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Zack Attack Resumes Battle in Malaysia

Zack Attack Resumes Battle in Malaysia

Thursday 18 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Legendary IRONMAN Jurgen Zack has travelled to Malaysia in pursuit of an age group slot so he can return to Kona. It’s been nine years since the legendary German star Jurgen Zack raced as a professional in an IRONMAN. These days Zack has dedicated his life to coaching in Phuket, Thailand and a little racing as an age group athlete. He also has been known to pick up the microphone and sing a song at the local open night in Phuket (but that's another story). more

70.3 Lanzarote preview

70.3 Lanzarote preview

Thursday 18 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Located on the northern edge of the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa, IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote is considered by many to be one of the toughest IRONMAN 70.3 events in the world. The Swim course takes place in the lagoon in front of Club La Santa, on the North West coast of Lanzarote. It is a one loop course, and athletes will run past spectators and supporters on their way to the first transition. more

Heleen bin de Vaate, Victory in my last race as a professional

Heleen bin de Vaate, Victory in my last race as a professional

Thursday 18 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

In the beginning of this year I decided for myself that Challenge Almere would be my last race as a professional triathlete. I didn't want to pay too much attention to this, because for me it was more important to stay focused on the race then to pay attention to a farewell party. The result was the most important thing for me, because I would love to stop with a peak performance. But I never dreamt of a greater farewell race on the highest level in this sport. What a day and what a big party! I more

ITU Long Distance triathlon champs to be crowned in China

ITU Long Distance triathlon champs to be crowned in China

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

After hosting ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series Events the last four years, Weihai, China will for the first time welcome the discipline at the World Championship level this weekend. The men’s and women’s start lists each feature a fresh mix of short course and long course talent lining up with names like Craig Alexander (AUS), Bertrand Billard (FRA), Greg Bennett (USA), Laura Bennett (USA), Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) and Andrea Hewitt (NZL) on the start lists. more

Field of Champions at Challenge Shepparton

Field of Champions at Challenge Shepparton

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

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 more

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

The Trek Boone 9 of Sven Nys

Thursday 18 Sep 2014
Belgian cyclocross superstar Sven Nys captured another win at the 2014 CrossVegas and we took a closer look at his Shimano equipped Trek Boone 9.

The Trek Boone 9 of Sven Nys

Thursday 18 Sep 2014
Belgian cyclocross superstar Sven Nys captured another win at the 2014 CrossVegas and we took a closer look at his Shimano equipped Trek Boone 9.

The Trek Boone 9 of Sven Nys

Thursday 18 Sep 2014
Belgian cyclocross superstar Sven Nys captured another win at the 2014 CrossVegas and we took a closer look at his Shimano equipped Trek Boone 9.

The Trek Boone 9 of Sven Nys

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014
Belgian cyclocross superstar Sven Nys captured another win at the 2014 CrossVegas and we took a closer look at his Shimano equipped Trek Boone 9.

My Finish Line Road: No Fear in Princeton

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014
Why IRONMAN 70.3 Princeton was a start line 10 years in the making.

The Trek Boone 9 of Sven Nys

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014
Belgian cyclocross superstar Sven Nys captured another win at the 2014 CrossVegas and we took a closer look at his Shimano equipped Trek Boone 9.

Racing And Training With Cola

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 Lauren Antonucci
Photo: Shutterstock.comQ: At what point in a race should I start to drink cola? And should I train with it? A: The benefits of drinking a caffeinated, high-sugar beverage, such as Coke, toward the latter part of an endurance event, are well-documented. Research from many institutions has shown it helps mobilize fats and sugar into the bloodstream, making it available for use by the athlete, which should improve endurance performance. Many athletes, including yours truly, have experienced the boost a few sips of cola can provide during a long-course race. It’s safe to say most people will tolerate and benefit from waiting until late in the run (around miles 16–18) to start drinking cola. Some people will even benefit from drinking 4–8 ounces toward the end of the bike and then again late on the run. That said, everyone responds slightly differently to ingesting caffeinated cola during exercise. Some athletes who are particularly caffeine-sensitive, or ingest excessive amounts of...

From Chemo to Tahoe: A New Reason to Race

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014
20-time IRONMAN finisher and seven-time Kona finisher is about to have the race to trumps them all: the one he's doing for his 7-year-old son.

Veteran Marathon Runner Takes on Kona

Wednesday 10 Sep 2014
Lottery winner Randa Patrick hopes to qualify for Kona on her own someday, but this year, she's happy mixing a little luck in with her ironclad work ethic.

The Trek Boone 9 of Sven Nys

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014
Belgian cyclocross superstar Sven Nys captured another win at the 2014 CrossVegas and we took a closer look at his Shimano equipped Trek Boone 9.

