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Challenge Dubai draws million-dollar field

Challenge Dubai draws million-dollar field

Wednesday 25 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

The focus turns to the Middle East this weekend for the inaugural Challenge Dubai on Friday 27 and the event has drawn out a million dollar field and triathlon royalty. As the first race in the Triple Crown Series encompassing Challenge Dubai, Challenge Oman and Challenge Bahrain, which is offering the male and female athlete that wins all three events a guaranteed USD 1 million dollars. more

Marais, Duffy win XTERRA South Africa Champs

Marais, Duffy win XTERRA South Africa Champs

Tuesday 24 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

Stuart Marais and Flora Duffy took home the titles at the 12th annual TOTALSPORTS XTERRA South Africa Championship in front of a packed house at the magnificent Grabouw Country Club on Sunday. Both Marais and Duffy grinded out convincing wins to claim the lions’ share of the new and improved R249,000 prize purse but the day’s story lines ran much deeper. The drama started early with a magical African sunrise lighting up the skyline in bright orange and yellow coupled with word that four-time XTE more

McNeice & Crawford extend Challenge Wanaka dominance

McNeice & Crawford extend Challenge Wanaka dominance

Monday 23 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

Dylan McNeice of Christchurch and Whanganui resident Gina Crawford today extended their phenomenal record at Challenge Wanaka by scoring their third and sixth victories respectively at what is regarded as the world’s most scenic long distance triathlon. more

Passuello, Pooley claim tough wins at Challenge Philippines

Passuello, Pooley claim tough wins at Challenge Philippines

Sunday 22 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

Italian Domenico Passuello and Great Britains Emma Pooley took on the challenging hills of Bataan and endured the scorching heat to win the second edition of the Yellow Cab Challenge Philippine Subic-Bataan on Sunday 21 February. more

XTERRA South Africa Attracts a Stellar Field

XTERRA South Africa Attracts a Stellar Field

Friday 20 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

The Grabouw Country Club will be a hub of excitement this coming weekend when multi-sport athletes young and slightly more senior gather to partake in the largest XTERRA triathlon in the word, the TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Grabouw presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT. more

Husky Long Course 10th Anniversary

Husky Long Course 10th Anniversary

Thursday 19 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

Liz Blatchford will be racing with bib #1 this weekend at the 10th Anniversary of Husky Long Course Triathlon Festival, in an event first having the elite females starting with the first number sequence. Liz Blatchford has held the Female title for the past 2 years, alongside her on the start line will be Rebekah Keat more

Top athletes assemble in New Zealand for Challenge Wanaka

Top athletes assemble in New Zealand for Challenge Wanaka

Wednesday 18 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

Challenge Wanaka has one again attracted an impressive field of professional and age group athletes to take on triathlon’s ultimate distance in New Zealand’s spectacular Southern Alps on 22 February. more

World class field in 2015 Yellow Cab Pizza Challenge Philippines

World class field in 2015 Yellow Cab Pizza Challenge Philippines

Tuesday 17 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

Challenge Philippines has vowed to assemble the most prestigious and fastest pro field in Southeast Asia for the 2015 Yellow Cab Challenge Philippines Subic-Bataan race kicking off this February 21. World champion Chris 'Macca' McCormack is set to lead an impressive cast in the latest leg of the international racing series that is expected to bolster the country’s growing reputation as a world-class triathlon destination. more

IRONMAN Standardized Global Competition Rules

IRONMAN Standardized Global Competition Rules

Saturday 14 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

IRONMAN has announced the global standardization of IRONMAN’s Competition Rules for the 2015 race season. The updated 2015 Competition Rules for IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events, which will more closely align with the International Triathlon Union (ITU), will take effect March 1, 2015 in Europe, Africa and the Americas. The Competition Rules will roll out in Asia-Pacific between March and July. more

Challenge Announce Prize Purse Structure In Americas

Challenge Announce Prize Purse Structure In Americas

Saturday 14 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

Challenge Family today announced the much-anticipated details of the 2015 professional prize purse structure in the Americas region, encompassing athlete-focused triathlons in 15 destination venues throughout North and South America. more

