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HITS Napa Valley

Napa Valley, CA, United States

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Strongman

Miyakojima, Okinawa, Japan

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Marble Falls, TX, United States

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Wasserstadt Triathlon

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Moritzburg, Germany

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Balatonman

Balatonfured, Hungary

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Challenge Denmark

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Ironman Taiwan

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Ironman Australia

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Ironman Texas

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Ironman Lanzarote

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Ironman Florianopolis

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Ironman Cairns

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Ironman France

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Ironman Coeur d'Alene

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Ironman Austria

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Ironman European Championship

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dx2

Sevilla, Spain

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Challenge Taiwan

Taitung City, Taiwan, China

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Challenge Fuerteventura

Canary Islands, Spain

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Arenales 113

Elche, Spain

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Malaga, Spain

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TrapaniMan 113

Trapani, Sicily, Italy

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Wildflower

California, United States

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Lisboa International Triathlon

Lisboa, Portugal

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Kiev, Ukraine

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Taitung Flowing Lake 113

Taiwan, China

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70.3 Brazil

Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil

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70.3 Putrajaya

Putrajaya, Malaysia

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70.3 Florida

Haines City, Florida, United States

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70.3 New Orleans

New Orleans, LA, United States

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70.3 Texas

Galveston Island, Texas, United States

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70.3 St. George

St. George Utah, United States

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70.3 Busselton

Western Australia, Australia

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St. Croix, Virgin Islands, U.s.

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70.3 Pays d'Aix

Aix-en-Provence, France

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70.3 Mallorca

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Triathlon News & Media Blogs View all

Sam Appleton, Challenge Batemans Bay

Sam Appleton, Challenge Batemans Bay

Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my 2015 season. After ending last year in a disappointing way, I am really proud of myself to have turned it all around into the best form I’ve ever had. Since racing Huskisson in February I have relocated up north to Byron. I was initially going to try and settle into my new environment and not race Batemans Bay, but Tim and I decided that with two really solid weeks we could get my body into winning shape. more

Frederik van Lierde, Victory at Ironman South Africa

Frederik van Lierde, Victory at Ironman South Africa

Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

I worked hard on my fitness throughout the whole winter. All with one aim in mind: achieving a stunning performance at the IRONMAN South Africa. I didn’t expect to dominate this way, which is why I’m extremely proud of this victory. more

2015 IRONMAN 70.3 Princeton Cancelled

2015 IRONMAN 70.3 Princeton Cancelled

Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

We regret to inform you that the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 Princeton triathlon will not take place this September. IRONMAN is responsible for securing a race course which meets the high standards of our brand and provides our athletes an unparalleled race experience. Race courses must also be approved by the local authorities. Unfortunately, after numerous attempts, we were not granted the necessary approvals for the bike course. more

Allen, Slack win XTERRA Saipan Champs

Allen, Slack win XTERRA Saipan Champs

Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

Ben Allen from Australia and Jacqui Slack of Great Britain won the 14th annual XTERRA Saipan Championship race in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on Saturday. It’s the fourth year in a row Allen won the title, matching Olivier Marceau’s streak from 2004-07. For Slack, it’s her second Saipan victory in three years. Both led from wire-to-wire in wet conditions that made the already difficult jungle bike and run courses all the more treacherous. more

Annabel Luxford, Ironman-Its Such a Long Way

Annabel Luxford, Ironman-Its Such a Long Way

Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 [Triathlon News]

On possibly one of the best autumnal days, Melbourne could offer, I embarked on the biggest challenge of my fifteen years as a professional triathlete – Ironman Melbourne. As the Asia Pacific Championship event, the field was star studded with Ironman World Champions, Half Ironman World Champions, Olympic medalists and athletes seasoned over this distance. No one ever talks about Frankston as a place filled with talent, but as the sun rose, and the start horn sounded from the pier, the crystal w more

From France to Saudi Arabia

Wednesday 01 Apr 2015
Christophe Sargis is a fast French age grouper who resides in Saudi Arabia and has settled there. He shared some thoughts what it is like living and racing there.

70.3 Oceanside shoe count

Wednesday 01 Apr 2015
At the 2015 accenture Ironman 70.3 California at Oceanside, David Jewell of ShoeRanger.com did an extensive running shoe count and shared it with slowtwitch.

A few words with Beth Gerdes

Wednesday 01 Apr 2015
Last summer Beth Gerdes gave birth to baby Wynne and has since had some very solid results including a 5th place at the Ironman Asia Pacific Champs in Melbourne.

Metaman Triathlon INDONESIA becomes Swiss-belhotel Ironman 70.3 Bintan

Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 Trizone
2013 MetaMan winner Courtney Ogden - Photo Credit: Trizone.com.au MELBOURNE/TAMPA (March 27, 2015) – The growth in popularity of IRONMAN® triathlon in the Asia-Pacific region is set to continue with the popular MetaMan Bintan triathlon event becoming Swiss-belHotel IRONMAN® 70.3® Bintan, Indonesia. The inaugural race will take place on August 23, 2015, and be one of the first qualifying races for the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship to be held in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. 2013 MetaMan winner Courtney Ogden – Photo Credit: Trizone.com.au Just a short ferry ride from Singapore, the MetaMan Bintan triathlon started in 2012, offering both full distance and long distance races. Set on the beautiful beach resort of Bintan in Indonesia, MetaMan has quickly become a must-do race for many triathletes. The course for Swiss-belHotel IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan, Indonesia will take athletes on an impressive journey around Bintan Island. The event will begin with the 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim in calm and clear waters, even giving athletes a view of...

