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What's the best triathlon distance race for you? (part 2) by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 13 Feb 2011 9:00am Editor's Note: This is part 2 of Ben's story. You can read part 1 HERE. To help you with your triathlon race season preparation, here's a quick peak at the pros and cons of each triathlon distance. Half-Ironman Pros - Congratulations, you now have bragging rights for having completed a triathlon distance that contains the ... Read on »
The Pros and Cons of the 4 Triathlon Distances by bengreenfield Facebook Posted Sat 12 Feb 2011 11:24pm Although there are creative variations on the traditional triathlon distances (such as some races that make the swim longer to appease the fish among us, or the races that make the bike longer to make us feel like we're getting deserved mileage from our multi-thousand dollar time trial bike, or the races that make the run longer to simply be maso ... Read on »
What's the best triathlon distance race for you? (part 1) by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Sat 12 Feb 2011 9:20am Although there are creative variations on the traditional triathlon distances (such as some races that make the swim longer to appease the fish among us, or the races that make the bike longer to make us feel like we're getting deserved mileage from our multi-thousand dollar time trial bike, or the races that make the run longer to simpl ... Read on »
Breaking News: WTC puts a formal end to triathlon distance discrimination ;-) by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 24 Jan 2012 5:13pm For too long now Olympic distance triathletes have been shut out of racing the longer half and full Ironman triathlons.  Of course the same held true for the champions of the longer IM races going Olympic or even Sprint. But not any more, today the World Triathlon Corporation announced that the 2011 winners of the Hy-Vee 5150 U.S ... Read on »
The Tinman: the newest and by far shortest triathlon distance race is born by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Nov 2010 3:18pm Do you remember the very first Ironman tag line? If we can still recall it correctly it went something like this, "Swim 2.4 miles, Bike 112 miles and Run 26.2 miles and brag for the rest of your life!" Today at Ironman Arizona in Tempe we may have just witnessed the birth of a new race distance: The Tinman. Officially the rac ... Read on »
I'm in: B2B iron-distance triathlon for CAF by Nancy T. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 2:27pm I'm planning to register for Beach to Battleship iron-distance triathlon when registration opens on December 1st. The race is planned for Saturday, November 7, 2009 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Through this effort I will be raising funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation which supports people with physical disabilities in sport, alway ... Read on »
Chura & Duffy win USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championship by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 19 Aug 2012 9:57am BURLINGTON, Vt. - Haley Chura and Brian Duffy outlasted a deep and talented field to record the overall victories Saturday at the USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championship. More than 2,000 athletes competed for 28 age group national titles on the 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course in today's Olympic- ... Read on »
Zen and the Art of Triathlon podcast: Brett doing 8th annual self-supported Ironman-distance triathlon by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Oct 2012 5:09pm Brett is doing the 8th Ironbaby triathlon this Friday -  A self supported Ironman-distance triathlon. He has some friends joining in, and you can too!  Just go to www.zentriathlon.com/ironbaby  and you can watch our progress on a map.  Also, you can follow our live tweets, pictures, and videos at Twitter.com/ZenTriathlon . He'll be ... Read on »
Weihai, China selected as the host city for the 2014 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 31 May 2012 11:35am Vancouver, Canada (30 May 2012) - The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today named Weihai as the host city for the 2014 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships.   The 20th edition of the biggest event on the ITU long distance triathlon calendar will be held in the coastal city of Weihai in China's northeastern Shandong pro ... Read on »
Nancy, France and Segovia, Spain selected for 2012 and 2013 ITU Duathlon and Long Distance Triathlon World Championships by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 21 Apr 2011 6:48am Vancouver, Canada (21 April 2011) - The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce the host cities for the 2012 and 2013 ITU Duathlon and Long Distance Triathlon World Championships.   The 2012 ITU Duathlon World Championships will be held in Nancy, France on September 22-23, 2012. Nancy hosted the ETU European Duathlon Cham ... Read on »