Terenzo Bozzone and Daniela Ryf official winners of Challenge Dubai 2015

Saturday 28 Feb 2015 Trizone
27 February, 2015 (Dubai, UAE) New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone put the rest of the world on notice today with a resounding win over a class field at Challenge Dubai from Tim Reed (AUS) and Michael Raelert (DEU). “I’m just so thankful that I could be part of it and would like to thank everyone. “This is awesome,” said Bozzone. Daniela Ryf (SUI) made her first visit to Dubai a memorable one with a powerful display on the bike to set up a win from Heather Wurtele (CAN) and Helle Frederiksen (DEN). “I had a great swim and fantastic run and I’m really happy,” said Ryf. The wins for Bozzone and Ryf allow them a shot at winning the Triple Crown Series (Challenge Oman, Challenge Bahrain) and the chance of becoming triathlon’s first million dollar recipients. American Andy Potts led the men out of the swim but Javier Gomez, Pete Jacobs, Manuel Kung (SUI), Raelert and Rasmus Petraeus were all out within six seconds of each other. In his first race in 18 months Martin Jensen was making up for lost...

What’s Up With Daniela Ryf’s “Ballet” Bike Shoes?

Friday 27 Feb 2015 Jené Shaw
Challenge Dubai winner and current Ironman 70.3 world champion Daniela Ryf sported some interesting ballet-like cycling shoes during today’s race that raised some eyebrows. As Ryf’s coach Brett Sutton wrote in a post on Trisutto.com recapping her race, “The bike innovations with Dani are a work in progress as we look to develop her bike leg. Not to be able to cycle faster [most would agree she’s already pretty solid in this area] but to be able to run faster off the bike. So the new ‘ballet’ shoes, which were noticed by many, are part of the process of helping a great deal in this area. They also look pretty cool.” Behind the minimalistic shoes, called the biomxc2, is Götz Heine, an innovator and chiropractor known for popularizing the mid-foot cleat position. He gives a short explanation of the shoes here. In an interview done in 2011, Hines explains the origin of his shoes and the pros and cons of a mid-foot position. Furthering his beliefs about the benefits was the outcome of a...

Moffatt, Densham Both Healthy And Ready To Race

Friday 27 Feb 2015 Triathlete.com
Erin Densham earned bronze in London. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.orgOlympic medalists Emma Moffatt and Erin Densham have been fixtures on Australia’s triathlon team and both are now intent on returning to the Olympics in Rio next year after overcoming significant health challenges. Neither athlete was at her best last year, both believe they are back on track now. Dual world champion Moffatt had an unusually off race at last year’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games and revealed yesterday that she was struggling at the time with the effects of polycystic ovarian syndrome (a hormone imbalance that raises insulin levels and causes weight gain). Moffatt was diagnosed before the Games but the condition was not under control when she finished seventh in Glasgow. Since then she has cut sugars out of her diet and restored her equilibrium. “I have found the right balance now,’’ she said yesterday, at the launch of the Gold Coast world series race on April 11. “Last year my body went crazy, I was...

Bontrager Unveils New Wheel Lineup

Friday 27 Feb 2015 Triathlete.com
The Bontrager Aeolus 9 tubeless-ready clincher has a rim depth of 90mm, weighs 1,812g and retails for $3,000. All Aeolus wheels retain their D3 rim shape but receive a wider internal width of 19.5mm. Photo provided by Bontrager.Wider, lighter and tubeless ready. Those are the main upgrades to Bontrager’s new collection of Aeolus race wheels. With four rim depths available ranging from 30mm to 90mm and two disc-compatible models, every cyclist should be covered for every possible course profile. Aeolus wheels are now 2mm wider with an internal width of 19.5mm between the bead hooks to increase rider comfort and control. The wheels retain their D3 shape, which aims to reduce drag at the front, tire-leading side and the rear, rim-leading side. Despite the extra width, each model is lighter, shaving up to 110 grams off the previous set. The tubeless-ready Aeolus 7 (70mm rim depth) and 9 (90mm rim depth) models are of most interest to triathletes with the decreased rolling resistance and...

How Do I Tame My Hunger?

Friday 27 Feb 2015 Triathlete.com
Q: I recently upped my triathlon training to 10–12 hours per week, and now I’m starving all the time. I eat three meals, plus snacks, including a snack before workouts. What can I do to tame my hunger? A: For some athletes, perpetual hunger can be attributed to an inadequate intake of overall calories, or missing meals or snacks, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for you. More likely in this case, your hunger can be traced back to an imbalance in macronutrient intake (carbs, protein, fats) versus needs. Do you think you might be eating fewer carbs, protein or fat than you need? If you keep track of everything you eat and drink for a few days, you just might be able to figure it out. After keeping your “food log,” review what you have eaten. You should see per day: - At least three servings of quality protein (lean meat, eggs, tofu, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, or vegetarian bean/grain-based dishes) - 5–9 servings of “good fats” (avocado, nuts, seeds, olives,...

