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Bozzone Brilliant in Taiwan

Bozzone Brilliant in Taiwan

Saturday 25 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone continued his unbeaten 2015 record over the half distance today winning Challenge Taiwan. The 30-year-old was pushed all the way in the early stages but made his move on the run, eventually winning in a time of 3:52:31. Russian Eva Potuckova’s experience showed, recording her first win of the season from Kathryn Haesner in her first professional race and Australian Brooke Langereis in her half distance debut. more

70.3 Texas preview

70.3 Texas preview

Friday 24 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

This early spring race is characterized by humid, windy conditions, though at this time of year, the scorching Texas heat is less of a factor. The surrounding area offers attractions for families, including the famous Moody Gardens with its pink, blue, and white glass pyramids housing a 10-story rainforest, and one of the world’s largest aquariums. If hot temperatures do make an appearance, the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is a popular option. more

XTERRA Lake Las Vegas preview

XTERRA Lake Las Vegas preview

Friday 24 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

Thirty-two elites representing 10 states plus Canada, Australia, Mexico and Scotland will toe the start line at the XTERRA West Championship just outside of the Las Vegas strip on Saturday. Josiah Middaugh is the man to beat in the men’s race. Contenders include long-time XTERRA America Tour stars Craig Evans, Branden Rakita and Ryan Ignatz along with international stand-outs Ben Allen and Francisco Serrano. more

Crown up for grabs in Cape Town

Crown up for grabs in Cape Town

Friday 24 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

Cape Town marks the fourth stop and the third continent on the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series. Having just been added to the WTS line up last year, the South African course is a standard distance affair, with the women set to start the competition on Saturday followed by the men on Sunday. more

World Champions Head to Challenge Fuerteventura

World Champions Head to Challenge Fuerteventura

Thursday 23 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

The crème de la crème of the triathlon world will make its way to the Canary Islands this weekend to line up at Challenge Family’s opening event for the European season, CHALLENGEFUERTEVENTURA, this Saturday 25 April. more

Mark Allen Starts XTERRA Tahiti

Mark Allen Starts XTERRA Tahiti

Thursday 23 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

When the gun goes off for the start of the inaugural XTERRA Tahiti on April 25 – Ironman Hall of Famer and 6x IM World Champion, Mark Allen – will be the guy pulling the trigger. It won’t be Mark Allen’s first XTERRA experience, however, as he was a television host for the first XTERRA TV show in 1996 (seen above interviewing inaugural winner Jimmy Riccitello after the race). more

Alistair Brownlee returns to WTS in Cape Town

Alistair Brownlee returns to WTS in Cape Town

Thursday 23 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

The elite men’s race will enjoy a power loaded startlist this weekend with eight of the top ten Columbia Threadneedle ranked men lining up, in addition to Alistair Brownlee. The weekend of racing marks only the second time that a WTS has been hosted on the continent of Africa. With the women kicking off the weekend’s competitions on Saturday, the men will take to the the start line the following day on Sunday, April 26. more

Who will win Challenge Taiwan

Who will win Challenge Taiwan

Wednesday 22 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

Former world champion Terenzo Bozzone will be one of the biggest threat’s to de-throne fellow countryman Dylan McNeices’ unbeaten run at Challenge Taiwan on Sunday. McNeice will be chasing a third consecutive victory at CHALLENGETAIWAN, having previously won twice over the full distance and looking to add the half distance title to his collection. more

Helen Jenkins Starts WTS Cape Town

Helen Jenkins Starts WTS Cape Town

Wednesday 22 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

I am very excited to be on the startlist for the World Champs Series in Cape Town this weekend. After tearing my Plantar Fascia last year before the Commonwealth Games my recovery has been up and down. The Plantar healed really well but what came next was a series of foot niggles as my foot adapted to running again. more

Power Horse Triathlon now “Team Sports For Good”

Power Horse Triathlon now “Team Sports For Good”

Tuesday 21 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

The former Power Horse Triathlon Team has a new name: as TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD the triathlon team has joined the Laureus foundation, which supports disadvantaged children and teenagers with the help of the universal language of sports. more

