Long distance

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

Ironman Wales race tips

Previous winners Scott Neyedli and Lucy Gossage have eight tips to prepare you for one of the hardest Ironman races – and remind you to smile for the finisher's photo!
13 September 2016 at 15:26  (1)

Ironman Weymouth race advice

We ask 2014 winner Eleanor Haresign how to succeed in this long-distance race  (2)

Challenge Regensburg in pictures

With the historic town of Regensburg making a dramatic and beautiful backdrop racing Challenge Regensburg has to be on your bucket list.
23 August 2016 at 14:40

How to avoid a DNF in Ironman: essential race day strategies

Entered an Ironman and worrying about hitting the wall and not completing? James Witts explains strategies that will help you avoid a DNF and complete in style
03 August 2016 at 13:33

How to beat post-triathlon blues

After the highs of race day it's highly likely we've all experienced some form of post-race blues. But how can we combat it? Matthew Tatum has the answers


29 July 2016 at 14:00

Ironman race day: 10 common mistakes

Ironman racing is a long day and that means a lot can go wrong. But it doesn’t have to if you have a methodical approach. Phil Jarvis, head triathlon coach at aerobicmonster.co.uk, points out the pitfalls we all should avoid.
25 July 2016 at 11:39

Ironman swim tips from Keri-Anne Payne

You’re a competent Ironman-distance swimmer but how do you move up to that next performance level? Olympian Keri-Anne Payne has the answers
25 July 2016 at 09:00

How to improve your Ironman swim

Just because the swim in a long-distance triathlon is less than 10% of the total doesn't mean you should ignore training for it in favour of the other two disciplines says Andrew Potter. Here he explains the importance of a successful swim and how to get faster...
08 July 2016 at 11:46