups.

Weekend recap: Ironman Boulder, Escape from Alcatraz, 70.3 Herning and 70.3 Staffordshire A look at some of the results from a busy weekend of triathlon racing including an impressive wire-to-wire win in Boulder, the classic Escape from Alcatraz and big half-distance performances in Denmark and the UK.

Garmin's Biggest Competitor Is Their Own Software Instability To the casual observer, one might assume Garmin's biggest competitors are Apple, Fitbit, and in certain cycling circles - Wahoo. But in reality, I'd disagree. Garmin's biggest competitor is themselves. Or more specifically, their lack of focus on solving bugs that ultimately drive consumers to their competitors.

Matt McElroy First American Male On WTS Podium Since 2009 Matt McElroy earned a silver medal Sunday in the fourth stop of the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Series in Leeds, England - marking the first WTS medal for a U.S. man since Jarrod Shoemaker in 2009, and the highest finish in McElroy's career.

2,000 Compete in 39th Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon – Triathlete Top triathletes from around the world took over the streets and waters of San Francisco for the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on Sunday, June 9.

5 Random Things I Did This Past Week in Paris For today's '5 Random Things' edition, I'm mixing it up a bit. Mostly because My weekend was heavily skewed inside with the kiddos given the amazingly thorough rain and windstorms we had. So instead, I'll rewind a few days more to the past week I spent back in Paris with The Girl.

The Monday Round-Up: Hanson, Brandon Strong in Boulder Hitting the run course in fourth place and facing a 4:24 deficit was good news for Hanson who has run a sub 2:40 marathon in the past. It took the Hanson 10 miles to get to the front of the race; he was able to hold off a mid-race challenge mounted by a persistent IRONMAN rookie Kennett Peterson to take his fifth IRONMAN title.

Summer Rappaport executes the perfect race in Mexico - Mexico's picturesque Santa Cruz Bay set the scene for the 2019 ITU Huatulco World Cup. In the firing heat, of the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, Canada's Tyler Mislawchuk and USA's Summer Rappaport executed perfect race setups, to be awarded with the World Cup gold medals.

Dîner en Blanc 2019: Dinner with 10,000 People in Paris For the past half a decade, we've attended Dîner en Blanc in Paris. And almost every year I've posted about it. Perhaps more for me than for you. This year will be no different. And despite us no longer living in Paris, we still make the trek down to The City of Light for what is always our favorite night of the year.

Birtwhistle and Taylor-Brown take first WTS titles in Leeds It was a day of debut victories at WTS Leeds as Australia's Jacob Birtwhistle used his impressive run talents to take the win, while Great Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown managed to halt Katie Zaferes' WTS winning streak thanks to her own strong run.

Currie and Adam make it a Kiwi double in Cairns New Zealand's Braden Currie and Teresa Adam successfully defended their Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship titles in Cairns - Currie thanks to a blazing bike, while Adam's consistency in all three-sports allowed her to run through some tough competition.

World Triathlon Series: Georgia Taylor-Brown wins gold in Leeds Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown wins her first World Triathlon Series title with victory in Leeds as team-mate Jess Learmonth takes bronze.

Jake Birtwhistle wins first WTS gold with powerful performance in Leeds - On a cool Summer 's Sunday afternoon in Yorkshire, Jake Birtwhistle became the first Australian since Brad Kahlefeldt to win a top-tier gold on the ITU circuit, nailing another incredible run to sweep past Spain's Javier Gomez Noya and USA's Matthew McElroy.

Georgia Taylor Brown shines at WTS Leeds to bring home first World Series gold - The Leeds crowds were never off their feet on Sunday afternoon as they cheered home the latest graduate of Great British triathlon's talent school, Georgia Taylor Brown.

Magnificent 7 line up as WTS Leeds gets ready for fireworks - Sunday afternoon in Leeds is set to witness one of the greatest races of recent years, with seven athletes on the men's start list packing a combined 12 World Championship titles, 73 WTS golds and over 160 WTS podiums. Oh, and all six podium places from the past two Olympic Games.

Mark Your Calendar: LIVE AMA with Tim O'Donnell Join us on Wednesday at 1p.m. MDT for a live chat with one of the top American long-course triathletes in the sport. As the favorite for the men's title at this Sunday's Ironman Boulder - a race he won in 2017 - O'Donnell might still be celebrating.

Out But Not Down Triathlon is a sport that means many things to many people: Some are involved to get in shape, some to find a new challenge, some to change their lifestyle, some to make friends, and for others it's much more.

Beginner's Luck: The Magic of Having a "Tri Closet" Outer order equals inner calm. Here's a fool-proof organizational method that will have you on your way to feeling a tri calm. In a recent podcast interview with Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and The Four Tendencies, we discussed the idea of "Outer Order, Inner Calm"-also coincidentally the title of her latest book.

Quick Swim Set: Swiss Army Set Improve your comfort in all conditions with this workout that will have you change speeds, strokes, distances, rest intervals, and more! Swimming should be more than just freestyle laps up and down the pool-especially for triathletes who will face different elements in open water.

Race report: Blenheim Triathlon One of the UK's most magnificent stately homes gazes serenely down on you as you prepare for the challenge ahead. This year saw a lot of sunshine mixed with some heavy showers at the event in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Jonny Brownlee: I'll prepare for Tokyo's heat in Leeds Jonny Brownlee reveals his plan to acclimatise for the heat of the Tokyo Olympics by training in the conservatory at his Leeds home.

Rachel Joyce and Lauren Brandon on IM Boulder, Pregnancy, and Motivation Facebook Live with Rachel Joyce and Lauren Brandon. Join us for Facebook Live with Rachel Joyce and Lauren Bailey Brandon as we talk all things triathlon, including this weekend's Ironman Boulder! Posted by Triathlete Magazine on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

The HLMRMEER Triathlon Race Report Signing up for local triathlons a few days beforehand with pretty much no plan or appropriate sport-specific training. It almost always guarantees a good time. Sure, I had run and rode, and even swam…once…in the weeks prior. But none of it was super intense or structured.

Build Your Ability to Dig Deep in Competition It may seem like some athletes are just born with a higher pain threshold or more mental strength-but these are skills that require practice. Everyone trains, but in endurance events what really differentiates the winners from those who falter is their mental toughness.

3 Powerhouse Nutrients You Should Be Eating While these three nutrients might be the dietary equivalent of mom jeans, they're tried and true. Sure, other health foods may be more exciting. But while these three nutrients might be the dietary equivalent of mom jeans, they're tried and true, and a deficit of any one of them can keep you from reaching your full potential.

5 of Our Favorite Books for Triathletes This Summer Take these reads to the beach, or use them to pass the time on the trainer. Written by: Christopher This classic chronicles author Christopher McDougall's quest to discover the secrets behind the Tarahumara Indians' legendary running prowess.

