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70.3 South Africa preview

70.3 South Africa preview

Friday 23 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

The Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa is located in East London (Buffalo City), a gateway to the popular Eastern Cape tourist routes, the Sunshine Coast and Wild Coast. The area offers miles of beachfront and rich cultural history for tourists to enjoy. Visitors should check out the 200,000 fossilized footprints of man found in Nahoon's Bat Cave or the world's only dodo egg at the East London Museum. Amongst the multitude of sights to see, visitors may want to explore South Africa's wildli more

Cuba attracts international crowd with triathlon

Cuba attracts international crowd with triathlon

Thursday 22 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Cuba will this weekend see the 2015 CAMTRI American Cup and Iberoamerican Championships contested in Habana, offering sprint, middle and long distances races for both elite and age group athletes from January 24-25. While Cuba organized an international triathlon that was sanctioned by ITU in 2006, this race marks the first time American triathletes will compete in the country. Open to athletes of all National Federations, not only Iberoamerican countries more

Uplace-BMC Pro Team ready for 2015

Uplace-BMC Pro Team ready for 2015

Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

2014 was an amazing year for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team with 21 victories and a total of 46 podium finishes, including 4 continental Championship titles and the women’s victory in Challenge Bahrain. In almost 70% of the races, the Uplace-BMC athletes placed on the podium. The team also delivered a solid performance in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii with 5 athletes in the top 12. more

Gomez signs on for Challenge Dubai

Gomez signs on for Challenge Dubai

Monday 19 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Spanish sensation Javier Gomez is the latest addition to an outstanding field already assembled to race the inaugural Challenge Dubai on 27 February. One of the world’s greatest athletes, Gomez rewrote history in 2014 after winning his fourth ITU World Championship title in Edmonton and just two weeks later claimed the World Championship title in Mt Tremblant. more

Reed and Kessler Power Home in Auckland

Reed and Kessler Power Home in Auckland

Sunday 18 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Two of the sport's most popular triathletes prevailed in downtown Auckland. Tim Reed is regarded as one of the best runners in the world of IRONMAN racing, but the likeable Aussie credits his improved form on the bike as the key to his stunning victory at a sun bathed IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland today. While it proved a breakthrough for the Australian, there was no doubting the dominance of the popular American Meredith Kessler, who claimed the women’s honours. more

Illness Forces Top Seed Out in Auckland

Illness Forces Top Seed Out in Auckland

Friday 16 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

The Asia-Pacific Championship is wide open after the top seed withdrew today. Inaugural winner and top seed Annabel Luxford has been forced out of Sunday’s IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland triathlon. The 2013 winner, who was runner-up last year, suffers from asthma and this week has developed a bout of bronchitis as a result. The Australian advised organisers today that she was not well enough to race and disappointed not to compete. more

Ironman 70.3 Superfrog, Coronado California announced

Ironman 70.3 Superfrog, Coronado California announced

Friday 16 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Coronado, California hosts the longest running half-distance race in the world. The original and longest running half-distance race, the Superfrog Triathlon was founded in 1979. The challenging course was designed by a group of Navy Seals stationed at the US Navy Seals center in Coronado to both prepare them for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and to enhance their training. more

Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz California announced

Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz California announced

Friday 16 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Formerly known as the Big Kahuna Triathlon, IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz builds on the legacy of one of California's longest-running races. Santa Cruz is known for its temperate climate, stunning coastline and redwood forests, and this brand-new race provides ample opportunities to enjoy it all. more

Alexander Heads World Class Field in IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland

Alexander Heads World Class Field in IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland

Friday 16 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

World champions and legends of the sport will head to Auckland for the final time for the Asia-Pacific Championship. Five-time world champion Craig Alexander will have to overcome a stellar international field if he is to add the Asian Pacific crown to his glittering collection at the IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland triathlon. more

Bozzone Makes Fast Start at Home

Bozzone Makes Fast Start at Home

Thursday 15 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Out of adversity comes opportunity for Kiwi star Terenzo Bozzone. Hawaii’s loss is Auckland’s gain as former world champion Terenzo Bozzone lines up in Sunday’s IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland. The 29 year old Aucklander had previously planned to race long into the 2014 season and start his 2015 campaign later, until a freak accident in the lead-up to the IRONMAN World Championship changed things. more