Gear review: X-Bionic clothing

Saturday 25 Apr 2015 Paul Moore
You may have heard of Swiss clothing company X-Bionic through their sponsorship of the Power Horse Triathlon Team, which includes 2014 Challenge Roth champion Timo Bracht, Jan Raphael, Horst Reichal and Georg Potrebitsch. X-Bionic started out in the sports clothing world making anatomically shaped technical socks for skiers. Their success here led to the production of jackets before X-Bionic went on to produce technical clothing for a wide range of outdoor pursuits including running and cycling. X-Bionic, who use Swiss technology but produce all of their garments in Italy, took a different approach to creating sports clothing. Instead of producing sweat-absorbing materials like those around at the time, X-Bionic used scientific based evidence to create membranes designed to return energy back to the body rather than absorb it. X-Bionic believe that every fibre has a function, and uses high-tech research and production methods to produce the most innovative materials. This approached...

Pro triathletes and their cars

Saturday 25 Apr 2015
We have done a few galleries of pros with their dogs over the last few years and decided to have a look at the cars or trucks professional triathletes drive.

Speed Wobble

Saturday 25 Apr 2015
I expected almost no incidences of speed wobble since the onset of today's monocoque carbon frames. Instead 3 in 10 of you have had speed wobble occur with these bikes.

14 Reasons to Love IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene

Friday 24 Apr 2015
From Fireball shots to farm-fresh eggs, read on for why your fellow IRONMAN athletes keep returning year after year.

West, Kosmo Race To Draft-Legal Collegiate Championship Titles

Friday 24 Apr 2015 Triathlete.com
Jason West Photo: Ken Scar/USA TriathlonPenn State’s Jason West and UCLA’s Kelly Kosmo clinched the first wins of the weekend on Friday at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships, posting the fastest times of the day in the sprint-distance Draft-Legal Collegiate Championships at Campus Beach. See the complete race recap from USA Triathlon below: West clocked in at 56 minutes, 33 seconds on the 750-meter swim, 20.8-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course to win his first Collegiate Club National title and the first for Penn State in the last decade. West posted a 14:37 5k split to move into the lead after trailing on the bike. William Jones from UCSD was second out of the water and held his position through the finish to cross the line in 56:52, and Andrew Nielsen of Wisconsin was third in 57:01. After exiting the water near the front of the field, Jones and Nielsen combined forces to ride out front on the 20.8k bike leg. West was in a chase pack with Collin...

Opinion: The Last Pro Female Finisher At Kona

Friday 24 Apr 2015 Triathlete.com
Kathryn Bertine in Kona. Photo: Lucas Gilman for ESPNKathryn Bertine, who has finished as the final female pro finisher in Kona, shares her opinion on the pro slot gender disparity at the Ironman World Championship. In 2006, I was the last female professional finisher at Kona. After trying to qualify for years, I finally made it. My stomach, however, didn’t. It was one of those days most of us experience at some point in our endurance sport careers, when our digestive system refuses to give a hooey about our dreams. Despite the internal combustion, I kept going. I walked about 20 of the 26 miles in the marathon. I finished in 13 hours and it-really-doesn’t-matter minutes. I picked up the night shift. I was the last female pro to cross the line. No one really knew I was there. By that point, I’m not even sure I knew where I was. Alas. I didn’t know it then, but victory was quietly brewing. There’s a debate now about the 15 spots it would take to make the women’s pro field equal to the...

Study Reveals Impact On The Knees At Various Run Speeds

Friday 24 Apr 2015 Triathlete.com
Photo: Shutterstock.comNew study reveals the impact on your knees at various run speeds. Don’t eat a big meal before swimming; don’t run with scissors; and don’t run too fast or you’ll get injured. All valuable wisdom handed down from parents (and running coaches) everywhere. But just as the finer points of stride rate, running style and running shoe cushioning have been dissected by running experts everywhere, so too has the question of optimal running speed. A recent article in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy revealed that running speed plays an important role in the amount of impact the knee experiences during a run. In the study, a group of recreational runners was asked to run 1000 meters at three different running speeds—5 mph, 7.3 mph and 9.8 mph. While stress to the knee with each individual stride increased with running speed, the overall stress to the knee was 30 percent less at the faster speed because of the lower number of strides needed to cover the...

