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Ironman Florida preview

Friday 31 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

One of the most storied North American races, IRONMAN Florida began in November, 1999. It takes place in Panama City Beach, which is known for pristine beaches and moderate fall temperatures. Just as the summer season winds down, it's the perfect time of year to visit northwest Florida—and the event is as much a destination vacation as it is a race. more

IRONMAN Great Takes on Defending Champs in Taiwan

IRONMAN Great Takes on Defending Champs in Taiwan

Friday 31 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

The champions are back along with one of the sport’s true champions amid the stunning surrounds of Kenting in Taiwan this weekend. IRONMAN ambassador Cameron Brown, who has raced in most triathlon countries around the globe, makes his Taiwan debut at the BMW IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan this weekend. Brown, an 11-time IRONMAN winner, will take on a strong field alongside both of the 2013 winners Fredrik Croneborg of Sweden and Michelle Wu of Australia this Sunday at the resort playground of Kenting. more

Vietnam joins IRONMAN family

Vietnam joins IRONMAN family

Friday 31 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

Vietnam, one of the most popular and must-see tourist destinations, will become the 30th country announced to host an IRONMAN event. The growth in popularity of IRONMAN in the Asia-Pacific region continues with the exciting addition of the VNG IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam triathlon. The inaugural race, on 10 May next year, will be the eighth Asia Pacific country to host an IRONMAN event, and will be organised in partnership with Sunrise Events, the Philippines’s leading sporting event company. more

Dede Griesbauer 48 hours of lessons from Taiwan

Dede Griesbauer 48 hours of lessons from Taiwan

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

I have been in Taiwan for about 48 hours now, and already, I have learned so much. I will, of course, have a much longer blog when my experience is over, including a culinary tour of the place, which, to put it mildly…will be exciting. But in my first 48 hours, I have been fascinated again and again and again. more

Linsey Corbin 2014 thats a wrap

Linsey Corbin 2014 thats a wrap

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

I wanted to share that my 2014 season is in the books. I have had several notes asking if I’d be at Ironman Arizona - a staple of mine from 2009-2012. The answer is no, which is good and bad. The bad news is no, I am not racing, and that’s kind of hard. I love to race. I love that race. And I felt a bit (okay, a lot, not a bit) lack-luster after Ironman Kona. more

Rio Olympic Triathlon test event dates announced

Rio Olympic Triathlon test event dates announced

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

ITU today announced that dates for test events ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games have been confirmed. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event and World Paratriathlon Event will be held August 1-2. “With the hunt for Olympic and Paralympic qualification points heating up in 2015, ITU is very much looking forward to again showcasing the sport of triathlon and also debuting paratriathlon on the most prestigious international stage for sport that ex more

Michael Raelert wins 70.3 Miami in curious finale

Michael Raelert wins 70.3 Miami in curious finale

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

Michael Raelert has shown a strong performance at the City Bikes Ironman 70.3 Miami. The 34-year old celebrated a great victory in 3:43:38h which meant an important step on his way back to the top. „I’m really satisfied with my performance today,“ said the Rostockian after the race, „especially, I‘m happy that I have been able to improve on the run.“ Michael Raelert opened up a decisive gap and took the win ahead of Australian Richie Cunningham (3:47:16) and Ukrainian Viktor Zyemtsev (3:48:11). more

Ruzafa, Duffy win XTERRA World Champs

Ruzafa, Duffy win XTERRA World Champs

Monday 27 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

One elite became an instant legend in her home country and another solidified his status among XTERRA’s all-time greats at the 19th running of the XTERRA World Championship on Sunday afternoon. Flora Duffy, who first dreamed of becoming a world champion when she was 8-years-old, became the first pro triathlete from Bermuda to win a world title and Ruben Ruzafa from Spain captured his third XTERRA World Championship more

Kemp and Smith Awesome in Austin

Kemp and Smith Awesome in Austin

Monday 27 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

Christian Kemp and Lesley Smith dominated the run to take the wins at IRONMAN 70.3 Austin. With a unique indoor finish, IRONMAN 70.3 Austin, set in the city nicknamed the "live music capital of the world," offers athletes a chance to visit this great tourist destination. Ranked as one of the fittest cities in the country, Austin provides a perfect landscape for swimming, cycling and running, which makes it a great venue for this popular half-distance race. more

