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70.3 Miami preview

70.3 Miami preview

Wednesday 22 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

City Bikes IRONMAN 70.3 Miami presented by Fit2Run is unlike any race due to its competitors, who come from over 58 countries united by their passion for triathlon. Every year, triathletes are drawn to a city as diverse as they are—where nationalities and cultures melt and mix in the abundant nightlife and beautiful beaches that have made Miami famous as one of the sultriest cities around the world. more

Samuels set to defend XTERRA World title

Samuels set to defend XTERRA World title

Wednesday 22 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

New Zealand Olympian and ITU road triathlon star Nicky Samuels returns to Maui to defend her XTERRA World Championship crown next Sunday. This time, she’ll have a bulls-eye on her back. “It’s always easier going into a race with no expectations. Last year I was there for my family and the race was a bonus. This year it will be different, definitely have a target on my back but I’ll give it my best to keep it there,” said Samuels. more

Michellie Jones Honorary Host of Beach2Battleship this weekend

Michellie Jones Honorary Host of Beach2Battleship this weekend

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

The PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon is pleased to announce that Michellie Jones, a legend in the sport of triathlon, will serve as the honorary host of the race weekend that includes the PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon full and half iron distance events and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center 5K. more

Lesley Paterson Sidelined for Maui

Lesley Paterson Sidelined for Maui

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

In the last five years Lesley Paterson has been a powerhouse in Maui winning back-to-back World Championships in 2011 and 2012 and finishing runner-up twice in 2009 and 2013. This year, however, she’ll have to settle for being a No. 1 fan. Paterson courageously returned to the sport to race at the XTERRA USA Championship in Utah last month after being away all year while working through injuries and Lyme disease. She had an amazing race and finished third, but the effort proved too much. more

Lucy Gossage, The race report I didn’t want to write

Lucy Gossage, The race report I didn’t want to write

Monday 20 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

It’s hard to articulate what I feel one week on from Hawaii, a trip that really was the best of times and the worst of times. I’d always said I’d be happy whatever the outcome if I went there and did myself justice. That didn’t happen and I can’t pretend I’m not disappointed. I’m better than my race there and I’m gutted I couldn’t put a decent race together on the day I really wanted to, the day that really mattered. more

Jodie Swallow, Iron War the World Championships

Jodie Swallow, Iron War the World Championships

Monday 20 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

Ebola, Isis, Ebola, Isis, Isis, Ebola. Fox news has little hope for humans. Terrorists terrorizing terrorists I call it. The answer to Ebola ?. African isolation. The answer to ISIS ?. War. more

Helle Frederiksen 2nd at Challenge Paguera-Mallorca

Helle Frederiksen 2nd at Challenge Paguera-Mallorca

Monday 20 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

Another great performance of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team, Helle Frederiksen came second in the Challenge Paguera-Mallorca, which is also the European championship half distance. Lisa Hütthaler (AUS), won in 04:25:27, Helle Frederiksen who was leading most of the race came second on 1:54 (DEN; 04:27:21), while Maja Stage Nielsen (DEN; 04:44:17) took bronze and gave Denmark a second European medal. more

Euro Champs crowned at Challenge Paguera-Mallorca

Euro Champs crowned at Challenge Paguera-Mallorca

Sunday 19 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

This weekend Paguera welcomed the first edition of the Challenge Paguera-Mallorca, an spectacular event with victories from Giulio Molinari (ITA) and Lisa Hütthaler (AUT), earning both of them the title of ETU European Champion. more

Amberger, Vodickova Perform at Port Macquarie

Amberger, Vodickova Perform at Port Macquarie

Sunday 19 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

A defending champion was pushed to the wire but an international visitor dominated the women’s race as the Australian summer kicked off in New South Wales. Defending IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie champion Josh Amberger rode his way to victory for the second year in a row, using his powerful bike leg to hold off dual Olympian Brad Kahlefeldt by just 33 seconds. more

Schoeman secures victory in Tongyeong

Schoeman secures victory in Tongyeong

Sunday 19 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

South Africa’s Henri Schoeman secures his first ITU title leading almost the entire race at the 2014 Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup. USA’s Ben Kanute and Tommy Zaferes were with Schoeman all the way and also mount their very first ITU podium. Schoeman began the race with an impressive swim posting the fastest time of the day with 16:19. A pack of five broke away early on the bike containing all three medallists, pulling further and further away from the rest of the field. more

Kiwi Defends Title at IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014
Terenzo Bozzone aims to repeat at Mandurah. (Photo Delly Carr) The hot summer in Australia looks to be getting hotter as a champion returns to Mandurah, Western Australia.

