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70.3 California preview

70.3 California preview

Friday 27 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

IRONMAN 70.3 California started out as an IRONMAN in 2000. Two years later it was turned into one of the first IRONMAN 70.3 events and helped launch the popularity of the distance. Oceanside, California offers triathletes a chance to race in the region that birthed the sport in the early 1970s in Mission Bay. Oceanside is located at the northern end of San Diego's North County, which includes the beach communities of Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, and Carlsbad—home to surf, triathlon, and beach cu more

Male Champions Grace African Soil

Male Champions Grace African Soil

Friday 27 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

The first IRONMAN African Championship features a stellar men's field. The deepest and strongest IRONMAN professional field ever assembled in Africa is set for a fierce battle at the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship on Sunday March 29. The men’s field at the inaugural Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship features continental and world championship winners, together with some of South Africa’s most promising talents. more

African Champs: Swallow and Corbin Headline Women's Field

African Champs: Swallow and Corbin Headline Women's Field

Friday 27 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

The Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship features an incredibly competitive women's field. The women’s field at the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship has never been this open. There are obvious choices for favorites, but with so much quality in the field, picking a winner is a guessing game. more

Star-studded line up set for women’s WTS Auckland

Star-studded line up set for women’s WTS Auckland

Friday 27 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

The second stop of the ITU World Triathlon Series touches down in Auckland this Sunday, which includes a roster of the highest star-studded potential all vying to take home the next circuit title in the season’s first standard distance race of the year. The world’s finest will battle it out on a choppy two-lap harbour swim, hilly eight-lap bike and finish it off with a four-lap run course. more

Bintan Joins IRONMAN 70.3 Series

Bintan Joins IRONMAN 70.3 Series

Thursday 26 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region in the sport with the addition of a new event in Indonesia The popularity of IRONMAN triathlon in Asia-Pacific continues with the addition of the Swiss-Belhotel IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan in Indonesia. The popular MetaMan Bintan triathlon event has joined the IRONMAN kin, making it the 16th IRONMAN 70.3 in the region, with the inaugural event on August 23 this year. more

Conrad Stoltz to race at XTERRA ASIA-Pacific Champs

Conrad Stoltz to race at XTERRA ASIA-Pacific Champs

Thursday 26 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

Conrad Stoltz, the most decorated off-road triathlete of all-time, is returning to Callala Beach in Jervis Bay for another shot at the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship title on April 18. “It’s a big race, has a TV show, big money, and just look how the Aussies crawled out of the woodwork last year. That’s good for the sport,” said Stoltz, who has an unprecedented 51 XTERRA championship titles to his credit. more

Impressive men’s elite roster for WTS Auckland

Impressive men’s elite roster for WTS Auckland

Thursday 26 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

The second stop of the ITU World Triathlon Series touches down in Auckland this Sunday, which brings forth some of the sport’s top men all vying to take home the next circuit title in the season’s first standard distance race of the year. The men’s elite will battle it out on a choppy two-lap harbour swim, hilly eight-lap bike and finish it off with a four-lap run course. more

Women take Center Stage at Challenge Bateman’s Bay

Women take Center Stage at Challenge Bateman’s Bay

Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

Great Britain’s Liz Blatchford and American Mary Beth Ellis are two of the world’s best long distance athletes on the circuit and will headline a deep women’s field at Challenge Bateman’s Bay this weekend. Gold Coast-based Blatchford exploded onto the long course scene back in 2012 after a long and successful ITU career. The 34-year-old admits she still has a lot to learn and gaining strength on the bike is a focus but will go into Challenge Bateman’s Bay as a favourite. more

IRONMAN announce 70.3 Punta del Este, Uruguay

IRONMAN announce 70.3 Punta del Este, Uruguay

Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

Punta del Este welcomes the world to one of South America’s newest IRONMAN events, the IRONMAN 70.3 Punta del Este, Uruguay. Punta del Este is a world famous beach resort situated on the coastline of Uruguay. The city boasts a mix of colonial and cutting edge modern architecture combined with picturesque beaches, world-class dining and shopping options, and a friendly, safe atmosphere. Punta del Este’s climate, high quality roads and coastal location makes the city an ideal IRONMAN 70.3 race loc more

Tim Berkel, Great result but a tough day at the office

Tim Berkel, Great result but a tough day at the office

Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

Yesterday was an epic day in Melbourne. It’s funny in this triathlon game. Some days you go out to race and as hard and painful as it is, you feel good. Mentally, you’re in the zone and the race just flows. Sometimes though, it’s just a tough day at the office. And that’s certainly how things went down for me at IM Melbourne. more

A look at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside

Saturday 28 Mar 2015
This weekend marks the official start of the North American triathlon season with the popular Ironman 70.3 Oceanside and the field is very stacked.