Raelert and Tisseyre to Tough in Miami

Raelert and Tisseyre to Tough in Miami

Monday 27 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

Injuries plagued both Michael Raelert and Magali Tisseyre earlier this season, but both came up strong at the City Bikes IRONMAN 70.3 Miami presented by Fit2Run. Raelert wins on the run David Kahn (USA) was first to emerge from the water and established 30 to 40 second leads on Michael Raelert (DEU), Yunior Rosete (USA), Matty Reed (USA), Fabio Cavalho (BRA), Andres Latorre (COL) and Richie Cunningham (AUS). more

2014 Kona finish line emotions

Friday 31 Oct 2014
Relief, exultation, exhaustion, joy, pain, love - all these emotions and more can be found at the magical finish line after 140.6 miles of the Ironman World Championship in Kona.

Kona 14 Top 15 men - run

Friday 31 Oct 2014
We showed the top 15 women a few days ago and today we share stats and gear of the top 15 men during the run at the 2014 GoPro Ironman Worlds.

World Record Under Threat at Inaugural Ironman 70.3 Ballarat

Friday 31 Oct 2014 Christie sym
image002-2           MEDIA RELEASE Friday 31 October, 2014 Michael Ralert is currently training in Lennox Head with the Aeromax Team in preparation for Ironman 70.3 Ballarat Ballarat, Victoria (Friday, 31 October 2014) – The IRONMAN 70.3 world record could be under threat at the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat in two weeks. The latest race to join the Asia-Pacific calendar promises a super-fast course and a world class field at the historic city in Victoria. World record holder Michael Raelert from Germany, a two-time world champion over the distance, will be joined by 2008 IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Terenzo Bozzone and Swiss Olympic star Ruedi Wild. Local hope Luke Bell believes the quality of the field will lead to a white-hot competition. “Like any race the conditions will play a major part in how fast the day will be, however when you have athletes like Terenzo and Michael on the start line one thing is certain, it will be a fight to the finish.” Raelert set...

Danang, Vietnam Named Host of New Ironman 70.3 Triathlon

Friday 31 Oct 2014 Christie sym
image004           DANANG, VIETNAM, NAMED HOST OF NEW IRONMAN 70.3 TRIATHLON TO BE HELD ON MAY 10, 2015 General Registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam to open on November 1, 2014  October 30, 2014 The growth in popularity of IRONMAN in the Asia-Pacific region continues with the exciting addition of the VNG IRONMAN® 70.3® Vietnam triathlon. The inaugural race will take place on May 10, 2015. This latest edition to the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit continues IRONMAN’s long-standing partnership with Sunrise Events, Inc., the Philippines’s leading sporting event company. “We are thrilled to share the news of the first IRONMAN race in Vietnam,” said IRONMAN Asia-Pacific CEO, Geoff Meyer. “The growth of the sport in the Asia-Pacific region in the last few years has been extraordinary. We are delighted to add another race to the IRONMAN calendar in such a spectacular destination, and are delighted to continue our work with the team from Sunrise Events.” “We are excited to launch the...

70.3 Ballarat Pro field announced

Friday 31 Oct 2014 Admin
mraelert Ironman Media. The Ironman 70.3 world record could be under threat at the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Ballarat in two weeks. The latest race to join the Asia-Pacific calendar promises a super-fast course and a world class field at the historic city in Victoria. World record holder Michael Raelert from Germany, a two-time world champion over the distance, will be joined by 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Terenzo Bozzone and Swiss Olympic star Ruedi Wild. Local hope Luke Bell believes the quality of the field will lead to a white-hot competition. “Like any race the conditions will play a major part in how fast the day will be, however when you have athletes like Terenzo and Michael on the start line one thing is certain, it will be a fight to the finish.” Raelert set the  world record time of 3:34:04 in 2009 at Ironman 70.3 Clearwater. His lightning fast time included a 1.9km swim of 21:58 (average pace of 1:09 per 100m) a 90km ride of 1:59:35 (average pace of 45.21kmh) and a 21.1km of...