Feature Race: Xterra Maui 2014 Preview

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 Admin
xterramens Liam Bromilow | Photos: Courtesy of Xterra This weekend sees the 19th running of the Xterra World Championships in Maui, Hawaii. With ITU, long course triathlon, and off-road specialists all making the trek to the island, the race will be one of the most exciting in recent years. Barring any disruptions from Hurricane Ana, which is currently wreaking havoc across the Pacific, Sunday’s race will feature the defending champions in Ruben Rufaza and Nicky Samuels. Rufaza hit some form of late by taking out Xterra USA recently with a dominant race, and will look to claim his third world title after also winning in 2008. Samuels comes to Maui after having raced one of her best ITU seasons on record, finishing with two podiums in the final two races of the World Triathlon Series. The men’s race will also feature two men who lit up the roads of Kona a fortnight ago at the Ironman World Championships. Bart Aernouts placed ninth while Michael Weiss finished sixteenth, so if they have recovered...

Feature Race: Nepean Triathlon 2014 Preview

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 Admin
del_4494 Tim Bradley | Photo: Delly Carr Australia’s oldest triathlon, the Nepean Triathlon, is only a few sleeps away and with a buffet of events for all athletes, this year’s event should be truly memorable. Sunday will see the professionals do battle over the classic distance (1/30/10) and with a $76,500 prize purse, a great professional field has assembled to race in Penrith this weekend. Pro Preview Last year the non-drafting supremos were taught a lesson by ITU weapon Aaron Royle, who laid down a monster run (31:15) off the bike to win by 53 seconds over Sam Appleton in second. The women’s race also taken out with ease by two-time Olympian Emma Moffatt, who produced a stellar bike-run combination to escape away from Australian teammate Ashleigh Gentle. Both Royle and Moffatt are set to defend their titles, as the big prize purse has again attracted the cream of Australia’s draft-legal and non-drafting crops. Throw in a couple handy internationals and this...

USA Triathlon Announces 2015 National Championships Schedule

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 Triathlete.com
Thirteen events comprise the 2015 USA Triathlon National Championships schedule. Photo: Paul Phillips/USA TriathlonUSA Triathlon today announced the dates and locations for 13 events that comprise the 2015 National Championships schedule, giving top amateur athletes from across the United States the opportunity to earn official designation as a national champion in a number of multisport disciplines. Date – National Championship – Location Feb. 28 – Winter Triathlon National Championships – Boise, Idaho April 24-25 – Collegiate Club National Championships – Clemson, S.C. May 16 – Off-Road National Championships – Birmingham, Ala. June 6 – Duathlon National Championships – St. Paul, Minn. June 14 – Clydesdale and Athena National Championships – Grand Rapids, Mich. Aug. 1-2 – Youth & Junior National Championships – West Chester, Ohio Aug. 8 -  Olympic-Distance National Championships – Milwaukee,...

3 Ways To Become A Better Cyclist

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 Triathlete.com
Photo: Shutterstock.comQ: I’ve been riding for a few years and never seem to get faster. What can I do? The work needed to go faster on the bike requires you to really stretch beyond your comfort level. Thankfully, we can train ourselves to adapt to the discomfort physically and mentally so that it becomes more tolerable. Recruit fast-twitch fibers Many triathletes spend a lot of time riding at a steady, low heart rate effort. While doing so has its place in a training plan, too many low-intensity rides will teach your body to go one speed. Instead, switch a midweek endurance ride for one interspersed with high-intensity intervals. This will allow your body to recruit fast-twitch fibers in the middle of a slow-twitch session. For example, include 4×2-mile efforts mid-ride at faster than race pace. Spin out for 3 to 5 minutes easy in between the hard efforts. RELATED: Plyometrics For Triathletes Measure your effort Training with power is an effective way of learning to ride faster...

Do I Have Overtraining Syndrome?

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 Liz Hichens
Photo: Nils NilsenFar less straightforward than a torn tendon that shows up on an MRI, overtraining syndrome is a bit nebulous. It’s difficult to define but obvious when it happens. Here are some of the most well-known symptoms: Psychological The psychological aspects of overtraining syndrome are typically related to athlete mental burnout. The athlete isn’t having fun, he treats every training session like work and he often dreads his races. Different than performance anxiety, these athletes are just exhausted—and look it. The treatment for psychological burnout is tougher than the diagnosis. Often friends and training partners, or even spouses, can help dial back the intensity level and inject a dose of realism. In more serious cases, treatment may require the expert help of a mental health professional. The more serious cases tend to come from athletes who focus all their mental energy on triathlon as a means of escaping problems such as divorce or job stress. Health professionals...

