Latest Triathlon News

Rough day for stars Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka at Olympics

Jul. 27, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles came into the Olympics as perhaps the biggest star of the Games. Naomi Osaka was such a big headline act that she was given the honor to light the Olympic flame in her native country. In a matter of just hours on Tuesday, Osaka was knocked out...

Take 2: Triathlon forced to restart when boat gets in way

Jul. 25, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

Let's try that again, triathlon. The Olympic men's triathlon needed a do-over Monday when a bizarre start sent dozens of competitors into the water only to have others stuck on the dock, helplessly blocked by a boat containing cameras that got in the way. ...

Triathlete rides out the pandemic on her way to Tokyo Games

Jul. 09, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian triathlete Ashleigh Gentle had just finished a training session at her temporary base of Cairns in north Queensland state. Hot, muggy and tropical Cairns — except for the tropical part — is exactly what she’s expecting during her competition at...

Alistair Brownlee disqualified for 'ducking' rival

Jun. 06, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

LEEDS, England (AP) — Alistair Brownlee conceded Sunday that his hopes of becoming a three-time Olympic champion are over after he was disqualified from the World Triathlon Series event in Leeds for unsportsmanlike conduct during the swim leg. The 33-year-old Brownlee,...

Americans dominate first World Triathlon Series women's race

May. 15, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

It was quite a day for American women at the season-opening World Triathlon Championship Series race outside Tokyo, one that bodes well for them at the Olympics in less than two months. Taylor Knibb won the Yokohama Triathlon to book her place on the U.S. team for the...

Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger found dead in Austin

May. 06, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, the younger brother of former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was found dead near campus Thursday, Austin police said. Officers found the 20-year-old Ehlinger after responding to a call at 12:18 p.m. Police did...