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Champions turn out for Challenge Melbourne

Champions turn out for Challenge Melbourne

Tuesday 27 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Challenge Melbourne has drawn out the best field of the season in the Asia Pacific region to contest this sell out event on Sunday 1 February 2015. Australia’s Tim Van Berkel has more than just his title to defend this weekend after making a rookie error in Auckland taking a wrong turn on the bike an adding an extra 3km to his day, add ego to the motivation and expect a fast race from him. more

Trautman and Swallow take honors at 70.3 South Africa

Trautman and Swallow take honors at 70.3 South Africa

Monday 26 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Matt Trautman won his first title, while Jodie Swallow made it five in a row in Buffalo City. South African Matt Trautman took his first IRONMAN 70.3 title after an epic battle with Stuart Marais, while Great Britain’s Jodie Swallow made it five in a row with a dominant display of racing. more

70.3 South Africa preview

70.3 South Africa preview

Friday 23 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

The Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa is located in East London (Buffalo City), a gateway to the popular Eastern Cape tourist routes, the Sunshine Coast and Wild Coast. The area offers miles of beachfront and rich cultural history for tourists to enjoy. Visitors should check out the 200,000 fossilized footprints of man found in Nahoon's Bat Cave or the world's only dodo egg at the East London Museum. Amongst the multitude of sights to see, visitors may want to explore South Africa's wildli more

Cuba attracts international crowd with triathlon

Cuba attracts international crowd with triathlon

Thursday 22 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Cuba will this weekend see the 2015 CAMTRI American Cup and Iberoamerican Championships contested in Habana, offering sprint, middle and long distances races for both elite and age group athletes from January 24-25. While Cuba organized an international triathlon that was sanctioned by ITU in 2006, this race marks the first time American triathletes will compete in the country. Open to athletes of all National Federations, not only Iberoamerican countries more

Uplace-BMC Pro Team ready for 2015

Uplace-BMC Pro Team ready for 2015

Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

2014 was an amazing year for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team with 21 victories and a total of 46 podium finishes, including 4 continental Championship titles and the women’s victory in Challenge Bahrain. In almost 70% of the races, the Uplace-BMC athletes placed on the podium. The team also delivered a solid performance in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii with 5 athletes in the top 12. more

Gomez signs on for Challenge Dubai

Gomez signs on for Challenge Dubai

Monday 19 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Spanish sensation Javier Gomez is the latest addition to an outstanding field already assembled to race the inaugural Challenge Dubai on 27 February. One of the world’s greatest athletes, Gomez rewrote history in 2014 after winning his fourth ITU World Championship title in Edmonton and just two weeks later claimed the World Championship title in Mt Tremblant. more

Reed and Kessler Power Home in Auckland

Reed and Kessler Power Home in Auckland

Sunday 18 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Two of the sport's most popular triathletes prevailed in downtown Auckland. Tim Reed is regarded as one of the best runners in the world of IRONMAN racing, but the likeable Aussie credits his improved form on the bike as the key to his stunning victory at a sun bathed IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland today. While it proved a breakthrough for the Australian, there was no doubting the dominance of the popular American Meredith Kessler, who claimed the women’s honours. more

Illness Forces Top Seed Out in Auckland

Illness Forces Top Seed Out in Auckland

Friday 16 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

The Asia-Pacific Championship is wide open after the top seed withdrew today. Inaugural winner and top seed Annabel Luxford has been forced out of Sunday’s IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland triathlon. The 2013 winner, who was runner-up last year, suffers from asthma and this week has developed a bout of bronchitis as a result. The Australian advised organisers today that she was not well enough to race and disappointed not to compete. more

Ironman 70.3 Superfrog, Coronado California announced

Ironman 70.3 Superfrog, Coronado California announced

Friday 16 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Coronado, California hosts the longest running half-distance race in the world. The original and longest running half-distance race, the Superfrog Triathlon was founded in 1979. The challenging course was designed by a group of Navy Seals stationed at the US Navy Seals center in Coronado to both prepare them for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and to enhance their training. more

Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz California announced

Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz California announced

Friday 16 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Formerly known as the Big Kahuna Triathlon, IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz builds on the legacy of one of California's longest-running races. Santa Cruz is known for its temperate climate, stunning coastline and redwood forests, and this brand-new race provides ample opportunities to enjoy it all. more

We Noticed: SwimSpray...