Photos: 2015 Challenge Dubai

Friday 27 Feb 2015 Triathlete.com
1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.2015 Challenge Dubai James Cunnama of South Africa prepares for the start of the race. Photo: Stephen Pond/Getty Images for Challenge TriathlonView Larger Image.2015 Challenge Dubai The pro men begin the swim wave in Dubai. Photo: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Challenge TriathlonView Larger Image.2015 Challenge Dubai The pro men exit the water and get ready to start another lap. View Larger Image.2015 Challenge Dubai The pro men in the swim. Photo: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Challenge TriathlonView Larger Image.2015 Challenge Dubai Athletes exit and re-enter the water. Photo: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Challenge TriathlonView Larger Image.2015 Challenge Dubai Athletes make their way toward T1. Photo: Stephen Pond/Getty Images for Challenge TriathlonView Larger Image.2015 Challenge Dubai Javier Gomez was in the front group coming out of the swim. Photo: Stephen Pond/Getty Images...

TBI Opens Registration For Its 2nd Global Triathlon Conference

Friday 27 Feb 2015 LAVA Editors
Triathlon Business International (TBI), an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, today announced that registration is open for its second global conference July 9-11, held in conjunction with DATEV Challenge Roth on July 12. Registration will be powered by Lapio’s cloud-based software that seamlessly combines all the features needed to provide attendees with the best registration management system possible today. The 2nd TBI global conference will target global equipment and apparel manufacturers, service providers, technology providers, industry executives, event directors, coaches and other professionals who operate in the swim-bike-run world. The conference will focus on the business of the sport – trends; challenges; growth forecasts; promoting the sport; new technology; social media and mobile trends; international mergers/acquisitions; and other topics designed specifically to bring insights into the market forces that shape the...

Triflare Extends Partnership with Alicia Kaye

Friday 27 Feb 2015 Tjnick
triflare-alicia-kaye Triflare is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with 2X Lifetime Fitness Series Champion, St. Anthony's Triathlon Champion and 2013 Triathlete Magazine's Top American Female Triathlete, Alicia Kaye. Alicia Kaye said "Continuing my relationship with Triflare is extremely important to me. It feels amazing to be a part of growing company whose brand and mission has completely changed the way I view myself on race day and as a female athlete. My goal is to share that message with other female athletes by racing and training my best in Triflare's beautifully designed race suits and clothing. " Triflare founder Andrea Robertson said, "We're honored to have Alicia Kaye as part of our company mission. She's an inspirational athlete and exemplifies all of the characteristics of a world class athlete. Our goal at Triflare is to support Alicia and help her feel her best while she's racing. Alicia has been a fantastic ambassador for Triflare since 2013 and we feel as if we have...

The Check-In: Community Fund Slots Still Available

Friday 27 Feb 2015
IRONMAN Foundation spots still available, the IronKids North America series kicks off in California, introducing the Women for Tri Facebook page and more news from IRONMAN.

Bozzone & Ryf Crowned Inaugural Challenge Dubai Champions

Friday 27 Feb 2015 Tjnick
ch-dubai-15-m-Bozzone.jpg Terenzo Bozzone and Daniela Ryf over powered the rest of the their respective field late into the bike and became the inaugural Challenge Dubai champions. Their win, the first in the Challenge Triple Crown, is the stepping stone in what could amount to a $1,000,000 payday at the end of the year if they win the next two races in the series. Challenge Oman is the next race in the series while Challenge Bahrain take place in December. 2015 Challenge Dubai Results: Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 27, 2015 Pro Men Results Time Place Pro Women Results Time Terenzo Bozzone 3:41:45 1 Daniela Ryf 4:05:01 Michael Raelert 3:42:49 2 Heather Wurtele 4:09:21 Manuel Kung 3:45:39 3 Helle Frederiksen 4:11:43 Tim Reed 3:46:35 4 Jodie Swallow 4:13:35 Andy Potts 3:46:50 5 Annabel Luxford 4:15:55 Bart Aernouts 3:47:13 ...

