Dan Lorang is the coach of superstars Jan Frodeno, Anne Haug, Sarah True, and even the Bora-Hansgrohe Cycling Team. In this wide-ranging interview on Greg Bennett’s BE With Champions podcast, Dan reveals how he gets the most out of his elite athletes.

Hear his thoughts on polarized training, interval structure, cycling on rollers and why he’s careful to avoid over-racing his athletes.

Triathletes of all skill levels will benefit from this fascinating discussion, while gaining a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of multisport training.


Crank arms are one of the vital levers within your cycling system.

Shorter crank arms permit greater rotational force (i.e., torque) throughout your pedal stroke. They also reduce the total number of crank revolutions that preserves your hip flexors for the run.

You can dig into the science, or read a summary of benefits associated with shorter crank arms (spoiler alert: they can improve power, aerodynamics and rider comfort).

Experimenting with crank arm length – combined with a proper bike fit – can be a source of incremental speed, both on the bike and run.


Running out of the transition zone rarely feels comfortable.

However you can minimize this discomfort and become a better triathlon runner by improving the strength and mobility of your hip adductors.

Include these exercises and drills into your routine 2x per week, and in no time you’ll be charging out of T2 like Crowie!


Triathletes love swim paddles. Our partners at FINIS have developed an innovative collection of purpose-built paddles that will make you a better, faster and more efficient triathlon swimmer.

Learn why 6x IRONMAN World Champion Dave Scott uses 2 different types of paddles to improve his technique and reinforce a good catch, pull and stroke finish (the Freestyler paddle is also a game-changer for open water!)

TriathlonWire readers get a 20% discount by using the coupon code TRIWIRE20 at checkout.


Keep track of triathlons that have fallen off the calendar by checking Kevin MacKinnon’s exhaustive (and exhausting) summary of race cancellations.  It’s the most current we’ve seen.

Scrolling through this list, it’s difficult not to think of it as an obituary of our sport.  If you’re one of the affected athletes, please go easy on the race directors… We need them to be here when we eventually return to the start line.


Normally, right about this time of year, Bob Babbitt begins publishing his favorite Kona moments in a daily countdown to the World Championships.

Since there’s no 2020 race, Bob’s doing something different this year: he’s compiling a collection of your favorite Hawaii IRONMAN memories.

What’s your favorite Kona moment?  Was it a personal best? The memory of a gritty or exceptional performance? Or providing support to a friend or relative?  Bob wants to hear from you!

Bob will choose 50 of the best submissions, send out some cool Babbittville swag and profile the top Kona Moments in his Virtual Kona Countdown.  Submit your entry by emailing the deets to in**@ba**********.com


  • Kona Rollovers
    Pro triathletes who qualified for the cancelled 2020 Hawaii IRONMAN World Championships had their entries confirmed for the October 2021 edition. Uncertain when Kona qualification can resume, at least these 39 pros have been granted some peace of mind.   
  • BYOB of the Future
    Japan’s rescheduled Shonan International Marathon will take place on Feb 28, 2021 but runners will be required to carry their own water bottles. Originally planned to be a green initiative, medical experts expect this will also reduce the spread of coronavirus.  
  • Brave Enough to Slow Down
    Read this insightful essay by Aussie age grouper Brett Weick who explores the benefits of Zone 1 training and what it takes to truly optimize his racing.