World Cup tour lands in Huatulco, Mexico, for the next stage of racing - It's time for the World Cup tour to arrive in Mexico for the 2019 Huatulco ITU Triathlon World Cup. Huatulco, a town in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, has a long-standing history with the ITU World Cup series, since making its World Cup debut in 2008.

Lucy Charles-Barclay recaps her hat-trick victory at The Championship She's now three-for-three at The Championship in Samorin, Slovakia. We catch up with Great Britain's Lucy Charles-Barclay on her impressive day that continued her streak as the only woman to have won the event in its three-year history.

Triathlon Vocabulary Terms You Need to Know Swim, bike, and run seem simple enough, but our sport has a unique language all its own. One of our writers does her best to unlock tri lingo. I'm a perennial outsider, not really on the inside of any community. And that serves me well as a writer, but also ensures I'm rarely the first to know anything.

Why the Type of Protein You Consume Can Make a Big Difference The protein you choose can affect how you feel during and after exercise. It's helpful to understand how protein is digested because it requires a good amount of time in the gastrointestinal tract and can therefore affect how you feel during and after exercise.

Face-Off: Two Smartwatches That Will Work for Triathletes While many smartwatches are geared toward the general public-counting steps, sleep insights, receiving texts, and much more-it's also easy to find a wrist-top computer that'll not only track your swims, bikes, and runs, but also help guide workouts, pacing, and effort.

Born-Again Pro Sarah Crowley Has One Goal How an arsenal of new techniques, routines, and support are setting this Aussie up for a magical year.

Brownlee brothers among star-studded field lining up for WTS Leeds - The battle to become the men's 2019 ITU World Champion may only be reaching the halfway point of the season this weekend but rarely has it looked so wide open, with just 1500 points separating the top 13 in the rankings ahead of the 2019 AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds.

LIVE AMA with Rachel Joyce and Lauren Brandon 6/5! Join the Triathlete Magazine editors for our Facebook Live Q&A with professional triathletes Rachel Joyce and Lauren Brandon tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5, at 1 p.m. We will be talking about this weekend's Ironman Boulder event, training, racing, and all things triathlon with two of the sport's top pros.

Podium Pro: 20 Questions with Lucy Charles-Barclay Lucy Charles-Barclay nabbed her third win at Challenge's The Championship in Samorin, Slovakia, this weekend. We quickly catch up with the speedy Brit. Lucy Charles-Barclay is a podium threat at every race she starts.

Legend: Bob Babbitt's Unique Position in Triathlon History One of the sport's most recognized figures may not be the fastest, but Bob Babbitt's lighthearted love of tri has brought countless athletes to the multisport table. When I first met Bob Babbitt in the summer of 1979, he was wearing a Speedo brief and cradling a droopy paper plate of huevos rancheros.

Apple Outlines Next Version of Apple WatchOS: What you need to know Yesterday at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference, the company detailed the incoming mass of features across all of Apple's platforms, from computer to phone / tablet, and yes, Apple Watch.

One-Hour Workout: Pace Changer Swim This workout helps build top-end speed and helps you improve your ability to change pace, which is a vital skill all triathlon swimmers need to learn. It's all too tempting to go to the pool and mindlessly swim up and down, logging laps, and assuming that all mileage is good mileage, right?

Katie Zaferes determined to march on at WTS Leeds - The standard-distance Leeds course always brings the best out of the athletes, a 1.5km swim in Roundhay Park's Waterloo Lake followed by a fast point-to-point bike ride into the city centre where seven technical laps will demand absolute concentration before the 4-lap, 10km run ultimately seals the outcome of the race.

Kienle, Charles-Barclay On Top At Challenge's The Championship Event Germany's Sebastian Kienle finally earned the victory he had been after, while Great Britain's Lucy Charles-Barclay claimed the win for the third year in a row at Challenge's The Championship event in Samorin, Slovakia. Kienle found a late surge in the run to turn in a 1:11:31 half-marathon to claim the victory in 3:38:49.

Arch Pain: Why Does It Keep Happening When I Run? – Triathlete Arch pain could be caused by something as simple as your running shoes, but there are other factors that could make finding a solution more complicated.

Ryf and Böcherer rip things up in Rapperswil For the sixth year in a row Daniela Ryf wins takes Ironman 70.3 Switzerland, while Andreas Böcherer topped a strong field in Rapperswil.

A Leaner, Healthier Summer Supper Their meat has no added growth hormones, steroids, or antibiotics, and boasts less fat and fewer calories than traditional beef with a taste and texture that rivals prime grade beef. If you like that end to the story of your summer supper read on for three ways to integrate Certified Piedmontese beef into your recovery regime.

The Monday Round-Up: Frodeno is Back! World champions Carfrae, Frodeno, and Ryf record big weekend wins.

Frodeno dominates at Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau After starting his season with a short-course win, Jan Frodeno continued his winning ways at Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau with a huge win.

Helle Frederiksen takes Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau After an impressive runner-up finish in Penticton, Helle Frederiksen is set for another big race this weekend - the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Crank is happy about Ashleigh Gentle's breakthrough day, loves ITU racing, is impressed by Norseman… another weekend of commentary from The Crank.

Triathlon European Championships: Alistair Brownlee and fellow Briton Beth Potter win gold Alistair Brownlee and fellow Briton Beth Potter both win gold at the Triathlon European Championships in the Dutch city of Weert.

Kienle runs his way to a very satisfying win at The Championship Another second at The Championship? That wouldn't have sat well with the man who won in Kona in 2014 and has two 70.3 world titles to his name, too. Once out on the run, though, it quickly became apparent that this was a different Kienle we were seeing - always a strong runner, his run appeared to be at a different level.

Lucy Charles-Barclay takes the hat trick at The Championship She's the only woman to have ever won The Championship event - Lucy Charles takes her third straight Challenge Championship title in Samorin, Slovakia thanks to stellar swim and run splits.

Alistair Brownlee claims his fourth European title - The Double Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee has proved the world that he is seriously back in racing in the ITU circuit.

Can Pieter Heemeryck take his fifth straight Challenge race? After winning his last four Challenge events, Pieter Heemeryck is ready for another big day at the Championship in Samorin, Slovakia.

Ben Kanute ready to take on a tough field at The Championship American Ben Kanute is no stranger to racing at the front of big events - a great chat with the runner-up at the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship as he prepares for The Championship.

Great Britain's Beth Potter crowned European Champion in Weert - With 57 women from 25 different countries, but with the defending title-holder not present this weekend in Weert, the Elite Women's race of the 2019 Olympic Distance European Championships was more open than ever.

