Long distance

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

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

Ironman training: 14 tips for getting fitter, faster and stronger

Building strength in your sessions and diet will have you hitting the finish line stronger, fitter and faster. Over to Ironman rising stars Lucy Charles and Reece Barclay for their proven long-distance advice
22 June 2017 at 11:10

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 7 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 seven European iron-distance triathlons suitable for newcomers to 226km racing…
06 January 2017 at 08:54  (1)