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Wurtele, Collington top Iceland
Heather Wurtele’s swift bike leg outmatched Radka Vodickova’s better swim and run; Kevin Collington edged Giulio Molinari to win Challenge Iceland. 7.23.16
A hard, cold and stunning day
Herbert Krabel's passion for unique endurance events is well known, but he finally was able to experience one from within - the ÖTILLÖ SwimRun Engadin. 7.19.16
2016 Challenge Roth race images
Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf had superb performances at the2016 Datev Challenge Roth, but they clearly were not the only actors in this amazing spectacle. 7.18.16
Frodeno goes 7:35, Ryf impresses
Jan Frodeno crushed the long course world record with a fantastic time of 7:35:39, and Daniela Ryf won the women's title in an impressive 8:22:04 at Challenge Roth. 7.17.16
U.S. wins ITU Mixed Relay Worlds
The U.S. relay team dominated the ITU Mixed Relay World Championship, earning a 29-seconds margin of victory over Australia and Germany 7.17.16
Chrabot, Barnett win Racine 44.5
Matt Chrabot and Lauren Barnett won Ironman 70.3 Racine, which canceled swim and cut the bike to 31.4 miles due to severe weather conditions. 7.17.16
The man behind Alaskaman
Race director Aaron Palaian explains what rugged adventures are in store for triathletes who sign up for the 2017 Alaskaman triathlon. 7.17.16
Kotsegarov, Gossage win IM UK
Kirill Kotsegarov of Estonia outran Markus Thomschke of Germany and Lucy Gossage of Great Britain smashed the women's field at Ironman UK. 7.17.16
2016 Challenge Roth check-in
Athletes from around the world checked in their bikes for the 2016 Datev Challenge Roth this afternoon and we noticed a variety of very fast machines. 7.16.16
Josiah Middaugh and Julie Baker prevail at XTERRA Beaver Creek
Josiah Middaugh of Vail, Colorado and Julie Baker of Sonora, California won the pro titles at XTERRA Beaver Creek. 7.16.16
Mario Mola tops Hamburg men
Mario Mola and fellow Spaniard Fernando Alarza finished 1-2 while Richard Murray was DQ’d for making an unsportsmanlike gesture. 7.16.16
Zaferes takes her first WTS win
Katie Zaferes proved herself worthy of her selection for the U.S. Olympic Triathlon team with her first WTS victory at Hamburg, and Gwen Jorgensen took 3rd. 7.16.16
2016 Datev Challenge Roth day 3
The passionate town of Roth is bustling now as most of the athletes have arrived. Final workouts, expo visits and race package pickups kept everyone busy. 7.15.16
Javier Gomez out of Olympics
2012 Olympic silver medalist and 5-time ITU Olympic distance World Champion Javier Gomez broke his left elbow in a cycling accident and is out of the Olympics. 7.14.16
2016 Datev Challenge Roth day 2
The expo at the 2016 Datev Challenge Roth opened today, and so did the sky. Another highlight on Thursday before the big race is the Erdinger Urweisse Hütt'n Gaudi. 7.14.16
2016 Datev Challenge Roth day 1
There are still 4 days until the 2016 Datev Challenge Roth, but athletes and fans are arriving in big numbers in this famous Bavarian triathlon hot spot. 7.13.16
Frodeno, Ryf lead fields in Roth
In 2015 Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf grabbed big wins in Frankfurt, Zell am See and Kona and now these 2 amazing athletes lead the fields at the 2016 Datev Challenge Roth. 7.13.16
Dale Basescu Has Died
One of triathlon’s early bright personalities during its formative decade, making a comeback to competition, had died apparently while training. 7.12.16
2016 ÖTILLÖ SwimRun Engadin
A mixed team from Sweden grabbed the ÖTILLÖ SwimRun Engadin in course record time on the absolutely stunning and brutally hard course in Switzerland. 7.11.16
LTF's make-good on nixed Boulder Peak
Life Time Fitness announced that registrants for their Boulder Peak Triathlon canceled due to nearby wildfires would get free entry to a LTF triathlon. 7.11.16


The fine QR PRsix of Lasse Ibert
Age grouper Lasse Ibert is not only fast, he is also very smart when it comes to bike details and fitting. He went sub-9 in Roth aboard this customized QR PRsix. 7.21.16
The Orbea of Carrie Lester
Aussie Carrie Lester finished second at the 2016 Datev Challenge Roth in Germany and here is a closer look at her Orbea Ordu OMP super bike. 7.21.16
Inside the lead bike pack at WTS Hamburg
Eric Lagerstrom had his GoPros rolling in Hamburg and invites everyone along for the ride. 7.19.16
Bike for 6'3" Riders
We have 3 Slowtwitchers who are all very similar in their Pad X/Y numbers (675mm/500mm), with Forum User Names: duckies, callin' and kcb203. Here are your bikes. 7.18.16
Wetsuits for Orcs
Certain wetsuits feel like you're wearing nothing, and that's the designer's intention. Others feel like armor, and that's fine too. Here are examples of armored wetsuits. 7.18.16
Jan Frodeno's finessed Canyon
German Jan Frodeno showed up at the bike check-in of the 2016 Datev Challenge Roth with a finessed Canyon Speedmax CF SLX and here are first pics. 7.16.16
In-Depth with Firstbeat: Part 3
The last installment in our 3 part super-in-depth review of the Firstbeat system by Jon "Fast Big Dog Schafer". Part 3 covers weaknesses of the system and wraps it all up with some key takeaways. 7.15.16
Roka Maverick X
The hubbub around Roka's new Maverick X reminds me of TYR's ginned-up TYR's Freak of Nature 4 years ago. Does the Maverick X deserve the hype? 7.12.16
In-Depth with Firstbeat: Part 2
Part 2 of a 3 part super-in-depth review of the Firstbeat system by Jon "Fast Big Dog Schafer". Part 2 covers how to use the system, with a specific focus on use by Masters athletes. 7.12.16
The Ordu Gets a Pad XY Chart
This new Pad XY chart should make deciding on riding Starky's Ordu OMP LTD series bike much easier for fitters, salesmen and end users. 7.11.16
A Bike for Ygritte
Are you 5'4" to 5'8"? Looking for a tri bike? Here are Slowtwitchers in that height range who have similar Pad XY measures. Here are some bikes they can ride. 7.11.16
In-Depth with Firstbeat: Part 1
Part 1 of a 3 part super-in-depth review of the Firstbeat system by Jon "Fast Big Dog Schafer". Part 1 introduces the Firstbeat system, part of a growing array of heart-rate variability (HRV) analysis software offerings. 7.10.16
A 2016 Breca SwimRun report
Passionate German SwimRun athlete Markus Rössel shares a detailed race report and superb pics from the 2016 Breca Buttermere SwimRun in the UK. 7.07.16
Solar Radiation on Performance
Solar radiation contributes to heat stress and increases exercise fatigue. What works? Arm coolers. Sunscreen protects from skin cancer, but doesn't help performance. 7.05.16
Bike Position: Pro Men Conform
Everybody is different, right? Yes, in a micro sense. But in the macro world it's truer to say everybody is the same, and the pros demonstrate this. 7.04.16
Norway delivers again with AXTRI
Many unique, tough and scenic events come out of Northern Europe and the Aurlandsfjellet Xtreme Triathlon in Norway delivers along those lines. 7.04.16