Champions turn out for Challenge Melbourne

Monday 26 Jan 2015 Norsemen
Challenge Melbourne has drawn out the best field of the season in the Asia Pacific region to contest this sell out event on Sunday 1 February 2015. Australia’s Tim Van Berkel has more than just his title to defend this weekend after making a rookie error in Auckland taking a wrong turn on the bike an adding an extra 3km to his day, add ego to the motivation and expect a fast race from him. “I’m really keen to kick start my season on a high and defend my title, but there’s a great field racing and you just don’t know how everyone’s form is this early in the season. The course suits me and I love racing in Melbourne,” said Van Berkel. Victorians Luke Bell and Leon Griffin are also in great form and keen to win the local derby. Griffin finished second at the recent 70.3 race in Auckland to fellow Aussie Tim Reed, so comes into Melbourne the confidence and the form. Melbourne also marks the return of Peter Robertson to racing, after a training crash shattered his Kona hopes last year....

Jodie Swallow claims 5th Ironman 70.3 South Africa title

Monday 26 Jan 2015 Norsemen
Podium sweep for British athletes For as long as Beyond Going Long has existed, Jodie Swallow has been winning the Ironman 70.3 South Africa title and in 2015 it was ‘business as usual’. Not only was Swallow claiming her ‘home’ title and filling British hearts with joy and pride, but the other Brit reps in the field were making it a full 1, 2, 3. How’s that for domination on the international scene! Susie Cheetham and Parys Edwards completed the podium. Jodie Swallow’s performance here was immense. As is her style, she thrashed through the swim to open a big 2 minute lead over the rest of the field and then raced hard and fast through the bike. By the time she reached T2, a further 5 minutes had been opened up on new 2nd place athlete Cheetham. Swallow then worked hard throughout the run to cross the line with an 11-minute gap and the 5th title in this race – making quite a statement to the rest of the international field that she means...

Trautman, Swallow rule 70.3 SA

Monday 26 Jan 2015
South African Matt Trautman turned Pro in 2014 and now scored a big win at home. Jodie Swallow on the other hand recorded her 5th title at 70.3 South Africa.

Weiss, Griffioen win Buffelspoort

Monday 26 Jan 2015
Bradley Weiss and Nicolette Griffioen took home country victories at South Africa's rugged XTERRA Buffelspoort off road triathlon; Conrad Stoltz missed a turn late in the run.

Trautman and Swallow take honors at Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa

Sunday 25 Jan 2015
Matt Trautman won his first title, while Jodie Swallow made it five in a row in Buffalo City.

Swallow and Trautman too strong at 70.3 South Africa

Sunday 25 Jan 2015 Admin
trautman Phil Wrochna | Pic 70.3 South Africa Men’s race The day dawned hot for this one with the lead men going toe to toe as the gun went off. Leading the men out of the water was Matt Trautman, Stuart Marais and Kyle Buckingham. The three would have known they needed a gap early to destroy the likely charge from Bart Aeronauts and Cyril Viennot. Onto the bike the leading trio made inroads into preserving their lead and did a good job of gaining control of the race early. From there some sharp riding kept them out in front and away from a gang of European chasers. The run became a two up time trial as Buckingham punctured. Aeronauts threatened a little but didn’t get to the head of affairs. He faded as Trautman and Marais kept the pace on, slugging each other along he run course for the ultimate win. At the end of the day Trautman took the win with the day’s fastest run leg (1:16). A great lift from his 11th the previous season. Marais took second Aernouts ran into third with Buckingham...

GURU Launches GURU Academy Advisory

Sunday 25 Jan 2015 LAVA Editors
GURU has launched the GURU Academy Advisory, a global collective of industry-leading bike fitters and retail experts that will collaborate with the GURU team to continually enhance the training curriculum at the GURU Academy. “GURU’s leadership position in bike fit goes beyond our fit system,” said Morten Kristiansen, GURU General Manager. “The GURU Academy sets the standard for fit science education and retail training, and our new fit advisory will serve to further enhance our training program.” The GURU Academy Advisory, featuring 8 representatives from North America and Europe, will attend GURU Academy training classes throughout 2015 – providing attendees with key insights into proper fit technique, retail engagement and more. Representatives from North America include David Ripley and Mat Steinmetz of 51 Speedshop (Indianapolis, IN). “Performing bike fit at a high level is essential for modern retail,” said Steinmetz. “We are looking forward to sharing our insights with the GURU...

