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Star-Studded Field Headed to XTERRA Utah

Star-Studded Field Headed to XTERRA Utah

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

The best-of-the-best in the U.S. will meet at Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah Saturday, Sept. 20th, to determine who will walk away with the coveted titled of XTERRA USA Champion. More than 40 elites including every man in the top 10 and every woman in the top 15 of the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series rankings will toe the line, along with an influx of international stars looking to win big on American soil. more

Lucy Gossage, Getting ready for the big one

Lucy Gossage, Getting ready for the big one

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Last weekend I ‘raced’ a 100 mile time trial in Derbyshire. I was missing a party with my university friends and was so tired driving up there after an early morning swim that I had to pull over for a power nap en route. In all honesty I didn’t have a clue how I would manage to get myself through the ride, let alone push myself to ride hard. more

Gina Crawford 70.3 Sunshine Coast recap

Gina Crawford 70.3 Sunshine Coast recap

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

After Bintan I traveled straight to Australia to train in one of my most favourite parts of the world, Peregian Beach near Noosa, Australia. I just love it here. I always feel so happy, and have my best ever training. I love the consistently great weather, the beach, the 50m swimming pool in the sun, the lack of earthquakes, the list goes on. I am very sad to leave, although we are going next to Hawaii so I should get over it. more

Michael Raelert wins 70.3 Rügen

Michael Raelert wins 70.3 Rügen

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

First victory in the second competition after a long race-break – Swim had to be cancelled due to windy and tough conditions – Strong performance on the bike. In his second competition after a long break from racing, Michael Raelert has celebrated the first victory. The Rostockian won the inaugural Strandräuber Ironman 70.3 Rügen. more

All British victory at Challenge Weymouth

All British victory at Challenge Weymouth

Monday 15 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Challenge Weymouth took place this weekend, with over 1400 athletes lining up to take part in both half and full distance events. Joe Skipper (GBR) and Eleanor Hersign (GBR) took out the wins at this inaugural race located in the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth, showcasing the very best of England’s Dorset coastline. more

Trautman and Forshaw Win in Wales

Trautman and Forshaw Win in Wales

Monday 15 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

At a race renowned for tough weather, IRONMAN Wales served up glorious sunshine and two new winners in Matt Trautman (RSA) and Amy Forshaw (GBR). For three years IRONMAN Wales, set in the spectacular Welsh tourist destination of Tenby, has served up challenging weather conditions including everything from high winds to pouring rain, and people still keep coming back. Why? Put simply, it’s because the atmosphere here in this tiny village in the county of Pembrokeshire is second to none. more

Atkinson Edges, Steffen Stunning on Sunshine Coast

Atkinson Edges, Steffen Stunning on Sunshine Coast

Sunday 14 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Two Queensland stars proved experience was the key to success in two vastly differing races on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. Two-time Olympian Courtney Atkinson withstood Australian ITU star Dan Wilson in a sprint finish to claim the men’s honours at IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast, with defending champion Pete Jacobs, with his focus firmly on Hawaii, content with third. more

Fachbach and Bij de Vaate crowned European champions in Almere

Fachbach and Bij de Vaate crowned European champions in Almere

Saturday 13 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Outstanding performances in Challenge Amsterdam-Almere brought German Markus Fachbach and Heleen bij de Vaate from the Netherlands European titles long distance triathlon today. Fachbach controlled the race from the early stages of the bike, when he overtook last year’s winner Bart Colpaert from Belgium. Bij de Vaate had to overtake a lot of adversaries in the first 40 kilometers of the bike after a traditionally weak swim where she lost over 5 minutes to the competition. more

Christian Nitschke pre-race 70.3 Rugen

Christian Nitschke pre-race 70.3 Rugen

Saturday 13 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

This weekend it´s time for another home-race, the Ironman 70.3 Rügen. Its takes place just some 60min ride by car from where I live in northern Germany. The swim takes place in the Baltic Sea, same like OstseeMan, just with the difference that Binz is much more exposed and really choppy water is expected. Some already talk about that it might be held out as a duathlon race. But hey, this is the Baltic coast. more

