Kona: Who's Chasing? Who's not?

: Eight pro triathletes who are on the Kona bubble, many already over-raced, scramble to get themselves on the start, or throw in the towel.

Boston Triathlon

: I've seen the Carl Icahns of race production. Who are the Warren Buffetts? Here's an example of Smart Triathlon: professionalism and patience.

Escape From Alcatraz Gallery

: The classic Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon featured the 1.5 mile swim from the old Federal prison to Marina Green, a hilly and curvy 18-mile bike and a rugged 8-mile run.

Citizen Ironman? Yes! (No!)

: 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.

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