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1 year ago

The 8 Unforgettable Moments of the Olympics and Paralympics

It was a summer full of exciting races in Tokyo. Here are some of our favorite triathlon moments from the Games.


1 year ago

Q&A: In Tandem with the Athlete-Guide Duo of Amy Dixon and Kirsten Sass

What's it like to have that kind of relationship? How do they work together?


1 year ago

As Paralympics Open, Support and COVID Numbers Both on the Rise in Japan

With Paralympians generally requiring more medical support staff, the situation is tenuous.


1 year ago

Triathlete Hour Podcast: Amy Dixon Has Reinvented Herself More Than Once

Now she's finally headed to Tokyo, to compete against girls half her age.


1 year ago

1 year ago

What It Takes to Keep the Top U.S. Paratriathletes in Top Shape

Physical therapy for paratriathletes requires flexibility and all hands on deck.


1 year ago

The Triathlete Hour Podcast: Allysa Seely Doesn’t Give Up

We kick off Paralympics month with the story of Allysa Seely and how she's overcome countless challenges to win gold.


1 year ago

Expert Analysis of Flora Duffy’s Olympic-Winning Bike File

An average power of 220 watts, a maximum power of 654 watts—and a higher power to weight ratio than the men's champion. Her file was much smoother with fewer spikes.


1 year ago

Who Could Win the Inaugural Olympic Mixed Triathlon Relay?

Three teams stand out as big medal favorites for the Olympic mixed relay debut. Here’s how each of those teams could win.


1 year ago

Bermuda Celebrates Flora Duffy’s Historic Gold Medal

For Bermuda, Flora Duffy isn’t just a gold medalist - she’s a hometown hero.


1 year ago

What is the Triathlon Mixed Team Relay?

This new triathlon event will make its debut in the Olympics—but how does the mixed team relay work, when is it on, and who's racing?


1 year ago

Triathlete Hour Podcast: The Olympics Episode

We analyze, dissect, and discuss. Plus, what to expect in the relay later this week.


1 year ago

An Expert Look Inside Blummenfelt’s Gold-Medal Winning Bike File

A peak power of 987w and 11-minutes worth of surges above threshold. You can find Olympic champ Kristian Blummenfelt's files on Strava—and we've got all the analysis.


1 year ago

Commentary: The Olympic Women’s Race Showed Us How to Make Your Perfect Day

Have you ever raced exactly as good as you were capable of? Do you have the courage to find out?


1 year ago

The Hottest Ticket in Tokyo? Olympic Triathlon.

With the Tokyo Olympics effectively on lockdown for the majority of fans, the triathlon event presents one rare opportunity to spectate. Meet the tri fans who rolled the dice against the authorities.


1 year ago

Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt Wins Hot, Hard, Emotional Gold Medal

Kevin McDowell holds on for best finish ever by a U.S. man.


1 year ago

Where Are They Now? The Original U.S. Tri Olympians

Twenty-ish years after triathlon made its Olympic debut, we check in with that original team.


1 year ago

Readers and Experts Pick The Olympic Triathlon Winners

We asked both the experts and our readers who they thought would be the winners of the Olympic triathlon events. The results aren't what you'd expect.


1 year ago

The (Bizarre, Uncomfortable, Precarious) Life of Being An Olympic Athlete In Tokyo

One member of the Canadian team told Triathlete that it took eight-and-a-half hours for their group to get tested, processed, and approved for entry.


1 year ago

The Experts’ Picks for Must-Watch Olympic Events

We asked the experts at our sister brands for their picks for the must-watch events they absolutely won't miss. Use this guide to plan your viewing schedule.


1 year ago

Meet the U.S. Olympic Tri Team

These three women and two men have a shot at more than one medal.


1 year ago

How Tokyo Fixed Its Olympic Open Water Problem (Hopefully)

Using a system of barriers and generators, the city says its brought Tokyo's water quality and temperature to acceptable levels. Is that enough?


1 year ago

Olympic Triathlon By The Numbers

Stat geeks, grab a snack - it’s time to dig into some interesting facts and figures surrounding this historic Tokyo Olympics.


1 year ago

How to Watch the Olympic Triathlon Races

The Tokyo Olympics will include three triathlon events—the men's and women's races and the new mixed relay. Here's how to watch.