Tuesday 27 Jan 2015
This week we noticed the chlorine fighting SwimSpray, the Sansego coaching site and videos, the Lazer Wasp Air helmet, the Spring Chicken book and more.

High altitude maven Don Bowie

Tuesday 27 Jan 2015
High altitude climber & endurance athlete Don Bowie seeks out new challenges constantly. The Badwater Ultramarathon is likely among the safest and mellow ones of those.

Trautman, Swallow rule 70.3 SA

Tuesday 27 Jan 2015
South African Matt Trautman turned Pro in 2014 and now scored a big win at home. Jodie Swallow on the other hand recorded her 5th title at 70.3 South Africa.

Gonzalez, Tomlin top Havana

Tuesday 27 Jan 2015
Rodrigo Gonzalez of Mexico and Renee Tomlin of the United States win elite titles at the Havana CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon for the American Cup and Iberoamerican Championship.

Ironman And Life Time Announce “Women For Tri” Board Advisors

Tuesday 27 Jan 2015 Triathlete.com
Ironman and Life Time today announced the members that will make up its founding Women For Tri Board of Advisors. Triathlete Editor-in-Chief Julia Polloreno is one of 12 women who will develop a five year-strategy and action plan for the women For Tri initiative. See the announcement from Ironman and Life Time and learn about the 12 board members below: The two organizations launched the Women For Tri initiative with a vision to welcome and empower new female triathletes to be part of the sport’s continued exponential growth. A board selection committee led by Ironman and Life Time reviewed more than 650 applications and narrowed the field to 12. The team of appointed influential women, who collectively represent an impressive wealth of professional and personal achievements, were selected to develop a five-year strategy and action plan for the movement. “We are very pleased with the tremendous outpouring of interest in this initiative, choosing just 12 women for the board was...

New Shimano Power Meter Spotted in the Wild?

Tuesday 27 Jan 2015 Jay Prasuhn
PMOpener Photos: Jay Prasuhn During a recent visit with Belgian pro triathlete Bart Aernouts at the Uplace-BMC Triathlon Team Camp in Lanzarote, Canarias, Spain, we found a piece of gear that may indicate Shimano is well into the development stages of an early prototype power meter. The matte black, unmarked, unlabeled and, according to Aernouts, fully functional power meter rests within the splines on the back end of the driveside crankarm, all mounted up to his primary BMC Time Machine 01 triathlon bike. The one signature that may lend to the fact that this may be coming from the Japanese brand? What is likely a battery cap requires use of a tool that’s decidedly Shimano: the TL-FC16 crank-fixing bolt. Anyone with a current Dura-Ace or Ultegra will immediately recognize this unique tool interface. The giveaway that this may be a Shimano product? The battery cap removal tool is a Shimano spline special: the TL-FC16 Uplace-BMC team mechanic Tom de Lait (wrench for cyclo-cross and Etixx-Quick...

"Women For Tri" Board of Advisors Announced

Monday 26 Jan 2015 Tjnick
imltfwft.jpg Twelve high-profile women selected for inaugural board; all share vision to grow female participation in sport of triathlon IRONMAN and Life Time today announced the appointment of 12 women to its founding Women For Tri™ Board of Advisors. Long recognized for their profound impact upon the sport of triathlon, the two organizations launched the Women For Tri™ initiative with a vision to welcome and empower new female triathletes to be part of the sport's continued exponential growth. A board selection committee led by IRONMAN and Life Time reviewed more than 650 applications and narrowed the field to 12. The team of appointed influential women, who collectively represent an impressive wealth of professional and personal achievements, were selected to develop a five-year strategy and action plan for the movement. "We are very pleased with the tremendous outpouring of interest in this initiative, choosing just twelve women for the board was certainly not easy. I would like to thank...

