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Hate headwinds? Check out the Dutch Headwind Championships

Headwinds are usually discussed in a negative tone. Few of us enjoy riding or running into a headwind. So who on earth though a “Headwind Championship” would be a good idea?

Thirty Hours - An Ultrarunning Documentary

“KICK ASS”. It’s not something you’d usually hear being yelled at a 72 year old. But, Wally Hesseltine is not your average retiree. He’s running 100 miles.

How to avoid magpie swoops

Whether you’re walking, cycling or running, these tips might help avoid magpie swoops this Spring.

Run Melbourne Results 2016

More than 13,000 runners and walkers took part in Run Melbourne this weekend, taking over the streets of Melbourne to enjoy a morning of health, fitness and fun.

Ironman Cairns Results 2016

Tim Van Berkel and Jodie Swallow reigned supreme at Ironman Cairns 2016, taking victory ahead of class fields including some blistering age-group performances over the Ironman distance.

6 Mother's Day Gifts for Active Mums

With Mother's Day fast approaching, here are a few last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas that might help if your special lady is an active one.

Ironman Australia 2016 Results

Tim Reed and Beth Gerdes have taken victory at Ironman Australia 2016 in Port Macquarie. Battling wet conditions throughout the day, the pair showed strength to rise above class fields over the Ironman distance.

Turia Pitt races Ironman Australia

Five years ago, Turia Pitt was told by doctors that it was likely she would never run again. She thought, “I’ll show you, I’m going to do an Ironman one day”.

Thousands of Chinese marathon runners injured after mistaking soap for energy bar

For marathon runners, it’s not unusual to find an energy bar in the pre-race goodie bag, so at China’s Qingyuan Marathon last Sunday, thousands of runners took a bite of what appeared to be an energy bar in the pre-race kit. Except, it wasn’t an energy bar.

Nine-year-old Bailey Matthews creates own triathlon to inspire kids with disabilities

Following widespread exposure of a YouTube video showing the nine-year-old with cerebral palsy completing a triathlon, Bailey Matthews is taking the next step and creating a triathlon of his own to inspire other children with disabilities to participate.

The Toughest Race in Australia?

Potential warning signs that might indicate a race is tough. Entry by application only, check. Requires ability to climb trees, check. Insurance policy with no less than $500K coverage is required by each entrant, check. A machete is a required item, check.

New Event: BigFoot Snow Trail 2016

While snow running has been a popular sport across Europe and other Northern Hemisphere running communities, we’ve been a little slow to catch on Down Under (somewhat understandably!).

What is ROC Race?

Started in 2011, ROC Race (otherwise known as the Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge) has helped drive the obstacle race phenomenon throughout the United States.

Open water swim or obstacle race? Red Bull's Neptune Steps

Known as the Red Bull Neptune Steps, Glasgow will host this unique open water swimming event on April 9. It’s like a cross between open water swimming and obstacle racing.

Female-only Mud Runs and Obstacle Races

Mud, colour, slipping and sliding, laughter - and more mud! That pretty much sums up the atmosphere at the women-only mud runs and obstacle races taking off around Australia.

What is a SwimRun event?

The sport of SwimRun has experienced rapid growth in Nordic countries during recent years but an official event has been yet to reach Aussie shores. SwimRun courses involve teams of two navigating a course consisting of alternating swimming and running legs.

The toughest 400m in Europe

The Red Bull 400 is the toughest 400m race in Europe, consisting of a lung-busting vertical climb that breaks even the toughest runners in the world.

Challenge Melbourne 2016 Results

The weather conditions leading into the 2016 edition of Challenge Melbourne had athletes expecting something similar to the previous year, but athletes were thankful the overnight thunderstorms dispersed and made way for race day.

Pier to Pub 2016 Results

The world’s biggest open water swim helped bring a positive boost to the town of Lorne following recent bushfires that devastated the area, with more than five thousand participants tackling the event.

Ironman 70.3 Ballarat 2015 Results

Matthew Pellow and Annabel Luxford reign victorious in Ballarat while Van Vlerken and Bittner back-up with impressive efforts after Ironman WA last weekend.

Ironman Western Australia 2015 Results

A summary of age-group and professional results from 2016 Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia in Busselton, Western Australia.

Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney Results

Annabel Luxford and David Mainwaring won the 2015 Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney triathlon at the Penrith International Regatta Centre.

Gatorade Tri Series Race 1 - Elwood Results

Joel Tobin-White and Ellie Salthouse have taken victory in race one of the Victorian Gatorade Triathlon Series at Elwood Beach.

What is L’Etape Australia?

L'Étape Australia by Le Tour de France organisers is an amateur cycling event run under professional conditions. The first L'Étape Australia will be held on December 3rd, 2016.

Challenge Shepparton 2015 Results

Popular Aussie professional triathletes Rebekah Keat and Luke Bell have won the 2015 edition of Challenge Shepparton.

City2Sea 2015 Results

More than 11,300 runners and walkers took to the streets of Melbourne in the Sunday Age City2Sea presented by Westpac.

Noosa Triathlon 2015 Results

Australian Ashleigh Gentle took victory at the 2015 Noosa Triathlon, her third win in the past four years, while 2014 USA Triathlon Champion Joe Maloy won the men’s race.

Ironman Melbourne 2016 Cancelled

Following the suspension of entries on October 1st, Ironman announced today that the 2016 Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne, otherwise known as Ironman Melbourne, was cancelled.

The Longest Lap - the world’s slowest sprint event

Imagine preparing to race in a bike race but you don’t know how long there is until the start gun goes.

Melbourne Marathon Results 2015

Jess Trengove and Brad Milosevic take victory in fast running conditions at the 2015 Melbourne Marathon.

New South Wales secures 2016 Adventure Racing World Championship

The Shoalhaven region of New South Wales will host the 2016 Adventure Racing World Championships (ARWC), bringing many of the world’s toughest adventure athletes to Australia.

Ironman Hawaii - Aussie age-group round-up

The Ironman World Championships at Kona never fail to deliver, and the 2015 Hawaiian Ironman saw joy and heartbreak for Aussie athletes.

How to watch the 2015 Hawaii Ironman

Not being able to make it to Kona to watch the Ironman World Championship shouldn’t stop you from following the action. We’ve collected the info you need to follow the big race.

Kona 2015: What you’re missing

A preview of the professional fields, a peek at their race week preparation and the TV chef tackling the Big Island again.

Triathlon Australia appoints Miles Stewart as new CEO

Following a successful career as a professional triathlete, Miles Stewart has been appointed as the new CEO of Triathlon Australia.

Ironman not enough? SWISSMAN might be for you

Olympic Distance, tick. Long course, tick. Ironman, tick. Here’s your next challenge - SWISSMAN Xtreme.

6 of the best podcasts for triathletes

Whether you’re in the car heading to the pool, on the trainer in the garage or out running, we’ve selected a handful of the best triathlon podcasts available for you to enjoy.

Orica-GreenEDGE’s Adam Yates wins World Tour race without realising!

It’s a one day classic many cyclists dream of winning, but when Britain’s Adam Yates crossed the line in the Classic Ciclista San Sebastian, he did so without realising he’d just finished first in the World Tour race.

Eight-year-old Bailey Matthews finishes triathlon with cerebral palsy

Bailey Matthews is a champion. The eight-year-old from Doncaster in the north of England has won hearts around the globe, displaying strength and determination as he finished the Castle Howard Triathlon despite having cerebral palsy.

The world's highest aid station?

Perched on a tiny ledge, 13,100ft above sea level, sits Kroger’s Canteen, an aid station part way through the Hard Rock 100 in Colorado.