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Andrej Vistica defends his title at Challenge Vichy

Andrej Vistica defends his title at Challenge Vichy

Wednesday 03 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

On Sunday 31st of August, 2014, Andrej Vistica, joined the start line at Challenge Vichy to defend his 2013 title. Having had just two weeks to recover from one of the toughest triathlons in the world, the Embrunman Triathlon, teamTBB pro athlete, Vistica felt confident that he could successfully defend his title and so registered for Challenge Vichy. more

IRONMAN Attracts Top Internationals for 70.3 World Champs

IRONMAN Attracts Top Internationals for 70.3 World Champs

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Over 80 countries represented in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada for IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on Sept. 7 Introduced in 2006, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Series has grown from 17 events in inaugural year to over 60 events worldwide. more

Mel Hauschildt, HyVee 5150 Championships

Mel Hauschildt, HyVee 5150 Championships

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

It's 9pm, the night before HyVee 5150 Triathlon, the largest paying triathlon. I have everything organised and in its place for the 4am alarm in the morning. The Shiv is shiny and ready to roll. Dinner eaten, emailing done, teeth cleaned...been to the toilet...ready for bed. And then a call on the hotel phone from USADA saying they are down in the lobby to see me for a random drug test. Not ideal timing. more

ITU announces inductees for inaugural Hall of Fame

ITU announces inductees for inaugural Hall of Fame

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

As a part of its 25th year anniversary celebrations, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) today inducted seven individuals into its inaugural Hall of Fame on the penultimate evening of the 2014 TransCanada Corp. Grand Final Edmonton. more

Challenge Vichy 2nd win for Vistica and a 1st one for Zelinka

Challenge Vichy 2nd win for Vistica and a 1st one for Zelinka

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

The 4th edition of Challenge Vichy took place in a beautiful weather on Sunday 31st August. A lot of spectators supported over around 2000 athletes while 2 exceptionnal speakers entertained the crowds. more

Frederiksen 1st at Hy-Vee Pro Champs, Blatchford 11th

Frederiksen 1st at Hy-Vee Pro Champs, Blatchford 11th

Monday 01 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Another great weekend for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team, Helle Frederiksen has won today’s Hy-Vee 5150 US Pro Championships. Clocking in at 01:54:44, Helle Frederiksen edged out Alicia Kaye (CAN; 01:55:52) and Jodie Swallow (UK; 01:56:09) for the win in Des Moines. Her Uplace-BMC teammate Liz Blatchford finished eleventh. more

Stoltz, Mueller win XTERRA Denmark Championship

Stoltz, Mueller win XTERRA Denmark Championship

Monday 01 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Conrad Stoltz and Kathrin Mueller captured the XTERRA Denmark Championship in “Viking weather” at the beach and forest of Tisvilde. The ominous gray skies opened up just as the race started at 1pm. The cold North Sea, somewhere around 17 degrees Celsius (63 Fahrenheit), was just the start of the challenge Mother Nature dished out for competitors. more

Vanhoenacker and Wutti Shine in Austria

Vanhoenacker and Wutti Shine in Austria

Monday 01 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Eva Wutti and Marino Vanhoenacker tested the Austrian waters for next year's IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship race venue. The world got a sneak preview of the new and stunning course that will also double as the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship course in 2015. The reviews are positive and the anticipation of the championship race in Austria next year is already piquing interest from far and wide. more

Van Vlerken takes 4th win at Challenge Walchsee, breakthrough 1st for Molinaro

Van Vlerken takes 4th win at Challenge Walchsee, breakthrough 1st for Molinaro

Monday 01 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

As the fog hung low over the Tyrolean mountains, the deafening start cannon sent the 1,300 Challenge Walchsee athletes on their 113km journey through the Kaiserwinkl which would result in a fourth victory for Yvonne van Vlerken (NED) with Giulio Molinaro (ITA) taking out the men’s title. more

Brownlee dominates but Gomez gets World Title

Brownlee dominates but Gomez gets World Title

Monday 01 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee returned to the top of the podium today with an emphatic win at the ITU World Championship Grand Final. Brownlee was in a league of his own to secure his second WTS win of the season. Mario Mola (ESP) out sprinted his compatriot Javier Gomez (ESP) to grab silver. more

One-Hour Workout: Run Speedwork For Short-Course Racing

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Jené Shaw
Photo: Shutterstock.comEvery Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!). This week’s bike workout comes from coach Andrew Dollar of Nashville-based FTP coaching (Ftpcoaching.com). “This workout targets a sprint or Olympic-distance athlete looking to add a bit more speed to their fitness,” Dollar says. “This can be performed on a track or the open road with the use of a GPS watch.” RELATED: Do Speedwork Now, Benefit Later One-Hour Workout: Run Speedwork for Short-Course Racing Warm-up 15 min with four 30-sec strides Main Set 4-6 x 3/4 mile alternating between 10K pace and 5K pace with an easy ¼-mile jog in between. Cool-down 10 min at a very easy pace RELATED: How To Get Back To Speedwork More one-hour workouts. The post One-Hour Workout: Run Speedwork For Short-Course Racing appeared first on Triathlete.com.

