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Christian Nitschke going for his 5th title at Osteeman

Christian Nitschke going for his 5th title at Osteeman

Friday 01 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

This weekend will be my 6th attempt at the Ostseeman Triathlon in Germany, which also happens to have been my first Ironman distance race in 2008. I have won this iconic race in northern Germany four times in a row and this Sunday I am hoping to bring home a 5th win. more

Ironman Boulder preview

Ironman Boulder preview

Friday 01 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

Nestled at the foot of the imposing Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado is already a wildly popular home-base and vacation destination for world-class triathletes. The city's health-conscious culture, near-perfect weather and breathtaking natural environment means it's destined to be an instant favorite on the IRONMAN circuit. more

ITU announces nominees for Hall of Fame

ITU announces nominees for Hall of Fame

Friday 01 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

The International Triathlon Union is pleased to announce the nominees for the first-ever ITU Hall of Fame. “The sport of triathlon has been blessed with athletes pushing the limits of sport since the very first World Championships in Avignon 25 years ago,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “We look forward to honouring and celebrating their accomplishments, alongside those that have built the sport into what it has become today.” more

Balazs Csoke, Ironman Lake Placid

Balazs Csoke, Ironman Lake Placid

Thursday 31 Jul 2014 [Triathlon News]

I find it kind of funny that each time after I finish a tough race I almost always promise myself two things: 1) I will never do this again 2) I will never race on this course again. And I thought both of these thoughts last year after I finished 4th place with a sprint finish at Ironman Lake Placid. However, as the race drew nearer and nearer I couldn’t have been more excited to race in Lake Placid again this year. So it’s safe to say, as a triathlete, I sometimes either have a short term memor more

70.3 Philippines preview

70.3 Philippines preview

Thursday 31 Jul 2014 [Triathlon News]

Set in Cebu, one of Asia’s most important economic cities and home to the Philippines Stock Exchange, this is one of the most popular IRONMAN 70.3 events in Asia, drawing participants and fans from all over the Asia-Pacific. more

Paul Ambrose, Ironman Canada

Paul Ambrose, Ironman Canada

Thursday 31 Jul 2014 [Triathlon News]

The first North American IRONMAN was held in 1986 in Penticton Canada; the tradition and sole of Ironman Canada moved to a region of Whistler hosting this prestigious event. It is big enough to have all the amenities of a world-class resort, but has held on to its unique mountain culture and hospitality. The vibrant base Village, hiking trails, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, restaurants and bars, and accommodation to suit every budget, make it a natural fit for IRO more

Challenge Roth sold out within minutes

Challenge Roth sold out within minutes

Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 [Triathlon News]

Big run on “best old race” All start places for DATEV Challenge Roth on July 12, 2015 were booked up within a few minutes. On Monday (July 28) the online registration process had been launched at precisely 10 a.m., and no more than 54 seconds later all of the available places for foreign athletes were gone. After 1:10 minutes all Slots for german athletes had been gone too. more

Triathlon Alpe d’Huez preview

Triathlon Alpe d’Huez preview

Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 [Triathlon News]

The Long distance EDF Alpe d'Huez Triathlon takes place in an exceptional setting and over a unique course! It is unique because the swimming event takes place in the crystal waters of the Lac du Verney, accessible to swimmers only during the Triathlon. Exceptionally, thanks to the authorisation of EDF, a partner in the competition, competitors will have the privilege of swimming in clear waters, at an altitude of 700 m, in a setting of greenery provided by the luxuriantly wooded peaks that surr more

Vanhoenacker and Wee Claim Wins in Whistler

Vanhoenacker and Wee Claim Wins in Whistler

Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 [Triathlon News]

With wins at Subaru IRONMAN Canada, Marino Vanhoenacker and Bree Wee secure spots at the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship. Vanhoenacker back to his winning ways Race-favorite Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) was first to exit Alta Lake in 50:56. Paul Ambrose (GBR), Jeff Symonds (CAN), 2013 IRONMAN Canada champion, Trevor Wurtele (CAN), and Matt Lieto (USA) chased the leader out of the water. more

Limkemann and Kessler triumph at Challenge New Albany

Limkemann and Kessler triumph at Challenge New Albany

Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 [Triathlon News]

Eric Limkemann bested a strong men’s field which included uber biker Andrew Starykowicz and Australia’s Leon Griffin in the inaugural Challenge New Albany. Limkemann used the fourth fastest swim (22:51), the days fastest bike split of 2:07:14 and the sixth fastest run (1:18:43) to win soundly in 3:50:30. Leon Griffin was second in 3:56:16, followed by Andrew Starykowicz who suffered a crash on the bike in third in 3:56:35, Justin Metzler was fourth (4:00:28) and rounding out the top five was Ad more

Go Long Gear: 8 Musts for Big Mileage Days

Friday 01 Aug 2014
A selection of products to help you go the distance when your ride and run mileage starts to take you far.

