Long distance

Off-season efficiency

Now is the time to focus on improving your efficiency across all three disciplines, says Joe Friel. And the key is short, sharp sessions...
19 November 2019 at 10:00

Ironman triathlon: how long does it take to train for one if you're starting from scratch?

Unfit but wondering if you can do an Ironman? Mark Kleanthous explains how long it takes to train for one safely, without putting your body at risk
28 October 2019 at 09:58

Ironman: What should you do once it's over?

Wondering what you should do once your Ironman is over, and when you should think about your next big adventure? Dermott Hayes has this post-Ironman advice
25 October 2019 at 10:28

Which is tougher - an Ironman triathlon or an ultra marathon?

The history of sport is littered with fierce rivalries but none more so than triathletes vs runners. Brunt has the answer…
17 October 2019 at 14:47

Ironman World Championships in Kona: course and tactics

An overview of the Ironman World Championship course on Kona, Hawaii
07 October 2019 at 06:00

32 Ironman Hawaii highlights

We count down 32 highlights from Ironman Hawaii since its inception in 1978
05 October 2019 at 14:00

How long should your off-season last if you’re an Ironman triathlete?

Coming to the end of your Ironman season and wondering how long you should take off without compromising next year's performance? Mark Kleanthous explains all
27 September 2019 at 10:03

Can you race both a 70.3 and an Ironman triathlon in 6 weeks?

Entered both a half and a full Ironman just six weeks apart, and wondering how to recover from the first while training for the second? Don't fret, here's Ironman pro Tim Don with the answers
06 August 2019 at 13:00

Patrick Lange talks success, his training regime and his Iron mindset

From nearly quitting the sport to becoming the fastest man in Hawaii history, Patrick Lange’s path to Ironman greatness has been far from conventional. In an exclusive interview, the German superstar opens up on his astronomic rise and offers his winning advice for Iron success
31 July 2019 at 13:47

Did you know…? 7 quirky facts about Challenge Roth

This weekend one of the most famous triathlons in the world takes place, Challenge Roth. And to celebrate, here are 7 quirky facts about Roth that you perhaps didn’t know...
04 July 2019 at 13:26

How to pace your first Ironman

Got your first Ironman coming up and, and worried you're going to mess it up from the off? Tim Don explains how to pace it so you avoid a DNF disaster
24 June 2019 at 11:11

Can you swim breaststroke in an Ironman?

Yes, you can swim breast stroke in an Ironman, says John Wood, and here are a few tips for a more efficient stroke
17 June 2019 at 14:12

Does Ironman's new qualification system for pros work?

New system that was meant to simplify life for Ironman professionals has left them even more confused. Tim explains…
24 May 2019 at 12:10  (1)

David McNamee top speed tips for Ironman

With two Ironman World Championship podium finishes under his belt David McNamee has established himself as the greatest British male Ironman in history and is aiming for more Kona podium success in 2019. But what advice does the former ITU racer have for increasing your Ironman speed? Over to you David...
26 April 2019 at 14:31

Ironman: Are you ready for your long-distance triathlon?

Are you really ready for the Ironman and have you done enough? Fear not says, James Pryke of Triathlon Coaching UK, these doubts are perfectly normal...
11 March 2019 at 10:55

Do I need to adapt my front crawl swim stroke for Ironman?

Aiming for your first long-distance triathlon after a few seasons of short, and wondering if you need to change some aspects of your front crawl swim stroke to help you cope with the 3.8km swim? John Wood has this advice...
25 February 2019 at 11:20

How much does it cost to enter and race an Ironman?

From entry fees to kit and accommodation, how much does it really cost to enter and race an Ironman triathlon? Matt Baird does the sums...
13 February 2019 at 09:32

Chrissie Wellington explains how to recover from an iron-distance triathlon

Four-time Ironman world champion shares her advice on how best to recover after an Ironman-distance triathlon
29 January 2019 at 08:58

Ironman-distance triathlons: 10 of the cheapest

Got the Ironman bug but worried about the entry fees, travelling costs and accommodation bills of long-distance triathlons? Then fear ye not, because here we’ve compiled our list of affordable iron-distance experiences in the UK and Europe
23 January 2019 at 16:12

How to train for a faster Ironman with Dave Scott

Want to go long in 2019 for the first time? Or hoping to beat your Ironman PB? Dave Scott, shares his go-long, go-faster, training tips
19 December 2018 at 09:32