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Slowtwitch: A refuge from insult?

A harmless comedic device delivered can, in mid air, turn into an offense. That we didn't mean it doesn't mean we didn't do it. In my judgment, in this case, a race of Americans had a right to be ...

2014 Ironman Womenís Preview

With two wins, womenís race and marathon records, and all podium finishes in her first five years racing Kona, Mirinda Carfrae is the choice to win again Ė the rest of this talented field is a very ...

2014 Kona Menís Preview

With no guarantees in this perilous craft of pre-race Ironman prognostication, Timothy Carlson picks the defending champion, an Łberbiker, and an Olympic gold medalist to reign at Kona.

What To Do While In Kona

You have qualified for the 2014 GoPro Ironman World Championships, or your job or loved ones take you there. But what should you do when there?

When decisions aren't popular

Early on Sunday Ironman announced the cancellation of Ironman Lake Tahoe and 70.3 Tahoe, and while it was not a popular decision for some, it was the right call.

The Best and Worst of Interbike

After a few days at the 2014 Interbike show, our editor-in-chief created a list of Best and Worst products, people and services he noticed while in Las Vegas.

The 70.3 Worlds in other words

Callum Millward with the help of naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has tackled the women's race at the Ironman 70.3 Worlds.

The nature of the 70.3 Worlds

Callum Millward with the help of broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has narrated the Subaru Ironman 70.3 World Championships.

70.3 Worlds Menís Preview

The 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship will have one of the deepest and most talented menís fields in history; will it be Kienle, Frodeno, Gomez, Sanders, Bozzone Ė or one of a dozen other ...

Prize Money

I propose we look at pro triathletes, and the prize money offered them, in a different light. My thesis is that the chief beneficiary of the prize money is not the pro. It's you and me.

Is a 70.3 in Poland the start of something big?

Today Ironman welcomes Poland to the family. It's Herbalife Ironman 70.3 Gdynia. This is the first Ironman race in a former East Bloc country not counting tri-crazy Hungary, and it may be the first ...

Impatience is certainly not cool

It is clear that most of us are competitive by nature, but there is a time and place for that. At a carbo loading dinner there is no need to race for the pasta.

WaPo columnist anti-cyclist rant

Many of you know about, and maybe have read, Courtland Milloy's anti-cycling rant in the Washington Post. What bothers me most about these all-to-frequent rants is probably not what you think.

A look at the battle for Frankfurt

This weekend the eyes of the world will be on Frankfurt, Germany where the Ironman European Championships take place. It is about pride, money and Kona points, but who will be victorious?

The Other Triathlon

We've been a tale of two sports: Draft legal, and the sport the rest of us do. Are you still anti-draft, like that Japanese soldier who still thinks WWII is going on? Time to take another look.

70.3 St. Croix is calling

Devashish Paul has added more details and information to his guide of racing and logistics for the Ironman 70.3 St Croix triathlon. Are you ready?

The TRS guide to Twitter

The Real Starky has opinions on quite a few topics and they don't always revolve around triathlon - but they usually relate to that topic. So here are his thoughts on Twitter and its use.

Penticton race for sale or not?

The Penticton race society just published on its website, "Is Challenge Penticton Canada for sale? Absolutely not." It just wants someone to take on the risk and the debt, not the ownership.

Whatís next for Rails to Trails

Did the Supreme Court put the program on hold this week? On Monday March 10th the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a Wyoming land dispute that could affect Rails to Trails programs for years to come.


Iím going to tell you today, now, here, what others wonít. Triathlon as an industry, company by company, has been flat or declining in the U.S. for the past 2 years, maybe 3 years.

The longer, the harder, the better

Erik Seedhouse joined the elite 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment, earned a PhD in space medicine and wrote a gripping memoir about his successes, failures and survival in some very tough ...

Embrace The Struggle

This week the final roster for the Sochi Winter Olympics Games was officially announced. For everyone involved, it was a life-changing experience. But the most fascinating stories of the Games are ...

Farewell Inside Triathlon

The Competitor Group announced today that Inside Triathlon magazine will no longer be published and will focus these resources instead to the sister publication Triathlete and the corresponding ...

From Victim to Villain in a flash

In Chattanooga, TN a cyclist was harassed by folks in a pickup truck and then hunted down again by them in a different vehicle. They even used pepper spray but now the cyclist is accused of being ...

2013 Tri Talk of the Year

Some of Timothy Carlson's favorite rants, soliloquies, meditations and one liners to be found in blogs, newspapers, magazines and online comments directed at triathlon in 2013.
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