Challenge Philippines – Tough Racing, Open Arms

Saturday 28 Feb 2015 Admin
Zoot Felt Signing I’m a bit of a control freak. I like to eliminate the potential of added stress and I prefer that things flow as smoothly as possible. This is a large reason why I often choose races that are close by or, if not close in location, simple to travel to. I guess this isn’t anything to be ashamed of, as I view racing as a “job”; hence I consider the cost/benefit analysis before choosing events. But I have to admit, it felt kind of good to opt in for Challenge Philippines less than 6 weeks before the event; to embrace the adventure of it all, and to realize that yes while this is a job, there can also be a little room for adventure; and it isn’t a bad thing to ease your grip on control every so often. This event was a first in a few ways; first Challenge race, but also our first time traveling to Southeast Asia. The opportunity came up somewhat last minute, and I decided why the hell not…being so early in the year, I figured it may be smaller event,...

Micha startet stark ins Jahr 2015

Friday 27 Feb 2015 Julia Böttner
Platz 2Zweiter Platz bei der Challenge Dubai – Harte Bedingungen und ein schneller Rennverlauf prägen Saisondebüt  – Neuseeländer Terenzo Bozzone gewinntRostock. Mit einem starken Ergebnis bei der Challenge Dubai ist das Team Raelert-Brothers in das Wettkampfjahr 2015 gestartet. Michael Raelert lief nach einem harten Rennen als Zweiter ins Ziel und knüpfte damit fast nahtlos an seine Erfolgsserie aus dem vergangenen Herbst an. In 3:42:49 Stunden belegte er Rang zwei knapp hinter dem Neuseeländer Terenzo Bozzone, der das Premierenrennen in Dubai in 3:41:45 Stunden gewann. "Natürlich hätte ich sehr gerne gewonnen, aber Terenzo war heute einfach noch ein Stückchen besser", sagte Michael Raelert nach dem Zieleinlauf, "meinen herzlichen Glückwunsch an ihn, er hat die Bedingungen am besten im Griff gehabt." Der Schweizer Manuel Küng belegte in 3:45:39 Stunden Rang drei. Bei starkem Wind wurde die Erstauflage der Challenge Dubai bereits beim Schwimmen zu einem anspruchsvollen Unterfangen....

Raelert-Brothers fahren auf Swiss Side ab

Thursday 26 Feb 2015 Julia Böttner
Neuer PartnerNeuer Partner für Team Raelert-Brothers – Rostocker setzen ab sofort auf Laufräder des Schweizer Herstellers  – Überzeugende Produkte einer starken jungen MarkeRostock. Die Raelert-Brothers starten am Freitag bei der Challenge Dubai mit einem neuen Partner in die Saison 2015. Erstmals wird Michael Raelert bei dem Mitteldistanzrennen in den Arabischen Emiraten auf die „Hadron“-Aero-Laufräder des Schweizer Unternehmens Swiss Side vertrauen. „Wir sind sehr glücklich über diese neue Partnerschaft”, sagen Andreas und Michael Raelert. Die beiden Rostocker haben vor wenigen Tagen einen Zweijahresvertrag mit Swiss Side unterzeichnet, weil sie von der Qualität der Produkte überzeugt sind. „Für Triathleten sind Eigenschaften wie Aerodynamik, Bremsverhalten, Gewicht, Laufruhe und Steifigkeit bei den Laufrädern extrem wichtig“, sagen die Raelert-Brothers, „die Laufräder von Swiss Side erfüllen diese Ansprüche in höchstem Maße.“ In neutralen Tests unabhängiger Experten haben die...

Time to call it a day...

Friday 05 Apr 2013 Noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Hotchkiss)
Given that my last race was Auckland 70.3 at the end of January I appreciate that this is long overdue. Since then other priorities have been keeping me busy and the enthusiasm to write this hasn’t really been there… It is with a sad but content heart that I’ve decided to retire from racing triathlon; at any level for now at least, but certainly for good as a ‘Pro’ (in the loosest sense of the word – more on that later). Auckland was the final “test” to see what condition my body was in and what kind of performance level I was able to achieve with the heart, lungs and legs that have served me so well for nearly a decade in triathlon. Sadly though, the answer I got was a very clear “no” in terms of reaching anything like or beyond the levels I’ve seen in the past. I’m simply not able to compete at the world class level anymore… not even close! Having finally got to the bottom of my health issues, allergies and such I had strung together a very strong and solid 5 months of training under...