Challenge Weymouth announce their bike route for 2015

Friday 24 Apr 2015 Norsemen
It’s been eagerly awaited but finally here – check out the Challenge Weymouth bike route! Challenge Weymouth is a 2 lap course and Weymouth Half 1 lap. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7515529

Challenge Taiwan full distance race date announced for 2015

Friday 24 Apr 2015 LAVA Editors
On the eve of this weekend’s Challenge Taiwan half distance triathlon, is the announcement the tropical destination of Taitung will host the full distance  Challenge Taiwan on October 24, 2015. Challenge Taiwan will be held over the same course that winds through the stunning Taitung region with full support from the government and the local community. The full distance race has been the feature race of the Challenge Taiwan weekend for the past two years but in 2015 organizers decided to separate the events in order to best support the athletes in both distances. The event has also been announced as the Challenge Family Asian Age Group Championships, a concept welcomed by Challenge Taiwan Race Director Michael Dhulst. “Long distance, or 226 as we call it in Taiwan, has always been my true passion and I’m very excited to continue to host the event in Taitung, but also grow it to be the Asian Championships. “I’m looking forward to having a lot of our loyal athletes returning and...

5 Foods We're Loving This Month: April

Friday 24 Apr 2015
Rocky had raw eggs, IRONMAN champions have bone broth and bee pollen.

Tri Camp-ing and some news!!

Friday 24 Apr 2015 Hillarybiscay
unnamed-9 As promised, I have finally sat down to share some of our spring Tucson Camp highlights here! This was the first year we were able to offer not just one but two weekends of smashfest fun. There really is nothing I love more than being able to work with my athletes in person (and smash myself alongside them!) so camp is always a highlight of my year. Our camps are open to athletes who are not part of TeamHPB as well so we also get the pleasure of getting to know new athletes and including them in our group for the weekend. Our “kids” are always very welcoming and watching the athletes bond as a group through shared pain and suffering is such a highlight. We do even include designated “social” bikes and runs besides those of the smashfest variety. On Saturday everyone sets some kind of new precedent in the pool–for longest or hardest swim ever. We have different lanes for different challenges but my main concern is that everyone emerges having proved...

Why I Struggle

Friday 24 Apr 2015 Pete Jacobs
Pete-Jacobs-bike-victory It’s not easy to do anything when you are tired like I get, and I feel like I’ve been tired for most of the last 2 years, and for a significant part of my life since I was 15. And I’m tired of being tired.   Lots and lots of tests never found anything and I learnt a lot about life and what makes me happy over those early years as a professional triathlete struggling to string more than a few weeks of training together without hitting a wall of fatigue. Simple pleasures, days where I felt good and not fatigued, became the measure of my life. Sometimes the fatigue lasted a couple of days, other times it lasted months. But I’ve never cursed my journey, I’ve never wished I’d had it easier, and I’ve never despaired and wondered why me (except when I was 16, young, and couldn’t comprehend being less able than others). I’m usually an optimistic and patient person, traits that were reinforced as I had to cope with many setbacks with my fatigue. I am generally a laid back type of...

Pre Challenge Bahrain & other stuff

Friday 05 Dec 2014 Pete Jacobs
;) It’s the day before Challenge Bahrain, one of the richest triathlon races in the world, and I’m looking forward to the break afterward. Not exactly how I would chose to be feeling before a big race but the last month has gone similar to my year. It started with a rest after Hawaii, then a couple of weeks feeling pretty good, then the last couple of weeks feeling tired. I don’t like this feeling. All I want is to race against the best in the world and beat them. And for me, who believes I can beat them when I’m in my best health and fitness, this is incredibly frustrating and life changing. The last two years have been dismal for results. It has made me question everything, and made me realize I need to make some changes in more ways than one. It’s made me question the direction I am headed, what I value in life, what I want to get out of my career and what I want to achieve outside of racing too. Sorry but I don’t have the answers to share with you. However, I want nothing more than to...

An open letter to Ironman CEO.

