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How This Father-Son Running Duo Became Hall-Of-Fame Ironmen

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.31.2016 | OWN

Rick Hoyt, his father says, always had the heart of an athlete. Having been born without the ability to talk, walk or barely move, on the outside Rick...

He Could Have Won The Race. Instead, He Helped His Brother Finish It

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.21.2016 | Sports

Alistair Brownlee could have bypassed his toppling brother on the way to a first-place finish for the day at the World Triathlon Series in Cozumel, Me...

Finding My Ironman Heaven

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 08.31.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Sometimes it feels to me like life is a race that I didn't sign up for it. There's no map for it. There's no way to train on the course, or really just to train at all. How can anyone expect all of that? I just have to wait to let it unfold, including all the hills that I didn't expect.

What Does A Pillow Have To Do With Winning Gold In Rio?

Gwen Jorgensen | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Gwen Jorgensen

Everything I've done over the course of the last four years was to prepare me for the moment I stepped onto the sand at Copacabana Beach in Rio. I am a two-time International Triathlon Union World Champion and a 2012 Olympian. And on Aug. 20 I won the triathlon at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -- earning America's first gold medal in the event.

Gwen Jorgensen Wins The First U.S. Gold Medal Ever In The Triathlon

Reuters | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.20.2016 | Sports

Hot favorite Gwen Jorgensen produced the perfect race to win the Olympic women’s triathlon gold on Saturday, the American unusually staying with her...

2016 Coolest Innovations To Help You Train For An Ironman -- Sneak Preview

Craig Zamary | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Craig Zamary

Here's a sneak preview of some of the top innovations that were tested while training for an Ironman. These products are some of the coolest new food ...

Lost Plans And A Triathlon

Anne M. Samit | Posted 08.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anne M. Samit

Each person is on his own in this race of individual endeavors that include swimming, biking and running. These activities are not done holding hands. There are no teammates. Even the training is individualized, and so are the results.

The Hunger Of The Soul

Anne M. Samit | Posted 06.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anne M. Samit

"Bring all the lovers to the fold, 'cause no one is gonna lose their soul." ~ Love Is My Religion, Ziggy Marley We've been studying the soul. We've ...

How the Iron Cowboy Used Acupuncture to Fuel 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 Days in 50 States

Sara Calabro | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

Go ahead and read that headline again. 50 Ironman triathlons in 50 days in 50 states. There are no typos there. James Lawrence, who goes by the nickna...

Should I Sell My Bike?

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Stacy Bare

I will buy another bike but it won't be like this one. I hope there's some big dude out there, 6'5" or 6'8" or so who is looking for a barely used bike to be used in triathlons and such.

The Inspiring Way This 9-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Is Helping Kids With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.22.2016 | Parents

A 9-year-old British boy with cerebral palsy is showing the world that disabilities don't have to prevent kids from pursuing their athletic dreams. Ba...

How I TRI'D: Practical Reasons to Ditch Your New Year Fitness Resolutions

Karim Orange | Posted 12.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Karim Orange

Welcome to How I TRI'D. This is an ongoing series about a very typical in and out of shape 40-year-old woman repurposing, reevaluating and recharging ...

How I TRI'D: 6 Life Lessons Learned While Preparing for a Competitive Race

Karim Orange | Posted 12.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Karim Orange

Welcome to How I Tri'd. This is an ongoing series about a very typical in and out of shape 40-year-old woman repurposing, reevaluating and recharging ...

Cherish Every Moment

Dani Matthews | Posted 11.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Dani Matthews

"Life is a series of moments." Jon Kabat-Zinn Are you making the most of yours? This month I was saddened, like many others, to hear the news of L...

Appreciation Versus Expectations: This Could Change Your Life

Dani Matthews | Posted 10.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Dani Matthews

At this current stage however, I find this thinking refreshing and believe we can probably all learn from giving ourselves an expectation break and appreciating the wonder around us.

How You Decide Whether Winning is Worth Dying For

Joe De Sena | Posted 10.13.2016 | Sports
Joe De Sena

What it boils down to for me is deciding what you want your legacy to be. If you want your legacy to be "Best Dad Ever," you turn around. Chris Legh wanted his to include being an Ironman. So he did everything in his power to achieve that goal.

What I Learned From Not Finishing My First Triathlon

Carolee Belkin Walker | Posted 10.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Carolee Belkin Walker

As I fail forward, I'm shifting gears. Next time my plan is to train to run my race. And, oh yeah, finish.

I've Only Forgiven Twice in My Life

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 09.17.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I realize how often I've held onto pains that other people inflicted on me for days, weeks, even years. It was partly because I did not know any other way, and partly because I felt justified in my anger. But it was also because forgiveness does not always come as easily as it did in this one instance.

Going the Distance? Hydration and Exercise

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

It's important to establish an exercise regimen because physical activity offers many health benefits, including decreasing blood pressure, increasing muscle strength, lowering blood fat levels (cholesterol and triglycerides), improving sleep, decreasing stress, increasing insulin sensitivity and helping control body weight.

I Feel God When I Run

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 08.12.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Running is where I feel God because running is where I find myself. It is also where I break down and can't go any farther and need help most desperately. It's where I focus on my own body and the reality of mortality, that I'm going to live in this world for a little while, and if I want to really live, I'm going to take risks and sometimes fail.

Respect the Distance

Paul Benjamin | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Benjamin

Dolphins swimming with triathletes in Santa Barbara, California A triathlete endures a beautiful mix of mental and physical feats up to the point whe...

Sausage, Biscuits and Decadron

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 07.10.2016 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

In a remarkable memoir, 5 Months, 10 Years, 2 Hours, Lisa Reisman writes about her diagnosis of glioblastoma, her treatment and her survival. She was 32 at the time, a lawyer who quit her job and planned to get a lipstick-red convertible and tool around the country. Instead, she got cancer.

Diabetes Doesn't Discriminate

Rob Taub | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Rob Taub

(Benny Madrigal - Type I Diabetic) Diabetes doesn't care if you are young or old, rich or poor, happy or sad, short or tall, weak or strong. It does...

Endurance Sports and Personal Growth: Ask the Experts

Brad Stulberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

Endurance sports enhance day-to-day life by changing the nature of stress and nurturing what psychologists call a "growth mindset," which can be described as a general outlook on life that recognizes a natural human capacity to grow and evolve -- especially in the face of challenges.

Yoga Was My Catalyst

Matt Cunningham | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Matt Cunningham

It is so easy to keep the blinders on and live the lifestyle of which most of us have been conditioned towards where materialism and consumption are paramount. Adapting to and seeking out change is more difficult yet far more rewarding.