Raphael, Reichel, Potrebitsch ready to compete

Raphael, Reichel, Potrebitsch ready to compete

Friday 12 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Jan Raphael and Horst Reichel represented the POWER HORSE Triathlon Team at the Ironman 70.3 Rügen to finish off the end of European competition season with a strong field athletes. Team-mate George Potrebitsch takes on Challenge Amsterdam-Almere Challenge and with it the European Championship title over the long distance. more

Challenge Shepparton announces pro field

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 Admin
keatrun1 Challenge Shepparton Two months out and some of the biggest names in long distance racing have voted and will be lining up to take on a new look event at Challenge Shepparton on Sunday 16 November 2014. The same Shepparton hospitality race with a brand new look course has been received with overwhelming approval from athletes, sponsors and supporters. Challenge Shepparton, which is now based in the city centre and includes a 1.9km swim in the stunning Victoria Park Lake, a two-lap 90km bike course on flat and fast roads and a three-lap 21.1km run encompassing the lake and trail tracks. It’s been a huge effort by all stakeholders to re-locate the race to it’s new home and Challenge Asia Pacific CEO Marcus Altmann is full of praise for the team responsible. “Without the commitment, drive and passion from the Council, McPherson Media Group, David Hansen at Supersprint and the local community this simply wouldn’t have been possible. We’re very excited by the new look course and venue for...

The Weekend Wrap

Monday 15 Sep 2014 Admin
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 11.57.45 am Challenge Weymouth Challenge Media Challenge Weymouth took place this weekend, with over 1400 athletes lining up to take part in both half and full distance events. Joe Skipper (GBR) and Eleanor Hersign (GBR) took out the wins at this inaugural race located in the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth, showcasing the very best of England’s Dorset coastline. Due to high winds, choppy sea, and strong tides with consideration for safety and enjoyment of athletes, race organisers made the tough decision to halve the full distance swim leg to 1.9km, and postpone the swim start by half an hour. In the Challenge Weymouth men’s race Stephen Bayliss led the male pros out of the water in 27:26, followed two minutes later by fast age groupers James Grandfield and Zoltan Petsuk. By half way through the 180km bike, the three Brits, Joe Skipper, Bayliss and Joel Jameson were fighting neck and neck and continued to do so until the final 20km when Skipper managed to break away, coming into T2 with a...

The Crank

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 Admin
DEL_3926 70.3 Sunshine Coast was a great event with some of the very best going flat out. Courtney Atkinosn continues his ‘pros pro’ approach to racing. He always seems to be ready for these types of races. His sprint finish ahead of Dan Wilson was very good. Speaking of Dan Wilson, an impressive debut from him. Must be nice racing for himself instead of trying to impress some selectors. On the women’s side of this race it was Caroline Steffen who looked very tuned in winning ahead of some very talented opposition in Gina Crawford and Radka Vodickova. Steffen’s on the happy this season and it’s still working. Pete Jacobs too was his Albino Tiger best at Sunshine Coast. This time last season PJ whacked the rest of the field Joe Pesci style in this event. He swaggered into Kona and left with nothing. This season he went into this race and tapped out a respectable third while not going into the red (according to his post race comments. His injuries are better and he is feeling good. Take what...

Survival in the bunch.

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 Admin
Phil Wrochna Let’s face it, it’s a tough peddling world out there where you can get judged at the drop of a hat. If you are new to this caper or are just a little unsure then this little guide might best be printed and laminated so that you stay on the right side of the bunch. And lets be clear on this, forget your training and coaches tips etc this is the stuff that is useful. To keep yourself bunch ride friendly don’t do the following… Half wheel. You know what I’m talking about. You are riding along and the dude next to you just rolls that little bit ahead of you. Not consciously of course, but as the miles roll on you get more and more aware that this cat is simply doing that to irritate you. An unconscious act or not it’s still annoying. And it would be right of you to pull them up on it politely once. If they continue to half wheel you post your request to stop then you have every right to be more forceful. If you know them maybe say something about their last...