Ironman Wales 2014

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 Fraser
DGT_IMWALES_2014_0850 On my 2nd attempt at finishing Ironman Wales I crossed the line in… 2nd place. – After more than 9hours of racing on a course best described as ‘brutal’ I think this shot best reminds me of the considerable amount of relief to have just gotten it done! The weather is always a factor when racing in the UK and this weekend the gods couldn’t have been much kinder. – Save however for the easterly wind which coupled with an incoming tide created a formidible looking sea on race morning. Below on the left I appear to be figuring out exactly where the first swim bouy is… I really feel for all of the athletes who worry about getting through the swim leg of an Ironman – it’s a long old way in calm waters, but I’m afraid on Sunday morning it was anything but calm or indeed ‘flat’ and I for one didn’t enjoy it very much at all. Indeed I was sure (probably for the first time during my years racing) that after we had...

Nothing sweeter than running with Mitch

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 Admin
IMG_4477.JPG Track set in the cane fields and great to be back training with my mate Mitchy.

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.

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Zack Attack Resumes Battle in Malaysia

Zack Attack Resumes Battle in Malaysia

Thursday 18 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Legendary IRONMAN Jurgen Zack has travelled to Malaysia in pursuit of an age group slot so he can return to Kona. It’s been nine years since the legendary German star Jurgen Zack raced as a professional in an IRONMAN. These days Zack has dedicated his life to coaching in Phuket, Thailand and a little racing as an age group athlete. He also has been known to pick up the microphone and sing a song at the local open night in Phuket (but that's another story). more

70.3 Lanzarote preview

70.3 Lanzarote preview

Thursday 18 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Located on the northern edge of the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa, IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote is considered by many to be one of the toughest IRONMAN 70.3 events in the world. The Swim course takes place in the lagoon in front of Club La Santa, on the North West coast of Lanzarote. It is a one loop course, and athletes will run past spectators and supporters on their way to the first transition. more

Heleen bin de Vaate, Victory in my last race as a professional

Heleen bin de Vaate, Victory in my last race as a professional

Thursday 18 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

In the beginning of this year I decided for myself that Challenge Almere would be my last race as a professional triathlete. I didn't want to pay too much attention to this, because for me it was more important to stay focused on the race then to pay attention to a farewell party. The result was the most important thing for me, because I would love to stop with a peak performance. But I never dreamt of a greater farewell race on the highest level in this sport. What a day and what a big party! I more

ITU Long Distance triathlon champs to be crowned in China

ITU Long Distance triathlon champs to be crowned in China

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

After hosting ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series Events the last four years, Weihai, China will for the first time welcome the discipline at the World Championship level this weekend. The men’s and women’s start lists each feature a fresh mix of short course and long course talent lining up with names like Craig Alexander (AUS), Bertrand Billard (FRA), Greg Bennett (USA), Laura Bennett (USA), Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) and Andrea Hewitt (NZL) on the start lists. more

Field of Champions at Challenge Shepparton

Field of Champions at Challenge Shepparton

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

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 more

The Trek Boone 9 of Sven Nys

Thursday 18 Sep 2014
Belgian cyclocross superstar Sven Nys captured another win at the 2014 CrossVegas and we took a closer look at his Shimano equipped Trek Boone 9.

The Trek Boone 9 of Sven Nys

Thursday 18 Sep 2014
Belgian cyclocross superstar Sven Nys captured another win at the 2014 CrossVegas and we took a closer look at his Shimano equipped Trek Boone 9.

The Trek Boone 9 of Sven Nys

Thursday 18 Sep 2014
Belgian cyclocross superstar Sven Nys captured another win at the 2014 CrossVegas and we took a closer look at his Shimano equipped Trek Boone 9.

The Trek Boone 9 of Sven Nys

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014
Belgian cyclocross superstar Sven Nys captured another win at the 2014 CrossVegas and we took a closer look at his Shimano equipped Trek Boone 9.

My Finish Line Road: No Fear in Princeton

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014
Why IRONMAN 70.3 Princeton was a start line 10 years in the making.

Ironman Wales 2014

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 Fraser
DGT_IMWALES_2014_0850 On my 2nd attempt at finishing Ironman Wales I crossed the line in… 2nd place. – After more than 9hours of racing on a course best described as ‘brutal’ I think this shot best reminds me of the considerable amount of relief to have just gotten it done! The weather is always a factor when racing in the UK and this weekend the gods couldn’t have been much kinder. – Save however for the easterly wind which coupled with an incoming tide created a formidible looking sea on race morning. Below on the left I appear to be figuring out exactly where the first swim bouy is… I really feel for all of the athletes who worry about getting through the swim leg of an Ironman – it’s a long old way in calm waters, but I’m afraid on Sunday morning it was anything but calm or indeed ‘flat’ and I for one didn’t enjoy it very much at all. Indeed I was sure (probably for the first time during my years racing) that after we had...

Nothing sweeter than running with Mitch

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 Admin
IMG_4477.JPG Track set in the cane fields and great to be back training with my mate Mitchy.

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...

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