IRONMAN and Life Time- The Healthy Way of Life Company Announce “Women for Tri” Board of Advisors

Monday 26 Jan 2015 LAVA Editors
IRONMAN and Life Time—The Healthy Way of Life CompanySM, today announced the appointment of 12 women to its founding Women For Tri™ Board of Advisors. Long recognized for their profound impact upon the sport of triathlon, the two organizations launched the Women For Tri™initiative with a vision to welcome and empower new female triathletes to be part of the sport’s continued exponential growth. A board selection committee led by IRONMAN and Life Time reviewed more than 650 applications and narrowed the field to 12. The team of appointed influential women, who collectively represent an impressive wealth of professional and personal achievements, were selected to develop a five-year strategy and action plan for the movement. “We are very pleased with the tremendous outpouring of interest in this initiative, choosing just twelve women for the board was certainly not easy. I would like to thank all of the applicants for sharing in our passion to develop female participation and grow the...

Introducing the Women for Tri Board

Monday 26 Jan 2015
You don’t have to be a world-class competitor to cross the line at an IRONMAN race; you just need to have the drive and put in the time.

Six Weeks To New Run Speed

Monday 26 Jan 2015 Triathlete.com
Photo: Ryan Bethke/Competitor.com Add in these three key sessions per week to PR at your next 5K, 10K or half-marathon. Want to translate your hard-earned triathlon fitness into some running personal bests? Try this simple six-week plan that focuses on two or three key workouts per week to get you race fit. This plan assumes you have been running 3–5 hours per week, are injury-free and have recovered fully from your “A” race. You can still do the other two disciplines, but keep your “quality” work around running. Depending on your fitness level and typical volume per week, you can work in other easy runs outside of this schedule. 5K Key Sessions Week 1 – 6×400 at 5K pace – Fartlek run with 8×30” surges building up to 3K pace – Easy long run of 6 miles Week 2 – Tempo run: 2×12’ with 3’ easy between (Zone 4 or slightly slower than 10K pace) – 2×1 mile 5K goal pace with 4–5’ easy between each – Easy long run of 8 miles Week...

Kona 2013 Race Report

Sunday 20 Oct 2013
pier on race morning Welp, that was a day!  A tough, but rewarding day... The circus begins well before dawn... The swim was interesting. I had a great start, but a tactical error left me flying solo for a good portion of the swim. On the way back in, as I approached the pier, I was swallowed by the chase pack. As frustrating as that was, it was even more encouraging – I was able to get off the line much faster than I ever have before. In years past, I have had to work very hard to hold onto the chase pack. This year, although I was not with the lead girls, I was being chased by the chase pack!                         A little pre-race fun...                                    ...

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Thursday 17 Oct 2013

Tuesday 01 Oct 2013

Friday 26 Apr 2013

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Thursday 25 Apr 2013
The past two and a half weeks have been quite the adventure! It started out with the usual race-centered escapades, but shortly thereafter tailspinned into a full-blown Lewis Carrol novel! We flew down to TX on April 3rd for Galveston 70.3. Our pal, Sgro, picked a few friends and us up at the airport in his sweet, new, double-cab pick-up truck. Originally from Brockton, he’s just a cowboy hat and bolo tie short of a true Texan, now, folks!   Our suitcase did not make it to Houston with us, but Southwest had it delivered to us before we went to bed that night. Because that suitcase held all of the training clothes that we had packed, we needed to get creative for the little run we had planned. We both borrowed shorts from our buddy, Matt Curbeau, and I bought a cheap sports bra at the local sporting goods store. I made a mistake with the size, and basically ...