1 year ago

On The Ground At The Games That Almost Didn’t Happen

Our Man in Japan gives a firsthand account of this week’s unprecedented Olympic preparations and how the city of Tokyo is coping.


1 year ago

Javier Gomez Wants to Medal (Again) at the Olympics

The popular world champion moved to long-course after a disappointing 2016 Olympics—but he missed the excitement of Olympic racing too much. Now the 38-year-old is back with big plans for Tokyo.


1 year ago

8 Things You Should Know About Cancer Survivor and Olympian Kevin McDowell

The first-time Olympian has been racing since he was a kid—but a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosis at 18 derailed his career. Now he's finally hitting his stride.


1 year ago

Draft-Legal Racing Matters, Not Just During the Olympics

Why you should care about the most exciting style of triathlon, all the time.


1 year ago

A Day in the Life of First-Time Olympian Morgan Pearson

Follow along with the training-filled diary of a medal contender.


1 year ago

How Japanese Corporations Bet Big On Pro Triathletes

Sponsorship in Japan can be vastly different from how most pro triathletes find support in the West—how it works (and sometimes doesn’t).


1 year ago

Profile: Grace Norman’s Paralympic Quest for More

Grace Norman, a two-time Paralympic medalist and a quickly rising star in paratriathlon chooses to adapt and evolve through a year of loss.


1 year ago

1 year ago

Who and What to Watch For in Tokyo

Our expert's guide to following the action in the individual Olympic event.


1 year ago

Your Guide to the Tokyo Olympic Men’s Contenders

We break down the strengths and weaknesses of the seven top contenders in the men's individual Olympic event.


1 year ago

Your Guide to the Tokyo Olympic Women’s Contenders

We rate seven of the top contenders in the women's individual Olympic event so you can follow along.


1 year ago

Every Question About The Tokyo Olympic Triathlon, Answered

Everything you want to know about this summer's Olympic triathlon event.


1 year ago

U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team Announced for Tokyo

The Tokyo-bound team includes four defending medalists from Rio 2016 and five World Paratriathlon Champions.


1 year ago

How Will the Tokyo Olympics Happen? Should They?

An insider's look at the staggering preparations and the rumble of discontent going on within the Olympic host country.


1 year ago

How Australia Hoodwinked The U.S. 

Six Aussie triathletes will head to the Tokyo Olympics. America will only send five. Here’s how an international tri chess match played out and why it matters.


1 year ago

USA Olympians-To-Be Reflect On Selection Process, Look Ahead to Tokyo

Taylor Knibb, Summer Rappaport, Katie Zaferes, Kevin McDowell, and Morgan Pearson spoke about their journeys to making the team as well as their visions for Tokyo.


1 year ago

Katie Zaferes, Kevin McDowell Named to U.S. Olympic Team

The final spots were determined via a tough discretionary decision by the selection committee.


1 year ago

Who Will Make the U.S. Olympic Team?

A dive into how exactly the selection process works now.


1 year ago

Recalled: Emma Snowsill’s Golden Moment

In the spirit of the Olympics, here’s a look back at the women’s triathlon event at Beijing in August, 2008—and the woman who won gold.


1 year ago

Last Weekend Now: All Bets Are Off at Last Major Pre-Olympics Race

Alex Yee is on fire; Lucy Charles-Barclay steals some of the spotlight from Maya Kingma, and Alistair Brownlee’s final World Triathlon race is one we’ll never forget (for all the wrong reasons).


1 year ago

Does Lucy Charles-Barclay Try to Make the 2024 Olympics Now? She Could

Fifth in her World Triathlon debut, the Kona runner-up beat Olympic contenders and surprised everyone. It could make the case for a switch from long- to short-course.


1 year ago

How to Watch the Olympic Qualifying WTCS Leeds Race

WTCS Leeds will be full of drama. Don't miss it.


1 year ago

Lucy Charles-Barclay’s Surprise WTCS Debut And U.S. Drama In Leeds

The three-time Kona runner up will be baptized by short-course fire, and the U.S. Olympic selection committee will be following closely—a quick preview on who to watch and why.


1 year ago

Behind The Photo: An Olympic Dream, Realized

In 2012, Cuban-American triathlete Manny Huerta dramatically made the U.S. Olympic team with a stunning race at an Olympic trials event in San Diego. We go behind the scenes of this emotional, iconic image.


