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Emma vs. Gwen – so far it’s a tie new

Gwen Jorgensen won the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series world title with runs that left rivals in the dust; recently retired Emma Snowsill’s run performances compare well with the American.

2014 Challenge Laguna Phuket

Catching images of the brave souls who competed in 107 degrees heat and survived the rugged hills at Challenge Laguna Phuket. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson.

Laguna Phuket Day Trip

Challenge Laguna Phuket contenders, a camera crew and director Peter Henning, and a few tri journos take a trip to a farm on a small island in nearby Phangnga Bay

Pre race Challenge Laguna Phuket

The jewel of Thailand's southern coast welcomes the second edition of Challenge Laguna Phuket with a select field of pros who will be greeted by an elephant at the finish.

Compex Puts Some Muscle Behind the 6th Annual Rappstar Charity Challenge

The next awesome prize up in the 6th Annual Rappstar Charity Challenge is the top-of-the-line Compex Sport Elite muscle stimulator. Simply put, it's the best training and recovery tool on the market. ...

Michellie Jones Backs Rappstar’s 6th Annual World Bicycle Relief Charity Challenge

The legendary Michellie Jones talks about her continued support of World Bicycle Relief, where she's been a great supporter of both the organization on its own and Jordan Rapp's annual fundraiser.

Rappstar’s 6th Annual World Bicycle Relief Charity Challenge - Silca SuperPista

Josh Poertner & the team at Silca talk about supporting this years fundraiser with their beautiful SuperPista pump & Hiro chuck.

Darker and Stormier

Part 2 of USAT's board war. Ten years ago, to the month, USAT faced the same board crisis it's facing now: an expensive and exhausting coexistence between elite and general directors.

It Was a Dark and Stormy NGB

Since October, 2012, USA Triathlon has been an organization at war with itself. In this 2-part series Slowtwitch explains the war, which has cost the federation in time and treasure.

Rappstar’s 6th Annual World Bicycle Relief Charity Challenge

It’s that time of the year again! For the sixth year in a row, it is time for the annual WBR fundraiser that puts bikes into the hands of MANY well-deserving folks around the world.

2014 Kona finish line emotions

Relief, exultation, exhaustion, joy, pain, love – all these emotions and more can be found at the magical finish line after 140.6 miles of the Ironman World Championship in Kona.

Am I an Ironman?

If a company's athlete wins Ironman, can it say that without paying Ironman? Can the athlete say it? As with winning an Olympic medal, the answer is yes and no.

Winners and Losers: Components

Shimano won big in Kona, off a huge increase in electronic groups, and also to a change in how Shimano product gets from its factory onto your bike in your garage.

Winners and Losers: Bike Brands

Many go to Kona hoping for a win, and they’re not all athletes. Who came out of Kona smiling? I'll try to answer that question this week, and for starters let's look at bike brands.

2014 Kona Slowtwitch gathering

The annual Slowtwitch Kona party fabulously co-hosted by Cannnondale and Sugoi at the luxurious Cannondale digs on Alii Drive with the usual bonhomie, great food and drink. Photo Gallery by Timothy ...

2014 Kona underpants run

They aimed at a Guinness Book of Records entry as the largest assemblage of folks wearing underpants taking part in a public run; word is they fell 40 short and will have to come back next year.

Kona kids race & parade

The formal Kona activities begin with a kids swim and run duathlon at Kailua Pier overseen by parents and Hall of Famers; then things segue to the Parade of Nations, Photo Gallery - Timothy Carlson.

UPR: It's Kona vs Utah

Kona is taking on a heavyweight, Salt Lake City, in the Underpants Wars. Thursday upcoming (a week from today) the Aloha state seeks to unseat the Beehive state in mass underpanting.

A summer of Team Sirius training

Siri Lindley coaches many great triathletes at her Boulder, Colorado base. A visual chronicle of some of her swim, bike, run and gym sessions this summer. Photo gallery by Timothy Carlson.

2014 Ironman 70.3 Worlds race

Javier Gomez and Daniela Ryf gave bravura performances and the first Ironman 70.3 Worlds held outside the U.S. was an artistic success thanks to the beauty and challenge of Mt. Tremblant.

IM 70.3 Worlds Pro Gallery

Some call this the best pro field in the 9-year history of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship; a look at some pros and coaches at Mont Tremblant.

Swimming Across Sweden

Jonas Colting is a Swedish endurance athlete with a penchant for unique challenges which he transforms into a living and a fount for worthy charities. This one was a 640k swim from Stockholm to ...


Continuing our look on the impact of private equity, I consider the way durable brands in endurance sport are built, versus the typical business style of private equity. Are these compatible?

Ironman's Recapitalization

A couple of months ago Ironman took out a pretty big loan, $220 million, along with a $20 million revolver. This raised eyebrows and I thought it worth an explanation.

Norseman Xtreme Photo Gallery

Some 260 endurance challenge junkies had the privilege of starting this legendary race; 247 determined souls finished the fijord swim and 5,000 meters of ascent on the merry Iron-distance way of ...
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