Long distance

Key Ironman training sessions from 3 stars of Kona 2017

Want to swim like Lucy Charles, bike like Lionel Sanders and run like David McNamee? Yes please! Follow their key Ironman training sessions and become the ultimate iron athlete
03 January 2018 at 09:36

How to choose and plan your Ironman

Whether it's your first, or 20th, full distance triathlon; whether you just want to complete or be a podium contender, it is important to choose the right race for your skillset and ability if you're going to have a successful and enjoyable day
12 December 2017 at 11:17

Ironman training: how to maximise the build phase

What happens during the 63 days of the build phase has a greater influence on your Ironman race performance than any other time in your preparation says Joe Friel. Here he explains how to make the most of this time
05 December 2017 at 09:26

Ironman training: 3 common mistakes most triathletes make

Push yourself harder in training and you’ll see results, right? Wrong, says Joe Friel, who rectifies three common mistakes triathletes often make when training for an Ironman
04 December 2017 at 15:02

12-weeks to Ironman race-day: race-specific training

Include more challenging sessions in your training now, and the easier your race day will be, says Joe Friel...
04 December 2017 at 13:43

How long should you leave between racing two Ironmans?

Want to race two Ironman-distance triathlons and wondering how long you should leave between them and what’s a realistic training plan to complete them both well? Here's some advice from coach Mark Kleanthous, who has finished more than 39 Iron-distance races
29 November 2017 at 14:09

How to race your first Ironman

Fitness wise, you’re ready to go and race your Ironman, but don’t think that all that’s left to do is compete. Mark Kleanthous explains the tactics needed to race Ironman
20 November 2017 at 12:23  (2)

How to train for an ultra triathlon

Is Ironman not enough and thinking about pushing yourself to the limit and doing an ultra triathlon? Here are 11 tips from ultra triathlete Graham Smedley, who was Enduroman 2016 Triple Champion and was one of just five who finished Deca UK
31 October 2017 at 15:32

How to improve your efficiency in all three disciplines for Ironman

Joe Friel shows you how to become more economical in your swimming, cycling and running
24 October 2017 at 14:19

Ironman success: the 3 crucial elements to improve

Joe Friel identifies the three crucial elements for better long-course performance
23 October 2017 at 15:10

32 Ironman Hawaii highlights

We count down 32 highlights from Ironman Hawaii since its inception in 1978
10 October 2017 at 14:00

How to race Ironman World Championships by Chrissie Wellington

Qualified for Kona or hope to race there one day? Who's better to give you tips for racing on the Big Island than four-time Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington?
02 October 2017 at 08:57

Ironman: how to train for a PB

Iron-distance racing may be debilitating but, at its heart, the training principles are simple. Iron legend Mark Kleanthous reveals his top 10 tips for racing faster and reaching your goals …
07 September 2017 at 12:43

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  (1)

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