Dirk Bockel Out Of Ironman World Championship

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Liz Hichens
Bockel won this year's Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship. Photo: Delly CarrThe start list for the 2014 Ironman World Championship has lost its first star as Luxembourg’s Dirk Bockel has announced that he will not compete in the Oct. 11 race. Bockel, who has finished as high as fourth (2011) in the race, made the announcement in a press release through the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team, which he is a member of. “The decision not to race in Kona this year has been very hard for me,” Bockel said in the statement. “It took me a long time to come to that conclusion, as Kona has been and still is the seasons’ goal every year. It has been a struggle for me to come to the point that health is more important. It is sad, but this is sport, it is very brutal at times.  I deal with it, I will still go to Kona to support my team. Right now, I can do almost no training, which is a little bit frustrating at times because the injury does not heal as fast as I hope. It is very...

Coach’s Note By Lance Watson: Can You Go Short And Long?

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Triathlete.com
Want to focus on short course and long course next year? It's possible. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.orgThinking of racing Ironman and the ITU World Champs (or another short-course race) next year? If your reaction to this query is one of disbelief, then I would like to welcome you to the changing landscape of triathlon. The old school of thought was that it wasn’t really possible to have both a successful short-course and long-course season in the same year. The theory “if you go long, you can’t go fast,” is no longer popular. For those of you who have always wanted to see results in both arenas, I am here to tell you that it is possible and that you could even set new PRs in both—if you go about it the right way. Ironman and short-course racing are vastly dissimilar, involving different energy systems, technical skills and training. They can, however, be used to complement one another, as there are several benefits to following a program that incorporates both types of racing. Adding...

Four Lesser-Known Grains And Their Benefits

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Matthew Kadey, M.S., R.D.
Photos by Sue Fan and John David Becker. Quinoa and bulgur are so last year. Try these four lesser-known grains high in performance-boosting attributes. You probably already know that, nutritionally, whole grains trump refined grains—that’s why you load your grocery cart with brown rice, whole-wheat bread and oatmeal. But maybe you’ve become a bit blasé about these familiar items. Thankfully for carbohydrate-craving triathletes, it has never been easier to find a marvelous assortment of whole grains on store shelves or in bulk bins. Look for them at any well-stocked health food/natural food store, or try Bobsredmill.com or Lotusfoods.com. Many of the following grains have the goods to boost performance and awaken a bored palate. Here are four great grains to stock in your pantry. Load up on antioxidants with: Black rice Black rice, an heirloom variety of rice cultivated in Asia with a rich, sweet nutty taste and chewy texture, is the new bastion of the health-food movement. According...

5 Multisport Myths Debunked

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014
Think short races aren't hard? Think again. Mind your misconceptions with these words from the wise.

Photos: 2014 Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Liz Hichens
1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.2014 Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship Pro Sinead O'Dwyer warms up before the start of the race. Photo: Ken Sherman View Larger Image.2014 Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship Matt Chrabot and the rest of the pro men wait for the go-ahead to jump into the water. Photo: Ken Sherman View Larger Image.2014 Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship The race featured non-drafting Olympic distance specialists like Cameron Dye, former Olympians and a few long-course stars. Photo: Ken Sherman View Larger Image.2014 Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship Into the water for the 1.5K swim. Photo: Ken Sherman View Larger Image.2014 Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship 2013 Kona third-place finisher Liz Blatchford prepares for the start. Photo: Ken Sherman View Larger Image.2014 Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship The pro women's field was strong, with stars from all distances making the start. Photo: Ken Sherman View Larger Image.2014 Hy-Vee 5150 U.S....