Zwift Re-Updates Terms of Service After Recent Changes & Concerns About a month ago Zwift quietly updated their Terms of Service. Then, a day or two later they sent out an e-mail to customers saying things had changed, and to check them out. For some reason, at the time, a little voice in the back of my head said 'You should check these, really, you should.'.

Chamois Cream: 5 of Our Favorite Options Chamois cream is an antibacterial substance designed to eliminate friction between your skin and chamois during cycling. Check out a few top options to make your training ride more comfortable. Goodbye saddle sores-or worse! $15; 100ml; Men's and Women's

Sebastian Kienle reboots and is ready for The Championship After an Achilles tendon injury forced him out of the Ironman World Championship last year, Sebastian Kienle decided to make some dramatic changes which appear to be working as he gears up for another go at the Challenge Championship title.

ITU adds Lima to the 2019 World Cup calendar - ITU is pleased to announce that it has incorporated a new event to the 2019 World Calendar: Lima, in Peru. The 2019 Lima World Cup will be hosted in the weekend of November 2-3, replacing the Salinas World Cup that was removed from the calendar, and it will be disputed over a Sprint distance.

Holly Lawrence on Coping with Injury, Mantras, Socks, and More Holly Lawrence: The 70.3 world champ gets candid about her injury struggles, rewarding performances, and where she stands on the socks vs. no socks debate.

Quick Swim Set: No Walls Drill No Walls Drill: As you probably guessed, turn before you get to the wall to better simulate open water. 10-minute choice warm up 8-minute kick. 6×50 @ :60 4×100 pull @ 1:40 4×250 @ 4:15 No Walls Drill 6×200 @ 3:30 500 200 cool down 4400 Total*.

Facebook or Face Time? Why Social Media Can't Replace a Trusted Coach When it comes to training advice, don't let the noise drown out experience.

How to Eat to Burn More Fat In fact, it's the opportune time to work toward an optimal body composition so that when race season arrives, we are metabolically efficient and can reap the performance rewards. Metabolic efficiency training.

Wahoo Halts ROAM Bike GPS Shipments We're going to toss this post into the quick heads up post category - but Wahoo has semi-quietly announced to retailers and consumers that they've delayed further shipments of the just announced Wahoo ELEMENT ROAM GPS until early July.

Ellie Salthouse is ready for a big day at the Challenge Championship Three races in 2019, three podiums. Ellie Salthouse has started the year off with a bang and looks for more at the Challenge Championship in Samorin, Slovakia.

Race Through Time For long-course racers seeking adventure, history, and mystery, head south to the Gran Jaguar half iron-distance triathlon in Tikal—a Mayan UNESCO World Heritage site in Guatemala.

Beginner's Luck: Can I Really Do a Triathlon? "Don't doubt your ability to move forward, change your life and execute on a great day that will change your life forever." At the dawn of every race season, we welcome new people into the sport of triathlon. The same questions arise each season, with the same gusto, and the same fears.

Final Surge Becomes First Platform To Enable Polar.FIT File Integration I like highlighting things that improve interoperability for end users, and help advance the industry forward. Said differently: I like highlighting cases where companies shift towards industry standard file formats that make our lives easier. Or at the very least, my life.

Dave Scott and Craig Alexander on Bricks, Carbs, and What Makes a World Champ Dave Scott and Craig "Crowie" Alexander - two of the most decorated athletes in triathlon history - joined for a Facebook Live chat this week. Between them, Scott and Alexander have nine Ironman World Championship titles and almost 70 years of triathlon training and racing experience.

This Former Collegiate Swimmer Is A Record-Setting Paratriathlete "There's this misconception that being disabled means you are a lesser athlete. I'd like to change that." - Erich Manser. It's early on a Sunday morning and Erich Manser is heading out for a run. He laces up his shoes, kisses his wife and two daughters goodbye, and hits the road near his home in Littleton, Massachusetts.

Lucy Charles-Barclay goes after a third straight Challenge Championship Anne Haug continued her impressive move to middle-distance racing with a runner-up finish at the Challenge Championship. Last year her win at the Challenge Championship signalled her potential as one of the sport's premier competitors. This year the win confirms Lucy Charles' status as one of the best in the sport.

Rwanda hosts new multisport event as NF looks to grow domestic triathlon - Rwanda Triathlon Federation President Alexis Mbaraga's took another step towards realising his dream of making triathlon the most popular sport in the country, with the first edition of the Arboretum Cross Duathlon taking place earlier this month on 18 May.

How Much Swimming Should Triathletes Do? How much swimming should triathletes do, as compared to biking and running? For most short-course athletes, I recommend a ratio of around 1:2:1.5 for swim/ bike/run; for long-course athletes, I recommend a ratio in the range of 1:2.5-3:1.75-2. For short-course and many 70.3 athletes, this can be accomplished with two weekly swims.

Easy Weeknight Dinners: Try These 4 Stir Fry Recipes There is simply no better way to get a well-balanced easy weeknight dinner on the table in a flash than stir-frying. Even better, quick, high heat cooking preserves the flavor, texture, and nutrients of whatever you're tossing around. But it's important not to pigeonhole stir-frying into something that only works with Asian flavors.

No, Huffing Pure Oxygen Won't Make You Faster "Pure oxygen," the new trend in athletic performance claims to be a breath of fresh air - but it might just be a bunch of smoke blowing around. Before you read this article, take a moment to fully inhale and exhale. During that deep breath, the average healthy individual will take in about a liter of air.

St. Polten moves to the Challenge Family Polten, one of the oldest Ironman 70.3 races, will become Challenge St. Polten next year.

Els Visser's disqualification from Ironman Maastricht overturned A court in the Netherlands has overturned Ironman's decision to disqualify Els Visser, ordering the company to reinstate her as the champion and pay her the prize money she would have earned.

Garmin Live Event Sharing: Everything you ever wanted to know about it Over the last month as part of Garmin's new devices extravaganza, there was barely a mention of 'live event sharing' for certain devices. It was almost listed as fine print, right next to 'if do something stupid using our device, it's your fault'. But, it was listed - so let's dive into it a bit.

Podium Pro: 20 Questions with Will Clarke Olympian-turned-Ironman racer Will Clarke finished second at Sunday's Ironman Brazil event in Florianópolis. After a disappointing DNF at Ironman Texas a month ago, Olympian-turned-Ironman racer Will Clarke was determined to show his form at Ironman Brazil this weekend - and he certainly delivered.

One-Hour Workout: Fartlek Run Fun This fartlek run session shouldn't be too taxing on your legs - the longest intervals are three minutes - but will certainly help boost leg speed and turnover. Begin with a smooth 15-20 minute warm-up, starting with a very relaxed and easy pace.