Recipe: Grilled Peaches with Ricotta and Basil

Friday 01 Aug 2014
August is National Peach month, the perfect time to celebrate the peach in all its taste and nutritional glory.

Mark Allen Announces The Launch of MarkAllenCoaching

Friday 01 Aug 2014 Susan Legacki
New Coaching Group Delivering Comprehensive Service for Beginners to Elites.   Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, award-winning author, motivational speaker and endurance sports product consultant, announces the launch of MarkAllenCoaching. Allen and the staff of MarkAllenCoaching apply his 20+ years of coaching knowledge, experience, and success to help athletes to reach their best potential and gain the most from their triathlon journey. MarkAllenCoaching is ideal for triathletes of all levels of ability from first-timers to seasoned veterans and those with goals ranging from a local sprint distance finish to a world championship iron distance performance. While Allen himself never had the benefit of a coach over his 15-year career as a world-class triathlete, he discovered how to be the best in the world through trial and error by scouring sports research periodicals looking for the most effective training methods, nutritional advice and injury prevention...

How To Pick The Right Gel Or Sports Drink For You

Friday 01 Aug 2014 Lauren Antonucci
Photo: Nils Nilsen With hundreds of sports nutrition products on the market, the once simple process of choosing a gel or sports drink now requires a degree in sports nutrition. Follow this guide to simplify the selection process. Pre-Training What you need: Your specific pre-training/racing needs depend on your body weight and the amount of time you have between ingestion and start time. However, whether you have 15 minutes or two hours until you start exercising, focusing on adequate fluids plus carbohydrates that go down easily and digest quickly will leave you feeling energized when you begin your effort. What to look for: 25-45g of carbohydrate, up to 12g of protein. Bonus points for 100–200mg of sodium. My favorites: If you have more than two hours before your workout and a high training volume, choose ProBar. With 42g of carbs, 11g of protein and an organic ingredient list of real foods, it merges healthy snack and sports fueling perfectly. My favorite is cocoa pistachio, with...

The Check-In: Trading Fire Suit for Lycra

Friday 01 Aug 2014
Jenson Button Formula One World Champion Racing in Cebu and more news from the world of IRONMAN.

Boulder Underpants Run Launches To Great Success

Friday 01 Aug 2014 Holly Bennett
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Become A Bike-Run Powerhouse

Friday 01 Aug 2014 Paul Moore
First off the bike, then fade on the run. Sound familiar? Wildflower Long Course record holder Heather Jackson is here to help, because she’s been there, too. Heather Jackson played ice hockey at university, while that sport made the 28-year-old tough as a puck, her dedication to dominating the ice left little time for other endeavours like, say, swimming, biking and running. So when Jackson picked up triathlon post-graduation, she had some work to do. Her run needed a boost, and she says she’s still waiting for her swim technique to “click.” But all of those years of Division I hockey gave her unmatched quad strength, so naturally, her race strategy became: Get through the swim, crush the bike, then hang on for the run. That plan worked out well, but never netted her a first-place finish at her target distance of 70.3. Only after she completely revamped her training and racing tactics did she win Wildflower in 2012, running past Linsey Corbin and Melanie McQuaid to set a new course...

The #1 Workout To Get You Ready For Ironman

Friday 01 Aug 2014 Jene Shaw
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 06: An athlete during the bike section of Ironman Frankfurt on July 6, 2014 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for Ironman)  An athlete during the bike section of Ironman Frankfurt on July 6, 2014 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for Ironman) Gordo Byrn, the founder of Endurance Corner and author of Going Long, uses what he calls Big Day Training (BDT) as a checkpoint for his athletes training for 140.6. Not only does this workout help to train your mind, you’re also teaching the body pacing and how to digest nutrition over a long period of exercise. “This is the only way to get a taste of how it’s going to feel,” Byrn says. You might do BDT 2–3 times before race preparation. “I like 3/7/11 weeks out from the goal race for an athlete that’s new to the technique. Experienced athletes can do it more often but need to be careful that they don’t end up racing-the-race before Game...

Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden PRO List announced

Friday 01 Aug 2014 Admin
Tim Berkel (AUS) looked calm and collected at the Ironman New Zealand press conference. Tim Bradley The European Championship will be decided at Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden in less than 10 days time and the pro field that has been named is littered with speed, endurance and most of all, talent.  The Ironman 70.3 European Championship in Wiesbaden is traditionally one of the hardest annual titles to win. Last year’s champions included Ritchie Nicholls and Daniela Ryf, who both came from a the cut-throat world of ITU. Stepping up to challenge Ryf for the title of the fastest triathlete in Europe over 70.3 miles includes the 2012 Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Champion Leanda Cave (GBR), last year’s Kona podium finisher Liz Blatchford (GBR), the in-form comeback kid Camilla Pedersen (DEN), multiple 70.3 champion Angela Naeth (CAN), multiple Ironman and 70.3 winner Rebekah Keat (AUS) and Hungary’s Erika Csomor among others. The men’s field is not short on talent either, with Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI), Bart Aernouts (BEL), Tim Berkel (AUS), Peter Robertson...

2016 Olympics Update: Where The U.S. Stands Now

Friday 01 Aug 2014 Bethany Mavis
Groff and Jorgensen have been the frontrunners since the 2012 London Olympics. Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org Looking ahead to the 2016 Olympics, USA Triathlon shares the status on the U.S. Olympic team and qualification process. In just two years, we’ll be watching triathlon in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, but so far, we don’t know who the U.S. will be sending or how exactly they’ll get there. However it plays out, Andy Schmitz, USA Triathlon’s high performance general manager, emphasizes that USAT is changing its focus in the qualification process: “One of the things is we’re trying to really elicit a focus on and a change in—from a cultural standpoint—is focusing on going to the Games to win, and to earn medals, and not just making the team,” Schmitz says. “A lot of the focus in the past has been on, ‘Hey I want to qualify for the U.S. team.’ We don’t want that to be the bar that’s set for our athletes, but it’s more about going to the Games to achieve, not just...

BACK IN MEXICO!

Wednesday 21 Nov 2012 Luke McKenzie (noreply@blogger.com)
Amanda and I are currently on the beautiful island of Cozumel in Mexico preparing for my last race of the 2012 season. We arrived earlier than we originally planned due to cooler weather in LA. Getting ready to take on a hot and humid race takes some acclimatizing and I feel I am more comfortable and train better in these conditions anyway.AMANDA RIDING THE BRAND NEW BIKE PATH THAT LOOPS AROUND THE ISLAND The island really is set up well for triathlon training and from what I hear they are looking to continue to build the infrastructure and facilities to cater for triathletes to come here for camps. The bike path that now loops 65km around the island is simply amazing with no vehicle traffic allowed and it's perfect hot mix surface truly is a pleasure to ride. No hills in Cozumel you say? I would say ride the back stretch of the island on a windy day (quite frequent here it seems) and you won't be complaining about missing hills. A 25m swimming pool (free) in the center of town as...

Castle Howard – Gauntlet 2014

Friday 01 Aug 2014 Fraser
Howard6 3rd place – 4:22:07 The finish line back drop of Castle Howard in Yorkshire is one of the more stunning you will find for a triathlon event – great work yet again from the Castle Triathlon Series events team. Last year the Castle Howard event was my first experience of the Castle Triathlon Series and I was mightily impressed with the whole event and especially the surroundings that the venue is hosting amongst. Ali and I had only two weeks previously raced The Bastion Ironman event at Hever Castle in Kent, but given Yorkshire is only! a 4 hour drive for us, we wanted to get down the road and race what is the most ‘local’ of these races for us. As ever with these races in this series, there are hills aplenty on the bike course plus an off road element to the run section of the races. I was racing the ‘Gauntlet’ half ironman distance event and Ali gave the olympic distance a go. We both thought that the resepective loops out in the countryside...

Pushing To Extremes: Click on Photo to read Amanda Stevens Recent Interview with Oklahoma Magazine

Thursday 31 Jul 2014 Docamandastevens
CLICK ON PHOTO FOR INTERIVEW          Pushing To Extremes.

Training in Leysin

Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 Stephen
I have just raced Ironman Switzerland.  It didn’t quite go to plan.... The post Training in Leysin appeared first on The Iron Couple.

Caveman mountain bikes the Redwoods

Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 Conrad
Conrad Stoltz Caveman Redwoods MTB Went for a little ride in the legendary Redwood forest with a friend. (Bay Area- San Francisco) Click on the image for Youtube link.

Why?

Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (rappstar)
© 2014 Stirland Rae Photo People ask me why I do this over and over. The best thing I've come up with is, "Because I have to. I don't know how to live my life any other way."  - Rebecca Rusch, WHY? (Someone on the Slowtwitch forum asked why I was doing all these races - five 70.3s in six weeks. This was the best thing I could come up with...) It started out as a twofold goal:  -

Helping others

Saturday 26 Jul 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Amelia Pearson)
My role as a triathlon coach is all about helping others. It is very rewarding when I see others inspired to improve and achieve. Sport does not always have to be about winning, it can be just as, sometimes more, satisfying to know you are out there doing your best.A recent week at Tri4theAlps with some guests that are relatively new to the sport proved just this. It was a pretty awful week of weather but they were so keen to get out there and willing to learn that it really didn't matter. It was great to see them all improve over the week, in fitness, strength, endurance, skills and ultimately their confidence. I am really looking forward to following their progress and it gives me a buzz to know that I helped contribute to their future endeavours.I've also been helping some locals. Keeping track of them over a month or so now and watching the progress has been incredible. I am excited to be able to continue to work with them over time and hope I can continue to help them grow not...

Race Report - Ironman 70.3 Racine

Saturday 26 Jul 2014
Picture photo by Eddie Silvers/FinisherPix.com    1st   4:11:51  (course record)  Swim  28:05     (5th)  Bike   2:20:08  (1st)  Run  1:20:04    (1st)  (run course record) photo by finisherpix When I dived into Lake Michigan for my warm up I lasted about 10 strokes before I had to roll over onto my back to defrost my face. It was like slamming into a concrete wall. So cold! Once the cannon fired though I was fine, adrenalin fixes everything!As usual I was a bit slow off at the start and pretty quickly spat out the back of the women's field. By the first buoy I had got into my rhythm and started chasing down the two girls I could still see in front of me. I eventually caught them about half way through the swim and then practiced 'staying on feet' for the rest of the swim. I'm still not good at all. I came out of the water in 5th place, close behind the 2 I'd been trying to 'sit on'. After exiting the water there...

Taking Triathlons into the Wild- NY Times article

Friday 25 Jul 2014 Conrad
Recent NY Times article on triathlons moving to the more adventurous side: [Most off-road racers start with traditional endurance events before moving on to off-road competitions. Conrad Stoltz, a professional triathlete from South Africa and four-time Xterra World Champion, started his career with traditional triathlons and competed in two Olympics. He now focuses on off-road competitions. “With road triathlon, you chase the white line on the road,” Stoltz said. “It’s all about taking as much pain as possible. He or she who trained the hardest and suffers the most usually wins. “To do well in off-road tris you need to be technically skilled, brave and robust, on top of being superfit and well trained.” “You go back to the Stone Age. You’re a caveman or cavewoman again.”] Read the whole article on the NYTimes link:  

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Christian Nitschke going for his 5th title at Osteeman

Christian Nitschke going for his 5th title at Osteeman

Friday 01 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

This weekend will be my 6th attempt at the Ostseeman Triathlon in Germany, which also happens to have been my first Ironman distance race in 2008. I have won this iconic race in northern Germany four times in a row and this Sunday I am hoping to bring home a 5th win. more

Ironman Boulder preview

Ironman Boulder preview

Friday 01 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

Nestled at the foot of the imposing Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado is already a wildly popular home-base and vacation destination for world-class triathletes. The city's health-conscious culture, near-perfect weather and breathtaking natural environment means it's destined to be an instant favorite on the IRONMAN circuit. more

ITU announces nominees for Hall of Fame

ITU announces nominees for Hall of Fame

Friday 01 Aug 2014 [Triathlon News]

The International Triathlon Union is pleased to announce the nominees for the first-ever ITU Hall of Fame. “The sport of triathlon has been blessed with athletes pushing the limits of sport since the very first World Championships in Avignon 25 years ago,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “We look forward to honouring and celebrating their accomplishments, alongside those that have built the sport into what it has become today.” more

Balazs Csoke, Ironman Lake Placid

Balazs Csoke, Ironman Lake Placid

Thursday 31 Jul 2014 [Triathlon News]

I find it kind of funny that each time after I finish a tough race I almost always promise myself two things: 1) I will never do this again 2) I will never race on this course again. And I thought both of these thoughts last year after I finished 4th place with a sprint finish at Ironman Lake Placid. However, as the race drew nearer and nearer I couldn’t have been more excited to race in Lake Placid again this year. So it’s safe to say, as a triathlete, I sometimes either have a short term memor more

70.3 Philippines preview

70.3 Philippines preview

Thursday 31 Jul 2014 [Triathlon News]

Set in Cebu, one of Asia’s most important economic cities and home to the Philippines Stock Exchange, this is one of the most popular IRONMAN 70.3 events in Asia, drawing participants and fans from all over the Asia-Pacific. more

Go Long Gear: 8 Musts for Big Mileage Days

Friday 01 Aug 2014
A selection of products to help you go the distance when your ride and run mileage starts to take you far.