First Look: VO2 Cycling launch new sub-£1k carbon road bike VESP

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Norsemen
British cycling brand, VO2, have launched a new, full carbon road bike, at the very tasty price of £999. The VO2:VESP is the latest model to roll of the production lines of the Kent-based outfit led by owner and chief designer Jimmy George and their first to be set at the attractive sub-£1k price point. The new VO2:VESP marks the result of the outfits objective to bring quality carbon and high-end design at a competitive price point and joins the award winning VO2:Pro:Carbon, VO2:Revolution, VO2:Victory:TT and VO2:Versus:TT in their growing stable of race quality bikes. Jimmy George, owner of VO2 Cycling said: “Our range has been missing a bike with this level of design and a competitive price but with the addition of VESP we now have a very competitive product. The frame sits at the start of our bicycle pricing range.” Despite the VO2:VESP road bike coming in at under £1,000, it is jam-packed with quality components and features which make it one of the most exciting options for...

2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Start List Announced

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Liz Hichens
Sebastian Kienle will look to make it three in a row. Photo: John David Becker This Sunday marks the first time the Subaru Ironman 70.3 World Championship will take place out of the United States. Pros and age-groupers will travel to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada for the big race. Both defending champions Sebastian Kienle (GER) and Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) will be competing against very strong fields. See the pro start lists below and check back to Triathlete.com for more on the race. RELATED PHOTOS: 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Men’s Start List 1 Sebastian Kienle GER 2 Terenzo Bozzone NZL 3 Tim Reed AUS 4 Joe Gambles AUS 5 Tim Don GBR 6 Jan Frodeno GER 8 Will Clarke GBR 9 Leon Griffin AUS 11 Brad Kahlefeldt AUS 12 Kevin Collington USA 14 Matt Chrabot USA 15 Samuel Appleton AUS 16 Tim Van Berkel AUS 17 Brent McMahon CAN 18 Lionel Sanders CAN 19 Callum Millward NZL 20 Ruedi Wild SUI 21 Jeremy Jurkiewicz FRA 22 Ben Hoffman USA 23 Trevor Wurtele CAN 24 Igor Amorelli BRA 25...

Cupcakes With Cal: Mirinda Carfrae

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Triathlete.com
New Zealand pro and Ironman 70.3 champion Callum Millward interviews fellow pro athletes on his YouTube series “Cupcakes with Cal.” This week he sits down with two-time Ironman world champion Mirinda Carfare. RELATED – Mirinda Carfrae: “This Year Has Been An Experiment” More “Cupcakes With Cal.”   The post Cupcakes With Cal: Mirinda Carfrae appeared first on Triathlete.com.

Hydration & nutrition on the bike

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 David@blitzmag.com.au (TMSM)
Hydration on the bike - PICTURE - Triathlon & Multisport magazine When it comes to long-course racing, nutrition and hydration are often referred to as the fourth discipline.

Adventure at XTERRA Denmark

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Conrad
Conrad Stoltz Caveman XTERRA Denmark Specialized, Suunto, Hoka, ClifBar mud riding Caveman wins by 5 minutes. Extraordinary conditions makes racing even MORE fun at XTERRA Denmark.                      Photo credit: Martin Paldan. I’m borrowing from XTERRAPlanet.com: [Conrad Stoltz and Kathrin Mueller captured the XTERRA Denmark Championship in “Viking weather” at the beach and forest of Tisvilde. The ominous gray skies opened up just as the race started at 1pm.  The cold North Sea, somewhere around 17 degrees Celsius (63 Fahrenheit), was just the start of the challenge Mother Nature dished out for competitors.  To follow was slick roots, soft sand, biting trees, treacherous, relentlessly steep hills, pouring rain and slinging mud that made for blinding conditions. Nobody handled better than the “Caveman” – seven-time World Champ Conrad Stoltz who won his second major in as many weeks (it was XTERRA England last Sunday).  By midway through the two-lap bike course he was up by almost two minutes and by transition it was more than four. Interestingly, the last...

Hy Vee 5150 Championships

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014
Picture      1:58:58   (5th)  Olympic Distance non-drafting  swim  19:30    (24th)  bike    1:01:42 (4th)  run     35:09   (2nd)It's 9pm, the night before HyVee 5150 Triathlon, the largest paying triathlon. I have everything organised and in its place for the 4am alarm in the morning. The Shiv is shiny and ready to roll. Dinner eaten, emailing done, teeth cleaned...been to the toilet...ready for bed. And then a call on the hotel phone from USADA saying they are down in the lobby to see me for a random drug test. Not ideal timing. I guess there's never really a convenient time for a 'random', but that's there job and they're always super friendly about it (I guess to make up for the fact that most athletes aren't overly excited to see them at the front door). But the timing of this one felt a bit cruel. I knew it was going to take me a while till I'd be ready to pee again. But I didn't want to start chugging water...