So You Want to be an IRONMAN, Eh?

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014
Canada has more to offer long-course triathletes than ever before.

Ironman Florida 2014 (Nov 1st) – Predictions

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 Thorsten
IMFlorida Previous Winners Year Male Winner Time Female Winner Time 2005 Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 08:28:26 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 09:33:09 2006 Jan Raphael (GER) 08:22:44 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 09:28:28 2007 Stephan Vuckovic (GER) 08:21:29 Nina Kraft (GER) 09:05:35 2008 Tom Evans (CAN) 08:07:59 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 09:07:48 2009 Kirill Kotshegarov (EST) 08:24:29 Sofie Goos (BEL) 09:08:38 2010 James Cunnama (ZAF) 08:15:59 Jessica Jacobs (USA) 09:07:49 2011 Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 07:59:42 Jessica Jacobs (USA) 08:55:10 2012 Andrew Starykowicz (USA) 08:06:17 Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 08:51:35 2013 Victor Del Corral (ESP) 07:53:12 Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 08:43:07 Last Year’s TOP 3 Male Race Results Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time 1 Victor Del Corral ESP 00:55:23 04:15:15 02:37:29 07:53:12 2 Andrew Starykowicz USA 00:49:53 04:02:17 02:58:18 07:55:22 3 Filip Ospaly CZE 00:48:06 04:23:53 02:41:17 07:58:44 Female Race Results Rank...

Implus to Acquire TriggerPoint Performance

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 Becca Jackson
Implus is pleased to announce its acquisition of TriggerPoint Performance, Inc., a sports performance, self-care brand concentrating on innovation, education and products that optimize muscular performance and personal empowerment. The acquisition comes as Implus continues to expand its current product offerings in the company’s Fitness and Specialty Divisions. TriggerPoint Performance was founded in 2002 by Cassidy Phillips, an avid athlete, extreme sport enthusiast and accomplished triathlete. The line of TriggerPoint products stemmed from Cassidy’s drive to create self-care solutions to relieve muscular pain associated with the effects of fibromyalgia, a chronic muscular dysfunction that takes over the body’s ability to maintain and regulate muscular pain. Starting out of the back of an RV, the TriggerPoint brand soon built a line of products and methodologies recognized globally for its effective, efficient approach to self-care, performance and general efficiencies of...

Kona Winner’s Gallery: Mirinda Carfrae

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 Triathlete.com
1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.2014 Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae Carfrae’s swim has always been a relative weakness. She lost nearly six minutes to Jodie Swallow and 3:19 to Daniela Ryf. These time gaps were relatively normal for the defending champ. Photo: Aaron HershView Larger Image._2014 Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae Carfrae said that she was constantly resetting her goals throughout the race, with the win out of reach most of the day. Photo: John David BeckerView Larger Image._2014 Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae Carfrae's 5:05:48 bike split was 11 minutes slower than Ryf's. Photo: John David BeckerView Larger Image._2014 Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae Carfrae is used to coming from behind, but the biggest difference this year was that she had company. She trails Heather Wurtele here. Photo: Aaron HershView Larger Image._2014 Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae The ride was abnormally windy,...

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 [...]

Ironman Lake Tahoe “Race” Report.

Friday 27 Sep 2013 Admin
Am I dumb enough to try and do the 2 toughest Ironman races on the circuit just 4 weeks apart. Uhhh, yes. Yes I am.  After Ironman Canada I was both pleased and disappointed. My effort on the day was there, but in the end I feel I just messed up the little things that [...]

Ironman Canada, Back to Ironman Racing!

Thursday 26 Sep 2013 Admin
It’s been 3 years since I toed the line at a full ironman distance event, and can’t tell you how excited/nervous/scared I was to get through Ironman Canada this last weekend in Whistler B.C.. The last Ironman I did was Ironman Canada in 2010, so it seemed fitting to get the ball rolling where it [...]

Lake Stevens 70.3 5th place

Tuesday 23 Jul 2013 Admin
Lake Stevens 70.3 is as close to a hometown as it gets for me. 6 hours of driving and many Pacific Northwesterners towing the line and supporting each other all the way. The race venue takes over the small town of Lake Stevens which gives the race a small town feel and an “old school” [...]

Asterisk * A race report explanation

Thursday 13 Jun 2013 Admin
You may notice that I have not written race reports all that often or consistently. The reason for this is … I HATE excuses. Anything that happens on the race course is racing. It seems that many reports I read have excuses thrown in with, shoulda, coulda, woulda. I have been bad on race reports [...]

