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Hack an Ironman

: Inspired by Finnish entrepreneur Sami Inkinen, a Slowtwitch staffer attempts to hack-an-Ironman.

Mission Bay birthplace of triathlon, and swimrun too

: San Diego's Mission Bay was the birthplace of triathlon and over 40 years later hosted the first swimrun event in the country.

blueseventy

: The case is lower (small b), but the quality is high. blueseventy is one of the top 3 or 4 wetsuit brands that matter most in triathlon.

ROKA's Maverick Wetsuits

: A number of wetsuit makers rediscovered the art of glue & blindstitch patternmaking, and went further in neck and back design. ROKA is a case in point.

TYR Wetsuits for 2017

: TYR makes great wetsuits! But it's had a horrible return policy. Happily the return policy is changing, making this wetsuit purchase-worthy.

The multi-talented Jordan Bryden

: Jordan Bryden is a professional triathlete from Canada who finished 3rd at Challenge Penticton in 2016 behind Jeff Symonds and Drew Scott. He is also a gifted graphic designer and passionate ...

A clash of cultures in the pool

: The police were called to a pool in Germany because a swimmer swam freestyle outside of a designated freestyle lane. Because of "dangerous waves" triathletes and swimmers in Germany often can't use ...

Wetsuits: Consumer Direct or In-Store?

: A wetsuit seller needs to check these boxes before that seller, regardless of sales channel, can rightly claim it deserves your business.

De Soto T1 for 2017

: Why does this wetsuit have a cult following? Why has that following slipped? Is it due for a resurgence? Should you buy this wetsuit?

Buying a Wetsuit in 2017?

: Today begins our look at wetsuits for 2017, designed to inoculate you from making an ill-informed choice!

Brownlee Brothers Show Off Their Lighter Side

: How did the two Olympic medal winning brothers react to a unique challenge issued by one of their sponsors?

Make Triathlon Awesome

: In his first Viking Life video episode of the year, Eric Lagerstrom asks himself what he can do to "Make Triathlon Awesome!"

How to Position your Head while Swimming

: By lifting the head, our hips automatically sink down. The body takes on a slight incline from head to toe, perhaps 7 to 10 degrees, as the swimmer labors through the water.

Slowtwitch Nordic Training Plan - January 2017

: If you followed along on our series of Nordic Skiing articles last winter and want to take the next step, we present the first in a series of monthly training plans incorporating Nordic into your S-B- ...

Holiday Swimrun

: Swedish endurance legend Jonas Colting produced a fun and festive swimrun challenge with a twist.

The New Slowtwitch Training Log

: We've got a new training log. After a couple years of treading water, we've got an entirely new log for you all to track your data in. It does support challenges. And all your old data will be ported ...

Stalling in the water

: The bane of the untutored swimmer is stalling in the water. Does this describe you? Here are two tests to unearth this problem, and the solutions if you're among the afflicted.

Viking Life - That's a Wrap

: What better way for Eric Lagerstrom to showcase a season that brought ups and downs than to release his final Viking Life for 2017.

Swim Paraphernalia

: Swimming faster truly is uniquely free speed, where going faster can cost you less metabolically. Herein are cheap pathways to free speed.

Run and Swim Winter Challenges

: Our annual 100/100 Run Challenge begins December 15, and our Guppy Challenge kicks off December 1.

A chat with Samantha Mazer

: Team Timex athlete Samantha Mazer was the top female at IRONMAN Los Cabos in late October, but there is much more to this fast and smart athlete.

With a broken wing and a great attitude

: A day before leaving for Kona BJ Christenson fractured a scapula, but that did not stop him, it merely altered his race plan. And apparently the race view is different at the back of the bus.

Tim Stutzer is riding into the sunset

: German age group triathlete and Team Timex member Tim Stutzer has been doing triathlons forever, but knee issues are forcing him now to ride into the sunset. But maybe the timing is just right for ...

Inspiring 2016 SwimRun NC images

: The inaugural SwimRun NC brought 52 teams of 2 from across the country to Hanging Rock State Park to tackle a beautiful and very challenging course.

The patriotic Trek Speed Concept of Timothy O'Donnell

: American Timothy O'Donnell had the top podium spot as a target when he came to Kona, and in the end finished 6th aboard this very distinctive patriotic themed Trek Speed Concept Project One.
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