How to Take a Better Nap Few things are more satisfying than a nap after a long, hard workout. It's easy to assume simple fatigue is the sole reason we conk out, but there's much more at play, says Doctor Amy Bender, Clinical Program Director of Athlete Services at the Center for Sleep and Human Performance.

Pro Bike: Tim Don's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc He is pictured on his new black S-Works Shiv Disc frame, which will be the standard issue frame from Specialized from now on. Specialized had previously released 500 limited edition, limited colorway frames that were first unveiled at Kona last year.

Potts and Piampiano brilliant in Brazil After breaking clear on the bike, Americans Andy Potts and Sarah Piampiano stayed clear during the marathon to take Ironman Brazil in impressive style.

Airline Bike Fees: This Big Name Just Slashed The Cost Destination racing just became more affordable. Destination racing just became more affordable, thanks to a move from American Airlines. Ahead of the summer travel season, the carrier has eliminated oversize bag fees for large sports equipment - including bike boxes.

ASICS World Triathlon Team athletes strike historic double gold in Shymkent - The 2019 Shymkent ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup took place in Kazakhstan on 25 May and the race witnessed an exciting first for ITU's development programme.

Ironman Brazil: Americans Win 2019 Edition Americans Andy Potts and Sarah Piampiano earned the victories at the 2019 edition of Ironman Brazil in Florianopolis. Potts put together a 45:53 swim, a 4:19:13 bike, and a 2:53:40 marathon to edge out Great Britain's Will Clarke by four minutes to take the victory in 8:02:57.

Löschke and Svensk win Ironman 70.3 St. Pölten Franz Löschke managed to just outrun Thomas Steger, while Sara Svensk rode clear at Ironman 70.3 St. Pölten.

The Monday Round-Up: An American Sweep In Brazil Potts, Piampiano, Van Lierde, Barrlett, Loeschke and Svesk take wins in Florianopólis, Lanzarote, and St. Pöltin.

Ironman 70.3 Goseong takes in some of Korea's most spectacular scenery The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Goseong took athletes through a breathtaking trip. A video recap of the exciting day of racing.

Van Lierde and Bartlett wonderful at wind-swept Ironman Lanzarote Multiply that number by two to four times. All week long athletes have been hearing from the locals and experienced participants of this iconic race that started in 1992 that the conditions would be amongst the toughest ever seen on this spectacular Canary Island which is 130 km off the coast of Africa.

TillÖ SwimRun is Officially Coming to the U.S. Mark your calendars for March 2020 and get ready to head to California's Catalina Island. Swedish swimrun series ÖtillÖ is coming.

ROKA Giveaway: This Epic Package Is Worth More Than $2,000 ROKA is providing the ultimate swim package to one lucky winner so they can train and race like reigning Kona swim record-holder, Lucy Charles.

The Latest Doping Scandal's Link to Triathlon The Managing Director of the Bahrain-Merida cycling team also served as a coach to Prince Nasser of Bahrain and was quoted as Ironman 70.3 Slovenia's race director.

Quick App Reviews: Footpath Route Planner Today we'll continue the once in a long time series of quick app reviews. As you know, I generally dislike doing app reviews, mainly because apps change so quickly that any criticisms I make are immediately addressed in the next revision.

Sarah True: Finding Happiness in Sport The two-time Olympian has become a vocal advocate for mental health. Sarah True and her husband, Ben, are sitting on the patio at Daylight Mind, an unassuming café in Kona overlooking the ocean, steps from the hubbub of the race expo.

Quick Swim Set: Comfort Zone Crusher This workout will teach you to push beyond your comfort zone during the second half to stay close to the leaders as you head out on the bike. Starting the bike within striking distance of your competitors is critical-lose contact with the front group, and your race could be over before it even starts.

4 Healthy Camping Meals You Can Make on a Grill Give these four healthy camping meals next time you hit the road, or they make great one-packet options for the home grill. Ingredients:4 6-ounce salmon filets, skin removed 32 pieces asparagus, ends trimmed 2-3 lemons, cut into 16 ¼-inch slices 11/3 cup cherry or grape tomatoes 2 T olive oil Salt and pepper.

ITU opens bids for the 2020 Multisport World Cups - The International Triathlon Union is launching the bid conditions for the ITU Multisport World Cup 2019-2020.

Andreas Raelert is back! Gets ready for Ironman Lanzarote After a few years of dealing with injuries, Andreas Raelert is fit and ready to take on the world's toughest Ironman. A great chat with the former full-distance record holder and five-time Kona podium finisher.

Dede Griesbauer gears up for Ironman Lanzarote She's been a pro for 15 years and looks to fulfill a "bucket-list" race with her first appearance at Ironman Lanzarote. A great chat with Dede Griesbauer a few days before the world's toughest Ironman.

How Much Water Do I Need Each Day? There is a healthy middle ground. How much water do I need each day? The correct amount of fluids in the diet depends on many factors. Age: Adults require more fluids than teens and children. Sex: On average, men require more fluids than women because of greater muscle mass.

Ironman Swim Workouts: 4 Types of Sets For many triathletes, the swim is the most intimidating element of long-distance triathlon. The Ironman 2.4-mile swim can be intimidating if you haven't done the right prep with swim training.

ITU breaks new ground with first in-house live TV production - On 18 May, the Cagliari World Cup became the stage for a major first in ITU's race coverage, with its media team delivering the full live broadcast and media production in-house.

Get Aero Without a Wind Tunnel with These Hacks Wind tunnel time is expensive and elusive - and is something you'll usually only see seasoned pros enjoying. The gains made can save precious time and energy, with scientists and engineers poring over every aspect of your bike set-up, position, and equipment.

Make It Work: Wahoo's Stacy Perlis Forged Her Own Path How Wahoo's Director of Finance created a career she loves-plus her tips for managing the balance of work and training.

The Rivian R1T Electric Truck Is a Triathlete's Dream Now there's a vehicle that truly gets our need for stuff storage-and it's electric, and it's awesome: Meet the Rivian R1T electric truck.

Catching up with Lucy Charles-Barclay In April she took her second Ironman African Championship, but that was just the beginning of a busy race season for Great Britain's Lucy Charles. We caught up with her at the end of a training camp in Lanzarote.

The Best Race-Day Warm-Up Warming up on race day seems like it should be simple, but you'd be surprised at the number of people who skip it completely or run out of time before the gun goes off.

One-Hour Workout: Master Your Bike Cadence Mastering your bike cadence during challenging workouts is a surefire way to not only boost your fitness but also improve your cycling specific strength and pedaling technique. This workout is not easy and gives good bang for its training buck, so be sure to approach it with strong legs and a strong mind.

Women-only triathlons in the spotlight during Award of Excellence nominations - Nominations are still open for the 2019 ITU Award of Excellence, the annual Women's Committee celebration of the contributions made by and towards women at all levels of the sport by members of the triathlon family.

