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Nicky Samuels, Flora Duffy added to All-Star Xterra Asia Pacific Champs

Nicky Samuels, Flora Duffy added to All-Star Xterra Asia Pacific Champs

Friday 18 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

Olympians Nicky Samuels of New Zealand and Flora Duffy of Bermuda confirmed their intent to race at the inaugural XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race at Callala Beach in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia next Saturday, April 26. more

Michelle Vesterby, Daring to make the “right” choice isn’t always easy !!!

Michelle Vesterby, Daring to make the “right” choice isn’t always easy !!!

Friday 18 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

I have made a decision, which without a doubt will have an impact on this year – both good and bad. But why? I am in progress – 2013 was my best year – both personally and sports-wise! I got named as elite athlete of the year, which I am incredibly proud of. I have myself to thank – but also my support base, consisting of a very understanding family and a coach, who has believed in me all the way through – even when nobody else did. more

Challenge Taiwan 2014 Pro Line Up

Challenge Taiwan 2014 Pro Line Up

Friday 18 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

Belinda Granger, the defending women’s champion, is a true triathlon legend! Belinda owns 15 iron-distance titles and is a member of the Australian Ironman Hall of Fame. And this year, Belinda will tackle her 50th iron-distance race in Taitung! Hats off to this incredible lady! more

Challenge Roth announces strongest pro field

Challenge Roth announces strongest pro field

Thursday 17 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

On 20 July Challenge Roth will celebrate “30 Years of Triathlon in Roth” with the strongest field of pro athletes ever seen at the world’s largest long distance triathlon, joined by 5,500 age group and watched by 220,000 spectators. more

Helle Frederiksen, San Juan 70.3; Giving Our Best Matters

Helle Frederiksen, San Juan 70.3; Giving Our Best Matters

Thursday 17 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

So Ironman 70.3 San Juan has been and gone. Back-to-back champion and it feels great. Puerto Rico and that town of San Juan is a special place, filled with special people and a great race atmosphere. I highly recommend this race for atmosphere alone. more

Ironman Announce Ironman Taiwan

Ironman Announce Ironman Taiwan

Wednesday 16 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

The inaugural IRONMAN Taiwan will be hosted throughout the stunning Kenting region on April 12, 2015. IRONMAN Taiwan will be hosted throughout the stunning Kenting region. Located to the south, Kenting has not only become a major triathlon destination in Taiwan but also provides a vacation paradise for families and couples alike. Kenting will welcome athletes for its first IRONMAN race with full support from the government and the local community. more

1st Class Field for 70.3 Busselton

1st Class Field for 70.3 Busselton

Wednesday 16 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

A string of world class names are set to line up at SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton on Saturday 3rd May 2014. “The men’s field is the strongest we have ever had at SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton and one of the largest in the Australia for the 2013/2014 season” said Ashleigh Davis, Event Manager for Triathlon WA. The field is ripe with previous winners of this event, Olympic Athletes, multiple Ironman champions and up and coming professional athletes. In total 42 professional athletes will toe t more

Andrew Starykowicz, 70.3 San Juan Champion-Again

Andrew Starykowicz, 70.3 San Juan Champion-Again

Wednesday 16 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

Yes, we all have highs and lows, what goes up must go down. So when I returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico last week I knew there was only one place to go after winning last year, defend my title and be complacent or lose and nothing is more hateful to this American! more

Ironman Announce 2 New Races in Spain

Ironman Announce 2 New Races in Spain

Tuesday 15 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

IRONMAN announced today the acquisition of Tritlon Spain SL, owners and organizers of Challenge Barcelona and Half Challenge Barcelona. These races will now be operated as IRONMAN® Barcelona and IRONMAN® 70.3® Barcelona and will be held on October 5, 2014 and May 18, 2014 respectively. In addition, a future long-distance triathlon will take place in Peguera, Mallorca. IRONMAN will now have seven races in Spain, including IRONMAN® Lanzarote, IRONMAN® 70.3® Lanzarote, IRONMAN® Mallorca and the Tho more