1 year ago

Get to Know Morgan Pearson, the Newest U.S. Olympic Qualifier

In 2017, the pro runner tried Age Group Sprint Nationals—and won. Now Morgan Pearson is a triathlon Olympic qualifier.


1 year ago

Sleepless Nights At USA Triathlon

Last weekend's results at Yokohama mean some difficult decisions in June.


1 year ago

Jess Learmonth’s Unconventional Road to Tokyo

A mini-triathlon at work put the Brit on a path to the Olympics.


1 year ago

Last Weekend Now: Update Your List of Olympic Medal Favorites

The final Olympic auto-qualifying event this past weekend threw a wrench into athletes' plans.


1 year ago

Morgan Pearson Qualifies for Olympics with Blistering Run

The runner-turned-triathlete turned emotional at the finish line after his first podium performance.


1 year ago

How to Watch the Olympic Qualifying Race in Yokohama

The high-stakes Saturday race will air Friday evening in the U.S.


1 year ago

Recalled: Katie Zaferes’ 2016 Olympic Waiting Game

Now the top-ranked athlete in the world, Zaferes will once again go after an Olympic berth in Yokohama.


1 year ago

Can Ben Kanute Go from 70.3 Success to a Mixed Relay Olympic Spot?

The 2016 Olympian is trying to prove he deserves a spot on the relay team.


1 year ago

The Triathlete Hour Podcast: What It’s Like to Chase the Olympic Dream

Executive editor Chris Foster gives us the inside scoop on Olympic qualifying and ITU racing.


1 year ago

A Day in the Life of Olympic Hopeful Taylor Spivey

A look inside what it takes the make the U.S. Olympic team.


1 year ago

Tokyo Olympics: Here’s How U.S. Triathletes Will Qualify

The final qualification event is just a few days away.


1 year ago

The Triathlete Hour Podcast: Melissa Stockwell Has Done It All

The paratri world champion lost her leg in Iraq, came back to be the flagbearer at the Paralympics in Beijing as a swimmer, and is now trying to make the triathlon team as a 41-year-old.


1 year ago

Recalled: The Closest-Ever Olympic Triathlon Finish

With less than 100 days to go until the start of the Tokyo Olympics, a look back at a spectacular sprint to gold.


1 year ago

Get to Know New British Star Beth Potter

It took four years of struggling through training weeks—but now she's following in the Brownlees' footsteps (and on their training rides).


1 year ago

2 years ago

Triathlon’s Olympic Selection Process Gets Ready to Start Again

Timing and strategy will be key to manage stress and COVID regulations.


2 years ago

Recalled: The Origins of the Olympic-Distance Triathlon

The “international standard” went on to debut at the Olympic Games in 2000.


2 years ago

Recalled: Paratriathlon Joins the Paralympics

Ten years ago this month, paratriathlon was added to the Paralympic Games program.


2 years ago

Recalled: Mixed Relay Dazzles at the 2009 Hy-Vee Triathlon

Twelve years ahead of its Olympic debut, the mixed relay format of triathlon was on full display at one of the sport's premier events.


2 years ago

2 years ago

2020’s Multisport Movers and Shakers: The French ITU Men’s Team

Will this be the decade we see the French ITU squad take over as the most dominant men’s team in the sport?


2 years ago

Recalled: The Brownlee Brothers Iconic Finish

This week, we’re going back four years ago this month to one of the most memorable finishes in the sport of triathlon.


2 years ago

Kona Finisher Roderick Sewell’s Next Goal Is Tokyo 2021

After becoming the first bilateral above-knee amputee to complete the Ironman World Championship, Roderick Sewell sees his future as limitless.


2 years ago

Recalled: Katie Zaferes Wins The 2019 ITU World Title

One year after winning her first world title, Katie Zaferes will look to defend it in a winner-take-all one-day world championship.


2 years ago

Timeline: This Isn’t the First Time the Olympics Have Been Moved

Sport, politics, and world events have always been—and always will be— inextricably intertwined. The postponement of the 2020 Olympics is just one of many times the Games have fallen victim to larger world events.


2 years ago

Trispo: From Mysterious Illness to Gold Medal

Allysa Seely’s determination drives her forward.


2 years ago

The Triathlete Hour Podcast: Katie Zaferes Tries To Get Better Every Day

The Olympian and defending World Champ can laugh at herself—and marvel at the turns her life has taken.


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