Western States 100

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

Embracing the Unknown in 2012

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

The end of the journey…

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

A Season Full of Lessons…

Monday 03 Oct 2011 Tyler
What I love about triathlon and training and racing in general is how much there is to learn. Every time I go out for a key session or a race, I come back with more knowledge then when I left. So as I’m sitting here procrastinating when I should be finishing my final packing for [...]

Tyler Stewart Prepares for Kona

Friday 26 Aug 2011 Tyler
If her performance last weekend was any indication, Tyler Stewart will be a serious threat at the Ironman World Championships in Kona. Tyler won the Lake Stevens 70.3 on August 14, finishing with the fastest bike and run splits, a victory made sweeter by the fact that a year ago at Lake Stevens, she came [...]

Winning Isn’t Everything

Friday 26 Aug 2011 Tyler
                  We’ve all heard the phrase “Winning isn’t everything” a million times but never did it have more profound meaning for me than last week at Lake Steven 70.3. I’ll start by saying this is not a typical race report – one in which I recount the [...]

All in! Ironman Lake Placid

Tuesday 16 Aug 2011 Tyler
The theme of my year has been “all in for Kona” which quite simply means that I structured my year around not only qualifying for Kona but working with my coach, my family and my sponsors to be best prepared to have a great race in Kona. It’s hard to believe this is my 5th [...]

One Tough Cookie

Tuesday 16 Aug 2011 Tyler
On July 15, 2009, at age 35, Kelly Oliver finished her last round of chemotherapy for breast cancer.  On July 17, 2011 Kelly Oliver finished her first Ironman 70.3 in 5:57:33.  It’s been a journey filled with many ups and downs, smiles and tears and it’s been an honor and privilege being a part of [...]

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Andrej Vistica defends his title at Challenge Vichy

Andrej Vistica defends his title at Challenge Vichy

Wednesday 03 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

On Sunday 31st of August, 2014, Andrej Vistica, joined the start line at Challenge Vichy to defend his 2013 title. Having had just two weeks to recover from one of the toughest triathlons in the world, the Embrunman Triathlon, teamTBB pro athlete, Vistica felt confident that he could successfully defend his title and so registered for Challenge Vichy. more

IRONMAN Attracts Top Internationals for 70.3 World Champs

IRONMAN Attracts Top Internationals for 70.3 World Champs

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

Over 80 countries represented in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada for IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on Sept. 7 Introduced in 2006, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Series has grown from 17 events in inaugural year to over 60 events worldwide. more

Mel Hauschildt, HyVee 5150 Championships

Mel Hauschildt, HyVee 5150 Championships

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

It's 9pm, the night before HyVee 5150 Triathlon, the largest paying triathlon. I have everything organised and in its place for the 4am alarm in the morning. The Shiv is shiny and ready to roll. Dinner eaten, emailing done, teeth cleaned...been to the toilet...ready for bed. And then a call on the hotel phone from USADA saying they are down in the lobby to see me for a random drug test. Not ideal timing. more

ITU announces inductees for inaugural Hall of Fame

ITU announces inductees for inaugural Hall of Fame

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

As a part of its 25th year anniversary celebrations, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) today inducted seven individuals into its inaugural Hall of Fame on the penultimate evening of the 2014 TransCanada Corp. Grand Final Edmonton. more

Challenge Vichy 2nd win for Vistica and a 1st one for Zelinka

Challenge Vichy 2nd win for Vistica and a 1st one for Zelinka

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 [Triathlon News]

The 4th edition of Challenge Vichy took place in a beautiful weather on Sunday 31st August. A lot of spectators supported over around 2000 athletes while 2 exceptionnal speakers entertained the crowds. more

One-Hour Workout: Run Speedwork For Short-Course Racing

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Jené Shaw
Photo: Shutterstock.comEvery Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!). This week’s bike workout comes from coach Andrew Dollar of Nashville-based FTP coaching (Ftpcoaching.com). “This workout targets a sprint or Olympic-distance athlete looking to add a bit more speed to their fitness,” Dollar says. “This can be performed on a track or the open road with the use of a GPS watch.” RELATED: Do Speedwork Now, Benefit Later One-Hour Workout: Run Speedwork for Short-Course Racing Warm-up 15 min with four 30-sec strides Main Set 4-6 x 3/4 mile alternating between 10K pace and 5K pace with an easy ¼-mile jog in between. Cool-down 10 min at a very easy pace RELATED: How To Get Back To Speedwork More one-hour workouts. The post One-Hour Workout: Run Speedwork For Short-Course Racing appeared first on Triathlete.com.

