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Shimano, VeloNews, BRAIN and embargoes

: VeloNews broke a story Shimano didn't want broken. VeloNews claims Shimano threatened to pull its ads, and it published anyway. BRAIN opined in VeloNews' favor. But there's a little more to ...

Hoka: Official Ironman Shoe

: Being the official Ironman shoe did nothing for K Swiss. Will this designation be for Hoka One One what it wasn't for K-Swiss and Newton?

Top Tris - 50 Countries wrap-up

: The best triathletes in the 41st through 50th countries include the best of talent-rich Switzerland and the U.S., pre-uprising Syria, independent Taiwan, and Caribbean jewel Jamaica.

Top Tris - Poland to Sweden

: The 31st through 40th countries with top triathletes include tiny Seychelles off the coast of Africa, the vast expanse of Russia, and southernmost South Africa.

Top Tris - Ireland to New Zealand

: Part 4 includes major power New Zealand, European stalwarts Ireland, Italy, Norway and Poland, tiny Luxembourg and New Caledonia plus one controversial Asian triathlete.

From Denmark to Israel

: Part 3 includes powerhouses Germany and Great Britain, solid European contenders from Denmark, Finland and France, and small but talented entries from Ecuador, Estonia and Israel.

Bermuda to Czech Republic

: From smallest population (Bermuda) to the largest (China); we continue our look at the top triathletes from 50 countries.

Top Triathletes of 50 Countries

: Most greatest triathletes lists are dominated by powerhouses like Australia, Germany, the UK and the U.S. This list picks the single best triathlete from each of 50 countries.

With a heavy heart I say so long

: Just about 9 years ago I started working for slowtwitch.com and it has been a fantastic and memorable ride, but eventually even the best things come to an end.

The Ghost Bike. Thoughts On Loss

: How do you make sense of the senseless? In the wake of Dave Mirra's death, I struggled to comprehend the emptiness I felt. And to understand how those who achieve so much can often feel so inadequate.

Missing the man and the father

: I spent 24 hours with Dave Mirra last April and now that he is no longer among us, I feel terribly sad about the loss of this man, husband and father.

When situations escalate

: It is not uncommon for a cyclist to charge after an aggressive motorist, but that can escalate quickly as a man quickly learned when a gun was pulled on him.

Super frightening acts in traffic

: It is scary enough when you encounter inattentive or otherwise occupied drivers, but it is even more frightening when cars try to mess with you on purpose.

Roommates: Ironman and ITU

: Ironman just bought important ITU series races, along with the international broadcast rights for the ITU World Triathlon Series. Why? And will this work out?

The annoying FB athlete spam

: If you are a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer or other endurance athlete you have likely been plagued recently by silly Ray-Ban and Oakley spam, and here is why.

No excuses - just getting it done

: Most folks prefer to run in mild conditions under a blue sunny sky, but getting it done when the weather is not so hospitable requires a lot more determination.

The Boundary of Sport

: Who are the multisporters today who capture my imagination? Those who know where they want to go, know it is not easy and devise skills, products and methods to get there.

The Death of Guru

: Going back a decade, GURU was making custom bikes out of all four frame materials. It did it all in 6-thousand feet of space that looked like Agent Q's MI5 workshop.

Subversive Tri

: What makes a race subversive? The refusal to play by the rules. Ironman was subversive in 1980 because it was outrageous and ungovernable.

Who is an Athlete?

: When you read Clarence King's Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada, it feels like extreme and endurance sports undertaken on the boss's dime.

Letters to a Friend

: A man who's been a member for about three years began a thread. He repented and quickly deleted this post, so only a few saw what he wrote. But I did.

No Skill for Living

: My long tenure in endurance sport isn't constancy unless a marooned sailor adrift at sea shows constancy by not quitting his lifeboat.

2015 Tri Talk of the Year

: Some memorable words during a year of the sublime and ridiculous, inspirational and contemptible, tumult and shouting in the world of swim, bike and run.

17 excellent gifts of joy

: There is still time to shop for loved ones and yourself, and in case you ran out of ideas we share a few gift suggestions that hopefully find you well.

Justice Delayed

: Does the ITU value the AGer only by the entry fee paid, which funds an elite race? Does it comprehend the need for integrity in the races contested under its purview? We'll see.

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