Long distance

The Ironman bike leg: how to stay focussed for 180km

Racing your first Ironman soon and wondering how the heck you stay focused for the 180km? Here's Ironman pro Tim Don with the answers...
16 July 2018 at 11:08

How much bike training do you need to do for an Ironman?

Worried about whether you have done enough training on the bike for your upcoming Ironman? Mark Kleanthous explains how to tell if you're ready...
13 July 2018 at 10:18

12 things I learnt from my first Ironman-distance triathlon

After a decade spent stinking out shorter-distance triathlons, 220’s features ed Matt Baird finally made his Iron debut at the UK Ultimate Triathlon last month. Following punctures, a spot of vomit and blisters the size of golf balls, he survived to tell the tale in 15 and a half hours. Here’s what he learnt…
06 July 2018 at 10:52

Ironman race day plan: 35 tips for success

You’ve logged the countless hours of swim, bike and run training in preparation for your Ironman race. But how do you put all the pieces together to complete the 226km course? Fear not, here’s your ultimate Ironman race-day guide
04 July 2018 at 12:44

Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon race tips

Want to take on the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, one of the toughest iron-distance triathlons in the world? Here's some advice from 11-time Norseman finisher and member of the race crew Jonny Hisdal
31 May 2018 at 09:52

Can I do an Ironman in trainers and flat pedals?

Wondering if it's ok to do an Ironman bike leg without clipping in? It is, says Mark Kleanthous, but you won't be as efficient
21 May 2018 at 09:47

14 ways to take the stress out of Ironman training

Considering an Ironman but worried you’re not up to it? Silence those inner demons and train smart with our guide to taking the stress out of going long
20 April 2018 at 10:05

Can you race Olympic and Ironman-distance triathlons in the same season?

Can't decide between racing Ironman or Olympic-distance triathlons and wondering if you can combine the two, and still have a successful season at both? Dermott Hayes has this advice
12 April 2018 at 15:07

Ironman training: how to split your time

Have about 10 hours a week to train for your Ironman but unsure how to split your time and training? 6x Ironman World Champ Dave Scott has this advice so you race to the best of your ability in all three disciplines
19 March 2018 at 13:04

Could Ali Brownlee win Olympic gold and Kona in 2020?

Ironman’s new qualifying system has provided a chance for Alistair Brownlee to fulfil the brand’s motto and achieve a remarkable double in 2020
12 February 2018 at 11:20

How to train as you age: what triathletes need to know as they get older

We explain how ageing impacts your body as it gets older and the key training areas for your age, whether you’re 25 or 65, so you'll be stronger and faster than ever

How much dehydration can you tolerate during an Ironman?

Sports scientist Andy Blow of Precision Hydration discusses how much dehydration athletes can cope with during a long-distance triathlon, without it having a detrimental effect on their tri performance
24 January 2018 at 09:38

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