Boise 70.3 – A Day in No man’s Land

Thursday 13 Jun 2013 Admin
The wake up alarm came later than normal for Boise 70.3 which was a welcome change  as the race has a noon start time. What was not so welcome was the splitting headache, stomach cramps, and a pale complexion I woke up to. Sweet. I spent the next 4 hours doing my best to get [...]

Sometimes it’s not always about cash and points

Friday 05 Apr 2013 Josh Edgar
Next weekend I get to go back to one of my favorite races and one I have competed in many many times. Vineman actually was my first half ironman and a staple to help me get my experience in the distance, as it was right down the street from my hometown early in my racing [...]

Hawaii 70.3

Sunday 18 Nov 2012 Josh Edgar
On Tuesday I was lucky enough to step off the plane in Kona, Hawaii for a week in what has become my home away from home.  I have had the pleasure to be a part of Team Mauna Lani for the last year, and it was truly like coming back home when checking into my [...]

Wildflower… A pretty great day, stickin’ to the plan.

Friday 25 May 2012 Josh Edgar
Wildflower is one of my favorite races on the circuit, if not my favorite.  It holds a special place in my heart as it was the place where I first attempted this triathlon thing and began the life change that has brought me to where I am today.  Wildflower is back to triathlon roots, a [...]

Not “messin” Texas…

Sunday 20 May 2012 Josh Edgar
Back in Texas.  Yeeee Haw. Believe it or not, I actually used to live in the “LoneStar” state, and for a time used to be know as “BigTex”   The 2 years I lived in Texas were spent in The Woodlands, which is about 90 minutes from Galveston, where I found myself racing this weekend [...]

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70.3 Miami preview

70.3 Miami preview

Wednesday 22 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

City Bikes IRONMAN 70.3 Miami presented by Fit2Run is unlike any race due to its competitors, who come from over 58 countries united by their passion for triathlon. Every year, triathletes are drawn to a city as diverse as they are—where nationalities and cultures melt and mix in the abundant nightlife and beautiful beaches that have made Miami famous as one of the sultriest cities around the world. more

Samuels set to defend XTERRA World title

Samuels set to defend XTERRA World title

Wednesday 22 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

New Zealand Olympian and ITU road triathlon star Nicky Samuels returns to Maui to defend her XTERRA World Championship crown next Sunday. This time, she’ll have a bulls-eye on her back. “It’s always easier going into a race with no expectations. Last year I was there for my family and the race was a bonus. This year it will be different, definitely have a target on my back but I’ll give it my best to keep it there,” said Samuels. more

Michellie Jones Honorary Host of Beach2Battleship this weekend

Michellie Jones Honorary Host of Beach2Battleship this weekend

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

The PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon is pleased to announce that Michellie Jones, a legend in the sport of triathlon, will serve as the honorary host of the race weekend that includes the PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon full and half iron distance events and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center 5K. more

Lesley Paterson Sidelined for Maui

Lesley Paterson Sidelined for Maui

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

In the last five years Lesley Paterson has been a powerhouse in Maui winning back-to-back World Championships in 2011 and 2012 and finishing runner-up twice in 2009 and 2013. This year, however, she’ll have to settle for being a No. 1 fan. Paterson courageously returned to the sport to race at the XTERRA USA Championship in Utah last month after being away all year while working through injuries and Lyme disease. She had an amazing race and finished third, but the effort proved too much. more

Lucy Gossage, The race report I didn’t want to write

Lucy Gossage, The race report I didn’t want to write

Monday 20 Oct 2014 [Triathlon News]

It’s hard to articulate what I feel one week on from Hawaii, a trip that really was the best of times and the worst of times. I’d always said I’d be happy whatever the outcome if I went there and did myself justice. That didn’t happen and I can’t pretend I’m not disappointed. I’m better than my race there and I’m gutted I couldn’t put a decent race together on the day I really wanted to, the day that really mattered. more

Kiwi Defends Title at IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014
Terenzo Bozzone aims to repeat at Mandurah. (Photo Delly Carr) The hot summer in Australia looks to be getting hotter as a champion returns to Mandurah, Western Australia.

Feature Race: Xterra Maui 2014 Preview

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 Admin
xterramens Liam Bromilow | Photos: Courtesy of Xterra This weekend sees the 19th running of the Xterra World Championships in Maui, Hawaii. With ITU, long course triathlon, and off-road specialists all making the trek to the island, the race will be one of the most exciting in recent years. Barring any disruptions from Hurricane Ana, which is currently wreaking havoc across the Pacific, Sunday’s race will feature the defending champions in Ruben Rufaza and Nicky Samuels. Rufaza hit some form of late by taking out Xterra USA recently with a dominant race, and will look to claim his third world title after also winning in 2008. Samuels comes to Maui after having raced one of her best ITU seasons on record, finishing with two podiums in the final two races of the World Triathlon Series. The men’s race will also feature two men who lit up the roads of Kona a fortnight ago at the Ironman World Championships. Bart Aernouts placed ninth while Michael Weiss finished sixteenth, so if they have recovered...

