Long distance

40 tips for nailing the Ironman marathon

You just swam 3.8km, Then cycled 180km. Wondering how you’re then going to smash out a decent marathon time? Fear not. Here to help you are some of triathlon’s fastest long-distance runners
17 August 2017 at 10:42

How valuable are physiological performance tests for predicting your Ironman potential?

220’s Staff Writer Jack Sexty headed to OTE’s Performance Centre for a full physiological test ahead of his m-dot debut in Lanza. but how well can lab numbers predict performance? Over to our lab rat…
09 August 2017 at 13:59

Ironman-distance triathlons: guide to 7 of the UK's best

In the UK we are lucky to have a whole host of triathlons, from super sprints to iron distances, to choose from. Here we share some tips and advice for racing 7 of the UK's favourite full distance triathlons
03 August 2017 at 14:09

How to become an Ironman age-group champion: 9 tips for success

At Ironman UK 2017 age grouper Brian Fogarty not only won his age-group, but was the fastest overall age-grouper AND had the quickest bike split (04:50:42) out of everyone - pros and age groupers alike. Not bad for an insurance salesman who has to combine his training with a full time job. His tri coach Matt Bottrill shares the secrets behind Brian's phenomenal performance
26 July 2017 at 12:56

Jan Frodeno's key Ironman training sessions and advice

Survival is often the name of the game in Ironman. But don’t resign yourself to scraping through just yet... Smash it instead with world record holder Jan Frodeno’s go-faster advice
24 July 2017 at 09:02

7 Ironman pitfalls to avoid

The very nature of Ironman means that many people fail to get to the start line, the finish line or their goal time – it stretches the mind and body to, and beyond, their limits. So be warned: there are pitfalls and you need to be ready for them…
10 July 2017 at 09:57

Ironman training: 5 common weaknesses and how to overcome them

Each discipline of long distance triathlon presents unique challenges that must be defeated. Here are the most common problems… and how to resolve them
06 July 2017 at 13:58

Ironman training: 14 tips for getting fitter, faster and stronger

Building strength in your sessions and diet will have you hitting the finish line stronger, fitter and faster. Over to Ironman rising stars Lucy Charles and Reece Barclay for their proven long-distance advice
22 June 2017 at 11:10

Daniela Ryf's 3 key Ironman training sessions

We share Ironman world champ, Daniela Ryf's ultimate training sessions with key advice from Dermott Hayes on how you can adapt them for your own training
06 March 2017 at 10:16

11 middle-distance training tips for beginners

Conquering the half iron distance triathlon takes careful planning and commitment. But it shouldn’t be feared. Here’s our essential advice to start you on the road to middle-distance glory…
30 January 2017 at 11:33

10 tips for taming your first Ironman

Preparing for your first Ironman? Here’s our 10 tip guide


13 January 2017 at 16:12

Preparing for an Ironman: group vs solo training

Training for a long-distance triathlon and wondering how much you should train alone and how much with others? Coach, Simon Ward, and four-time Ironman champ, Lucy Gossage explain the pros and cons of both.
09 January 2017 at 08:50

Ironman-distance triathlons: the 10 best European Irons for beginners

Which Iron-distance triathlons are best for first timers? A long-distance triathlon is never easy but there are some that are more beginner-friendly than others. Here we pick our top 10 European iron-distance triathlons suitable for newcomers to 226km racing…
06 January 2017 at 08:54

8 Essential Ironman 70.3 Training Sessions

The mandatory lunchtime and long swim, bike, run and brick sets to increase your speed and stamina for the middle-distance or half-iron triathlon…
15 December 2016 at 14:19

15 Ironman training sessions from the pros

15 of the best long-distance triathletes in the world, including Craig Alexander, Daniela Ryf, Lucy Gossage, and Joe Skipper, share their key Ironman training workouts to help you reach your next-season goals…
10 November 2016 at 09:25

Ironman training: how to use the off-season to assess and prepare

The key to lronman improvement is constant monitoring of your efforts. That’s why now’s the time to get testing, says Joe Friel
25 October 2016 at 11:00

Challenge Roth: how Frodeno broke the world record

Challenge Roth 2016 was the Frodeno, Ryf and Skipper show as Iron, course and British records were sent tumbling. Matt Baird was there to witness how long-course triathlon’s fastest – and possibly greatest – spectacle took place moment by moment
08 October 2016 at 17:00

Ironman World Championships in Kona: course and tactics

An overview of the Ironman World Championship course on Kona, Hawaii
07 October 2016 at 11:00

31 Ironman Hawaii highlights

We count down 31 highlights from Ironman Hawaii since its inception in 1978
04 October 2016 at 11:00

How to train for your first Ironman

Training for your first Ironman triathlon race should not solely be focused on increasing volume while neglecting everything else, says Spencer Smith. Here are his top 10 tips
29 September 2016 at 12:25