Vietnam joins IRONMAN family

Thursday 30 Oct 2014
Vietnam, one of the world's most popular and must-see tourist destinations, becomes the 30th country to host an IRONMAN event.

70.3 Vietnam announced

Thursday 30 Oct 2014 Admin
(Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for Ironman) (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for Ironman) Ironman Media /(Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for Ironman) The growth in popularity of Ironman in the Asia-Pacific region continues with the exciting addition of the VNG Ironman Vietnam triathlon. The inaugural race will take place on May 10, 2015. This latest edition to the 70.3 circuit continues Ironman’s long-standing partnership with Sunrise Events, Inc., the Philippines’s leading sporting event company. “We are thrilled to share the news of the first Ironman race in Vietnam,” said Ironman Asia-Pacific CEO, Geoff Meyer. “The growth of the sport in the Asia-Pacific region in the last few years has been extraordinary. We are delighted to add another race to the Ironman calendar in such a spectacular destination, and are delighted to continue our work with the team from Sunrise Events.” “We are excited to launch the inaugural VNG Ironman 70.3 Vietnam event in Danang next May,” said Wilfred “Fred” Steven Uytengsu, Jr., President and...

The Swim Squad

Thursday 30 Oct 2014 Admin
ITUswim Phil Wrochna / pic triathlon.org When you head to swim squad for the first time it can be a daunting place. But once you look under the layers of chlorine and dreaded black line swim squad is a magical place filled with strange aquatic life forms. The Keeno. We love the Keeno. They are the ones who have to hit the water first at the start of each practice. They stand eagerly at the whiteboard as the coach puts up the session and almost squeal with anticipation at the pain that is to be inflicted in the next hour or so. The Keeno is majorly disappointed if they are beaten into the water by someone else so if you want to get under their skin then go for an early dive!These folks also do a lot of nodding. The Leader. The Alpha of the swim squad. Must lead the lane or feels mightily affronted. Generally a former pool star (in their own minds) and when the sets are laid out and moved on by the coach will ‘reluctantly’ take the lead of the lane but deep down wears the top spot as a badge...

Review: Wahoo Fitness Tickr Run

Thursday 30 Oct 2014 Liz Hichens
Photo: John David BeckerWant to train using heart rate, but aren’t ready to shell out money for a fully loaded GPS watch? Wahoo Fitness may have your answer with its Tickr Run—a heart rate and movement monitor that connects to smartphones. A heart rate monitor is simple enough—it measures an athlete’s effort level via beats per minute (BPM), and using heart rate zones to guide your training can help increase endurance and aerobic capacity. What distinguishes the Tickr Run from other devices, though, is its built-in accelerometer and iPhone compatibility. When paired with the Wahoo Fitness app, the Tickr Run will give you a Wahoo Running Smoothness score—a number ranging from 50 to 150 that measures your running efficiency. A higher score denotes minimal side-to-side movement and a soft impact on the ground—two elements of a running gait that not only indicate efficient run form but also decrease your likelihood for injury. With so many fitness apps and products on the market, the Tickr...

When Will The Ironman World Championship Air On NBC?

Thursday 30 Oct 2014 Liz Hichens
Sebastian Kienle grabbed his first Ironman world title. Photo: John David BeckerNow that the 2014 Ironman World Championship presented by GoPro has wrapped, it’s time to look forward to NBC’s broadcast of the race. That be televised on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET. The 90-minute special is generally an accelerated schedule of the eight-hour pro race, and also has an emphasis on inspiring stories of age-groupers. RELATED PHOTOS: 2014 Kona Men’s Race RELATED PHOTOS: 2014 Kona Women’s Race More from Kona. The post When Will The Ironman World Championship Air On NBC? appeared first on Triathlete.com.