Photos: Celebrities Compete At 28th Annual Malibu Tri

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 Triathlete.com
1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon Australian pro Luke McKenzie. View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon The crowd gathers before the start of the race.View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon Ironman and USA Triathlon Hall-of-Famer Bob Babbitt. View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon They're off!View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon NCIS's Michael Weatherly.View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon View Larger Image.2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon View Larger...

One-Hour Workout: Progressive Pool Sighting

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 Jené Shaw
Photo: Shutterstock.comEvery Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!). This week’s swim workout comes from Bryan Mineo, a Los Angeles-based swim coach who will be leading sessions for the Triathlete training camp in San Diego this week, as well as a three-day ocean camp Sept. 26–28. Mineo works with athletes through his business MineoAthletics.com and is also training to swim the English Channel. “This swim challenges the athlete to incorporate sighting during progressive efforts, similar to how they will race in open water,” Mineo says. RELATED: 9 Secrets To Proper Open-Water Sighting One-Hour Workout: Progressive Pool Sighting Warm-up 300 easy Main Set 4×75 drill/kick/swim 100 easy 4×200 (50 build 4x, sight every third stroke cycle) :30 rest 100 easy 2×400 (sprint last 25 of every 100, sight every third stroke cycle) :30 rest Cool-down 300 easy Total: 2700 yards More one-hour workouts. The post One-Hour Workout:...

An In-Depth Look At The New Scott Plasma 5

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 Evan Rudd
1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.Scott Plasma 5 With a set of Zipp’s carbon clinchers – 808 rear and 404 front – the Plasma 5 is race ready off the showroom floor. Photo: Nils NilsenView Larger Image.Scott Plasma 5 A close up of the inside of the chainstays. Photo: Nils NilsenView Larger Image.Scott Plasma 5 The Plasma 5 Team Issue is outfitted with a SRAM Red 22 11-speed component package and an 11-26 cassette. Photo: Nils NilsenView Larger Image.Scott Plasma 5 The Profile Design water bottle actually makes the bike more aerodynamic but can easily be removed if it’s not needed. Each frame size features a different sized bottle. Photo: Nils NilsenView Larger Image.Scott Plasma 5 If not for the straw sticking up, it would be tough to tell there’s a bottle mounted to the front end of the Plasma 5 looking at the bike head on. Photo: Nils NilsenView Larger Image.Scott Plasma 5 Scott integrates its proprietary TKB136 front brake into the...

Interview with Nils Frommhold on Kona 2014

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 Thorsten
Nils Frommhold Nils Frommhold is one of the athletes that’s not yet a household name, but he might surprise a lot of people in Kona this year. Nils has switched to long-course racing in 2012 and immediately had great success, winning IM Arizona in 8:03. He was injured for almost the complete 2013 season, then easily qualified with a 5th place in Cozumel and a win in South Africa. This summer, he had a great race at Challenge Roth, leading for almost the whole day and eventually finished in second with a time of just over 8 hours. He also had a great 0.3 Championships placing fifth. This year will be his first Kona race, and he was kind enough to answer a few questions about Kona for my upcoming Kona Rating Report. You can already pre-order the report so you’ll be among the first to receive it! Thorsten: After your injury in 2013, was qualifying for Kona your main goal? Nils: After Cozumel at the end of 2013, my goals were to get my Kona slot without too many races and also to have a peak...

Spotlight: Daniel Bretscher's 8-Year Journey

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014
The reigning IRONMAN Wisconsin champion talks about confidence, recovery, and good old-fashioned patience.

Learn how to assess yourself

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 David@blitzmag.com.au (Andrew Read)
Learn how to assess your body - Triathlon training - PICTURE - Triathlon & Multisport Want to make the most of your training? It is important to listen to your body and assess your needs, writes strength and conditioning coach Andrew Read.

Jaimie’s Blog – No Longer a Virgin of Full Distance Triathlon!

