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State of Tri new

A lot of those in our industry, manufacturers, retailers, RDs, have been asking me if the sport is flat, up or down. I began to gather stats on this last year, here's the fruit of my investigating.

2014 IM 70.3 California

Jan Frodeno and Heather Wurtele broke course records, Andy Potts and Heather Jackson fought hard but failed to defend their titles at Oceanside 70.3. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson.

2014 Oceanside 70.3 Prerace

A star studded pro field and some interesting fans gathered at the Ironman 70.3 California expo and pre race press conference. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson

Crisis in Canada

It was the second Ironman race ever. It had 30 years of Ironhistory. It's Penticton, about as steeped in Irontradition as you can get outside of Kona. Now it's a Challenge, and it's in flux and in ...

Pearl Izumi Tri Team Camp

An inside look at the Pearl Izumi Tri Team Camp where their elite athletes came to get fitted for new shoes and clothing, and undergo blood analysis. Photo gallery by Timothy Carlson

2014 Cross Country Nationals

Chris Derrick repeated as senior men’s champion while Amy Van Alstine upset heavy favorite Jenny Simpson at the USA Cross Country Nationals in Boulder, CO.

2014 Israman Negev Triathlon

Started with just a few hardy athletes in 1999, the 2014 Israman Triathlon welcomed nearly 1,200 triathletes to one of the most beautiful and challenging races anywhere. Photo Gallery by Timothy ...

2014 U.S. Cyclocross Nationals

Images from the 2014 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship in Boulder, Colorado. A photo gallery by Timothy Carlson

2014 Boulder Beer Mile

First cousins to the Hash House Harriers, a self-described “drinking club with a running problem,” the Boulder Beer Mile competitors braved a blizzard in 15 degree weather. Photo gallery by Timothy ...

Favorites of 2013 – Portraits

Some of the wonderful personalities, beautiful faces and irrepressible spirits of triathlon caught in split second unguarded moments or in carefully calculated poses this past year. Photo Gallery by ...

Favorites of 2013 – the Run

Alistair Brownlee ran a 28:32 10,000 meters on a track at Stanford, Victor Del Corral ran 2:37:29 to win Ironman Florida, Mirinda Carfrae ran 2:50:38 at Ironman Hawaii. Photo Gallery by Timothy ...

Favorites of 2013 - the Bike

Andrew Starykowicz smashed his own Ironman-distance bike record, Mirinda Carfrae broke 5 hours at Kona and good times were had by many on two wheels. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson.

Favorites of 2013 - the Swim

From Eilat to Wildflower, Mission Bay to Maui, Pacific Grove to Kona -- some of Timothy Carlson's favorite shots of the fine art of triathletic hydrodynamic propulsion.

Boulder in December

While Boulder is subject to regular bouts of ice and snow cycled in with rejuvenating days of sunshine and mild temperatures from fall into spring, triathlon training must go on. Photo gallery by ...

Ironman and anti-doping

How drug-free is Ironman and other no-draft-format racing? It’s hard to know. Impossible to know. But we can report on the state of the testing, and on the anti-doping mission.

Fifteen years of Ultraman

Some of Timothy Carlson's best photographs of the Ultraman World Championship, from Holger Spiegel’s still standing men’s record time in 1998 to last year’s sixth victory by Alexandre Ribeiro.

Summer of '92

The tri world is talking about 2 powerful races, 2 overcoming runs, by Victor Del Corral. But there was a 30-day stretch during 1992 that might even make Del Corral shake his head.

IMFL numbers of Pedro Gomes

Pedro Gomes followed up his Kona race with a start at Ironman Florida and the fast Portuguese finished 5th in 8:08:34. Here now are his numbers.

2013 XTERRA Worlds

Ruben Ruzafa added a second title 5 years after his 2008 World Championship victory; Nicky Samuels joined Hamish Carter as New Zealand Olympians who won Maui. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson

2013 Ironman Hawaii - Race 2

Timothy Carlson's images of the Go Pro Ironman World Championship in Kona - a few from the start and the rest from a remote section of the bike course.

2013 Ironman Hawaii - Race 3

Images of the hotly contested run and emotional finish at the Go Pro Ironman World Championship - the 37th edition of the race begun 35 years ago. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson.

Four top women - the latest form

Who's coping? Who's feeling strong? The latest word on how Leanda Cave, Rachel Joyce, Mirinda Carfrae and Mary Beth Ellis are feeling on the eve of the biggest race of the year.

2013 Kona Underpants Run

There are no words adequate to describe the pointless, anarchistic, exuberant, manic, jiggly, wiggly, piggly nonsense of the annual Thursday morning Kona underpants run.

2013 ST Kona gathering

The annual Kona Slowtwitch gathering at the Cytomax / Muscle Miilk house powered by blueseventy was a huge success and more than 300 people showed up and had a good time.

2013 Kona kids race & parade

Official Ironman World Championship activities kicked off Tuesday afternoon with a Splash and Dash kids race and the International Parade of Nations starting on Ali'i Drive and finishing at the just-o ...
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