Triathlon Articles

A triathlon is a multi-sport event featuring swimming, cycling and running in immediate succession over various distances. Triathletes compete for the fastest overall course completion time, including timed transitions. To compete in this grueling race, athletes have to be in elite physical shape. STACK's content features four-time Ironman champion Chrissie Wellington and Ironman World Champion Chris "Macca" McCormack. Tap into their mental toughness to succeed.

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Pro Plates: Dinner

Ending the day with a well-balanced meal ensures that your body will have the nutrients you need to perform or recover. NBA superstar Dwight Howa...

Sarah Reinertsen's Ironman Training

We recently introduced our STACK web visitors to Sarah Reinertsen, the first female amputee to complete an Ironman race. Here, we follow up with Part ...

Maintaining Perspective With U.S. Triathlete and Olympian Gwen Jorgensen

U.S. Triathlon team member Gwen Jorgensen has a simple philosophy: "there is more to life than sports." It's a surprising attitude for any athlete, ...

Q&A With Four-Time World Ironman Champion Chrissie Wellington, Part 2: Strength of Body and Mind

Chrissie Wellington, the women's world record holder in the Ironman Triathlon, won her first Ironman race less than a year after she turned pro. Sub...

Q&A With Four-Time World Ironman Champion Chrissie Wellington, Part 1: Discovering Triathlons

Chrissie Wellington has won all 13 Ironman events that she's entered. Although naturally endowed with incredible, sometimes obsessive drive, Welli...

Tips and Tools for Open Water Swim Training for Women's Triathlon

When it comes to swimming in a lake or the ocean, every women's triathlon swim training program should incorporate a few key elements; and if you'...

Training Like a Pro on an Amateur Budget: Advice From an Ironman Age Grouper

If you're an amateur athlete, you probably don't have the time or the money to train like a pro. No training staff to design your awesome workouts...

Mental Toughness Strategies From Ironman Chris "Macca" McCormack

Chris "Macca" McCormack is supremely dedicated to his triathlon training . Ten to 12 weeks before every big race, he morphs his body into an endur...

Chris "Macca" McCormack's Iron-Willed Triathlon Training

Chris McCormack is widely considered one of the world's best athletes. A two-time winner of the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, "Macc...

STACK Gets an Inside Look at Ironman Chris McCormack's Training

Today, the STACK Team is following Chris "Macca" McCormack through a training session at Crunch Fitness in New York City. Recently dubbed the "World...