Long distance

How much does it cost to race Kona?

Got your eye on qualifying for the Ironman World Championships, but wondering how much it would actually cost to do the race? Matt Baird does the sums
24 January 2020 at 10:01

Ironman racing and training advice from Tim Don

Training for Ironman? Check out these pearls of wisdom from the legend
20 January 2020 at 10:39

Focus on bike if you want big Ironman gains

Research finds advances in bike kit and training to be reason for faster IM times
06 January 2020 at 13:44

Ironman race-day: how to pace each leg

If you want to run rather than crawl across the finish line in your next race, you need to stretch out your energy reserves, says Joe Friel
18 December 2019 at 10:00

Your first Ironman: 30 training and preparation tips

Follow this guide for step-to-step instructions on how to start training, and preparing, for your very first Ironman
26 November 2019 at 11:08

Off-season efficiency

Now is the time to focus on improving your efficiency across all three disciplines, says Joe Friel. And the key is short, sharp sessions...
19 November 2019 at 10:00

Ironman triathlon: how long does it take to train for one if you're starting from scratch?

Unfit but wondering if you can do an Ironman? Mark Kleanthous explains how long it takes to train for one safely, without putting your body at risk
28 October 2019 at 09:58

Ironman: What should you do once it's over?

Wondering what you should do once your Ironman is over, and when you should think about your next big adventure? Dermott Hayes has this post-Ironman advice
25 October 2019 at 10:28

Which is tougher - an Ironman triathlon or an ultra marathon?

The history of sport is littered with fierce rivalries but none more so than triathletes vs runners. Brunt has the answer…
17 October 2019 at 14:47

Ironman World Championships in Kona: course and tactics

An overview of the Ironman World Championship course on Kona, Hawaii
07 October 2019 at 06:00

32 Ironman Hawaii highlights

We count down 32 highlights from Ironman Hawaii since its inception in 1978
05 October 2019 at 14:00

How long should your off-season last if you’re an Ironman triathlete?

Coming to the end of your Ironman season and wondering how long you should take off without compromising next year's performance? Mark Kleanthous explains all
27 September 2019 at 10:03

Can you race both a 70.3 and an Ironman triathlon in 6 weeks?

Entered both a half and a full Ironman just six weeks apart, and wondering how to recover from the first while training for the second? Don't fret, here's Ironman pro Tim Don with the answers
06 August 2019 at 13:00

Patrick Lange talks success, his training regime and his Iron mindset

From nearly quitting the sport to becoming the fastest man in Hawaii history, Patrick Lange’s path to Ironman greatness has been far from conventional. In an exclusive interview, the German superstar opens up on his astronomic rise and offers his winning advice for Iron success
31 July 2019 at 13:47

Did you know…? 7 quirky facts about Challenge Roth

This weekend one of the most famous triathlons in the world takes place, Challenge Roth. And to celebrate, here are 7 quirky facts about Roth that you perhaps didn’t know...
04 July 2019 at 13:26

How to pace your first Ironman

Got your first Ironman coming up and, and worried you're going to mess it up from the off? Tim Don explains how to pace it so you avoid a DNF disaster
24 June 2019 at 11:11

Can you swim breaststroke in an Ironman?

Yes, you can swim breast stroke in an Ironman, says John Wood, and here are a few tips for a more efficient stroke
17 June 2019 at 14:12

Does Ironman's new qualification system for pros work?

New system that was meant to simplify life for Ironman professionals has left them even more confused. Tim explains…
24 May 2019 at 12:10  (1)

David McNamee top speed tips for Ironman

With two Ironman World Championship podium finishes under his belt David McNamee has established himself as the greatest British male Ironman in history and is aiming for more Kona podium success in 2019. But what advice does the former ITU racer have for increasing your Ironman speed? Over to you David...
26 April 2019 at 14:31

Ironman: Are you ready for your long-distance triathlon?

Are you really ready for the Ironman and have you done enough? Fear not says, James Pryke of Triathlon Coaching UK, these doubts are perfectly normal...
11 March 2019 at 10:55