Jodie Swallow Earns Fifth-Straight 70.3 South Africa Win

Sunday 25 Jan 2015 Liz Hichens
Great Britain’s Jodie Swallow had a stellar 2014 season, including a second-place finish at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship and a fourth-place finish at the Ironman World Championship, and looks to be building on that in 2015. She kicked off her year in the same fashion she has the last four years, with a victory at Ironman 70.3 South Africa in Buffalo City. South Africa’s Matt Trautman grabbed the win on the men’s side. Men’s Race It was a battle between Trautman and fellow South African Stuart Marais for much of the day. The two had nearly identical swim and bike splits, but it was Trautman’s 1:16:49 half-marathon that helped him earn the victory in 4:04:35. Marais also had a strong run at 1:18:19 but had to settle for second, finishing second in 4:06:04. Belgian Bart Aernouts rounded out the podium, crossing the line at 4:11:37. Women’s Race Swallow dominated the women’s race from the start, turning in the fastest swim, bike and run splits of the pro women. Her day consisted of...

Montreal ITU Triathlon World Cup cancelled

Sunday 25 Jan 2015 David@blitzmag.com.au (TMSM)
Javier-Gomez-delly-itu   Due to a date conflict with other events, the 2015 Montreal ITU Triathlon World Cup has been cancelled.

Gonzalez, Tomlin top Havana

Sunday 25 Jan 2015
Rodrigo Gonzalez of Mexico and Renee Tomlin of the United States win elite titles at the Havana CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon for the American Cup and Iberoamerican Championship.

Week #4: introducing Rose Physical Therapy, exclusive sponsor of Wongstar 2.0!

Monday 26 Jan 2015 Jocelyn Wong (noreply@blogger.com)
Mon 1/19. MLK holiday. Biked 1:30 on trainer while watching Frozen. :D Tues 1/20. Nothing. Meh! Wed 1/21. Nothing. Worked late and had to miss the RWB run :( Thurs 1/22. Nothing. Meh! Fri 1/23. A lame (but better than nothing) 30mins on the trainer before work. Sat 1/24. A lame 4-mile walk/run. Sun 1/25. Redemption! Ran 13.1 miles solo on the C&O trail in under 1:50. First half at 8:30-8:45 pace,

HAPPY 2015!

Monday 26 Jan 2015 Noreply@blogger.com (Donna Phelan)
Since January is just about to come to an end, I'm squeezing in a first blog for 2015 before the calendar switches to February!As 2014 was coming to a close, I decided in early December to head to Arizona to do a 6 week block of training and some strengthening/PT at Endurance Rehab in Scottsdale to get ready for the 2015 race season. After being in the sport for over 15 years, I've learned how important it is to get back in the gym in the off season, get treatment for any lingering injuries, and take the time to build up a good training base. For the last month and a half, I spent three afternoons a week at Endurance Rehab doing core and strength exercises, I had some awesome swim training with the Phoenix Swim Club, some great base building rides north of Scottsdale and some great runs along the Phoenix Canal. Outside of San Diego and Boulder, Phoenix is definitely one of my favorite places in the US to train. Not to mention that it's warm in winter!:)I drove back to San Diego a...

Equal is Equal

Saturday 24 Jan 2015 Melanie@racergirl.com (melanie)
image016   My article posted today at www.triathonmagazine.ca.  I hope you weigh in on the equality debate. Chasing Gender Equity in Ironman Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Ser Equal is Equal The sport of triathlon is a tiny step away from being one of the few examples of true equality among men and women in professional sport. Collegiate sport has Title IX regulations in the US which demand schools receiving federal funds to have equal rosters for men and women, so young athletes can get their start in athletics with equal opportunity. The regulations state, “The athletic interests and abilities of male and female students must be equally effectively accommodated.” [1] This amendment from 1972 would be considered reasonable by most people in North America in 2015. Maybe not in other countries or continents, but certainly here. Equally accommodated and proportionally accommodated are two different things. It’s time for...

New Year - 2015

Saturday 24 Jan 2015 Noreply@blogger.com (Luke Bell)
Time goes by fast when you are having fun. By now we are back into the full swing of things training wise working on the weaknesses and building on the strengths.I am still woking out the remainder of the year race wise however the first part will consist of Challenge Melbourne Half followed by Iroman Geelong 70.3. These are fantastic races with quality fields but all within a stones throw from home so it does not interfere with the remainder of the prep for Ironman Malbourne - Asia Pacific Championships held late March.Christmas was also an exciting time of the year with the birth of Matilda, our first child and it has been a blast spending the past month watching her develop and her personality grow. It still amazes me the entire process how a human can grow inside you then pop on out, knows to start breathing and has an instant bond. Amazing.The first 4 weeks of the year have been fantastic, enjoyable and if I can order another few rounds of them the year will be rolling in a...