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Pete Jacobs
To Andrew Messick CEO World Triathlon Corporation I wish I wasn’t wasting my time writing this. But I’ve already wasted far too much energy dwelling on this since it was said and I don’t want it to be an issue between us any longer as it is Kona race week next week and we will surely cross paths. Well I know we will cross paths since I am invited to the pre race press conference as your 2012 Ironman World Champion. It’s been 7 weeks since you alluded that I was unprofessional in that infamous slowtwitch.com article referenced below. http://www.slowtwitch.com/Interview/Messick_explains_the_changes_4511.html I waited, and a tiny part of me thought perhaps you would make contact to clear the air, and perhaps even apologize for suggesting my painful 11:42 Ironman validation unprofessional, and for comparing me, and indirectly all professional triathletes, to a professional cyclist. For you to suggest the two sports are even remotely similar and requiring similar effort to compete in was...

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...

Getting excited about Challenge Roth

Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 Pete Jacobs
Pete Jacobs finish With less than three weeks before the Challenge Roth race starts, early in the morning on a calm spectator lined canal, I have suddenly become surprisingly excited. I’ve raced in Roth four times consecutively from 2007 – 2010, finishing 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, and 4th. So it’s not new to me, I know the town, the race venue, the course, the atmosphere, the vibe, the finish line, the experience, the expo, the events outside of the race, the locals, the race organizers, the carbo, the after party, I know it all! And that is why I’m excited, as those memories get closer to the surface as I get closer to getting back to Challenge Roth! And now, as those memories start to flood in they are boosted by what I’ve heard about the additions to this year’s event. As it is a special year being the 30th year of triathlon in Roth, and the fireworks at the end of the race will be the biggest ever, as will the finish line arena and grandstand, and the spectator party points along the course, and just...

Race Plans

Thursday 15 May 2014 Pete Jacobs
So I have decided my next race will be Challenge Roth. I had planned to race IM Texas as my validation for Kona, however illness in March put a big hole in my preparation and I decided racing well at Challenge Roth is my second most important goal, Kona being the first. The set back also meant I can not race at Escape from Alcatraz which I was very excited to be heading back there to relatively warm waters after experiencing it last year at a much colder time of the year. So it was these tough decisions, a few moments of searching for what’s important, why I do this as a job, and reassessing my goals that made me realize I do this as a sport, and that is how I must approach it. This is not like other jobs, and nobody has any idea what it is actually like to experience the sport as life and as a job from this side of the fence. It is unimaginable, every day I’m discovering new aspects of this journey that can’t fully be explained it’s such a deep battle between many facets of ones...

My Batemans Bay Challenge

Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 Jaimie Jacobs
Jaimie in Challenge Batemans Bay Jaimie’s Blog March 2014 ‘Challenge’ – a call to someone to participate in a competitive situation or fight to decide who is superior in terms of ability or strength. 2. a call to prove or justify something. My BATEMANS Challenge  I always cringe when I read the words “race report” from a pro athlete. Why? That’s a good question – it just sounds so boring, so flat, so opposite to ‘juicy” (plain). It’s a ‘report’ – now that says it all! Why not title it “my sweat and tears” (corny I know) or “my emotional carnage”, or “my natural high”, or “sea of lycra” (well this could attract a TV spot at least, throw in the chamois cream aspect, & its now soft porn:). Where is the info re what the athlete did before the race? Best food/coffee stop en route to the race perhaps? There is ALWAYS some drama in getting to the start line. Where is the personal gritty stuff that could actually provide some relief to the rest of us. Like the brand of chamois cream that works best? Or the trick to...

Huskisson Long Course Triathlon Race Report

Thursday 27 Feb 2014 Pete Jacobs
;) Even with 4 hairpin turns around witches hats, and 4 times up a little rise, it’s a fast 20km run. It’s follows the coast along a concrete walking path and is beautifully scenic, with a few very small rolling bumps that give you a little boost on the downside. Now I’m not saying I broke any records and did anything unbelievable, but what I did do was run way beyond what I have done in training, all by being in the moment. A week ago was the end of a very solid bike week that I had done by feel, as usual, and I felt good so I did a lot, with a few slow runs off the bike. The week of this race went very quick and I did more swimming than usual, one long ride with a run off the bike, and everything else was pretty short and easy. However I could probably make a case that my legs were still a bit fatigued from training. However I went down to Huskisson to win. I wasn’t there to do a training day. I was there to start my 2014 season, my new campaign, with a new approach, with a win. I...