Recipe: Grilled Peaches with Ricotta and Basil

Friday 01 Aug 2014
August is National Peach month, the perfect time to celebrate the peach in all its taste and nutritional glory.

Mark Allen Announces The Launch of MarkAllenCoaching

Friday 01 Aug 2014 Susan Legacki
New Coaching Group Delivering Comprehensive Service for Beginners to Elites.   Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, award-winning author, motivational speaker and endurance sports product consultant, announces the launch of MarkAllenCoaching. Allen and the staff of MarkAllenCoaching apply his 20+ years of coaching knowledge, experience, and success to help athletes to reach their best potential and gain the most from their triathlon journey. MarkAllenCoaching is ideal for triathletes of all levels of ability from first-timers to seasoned veterans and those with goals ranging from a local sprint distance finish to a world championship iron distance performance. While Allen himself never had the benefit of a coach over his 15-year career as a world-class triathlete, he discovered how to be the best in the world through trial and error by scouring sports research periodicals looking for the most effective training methods, nutritional advice and injury prevention...

How To Pick The Right Gel Or Sports Drink For You

Friday 01 Aug 2014 Lauren Antonucci
Photo: Nils Nilsen With hundreds of sports nutrition products on the market, the once simple process of choosing a gel or sports drink now requires a degree in sports nutrition. Follow this guide to simplify the selection process. Pre-Training What you need: Your specific pre-training/racing needs depend on your body weight and the amount of time you have between ingestion and start time. However, whether you have 15 minutes or two hours until you start exercising, focusing on adequate fluids plus carbohydrates that go down easily and digest quickly will leave you feeling energized when you begin your effort. What to look for: 25-45g of carbohydrate, up to 12g of protein. Bonus points for 100–200mg of sodium. My favorites: If you have more than two hours before your workout and a high training volume, choose ProBar. With 42g of carbs, 11g of protein and an organic ingredient list of real foods, it merges healthy snack and sports fueling perfectly. My favorite is cocoa pistachio, with...

The Check-In: Trading Fire Suit for Lycra

Friday 01 Aug 2014
Jenson Button Formula One World Champion Racing in Cebu and more news from the world of IRONMAN.

BACK IN MEXICO!

Wednesday 21 Nov 2012 Luke McKenzie (noreply@blogger.com)
Amanda and I are currently on the beautiful island of Cozumel in Mexico preparing for my last race of the 2012 season. We arrived earlier than we originally planned due to cooler weather in LA. Getting ready to take on a hot and humid race takes some acclimatizing and I feel I am more comfortable and train better in these conditions anyway.AMANDA RIDING THE BRAND NEW BIKE PATH THAT LOOPS AROUND THE ISLAND The island really is set up well for triathlon training and from what I hear they are looking to continue to build the infrastructure and facilities to cater for triathletes to come here for camps. The bike path that now loops 65km around the island is simply amazing with no vehicle traffic allowed and it's perfect hot mix surface truly is a pleasure to ride. No hills in Cozumel you say? I would say ride the back stretch of the island on a windy day (quite frequent here it seems) and you won't be complaining about missing hills. A 25m swimming pool (free) in the center of town as...

Castle Howard – Gauntlet 2014

Friday 01 Aug 2014 Fraser
Howard6 3rd place – 4:22:07 The finish line back drop of Castle Howard in Yorkshire is one of the more stunning you will find for a triathlon event – great work yet again from the Castle Triathlon Series events team. Last year the Castle Howard event was my first experience of the Castle Triathlon Series and I was mightily impressed with the whole event and especially the surroundings that the venue is hosting amongst. Ali and I had only two weeks previously raced The Bastion Ironman event at Hever Castle in Kent, but given Yorkshire is only! a 4 hour drive for us, we wanted to get down the road and race what is the most ‘local’ of these races for us. As ever with these races in this series, there are hills aplenty on the bike course plus an off road element to the run section of the races. I was racing the ‘Gauntlet’ half ironman distance event and Ali gave the olympic distance a go. We both thought that the resepective loops out in the countryside...

Pushing To Extremes: Click on Photo to read Amanda Stevens Recent Interview with Oklahoma Magazine

Thursday 31 Jul 2014 Docamandastevens
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Training in Leysin

Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 Stephen
I have just raced Ironman Switzerland.  It didn’t quite go to plan.... The post Training in Leysin appeared first on The Iron Couple.

Caveman mountain bikes the Redwoods

Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 Conrad
Conrad Stoltz Caveman Redwoods MTB Went for a little ride in the legendary Redwood forest with a friend. (Bay Area- San Francisco) Click on the image for Youtube link.

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