Pro Bike: Sarah True's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc Feast your eyes on the new Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc from Olympian-turned-Ironman-racer Sarah True. True collected her new steed from Specialized HQ last week during the Zwift Tri Academy team training camp, for which she is a mentor alongside Tim Don.

Make the Most of Your Airport Layovers Some airports have turned into travel havens for athletes and the health-minded-you just have to know where to look. Here's how to make the most of your airport layovers:. Sleeping at the airport has evolved since the days you spent curled up on the floor waiting out a layover.

Meet Elisabetta Curidori, Challenge Lisboa Champion In just her second year of pro racing, Elisabetta has started racking up titles, winning Challenge Riccioni and Challenge Lisboa already in 2019. We catch up with the rising star from Italy.

Suunto 5: Everything You Need to Know & First Runs Today Suunto took one more step towards filling in their Wheel of Fortune naming scheme mystery series, by announcing the Suunto 5. The unit's numerals are slotted a step above the Suunto 3, but gapped with the Suunto 9 a theoretical two rungs above it.

Podium Pro: 20 Questions with 70.3 Chattanooga Winner Sam Long Youngster Sam Long surprised everyone-himself included-when he took the win at Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga yesterday.

This Epic XTERRA Video Will Make You Want Try Off-Road Triathlon Sam Osborne and Suzie Snyder won the 14th annual XTERRA Oak Mountain off-road triathlon elite titles at Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County, Alabama.

Ruedi Wild takes the Challenge Lisboa title Just a month after a bike crash that derailed his race at the ITU Long Distance World Championships, Switzerland's Ruedi Wild bounced back with an impressive win at Challenge Lisboa.

Race Radar: 2019 St. Louis Triathlon On May 19, 2019, Midwestern triathletes descended upon St. Louis, Missouri, for the 4th Annual Lou Fusz Subaru St. Louis Triathlon.

Vincent Luis Narrowly Takes WTS Yokohama Victory Vincent Luis claimed his first ever victory in WTS Yokohama to make a serious statement about his intentions to fight for the world title. With an incredible run over the 10K, Vincent Luis claimed his first ever victory in WTS Yokohama to make a serious statement about his intentions to fight for the world title.

American Women Sweep WTS Yokohama Podium With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics just over a year away, the American women are proving to be in a strong position - earning all three podium position at the 2019 ITU WTS Yokohama event on Saturday. The trio was led by Katie Zaferes, who has dominated the World Triathlon Series in 2019 and sits atop the rankings with a perfect 3,000.

The Monday Round-Up: Jackson Unbeatable in Tennessee Jackson Goes 4 for 4 in Chattanooga; Long, Aernouts and Langridge other big weekend winners.

Kienle and Bleymehl take German championships at Challenge Heilbronn We have the latest pro list. Alistair Brownlee will take on a tough field at the inaugural Challenge Championship in Samorin, Slovakia. Worn by Sebastian Kienle to his best Kona time ever last year, Scott's Cadence Plus offers lots of ventilation and protection in an aero package.

Race report : Vietnam 70.3 - 2019. ian My second trip to Danang for this race and the only thing that was disappointing was that I could only race with a body that wasn't 100%. Well it was the best that could be done without tipping over, I still had a holiday to enjoy after the race.

Wild and Curridori perfect in Portugal Ruedi Wild ran his way to the win while Elisabetta Curridori took her second win in a few weeks at Challenge Lisboa.

ITU World Cup: Alistair Brownlee & Sophie Coldwell win in Cagliari Two-time Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee wins the men's race and British team-mate Sophie Coldwell the women's at the ITU World Cup in Cagliari.

Luis and Zaferes tops in Yokohama Vincent Luis made it three for three, while Taylor Spivey took the women's race at Super League Mallorca after series leader Katie Zaferes crashed during the final leg of the race.

Alistair Brownlee and Sophie Coldwell make it a day to remember for GB in Cagliari - Two-time Olympic and World Champion Alistair Brownlee and compatriot Sophie Coldwell delivered two incredible performances in Cagliari to take the gold medals back to Great Britain.

First ever Yokohama victory for Vincent Luis - With an incredible run over the 10k, Vincent Luis claimed his first ever victory in WTS Yokohama to make a serious statement over his intentions of fighting for the Series trophy. The French had an impressive performance to beat almost over the finish line South African Henri Schoeman and young Hungarian hope Bence Bicsak.

Zaferes leads a USA podium sweep in WTS Yokohama - With a dominant performance, American Katie Zaferes claims a hat trick in the 2019 World Triathlon Yokohama, with teammates Summer Rappaport and Taylor Spivey accompaniyng her in the podium in the fourth podium sweep for USA in the history of WTS.

The Best Jobs for Triathletes Happiness is the opportunity to work on something that fulfills you creatively and intellectually-and maybe even nab a free entry to your favorite tri, courtesy of your CEO. The best jobs for triathletes? You'll find them at these four companies. Your job is probably killing you.

How Do I Lose Weight While Training? You need the right balance of nutrients to fuel your workouts without compromising performance. A: When training for a race, your goal should not be solely weight loss. You need the right balance of nutrients to fuel your workouts without compromising performance.

Pablo Dapena prepares to defend Challenge Lisboa title Helle Frederiksen was thrilled to take the ITU Triathlon Long Distance World Championship in her home country of Denmark, taking the day that is one of the highlights of the Fyn ITU Multisport World Championship.

Quick Set: 4 x 500 Swim Workout The main set of these sessions includes a 4 x 500 or 400 or 300 swim workout. Get to work and enjoy! A:: 5-minute choice warm-up 4×150-on 2:45 4×500 on 6:45 50 easy/recovery: 2 x 300 cooldown *4300 Total*. B:: 5-minute choice warm-up: 4×150 on 3:15 4×400 on 7:15 50 easy/recovery 2 x 200 cooldown *3500 Total*.

Wakako Tsuchida preps for Yokohama challenge - Japan's seven-time Paralympian Wakako Tsuchida is ready see how she stacks up against the best when she competes on home course at the World Paratriathlon Series in Yokohama on Saturday. The Series is the second of the season, and Tsuchida's category, the women's PTWC, includes World Championship medallists.

Is Brown Sugar Healthier than White Sugar? Is brown sugar healthier than white sugar? "Sports Nutrition Handbook" authors Justyna and Krzysztof Mizera provide the answer. Brown sugar, although considered by many people a better and healthier alternative to white sugar, is in fact almost identical.

How to Organize Triathlon Gear: A Spring Cleaning Guide Now there's gear everywhere, including your gym locker, the office, and the trunk of your car. Consider this article an intervention for how to organize your triathlon gear. We're not saying you have to go all Marie Kondo on your stash but we are saying a little organization can go a long way.

