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USA Triathlon Super Sprint on Universal Sports

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Men’s and women’s race coverage from the Las Vegas stop of the elite 2014 USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series will be televised on Universal Sports Network on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m., showcasing a unique triathlon format on the rise in the U.S. A 60-minute national broadcast of the Super […]

Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps Named USOC’s Athletes of the Month

Katie Ledecky (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout August earned swimmers Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Maryland) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Maryland) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. Women’s Eight Rowing Team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Ledecky became the first woman […]

Apolo Ohno Prepares for Ironman Kona

 Michael Phelps (L) and Apolo Anton Ohno (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Apolo Ohno made a career of frenzied, 40-second bursts around the track so the speedskating champion knows his crusade to join the exclusive Ironman fraternity is daunting. It is also downright frightening, admits the eight-time Olympic medalist, who will […]

Countdown to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Tatyana McFadden (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Paralympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Sunday, Sept. 7. With the Opening Ceremony to be held Sept. 7, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will become the first South American […]

Triathlons test the mettle of the middle-aged athlete

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/NOAH BERGER (Reuters) – Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes, according to U.S. fitness experts. Multi-tasking, ego-boosting, and far from cheap, the competitions cater to different levels of fitness while rewarding endurance over speed, and cardiovascular versatility over single-minded focus. “It’s not about who […]

Youth Games action starts without Ebola-struck nations

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALY SONG (Reuters) – Australian triathlete Brittany Dutton won the first gold of the Youth Olympics as competition kicked-off on Sunday without Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria who withdrew because of the Ebola outbreak in Africa. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday they had banned three west African athletes from competing […]

Stephanie Jenks Wins First Medal for Team USA

Stephanie Jenks (left) with her silver medal (REUTERS/Aly Song) Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. NANJING, China — Junior triathlete Stephanie Jenks raced her way to a silver medal at Xuanwu Lake on Sunday morning, earning one of the first medals of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Jenks (Aurora, Iowa), […]

Mariel Zagunis and Kendal Williams Earn USOC’s Athlete of the Month Honors

Trayvon Bromell and Kendal Williams (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout July earned Mariel Zagunis (Beaverton, Oregon) and Kendal Williams (Jacksonville, Florida) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. Women’s National Goalball Team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Zagunis captured the silver […]

Michael Phelps Signs Endorsement Deal With New Swimsuit Company

Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman (Courtesy of Aqua Sphere) Michael Phelps is expected to race at USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships on Wednesday, August 6, at 9 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. VISTA, Calif. (August 5, 2014)— Aqua Sphere, the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and recreational swimming, aquatic exercise, and triathlons, […]

August 5 Marks Two-Year Countdown To Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Shutterstock) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Olympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Tuesday, Aug. 5. To commemorate the two-year milestone, the USOC is sharing thoughts from some of its top 2016 Olympic hopefuls, distributing sport storylines and qualification […]

USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series To Make Las Vegas Stop

Gwen Jorgensen (Janos Schmidt/ITU) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Triathlon, in conjunction with KANGA Productions, is pleased to announce the 2014 USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center on Thursday, Sept. 11. The event, officially designated as the 2014 USA Triathlon Elite Sprint National Championships, will offer $70,000 in […]

Gwen Jorgensen Makes History by Winning WTS in Chicago

CHICAGO — USA Triathlon National Team Member and 2012 Olympian Gwen Jorgensen captured her sixth career ITU World Triathlon Series victory on Saturday at Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain, making history as the first woman from any country to claim six titles since the series launched in 2009. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) grabbed the tape in […]

What Does Gwen Jorgensen Pack for a Triathlon?

Some of the items that Gwen Jorgensen packs (gwenjorgensen.com) By Max Meyer The next ITU World Triathlon Series stop is in Chicago, and that means another road trip for Gwen Jorgensen. The American triathlete has been on a roll this year, winning the USOC’s female Athlete of the Month for May after victories in Yokohama and London. […]

Universal Sports Network: Gwen Jorgensen on the Rise

American triathlete Gwen Jorgensen is a gold medal favorite for Rio 2016. Her quick rise to stardom in the sport has left the triathlon world shell-shocked, as it has taken her only 3 years to become one of the sport’s greatest.