70.3 Switzerland - Fed up with feeling fragile

Friday 15 Jun 2012 Noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Hotchkiss)
Training leading into Switzerland 70.3 had in general, been going really well. Some great, solid sessions had been logged and both Tom (my coach) and I were looking forward to progressing in terms of result in my next 70.3 of the season.Race morning arrived grey and damp but nothing too bad for us Brits. The only surprise for me was just how many Pro's there were lining up on the start line... Nearly 100! As the start gun went a pretty hectic and rough first 500m then ensued but I felt ok as things settled down and was happy with where I appeared to be (2nd main pack I thought). I stayed there until about 300m from the end where I seemed to drop off the back for some reason; I didn't loose too much time though and by the time I was through transition and on to my VO2 Victory TT I'd caught up the guys just ahead.We all settled in after the first 5km or so and I tried to stick to my planned wattage goal that Tom and I had discussed. It was however, harder to do that it should have been,...

Majorca 70.3 Race report

Wednesday 16 May 2012 Noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Hotchkiss)
There’s something very amusing about travelling to a race on a 6:30am flight, all concerned about compression, hydration and stretching whilst half the passengers are already getting boozed for a stag or hen do. Powerbar drink or double vodka… hmm?!The season proper (post the San Juan 70.3 test race) kicked off for me at the 2nd 70.3 Majorca and I was not only looking forward to the race, but just to get some warm sun on my back. My girlfriend Jen had also travelled out with me (and organised travel/accommodation for us) so short though the trip was, it was exciting to be heading to the beautiful port of Alcudia for the race.I knew the course from a previous training trip back in 2008 and was looking forward to a hard fought race in a big and strong men’s pro filed that included the current Ironman distance WR holder, Michael Raelert. Everything leading up to the race had gone well (ignoring the previous weeks food poisoning) and my coach and I were very happy with where we were at...

Thames Turbo Sprint Race 1

Monday 16 Apr 2012 Noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Hotchkiss)
After San Juan 70.3 a couple of weeks ago, we’d (my coach Tom Bennet) and I had sat down to talk about what it meant for the first main goal of the season, Ironman South Africa. We decided that one good way to check up again on the body would be another short race such as the first Thames Turbo Sprint, which would be two weeks before IM SA, on the Easter Bank Holiday Monday. These races are local to me and always fantastically well organised by Thames Turbo Tri club. They offer a great way for novices to dip their toe into the water (literally speaking, in the nice and warm Hampton Lido swim) as well as attracting plenty of local high calibre athletes too. I’d raced it at the same time last year too and won, so I’d have a great marker against which to compare my race this year.It was a pretty cold and drizzly morning, but with me going in the 2nd wave of the race for the 426m swim, things had warmed up a little… at least that’s what I convinced myself of before the start. I was 7th to...

70.3 San Juan 2012 Race Report

Friday 30 Mar 2012 Noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Hotchkiss)
They say in life that “when you get lemons, you shouldn’t be “sour” but instead make yourself some lemonade”. But what happens when you make sure you buy apples and oranges and then you open the bag back at home, you’ve still got lemons!?San Juan 70.3 was a bit of a last minute race choice. After a long winter of working full time and training as much as this would allow (circa 18hrs a week), both my coach (T2 Coaching) and I wanted to race to see exactly where we were at in our preparation for the first important race of the season, Ironman South Africa at the end of April. It was a long way to go for a “test” but we needed a decent standard or racing and a 70.3 distance race to really ask and answer some questions. We had worked very hard in the previous 3 months and expected to see some fruit from this labour.The week leading into the race went pretty well with the exception of having my credit card details stolen and ripped off!!! But physically, everything over in Puerto Rico was...

The G-Factor

Monday 02 Jan 2012 Noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Hotchkiss)
After last weeks little “miss-hap” I thought it was about time I explain it all a little more. If you’re not a twitter follower (@JonHotchkiss) then just to explain, the miss-hap wasn’t anything to do with failing to make it to the toilet in time but rather a nutrition related problem.For about 5 years now I’ve suffered with an intolerance to gluten. It first arose shortly after I went through a very intense 6 or so months, where I basically stretched my body beyond its limits and something “gave in”. As an endurance athlete, I was rightly subscribing to the school of thought that I needed to “fuel the engine” and this meant loads of carbs. In our western diet this tends to equal, bread, pasta, cereal etc etc. When my body began to give in to the demands I was placing on it, the excess of carbs and in particular wheat based carbs, resulted in my body beginning to reject things. Some people are born with this, which is known as Coeliac’s disease; others like me develop intolerance to...

Working 9-5.... err more like 5-9!