Ashworth Awards announces partnership with 7x IRONMAN Champion Chris McDonald and Team Big Sexy Racing (BSR)

Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 LAVA Editors
Ashworth Awards is proud to announce their partnership with 7x IRONMAN Champion Chris McDonald and Team Big Sexy Racing (BSR). McDonald is an Australian native currently residing in Austin, Texas. He began his professional career in 2004 and has had the honor of earning 7 Ironman titles. In 2013, McDonald and his wife, Erika, launched Team BSR, an elite amateur triathlon team comprised of 100 athletes all over the United States. “It’s a unique opportunity to partner with a company that is not an endconsumer product, rather a family owned company who creates the awards that stay with you for a lifetime. Similarly, at BSR we are trying to create more than just a triathlon team, we are trying to contribute to the sport that has given me so much.”-Chris McDonald Ashworth Awards is a leading manufacturer and supplier of custom medallions, awards, plaques and other recognition products. Through dedicated service and a commitment to quality, the Ashworth team has developed long-standing...

Do the Dome?

Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 Andrew Starykowicz
bottle I started writing this as a technical document but let’s face it. I should be doing other things and so should you so I will write this more as an abstract. Over the course of the last 4 years I have been to many test facilities including A2, CMEFE, and done multiple velodrome tests regarding dome top bottles. I tested multiple bottles between the arms (BTA), down tube, seat tube, and with multiple behind the saddle single & double mounts. When the standard bottle is BTA it is in turbulent air and essentially a free nutritional storage place without an increase in drag. When adding a dome top bottle facing forward there is negligible difference when compared to a standard bottle, but when the bottle is facing rearward (dome toward the saddle) the drag was slightly lower than a forward facing dome shape bottle. Now the differences talked about above were consistent but very very small, we’re talking fractions of a Watt yet this explains why there is a business for BTA systems. On...

Week #13: The Phillies 5k

Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 Jocelyn Wong (noreply@blogger.com)
on the Phillies' Facebook page! Mon 3/23. off Tues 3/24. ran :50 on the trails. Wed 3/25. biked 1:00 spin on the trainer. Thurs 3/26. ran 1:00 easy (but felt hard!) Fri 3/27. swam :30. first swim of the YEAR! Sat 3/28. ran 22:15 @ Phillies 5k Sun 3/29. biked 1:30, moderate spin on trainer while watching Glee on demand (series finale?! Rachel marries Jesse St. James?!) Totals: swam :30, biked

Challenge Batemans Bay

Monday 30 Mar 2015 Noreply@blogger.com (Sam Appleton)
I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my 2015 season. After ending last year in a disappointing way, I am really proud of myself to have turned it all around into the best form I’ve ever had. Since racing Huskisson in February I have relocated up north to Byron. I was initially going to try and settle into my new environment and not race Batemans Bay, but Tim and I decided that with two really solid weeks we could get my body into winning shape. Batemans Bay has been a happy hunting ground for me in the past, and this is the fourth year in a row I have made the sojourn south of Sydney to this beautiful coastal town. Race morning rolled around and after setting up my transition I felt oddly calm, usually I am a hive of nerves and anxiety leading up to the start. I started the swim farthest to the right, making sure I can keep an eye on everyone because I breathe to the left. Jake Montgomery set a quick pace and I slotted in behind him for the first lap, but I lost his feet...

2015 IM 70.3 Oceanside

Monday 30 Mar 2015 Melanie@racergirl.com (melanie)
IMG 2357 I am so impressed with how fast the ladies field was this year and how deep the talent ran.  Wow to both Heather Jackson and Heather Wurtele for continuing to hold this race by the throat by trading off wins, this was HJ’s year.  Welcome to super-fast Holly Lawrence who came in under the radar and almost rode away with the race and held off fourth place Alicia Kaye.  The Canadians definitely came out guns blazing with Angela Duncan in fifth and solid Rachel McBride in 6th.  Magali would have been in the mix without a mechanical.  Go Canada!  Speaking of Canada, how about 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th in the men’s with Lionel, Brent, Taylor and Trevor kicking ass in top 10.  Never has the Canadian long course talent been deeper. Add to that my friend Marilyn Arsenault's win in the master's division at the Carlsbad 5000 - yay Mar!  Good times. Most of team Canada... missing the Wurteles, Angela Naeth and Alicia Kaye and including coaches Cliff English and...

Pursue Your Potential - Should You Go Pro?

Monday 23 Mar 2015 Melanie@racergirl.com (melanie)
Training with younger athletes reminds me of my own struggle to find my way in sport early in my career (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth).  I remember balancing a zero budget, university studies, international travel and worried parents with my intense desire to progress in the sport.  Looking back, I never expected my career to follow the path it has. I love being around young athletes and I am constantly encouraging them to have the courage to follow their dreams, no matter how intimidating that seems.    The few athletes that make it to the top rise out of the ranks of beginners just as everyone else.  There are a handful of athletes with outstanding success in the sport and many more with moderate to limited success.  Challenging yourself to pursue the highest level in triathlon requires a considerable conviction, determination and resilience.  It also requires sacrifice including financial hardship, postponing education, postponing other...

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