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 Jaimie Jacobs
<photo.JPG> Jaimie’s Blog: No Longer a Virgin of Full Distance Triathlon!  Well to say Challenge Roth was uneventful would be an absolute lie. Apparently it was one of the toughest years in its 30 year history with the wind and the heat at its cruelest with the highest amount of athletes in the medical tent (20% of starters did not finish). Yet strangely the wind and the heat I did not notice until I heard people talking about it – I was doing my first ‘full distance triathlon’, living the dream. My dream. You know its going to be a memorable day when it starts with Cindy Lauper blaring through the speakers “Girls just want to have fun” – this is awesome at any time and or place of the day let alone in Germany whilst treading water on the start line of Challenge Roth! What is Challenge Roth? Picture Tour De France moments where one is enveloped in a kilometre of avid supporters 10 people deep whilst pedaling up what is called Solar Hill. Cyclists must ride single file. The ride course...

Sunday 21 Oct 2012 Noreply@blogger.com (Amelia Pearson)
Have been very busy working on our new Triathlon, Cycling and Adventure holidays in the French Alps.  Check it out.....  www.tri4thealps.com Can highly reccomend a trip to Morzine for the ultimate holiday experience!

State of Long Distance Tri, PART II

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 Andrew Starykowicz
WW_Perc This will be a 3 Part blog: Part 1 will consist of Up to speed, Challenge is coming, Prize Purses, Battle of the Sexes Part 2 will consist of Where & When, Sponsors, Race Coverage, World Champs Part 3 will Starky Says Where & When? Let’s pick apart why only 91% of the time are there enough women to fill out the prize purse and less than 2/3’s of the time are there 10 women even finishing WTC long course races. On the men’s side it is a lot better with only 1 field not paying out and 92% of the fields had 10+ male finishers. First let’s start off with which regions are these races and how many people are finishing, or where the marketplace of the professionals is. America’s is defined as North and South America excluding the United States. It is very apparent that the market in the Pacific Rim (Oceana & Asia) is just not there for WTC when it comes to professionals…and age groupers considering the races are not sold out. The men’s fields worldwide are full and deep...

Looking forward to a brew

Monday 15 Sep 2014 Tim
10648472_772012332840950_2176590522455820033_o Morning brew ride with the fellas. Missed these while being in Boulder. Nothing tastes as good as coffee here in Aus.

Running and building blocks the hard way with Robbo

Saturday 13 Sep 2014 Tim
A build run with Robbo and Grant Giles (coach) at the helm. This is great Kona prep. We’d ridden 180 clicks this morning and now onto a build run down starting at Ironman Pace 3:50min/km down to 3:08 / 3:04 over 4 sections of build.

Shuffle time in Ballina

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 Tim
The Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay, Australia My poor legs are stuffed after that. Rest is needed. Ohh no, no chance…. Next up, a quick swim.

Hills again

Sunday 14 Sep 2014 Tim
Early Morning Sun, Ballina, NSW, Australia Doesn’t seem like I left Boulder at all with these hills. Hello good friends.

28 days to Kona 2014

Saturday 13 Sep 2014 Tim
ironman-swim Or if you are into your specifics, then it’s 2,419,200 seconds 40,320 minutes 672 hours I’ve decided to keep a fairly consistent update as I make my final preparations leading into the 2014 Ironman World Championship. What will I do during this time? Stayed tuned to my road to Kona.

Back in Gods country

Saturday 13 Sep 2014 Admin
the-shannon-at-killaloe Nothing like being home and getting the job done with the boys. Today, 190km on the bike. Tough set given my travels back from Canada was so long.

Nation's Tri as the RWB newbie coach

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 Jocelyn Wong (noreply@blogger.com)
I ran a half marathon yesterday morning, but they haven't posted any race photos yet, and what's a race report without action shots, right?? I also need to blog about my second year at the Nation's Triathlon. Apparently it is DC's only triathlon (according to www.trifind.com anyway). Last year, I was working full-time at Walter Reed and ended up on a wounded warrior relay team with Josh. Hmm, I

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Star-Studded Field Headed to XTERRA Utah

Star-Studded Field Headed to XTERRA Utah

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

The best-of-the-best in the U.S. will meet at Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah Saturday, Sept. 20th, to determine who will walk away with the coveted titled of XTERRA USA Champion. More than 40 elites including every man in the top 10 and every woman in the top 15 of the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series rankings will toe the line, along with an influx of international stars looking to win big on American soil. more