Hauschildt Heads to Ironman

Hauschildt Heads to Ironman

Tuesday 15 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

Two-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt has made a late decision to tackle her first IRONMAN race. The Australian celebrated her 31st birthday this week with the decision to enter Toyota IRONMAN Australia at Port Macquarie in four weeks time. But Hauschildt is not confirming whether the IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro is on the schedule yet. She says the defence of her IRONMAN 70.3 world title in Mont-Tremblant is her priority. more

Nicky Samuels, Flora Duffy Added to All-Star Elite Cast for Inaugural XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship in Australia

Saturday 19 Apr 2014 Trizone
April 17, 2014/in Article /by xterra Honolulu, HI – Olympians Nicky Samuels of New Zealand and Flora Duffy of Bermuda confirmed their intent to race at the inaugural XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race at Callala Beach in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia next Saturday, April 26. “It’s official, I just entered the 2014 XTERRA Asia Pacific Champs,” said Samuels, the reigning XTERRA World Champion who is a perfect 3-for-3 in her XTERRA career.  She won XTERRA Motatapu in March for the second time, and is coming off a strong performance at the ITU WTS opener in Auckland on April 6 where she led off the bike. Duffy, who was third at XTERRA Worlds last year, won the XTERRA South Africa Championship in February and dominated the competition at the XTERRA West Championship at Lake Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday. “I was keen to race Australia before this race (XTERRA West) but after today’s performance and how I felt, I think I had to book my flight and go to Australia,” said Duffy after...

Barry Roubaix Recap

Saturday 19 Apr 2014
We follow up on our intro to gravel racing with a short video, recap, and race report from the 2014 Barry Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race. We talk tires, gearing, and more.

State of Tri

Saturday 19 Apr 2014
A lot of those in our industry, manufacturers, retailers, RDs, have been asking me if the sport is flat, up or down. I began to gather stats on this last year, here's the fruit of my investigating.

Up close with Eric Hinman

Saturday 19 Apr 2014
Eric Hinman is the fast age grouper who inspired Dave Mirra to pick up the sport, but he is actually fairly new to the sport himself. We checked in with him to learn more.

Shelley Olds' Cipollini Lógos

Saturday 19 Apr 2014
American Shelly Olds who races for the Italian Alé Cipollini team took the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic with a perfectly timed burst and we looked closer at her bike.

Video: Iron-Distance Swim Tips From Dylan McNeice

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Holly Bennett
Dylan McNeice, the 2013 Challenge Taiwan champion and two-time winner of Challenge Wanaka, is prepared to defend his Taiwan title against an impressive field of rivals this weekend. McNeice, known for his powerful swimming background yet also an emerging long-course talent on the bike and run, has thus far stamped his victor’s mark in lead-from-the-start style. I sat down with the odds-on favorite for a repeat victory to glean a few last minute swim tips prior to Saturday’s race. More from Challenge Taiwan. The post Video: Iron-Distance Swim Tips From Dylan McNeice appeared first on Triathlete.com.

Tips For Relieving Open-Water Swim Anxiety

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Sara McLarty
Photo: John David BeckerDiscomfort in the open water is very common. Whether it is a panic attack in the middle of the course, fear of the “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” or simply an aversion to dark and murky water, you are not alone. Anxiety is normal among athletes at all experience levels. The answer to conquering your fear lies in your pre-race training, mental preparation, and creating and utilizing a personal race strategy. RELATED: Three Essential Open-Water Survival Tips Consider these strategies: • Mimic the chaos of open water by swimming with a large group in the pool. Share a lane with other swimmers where you’ll be forced to make contact, and swim side-by-side to become more comfortable. • Practice in open water as often as possible. Gather a group of training partners for a trip to the beach and attend any open water clinics in your area. Take advantage of every opportunity to swim in your wetsuit to get accustomed to constriction around your neck, shoulders and...

