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2014 Kona finish line emotions new

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? new

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 ...

2014 Ironman Boulder

It was a long time coming but 2,300-plus triathletes savored the very first Ironman to be offered in the Mecca of Triathlon – and two nearby pros took the honors. Photo gallery by Timothy Carlson.

A Kona top 25 comparison

In this feature we look closer at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii and how the top 25 male and female Pros did in the event over the last 5 years.

2014 XTERRA Beaver Creek

Josiah Middaugh defended his Beaver Creek title while Chantell Widney of Canada held off Emma Garrard at the XTERRA Mountain Championship. Photo gallery by Timothy Carlson.

2014 Boulder Peak 5i50

On perfect blue skies, mild summer day in and around the Boulder reservoir, Helle Frederiksen of Denmark and Matt Chrabot of Colorado Springs won the classic Boulder Peak 5i50 Triathlon.

Why U.S. Women Rock

America's men are good, but not overwhelming, in Olympic-style triathlon. Its women are overwhelming. Consistently. Here's why, along with good news for triathlon in general.

2014 Ironman 70.3 Boulder

Mild late spring temperatures, strong fields, and a bike course devoid of hills, Ironman 70.3 Boulder was poised for record times - and we bring you images.

State of Tri Finale

In our final installment on the "state of tri" we see that youth us up in the U.S., the adult market is flat, as many in industry can attest, but triathlon around the world is booming like never ...

2014 Wildflower long course

Lake San Antonio was almost empty thanks to the drought; still Tri-California held another Wildflower so Jesse Thomas could four-peat and Heather Jackson three-peat.

Calm before the storm

On the eve of the 32nd Wildflower long course, the day is filled with meetings, some PR appearances, telling tall tales at meals, a kids race, thinking about tomorrow.

USA Triathlon

This is the second installment in a series on the State of Triathlon in America. An entire series chapter just on this organization is warranted because its health is so critical to triathlon.
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