Taking the Final Steps Toward Gender Equality in the Sport of Triathlon: Part I

Saturday 24 Jan 2015 Noreply@blogger.com (Sara Gross)
Triathlon: A Sport of Gender Equality?  This is the first of a 4-part series in which I will show that triathlon, from its inception has been a sport that embraces equality between the sexes and that we now have the opportunity to be one of the first sports in history to display complete gender equality by taking the final two necessary steps;  1. Allowing an equal number of pro men and pro women to compete at the World Championships; 2.  Making a commitment to creating race conditions in which the world’s best women can compete on a level playing field without interference.  In September of 2014, all professional WTC athletes received an email from Andrew Messick, the CEO of the World Triathlon Corporation, in which a number of issues were addressed including the two issues stated above. First, the good news:  for 2015 the time gap between the pro women’s start time and the age group men at the World Championships will...

Hogpen Hill Climb 2015

Friday 23 Jan 2015 Haley
hogpen2015 This year’s Hogpen Hill Climb was definitely one to remember. Nearly 30 Dynamo athletes, running up a giant hill, many for the first time ever. I think the pictures (and SMILES) speak for themselves! And because I’m nerdy and make Excel spreadsheets for fun, here’s a comparison of my splits for the past three years! The course seems to have gotten a bit longer, and 10 days of training in 2015 didn’t quite give me the closing speed of previous years, but I’m pretty darn proud of that mile 9 split – SUB 10! Congrats to all who ran and see you next year Hogpen!!

MovementU Costa Rica @ Las Catalinas

Friday 23 Jan 2015 Jessi Stensland
Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 11.49.10 PM Join me at Las Catalinas on Sunday, February 1st for another awesome MovementU experience - this time focused on running. For more information or to register email me here.

Las Catalinas Triathlon - Costa Rica - February 21!!

Friday 23 Jan 2015 Jessi Stensland
Logo-catalinas-2015 Hello from Las Catalinas, Costa Rica!  Who's interested in joining me for an off-the-beaten path beautiful, amazing, tough off-road triathlon?! I've been living on the pacific coast of Costa Rica since October soaking up the sunshine, guiding people on the trails and in the water, becoming an Open Water Certified SCUBA Diver, hiking in the mountains, climbing volcanos, whitewater kayaking and rafting, rappelling down waterfalls...among other things... ...and on February 21st I can add racing a triathlon to that list!  I've been hearing rumors about the Las Catalinas Triathlon it since I arrived and recently people have been coming out of the woodwork to train for it: swimming here at Playa Danta and riding and running the beautiful trails to prepare for the race.  The local shop Pura Vida Ride is an awesome meeting spot for athletes complete with delicious espresso drinks, fresh homemade banana bread, a full bike shop and super staff.  The energy is inspiring and so I've decided to...

Thursday 22 Jan 2015 Joanna Zeiger (noreply@blogger.com)
www.racereadycoaching.com Please come follow me at my new blogging site! I am now at Race Ready Coaching.

RACE REPORT – PUCON IRONMAN 70.3

Friday 23 Jan 2015 Luke McKenzie
IMG_2230 I had first raced at the Pucon Ironman 70.3 two years ago and it went straight to the top for my favorite races list. This classic event has been around for a long time and is definitely one I would encourage every triathlete to experience. It isn’t just the event itself but the location, the town, the people and the atmosphere that make it so enjoyable and fun. I was disappointed to miss the race in 2014 because I had just completed a 6 day, 1300km charity ride in Australia a week prior and obviously Beth was pregnant so we stayed home in California. When the opportunity to travel to the 2015 race came several months ago I mentioned it to Beth and it didn’t take much convincing on my part for her to agree. I will probably never arrive in Pucon in good race shape as it is tough to start racing so early in the season and post holidays. I will continue to compete at this race in the future regardless because I think the enjoyment factor of racing for the pure love of it will win out on...

