Jesse Thomas @jessemthomas Follow the Triathlete contributor, pro triathlete and Picky Bars CEO as he shares his humorous take on life on the 70.3 circuit, as a new dad and as husband to professional distance runner Lauren Fleshman. Siri Lindley @SELTS If you’re looking for inspiration or an inside look into the training of your favorite professional triathletes, follow coach Siri Lindley for her peppy outlook on life, inspiring quotes and training photos of her athletes, such as Mirinda Carfrae, Jodie Swallow and Mary Beth Ellis. ITU (World Triathlon) @worldtriathlon The official Twitter account of the sport’s governing body features updates and photos from the global ITU racing scene. It’ll grow increasingly more interesting as athletes start qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games! (Follow TriathlonLIVE @triathlonlive for live updates during top ITU races.) Paul Phillips @CompImagePhoto The long-time triathlon photographer travels the world shooting top triathlons, such as Challenge Roth and the USAT Age Group National Championships, and frequently posts a “photo of the day” and contests to win prints of his photos. Nils Nilsen @N2PHOTOservices Award-winning triathlon photographer Nils Nilsen shares stunning images from Ironman races around the world as well as behind-the-scenes from photo shoots with top professionals. Callum Millward @callummillward Follow the Kiwi and 70.3 athlete for laugh-out-loud commentary on life as a pro triathlete—and to have a heads up on our favorite new interview videos, “Cupcakes with Cal.” Dark Mark @_Dark_Mark This parody account will have you laughing out loud at his poke-fun-at-triathlon (and sometimes irreverent) observations. Brett Sutton @trisutto The legendary tri coach shares his opinion on the state of the sport (and how he thinks it should change) as well as what’s going on with his current and former athletes with his almost unintelligible, poorly punctuated tweets. Athlete Food @athletefood Created by professional triathletes Laurel and Rebeccah Wassner and a food-writer friend, Athlete Food features beautiful food photos, links to healthy recipes on their website, and a real-life peek into how these pro triathletes fuel their workouts. Jordan Rapp @rappstar The “Rappstar” shares an inside look at his Ironman training through his Instagram photos as well as weighs in on important issues of the sport—as a contributor to Slowtwitch and an Ironman pro ambassador, he’s always willing to make his opinions known. He also enjoys naming #BAMF athletes. Jodie Swallow @jodieswallow Follow the former Ironman 70.3 world champion and British pro triathlete to stay up to date on women’s issues in the sport (she’s not afraid to share her opinion) as well as get a peak into her life with fellow pro James Cunnama. Joel Filliol @joelfilliol Coach to some of the biggest names in triathlon including Sarah Groff, Mario Mola, Helle Frederiksen and Jordan Rapp, Filliol tweets from his training camps around the world and lets followers in on his approach to coaching. Matt Dixon @purplepatch Purplepatch Fitness head coach to athletes such as Meredith Kessler and Jesse Thomas, Dixon is an exercise physiologist and former pro triathlete. He shares his take on how the sport could be changed, gives updates on his athletes and from his training camps. Thorsten Radde @ThRadde Embrace your inner tri geek with this German’s predictions for the top triathlons around the world. Radde, a triathlete and major data nerd, follows the professional field and Ironman races closely and gathers all the numbers you could want to know to make your own predictions for race winners. First Off the Bike (Triathlon) @firstoffthebike Australia’s Firstoffthebike.com is a go-to resource for the latest in triathlon news—besides weekly triathlon news round-ups on its blog “The Crank,” it also closely follows the pro racing scene and interviews with the sport’s stars, especially the top Aussies. Jan Frodeno @janfrodeno The Olympic gold medalist and German pro Frodeno, who has now switched over to the long-course racing scene, shares his perspective on racing as a pro triathlete plus Instragram photos from his globe-trotting lifestyle. Darren Smith @coachdaz Coach to the world-cass “Dsquad,” which includes some of the fastest women in ITU racing (such as Olympic silver medalist Lisa Norden and ITU World Triathlon Series runner-up Jodie Stimpson), Smith shares the goings on in his elite group of athletes and in the world of ITU racing. CAF @CAFoundation The incredible Challenged Athletes Foundation has been helping athletes with physical disabilities pursue active lifestyles through sport since 1997. Follow CAF for inspirational photos and stories of some amazing athletes. Witsup.com @witsupcom Created specifically to cover all things women in triathlon (through an Aussie lens), Witsup.com will keep you in the loop on the women’s pro racing scene and all issues related to women in sport. Steve Magness @stevemagness A top runner and run coach, Magness is earning his Ph.D. in exercise science so in his Twitter feed you’ll find interesting (very nerdy) links and facts about sports science.
Stay up to date with, be entertained or be inspired by these 20 triathlon-related accounts on Twitter.
RELATED: Do’s And Dont’s Of Sharing Your Triathlon Pursuits On Social Media
RELATED – Confessions Of An Age-Grouper: #Riveting