Funny Stuff!

Saturday 12 Jan 2013
Well, at least I think so! These commercials make me laugh. Every time! Hope you get the giggles, too!

Day 12 - A Festivus for the Rest of Us!

Monday 24 Dec 2012
Today's winner was selected randomly out of all the folks who participated in our 12 Days of Festivus, but had not yet won. Winner #12 is Paul Newman! I do need to give a special shout-out to my buddy, Mike Hennessey, of Return to Glory fame, for his response to Day 11's challenge. This is truly what champions are made of! Well, at least it gave me a good laugh! "I plan on doing THIS workout 5-6 times a week..possibly 2 times a day to reach Peak Physical Condition." MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Day 11 of Festivus: Feats of Strength

Sunday 23 Dec 2012
How are you going get stronger in 2013? For today's Festivus contest, post your goals for 2013 to either my Facebook page or my Twitter feed. These can be ways in which you plan to improve your physical strength, mental fitness, strength as a friend - anything that will make you a stronger person! The only requirement is that it be something over which you have complete control. The winner will be selected randomly from those who post by midnight EST tonight. Now, stop crying, and fight your father!

Day 10 of Festivus: Sponsor Spotlight

Saturday 22 Dec 2012
To enter today's Festivus contest post a photo of yourself using any of my sponsors' products, to Facebook and/or Twitter. How it works: Check out my sponsors. Take a picture, or find one that you already have, of yourself using any of their products. Post this picture to my Facebook page and/or my Twitter feed. If using Facebook, be sure to tag BOTH the sponsor and me in the photo. If using Twitter, be sure to "@" BOTH the sponsor and me in the tweet. The winner will be selected randomly from those who post by midnight EST tonight. Post as many pictures as you'd like. The more you post, the better your chances!

Day 9 of Festivus: Who said it?

Friday 21 Dec 2012
"If I knew the world was coming to an end, I would go to Cincinnati because everything happens ten years later there." Who said this? Only one answer per person. Those who submit the correct answer by midnight EST tonight, will be entered into a drawing to win Day 9's prize pack. Good luck!

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Triathlon News & Media Blogs View all

Champions turn out for Challenge Melbourne

Champions turn out for Challenge Melbourne

Tuesday 27 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Challenge Melbourne has drawn out the best field of the season in the Asia Pacific region to contest this sell out event on Sunday 1 February 2015. Australia’s Tim Van Berkel has more than just his title to defend this weekend after making a rookie error in Auckland taking a wrong turn on the bike an adding an extra 3km to his day, add ego to the motivation and expect a fast race from him. more

Trautman and Swallow take honors at 70.3 South Africa

Trautman and Swallow take honors at 70.3 South Africa

Monday 26 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Matt Trautman won his first title, while Jodie Swallow made it five in a row in Buffalo City. South African Matt Trautman took his first IRONMAN 70.3 title after an epic battle with Stuart Marais, while Great Britain’s Jodie Swallow made it five in a row with a dominant display of racing. more

70.3 South Africa preview

70.3 South Africa preview

Friday 23 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

The Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa is located in East London (Buffalo City), a gateway to the popular Eastern Cape tourist routes, the Sunshine Coast and Wild Coast. The area offers miles of beachfront and rich cultural history for tourists to enjoy. Visitors should check out the 200,000 fossilized footprints of man found in Nahoon's Bat Cave or the world's only dodo egg at the East London Museum. Amongst the multitude of sights to see, visitors may want to explore South Africa's wildli more

Cuba attracts international crowd with triathlon

Cuba attracts international crowd with triathlon

Thursday 22 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Cuba will this weekend see the 2015 CAMTRI American Cup and Iberoamerican Championships contested in Habana, offering sprint, middle and long distances races for both elite and age group athletes from January 24-25. While Cuba organized an international triathlon that was sanctioned by ITU in 2006, this race marks the first time American triathletes will compete in the country. Open to athletes of all National Federations, not only Iberoamerican countries more