Focus on Ironman South Africa

Saturday 28 Mar 2015
Another big long distance event this weekend is the Standard Bank Ironman South Africa and Frederik Van Lierde and Jodie Swallow are favorites.

2015 Oceanside pre-race

Saturday 28 Mar 2015
Ironman 70.3 California always draws an elite field to this Southern California classic, home of many major triathlon sponsors. Pre race photo gallery by Timothy Carlson

Challenge Batemans Bay pro preview

Saturday 28 Mar 2015 Trizone
March 24, 2015 (Bateman’s Bay, NSW) Great Britain’s Liz Blatchford and American Mary Beth Ellis are two of the world’s best long distance athletes on the circuit and will headline a deep women’s field at Challenge Bateman’s Bay this weekend. Gold Coast-based Blatchford exploded onto the long course scene back in 2012 after a long and successful ITU career. The 34-year-old admits she still has a lot to learn and gaining strength on the bike is a focus but will go into Challenge Bateman’s Bay as a favourite. After a 2014 season that started by winning the Huskisson Long Course and included three podiums places and a victory at Ironman Cairns, she ended her season with a win at Challenge Forster. “I’m looking forward to racing Challenge Batemans Bay. It looks like a stunning location and course, which is always a drawing factor,” said Blatchford. Blatchford is building into her 2015 season and targeting the half distances in the early months. “It fits nicely with my season....

Triathlon Australia Names 2018 Commonwealth Games Squad

Saturday 28 Mar 2015 Liam Bromilow
Aaron Royle Ian Hansen | Pic Delly Carr Triathlon Australia in conjunction with the Australian Commonwealth Games Association has today announced an exciting 22-strong squad to prepare for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The 2018 Gold Squad of 11 men and 11 women represents the future of Australia’s emerging triathlon talents and is led by four members of Australia’s 2014 Commonwealth Games team from Glasgow – Ryan Bailie (WA), Aaron Royle (NSW), Olympian Emma Jackson (QLD) and Ashleigh Gentle (QLD). Jackson, Bailie and Royle were all members of the Australian Teams Relay that won bronze in a dramatic finish with Canada in Glasgow last year. The Glasgow foursome will be joined by 18 emerging youngsters including medallists from last year’s ITU World Championships; Jake Birtwhistle (TAS), Calvin Quirk (QLD) and Gillian Backhouse (QLD) and Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Brittany Dutton (QLD). Birtwhistle, 20, who will make his ITU World Triathlon Series debut in Auckland this Sunday,...

Video: Andy Potts Going After 6th 70.3 California Win

Friday 27 Mar 2015 Steve Godwin
American Andy Potts chats about the Ironman 70.3 California course and what it will take to reclaim the title. The former Olympian also shares how he spends the last 24 hours before a race. See the Ironman 70.3 California start list. RELATED: Andy Potts’ Cold-Water Swim Tips   The post Video: Andy Potts Going After 6th 70.3 California Win appeared first on Triathlete.com.

#50WomenToKona launches TriEqual.com to promote equal opportunity for women in triathlon

Friday 27 Mar 2015 LAVA Editors
TriEqual.com, a new web site dedicated to fairness, development and equality in the sport of triathlon, goes live today, March 27, announced the founders of the growing #50WomentoKona movement. TriEqual will serve as a resource to support the #50WomenToKona movement for female professional triathletes to gain an equal number of slots to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Currently, women professional triathletes have 35 slots to race at Ironman Hawaii versus the 50 slots for professional men. TriEqual aims to ensure that all groups within the triathlon community are treated equally and with respect. Additionally, TriEqual will promote increased participation and diversity in the sport of triathlon. The opportunity for more women professionals to race at Ironman Hawaii will give female athletes more exposure, and promote and grow the sport of triathlon. “TriEqual was founded to promote equality in triathlon and increase participation and diversity by expanding...

