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Newest Articles


Male Endurance Athletes & Eating Disorders
9/14/2021 | Women aren't the only ones in triathlon with eating disorders
Tokyo Olympics Triathlon Info
7/23/2021 | Are you interested in following triathlon at the Olympics? Here are the times and dates of the Olympic triathlon competitions.
The day my bike went to the doctor
7/6/2021 | I took my bike to physical therapy and got great results
Oh boy, closed-fist drills ...
4/18/2021 | Here’s what triathletes can learn from this swimming drill
Sports Nutrition Update: Microbes, Bones & Heat
4/18/2021 | A roundup of sports nutrition advances and discoveries for 2021
Exercising to Attain a Perfect Body: A Futile Effort?
3/31/2021 | Chasing a thinner body isn't the road to performance.

Gear Reviews

XTerra Vengeance
Terrible customer service, from recommending the wrong size to not willing to replace with a larger size product, to claiming to have found a rip on the returned product. Also, if [...]
Aftershokz Aeropex
After wrestling with earbuds and AirPods with a dozen different tips and not finding anything that would stay in my ears while moving, running, etc. I finally found these. They use[...]

Race Reports

My first time in Williamsburg - a great race to do!
Ironman Wisconsin 2021
This was a well-run race and despite some challenges (not having as many volunteers) I felt like it was still very well-supported. I was happy to be able to race in Madison again!
Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City
As always, Delmo runs an exceptional race. Mr. Hollywood loves to bring the best and he does. Weather is beyond control but we were warned. Course is great and can be super fast whe[...]
  • How I Became A Triathlete

    Published from the archives of member-submitted articles that were never previously published.When I saw my first triathlon competition on television in the winter of 2008, I was lounging on the couch in my oversized sweats, eating pepperoni pizza.  Out of shape, clearly not a nutritional role model, and with no a[...]

  • First Tri - Mary Miller

       It was 2009 and I was going to turn 50 soon. I wanted to feel like I at least accomplished something in my life before I hit the big 5-0. So, hey, why not do a triathlon?! I was overweight by about 100 pounds. I trained by myself and followed one of Beginner Triathlete’s training plans, wh[...]

  • First Triathlon - James Keefe

      It has been a bucket list item for me for years. Every time I started a new workout routine (or tried to), it has been geared towards completing a sprint tri. Three years ago, I even registered for a local race, but chickened out the night before. Thanks to a recent career move, around the start of the Ne[...]

  • First Tri: A bit too cocky

    One night in mid February, I mentioned to my son that he ought to do the Xterra Xticer race at Oak Mountain State Park in May of this year. This should be easy – 200m swim, 11k mountain bike, and 2k run. He said he would do it if I would, so we registered and the challenge was on. I printed out the bike course fr[...]

  • I finished. And it took something.

    I slowly approached the finish area of the Lewisburg, PA Sprint Triathlon. As I prepared to turn left at the approaching road and finish the last 100 yards in the direction of the large, red inflated finish tube, a volunteer stepped forward to tell me to continue straight ahead to the next street before turning left. "[...]

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    I just completed my first 70.3
    I just completed my first 70.3 in Lake Stevens, Washington on Sunday, 7/21. It [...]
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