2013 All Wrapped Up

Monday 30 Sep 2013 Admin
All Wrapped Up Yup- unfortunately looks like I am down and out for the rest of 2013. I took a little spill on the bike 2 weeks ago and after ignoring the pain in my wrist for that time I went and got an x-ray and sure enough… Broken. Whoops This definitely bummed me out [...]

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Bozzone Brilliant in Taiwan

Bozzone Brilliant in Taiwan

Saturday 25 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone continued his unbeaten 2015 record over the half distance today winning Challenge Taiwan. The 30-year-old was pushed all the way in the early stages but made his move on the run, eventually winning in a time of 3:52:31. Russian Eva Potuckova’s experience showed, recording her first win of the season from Kathryn Haesner in her first professional race and Australian Brooke Langereis in her half distance debut. more

70.3 Texas preview

70.3 Texas preview

Friday 24 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

This early spring race is characterized by humid, windy conditions, though at this time of year, the scorching Texas heat is less of a factor. The surrounding area offers attractions for families, including the famous Moody Gardens with its pink, blue, and white glass pyramids housing a 10-story rainforest, and one of the world’s largest aquariums. If hot temperatures do make an appearance, the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is a popular option. more

XTERRA Lake Las Vegas preview

XTERRA Lake Las Vegas preview

Friday 24 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

Thirty-two elites representing 10 states plus Canada, Australia, Mexico and Scotland will toe the start line at the XTERRA West Championship just outside of the Las Vegas strip on Saturday. Josiah Middaugh is the man to beat in the men’s race. Contenders include long-time XTERRA America Tour stars Craig Evans, Branden Rakita and Ryan Ignatz along with international stand-outs Ben Allen and Francisco Serrano. more

Crown up for grabs in Cape Town

Crown up for grabs in Cape Town

Friday 24 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

Cape Town marks the fourth stop and the third continent on the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series. Having just been added to the WTS line up last year, the South African course is a standard distance affair, with the women set to start the competition on Saturday followed by the men on Sunday. more

World Champions Head to Challenge Fuerteventura

World Champions Head to Challenge Fuerteventura

Thursday 23 Apr 2015 [Triathlon News]

The crème de la crème of the triathlon world will make its way to the Canary Islands this weekend to line up at Challenge Family’s opening event for the European season, CHALLENGEFUERTEVENTURA, this Saturday 25 April. more

Gear review: X-Bionic clothing

Saturday 25 Apr 2015 Paul Moore
You may have heard of Swiss clothing company X-Bionic through their sponsorship of the Power Horse Triathlon Team, which includes 2014 Challenge Roth champion Timo Bracht, Jan Raphael, Horst Reichal and Georg Potrebitsch. X-Bionic started out in the sports clothing world making anatomically shaped technical socks for skiers. Their success here led to the production of jackets before X-Bionic went on to produce technical clothing for a wide range of outdoor pursuits including running and cycling. X-Bionic, who use Swiss technology but produce all of their garments in Italy, took a different approach to creating sports clothing. Instead of producing sweat-absorbing materials like those around at the time, X-Bionic used scientific based evidence to create membranes designed to return energy back to the body rather than absorb it. X-Bionic believe that every fibre has a function, and uses high-tech research and production methods to produce the most innovative materials. This approached...

Pro triathletes and their cars

Saturday 25 Apr 2015
We have done a few galleries of pros with their dogs over the last few years and decided to have a look at the cars or trucks professional triathletes drive.

Speed Wobble

Saturday 25 Apr 2015
I expected almost no incidences of speed wobble since the onset of today's monocoque carbon frames. Instead 3 in 10 of you have had speed wobble occur with these bikes.

14 Reasons to Love IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene

Friday 24 Apr 2015
From Fireball shots to farm-fresh eggs, read on for why your fellow IRONMAN athletes keep returning year after year.