Hauschildt and Symonds Punch Their Tickets to Kona

Friday 27 Mar 2015
Jeff Symonds takes the win in Melbourne. Photo: Delly Carr A look at the athletes who have nailed down a spot on the start line for the IRONMAN World Championship.

#50WomenToKona launches TriEqual.com to promote equal opportunity for women in triathlon

Friday 27 Mar 2015 Admin
women start IMWA TriEqual.com launch press release| Pic Phil Wrochna BOULDER – TriEqual.com, a new web site dedicated to fairness, development and equality in the sport of triathlon, goes live today, March 27, announced the founders of the growing #50WomentoKona movement. TriEqual will serve as a resource to support the #50WomenToKona movement for female professional triathletes to gain an equal number of slots to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Currently, women professional triathletes have 35 slots to race at Ironman Hawaii versus the 50 slots for professional men. TriEqual aims to ensure that all groups within the triathlon community are treated equally and with respect. Additionally, TriEqual will promote increased participation and diversity in the sport of triathlon. The opportunity for more women professionals to race at Ironman Hawaii will give female athletes more exposure, and promote and grow the sport of triathlon. “TriEqual was founded to promote equality in...

Brett Sutton Explains The Chopping Board Paddles

Friday 27 Mar 2015 Triathlete.com
Nicola Spirig with her chopping board paddles, which outperform all rivals in trying to model the same position in the water. Photo: Trisutto.comTriathlon coach Brett Sutton explains the use of the non-traditional “chopping board paddles.” This article originally appeared at Trisutto.com. The humble chopping board has long taken pride of place in the swim toolkit of many successful swimmers. They are used specifically in improving our athletes who use a two-beat kick, bilateral breathing technique. The absolute relevance of these paddles doesn’t come from my imagination, but from countless hours spent watching films of swimmers taken at the Valley Pool so many years ago. The pool had an underwater window where athletes were filmed using every type of swim equipment, noting every variant that came from a certain paddle or flipper (or fins for US readers). The difference to stroke that a simple, small differential on a paddle would make was enormous. Just as different flipper...

Ironman Melbourne - Asia Pacific Championship

Thursday 19 Mar 2015
Picture photo by witsup.com    1st   -   8:52:51   swim   -   54:44 (7th)   bike     -   4:48:01 (5th)   run      -   3:06:32 (2nd) photo by Joanne Baxas I'm not sure how many times I visualized just how my race in Melbourne would pan out but every time it had me crossing the line first with a huge smile on my face. It wasn't just the finish line that I imagined. I went through my entire race section by section. My final visualisations were what I thought would be conservative. In brief, I'd have a decent swim exiting the water around 3min behind the leaders. I'd get off the bike with a 5min deficit. In past races with long bike legs, I've always hammered the first half of the bike to try get to the lead ASAP but this time I really wanted to conserve a little energy to have a good run. And then for the run I had strict instructions from Jared to run no faster than low 4's (4min/km). "4:0-...

Why I Resigned from the Women For Tri Board

Friday 27 Mar 2015 Hillarybiscay
Over a week ago now, I made the disappointing decision to resign from the Women for Tri board. This was not a decision that I took lightly, as when I commit to something, I have every intention of following through. But in this instance, ultimately I had to make the call to cut my losses. Time is my most precious resource and I was willing to donate a significant amount of it to this project if it meant working on a project that would leave our sport better, particularly for the women in it. I love ironman. So much so that ironman completely changed the trajectory of my career, and in turn, my life. And I do not want to see everything that made me fall in love with this sport 14 years ago slowly fade away. As the only professional triathlete on the board and a coach of up-and-coming professional female triathletes, I felt a great responsibility to look out for this group. Unfortunately, I realized very quickly that my intentions would be much better served and time better spent...

XTERRA Rotorua in New Zealand- 2014 highlight video.

