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“What Makes It Hard is Why You’re Out There”

Text and photos by Colette Hopkins/edited by Jessica Michalosky The lessons our children learn from our pros reach far beyond the confines of a race course. Our children witness what it means to put in the eff...

Is science just another douchebag at a party?

text by Sara Gross Elite open water swimmer Meredith Novack was enjoying herself at a party when a male stranger approached, apparently enraged by the idea that she owned the record for the 20-mile double cr...

Missing on the Start Line?

text by Kelly O'Mara When we talk about the lack of diversity in triathlon —and to be sure, there is a lack — we tend to talk about it as a obligation for the good of others, a chore to be magnanimously fulf...

Courting a Culture of Respect: Equality in Triathlon

text by Sara Gross Wimbledon, 2016: Rain forced the All-England Club to reschedule a number of matches at the Open Tennis Championships. This meant that some highly ranked players were dispatched to the “out...

The Foolishness of Doping

  text by Sara Gross Between the Russians, the Kenyans and multiple allegations lobbied at coaches, doctors and teams, why do we feel so affronted by the depth and breadth of the doping problem in sp...

Women’s Triathlon Could Become an NCAA Sport

text by Kelly O'Mara Over the first weekend of November, 48 girls from about 20 schools competed in the Collegiate Triathlon Nationals Championships…sort of. Women’s triathlon isn’t actually an NCAA sport ye...