Friday 16 Dec 2011 Noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Hotchkiss)
I recently decided to take the plunge during the off season and head back to a "normal" job. It often makes me laugh when people don't think what I normally do (the lycra wearing, training and self-inflicted suffering that is being a full time athlete) is "work". In truth, whilst I love it and it has many, many great benefits, its the hardest job I've ever done. Don't get me wrong, I'm fully aware that there are jobs that are FAR harder and more demanding -teachers, nurses policemen or being a full time mum to name but a few that I admire immensely- but the demands we must make on ourselves as full-time athletes, both mentally, physically and emotionally are huge and at times VERY tough. But I digress.... After (as you'll know if you read my previous blog) deciding to make some much needed changes for next season in order to get my performances back on track, I needed to put in place a number of things... and some of these, as with most things in life, required money. Hands-up MY...

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Challenge Dubai draws million-dollar field

Challenge Dubai draws million-dollar field

Wednesday 25 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

The focus turns to the Middle East this weekend for the inaugural Challenge Dubai on Friday 27 and the event has drawn out a million dollar field and triathlon royalty. As the first race in the Triple Crown Series encompassing Challenge Dubai, Challenge Oman and Challenge Bahrain, which is offering the male and female athlete that wins all three events a guaranteed USD 1 million dollars. more

Marais, Duffy win XTERRA South Africa Champs

Marais, Duffy win XTERRA South Africa Champs

Tuesday 24 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

Stuart Marais and Flora Duffy took home the titles at the 12th annual TOTALSPORTS XTERRA South Africa Championship in front of a packed house at the magnificent Grabouw Country Club on Sunday. Both Marais and Duffy grinded out convincing wins to claim the lions’ share of the new and improved R249,000 prize purse but the day’s story lines ran much deeper. The drama started early with a magical African sunrise lighting up the skyline in bright orange and yellow coupled with word that four-time XTE more

McNeice & Crawford extend Challenge Wanaka dominance

McNeice & Crawford extend Challenge Wanaka dominance

Monday 23 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

Dylan McNeice of Christchurch and Whanganui resident Gina Crawford today extended their phenomenal record at Challenge Wanaka by scoring their third and sixth victories respectively at what is regarded as the world’s most scenic long distance triathlon. more

Passuello, Pooley claim tough wins at Challenge Philippines

Passuello, Pooley claim tough wins at Challenge Philippines

Sunday 22 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

Italian Domenico Passuello and Great Britains Emma Pooley took on the challenging hills of Bataan and endured the scorching heat to win the second edition of the Yellow Cab Challenge Philippine Subic-Bataan on Sunday 21 February. more

XTERRA South Africa Attracts a Stellar Field

XTERRA South Africa Attracts a Stellar Field

Friday 20 Feb 2015 [Triathlon News]

The Grabouw Country Club will be a hub of excitement this coming weekend when multi-sport athletes young and slightly more senior gather to partake in the largest XTERRA triathlon in the word, the TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Grabouw presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT. more

Terenzo Bozzone and Daniela Ryf official winners of Challenge Dubai 2015

Saturday 28 Feb 2015 Trizone
27 February, 2015 (Dubai, UAE) New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone put the rest of the world on notice today with a resounding win over a class field at Challenge Dubai from Tim Reed (AUS) and Michael Raelert (DEU). “I’m just so thankful that I could be part of it and would like to thank everyone. “This is awesome,” said Bozzone. Daniela Ryf (SUI) made her first visit to Dubai a memorable one with a powerful display on the bike to set up a win from Heather Wurtele (CAN) and Helle Frederiksen (DEN). “I had a great swim and fantastic run and I’m really happy,” said Ryf. The wins for Bozzone and Ryf allow them a shot at winning the Triple Crown Series (Challenge Oman, Challenge Bahrain) and the chance of becoming triathlon’s first million dollar recipients. American Andy Potts led the men out of the swim but Javier Gomez, Pete Jacobs, Manuel Kung (SUI), Raelert and Rasmus Petraeus were all out within six seconds of each other. In his first race in 18 months Martin Jensen was making up for lost...

What’s Up With Daniela Ryf’s “Ballet” Bike Shoes?