Friday 27 Mar 2015 Conrad
XTERRA Rotorua 2014

Repost of “The magic of XTERRA New Zealand” from 2014

Friday 27 Mar 2015 Conrad
Conrad Stoltz Caveman XTERRA New Zealand Rotorua hoka one one rapa nui, Specialized, suunto, clif bar, Caveman wins XTERRA New Zealand. I cant believe that after 22 years of pro racing this was only my 2nd race in NZ. Last time was ITU World Cup in Auckland in 1995 or 96. Draft legal road triathlon. After a rocky start to 2014 (2 punctures in 2 races, a biomechanical at XTERRA South Africa, a random injury, and some minor health issues- eye & skin cancer surgeries) its good to finally get the monkey off my back with a good win in Rotorua. What a phenomenal course and venue! Beautiful blue lake called “Blue lake” surrounded by green mountains covered with dense tree fern growth 20ft tall. I was out the swim in 5th or 6th, about 35” behind some Kiwi roadie, followed by Roger Serrano (ESP) and Ben Allen (Aus). After a fair bit of climbing Ben and I filed into Billy T neck in neck- some of the very best and unique single track I’ve ever ridden. Rain showers over the last few days added some extra fun and games and I couldnt wipe the smile off my face. This is the adventure and...

Stay Cool and Staying Aero

Friday 27 Mar 2015 Tim
RDodson__IronManMelb15_035 I’ll be talking more about the importance of aero and the things I try and do to ensure I have the edge over my opponents in the coming weeks. Being aerodynamically optimal needs to take into consideration your position and equipment, but also factors like comfort and hydration. Another one of these factors for racing is thermoregulation, something which was vitally important in my recent trip to Ironman Melbourne. Anyone that was at Ironman Melbourne can attest to the extremes in temperatures seen throughout the day. It was single digits when we started in Frankston, and low 30’s (approx 90f) when I crossed the finish line. It was ridiculously hot at some stages. One of the great things about my Scody Optimise AIR tri suit is that as much as it is aero, it is probably the most cooling suit I have ever worn. The sleeves provide added sun protection, and the fabric retains a very small amount of moisture to help cool me down. With this in mind, I do have some tips for everyone...

2015 Oceanside 70.3 Preview

Thursday 26 Mar 2015 Jesse Thomas
Heyo Crazy Ass Fans! I can’t believe it’s been a couple months since my last update. Hopefully you’ve been able to satisfy your yearning for Jesse Bieber by following me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and/or Strava. Those of you who have know that I’ve been very busy taking selfies and retweeting bad jokes. Alas, the . . . → Read More: 2015 Oceanside 70.3 Preview

2015 Oceanside 70.3 Preview

Thursday 26 Mar 2015 Jesse Thomas
Heyo Crazy Ass Fans! I can’t believe it’s been a couple months since my last update. Hopefully you’ve been able to satisfy your yearning for Jesse Bieber by following me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and/or Strava. Those of you who have know that I’ve been very busy taking selfies and retweeting bad jokes. Alas, the . . . → Read More: 2015 Oceanside 70.3 Preview

Western States 100

Thursday 19 Jul 2012 Tyler
                  Western States 100 was a journey unlike any other I had ever taken.  I started out with a goal of qualifying and finishing under 20 hours and made that well known but several bumps along the way made some of those goals change.  Goals are easy [...]

Embracing the Unknown in 2012

Tuesday 03 Jan 2012 Tyler
2011 was far from what I would have ever expected. It was a year of success, failure and utter loss. I still sit back almost every day and reflect on what this year has taught me, made me think about and made me want to change. The loss of my stepdad the day after racing [...]

The end of the journey…

Monday 10 Oct 2011 Tyler
It’s time for 2011 to come to a close.  I am not one to complain but this year has been one I could have lived without.  Much like the way I started my season in April at Texas 70.3, I ended it at Kona with an empty tank.  I don’t want anyone to feel sorry [...]