Uplace-BMC Pro Team ready for 2015

Uplace-BMC Pro Team ready for 2015

Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

2014 was an amazing year for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team with 21 victories and a total of 46 podium finishes, including 4 continental Championship titles and the women’s victory in Challenge Bahrain. In almost 70% of the races, the Uplace-BMC athletes placed on the podium. The team also delivered a solid performance in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii with 5 athletes in the top 12. more

We Noticed: SwimSpray...

Tuesday 27 Jan 2015
This week we noticed the chlorine fighting SwimSpray, the Sansego coaching site and videos, the Lazer Wasp Air helmet, the Spring Chicken book and more.

High altitude maven Don Bowie

Tuesday 27 Jan 2015
High altitude climber & endurance athlete Don Bowie seeks out new challenges constantly. The Badwater Ultramarathon is likely among the safest and mellow ones of those.

Trautman, Swallow rule 70.3 SA

Tuesday 27 Jan 2015
South African Matt Trautman turned Pro in 2014 and now scored a big win at home. Jodie Swallow on the other hand recorded her 5th title at 70.3 South Africa.

Gonzalez, Tomlin top Havana

Tuesday 27 Jan 2015
Rodrigo Gonzalez of Mexico and Renee Tomlin of the United States win elite titles at the Havana CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon for the American Cup and Iberoamerican Championship.

Ironman And Life Time Announce “Women For Tri” Board Advisors

Tuesday 27 Jan 2015 Triathlete.com
Ironman and Life Time today announced the members that will make up its founding Women For Tri Board of Advisors. Triathlete Editor-in-Chief Julia Polloreno is one of 12 women who will develop a five year-strategy and action plan for the women For Tri initiative. See the announcement from Ironman and Life Time and learn about the 12 board members below: The two organizations launched the Women For Tri initiative with a vision to welcome and empower new female triathletes to be part of the sport’s continued exponential growth. A board selection committee led by Ironman and Life Time reviewed more than 650 applications and narrowed the field to 12. The team of appointed influential women, who collectively represent an impressive wealth of professional and personal achievements, were selected to develop a five-year strategy and action plan for the movement. “We are very pleased with the tremendous outpouring of interest in this initiative, choosing just 12 women for the board was...

Kona 2013 Race Report

Sunday 20 Oct 2013
pier on race morning Welp, that was a day!  A tough, but rewarding day... The circus begins well before dawn... The swim was interesting. I had a great start, but a tactical error left me flying solo for a good portion of the swim. On the way back in, as I approached the pier, I was swallowed by the chase pack. As frustrating as that was, it was even more encouraging – I was able to get off the line much faster than I ever have before. In years past, I have had to work very hard to hold onto the chase pack. This year, although I was not with the lead girls, I was being chased by the chase pack!                         A little pre-race fun...                                    ...

test

Thursday 17 Oct 2013

Tuesday 01 Oct 2013

Friday 26 Apr 2013

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Thursday 25 Apr 2013
The past two and a half weeks have been quite the adventure! It started out with the usual race-centered escapades, but shortly thereafter tailspinned into a full-blown Lewis Carrol novel! We flew down to TX on April 3rd for Galveston 70.3. Our pal, Sgro, picked a few friends and us up at the airport in his sweet, new, double-cab pick-up truck. Originally from Brockton, he’s just a cowboy hat and bolo tie short of a true Texan, now, folks!   Our suitcase did not make it to Houston with us, but Southwest had it delivered to us before we went to bed that night. Because that suitcase held all of the training clothes that we had packed, we needed to get creative for the little run we had planned. We both borrowed shorts from our buddy, Matt Curbeau, and I bought a cheap sports bra at the local sporting goods store. I made a mistake with the size, and basically ...

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