Will there be another German Kona triumph? Or will a member of the Spanish or the Belgian commandos prevail? What about a North American man?
Odds are this race will be a showdown between Mirinda Carfrae and Daniela Ryf but Madame Pele may have a wild card up her sleeve, opening up the women’s win to the rest of a very strong field.
Daniela Ryf seems even better than she was last year and should dominate the women’s field; Swallow, Wurtele, Kessler, Pedersen, Kaye, Ellis, and Beranek will dispute.
Looks like another Javier Gomez-Jan Frodeno-Sebastian Kienle showdown in Zell am See, although Tims Don and Reed, the Raelert Brothers, Kiwi Bozzone and Aussie Appleton will dispute.
Instead of American brands whose wetsuits, bikes and shoes are manufactured in China, Ironman would be a Chinese brand "manufactured" in the U.S.
A competitor was DQd during the bike leg for urinating near the roadway during Ironman Lake Placid. As many do. (Let's be honest, as all of us long-timers have done.) Was this fair?
A motorist in the UK chased a cyclist on foot after a heated confrontation, and then took a serious fall onto the pavement. Instant justice possibly, but the cyclist should have shown more restraint. ...
Challenge Roth had about 6,000 volunteers this year and these fans are fully involved. The Challenge family thanks the volunteers with a big shindig called Helferfest.
Nutritional companies fall over each other making products that all perform a similar function. Meanwhile, there is a necessary function for which there is not yet any product.
Two things happened during my week that don't attach to each other; puzzle pieces entirely unlike except for a keyway they share on one edge.
In our Reader Forum I conflated an overheated atmosphere associated with the TriEqual movement with (if I can be permitted) "Lotterygate." Upon reflection I was wrong; I now see no evidence of any ...
Recent statements from Life Time and Challenge echo similar comments from RDs: Absent significant advance notice of who's coming to our races, a pro purse is of limited use.
With the accident of Sjaan Gerth on my mind, I found myself serendipitously coming across several quotes that struck a deep chord. For Sjaan, and for everyone else, I wanted to share them.
Outside Online published a guest editorial by Triathlete Magazine editor Julia Polloreno on The Fight for Gender Equality. There are just one or two things missing from the debate.
It should be obvious to anyone that access begets prosperity. The success of the U.S. women in Olympic-style triathlon is a story about access. Let's talk about how this impacts Ironman.
Over the last year our publisher (me) used an inappropriate reference to those of Islamic faith; then we hosted a video insensitive to Native Americans; and we stepped in it again yesterday. How ...
Late last night our editor-in-chief uploaded an interview with a female pro triathlete and while he regrets a question asked.
This weekend marks the official start of the North American triathlon season with the popular Ironman 70.3 Oceanside and the field is very stacked.
Another big long distance event this weekend is the Standard Bank Ironman South Africa and Frederik Van Lierde and Jodie Swallow are favorites.
A memorial for Steve Tarpinian was held today and we collected various tributes from friends, competitors and people who will keep him in their hearts.
At the inaugural Challenge Dubai our editor-in-chief observed the 20 meter draft rule for pros and came away impressed.
We all have a beloved small race near us, but some of these events are struggling to stay alive. That is also true for the 36 North race near our editor-in-chief.
While Pro prize money in Kona is equal for men and women, the starting spots are not, and an open letter has been drafted and signed by many to address this issue.
There is a strong push to increase the number of female pros qualifying for Kona to 50 - for parity, and here is the opinion of our editor-in-chief.
Author Jim Gourley has written a tale of the small group of founders, guardians and remarkable athletes who keep the original spirit of triathlon alive in the 3-day, 320-mile Ultraman.