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70.3 California preview

70.3 California preview

Friday 27 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

IRONMAN 70.3 California started out as an IRONMAN in 2000. Two years later it was turned into one of the first IRONMAN 70.3 events and helped launch the popularity of the distance. Oceanside, California offers triathletes a chance to race in the region that birthed the sport in the early 1970s in Mission Bay. Oceanside is located at the northern end of San Diego's North County, which includes the beach communities of Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, and Carlsbad—home to surf, triathlon, and beach cu more

Male Champions Grace African Soil

Male Champions Grace African Soil

Friday 27 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

The first IRONMAN African Championship features a stellar men's field. The deepest and strongest IRONMAN professional field ever assembled in Africa is set for a fierce battle at the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship on Sunday March 29. The men’s field at the inaugural Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship features continental and world championship winners, together with some of South Africa’s most promising talents. more

African Champs: Swallow and Corbin Headline Women's Field

African Champs: Swallow and Corbin Headline Women's Field

Friday 27 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

The Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship features an incredibly competitive women's field. The women’s field at the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship has never been this open. There are obvious choices for favorites, but with so much quality in the field, picking a winner is a guessing game. more

Star-studded line up set for women’s WTS Auckland

Star-studded line up set for women’s WTS Auckland

Friday 27 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

The second stop of the ITU World Triathlon Series touches down in Auckland this Sunday, which includes a roster of the highest star-studded potential all vying to take home the next circuit title in the season’s first standard distance race of the year. The world’s finest will battle it out on a choppy two-lap harbour swim, hilly eight-lap bike and finish it off with a four-lap run course. more

Bintan Joins IRONMAN 70.3 Series

Bintan Joins IRONMAN 70.3 Series

Thursday 26 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region in the sport with the addition of a new event in Indonesia The popularity of IRONMAN triathlon in Asia-Pacific continues with the addition of the Swiss-Belhotel IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan in Indonesia. The popular MetaMan Bintan triathlon event has joined the IRONMAN kin, making it the 16th IRONMAN 70.3 in the region, with the inaugural event on August 23 this year. more

A look at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside

Saturday 28 Mar 2015
This weekend marks the official start of the North American triathlon season with the popular Ironman 70.3 Oceanside and the field is very stacked.

Focus on Ironman South Africa

Saturday 28 Mar 2015
Another big long distance event this weekend is the Standard Bank Ironman South Africa and Frederik Van Lierde and Jodie Swallow are favorites.

2015 Oceanside pre-race

Saturday 28 Mar 2015
Ironman 70.3 California always draws an elite field to this Southern California classic, home of many major triathlon sponsors. Pre race photo gallery by Timothy Carlson

Challenge Batemans Bay pro preview

Saturday 28 Mar 2015 Trizone
March 24, 2015 (Bateman’s Bay, NSW) Great Britain’s Liz Blatchford and American Mary Beth Ellis are two of the world’s best long distance athletes on the circuit and will headline a deep women’s field at Challenge Bateman’s Bay this weekend. Gold Coast-based Blatchford exploded onto the long course scene back in 2012 after a long and successful ITU career. The 34-year-old admits she still has a lot to learn and gaining strength on the bike is a focus but will go into Challenge Bateman’s Bay as a favourite. After a 2014 season that started by winning the Huskisson Long Course and included three podiums places and a victory at Ironman Cairns, she ended her season with a win at Challenge Forster. “I’m looking forward to racing Challenge Batemans Bay. It looks like a stunning location and course, which is always a drawing factor,” said Blatchford. Blatchford is building into her 2015 season and targeting the half distances in the early months. “It fits nicely with my season....

Triathlon Australia Names 2018 Commonwealth Games Squad

Saturday 28 Mar 2015 Liam Bromilow
Aaron Royle Ian Hansen | Pic Delly Carr Triathlon Australia in conjunction with the Australian Commonwealth Games Association has today announced an exciting 22-strong squad to prepare for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The 2018 Gold Squad of 11 men and 11 women represents the future of Australia’s emerging triathlon talents and is led by four members of Australia’s 2014 Commonwealth Games team from Glasgow – Ryan Bailie (WA), Aaron Royle (NSW), Olympian Emma Jackson (QLD) and Ashleigh Gentle (QLD). Jackson, Bailie and Royle were all members of the Australian Teams Relay that won bronze in a dramatic finish with Canada in Glasgow last year. The Glasgow foursome will be joined by 18 emerging youngsters including medallists from last year’s ITU World Championships; Jake Birtwhistle (TAS), Calvin Quirk (QLD) and Gillian Backhouse (QLD) and Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Brittany Dutton (QLD). Birtwhistle, 20, who will make his ITU World Triathlon Series debut in Auckland this Sunday,...