Friday 27 Feb 2015 Jené Shaw
Challenge Dubai winner and current Ironman 70.3 world champion Daniela Ryf sported some interesting ballet-like cycling shoes during today’s race that raised some eyebrows. As Ryf’s coach Brett Sutton wrote in a post on Trisutto.com recapping her race, “The bike innovations with Dani are a work in progress as we look to develop her bike leg. Not to be able to cycle faster [most would agree she’s already pretty solid in this area] but to be able to run faster off the bike. So the new ‘ballet’ shoes, which were noticed by many, are part of the process of helping a great deal in this area. They also look pretty cool.” Behind the minimalistic shoes, called the biomxc2, is Götz Heine, an innovator and chiropractor known for popularizing the mid-foot cleat position. He gives a short explanation of the shoes here. In an interview done in 2011, Hines explains the origin of his shoes and the pros and cons of a mid-foot position. Furthering his beliefs about the benefits was the outcome of a...

Moffatt, Densham Both Healthy And Ready To Race

Friday 27 Feb 2015 Triathlete.com
Erin Densham earned bronze in London. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.orgOlympic medalists Emma Moffatt and Erin Densham have been fixtures on Australia’s triathlon team and both are now intent on returning to the Olympics in Rio next year after overcoming significant health challenges. Neither athlete was at her best last year, both believe they are back on track now. Dual world champion Moffatt had an unusually off race at last year’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games and revealed yesterday that she was struggling at the time with the effects of polycystic ovarian syndrome (a hormone imbalance that raises insulin levels and causes weight gain). Moffatt was diagnosed before the Games but the condition was not under control when she finished seventh in Glasgow. Since then she has cut sugars out of her diet and restored her equilibrium. “I have found the right balance now,’’ she said yesterday, at the launch of the Gold Coast world series race on April 11. “Last year my body went crazy, I was...

Bontrager Unveils New Wheel Lineup

Friday 27 Feb 2015 Triathlete.com
The Bontrager Aeolus 9 tubeless-ready clincher has a rim depth of 90mm, weighs 1,812g and retails for $3,000. All Aeolus wheels retain their D3 rim shape but receive a wider internal width of 19.5mm. Photo provided by Bontrager.Wider, lighter and tubeless ready. Those are the main upgrades to Bontrager’s new collection of Aeolus race wheels. With four rim depths available ranging from 30mm to 90mm and two disc-compatible models, every cyclist should be covered for every possible course profile. Aeolus wheels are now 2mm wider with an internal width of 19.5mm between the bead hooks to increase rider comfort and control. The wheels retain their D3 shape, which aims to reduce drag at the front, tire-leading side and the rear, rim-leading side. Despite the extra width, each model is lighter, shaving up to 110 grams off the previous set. The tubeless-ready Aeolus 7 (70mm rim depth) and 9 (90mm rim depth) models are of most interest to triathletes with the decreased rolling resistance and...

How Do I Tame My Hunger?

Friday 27 Feb 2015 Triathlete.com
Q: I recently upped my triathlon training to 10–12 hours per week, and now I’m starving all the time. I eat three meals, plus snacks, including a snack before workouts. What can I do to tame my hunger? A: For some athletes, perpetual hunger can be attributed to an inadequate intake of overall calories, or missing meals or snacks, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for you. More likely in this case, your hunger can be traced back to an imbalance in macronutrient intake (carbs, protein, fats) versus needs. Do you think you might be eating fewer carbs, protein or fat than you need? If you keep track of everything you eat and drink for a few days, you just might be able to figure it out. After keeping your “food log,” review what you have eaten. You should see per day: - At least three servings of quality protein (lean meat, eggs, tofu, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, or vegetarian bean/grain-based dishes) - 5–9 servings of “good fats” (avocado, nuts, seeds, olives,...

Challenge Philippines – Tough Racing, Open Arms

Saturday 28 Feb 2015 Admin
Zoot Felt Signing I’m a bit of a control freak. I like to eliminate the potential of added stress and I prefer that things flow as smoothly as possible. This is a large reason why I often choose races that are close by or, if not close in location, simple to travel to. I guess this isn’t anything to be ashamed of, as I view racing as a “job”; hence I consider the cost/benefit analysis before choosing events. But I have to admit, it felt kind of good to opt in for Challenge Philippines less than 6 weeks before the event; to embrace the adventure of it all, and to realize that yes while this is a job, there can also be a little room for adventure; and it isn’t a bad thing to ease your grip on control every so often. This event was a first in a few ways; first Challenge race, but also our first time traveling to Southeast Asia. The opportunity came up somewhat last minute, and I decided why the hell not…being so early in the year, I figured it may be smaller event,...

