What Researchers Know (And Don’t) About Long COVID’s Effects on Athletes
"This is not a mild disease."
As the global pandemic of COVID-19 leads to closures and cancellations around the world, we’ll be sharing training workouts, tips, and information to keep you moving during these stressful times. You can also join us on the Triathlete Challenge Facebook group to share a virtual community as well.
"This is not a mild disease."
CEO Andrew Messick says they're exploring all options—including hosting the 2022 race not on the Big Island.
New studies show that moderate exercise can improve your immune response and, most importantly, make vaccination even more effective.
The 2021 championship race will take place on Feb. 5, 2022. The 2022 championship will still occur in October 2022.
An insider's look at the staggering preparations and the rumble of discontent going on within the Olympic host country.
The village board approved the plan for vaccine requirements this week.
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There are some things that are actually better now.
The situation is fluid, but here's some guidance to help you assess the risk of various exercise situations.
Pay attention to emails and communication from the race director.
The time after vaccine doses is a good opportunity to celebrate science and practice caution with training.
As the popular fitness service grows exponentially, we break down how to fit Peloton into your everyday triathlete training.
Who knew masks would become such an integral part of your workout kit? We check out four of the best.
It's time to stop comparing this to sports.
With so many of us working from home, the opportunity to fit in a workout at various points of the day is greater than ever. Here's how to use that flexibility to your advantage.
Professional sports leagues extensively tested COVID-positive athletes to learn more about myocarditis risks.
It’s still racing, but not as we know it—learning to get the most from yourself when virtually racing requires a slightly different approach.
Contracting COVID-19 is one thing, but learning how to live with it longer term—much less returning to fitness—brings its own unique challenges.
If you're itching to race (we don't blame you), there are plenty of virtual options that will get the competitive juices going before in-person racing returns.
And how that affected triathletes.
In the midst of the pandemic, some races returned. Here’s what they looked like.
Ironman Indiana will take place only one time, on Oct. 2 in Muncie.
The U.S. District judge ruled Ironman's "no refunds" clause was fair and reasonable.
Trail Runner contributors Dr. Megan Roche and David Roche explain that, based on clinical trial data, the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for athletes.
What to consider before you click the "register" button. Here's what you need to know if you want to sign up for a 2021 race.
It’s gonna be a party!
In a year when most triathletes never set foot on a race course, how did Irene Magdalena Alisjahbana somehow manage to compete in not one, but three long-course events in 2020?
And why doctors and athletes think you should get the vaccine as soon as you can.
Racing for the first time after months away from competing can be tricky. Here's what we can learn and apply before (hopefully) lining up for a triathlon in 2021.
As we look to the potential of returning to racing in 2021, here’s what the experience may look like.
If you’ve never looked into it before, now’s the time to invest some sweat equity into your training with benchmark testing.
Even with COVID restrictions around indoor gatherings, there are still plenty of things to do with the family—from DIY Turkey Trots in costume to snow- or bike-filled fun.
Triathletes, runners, and cyclists did some crazy things this year. Here were some of the most impressive COVID challenges—so you can find some inspiration.
This year forced organizers to invent new ways to race—virtually. But what happens to those online experiences when things return to “normal?”
As large events start again, protocols are in place to mitigate risk during the race—but what happens before and after?
Looking for a competitive outlet but don’t want to venture outside? Look no further.
Here's how three coaches have kept their triathletes motivated in a time full of uncertainty.
From one of the most inspiring athletes ever to take on Ironman, to the male runner-up and a very fast age-grouper, we chatted with three athletes about race day in Panama City Beach.
How to use mental imagery, breathing, and positive self-talk to get the most out of your triathlon efforts.
Pro triathletes faced a lost season in the middle of their careers. There are some common ways they're dealing with the COVID year.
What does racing a 70.3 look like during the pandemic? Now we know. We look at some of the policies and procedures that were put into place at Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Arizona triathlon.
Even after you've quarantined and are no longer infected, doctors recommend you work out with caution.
With races finally on the calendar (maybe?), some of us are faced with the challenge of preparing for a race we didn't realize was really going to happen.
How do you find the motivation to properly train for an event that may get canceled before race day? A sports psychologist weighs in.
As races slowly start to get the green light, your next race might look absolutely nothing like your last—here’s what you need to know (and have).
As racing slowly sputters back to a start this fall, pro triathletes are forming last-minute, ad hoc fields at small races like the Bear Lake Brawl—the first prize purse on U.S. soil since the beginning of the pandemic.
