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Citizen Ironman? Yes! (No!) new

Many of the more than 400 RDs, coaches, retail stores and club officers don't universally aver, as they once did, that Ironman is a net positive in North America.

Shop Dogs 2

Riding a wave of popular acclaim, Slowtwitch doubles down with more Shop Dogs. Why these dogs chose the bike biz is God's mystery, but thankfully they did.

Jeff Symonds preps for Texas

Prepping for Ironman Texas, Canadian Jeff Symonds broke his elbow but plans to soldier on. Photo Gallery by Lars Finanger.

Full of Greed?

"IRONMAN is full of greed," wrote an RD to me when I surveyed this group views on triathlon's dominant brand. "I would love for it to disappear."

Does IM Depress Local Racing?

Two customers to a local RD: “We used to do 6 or 7 [of your local] events a year, but the last few years we focus on IM events. We are lucky to fit 1 or 2 in.”

Ironman: One and Done?

Retail bike industry numbers are down, but there are early hints of a possible upswing in the U.S. in triathlon. Is Ironman an actor in either the downturn or in the upswing?

Longest Running Triathlons

Since the September 1974 Fiesta Island Triathlon put on by the San Diego Track Club, triathlon has grown exponentially. We salute the longest continuously-run triathlons.

Tri-Rig Rigs

Triathletes are a fickle bunch. The mood now is swinging toward the custom build of a bare frame. TriRig's bars and brakes are a favorite, and here are some examples.

Self-Inflicted Wounds 2

I've miscalculated and chosen unwisely so many times, sabotaged my race in so many ways, I need a series of articles to chronicle all my self-inflicted wounds.

The Transaction

"Hello, you don't know me, I have a product I think you should consider selling. It's a wetsuit." Pause. "You have the wrong number. We're a bike shop."

Week 4 Slowtwitch Road Show

Last weekend Slowtwitch took its Road Show to Boston where it teamed up with New England’s premier multisport expo, TRI-MANIA, and Landry’s cycling and triathlon store.

Week 3 Slowtwitch Road Shows

The 2016 Slowtwitch Road Shows hit Tempe, Tampa and Detroit. There were 4 Road Shows in all on Saturday, March 14.

How full is Wildflower's Lake?

Lake San Antonio was pretty low the last 2 years. What is that lake's level today? Has it been this low before? How long does it take to recover to capacity?

Self-inflicted wounds

A lot of what goes wrong on race day is from lack of readiness. Understandable. It's a complicated sport. Here are a few thoughts on the subject.

Day in the Life with Ben Kanute

Pro Ben Kanute is in the hunt for a U.S. Olympic triathlon slot and this season he took his talents back to his old home grounds in Tucson, Arizona to prepare. Photo Gallery by Jimmy Song.

Team Timex Tucson Camp

Team Timex gathered 45 athletes at a training camp in Tucson, Arizona last weekend. They wore colorful new kits, attended educational seminars and ate great food by Skratch Labs.

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.
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