Long distance

Elite advice: Craig Alexander on why you should only try to control the controllables

Three-time Ironman world champ Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander, famed for his meticulous preparation, tells Paul Moore about his measured approach
14 August 2014 at 16:25

In pictures: Gordon Ramsay training in California for Ironman World Champs 2014

TV chef puts in the work with his son Jack in Santa Monica after getting another wildcard, with an eye on beating last year’s Kona time of 14hrs
14 August 2014 at 10:53  (2)

What are the main limiting factors for endurance athletes?

We explain why heart function is more important than lung capacity, and what other factors like technique and genetics might also be holding you back on race day
11 August 2014 at 16:23

Blog: Pain and suffering on Zombie Hill at the Norseman

Scottish triathlete and coach Graeme Stewart heads to Norway fully prepared for the 'world’s hardest triathlon’. It doesn’t disappoint…
11 August 2014 at 11:54

Britain's Adam Walker describes “huge sense of relief” after swimming the seven seas

Swim coach reaches Scotland after crossing the North Channel in just his trunks, having met Portuguese men-of-war, dolphins and tiger sharks in his epic round-the-world challenge
08 August 2014 at 12:34

Challenge Weymouth secures 2015 European Long Distance Champs

Major win for organisers of Dorset's new, premier iron distance race, who just last year were making the hard decision to leave Henley after local resistance to closed roads
07 August 2014 at 15:39

Gallery: Norseman Xtreme Triathlon

Norwegian athletes come top in the legendarily tough Norseman Xtreme Triathlon last weekend, involving racing over 226km of rugged terrain through rain, fog and hail
04 August 2014 at 15:59

Blog: Intensely cold swimming and brutal bike climbs at the Alpe D’Huez Long Distance Triathlon

Age-grouper Brian Carlin describes his race last week, where the swim was so cold his face quickly went numb and three huge bike climbs then followed
04 August 2014 at 11:47

Career-first wins for Daerr and Kehoe at Ironman Boulder

Justin Daerr wins two-man tussle with Australia's Richie Cunningham, while Danielle Kehoe beats pre-race favourite Laura Bennett by 23mins
04 August 2014 at 10:38

Gallery: Alpe d’Huez Long Course Triathlon 2014

British women sweep the silverware with Cat Morrison taking gold, 220 cover star Lucy Gossage nabbing silver and Parys Edwards rounding out the podium with bronze
01 August 2014 at 10:15

Olympic silver medallist Emma Pooley retires from cycling to focus 100% on triathlon

Britain’s current time trial champion to bow out after the Commonwealth Games road race this Sunday, saying there are “other things I dream of doing”
29 July 2014 at 17:34

Gallery: Outlaw Triathlon 2014

Check out these photos from yesterday’s Nottingham epic, won by Craig Twigg and Jenny Bosman in impressive times despite challenging temperatures
28 July 2014 at 09:57

Preview: the Outlaw Triathlon 2014

Nottingham epic returns this Sunday, with cooler weather expected to deliver near-perfect conditions for over 1,100 athletes
25 July 2014 at 10:18

Revealed – the Ironman UK athletes who qualified for Kona

We have the names of the fifty athletes who won their spot at this year's Ironman World Championship, taking place in Hawaii this October
23 July 2014 at 14:17

The Weekend Warrior on… the madness of triathletes

220 columnist Martyn Brunt finds a common theme to many of the athletes he meets at Ironman Lanzarote – nuttiness
22 July 2014 at 12:15

Blog: The Endurance Adventurer takes on Snowdonia

Australian tri newbie Luke Tyburski targets the Double Brutal Extreme Triathlon this autumn, which he says is “a good place to start”. Just as well he likes a challenge...
21 July 2014 at 16:44

Bracht and Carfrae take Roth

Timo and Rinny produce the goods as Roth celebrates its 30th birthday
20 July 2014 at 15:00

Beat the heat when going long

Take a look at our fuelling advice for long-distance duels in the sun, and make sure you don't fall victim to dehydration – or worse
18 July 2014 at 15:28

Gallery: Challenge Roth press conference

Rachel Joyce, Mirinda Carfrae and Pete Jacobs among the long-distance stars at Bavarian classic’s pre-race press conference
18 July 2014 at 10:36

Luke McKenzie ready to race at Roth

220 talks exclusively to the Ironman athlete as he gets ready to race Roth this weekend and looks ahead to the challenges of Kona 2014
18 July 2014 at 10:27