Video: Chasing the 10 Hour Mark in an Ironman Triathlon

Completing an Ironman Triathlon—a distance o 140.6 miles (226.2 km)—is a fantastic accomplishment for any athlete, as the sport requires endurance in swimming, cycling, and running. In this video, we join amateurs triathlete Adam as he sets a goal for himself to finish an Ironman tri in under ten hours. To make things more challenging, … Read more

Endurance Athlete Completes “Everesting” Triathlon

We’ve covered the “Everesting” trend a few times in the past here on The Adventure Blog. That’s the activity where an athlete picks a certain challenge—say running or cycling up and down a hill—then repeats that activity over and over again, without stopping until they rack up 29,029 vertical feet (8848 meters), which matches the … Read more

Ironman World Champ Loses Virtual Race When Husband Unplugs Smartbike

Over the past few weeks we’ve shared stories of the wide variety of ways that outdoor endurance athletes are continuing to stay fit and healthy while under quarantine. In some cases, that has involved running laps around the kitchen table or even the backyard. In other cases, we’ve seen a rise in the number of … Read more

Weekend Endurance Feats: 2 Hour Marathon and New Record at Kona

This past weekend will go down in history as an important one for endurance athletes. Not only did the 2019 Ironman World Championship see a new world record set on the legendary course in Kona, Hawaii, but one of the last great running challenges was finally overcome too. In both cases, we saw some of … Read more

Endurance Athlete Attempting 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 Days

We’ve seen some pretty tough and grueling fitness and adventure challenges before, but endurance athlete Ashley Horner may have just taken things to a completely new level. The 34-year old has embarked on what has to be amongst the hardest physical challenges ever as she sets out to complete 50 Ironman triathlons in 50 days, … Read more

Gear Closet: Timex Ironman GPS Running Watch Review

In an age of smartwatches and timepieces dedicated to helping us train better it can be extremely difficult to decide on a watch to wear during your running workouts. Many of those devices are overly complicated and expensive, and often come with a wide variety of features we don’t want or need. To address this … Read more

Cannondale Launches New Slice Triathlon Bike

Here’s a story that my triathlete and Ironman friends will certainly be interested in. Cannondale is in Kona this week for the IM World Championship, and while there, they have announced a new version of their much vaunted Slice tri-bike for 2015. The company is making some significant upgrades to a bike that has won … Read more

Adventure Tech: Garmin Fenix 2 GPS Watch

The battle for your wrist is about to get a lot more interesting. In March, Garmin will be shipping the much anticipated Fenix 2 GPS fitness and adventure watch. This latest entry into what is becoming quite a crowded market, takes all of the great features from the original Fenix and amps them up a … Read more

Two-Time Ironman Champ Challenges Lance Armstrong To One-On-One Competition

Australian triathlete Chris McCormack sent shockwaves through the racing community earlier this week when he issued a challenge to Lance Armstrong. McCormack, who is a former two-time Ironman World Champion, has proposed the two men meet in a one-on-one competition in an unsanctioned race to see just who is the better triathlete. Apparently, the idea … Read more