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70.3 South Africa preview

70.3 South Africa preview

Friday 23 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

The Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa is located in East London (Buffalo City), a gateway to the popular Eastern Cape tourist routes, the Sunshine Coast and Wild Coast. The area offers miles of beachfront and rich cultural history for tourists to enjoy. Visitors should check out the 200,000 fossilized footprints of man found in Nahoon's Bat Cave or the world's only dodo egg at the East London Museum. Amongst the multitude of sights to see, visitors may want to explore South Africa's wildli more

Cuba attracts international crowd with triathlon

Cuba attracts international crowd with triathlon

Thursday 22 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Cuba will this weekend see the 2015 CAMTRI American Cup and Iberoamerican Championships contested in Habana, offering sprint, middle and long distances races for both elite and age group athletes from January 24-25. While Cuba organized an international triathlon that was sanctioned by ITU in 2006, this race marks the first time American triathletes will compete in the country. Open to athletes of all National Federations, not only Iberoamerican countries more

Uplace-BMC Pro Team ready for 2015

Uplace-BMC Pro Team ready for 2015

Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

2014 was an amazing year for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team with 21 victories and a total of 46 podium finishes, including 4 continental Championship titles and the women’s victory in Challenge Bahrain. In almost 70% of the races, the Uplace-BMC athletes placed on the podium. The team also delivered a solid performance in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii with 5 athletes in the top 12. more

Gomez signs on for Challenge Dubai

Gomez signs on for Challenge Dubai

Monday 19 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Spanish sensation Javier Gomez is the latest addition to an outstanding field already assembled to race the inaugural Challenge Dubai on 27 February. One of the world’s greatest athletes, Gomez rewrote history in 2014 after winning his fourth ITU World Championship title in Edmonton and just two weeks later claimed the World Championship title in Mt Tremblant. more

Reed and Kessler Power Home in Auckland

Reed and Kessler Power Home in Auckland

Sunday 18 Jan 2015 [Triathlon News]

Two of the sport's most popular triathletes prevailed in downtown Auckland. Tim Reed is regarded as one of the best runners in the world of IRONMAN racing, but the likeable Aussie credits his improved form on the bike as the key to his stunning victory at a sun bathed IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland today. While it proved a breakthrough for the Australian, there was no doubting the dominance of the popular American Meredith Kessler, who claimed the women’s honours. more

Champions turn out for Challenge Melbourne

Monday 26 Jan 2015 Norsemen
Challenge Melbourne has drawn out the best field of the season in the Asia Pacific region to contest this sell out event on Sunday 1 February 2015. Australia’s Tim Van Berkel has more than just his title to defend this weekend after making a rookie error in Auckland taking a wrong turn on the bike an adding an extra 3km to his day, add ego to the motivation and expect a fast race from him. “I’m really keen to kick start my season on a high and defend my title, but there’s a great field racing and you just don’t know how everyone’s form is this early in the season. The course suits me and I love racing in Melbourne,” said Van Berkel. Victorians Luke Bell and Leon Griffin are also in great form and keen to win the local derby. Griffin finished second at the recent 70.3 race in Auckland to fellow Aussie Tim Reed, so comes into Melbourne the confidence and the form. Melbourne also marks the return of Peter Robertson to racing, after a training crash shattered his Kona hopes last year....

Jodie Swallow claims 5th Ironman 70.3 South Africa title

Monday 26 Jan 2015 Norsemen
Podium sweep for British athletes For as long as Beyond Going Long has existed, Jodie Swallow has been winning the Ironman 70.3 South Africa title and in 2015 it was ‘business as usual’. Not only was Swallow claiming her ‘home’ title and filling British hearts with joy and pride, but the other Brit reps in the field were making it a full 1, 2, 3. How’s that for domination on the international scene! Susie Cheetham and Parys Edwards completed the podium. Jodie Swallow’s performance here was immense. As is her style, she thrashed through the swim to open a big 2 minute lead over the rest of the field and then raced hard and fast through the bike. By the time she reached T2, a further 5 minutes had been opened up on new 2nd place athlete Cheetham. Swallow then worked hard throughout the run to cross the line with an 11-minute gap and the 5th title in this race – making quite a statement to the rest of the international field that she means...

Trautman, Swallow rule 70.3 SA

Monday 26 Jan 2015
South African Matt Trautman turned Pro in 2014 and now scored a big win at home. Jodie Swallow on the other hand recorded her 5th title at 70.3 South Africa.

Weiss, Griffioen win Buffelspoort

Monday 26 Jan 2015
Bradley Weiss and Nicolette Griffioen took home country victories at South Africa's rugged XTERRA Buffelspoort off road triathlon; Conrad Stoltz missed a turn late in the run.

