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F*ck You #50womentokona – a poem from Ironman

If you don't like satire, please do not read on. If you would like to know my full & balanced thoughts about Ironman's new pro qualification system, you can hear those on the most recent episode of the "If ...

“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...

Is Triathlon Dying?

by Kelly O'Mara If you pay attention to triathlon statistics and particularly enjoy bar graphs, then you’ve likely seen the charts going around about how the end of triathlon is nigh. The 2015 USA Triathlon ...

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...