The yearly broadcast of the Ironman World Championship on NBC has proven to be a life-changing experience for many viewers. Many athletes cite the show as the reason they started competing in triathlons in the first place.
DeBoom chatted with Triathlete.com to give us the inside scoop on what brought him to the pinnacle of the sport and on the next chapter in his pro triathlon career.
Three-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington has revealed on her blog that it was a variety of illnesses that led to her illness that forced her to withdraw from the 2010 Ironman World Championship back on Oct. 9.
Seven-time Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong will be turning to triathlon and racing in the 2011 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, according to his long-time coach Chris Carmichael.
The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) announced today that it is introducing an athlete membership program, known as "Ironman Access".
Triathlete.com chatted with Wellington to talk about the decision, what’s next for her and how she feels about some of the rumors that have been circulating since the race.
A big topic of discussion in the triathlon community is whether or not three-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington will show up at a race in the next few months after withdrawing from this year's race in Kona due to illness.
See the complete post-race interview with Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack of Australia. Find out how the day played out for Macca and what exactly was said when he shook hands with fellow competitor Andreas Raelert of Germany.
It's the professionals who gain much of the attention at the Ironman World Championship, but it is the 1800 age group participants that give the event its personality.
Professional triathlete Tim DeBoom has the distinction of being the last American triathlete to claim victory at the Ironman World Championship.
hree-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington broke her silence today about her decision not to race at the 2010 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
Had enough images of the Ironman World Championship? Of course not! Here's another gallery with more of the highlights of Saturday's Kona race.
Some pundits say Chrissie Wellington is unbeatable. She has started nine Ironmans and won all nine. There is no doubt that the three-time defending champ is the favorite, but Mirinda Carfrae may be poised to offer the first credible threat to Wellington’s dominance since Chrissie won Kona for the first time in 2007.
Today started off with a bang within the hour before the start of the race: We knew for certain that Chrissie Wellington’s historic Hawaii Ironman run---three that, considering her 8:19 at the Quelle Challenge this summer, felt like it was easily destined for four---interrupted if not over.
Triathlete.com editors have learned a few more details about Chrissie Wellington’s decision to drop out of the Ironman World Championships this morning.
riday afternoon was all about the Bike Drop Off are the transition area. The tension was a little heightened compared to the past few days, but laughs and smiles were still abundant as every athlete made his or her way through to drop off bikes and race gear.
Craig Alexander, Chrissie Wellington, Mirinda Carfrae, Chris Lieto, Julie Dibens, Andreas Raelert and Rasmus Henning answered questions for the triathlon media two days before the IM world championships and although some of the answers were pretty standard, they also had a few surprising and interesting things to say.
As recently as last June, Yvonne Van Vlerken was thought to be the biggest threat to Chrissie Wellington. The Dutch triathlete held the Ironman world record (8:45) and a lethal bike/run combination from her days as a world champion duathlete. YVV wasn’t able to seriously threaten Wellington that year, but her horsepower makes her a serious threat this weekend.
Editorial Director T.J. Murphy gives his take on what exactly it will take to beat reigning Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington.
Spurred on by advice coming from the likes of Peter Reid and Mark Allen, some triathletes, like Montana’s Linsey Corbin, break a one-month fast from coffee just hours before the Hawaii Ironman cannon goes off.
We gathered seven of the 2009 Age Group Ironman World Champions at the Natural Energy Lab in Kona, Hawaii for a TriCenter feature on what it takes to become an amateur world champion. Meet the athletes in this photo gallery and then watch the feature on TriCenter.
Australia’s Luke McKenzie announced via his website today that he will not be competing in this year’s Ironman World Championship race.
Reigning two-time Ironman World Champion is the favorite heading into Saturday's race, but he's going to face some tough competition. Who's your pick?
Who do you think has the best shot at upsetting Chrissie and taking the 2010 Ironman World Championship title?
As the Ironman World Championship grows closer and closer, the buzz and sheer number of people are growing at an exponential rate in Kona. See photos of pros and age groupers training in the town and enjoying the last few moments of calm before the race takes over the town.
Whether you're in Kona to compete in Saturday's big race or are here just to take the atmosphere in, stop by Huggo's every morning the rest of this week to hear Ironman legend Bob Babbitt interview some of the sport's top stars.
Triathlete.com spent time with a few Europeans in the week leading up the Ironman World Championship. Rasmus Henning, Dirk Bockel and Martin Jensen were kind enough to let us tag along on a rainy afternoon bike ride down the Queen K.
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We caught up with and followed 2007 Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack and 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Terenzo Bozzone on a training ride in Kona, Hawaii exactly one week out from the Hawaii Ironman race.