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Paratriathlon World Cup takes over day 3 of Tokyo Test Event - Under the beating Tokyo summer sunshine, Saturday morning was the paratriathletes' turn to sample the Odaiba Bay course twelve months ahead of Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Triathlon Course: A Sneak Peek It also gave us an opportunity to see the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Triathlon Course that 110 Olympic triathletes will compete on on July 27 and July 28. The Elites' 1.5km swim consists of two 750m laps starting on the pontoon by Odaiba Beach and heading into Tokyo Bay towards Bird Island.

These Tests for Athletes Can Help You Understand Your Needs What if you could take a physiological test that would say with certainty how you should train? We're not quite there yet, but there are several tests that can help you learn about your specific needs.

Tyler Mislawchuk Takes Victory, No Americans Qualify at Tokyo Test Event Canada's Tyler Mislawchuk made a huge statement by beating out a top field at Friday morning's Olympic Test Event. Canadian Tyler Mislawchuk powered to gold at the Tokyo Olympic Qualification Event, taking a huge step towards booking a place at Tokyo 2020 in the process.

Quick Swim Set: The 6x Give this swim workout from Triathlete contributor and swimming all-star Sara McLarty a try over the weekend. The A sets are between 4-5000 yards total, with intervals ranging from 1:20-1:30 per 100. The B sets are 3000-3500 total, with intervals of 1:50-2:00 per 100.

Mislawchuk masters Tokyo Test Event Canadian Tyler Mislawchuk outsprinted Norway’s Casper Stornes and New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde to take the 2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Test Event.

Nutrient Density: Not All Calories Are Created Equal The concept of nutrient density, therefore, refers to the quantity of nutrients in relation to the total quantity of a particular food. Low caloric food containing plenty of macro - and micronutrients is considered more "nutrient-dense" than high-calorie, nutritionally-poor food, and many consider this a measure of overall food quality.

Opinion: The Triathletes in the Tokyo Test Event Deserved to Get DQ'ed In which columnist Kelly O'Mara eviscerates any arguments stating otherwise. At the Tokyo Test Event this week, which served as an Olympic qualifier for a number of countries, two Brits dominated the women's race and crossed the line together.

Women's Tokyo Test Event Starts and Ends With Drama Was it the right decision? Athletes did appear to be suffering on course and French athlete Cassandre Beaugrand was reportedly taken to the hospital with signs of heat stroke. It was a safety decision that was likely the right one, but the real question that comes out of this is: What happens if conditions are similar on race day in the Olympics?

Tokyo Triathlon: Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown disqualified British athletes Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown's disqualified from the World Triathlon Olympic qualification event in Tokyo after crossing the finish line hand-in-hand.

Summer Rappaport Qualifies For 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games It was a disappointing day for many Americans, but Summer Rappaport executed a well-rounded race to earn her first Olympic berth. Summer Rappaport, 28, qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team at the Tokyo ITU World Olympic Qualification Event at Odaiba Marine Park, the first auto-selection opportunity for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Comeback gold for Duffy as several athletes book Tokyo 2020 Olympic places - Thursday morning in Tokyo saw Flora Duffy emerge victorious from a demanding 2019 World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event in the most unexpected fashion.

Duffy wins test event after Learmonth and Taylor-Brown disqualified Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown dominated the day, but were disqualified for trying to tie for the win, which made Flora Duffy's comeback a winning one at the 2019 Tokyo ITU Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event.

Ask Stacy: Dealing with Dietary Restrictions, Avoiding Over-Eating, and Analyzing Sweat Output Whatever the cause, you want to ensure you are still taking in adequate nutrients to help fuel your training, racing, and recovery. If, for example, you are truly celiac and cannot have gluten, do not just blindly reach for gluten-free products.

The women gear up for the Tokyo Test Event Olympic qualification will be the name of the game for many of the women's competitors lining up for the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event in Tokyo.

Salty Triathlete: Swim Etiquette as a Cultural Phenomenon Kelly O'Mara on the often complicated and confusing experience of visiting different lap pools around the world. In Sweden, I had to rent a pull buoy by the hour. In Finland, there was a whole complicated system involving saunas and long walks across frosty grass.

Going All In Led Me to Endurance Sports-And Alcohol Abuse Contributor Susan Lacke opens up about her journey through alcoholism to sobriety. Like most alcoholics, I've got a compendium of stories involving projectile vomiting. But mine rarely happened in the stereotypical places - no girlfriend held my hair back while I heaved in the bar of a bathroom at 2 a.m.

No, Zwift Racing Wasn't Hacked. Yet. Sorta. Let Me Explain. It's hard to come up with another sport where cheating is as widespread and deeply engrained in over a century of athletics, at all event levels from major and minor competitions, and from pro to amateur. All with unrelenting mainstream media attention.

Sunday’s Mixed Relay set to give taster of Olympic debut - With the first ever Olympic Mixed Relay Triathlon medals set to be awarded in Tokyo in just less than twelve months' time, this Sunday morning's Test Event provides a first glimpse of the super-sprint course and give spectators and TriathlonLIVE viewers a hint of the excitement to come.

Deboom, Jones, Gasque and War to be inducted to Ironman Hall of Fame "But destiny led me to one of the highlights of my career and now, to be headed into the Ironman Hall of Fame in October, I am extremely honored and extremely privileged to what my sport has bestowed on me.

Nearly 400 Compete at 2019 Odyssey SwimRun Casco Bay Islands Nearly 400 racers tested their endurance mettle at Odyssey SwimRun Casco Bay Islands outside of Portland, Maine. See the epic images.

One-Hour Workout: Technique Focused Pace Changer Swim This session will help you learn to swim well at all speeds, while also being mindful of good technique. It's no secret that many triathletes find swimming to be the hardest of the three sports, especially when it comes to maintaining good technique while swimming fast.

The van Vlerken's win three races in a row Joe Skipper and Yvonne Van Vlerken were the class of the field at Challenge Almere, taking the European Long Distance Championships in the process. Yvonne Van Vlerken took her sixth title, while Kenneth Vandendriessche took the men's race at the Lanzarote Duathlon on the weekend.

Editor's Video Training Diary #1 This month, we're tagging along with former pro and current senior/gear editor Chris Foster as he finishes up his preparation for the Santa Barbara Tri at the end of August. In this training video, Foster will walk viewers through his sessions and post the sets, his own numbers, and a list of the gear he uses in each workout below.

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