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What It Takes to Be an Olympic Triathlete 

Fast Talk’s first live recording took place at USAT’s 2024 Endurance Exchange, where we spoke with two top coaches who are helping to build Team USA’s Olympic hopefuls.

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Athlete Profile: Levi Lukacs

Lukacs recently attempted the Guinness World Record for the longest single-event triathlon, raising thousands of dollars for cancer research in the process.

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The Making of a Triathlon World Champion

What’s the story behind the rise and development of Olympic champion Kristian Blummenfelt—and what can other coaches learn from it? His coach Arild Tveiten shares his insight with Joe Friel.

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How Do You Succeed at Kona?

Heat, humidity, wind, pacing—we take a look at some of the factors that affect success at the Ironman World Championship in Kona.

Emma-Kate Lidbury wins Ironman 70.3 Kansas in 2013

How to Succeed Racing Ironman 70.3

Triathlon can be a demanding sport—so how can you set yourself up for success? We asked former pro triathlete and six-time Ironman 70.3 champion Emma-Kate Lidbury to share her top tips.

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Training Distribution for Triathletes

If you’re new to triathlon, equal training among the three sports may be all you need. But for advanced athletes, a more sophisticated approach involves unequal distribution between the disciplines.