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Stayin' Alive - Rural new

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.

2015 Wildflower pre race

The days before the 33rd Wildflower long course triathlon were filled with calm, chilled out triathletes and fans enjoying perfect sunny weather and a calm vibe at inland Monterey County.

2015 Jakes race day

The 20th Jakes Off Road Triathlon offered sunny skies, a duel between David Bromfield and Bobby Barnes, and a an Ultimate Frisbee pro women's winner.

Gwen on the Bike

America's brightest triathlon star is a fish in the water and a deer on the run. But on the bike? Not so much. Is that changing? Maybe so.

The prerace scene at Jakes

Want an intimate triathlon with a laid back vibe in a Caribbean paradise? Jakes Off Road Triathlon in Treasure Beach Jamaica. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson

Wildflower: A Camping Primer

Camping at Wildflower can either be a grind or a pleasure, depending on whether you planned and prepared wisely. Here are my tips.

Guide to Wildflower: Intro

There are 3 triathlons not to be missed to understand the sport in its historic entirety: Kona, Roth and Wildflower. Today begins our guide to this 32-year old venerated behemoth.

2015 California 70.3 triathlon

Jan Frodeno won his second straight pro men's crown and Heather Jackson won the battle of the Heathers at Ironman 70.3 California.. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson.

Frodo's Electric Canyon

Few bikes have been this anticipated. Not just the bike, but the as-yet-unreleased stealth drive train by SRAM.

2015 Oceanside pre-race

Ironman 70.3 California always draws an elite field to this Southern California classic, home of many major triathlon sponsors. Pre race photo gallery by Timothy Carlson

Registrant's Bill of Rights

By the 2016 season the "rights" listed here should be our reasonable expectations at the portal of entry for any event or membership taken by a registration company.

Saint Active

Active Network catches blame it righteously deserves. It's also the pincushion for arrows that should be aimed at the RD.

Active's Stealth Auto-Renew

Nobody disagrees with the concept of multi-year or auto-renew deals. In Active Network's case there is disagreement with some RDs on the term of the agreement they're in.

Registration or Waterboarding?

We asked 40 race directors what they value when choosing among the 16(!) platforms represented in this cohort, and how their values clash with what consumers want.

Online Registration

Some of the 82 race registration companies appeal to RDs, others are built with the end-user in mind. Is the industry shifting, and is Active still fit to rule?

2015 Cross Country Nationals

Chris Derrick won the Open Men title and Laura Thweatt took the Open Women victory at the USATF Cross Country Nationals. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson.

2015 Outdoor Retailer trade show

The Outdoor Retailer trade show offered bearded men, a cutaway of an Osprey airplane, a Pitchin’ Power contest, a green neon colored Hoka shoe and more intriguing products.

Israman Negev Eilat Gallery

Esteemed photographer Larry Rosa captured the beauty and the beastliness of the rugged 226 and 113 kilometer Israman courses down at the southernmost tip of Israel.

Best of 2014 – Tri People

Some moments quiet and introspective, exuberant and hilarious, intimate and outgoing of triathletes at home and enjoying some exotic locales around the globe. Photo gallery by Timothy Carlson.

Best of 2014 – the Run

From a freezing blizzard in Boulder to 107-degree tropical sauna in Thailand, triathletes from 6 years old to veteran pros pushed their limits with exhilaration in some of Timothy Carlson’s favorite ...

Best of 2014 – The Bike

From Oceanside to Mt. Tremblant, Boulder to Wildflower, Eilat to Kona – with riders including Carfrae and Stevens, Kienle, Frodeno and Viennot - Timothy Carlson’s favorite bike snaps.

Best of 2014 – the Swim

From Eilat to Wildflower to Boulder to Kona to Laguna Phuket, some shots by Timothy Carlson of triathlon swimmers in training and competition around the globe.

Emma vs. Gwen – so far it’s a tie

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.
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