Ironman Tallinn went off this weekend—with 1,500 athletes across the full and 70.3 distance races. Here's what this return to racing looks like.
Dr. Jim Taylor describes the physical and mental challenges of returning to racing during these strange times.
If you frame the mental challenges you're feeling in a certain way, you'll come out the other end of this season as a better overall athlete.
With one of the first major-branded multisport events taking place a couple of weeks ago at Ötillö’s Swimrun Engadin, we talk to Ötillö’s founder Michael Lemmel to get a glimpse into our pandemic triathlon future.
Short-course triathletes will compete in a pool, on a trainer, and on a treadmill.
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.
Want to ride inside with others? Connect to the world from your trainer with these five virtual events.
We are living in unprecedented times, and without races to focus on, it can be hard to stay on track.
How to manage your emotions and respond positively to the global pandemic.
For small race directors, coaches, and triathlon companies, adapting to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic has required tapping into the resilience and flexibility that make us triathletes. Now they’re trying to stay afloat and look ahead to a possible boom.
Self-supported races are a new frontier in planning, something these athletes know well.
Adapting to the “new normal” maybe isn’t so hard for triathletes.
As women's collegiate triathlon continues to progress toward full-fledged NCAA status, it faces what will be a very unique fall sports season.
As the pandemic continues to cause problems across the globe and change the way we live, these seven brands are pitching in with changes of their own.
Frustrated by lost training time caused by the COVID-19 crisis? Add mental imagery to your training toolbox and be better prepared for racing to resume.
Be ready to race—whenever that happens.
Ready to become a better swimmer? Struggling to get back to swimming after pool closures? Don't miss this advice from triathlon swim coach Gerry Rodrigues.
While athletes are frustrated with a lack of information and options, they might not have legal recourse.
Millions of people are experiencing some form of micro or macro grief related to COVID-19. Here’s what to know about exercising during a traumatic and turbulent time.
A spike in cases across Texas causes Ironman to pull the plug on this Sunday’s scheduled event at the last minute.
With safeguards in place, roughly 1,000 participants are registered to race on June 28—despite a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in both Texas and locally in Lubbock.
The Big Island and Kailua-Kona have kept COVID-19 at bay, but now face economic challenges without tourists. What will triathletes see when Ironman eventually returns?
Many athletes are now wearing masks or face coverings, but are there any training benefits? A dive into the science of restricted breathing training.
How can you use the COVID-19 crisis to become a better triathlete (and person)?
Don't rush your return to training! Coaches Cliff English and Ryan Bolton give you the blueprints to get back at it - responsibly.
As the global pandemic goes on, we take a look at how it's impacted triathletes from around the country.
Medical advice for how to get back to training after the virus, plus a three-time Kona finisher shares his firsthand experience of recovery.
The first opportunity—the Endurance Conference—kicks off Friday, June 5.
Find some motivation—and earn some cool swag—with these summer run virtual races. If you're sick of running, there's also a unique swim option that will give you some purpose in the water.
Five challenging core and glute exercises you can do at home using common household items.
Today we check in with Great Britain's Laura Siddall.
Preparing for a virtual event requires an entirely new approach. Ultrarunner Zach Bitter shares how he tackled his attempt at the record for fastest 100 miles ever run on a treadmill.
Two members of the "Mama Docs Run This" Facebook group share how the members are providing support during challenging times.
"Everything's amazing, horrible." With so much up in the air and out of their control, how can an athlete find the right balance between optimism and realism when goal setting going forward?
As restrictions lift across the country, the only thing between you and your favorite tri training scenario is your own judgement. We’ve tapped an epidemiologist to help.
Let's engage in a little wishful dreaming. What destination race are you most excited for when you can go to destination races again?
If you're experiencing FOMO, it's time to refocus your energy on gratitude for the present moment.
Miss the feeling of crossing the finish line? We get it. Watching it on the screen isn't quite the same, but these movies will help you stay inspired until you get to compete again.
We've all heard of virtual races. But a virtual triathlon training camp? Coeur Sports did just that.
Triathletes have mixed feelings about going back to the gym.
With the pandemic limiting certain activities, we're seeing more people move to indoor cycling and running.
With so many triathletes taken out of their usual routines, a new crop of injuries is cropping up. We look at how to wipe them out.
What to know before jumping in.
Recovery nutrition has always been important, but in the context of training during a global health crisis, it’s actually vital.