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In Los Angeles, USAT gets what it needs

: The Los Angeles Triathlon has known one RD since its inception. But a group of Angelenos and triathlon's national federation have teamed up, and are hoping for a change.

The Road To Beijing: Part 3

: In part three of this series, Colin gives us some insight into the preparation and training behind his efforts to qualify for the 2008 Canadian Olympic Team.

The Road To Beijing: Part 2

: Our ITU athlete-in-the-field Colin Jenkins made his way over to Japan for the Ishigaki World Cup. He shares his experiences in the Land of the Rising Sun with us in part two of this series.

Cupajoe's Guru Crono

: The winner of our design-our-logo (that thing on the upper left hand of every page) contest is Slowtwitch user Cupajoe. We promised him a new carbon bike for his work. We asked him to blog about ...

Where do those little pills come from, anyway?

: Slowtwitch asked elite triathlete and Ph.D. biochemist Jonathan Toker (the popular SaltStick brand of products is his), to write on how and where nutritional supplements are made, with attention to ...

The Road To Beijing: Part 1

: The first part of a new series following Canadian ITU athlete Colin Jenkins on his quest to make the Beijing Olympic team. This week, Colin reports from Mooloolaba, Australia.

You are what you eat; does the FDA care?

: We asked Jonathan Toker, elite triathlete and a biochemist, to write on supplements and FDA guidance. Jonathan received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from The Scripps Research Institute in 2001. The ...

Still cancer after all these years

: Neither the Lance Armstrong foundation nor the purple-jerseyed TnTers who fatten multisport's starting lines formed the first intersection between triathlon and cancer.

The State of doping in triathlon

: As doping scandals savage the sport of cycling, and track & field reels from a positive test by a world record holder, many triathletes wonder about the state of drug use in their sport.

A Global Warming Reading List

: "What does global warming have to do with triathlon?" you might ask.

When commerce and governments collide

: It didn’t take Skip Gilbert long. For the first time in 16 years USA Triathlon’s board of directors has approved a deficit budget.

Are objects in USAT's rear view mirror closer than they appear?

: Though competition is not always healthy in the short term, the market works itself out in the fullness of time.

The Curious Case of Bicycle Sports

: This is not an obituary. John Cobb’s Bicycle Sports is still in business.

The Art of Product Management

: Yes, your favorite companies' product managers were all over in Taipei working on next year's bikes. They're working hard, no-doubt, but are they designing and spec'ing good bikes?

The bike biz

: With Interbike right around the corner I thought I'd write a bit about how the bike business works—not everything about it, but the nuts and bolts of how a bike gets from the "paper napkin sketch" to ...

The trademark

: One would be hard-pressed to come up with an industry, activity or economy in which one single trademark is more powerful or over-arching than in triathlon, and the trade name is Ironman.

Rise and fall of a triathlon series

: Races are hard to produce. The bigger the race, the bigger the headache; the greater the expense; the more hand-wringing the stress; the more sleep-depriving the risk.

The Superform

: Yet again (as happens about every 18-months) someone asks about the beginnings of the bike technology that has make our sport unique. I thought I'd answer the question here, and with some photo ...

Carb-Boom Palomar Challenge

: On the same day the men's Olympic triathlon was contested a group of fifteen or so cyclists started up San Diego's Palomar Mountain.

Are Pro Triathletes Getting Stepped on? Or are They Getting Their Just Desserts?

: Give Scott Tinley the task of beating up on a gaggle of pro triathletes on the race course and he's more than capable. Ask him to organize those same professionals into a union that will represent ...

The Irresistible Force Meets the Immovable Object, Spencer Smith and the ITU

: The amount of 19-norandrosterone present in Smith's urine, reportedly calculated by UCLA's drug lab at an estimated 11 nanograms per milliliter, is above, according to most involved in the drug ...

Frank Day recalls Ironman 1978

: 15 people in the world can say that they have taken part in the very first Ironman triathlon in Hawaii, but only 12 can say that they finished the event. Slowtwitcher and Power Crank inventor Frank ...

The first Kona Ironman: A retrospective blog (Part III)

: The final entry of Monty's retrospective blog, recounting the first-ever Hawaiian Ironman contested on the Kona course.

The first Kona Ironman: A retrospective blog (Part II)

: Monty's 1981 Kona retrospective continues with the lead up to the starting gun.

The first Kona Ironman: A retrospective blog (Part I)

: Mark "Monty" Montgomery competed in Kona's first Ironman, in 1981. His story parallels that of many of triathlon's pioneers. Here is Part I of his "blog" (26 years after the fact) recounting Kona's ...

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