West, Kosmo Race To Draft-Legal Collegiate Championship Titles

Friday 24 Apr 2015 Triathlete.com
Jason West Photo: Ken Scar/USA TriathlonPenn State’s Jason West and UCLA’s Kelly Kosmo clinched the first wins of the weekend on Friday at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships, posting the fastest times of the day in the sprint-distance Draft-Legal Collegiate Championships at Campus Beach. See the complete race recap from USA Triathlon below: West clocked in at 56 minutes, 33 seconds on the 750-meter swim, 20.8-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course to win his first Collegiate Club National title and the first for Penn State in the last decade. West posted a 14:37 5k split to move into the lead after trailing on the bike. William Jones from UCSD was second out of the water and held his position through the finish to cross the line in 56:52, and Andrew Nielsen of Wisconsin was third in 57:01. After exiting the water near the front of the field, Jones and Nielsen combined forces to ride out front on the 20.8k bike leg. West was in a chase pack with Collin...

Tri Camp-ing and some news!!

Friday 24 Apr 2015 Hillarybiscay
unnamed-9 As promised, I have finally sat down to share some of our spring Tucson Camp highlights here! This was the first year we were able to offer not just one but two weekends of smashfest fun. There really is nothing I love more than being able to work with my athletes in person (and smash myself alongside them!) so camp is always a highlight of my year. Our camps are open to athletes who are not part of TeamHPB as well so we also get the pleasure of getting to know new athletes and including them in our group for the weekend. Our “kids” are always very welcoming and watching the athletes bond as a group through shared pain and suffering is such a highlight. We do even include designated “social” bikes and runs besides those of the smashfest variety. On Saturday everyone sets some kind of new precedent in the pool–for longest or hardest swim ever. We have different lanes for different challenges but my main concern is that everyone emerges having proved...

Why I Struggle

Friday 24 Apr 2015 Pete Jacobs
Pete-Jacobs-bike-victory It’s not easy to do anything when you are tired like I get, and I feel like I’ve been tired for most of the last 2 years, and for a significant part of my life since I was 15. And I’m tired of being tired.   Lots and lots of tests never found anything and I learnt a lot about life and what makes me happy over those early years as a professional triathlete struggling to string more than a few weeks of training together without hitting a wall of fatigue. Simple pleasures, days where I felt good and not fatigued, became the measure of my life. Sometimes the fatigue lasted a couple of days, other times it lasted months. But I’ve never cursed my journey, I’ve never wished I’d had it easier, and I’ve never despaired and wondered why me (except when I was 16, young, and couldn’t comprehend being less able than others). I’m usually an optimistic and patient person, traits that were reinforced as I had to cope with many setbacks with my fatigue. I am generally a laid back type of...

Pre Challenge Bahrain & other stuff

Friday 05 Dec 2014 Pete Jacobs
;) It’s the day before Challenge Bahrain, one of the richest triathlon races in the world, and I’m looking forward to the break afterward. Not exactly how I would chose to be feeling before a big race but the last month has gone similar to my year. It started with a rest after Hawaii, then a couple of weeks feeling pretty good, then the last couple of weeks feeling tired. I don’t like this feeling. All I want is to race against the best in the world and beat them. And for me, who believes I can beat them when I’m in my best health and fitness, this is incredibly frustrating and life changing. The last two years have been dismal for results. It has made me question everything, and made me realize I need to make some changes in more ways than one. It’s made me question the direction I am headed, what I value in life, what I want to get out of my career and what I want to achieve outside of racing too. Sorry but I don’t have the answers to share with you. However, I want nothing more than to...

An open letter to Ironman CEO.

Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 Pete Jacobs
To Andrew Messick CEO World Triathlon Corporation I wish I wasn’t wasting my time writing this. But I’ve already wasted far too much energy dwelling on this since it was said and I don’t want it to be an issue between us any longer as it is Kona race week next week and we will surely cross paths. Well I know we will cross paths since I am invited to the pre race press conference as your 2012 Ironman World Champion. It’s been 7 weeks since you alluded that I was unprofessional in that infamous slowtwitch.com article referenced below. http://www.slowtwitch.com/Interview/Messick_explains_the_changes_4511.html I waited, and a tiny part of me thought perhaps you would make contact to clear the air, and perhaps even apologize for suggesting my painful 11:42 Ironman validation unprofessional, and for comparing me, and indirectly all professional triathletes, to a professional cyclist. For you to suggest the two sports are even remotely similar and requiring similar effort to compete in was...

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...

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