A Diverse Tri Club Whose Diversity Surprised Even its Founder

: Marcus Fitts deployed a revolutionary technique to populate a club devoted to people of color: He invited them.

The Hoff you may not be familiar with

: Christine Hoffmann was the top female age group athlete at Ironman Arizona in 9:47:57, but she initially was not meant to race there and had another major event looming large.

Gene Dykes Has Come of Age

: Gene Dykes ran in college, before most Slowtwitchers were born. He's still setting PRs.

And yes, Mr. Jackson is for real

: Steve Jackson races for the Every Man Jack team and he recently grabbed the overall win at Ironman Florida - a race he was actually not meant to do.

Navigating racing, training and body shaming

: Jennifer Spieldenner grabbed an Ironman title during her first attempt at that distance in Louisville, and she is thrilled about that title. But it has not been an easy path.

46:29 - finally that Kona swim record for Jan Sibbersen

: German Jan Sibbersen has made a few attempts to grab the Kona swim record and this year it finally happened. We chatted with him about how he prepared for the big day.

Up close with Norwegian Lars Petter Stormo

: Lars Petter Stormo has 2 Norseman titles to his name, plus he won IRONMAN Haugesund in Norway this year, and he came to Kona early with a big goal.

A most sparkling comeback

: Last year Matt Russell almost died at Kona. After a painful, miraculous recovery, he left superstars in his wake to finish 6th.

Lucy is reaching for the star

: If nobody is threatening Daniela Ryf’s reign - yet - Lucy Charles is closer than anyone else.

Lionel Sanders wants more

: Although ecstatic with his 2017 battle with Patrick Lange, Sanders aims for the top step.

A most anticipated Kona debut

: Javier Gomez is just a Kona rookie - looking for his 9th World Championship

And Sebastian Kienle is ready for a rumble

: Sebastian Kienle has had many eyes on him, but maybe more so now as the 2018 IRONMAN World Championships are almost upon us. He chatted with us about what can be expected.

No challengers in sight

: Daniela Ryf may find it lonely at the rarefied level of her achievements.

First Ironman Champion

: On the 40th anniversary of his 1978 triumph, Gordon Haller will be returning to Kona with a race number.

Mr. Brown goes back to Kona town

: Cameron Brown finished five times in the top 5 at the IRONMAN World Championships in Hawaii, and that includes two runner-up spots. He returns to Kona again this year but with a new mindset.

Ed Baker's Newest Startup

: Ed Baker sold his startup to Facebook and became a Silicon Valley workaholic. All that changed 18 months ago.

On base with the salty Matt Miller

: Matt Miller of BASE Performance will be racing in 2 IRONMAN events in one weekend and this is all for a worthy cause - and he is not alone on that quest.

Up close with Scott DeFilippis

: This summer Scott DeFilippis raced Ventouxman, IRONMAN Nice, the Alpe D'Huez Triathlon and the legendary Embrunman and we chatted with him about these races, swimming, doping and much more.

The man who investigates

: Derek Murphy is the man behind the marathoninvestigation.com site and his stories are often shared in our forum. He had a chat with us about cheaters in marathons and triathlons.

State of the Business with Chris Wiggins

: We interview Chris Wiggins of A1 Cyclery, an industry vet and shop owner. We cover their time in the cycling boom, and why they ultimately left the triathlon space.

Turning the back on depression

: Holly Benner turned professional in 2017 and recently finished 3rd at IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman. The Pennsylvania resident has a swimming and rowing background but also has been battling depression.

Do not run away from Chad

: Many triathletes and runners wish for an opportunity to chase down a crook who is fleeing from the law, but for Chad Welford this became a reality last week.

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