Ironman Melbourne - Asia Pacific Championship

Thursday 19 Mar 2015
Picture photo by witsup.com    1st   -   8:52:51   swim   -   54:44 (7th)   bike     -   4:48:01 (5th)   run      -   3:06:32 (2nd) photo by Joanne Baxas I'm not sure how many times I visualized just how my race in Melbourne would pan out but every time it had me crossing the line first with a huge smile on my face. It wasn't just the finish line that I imagined. I went through my entire race section by section. My final visualisations were what I thought would be conservative. In brief, I'd have a decent swim exiting the water around 3min behind the leaders. I'd get off the bike with a 5min deficit. In past races with long bike legs, I've always hammered the first half of the bike to try get to the lead ASAP but this time I really wanted to conserve a little energy to have a good run. And then for the run I had strict instructions from Jared to run no faster than low 4's (4min/km). "4:0-...

Why I Resigned from the Women For Tri Board

Friday 27 Mar 2015 Hillarybiscay
Over a week ago now, I made the disappointing decision to resign from the Women for Tri board. This was not a decision that I took lightly, as when I commit to something, I have every intention of following through. But in this instance, ultimately I had to make the call to cut my losses. Time is my most precious resource and I was willing to donate a significant amount of it to this project if it meant working on a project that would leave our sport better, particularly for the women in it. I love ironman. So much so that ironman completely changed the trajectory of my career, and in turn, my life. And I do not want to see everything that made me fall in love with this sport 14 years ago slowly fade away. As the only professional triathlete on the board and a coach of up-and-coming professional female triathletes, I felt a great responsibility to look out for this group. Unfortunately, I realized very quickly that my intentions would be much better served and time better spent...

XTERRA Rotorua in New Zealand- 2014 highlight video.

Friday 27 Mar 2015 Conrad
XTERRA Rotorua 2014

Repost of “The magic of XTERRA New Zealand” from 2014

Friday 27 Mar 2015 Conrad
Conrad Stoltz Caveman XTERRA New Zealand Rotorua hoka one one rapa nui, Specialized, suunto, clif bar, Caveman wins XTERRA New Zealand. I cant believe that after 22 years of pro racing this was only my 2nd race in NZ. Last time was ITU World Cup in Auckland in 1995 or 96. Draft legal road triathlon. After a rocky start to 2014 (2 punctures in 2 races, a biomechanical at XTERRA South Africa, a random injury, and some minor health issues- eye & skin cancer surgeries) its good to finally get the monkey off my back with a good win in Rotorua. What a phenomenal course and venue! Beautiful blue lake called “Blue lake” surrounded by green mountains covered with dense tree fern growth 20ft tall. I was out the swim in 5th or 6th, about 35” behind some Kiwi roadie, followed by Roger Serrano (ESP) and Ben Allen (Aus). After a fair bit of climbing Ben and I filed into Billy T neck in neck- some of the very best and unique single track I’ve ever ridden. Rain showers over the last few days added some extra fun and games and I couldnt wipe the smile off my face. This is the adventure and...

Stay Cool and Staying Aero

Friday 27 Mar 2015 Tim
RDodson__IronManMelb15_035 I’ll be talking more about the importance of aero and the things I try and do to ensure I have the edge over my opponents in the coming weeks. Being aerodynamically optimal needs to take into consideration your position and equipment, but also factors like comfort and hydration. Another one of these factors for racing is thermoregulation, something which was vitally important in my recent trip to Ironman Melbourne. Anyone that was at Ironman Melbourne can attest to the extremes in temperatures seen throughout the day. It was single digits when we started in Frankston, and low 30’s (approx 90f) when I crossed the finish line. It was ridiculously hot at some stages. One of the great things about my Scody Optimise AIR tri suit is that as much as it is aero, it is probably the most cooling suit I have ever worn. The sleeves provide added sun protection, and the fabric retains a very small amount of moisture to help cool me down. With this in mind, I do have some tips for everyone...

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