Gwen Jorgensen Wins Gold Medal in London

LONDON — Gwen Jorgensen and Sarah Groff secured the gold and silver medals at ITU World Triathlon London on Saturday, the first 1-2 finish by American women since the World Triathlon Series was launched in 2009. Jorgensen is now ranked No. 1 in the world, and Groff moves to third. This is the best finish […]

American Gwen Jorgensen Victorious at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

Gwen Jorgensen won her first WTS title of 2014 on Saturday in Yokohama (Delly Carr/ITU) YOKOHAMA, Japan — U.S. National Team member and 2012 Olympian Gwen Jorgensen picked up her first ITU World Triathlon Series title of the year and second-straight in Yokohama on Saturday. Spain’s Javier Gomez also won in Yokohama on the men’s […]

Seven Ways to Get Fit This Year

Well-rested legs are strong legs. Hit the hay early for a better ride the next day. By Ben Delaney (Courtesy of Bike Radar) Does anyone actually stick to new year’s resolutions? As much as we’d all like to just ‘be faster and fitter’ this year, a vague goal like that is never going to be […]

Run As One: Nicole and Mike Gross, Survivors

Nicole and Mike Gross were standing near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon to cheer her mother in the legendary race when the first bomb exploded. Nicole, who grew up outside of Baltimore and trained alongside Michael Phelps before attending the University of Tennessee, suffered severe injuries to her lower limbs and became the focus of a photo seen around the world. A triathlete and fitness coach, Nicole now has a renewed sense of purpose and looks forward to giving back to a community that has helped her family to recover.

2013 ITU Triathlon World Championship Series: Yokohama, Japan: WTS Women’s & Men’s Race

Emerging from the excitement of the highly successful London 2012 Olympic Games, the 2013 ITU World Triathlon Series visits eight cities in four continents as the world’s top triathletes compete head-to-head to be crowned the 2013 ITU World Champion.

Universal Sports’ Top 12 in ’12: No. 10

 No. 10: American Triathlete Manuel Huerta Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Team Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “12 in ’12″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2012 moments. Chasing his dream to compete in the Olympics, Manuel Huerta gave the performance of a lifetime at the 2012 ITU World Triathlon in […]

2012 Ironman Kona: Pete Jacobs Interview

Professional triathlete Pete Jacobs of Australia celebrates after winning the Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, October 13, 2012.

Pete Jacobs wins Ironman world championship

Professional triathlete Pete Jacobs of Australia celebrates after winning the Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, October 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Hugh Gentry) KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — Australia’s Pete Jacobs won the Ironman world championship Saturday, beating Germany’s Andreas Raelert by more than 4 minutes. The 31-year-old Jacobs, second last year, finished the 3.8-kilometer (2.4-mile) ocean swim […]

The Ironman Of All Ironmen Begins

By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports In the sport of triathlon, there are ironman competitions and there is (begin ital) the (end ital) Ironman. The original swim/bike/run test of stamina remains the gold standard, the first still widely considered the best. This year’s Ironman World Championship unfolds Oct. 13 in the Kona District of […]

Gatorade Inside Endurance: Brownlees Preview

Go inside the remarkable journey of world champion triathlete brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee.

Groff out to put U.S on triathlon map

U.S. Olympic tri-athlete Sarah Groff trains in Hanover, New Hampshire May 22, 2012. Groff, 30, will be one of three U.S. athletes to compete in the women’s triathlon on Aug. 4, starting with a 1,500 meter swim in the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park and followed by a a 40-kilometre bike ride and a 10-kilometre […]

Inside Endurance: Episode 1: PRIME

Meet featured Gatorade athletes, marathon runner Shalane Flanagan, long distance runner Dathan Ritzenhein & triathlete Sarah Groff. Along with their coaches & personal support staff, they take us into the training world of elite endurance athletes.

Brownlee boys set new standards

Alistair Brownlee (L) and Jonathan Brownlee (R) of Great Britain cross the finish line during the GE Blenheim Triathlon at Blenheim Palace on June 9, 2012 in Woodstock, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images) By Mitch Phillips LONDON, June 18 (Reuters) – When Alistair Brownlee made his bid for glory on the run leg of […]

Road To London: Triathlon’s Trifecta

The world championships for the ITU took place in sunny San Diego last week. The result? Three Americans punched their ticket to London during the finaL U.S. Olympic qualifying event for triathletes.

Countdown To London: Chrabot’s Long Distance Journey

Attempting to qualify for the Olympics is a long road for any athlete. That’s what the last two days of that journey were like for triathlete Matt Chrabot.

Countdown To London: Laura Bennett’s Golden Opportunity

Four years ago, US Triathlete Laura Bennett just missed out on an Olympic medal when she finished fourth in Bejing. The 37 year old’s last chance to make the team this year came down to the San Diego Triathlon.

2012 ITU World Championships Series: Men’s Race (REPLAY)

The last qualifying event for potential U.S.A. Olympic triathletes is the 2012 ITU World Triathlon in San Diego on May 11 and 12. (FULL EVENT REPLAY)

2012 ITU World Championships Series: Women’s Race (REPLAY)

The last qualifying event for potential U.S.A. Olympic triathletes is the 2012 ITU World Triathlon in San Diego on May 11 and 12. The updated start time is 5:00pm ET/ 2:00pm PT.  (FULL EVENT REPLAY)

 
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