Lucy Gossage, Getting ready for the big one

Lucy Gossage, Getting ready for the big one

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Last weekend I ‘raced’ a 100 mile time trial in Derbyshire. I was missing a party with my university friends and was so tired driving up there after an early morning swim that I had to pull over for a power nap en route. In all honesty I didn’t have a clue how I would manage to get myself through the ride, let alone push myself to ride hard. more

Gina Crawford 70.3 Sunshine Coast recap

Gina Crawford 70.3 Sunshine Coast recap

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

After Bintan I traveled straight to Australia to train in one of my most favourite parts of the world, Peregian Beach near Noosa, Australia. I just love it here. I always feel so happy, and have my best ever training. I love the consistently great weather, the beach, the 50m swimming pool in the sun, the lack of earthquakes, the list goes on. I am very sad to leave, although we are going next to Hawaii so I should get over it. more

Michael Raelert wins 70.3 Rügen

Michael Raelert wins 70.3 Rügen

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

First victory in the second competition after a long race-break – Swim had to be cancelled due to windy and tough conditions – Strong performance on the bike. In his second competition after a long break from racing, Michael Raelert has celebrated the first victory. The Rostockian won the inaugural Strandräuber Ironman 70.3 Rügen. more

All British victory at Challenge Weymouth

All British victory at Challenge Weymouth

Monday 15 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Challenge Weymouth took place this weekend, with over 1400 athletes lining up to take part in both half and full distance events. Joe Skipper (GBR) and Eleanor Hersign (GBR) took out the wins at this inaugural race located in the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth, showcasing the very best of England’s Dorset coastline. more

Challenge Shepparton announces pro field

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 Admin
keatrun1 Challenge Shepparton Two months out and some of the biggest names in long distance racing have voted and will be lining up to take on a new look event at Challenge Shepparton on Sunday 16 November 2014. The same Shepparton hospitality race with a brand new look course has been received with overwhelming approval from athletes, sponsors and supporters. Challenge Shepparton, which is now based in the city centre and includes a 1.9km swim in the stunning Victoria Park Lake, a two-lap 90km bike course on flat and fast roads and a three-lap 21.1km run encompassing the lake and trail tracks. It’s been a huge effort by all stakeholders to re-locate the race to it’s new home and Challenge Asia Pacific CEO Marcus Altmann is full of praise for the team responsible. “Without the commitment, drive and passion from the Council, McPherson Media Group, David Hansen at Supersprint and the local community this simply wouldn’t have been possible. We’re very excited by the new look course and venue for...

The Weekend Wrap

Monday 15 Sep 2014 Admin
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 11.57.45 am Challenge Weymouth Challenge Media Challenge Weymouth took place this weekend, with over 1400 athletes lining up to take part in both half and full distance events. Joe Skipper (GBR) and Eleanor Hersign (GBR) took out the wins at this inaugural race located in the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth, showcasing the very best of England’s Dorset coastline. Due to high winds, choppy sea, and strong tides with consideration for safety and enjoyment of athletes, race organisers made the tough decision to halve the full distance swim leg to 1.9km, and postpone the swim start by half an hour. In the Challenge Weymouth men’s race Stephen Bayliss led the male pros out of the water in 27:26, followed two minutes later by fast age groupers James Grandfield and Zoltan Petsuk. By half way through the 180km bike, the three Brits, Joe Skipper, Bayliss and Joel Jameson were fighting neck and neck and continued to do so until the final 20km when Skipper managed to break away, coming into T2 with a...

The Crank

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 Admin
DEL_3926 70.3 Sunshine Coast was a great event with some of the very best going flat out. Courtney Atkinosn continues his ‘pros pro’ approach to racing. He always seems to be ready for these types of races. His sprint finish ahead of Dan Wilson was very good. Speaking of Dan Wilson, an impressive debut from him. Must be nice racing for himself instead of trying to impress some selectors. On the women’s side of this race it was Caroline Steffen who looked very tuned in winning ahead of some very talented opposition in Gina Crawford and Radka Vodickova. Steffen’s on the happy this season and it’s still working. Pete Jacobs too was his Albino Tiger best at Sunshine Coast. This time last season PJ whacked the rest of the field Joe Pesci style in this event. He swaggered into Kona and left with nothing. This season he went into this race and tapped out a respectable third while not going into the red (according to his post race comments. His injuries are better and he is feeling good. Take what...