Triathlon as Preparation for Life’s Uncertainties – Triathlete We think we have certainty when things are calm; when we are in control. We think we are in control of things: our household, kids, family, job and task list. We believe we are in control of our fitness, our bodies-and then we step off a curb in an awkward way, and break an ankle.

Hoffman and Zaferes top prize money standings According to this week's update courtesy of Challenge Family and Thorsten Radde, Katie Zaferes continues to lead the way in the women's standings, while Ironman African champion Ben Hoffman sits at the top of the men's rankings.

Create a Support Network: One Key to Success in Triathlon Triathletes with personal support networks are better equipped to deal with, um, everything-from the emotional stresses of training and competitions, to funky performances, fatigue, and injuries.

Huge Spring Sale Begins: 20% off All Trainers & Most Power Meters, $150 off Fenix 5 Plus and 30% off Suunto Like clockwork, it's that time of year again! The now semi-annual 20% off sale. That's because it happens now and in the fall. But I don't think anyone's complaining about the chance to buy a brand new just trainer or power meter for 20% off…or a heck of a lot of other things.

ITU President, Marisol Casado, appointed for the Los Angeles 2028 IOC Coordination Commission - ITU is pleased to announce that President and IOC member Marisol Casado has been appointed by the President of the International Olympic Committee as member of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028. Ms.

Simple tips to "Be Well" What is the key to living "well?" Some tips from the Sports and Cardiovascular Nutrition dietary practice group's 35th annual symposium.

Patrick Lange to contest for the German Sprint Championship in Berlin World champion Patrick Lange will race on August 4 in Berlin at the German sprint distance national championship, representing his club DSW Darmstadt.

Training with a Power Meter: Is It Right for You? – Triathlete Training with a power meter is a critical part of reaching the next level of performance. "Training and Racing with a Power Meter" authors Hunter Allen, Andrew Coggan, and Stephen McGregor explain why. Power meters have come to be virtually as ubiquitous on bicycles as clincher tires.

Torque Training: Do Your Strength Training on the Bike Basically, you're doing strength training on your bike! Gather your training group and get to work - you'll get more mileage in and become a stronger overall athlete. - 2 minutes 8/10 RPE, 40-60 RPM, seated - 2 minutes recovery - 2 minutes 8/10 RPE, 40-60 RPM, standing - 2 minutes recovery.

When Is It Time to Go See a Physical Therapist? Is it time to go see a physical therapist? Let's first look at how you go the injury. Many of the injuries athletes sustain fall into two categories: training errors or overuse.

2 Healthy Party Recipes for Time-Crunched Triathletes So grab the cornhole board and your crew, and check out these simple, healthy party recipes that are perfect for whatever friendly tri gatherings are on your calendar. Serves 4-6.

DJI OSMO Action: In-Depth Review of DJI's First Action Camera The day has finally arrived that everyone predicted would eventually come: DJI has announced an action camera. For realz this time, not a small hand-held gimbal that's sorta like an action camera but not, not another drone that can be action-like, but now - a bona fide action camera - complete with 'Action' as half its name.

Race Your Way to IRONMAN Success Racing shorter distance triathlons in the lead-up to your IRONMAN race is a perfect way to accrue some additional fitness while testing your race equipment and nutrition plan. Just be sure to account for recovery time, as well as any time to implement updates to your race strategy after finishing.

Zaferes going for a hat-trick in WTS Yokohama - The season couldn't have started better for Katie Zaferes. Two consecutive victories in WTS Abu Dhabi and WTS Bermuda have put the American triathlete in an excellent position to try to continue her winning streak and step on top of the podium this Saturday at the 10th edition of the WTS Yokohama.

Yokohama welcomes elite triathletes for the 10th year in a race more open than ever - For the third stop of the 2019 World Triathlon Series the elite triathletes head to Japan once again to return to the familiar event of the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama.

3 Lucrative Jobs for College Student Athletes – Triathlete College is tough on the wallet. Triathlon is also tough on the wallet. Combine the two and you're most certainly pinching pennies. Between attending class, studying, and training, time is precious, but so is having cold, hard, cash. Check out these three side hustle jobs for college student athletes.

5 Things Triathletes Can Learn from Swimmers But we triathletes have a lot to learn from competitive swimmers, and I argue triathletes would be faster if they trained more like swimmers and less like triathletes. Here are five things triathletes can learn from competitive swimmers. Let's start with the kick.

Green Triathlete: 23 Ways to Help the Planet The answer: Being a green triathlete by consciously deciding to change our behaviors. Instead of defaulting to the most convenient behavior, we can choose to change our habits in small, yet sustainable ways. Don't worry - it's easy being green. We promise.

COROS VERTIX Adventure GPS Watch: Hands-on with their new premium watch Today COROS announced their new VERTIX multisport GPS device, which adds in SpO2 measurement for high-altitude adventures, while also bringing with it a more premium feel that apparently demands an equally premium price - from $599 to $699 depending on exact model.

Alistair Brownlee is back and ready to race Cagliari World Cup - The Sardinian city of Cagliari returns to the ITU World Cup front line this weekend for a fourth consecutive year as host. Once again both the Elite men's and women's start lists are packed with international talent, but there is one name in particular that stands out among the men, that of Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee.

One-Hour Run Workout: Speed Injection – Triathlete Ready to kickstart your top-end speed? This week's run workout is for you. If you're feeling the need, the need for speed, then look no further: We've got the perfect run speed workout that will help bring some spark to your legs without overly taxing them.

Interview with Theresa Roden – i-tri founder and past ITU Award of Excellence winner - With nominations now open for the 2019 ITU Women's Committee Award of Excellence, the annual recognition of an individual's contribution to furthering the cause of women in triathlon, we caught up with last year's winner, Theresa Roden, to hear what it meant to her to receive the award.

Podium Pro: 20 Questions With Lauren Brandon Super swimmer Lauren Brandon scored her second podium of the 2019 season at Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast this weekend. Since racing Ironman South Africa last month - where she finished fourth - the Texas-based pro says she had been struggling to find rhythm in her training again.

2,000 Compete at Picturesque Ironman Santa Rosa California's wine country provided a picturesque backdrop for athletes from around the world Saturday at the 2019 Ironman Santa Rosa triathlon. Jan Stepinski from Palo Alto, Calif. and Ailsa MacDonald from Saint Albert, Alta., Canada took the top honors with finishing times of 8:52:03 and 10:16:43, respectively.

Mike Plant Remembered as Triathlon's Greatest Journalist Kona champ, Plant's friend, and co-author of, Scott Tinley, remembers his fellow legend, who passed away on May 5. "We were conflicted. We philosophized, pontificated, grumbled and groused miserably, bemoaning the state of an upstart sport that seemed at times destined for self-destruction.