Dispatch: Pre-Race At 2014 Challenge Taiwan

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Holly Bennett
1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.Pre-Race At 2014 Challenge Taiwan Taipei 101, the world’s second tallest building, figures into the backdrop of nearly any Taipei scene.View Larger Image.Pre-Race At 2014 Challenge Taiwan Da’an Forest Park is filled with people of all ages getting all sorts of exercise, seven days a week.View Larger Image.Pre-Race At 2014 Challenge Taiwan Da’an Forest Park is filled with people of all ages getting all sorts of exercise, seven days a week.View Larger Image.Pre-Race At 2014 Challenge Taiwan Barrel-roasted sweet potatoes are a treat in Taiwan. This street vendor digs into his barrel to find a perfectly cooked potato for my breakfast!View Larger Image.Pre-Race At 2014 Challenge Taiwan Wufenpu is Taiwan’s garment district, with narrow streets lined with clothing stalls and packed with shoppers.View Larger Image.Pre-Race At 2014 Challenge Taiwan In Wufenpu I found a Happy place!View Larger Image.Pre-Race At...

2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Cycling Shoes

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Triathlete.com
Get a look at the cycling shoes featured in the 2014 Triathlete Buyer's Guide.The post 2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Cycling Shoes appeared first on Triathlete.com.

Bonk Breaker Adds Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Protein Bar

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Tjnick
bonk breaker pb & cc protein bar Responding to demand in the rapidly growing protein bar category, Bonk Breaker announces the company's third flavor in their Protein Bar lineup, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip. The new flavor embodies the Bonk Breaker whole foods philosophy of baking simple, high quality, real food ingredients into great tasting bars that provide both a delicious snack or meal replacement and a competitive edge. It's joins Peanut Butter & Jelly and Almond Cherry Chunk in the Protein Bar lineup. "We've seen huge demand for our protein bar products since introducing the first two flavors, Peanut Butter & Jelly and Almond Cherry Chunk," said Bonk Breaker co-CEO and founder Jason Winn. "For the third addition to the high protein bar family we went for a classic favorite - Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip - and spent a year perfecting the flavor profile and ingredients. We were committed to maintaining a clean ingredient list of real food that tastes great, which differentiates the Bonk Breaker Protein line...

2014 Kick Off!!!

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Docamandastevens
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#64 tomorrow!

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Hillarybiscay
sweet potatoes #64 is here! I arrived in Taitung just in time for some carbo loading on sweet potatoes… And to remind myself a little bit of the course here at Challenge Taiwan . . . The swim is in, like, world’s largest swimming pool! Scenes from the run course . . . Lots of it is along this old railway trail with lots of funky turnstile-type situations which are a bit tricky to negotiate when tired . . . As promised, here are a couple places you might be able to follow some of the action tomorrow, beginning at 3PM PST (Friday). Challenge Taiwan’s twitter My Facebook Page Also, for more on why tomorrow is such a big day, read here on witsup.com, and here on Triathlete.com. And in case you missed it, here are some top tips on mental toughness from me and the other pros racing here tomorrow.

Daring to make the “right” choice isn’t always easy !!!

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Michelle
luc I have made a decision, which without a doubt will have an impact on this year – both good and bad. But why? I am in progress – 2013 was my best year – both personally and sports-wise! I got named as elite athlete of the year, which I am incredibly proud of. I have myself to thank – but also my support base, consisting of a very understanding family and a coach, who has believed in me all the way through – even when nobody else did. So now the questions is, how you can live up to a year like that?! I of course want more! The risk of disappointing oneself is huge, cause how can 2014 become just as good as 2013?!! There will be a high focus on me now – the expectations from the surroundings are huge. The eyes are on me – What are my plans? – In which direction am I heading towards? – Can I live up to my own statements? I have made a decision. Every day – every week – every year – has to offer new challenges. I have...

At turde træffe de ’rigtige’ valg er ikke altid nemt !!!

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Michelle
luc Jeg har truffet et valg, som uden tvivl vil have indflydelse på dette år – både på godt og ondt. Men hvorfor? Jeg er i fremgang -2013 var mit bedste år – både personligt og sportsligt! Jeg blev bl.a. udnævnt til årets elite atlet, hvilket jeg er utrolig stolt over. Jeg kan takke mig selv, men også mit bagland, bestående af en meget forstående familie og en træner, der har troet på mig hele vejen, også når andre ikke gjorde det. Spørgsmålet er så, hvordan man igen lever op til sådan et år! Jeg vil jo selvfølgelig have mere! Risikoen for at skuffe sig selv er stor, for hvordan bliver 2014 mindst lige så god som 2013!!! Der vil være stor fokus på mig nu – forventningerne fra omverdenen er også store. Øjnene er rettet mod mig – Hvad er mine planer? – I hvilken retning bevæger jeg mig? – Kan jeg mon leve op til mine egne ” udmeldinger” ? Jeg har taget en beslutning. Hver dag –hver uge –hvert år – skal byde på nye udfordringer. Jeg har de seneste 2 år lært rigtig meget om...