"Easier Than Chemo" Half Full Olympic Triathlon race report

Tuesday 08 Oct 2013 Jocelyn Wong (noreply@blogger.com)
My bib # was pi, or technically 100pi, which amused me to no end since I'm a total nerd and math geek. Last Sunday was the Half Full Triathlon, which benefits the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. I did their Olympic distance edition, which was 0.9 miles of swimming, 25 miles of biking, and 6.7 miles of running. Like a standard Olympic tri but with a slightly longer run. I had

CELEBRATE!

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 Ben Hoffman
Party! It’s time to party, people! In celebration of my 2nd place finish in Kona, we will be having a viewing party for the NBC coverage on November 15th at The Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery with support from Tender Belly. We will kick things off around 10 a.m., and coverage begins at 11:30. There will be food and drinks, and part of the proceeds will go to supporting our men’s health efforts at www.menoftriathlon.com  See the flyer for more details, and mark your calendars! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ironman-world-championship-viewing-party-meet-eat-watch-and-celebrate-tickets-14003505863  

Coaching Update!

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 Haley
coaching At the end of last year I jumped into the world of triathlon coaching.  My very official marketing campaign! Nearly twelve months later, I’m happy to report the experience has been AMAZING! I lucked out with some truly wonderful athletes. Lauren started the year on crutches, but finished with a SUPER solid race (including the run!) at Ironman Louisville. Stephanie posted a HUGE best time at Ironman Chattanooga and Tiencia came in second OVERALL female at Great Floridian, her first ever Iron distance race in just her first year in the sport! I even got to guide Barbara “Wild One” Chandler through her final prep for her Age Group WIN at Ironman 70.3 Augusta! I am so proud of these superstar women and had the BEST time watching their hard work pay off throughout the season. I am super psyched to continue coaching in 2015. I am taking on a few new athletes, so if you’re interested, drop me a line at haleychura@gmail.com and we can chat! I can promise a very...

48 Hours of Lessons from Taiwan

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014
I have been in Taiwan for about 48 hours now, and already, I have learned so much.  I will, of course, have a much longer blog when my experience is over, including a culinary tour of the place, which, to put it mildly…will be exciting.  But in my first 48 hours, I have been fascinated again and again and again. In no particular order; Coastal and “countryside” Taiwan are stunningly beautiful.  City life?  Pretty much like some of the less scenic parts of NYC. Starbuck was a welcome site in Hong Kong after 24 hours of travel. There are more 7-11 stores in Taiwan than there are Dunkin Donuts in Massachusetts. While most 7-11 stores in the US smell like hotdogs, 7-11 stores in Taiwan do not.  I can’t say quite what the smell was…but it was like fish.  They also serve boiled duck eggs like the US stores sell Slurpees. There are hundreds of temples, many of them gorgeous.  Anthony says that they are encouraged to leave money in the temples as an offering...

MVA Racing: the last four years

Tuesday 17 Sep 2013 Noreply@blogger.com (MarkyV)
Over these first four years of devoting myself solely to coaching (still working on getting back to my own racing tho) I've been very fortunate to have had the chance to work with a multitude of talented, driven athletes.  This has resulted in 24 athletes having qualified for the big hula dance in that time and three podium appearances and umeke bowls.  While that seems to be the standard that so many set as the goal to be obtained the fulfillment that I've gotten from it all is far more.  It's the daily interactions with my athletes both locally and around the globe.  The curiosity they have towards self improvement, the elation they experience when success is found and seeing the fruits of their labour laid out before them after a great race.  Having the chance to make a change in people's lives to improve them, to help them achieve their athletic ambitions but also to help them view the world through a different lens.  There's a reason I say my work is...

And that’s a wrap…

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014
Two posts in one week - are you holding onto your hats?

Kona 2014

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 Admin
Sometimes you cross the finish line and you almost immediately have perspective on your race. My Kona 2014 race has taken a little longer to find that.  I went in with the smoothest preparation I have had probably for any race.   I felt fit, strong and in a good place to really challenge for the win.  Missing that goal is of course disappointing but I’ve always had the attitude though that you can’t be disappointed if you put your best foot forward. So why disappointment? Finding perspective was difficult because I kept wondering “Could I have done more; physically or mentally to make myself perform better on that day?”.   I felt like I was in my best running shape going into the race.  My bike data doesn’t suggest that I rode outside myself.  I didn’t run out of energy.  Yet I didn’t run as fast as I know I can.  Of course performing to your full potential on the day that matters is a real puzzle.  There are so many factors to consider…to get it right is not a...