McMahon and Goss master Monterrey Brent McMahon and Lauren Goss were at, or near the front, all race, executing perfect race strategies to easily take Ironman 70.3 Monterrey.

Böcherer and Pallant power to wins at Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix Andreas Böcherer biked clear to a big win while Emma Pallant pulled clear on the run to take Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix.

2 Bike Repair Stand Options: Which One Is Right For You? These two repair stands are ready to make you a better bike mechanic. Happy bike, happy life. We look at the pros and cons of two bike repair stands. Photo: Corey Hollister.; $330. The PrepStand Pro is the bells-and-whistles counterpart to the workhorse PRS-22.2 from Park Tool.

The Monday Round-Up: Big Weekend of Pro Racing Lange, Lawrence, Tollakson, Lester, Boecherer, Pallant, McMahon and Goss hoist finish line banners in Vietnam, the U.S., France and Mexico.

Lange and Lawrence victorious at Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Patrick Lange returns to multisport racing this weekend at the Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship in Viet Nam, while Holly Lawrence will look to keep on winning in a competitive women's field. The 2017 Ironman World Championship will go down as one of the most exciting in the races history.

Matthew Hauser and Laura Lindemann blaze to victory in Chengdu - It was the perfect result for Australia's Matthew Hauser return to racing. Hauser, who, after injury, produced a striking semi-final set-up and capped the weekend with a powerful performance in the final, to claim the gold medal in the 2019 Chengdu ITU World Cup.

Semi-final battles see top athletes through to the final in Chengdu - Men's recap: Heat 1: Hungary's Bence Bicsak claimed top honours and was the first of the elite men to qualify for the final in Chengdu. Japan's Takumi Hojo, USA's Seth Rider, Australia's Matthew Hauser and Mexico's Irving Perez were the next men through to tomorrow's World Cup showdown.

Zwift's New Giro d'Italia Course Released: First Ride Earlier this week Zwift announced that their new course would be a short time trial route mirroring the 2019 Giro d'Italia Stage 1, which starts today with the pros riding the real thing in Bologna. But it wasn't until now that the course itself was actually available.

3 Wellness Shots for Athletes Drinks that improve digestion, boost immunity and increase your energy-all in one gulp. Many wellness shots are on the market right now and some options might help athletes avoid sickness, cut down on inflammation, or increase energy. Bottoms up!

Triathlon news: Lange has new sponsor, Mike Plant passes and more At the recent Sailfish Night of the Year, Jan Frodeno invited Patrick Lange for a rematch at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt and the reigning world champion accepted. The 2017 Ironman World Championship will go down as one of the most exciting in the races history.

What Ceramic Bearings Can for Triathletes A brief description of bearings and the lowdown on if you should care what material they're made out of. Without bearings, none of us would be going anywhere. Rolling bearings consist of a circular arrangement of balls or rollers, encased between two concentric rings.

Quick Swim Set: Long Course Option We're featuring a workout every Friday from coach Sara McLarty so you have new ideas to take to the pool. 500 choice/300 pull/200 kick 500 pull 500 300 pull 300 3 x 8×50 fins @ 1:05 4×100 @ 2:00 300 cool-down*4300 total*. 400 choice/300 pull/200 kick 400 pull 400 300 pull 300 3x 4×50 fins @ 1:20 3×100 @ 2:30 200 cool-down*3600 total*.

Women’s Committee Award of Excellence: past winners - With nominations now open for this year's ITU Women's Committee Award of Excellence, a look back at our previous winners offers both food for thought and great inspiration for the 2019 prize.

Lange and Lawrence highlight stacked field at Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Patrick Lange returns to multisport racing this weekend at the Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship in Viet Nam, while Holly Lawrence will look to keep on winning in a competitive women's field.

Chengdu set for multi-race triathlon showdown - Chengdu, China, is the next stop on the World Cup circuit and will see athletes contest across the multi-race format in the Chengdu ITU Triathlon World Cup this weekend. This is the only event of the series that hosts a sprint distance on the opening day of competition and a super-sprint race on the subsequent day, in a unique racing set-up.

3 Plyometric Exercises You Can Do With Only a Bench Plyometric exercises will improve your balance, build lateral strength and stability, and ward off injury. Five-time world champion Lesley Paterson shares three you can do on any park bench. Straight Step Up Switches 2. Rotating Step Up Switches 3. Single Leg Hop Back into Lunge.

This Endurance-Focused Strength Routine Takes Only 30 Minutes This strength session is focused on endurance, with lower intensity exercises and short rest. This strength routine from San Diego's Rehab United co-owner Bryan Hill is focused on endurance, with lower intensity exercises and short rest.

Penticton appears set to host Ironman Canada again Eight years after Ironman left Penticton, the city looks to bring Ironman Canada back.

Legend: The Always-Smiling Chrissie Wellington Chrissie Wellington learned that grinning through the pain made her even stronger. She was rescued and hauled ashore in a kayak. "I was so reluctant to spend money on a sport I didn't know anything about," Wellington says with a laugh in a recent phone interview.

Are Cup-Free Aid Stations the Future? Even "green" races are hauling out a lot of trash. In a time where every day brings more dire warnings for the health of the planet, individuals and companies alike are committing to environmentally-friendly practices.

Don't Skimp on Strength "It wasn't until I got into the gym and started lifting heavy weights," he recalls, "that there was enough power, particularly in my lats and shoulders to pull my body through the water with great force." This increased strength in turn translated into more speed in the water for Metzler.

One-Hour Workout: Quick Brick You should be running off of the bike at least once a week-here's how to do it. With the 2019 race season now officially under way, when it comes to your training this means only one thing: You should be including at least one run off the bike each week.

4iiii Acquires STAC Performance, Makers of Near-Silent Trainers The consolidation in the power meter and trainer industry continues this year, with 4iiii announcing today they've completed the acquisition of STAC Performance, which you'll remember makes the virtually silent trainer that I rode inside our baby nursery.

Recipe: High Protein Lean Turkey Burgers This tasty and healthy turkey burger recipe comes from Racing Weight Cookbook authors Matt Fitzgerald and Georgie Fear. 4 Servings / 20 Minutes. Recipe profile: High protein. Lean meats often make for a dry, tasteless burger, but fattier meat doesn't give you the high quality you want for your diet.

6 Things to Remember As You Transition From the Trainer to the Road When it finally gets warm enough to take your workouts back outside, you'll want re-familiarize yourself with these outdoor riding essentials. At this point in the season, you've probably poured gallons of sweat onto your basement or garage floor.