Trautman and Swallow take honors at Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa

Sunday 25 Jan 2015
Matt Trautman won his first title, while Jodie Swallow made it five in a row in Buffalo City.

Week #4: introducing Rose Physical Therapy, exclusive sponsor of Wongstar 2.0!

Monday 26 Jan 2015 Jocelyn Wong (noreply@blogger.com)
Mon 1/19. MLK holiday. Biked 1:30 on trainer while watching Frozen. :D Tues 1/20. Nothing. Meh! Wed 1/21. Nothing. Worked late and had to miss the RWB run :( Thurs 1/22. Nothing. Meh! Fri 1/23. A lame (but better than nothing) 30mins on the trainer before work. Sat 1/24. A lame 4-mile walk/run. Sun 1/25. Redemption! Ran 13.1 miles solo on the C&O trail in under 1:50. First half at 8:30-8:45 pace,

HAPPY 2015!

Monday 26 Jan 2015 Noreply@blogger.com (Donna Phelan)
Since January is just about to come to an end, I'm squeezing in a first blog for 2015 before the calendar switches to February!As 2014 was coming to a close, I decided in early December to head to Arizona to do a 6 week block of training and some strengthening/PT at Endurance Rehab in Scottsdale to get ready for the 2015 race season. After being in the sport for over 15 years, I've learned how important it is to get back in the gym in the off season, get treatment for any lingering injuries, and take the time to build up a good training base. For the last month and a half, I spent three afternoons a week at Endurance Rehab doing core and strength exercises, I had some awesome swim training with the Phoenix Swim Club, some great base building rides north of Scottsdale and some great runs along the Phoenix Canal. Outside of San Diego and Boulder, Phoenix is definitely one of my favorite places in the US to train. Not to mention that it's warm in winter!:)I drove back to San Diego a...

Equal is Equal

Saturday 24 Jan 2015 Melanie@racergirl.com (melanie)
image016   My article posted today at www.triathonmagazine.ca.  I hope you weigh in on the equality debate. Chasing Gender Equity in Ironman Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Ser Equal is Equal The sport of triathlon is a tiny step away from being one of the few examples of true equality among men and women in professional sport. Collegiate sport has Title IX regulations in the US which demand schools receiving federal funds to have equal rosters for men and women, so young athletes can get their start in athletics with equal opportunity. The regulations state, “The athletic interests and abilities of male and female students must be equally effectively accommodated.” [1] This amendment from 1972 would be considered reasonable by most people in North America in 2015. Maybe not in other countries or continents, but certainly here. Equally accommodated and proportionally accommodated are two different things. It’s time for...

New Year - 2015

Saturday 24 Jan 2015 Noreply@blogger.com (Luke Bell)
Time goes by fast when you are having fun. By now we are back into the full swing of things training wise working on the weaknesses and building on the strengths.I am still woking out the remainder of the year race wise however the first part will consist of Challenge Melbourne Half followed by Iroman Geelong 70.3. These are fantastic races with quality fields but all within a stones throw from home so it does not interfere with the remainder of the prep for Ironman Malbourne - Asia Pacific Championships held late March.Christmas was also an exciting time of the year with the birth of Matilda, our first child and it has been a blast spending the past month watching her develop and her personality grow. It still amazes me the entire process how a human can grow inside you then pop on out, knows to start breathing and has an instant bond. Amazing.The first 4 weeks of the year have been fantastic, enjoyable and if I can order another few rounds of them the year will be rolling in a...

Taking the Final Steps Toward Gender Equality in the Sport of Triathlon: Part I

Saturday 24 Jan 2015 Noreply@blogger.com (Sara Gross)
Triathlon: A Sport of Gender Equality?  This is the first of a 4-part series in which I will show that triathlon, from its inception has been a sport that embraces equality between the sexes and that we now have the opportunity to be one of the first sports in history to display complete gender equality by taking the final two necessary steps;  1. Allowing an equal number of pro men and pro women to compete at the World Championships; 2.  Making a commitment to creating race conditions in which the world’s best women can compete on a level playing field without interference.  In September of 2014, all professional WTC athletes received an email from Andrew Messick, the CEO of the World Triathlon Corporation, in which a number of issues were addressed including the two issues stated above. First, the good news:  for 2015 the time gap between the pro women’s start time and the age group men at the World Championships will...

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