Summer Season: On Racing in Roth in 2014

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Dirk
I am excited to announce that I will be back in Roth this summer to defend my title!  I was able to fulfill my childhood dream of winning this European classic race last year, and I am really glad to be able to make this race a priority in my calendar again this year.  Competing in Roth is an experience that cannot be compared to any other.  There are a lot of emotions that come up when I think about pushing up that crowd-filled Solarer Berg, or entering the epic finish area, completely surrounded by spectators in the triathlon stadium.  This year is bound to be even more impressive, as the folks at Challenge are pulling out all of the stops for the race’s 30th birthday. Right now, I have been spending some time back home in Luxembourg, in order to get myself back in working order after the race in Melbourne.  Although I had initially planned to do some cross country skiing at the beginning of the month,  plans have change slightly.  Winning in Australia took it’s toll on...

Summer Season: On Racing in Roth in 2014

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Dirk
I am excited to announce that I will be back in Roth this summer to defend my title!  I was able to fulfill my childhood dream of winning this European classic race last year, and I am really glad to be able to make this race a priority in my calendar again this year.  Competing in Roth is an experience that cannot be compared to any other.  There are a lot of emotions that come up when I think about pushing up that crowd-filled Solarer Berg, or entering the epic finish area, completely surrounded by spectators in the triathlon stadium.  This year is bound to be even more impressive, as the folks at Challenge are pulling out all of the stops for the race’s 30th birthday. Right now, I have been spending some time back home in Luxembourg, in order to get myself back in working order after the race in Melbourne.  Although I had initially planned to do some cross country skiing at the beginning of the month,  plans have change slightly.  Winning in Australia took it’s toll on...

Oh, No!-ceanside

Wednesday 16 Apr 2014 Ben Hoffman
Not a lot to say on this “race,” as it lasted only about 1 hour before I suffered a puncture around mile 14 of the bike and did not finish. I had a very strong swim and came out right where I needed to be, but after trying to make a move with super cyclist Starky around mile 10, I came out of a sharp right turn in Camp Pendleton and heard the dreaded hiss for the second race in a row.  I felt good and was sitting around 9th/10th, but with a world class field like that one, it was essentially over when I flatted. To add insult to injury, I flatted again at mile 38 after continuing on with intent to finish.   Still a joy to return to the Southern California landscape, see good friends and connect with sponsors. I was able to salvage things a little by surfing with friends and having a great dinner with some of the Zoot crew. I will be back again to have a crack at the classic California race!

CANNES INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON! AWESOME RACE!!!

Wednesday 16 Apr 2014 Jenny Fletcher (noreply@blogger.com)
The Cannes International Triathlon was AWESOME!!! I loved every moment of being in beautiful Cannes, France!!The Cote D' Azur also know as the French Riviera!! With the glamour of all the boutique shops and five star hotels, walking the Promenade de la Croisette, nibbling on croissants while sitting at a street cafe sipping an espresso, to the breathtaking Mediterranean coastal bike ride I was able to experience, and staying in the Majestic Hotel!!Loving the coffeeMajestic Hotel RoomThe Cannes International Tri was an experience of a lifetime- racing one of the most incredibly put on organized races I have encountered with a beautiful 2 loop swim in the Mediterranean waters, a demanding hard bike ride with over 4000ft of climbing in 80km and crazy technical descents with tight corners navigating through the Maritime Alps, and a 4 lap run course on the famous Croisette... it definitely is one of the best races I have ever experienced. A strong group of athletes at...

