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2016 Ironman 70.3 Dubai

Ironman 70.3 Dubai, the first leg of the 2016 Nasser Bin Hamad Triple Crown Series, rewarded heavy favorites Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf with $20,000 victories. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson

Dubai 70.3 Pre Race Gallery

Ironman 70.3 Dubai marks the opening of the 2016 season; for Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf and pros with an eye to knock them off, Dubai is the opening round of the million dollar Nasser Bin Hamad ...

Favorites of 2015 – The Run

Some favorite shots of runners in Caribbean heat, on off road trails in California, on training strides on Boulder, dueling along Oceanside’s run and Kona’s lava.4.

Favorites of 2015 – The Bike

Injuries kept Timothy Carlson from several planned races, but he found shots to like from Oceanside 70.3, Wildflower, Boulder 70.3, Boulder Peak, Kona and Ultraman.

2015 personal athlete portraits

Triathletes supplied some creative and heartfelt personal photos to accompany their Slowtwitch interviews in 2015. Many mastered the selfie as their portrait of choice.

2015 race photos by contributors

The growing global reach of Multisport gives us new events in exotic places; Timothy Carlson picked his favorite shots seen in Slowtwitch from around the globe.

Ultraman Images - 171-mile bike

The day began in the Volcanoes National Park, went through several rain squalls on the way through Hilo, climbed to Waimea and over the Kohalas before descending to Hawi.

Ultraman images - the long run

After 6.2 miles of swimming and 271.4 miles of cycling over two days, the Ultraman World Championship offers a final test - a double marathon. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson

2015 Ultraman Worlds - Day 1

Ultraman Hawaii begins on the Friday after Thanksgiving with a 10-kilometer swim from Kailua Pier to Keauhou Bay and a 90-mile bike leg to Volcanoes National Park.

Escape from Alcatraz 2.0

Is there any defensible explanation for Escape's fee increase, beyond charging what the market will bear? Slowtwitch asked. Here's what we found.

IM Kona 2015 – smooth running

After long swim and bike legs, the competitors at Kona find a fluid, graceful run form is the best weapon against exhaustion. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson.

IM Kona 2015 - finish line

While $120,000 is at stake for the men's and women's winners, whatever the result, the feeling of joy at the Kona finish line is often priceless.

2015 Slowtwitch Kona Party

From all corners of the triathlon world, members of the Slowtwitch tribe gathered Wednesday at the seaside Bonk Breaker headquarters on Ali'i Drive in Kona.

IM Kona 2015 - Underpants Run

Triathlon's version of Mardi Gras is the Kona Underpants Run, which began as a quasi-outlaw dash down Ali'i Drive in outrageous outfits and now has drifted into a mainstream tradition.

What Happened at Weihai?

A case can be made that Julie Miller’s WC Weihai win was righteous, but for those who want to draw that conclusion contrary data and testimony stand in the way.

Kona Survey: 1997

Did you know that in 1997 there were more 650c bikes in Kona than 700c bikes? That's the biggest difference between bikes then and bikes now.

1996 Kona Bike Survey

In this Wayback look at the 1996 Kona Bike Survey, as it was written then, there's a graph showing bike brand counts from 1992 thru 1996.

Kona Survey: 1995

The very first Kona Bike Surveys were produced by QRman, before he was Slowman. Quintana Roo and then Slowtwitch produced the survey from 1992 to 2006. Here's 1995.

Jordan Rapp's WBR Project Buffalo Litespeed T3

Finding himself without a road bike, Jordan Rapp worked with Toby Stanton of Hot Tubes to create an homage to World Bicycle Relief's Buffalo bike, based around Litespeed's classic T3 titanium ...

A few days with Alicia Kaye

Canadian-born U.S. citizen Alicia Kaye dominated non-drafting Olympic distance races in 2013 and 2014. A gallery of a few days of training in her first season of 70.3 racing.

2015 Ironman 70.3 Boulder

Boulder, training home to dozens of the world’s best triathletes, hosts an Ironman 70.3 race every year that draws a stellar pro field. Photo gallery by Timothy Carlson.

Tales of Open Mold Purchases

Slowtwitchers banded together to group-buy the HongFu TM6 AVENGER tri bike. How did it go? Here are comments from purchasers.

Stayin' Alive - Rural

Following up on our "Stayin' Alive - Urban," here's our guide to a cyclist's good behaviors that take into account a motorist's bad behaviors, increasing the likelihood of a safe return home.

Who Tipped the Feds?

Two triathletes are the likely agents drawing the attention of the US Attorney to Ironman's Lottery program. Here's why at least one of them made the decision he did.

2015 Wildflower long course

At the 33rd Wildflower long course triathlon Jesse Thomas won his 5th straight men’s title, and Heather Jackson fell 200 yards short of a 4-peat thanks to Liz Lyles sprint finish.
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