IM Hawaii Race Report 2014

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Sara Gross)
  Doing my final pre-race ride. The narrow front and deeper rear wheel turned out to be the perfect combo in the wind! Photo by Tessa CapistranoI’ve always loved the Hawaii Ironman. After 10+ years in the sport, I still “buy into” all the hype on many levels.  And the race never disappoints. There is the usual carnage in the pro race. This year we had maybe 25 or 30 girls who could have finished in the Top 10. There was no room for error. Champions were brought down and others emerged.  It was epic. It always is. This is one of my fave pics of the day, Catriona and I in T1. Photo by witsup.comMy expectations going into the race were not huge. I have been around the block a few times and I know enough to know that a season that includes back-to-back Ironmans in May and a big win in August isn’t exactly a perfect set up for Kona. My expectation was simply to go out and do my thing one more time in 2014 fueled by a belief that anything can happen. On race...

Ironman Frankfurt

Sunday 06 Jul 2014 Gina Crawford (noreply@blogger.com)
Today I raced Ironman Frankfurt and came third in 8 hr 58 on a very hot day. The week had been a struggle for me to be honest. Last Sunday I had an amazing day training, then on Monday went for a recovery ride and my right leg was incredibly sore and weak. I had a massage on Tuesday and apparently I was in a bad state, very tight with transferring all around. I didn't do much training during the weak, just tried desperately to release this tension which kept changing, first my attachments at top of leg, quad, shin, butt and then the day before the race it still wasn't right I found the last point of tension was the middle of butt but I couldn't get it right for the race. It was sore in the swim, on the bike and on the run and I can barely walk now but I put together a good performance considering.In my last blog I talked about this race and the need for a separate pro start away from the age group. I contacted various people to put my point of view across that a P4000 race needs to be...

Gearing up for Europe!

Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 Gina Crawford (noreply@blogger.com)
I've got just over 2 weeks left here in New Zealand before we head away to Europe. I am super excited about racing in Europe. It could be with Benji starting Kindergarten next year that it will be our last really long trip away as a family. We were thinking of doing the US but in the end I just could not say no to Europe. I love the whole race vibe over there. It's exciting, racing is aggressive, the crowd support is just fantastic on each course and I love being able to move from country to country, from culture to culture. Heading over in early May means I can race 4 half distance races. The European women are such strong competitors and always when I first get to Europe I am a bit off the pace, but with each race I learn and get stronger and more aggressive and this is what I want in order to have one really good strong Ironman race. I will start at Challenge Rimini in Italy which will be our first time in Italy (outside of travelling through Italy on the autobahn to get to France),...

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Ironman Florida preview

Ironman Florida preview

Friday 31 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

One of the most storied North American races, IRONMAN Florida began in November, 1999. It takes place in Panama City Beach, which is known for pristine beaches and moderate fall temperatures. Just as the summer season winds down, it's the perfect time of year to visit northwest Florida—and the event is as much a destination vacation as it is a race. more

IRONMAN Great Takes on Defending Champs in Taiwan

IRONMAN Great Takes on Defending Champs in Taiwan

Friday 31 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

The champions are back along with one of the sport’s true champions amid the stunning surrounds of Kenting in Taiwan this weekend. IRONMAN ambassador Cameron Brown, who has raced in most triathlon countries around the globe, makes his Taiwan debut at the BMW IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan this weekend. Brown, an 11-time IRONMAN winner, will take on a strong field alongside both of the 2013 winners Fredrik Croneborg of Sweden and Michelle Wu of Australia this Sunday at the resort playground of Kenting. more

Vietnam joins IRONMAN family

Vietnam joins IRONMAN family

Friday 31 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

Vietnam, one of the most popular and must-see tourist destinations, will become the 30th country announced to host an IRONMAN event. The growth in popularity of IRONMAN in the Asia-Pacific region continues with the exciting addition of the VNG IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam triathlon. The inaugural race, on 10 May next year, will be the eighth Asia Pacific country to host an IRONMAN event, and will be organised in partnership with Sunrise Events, the Philippines’s leading sporting event company. more