Dirk Bockel Out Of Ironman World Championship

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Liz Hichens
Bockel won this year's Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship. Photo: Delly CarrThe start list for the 2014 Ironman World Championship has lost its first star as Luxembourg’s Dirk Bockel has announced that he will not compete in the Oct. 11 race. Bockel, who has finished as high as fourth (2011) in the race, made the announcement in a press release through the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team, which he is a member of. “The decision not to race in Kona this year has been very hard for me,” Bockel said in the statement. “It took me a long time to come to that conclusion, as Kona has been and still is the seasons’ goal every year. It has been a struggle for me to come to the point that health is more important. It is sad, but this is sport, it is very brutal at times.  I deal with it, I will still go to Kona to support my team. Right now, I can do almost no training, which is a little bit frustrating at times because the injury does not heal as fast as I hope. It is very...

Coach’s Note By Lance Watson: Can You Go Short And Long?

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Triathlete.com
Want to focus on short course and long course next year? It's possible. Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.orgThinking of racing Ironman and the ITU World Champs (or another short-course race) next year? If your reaction to this query is one of disbelief, then I would like to welcome you to the changing landscape of triathlon. The old school of thought was that it wasn’t really possible to have both a successful short-course and long-course season in the same year. The theory “if you go long, you can’t go fast,” is no longer popular. For those of you who have always wanted to see results in both arenas, I am here to tell you that it is possible and that you could even set new PRs in both—if you go about it the right way. Ironman and short-course racing are vastly dissimilar, involving different energy systems, technical skills and training. They can, however, be used to complement one another, as there are several benefits to following a program that incorporates both types of racing. Adding...

Four Lesser-Known Grains And Their Benefits

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Matthew Kadey, M.S., R.D.
Photos by Sue Fan and John David Becker. Quinoa and bulgur are so last year. Try these four lesser-known grains high in performance-boosting attributes. You probably already know that, nutritionally, whole grains trump refined grains—that’s why you load your grocery cart with brown rice, whole-wheat bread and oatmeal. But maybe you’ve become a bit blasé about these familiar items. Thankfully for carbohydrate-craving triathletes, it has never been easier to find a marvelous assortment of whole grains on store shelves or in bulk bins. Look for them at any well-stocked health food/natural food store, or try Bobsredmill.com or Lotusfoods.com. Many of the following grains have the goods to boost performance and awaken a bored palate. Here are four great grains to stock in your pantry. Load up on antioxidants with: Black rice Black rice, an heirloom variety of rice cultivated in Asia with a rich, sweet nutty taste and chewy texture, is the new bastion of the health-food movement. According...

5 Multisport Myths Debunked

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014
Think short races aren't hard? Think again. Mind your misconceptions with these words from the wise.

Adventure at XTERRA Denmark

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 Conrad
Conrad Stoltz Caveman XTERRA Denmark Specialized, Suunto, Hoka, ClifBar mud riding Caveman wins by 5 minutes. Extraordinary conditions makes racing even MORE fun at XTERRA Denmark.                      Photo credit: Martin Paldan. I’m borrowing from XTERRAPlanet.com: [Conrad Stoltz and Kathrin Mueller captured the XTERRA Denmark Championship in “Viking weather” at the beach and forest of Tisvilde. The ominous gray skies opened up just as the race started at 1pm.  The cold North Sea, somewhere around 17 degrees Celsius (63 Fahrenheit), was just the start of the challenge Mother Nature dished out for competitors.  To follow was slick roots, soft sand, biting trees, treacherous, relentlessly steep hills, pouring rain and slinging mud that made for blinding conditions. Nobody handled better than the “Caveman” – seven-time World Champ Conrad Stoltz who won his second major in as many weeks (it was XTERRA England last Sunday).  By midway through the two-lap bike course he was up by almost two minutes and by transition it was more than four. Interestingly, the last...

Hy Vee 5150 Championships

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014
Picture      1:58:58   (5th)  Olympic Distance non-drafting  swim  19:30    (24th)  bike    1:01:42 (4th)  run     35:09   (2nd)It's 9pm, the night before HyVee 5150 Triathlon, the largest paying triathlon. I have everything organised and in its place for the 4am alarm in the morning. The Shiv is shiny and ready to roll. Dinner eaten, emailing done, teeth cleaned...been to the toilet...ready for bed. And then a call on the hotel phone from USADA saying they are down in the lobby to see me for a random drug test. Not ideal timing. I guess there's never really a convenient time for a 'random', but that's there job and they're always super friendly about it (I guess to make up for the fact that most athletes aren't overly excited to see them at the front door). But the timing of this one felt a bit cruel. I knew it was going to take me a while till I'd be ready to pee again. But I didn't want to start chugging water...

Western States 100

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

Embracing the Unknown in 2012

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

The end of the journey…

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

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