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2016 Tri Quotes of the Year

: Memorable words about the sport of triathlon uttered in online commentary, magazines, blogs, television and random conversations in this most recent trip around the sun.

Challenge Aruba: Age-Group Race

: This great batch of photos from the inaugural Challenge Aruba focuses on the age-group race.

Challenge Aruba: From Sea And Sky

: Eric Wynn was on the ground and in the sky at the inaugural Challenge Aruba event. A star-studded pro field showed up for both the half and sprint distance races in this tropical paradise.

2016 IRONMAN Kona run images

: Lots of fireworks on the marathon - Patrick Lange of Germany broke Mark Allen’s 26-year-old run mark and Daniela Ryf broke her Kona run PR by 9:46 with a 2:56:51 split.

2016 Kona finish line gallery

: The finish line at the Ironman World Championship in Kona is filled with exultation and exhaustion, pride and humility, and above all, relief.

Frodo and Sebi

: Jan Frodeno and fellow German Sebastian Kienle are strong rivals and good friends - and they will likely duel to break a 1-1 tie in Kona victories.

2016 Underpants Run

: Tidy whiteys and other scandalous undergarments take over Alii Drive two days before the main event. Photo gallery by Timothy Carlson and Tuula Rodgers.

2016 Kona kids races and parade

: The 2016 Kona festivities open with popular kids duathlon and triathlons and finish with the Parade of Nations on Ali'i Drive, Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson.

Interbike Wrap

: A number of people commented, "Best Interbike in years." I concur. Here are random images and thoughts.

Interbike Day 3

: It's electronics and metrics this year. But as with the CES trade show, metrics only matter when they change behavior

Interbike Day 2

: Electronics and data are becoming a larger part of the cycling experience.

Interbike Demo Days

: America's bicycle trade show kicks off with 2 days outside, where industry folks can test ride the lastest products.

AG Worlds – trends and top performances

: Triathletes from Mexico and the U.S. vied for age group supremacy at the 2016 ITU Grand Final in Cozumel – a roundup of top performances at the World Championship.

Jen Annett seized the day

: Jen Annett, who has been battling epilepsy since 2010, won a sprint finish duel with Liz Lyles for a breakthrough victory at Challenge Penticton.

The 2016 Lofoten Extreme Triathlon

: This past weekend athletes from various countries tackled the Lofoten Extreme Triathlon in Norway and stunning memories were collected.

Rio Olympic Triathlons

: Wagner Araújo of Brazilian MundoTri fame offers a gallery his beautiful photographs of the August 18 and 20 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Triathlons.

Amazing Olympic Trinumerology

: Olympic track is rich in stats – just read David Wallechinsky’s Complete Book of the Olympics 1,000-page Olympic tomes. But Olympic triathlon is catching up.

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.”

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