Dede Griesbauer 48 hours of lessons from Taiwan

Dede Griesbauer 48 hours of lessons from Taiwan

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

I have been in Taiwan for about 48 hours now, and already, I have learned so much. I will, of course, have a much longer blog when my experience is over, including a culinary tour of the place, which, to put it mildly…will be exciting. But in my first 48 hours, I have been fascinated again and again and again. more

Linsey Corbin 2014 thats a wrap

Linsey Corbin 2014 thats a wrap

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

I wanted to share that my 2014 season is in the books. I have had several notes asking if I’d be at Ironman Arizona - a staple of mine from 2009-2012. The answer is no, which is good and bad. The bad news is no, I am not racing, and that’s kind of hard. I love to race. I love that race. And I felt a bit (okay, a lot, not a bit) lack-luster after Ironman Kona. more

2014 Kona finish line emotions

Friday 31 Oct 2014
Relief, exultation, exhaustion, joy, pain, love - all these emotions and more can be found at the magical finish line after 140.6 miles of the Ironman World Championship in Kona.

Kona 14 Top 15 men - run

Friday 31 Oct 2014
We showed the top 15 women a few days ago and today we share stats and gear of the top 15 men during the run at the 2014 GoPro Ironman Worlds.

World Record Under Threat at Inaugural Ironman 70.3 Ballarat

Friday 31 Oct 2014 Christie sym
image002-2           MEDIA RELEASE Friday 31 October, 2014 Michael Ralert is currently training in Lennox Head with the Aeromax Team in preparation for Ironman 70.3 Ballarat Ballarat, Victoria (Friday, 31 October 2014) – The IRONMAN 70.3 world record could be under threat at the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat in two weeks. The latest race to join the Asia-Pacific calendar promises a super-fast course and a world class field at the historic city in Victoria. World record holder Michael Raelert from Germany, a two-time world champion over the distance, will be joined by 2008 IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Terenzo Bozzone and Swiss Olympic star Ruedi Wild. Local hope Luke Bell believes the quality of the field will lead to a white-hot competition. “Like any race the conditions will play a major part in how fast the day will be, however when you have athletes like Terenzo and Michael on the start line one thing is certain, it will be a fight to the finish.” Raelert set...

Danang, Vietnam Named Host of New Ironman 70.3 Triathlon

Friday 31 Oct 2014 Christie sym
image004           DANANG, VIETNAM, NAMED HOST OF NEW IRONMAN 70.3 TRIATHLON TO BE HELD ON MAY 10, 2015 General Registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam to open on November 1, 2014  October 30, 2014 The growth in popularity of IRONMAN in the Asia-Pacific region continues with the exciting addition of the VNG IRONMAN® 70.3® Vietnam triathlon. The inaugural race will take place on May 10, 2015. This latest edition to the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit continues IRONMAN’s long-standing partnership with Sunrise Events, Inc., the Philippines’s leading sporting event company. “We are thrilled to share the news of the first IRONMAN race in Vietnam,” said IRONMAN Asia-Pacific CEO, Geoff Meyer. “The growth of the sport in the Asia-Pacific region in the last few years has been extraordinary. We are delighted to add another race to the IRONMAN calendar in such a spectacular destination, and are delighted to continue our work with the team from Sunrise Events.” “We are excited to launch the...

70.3 Ballarat Pro field announced

Friday 31 Oct 2014 Admin
mraelert Ironman Media. The Ironman 70.3 world record could be under threat at the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Ballarat in two weeks. The latest race to join the Asia-Pacific calendar promises a super-fast course and a world class field at the historic city in Victoria. World record holder Michael Raelert from Germany, a two-time world champion over the distance, will be joined by 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Terenzo Bozzone and Swiss Olympic star Ruedi Wild. Local hope Luke Bell believes the quality of the field will lead to a white-hot competition. “Like any race the conditions will play a major part in how fast the day will be, however when you have athletes like Terenzo and Michael on the start line one thing is certain, it will be a fight to the finish.” Raelert set the  world record time of 3:34:04 in 2009 at Ironman 70.3 Clearwater. His lightning fast time included a 1.9km swim of 21:58 (average pace of 1:09 per 100m) a 90km ride of 1:59:35 (average pace of 45.21kmh) and a 21.1km of...