Survival in the bunch.

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 Admin
Phil Wrochna Let’s face it, it’s a tough peddling world out there where you can get judged at the drop of a hat. If you are new to this caper or are just a little unsure then this little guide might best be printed and laminated so that you stay on the right side of the bunch. And lets be clear on this, forget your training and coaches tips etc this is the stuff that is useful. To keep yourself bunch ride friendly don’t do the following… Half wheel. You know what I’m talking about. You are riding along and the dude next to you just rolls that little bit ahead of you. Not consciously of course, but as the miles roll on you get more and more aware that this cat is simply doing that to irritate you. An unconscious act or not it’s still annoying. And it would be right of you to pull them up on it politely once. If they continue to half wheel you post your request to stop then you have every right to be more forceful. If you know them maybe say something about their last...

Photos: Celebrities Compete At 28th Annual Malibu Tri

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 Triathlete.com
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Jaimie’s Blog – No Longer a Virgin of Full Distance Triathlon!

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 Jaimie Jacobs
<photo.JPG> Jaimie’s Blog: No Longer a Virgin of Full Distance Triathlon!  Well to say Challenge Roth was uneventful would be an absolute lie. Apparently it was one of the toughest years in its 30 year history with the wind and the heat at its cruelest with the highest amount of athletes in the medical tent (20% of starters did not finish). Yet strangely the wind and the heat I did not notice until I heard people talking about it – I was doing my first ‘full distance triathlon’, living the dream. My dream. You know its going to be a memorable day when it starts with Cindy Lauper blaring through the speakers “Girls just want to have fun” – this is awesome at any time and or place of the day let alone in Germany whilst treading water on the start line of Challenge Roth! What is Challenge Roth? Picture Tour De France moments where one is enveloped in a kilometre of avid supporters 10 people deep whilst pedaling up what is called Solar Hill. Cyclists must ride single file. The ride course...

Sunday 21 Oct 2012 Noreply@blogger.com (Amelia Pearson)
Have been very busy working on our new Triathlon, Cycling and Adventure holidays in the French Alps.  Check it out.....  www.tri4thealps.com Can highly reccomend a trip to Morzine for the ultimate holiday experience!

State of Long Distance Tri, PART II

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 Andrew Starykowicz
WW_Perc This will be a 3 Part blog: Part 1 will consist of Up to speed, Challenge is coming, Prize Purses, Battle of the Sexes Part 2 will consist of Where & When, Sponsors, Race Coverage, World Champs Part 3 will Starky Says Where & When? Let’s pick apart why only 91% of the time are there enough women to fill out the prize purse and less than 2/3’s of the time are there 10 women even finishing WTC long course races. On the men’s side it is a lot better with only 1 field not paying out and 92% of the fields had 10+ male finishers. First let’s start off with which regions are these races and how many people are finishing, or where the marketplace of the professionals is. America’s is defined as North and South America excluding the United States. It is very apparent that the market in the Pacific Rim (Oceana & Asia) is just not there for WTC when it comes to professionals…and age groupers considering the races are not sold out. The men’s fields worldwide are full and deep...

Looking forward to a brew

Monday 15 Sep 2014 Tim
10648472_772012332840950_2176590522455820033_o Morning brew ride with the fellas. Missed these while being in Boulder. Nothing tastes as good as coffee here in Aus.

Running and building blocks the hard way with Robbo

Saturday 13 Sep 2014 Tim
A build run with Robbo and Grant Giles (coach) at the helm. This is great Kona prep. We’d ridden 180 clicks this morning and now onto a build run down starting at Ironman Pace 3:50min/km down to 3:08 / 3:04 over 4 sections of build.

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