How To Build Your Own Triathlon Overland Adventure Pro Eric Lagerstrom's stay-fresh secret? Go overland. Here's how. We're going to ask you to do something bold: Turn off Zwift. Untether your bike from the trainer. Now go outside. You know, that nice place with sunlight and birds and fresh air?. "Triathlon is awesome.

ITU President, Marisol Casado, reelected to ASOIF Council - ITU President and IOC member Marisol Casado has been re-elected to the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations' Council. In the General Assembly hosted during Sport Accord in the Gold Coast, Casado received 19 votes to secure a second term in the Council.

Nominations invited for 2019 Award of Excellence - The ITU Women's Committee has opened the nomination process for this year's Women's Committee Award of Excellence and asks all National Federations to submit their proposals over the coming weeks.

20 Questions with Ironman Australia Champ Laura Siddall The three-time winner on believing in herself, and stinky kits. Britain's Laura Siddall enjoyed her third consecutive victory at Ironman Australia this weekend, coming out on top after an exciting battle with Caroline Steffen.

Laura Philipp tops the field in Buschhütten Laura Philipp took the 32nd running of one of Germany's oldest triathlon events, the Buschhütten Triathlon.

Last Weekend Now: Ironman Australia, 70.3 St. George, ITU LD Worlds Last weekend in triathlon: A new Kona contender, the U.S. has a solidified triathlon hot spot, and a couple of veterans shine. I was feeling good on Saturday night.

Beginner's Luck: Fear in Triathlon You jump into this sport full of hope for a challenge, and maybe a change-but then the fear of everything sets in. One of the most common fears in a newbie triathlete is… EVERYTHING. Embarking on a new sport is tough enough-let alone three-and if you are like me at the start of tri-ing, I was really not great or proficient at any of the sports.

Jan Frodeno is the new King of Buschhütten Leading from start to finish, Jan Frodeno has now added the Buschhütten title to his long list of accomplishments.

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend After countless non-stop tech weekends, it was finally a little bit more relaxing on the sports tech gadget testing front. Still, I was carrying out some less critical tests over the course of the weekend which I suspect some of you might find interesting.

Photos: Athletes Compete on Italian Coast at 2019 Challenge Riccione Over 1,500 athletes competed in what race organizers call "one big party" at the half-iron distance Challenge Riccione triathlon in Italy.

Wurf and Siddall awesome in Australia Cameron Wurf took the men's title and set a new course record thanks to a stellar bike and impressive run, while Laura Siddall won a close duel over Caroline Steffen to take her third straight Ironman Australia title.

Meet Our June 2019 Triathlete Magazine Cover Star Triathlete’s 2019 Cover Contest winner Michelle Bandur is a TV reporter with a mission to change lives—and banish bullying—through triathlon.

Video Review: New Hoka Carbon X Running Shoes Available May 15 for $180, the Hoka Carbon X features a highly rockered footbed with a carbon fiber plate sandwiched into the outsole. For another, very different new racing shoe from Hoka, be sure to take a look at our recent review of the Hoka Rincon.

The Monday Round-Up: Wurf and Siddall Notch Victories Down Under History was created for both victors at IRONMAN Australia at the central New South Wales coastal city of Port Macquarie. Cameron Wurf set new course records for the bike and overall on his way to the most important race of his career, while Great Britain's Laura Siddall made it a hat trick of wins at Port Macquarie.

France and Germany conquer the Madrid World Cup - With the stunning backdrop of the Royal Palace right behind the finish line, hundreds of spectators gathered in the Spanish capital for a fantastic morning of triathlon at its best in the 2019 ITU Madrid World Cup.

Sunday Tidbits: Polar's new Vantage V Titan + Roadmap Updates, Suunto Updates, and Xert iOS App While this was a busy week when it came to new product reviews, there was a small undercurrent of notable sports tech news this past week that my brain couldn't quite squirt onto the page. But…now that time has come. Thus, let's dive in. Polar has released a new version of the Vantage V - called the Vantage V Titan.

Alexander and Sheedy-Ryan blast in Busselton Craig Alexander ran his way to yet another title, as did former duathlon world champ Felicity Sheedy-Ryan at Ironman 70.3 Busselton, which served as the Triathlon Australia Long Course Championships.

Von Berg and Lawrence super in St. George Rodolphe Von Berg led the way in a super-tight men's race, while Holly Lawrence returned to her winning ways at the Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championship in St. George, Utah.

Gomez and Tondeur perfect on Pontevedra Javier Gomez takes yet another world title while Alexandra Tondeur captured the women's title at the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championship in Pontevedra, Spain.

Triumph for Alexandra Tondeur in the long distance world championships - Pontevedra, Spain, was the stage for the 2019 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. A field of world class women lined up for battle across the long distance race format, which took in the sights and streets of Pontevedra and circled the Lerez River.

Spain crowns Javier Gomez long distance world champion and king of triathlon - The Spanish city of Pontevedra was the backdrop for the 2019 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. 40 elite men lined up to battle it out for the world title.

IQ2 Power Meter Changes Direction: Backers Now Getting Pedals On the list of things coming down the pipeline this Friday, I didn't see the day wrapping up this way. IQ2 just announced that their belated power meter project is now shifting directions to being a power meter pedal instead.

Recipes: 10 Salads For Spring and Summer Here are 10 salad options from chef and professional cyclist Jessica Cerra. Summer is quicly approaching and it's the perfect time to reap the nutritional benefits that salads can offer.

Gomez after another world title This week's ITU Multisport World Championship in Pontevedra, Spain comes to an end this weekend with the marquee race, the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championship. Following with the ITU long-distance format, the day begins with a 3 km swim in the Lerenz River.

Mother's Day Gifts with Tri Flair The ultimate gift guide for the multisport mom. $75, This gift box designed by women cyclists, for women's cyclists, takes care of everything Mom could want for a ride, including a custom cycling jersey, women's bliss chamois cream, and a water bottle that says "Mom Knows Best." $15 and up,

Long distance world championships to cap Pontevedra - The showcase event of the 2019 Pontevedra ITU Long Distance World Championships has attracted a deep list of long course specialists, vying for the world titles, across both the men's and women's races.

Quick Set: Long Pull With Kick Breaks We'll feature a swim workout every Friday so you have new ideas to take to the pool. A:: 4×200 w/:15 rest 300 IM w/:30 rest 1000 w/:60 rest 3×300 on 4:30 12×100 w/fins @ 1:35 200 cool-down*4400 total*. B:: 3×200 w/:20 rest 750 w/:60 rest 4×200 on 4:00 12×100 w/fins @ 1:55 200 cool-down*3600 total*.

Pontevedra ITU Long Distance Age-Group Briefing - All athletes are required to review the Pontevedra ITU Long Distance Age-Group Briefing prior to race day. Review the briefing online.