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Q&A with Hal Higdon

Each week, coach and author, Hal Higdon answers your questions about running. Here's the latest:

Entries in Ironman (35)


An Interview With The Iron Cowboy: James Lawrence

In 2012, 36-year old James Lawrence from Utah broke the world record for the most iron distance races completed in one year: a mind boggling 30.

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The Fastest Age Group Woman in the World

To be the top female age group Ironman athlete takes time and commitment. So does being a medical student. Great Britain’s Catherine Faux has not only taken on but excelled in both of these activities.

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The Road to the Kona Podium: Kyle Buckingham and Sam Gyde 

To race the Ironman World Championships is a dream for many age group athletes. For a select few, that dream goes further. See how Kyle Buckingham (M30-34) and Sam Gyde (M35-39) dreamed big and made it happen in 2013.

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Age Group 70.3 World Champion Data Analysis

American Chris Thomas has won his age group at the 70.3 IRONMAN World Championships on four occasions, including 2012. On September 8, Thomas successfully defended his title in Vegas in the 40-44 age group, with a time of 4:21:56. A member of the Timex Multisport Team that uses TrainingPeaks, Thomas offered us a chance to look at his bike and run file, and see what it takes to win the age group world title.

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Heather Jackson's Vegas 70.3 World Championships Power Data

Every triathlete has a discipline that they excel in. For American Heather Jackson it’s always been the bike. The former ice hockey player turned pro triathlete burned up the course at the 70.3 World Championships this year to claim second place in a time of 4:25:19 - 7:13 faster than her third place last year. We talked with Jackson and her coach Cliff English about her race on Sunday, how it compared to last year and how she got so fast on the run.

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