Micha startet stark ins Jahr 2015

Friday 27 Feb 2015 Julia Böttner
Platz 2Zweiter Platz bei der Challenge Dubai – Harte Bedingungen und ein schneller Rennverlauf prägen Saisondebüt  – Neuseeländer Terenzo Bozzone gewinntRostock. Mit einem starken Ergebnis bei der Challenge Dubai ist das Team Raelert-Brothers in das Wettkampfjahr 2015 gestartet. Michael Raelert lief nach einem harten Rennen als Zweiter ins Ziel und knüpfte damit fast nahtlos an seine Erfolgsserie aus dem vergangenen Herbst an. In 3:42:49 Stunden belegte er Rang zwei knapp hinter dem Neuseeländer Terenzo Bozzone, der das Premierenrennen in Dubai in 3:41:45 Stunden gewann. "Natürlich hätte ich sehr gerne gewonnen, aber Terenzo war heute einfach noch ein Stückchen besser", sagte Michael Raelert nach dem Zieleinlauf, "meinen herzlichen Glückwunsch an ihn, er hat die Bedingungen am besten im Griff gehabt." Der Schweizer Manuel Küng belegte in 3:45:39 Stunden Rang drei. Bei starkem Wind wurde die Erstauflage der Challenge Dubai bereits beim Schwimmen zu einem anspruchsvollen Unterfangen....

Raelert-Brothers fahren auf Swiss Side ab

Thursday 26 Feb 2015 Julia Böttner
Neuer PartnerNeuer Partner für Team Raelert-Brothers – Rostocker setzen ab sofort auf Laufräder des Schweizer Herstellers  – Überzeugende Produkte einer starken jungen MarkeRostock. Die Raelert-Brothers starten am Freitag bei der Challenge Dubai mit einem neuen Partner in die Saison 2015. Erstmals wird Michael Raelert bei dem Mitteldistanzrennen in den Arabischen Emiraten auf die „Hadron“-Aero-Laufräder des Schweizer Unternehmens Swiss Side vertrauen. „Wir sind sehr glücklich über diese neue Partnerschaft”, sagen Andreas und Michael Raelert. Die beiden Rostocker haben vor wenigen Tagen einen Zweijahresvertrag mit Swiss Side unterzeichnet, weil sie von der Qualität der Produkte überzeugt sind. „Für Triathleten sind Eigenschaften wie Aerodynamik, Bremsverhalten, Gewicht, Laufruhe und Steifigkeit bei den Laufrädern extrem wichtig“, sagen die Raelert-Brothers, „die Laufräder von Swiss Side erfüllen diese Ansprüche in höchstem Maße.“ In neutralen Tests unabhängiger Experten haben die...

Time to call it a day...

Friday 05 Apr 2013 Noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Hotchkiss)
Given that my last race was Auckland 70.3 at the end of January I appreciate that this is long overdue. Since then other priorities have been keeping me busy and the enthusiasm to write this hasn’t really been there… It is with a sad but content heart that I’ve decided to retire from racing triathlon; at any level for now at least, but certainly for good as a ‘Pro’ (in the loosest sense of the word – more on that later). Auckland was the final “test” to see what condition my body was in and what kind of performance level I was able to achieve with the heart, lungs and legs that have served me so well for nearly a decade in triathlon. Sadly though, the answer I got was a very clear “no” in terms of reaching anything like or beyond the levels I’ve seen in the past. I’m simply not able to compete at the world class level anymore… not even close! Having finally got to the bottom of my health issues, allergies and such I had strung together a very strong and solid 5 months of training under...

70.3 Switzerland - Fed up with feeling fragile

Friday 15 Jun 2012 Noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Hotchkiss)
Training leading into Switzerland 70.3 had in general, been going really well. Some great, solid sessions had been logged and both Tom (my coach) and I were looking forward to progressing in terms of result in my next 70.3 of the season.Race morning arrived grey and damp but nothing too bad for us Brits. The only surprise for me was just how many Pro's there were lining up on the start line... Nearly 100! As the start gun went a pretty hectic and rough first 500m then ensued but I felt ok as things settled down and was happy with where I appeared to be (2nd main pack I thought). I stayed there until about 300m from the end where I seemed to drop off the back for some reason; I didn't loose too much time though and by the time I was through transition and on to my VO2 Victory TT I'd caught up the guys just ahead.We all settled in after the first 5km or so and I tried to stick to my planned wattage goal that Tom and I had discussed. It was however, harder to do that it should have been,...

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