"Easier Than Chemo" Half Full Olympic Triathlon race report

Tuesday 08 Oct 2013 Jocelyn Wong (noreply@blogger.com)
My bib # was pi, or technically 100pi, which amused me to no end since I'm a total nerd and math geek. Last Sunday was the Half Full Triathlon, which benefits the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. I did their Olympic distance edition, which was 0.9 miles of swimming, 25 miles of biking, and 6.7 miles of running. Like a standard Olympic tri but with a slightly longer run. I had

CELEBRATE!

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 Ben Hoffman
Party! It’s time to party, people! In celebration of my 2nd place finish in Kona, we will be having a viewing party for the NBC coverage on November 15th at The Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery with support from Tender Belly. We will kick things off around 10 a.m., and coverage begins at 11:30. There will be food and drinks, and part of the proceeds will go to supporting our men’s health efforts at www.menoftriathlon.com  See the flyer for more details, and mark your calendars! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ironman-world-championship-viewing-party-meet-eat-watch-and-celebrate-tickets-14003505863  

Coaching Update!

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 Haley
coaching At the end of last year I jumped into the world of triathlon coaching.  My very official marketing campaign! Nearly twelve months later, I’m happy to report the experience has been AMAZING! I lucked out with some truly wonderful athletes. Lauren started the year on crutches, but finished with a SUPER solid race (including the run!) at Ironman Louisville. Stephanie posted a HUGE best time at Ironman Chattanooga and Tiencia came in second OVERALL female at Great Floridian, her first ever Iron distance race in just her first year in the sport! I even got to guide Barbara “Wild One” Chandler through her final prep for her Age Group WIN at Ironman 70.3 Augusta! I am so proud of these superstar women and had the BEST time watching their hard work pay off throughout the season. I am super psyched to continue coaching in 2015. I am taking on a few new athletes, so if you’re interested, drop me a line at haleychura@gmail.com and we can chat! I can promise a very...

48 Hours of Lessons from Taiwan

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014
I have been in Taiwan for about 48 hours now, and already, I have learned so much.  I will, of course, have a much longer blog when my experience is over, including a culinary tour of the place, which, to put it mildly…will be exciting.  But in my first 48 hours, I have been fascinated again and again and again. In no particular order; Coastal and “countryside” Taiwan are stunningly beautiful.  City life?  Pretty much like some of the less scenic parts of NYC. Starbuck was a welcome site in Hong Kong after 24 hours of travel. There are more 7-11 stores in Taiwan than there are Dunkin Donuts in Massachusetts. While most 7-11 stores in the US smell like hotdogs, 7-11 stores in Taiwan do not.  I can’t say quite what the smell was…but it was like fish.  They also serve boiled duck eggs like the US stores sell Slurpees. There are hundreds of temples, many of them gorgeous.  Anthony says that they are encouraged to leave money in the temples as an offering...

MVA Racing: the last four years

Tuesday 17 Sep 2013 Noreply@blogger.com (MarkyV)
Over these first four years of devoting myself solely to coaching (still working on getting back to my own racing tho) I've been very fortunate to have had the chance to work with a multitude of talented, driven athletes.  This has resulted in 24 athletes having qualified for the big hula dance in that time and three podium appearances and umeke bowls.  While that seems to be the standard that so many set as the goal to be obtained the fulfillment that I've gotten from it all is far more.  It's the daily interactions with my athletes both locally and around the globe.  The curiosity they have towards self improvement, the elation they experience when success is found and seeing the fruits of their labour laid out before them after a great race.  Having the chance to make a change in people's lives to improve them, to help them achieve their athletic ambitions but also to help them view the world through a different lens.  There's a reason I say my work is...

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