Feature Race: Nepean Triathlon 2014 Preview

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 Admin
del_4494 Tim Bradley | Photo: Delly Carr Australia’s oldest triathlon, the Nepean Triathlon, is only a few sleeps away and with a buffet of events for all athletes, this year’s event should be truly memorable. Sunday will see the professionals do battle over the classic distance (1/30/10) and with a $76,500 prize purse, a great professional field has assembled to race in Penrith this weekend. Pro Preview Last year the non-drafting supremos were taught a lesson by ITU weapon Aaron Royle, who laid down a monster run (31:15) off the bike to win by 53 seconds over Sam Appleton in second. The women’s race also taken out with ease by two-time Olympian Emma Moffatt, who produced a stellar bike-run combination to escape away from Australian teammate Ashleigh Gentle. Both Royle and Moffatt are set to defend their titles, as the big prize purse has again attracted the cream of Australia’s draft-legal and non-drafting crops. Throw in a couple handy internationals and this...

USA Triathlon Announces 2015 National Championships Schedule

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 Triathlete.com
Thirteen events comprise the 2015 USA Triathlon National Championships schedule. Photo: Paul Phillips/USA TriathlonUSA Triathlon today announced the dates and locations for 13 events that comprise the 2015 National Championships schedule, giving top amateur athletes from across the United States the opportunity to earn official designation as a national champion in a number of multisport disciplines. Date – National Championship – Location Feb. 28 – Winter Triathlon National Championships – Boise, Idaho April 24-25 – Collegiate Club National Championships – Clemson, S.C. May 16 – Off-Road National Championships – Birmingham, Ala. June 6 – Duathlon National Championships – St. Paul, Minn. June 14 – Clydesdale and Athena National Championships – Grand Rapids, Mich. Aug. 1-2 – Youth & Junior National Championships – West Chester, Ohio Aug. 8 -  Olympic-Distance National Championships – Milwaukee,...

3 Ways To Become A Better Cyclist

Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 Triathlete.com
Photo: Shutterstock.comQ: I’ve been riding for a few years and never seem to get faster. What can I do? The work needed to go faster on the bike requires you to really stretch beyond your comfort level. Thankfully, we can train ourselves to adapt to the discomfort physically and mentally so that it becomes more tolerable. Recruit fast-twitch fibers Many triathletes spend a lot of time riding at a steady, low heart rate effort. While doing so has its place in a training plan, too many low-intensity rides will teach your body to go one speed. Instead, switch a midweek endurance ride for one interspersed with high-intensity intervals. This will allow your body to recruit fast-twitch fibers in the middle of a slow-twitch session. For example, include 4×2-mile efforts mid-ride at faster than race pace. Spin out for 3 to 5 minutes easy in between the hard efforts. RELATED: Plyometrics For Triathletes Measure your effort Training with power is an effective way of learning to ride faster...

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 [...]

Ironman Lake Tahoe “Race” Report.

Friday 27 Sep 2013 Admin
Am I dumb enough to try and do the 2 toughest Ironman races on the circuit just 4 weeks apart. Uhhh, yes. Yes I am.  After Ironman Canada I was both pleased and disappointed. My effort on the day was there, but in the end I feel I just messed up the little things that [...]

Ironman Canada, Back to Ironman Racing!

Thursday 26 Sep 2013 Admin
It’s been 3 years since I toed the line at a full ironman distance event, and can’t tell you how excited/nervous/scared I was to get through Ironman Canada this last weekend in Whistler B.C.. The last Ironman I did was Ironman Canada in 2010, so it seemed fitting to get the ball rolling where it [...]

Lake Stevens 70.3 5th place

Tuesday 23 Jul 2013 Admin
Lake Stevens 70.3 is as close to a hometown as it gets for me. 6 hours of driving and many Pacific Northwesterners towing the line and supporting each other all the way. The race venue takes over the small town of Lake Stevens which gives the race a small town feel and an “old school” [...]

Asterisk * A race report explanation

Thursday 13 Jun 2013 Admin
You may notice that I have not written race reports all that often or consistently. The reason for this is … I HATE excuses. Anything that happens on the race course is racing. It seems that many reports I read have excuses thrown in with, shoulda, coulda, woulda. I have been bad on race reports [...]

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