Race Mode

Wednesday 16 Apr 2014 Hillarybiscay
10174855_10152724593673976_2073982666_n A flight between San Francisco and Tokyo means that I finally have time to blog—nothing like being trapped inside the the metal death box for 10 hours! I thought I should check in because race season has snuck up on me and I’ve had people asking where and how to track the upcoming action. I’ve got some fun –and a bit scary—adventures on tap, but first a little recap: I must say it’s been awhile since I’ve felt so out of “race mode” and I have gone longer than this (since Ultraman in early December) without racing before . . .This year I think the difference has been the all-consuming nature of “work” that, while triathlon-related, usually has nothing to do with facilitating my own race prep. Luckily, though, one of these jobs got me out for a friendly intro back into race mode last weekend at the Tempe Town Lake—site of many fond Ironman Arizona memories. I had the opportunity to do a 4K open water race (open water/ wetsuit action is not something we have out in Tucson!) followed by...

70.3 San Juan Champion – AGAIN!

Tuesday 15 Apr 2014 Andrew Starykowicz
CaliBike Yes, we all have highs and lows, what goes up must go down. So when I returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico last week I knew there was only one place to go after winning last year, defend my title and be complacent or lose and nothing is more hateful to this American! I got my biopsies back from my stomach and learned that there is an issue and I am going to need a whole bunch of tests done to figure out what may be causing the illnesses I have experienced over the last few years especially leading into Oceanside 2 weeks ago and Bilbao Triathlon last spring, but we will save all that for May. Yet it has made for some great photography: The problem is that I cannot take the prescribed steriods that “normal” people can take and still race this month at 70.3 San Juan and Wildflower because it takes a month to get cleared for a TUE through USADA. This means HTFU and gut it out. The swim start at San Juan was perfect, I started next to a human missile in the deep water and the rest...

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Nicky Samuels, Flora Duffy added to All-Star Xterra Asia Pacific Champs

Nicky Samuels, Flora Duffy added to All-Star Xterra Asia Pacific Champs

Friday 18 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

Olympians Nicky Samuels of New Zealand and Flora Duffy of Bermuda confirmed their intent to race at the inaugural XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race at Callala Beach in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia next Saturday, April 26. more

Michelle Vesterby, Daring to make the “right” choice isn’t always easy !!!

Michelle Vesterby, Daring to make the “right” choice isn’t always easy !!!

Friday 18 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

I have made a decision, which without a doubt will have an impact on this year – both good and bad. But why? I am in progress – 2013 was my best year – both personally and sports-wise! I got named as elite athlete of the year, which I am incredibly proud of. I have myself to thank – but also my support base, consisting of a very understanding family and a coach, who has believed in me all the way through – even when nobody else did. more

Challenge Taiwan 2014 Pro Line Up

Challenge Taiwan 2014 Pro Line Up

Friday 18 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

Belinda Granger, the defending women’s champion, is a true triathlon legend! Belinda owns 15 iron-distance titles and is a member of the Australian Ironman Hall of Fame. And this year, Belinda will tackle her 50th iron-distance race in Taitung! Hats off to this incredible lady! more

Challenge Roth announces strongest pro field

Challenge Roth announces strongest pro field

Thursday 17 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

On 20 July Challenge Roth will celebrate “30 Years of Triathlon in Roth” with the strongest field of pro athletes ever seen at the world’s largest long distance triathlon, joined by 5,500 age group and watched by 220,000 spectators. more

Helle Frederiksen, San Juan 70.3; Giving Our Best Matters

Helle Frederiksen, San Juan 70.3; Giving Our Best Matters

Thursday 17 Apr 2014 [Triathlon News]

So Ironman 70.3 San Juan has been and gone. Back-to-back champion and it feels great. Puerto Rico and that town of San Juan is a special place, filled with special people and a great race atmosphere. I highly recommend this race for atmosphere alone. more

Nicky Samuels, Flora Duffy Added to All-Star Elite Cast for Inaugural XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship in Australia

Saturday 19 Apr 2014 Trizone
April 17, 2014/in Article /by xterra Honolulu, HI – Olympians Nicky Samuels of New Zealand and Flora Duffy of Bermuda confirmed their intent to race at the inaugural XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race at Callala Beach in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia next Saturday, April 26. “It’s official, I just entered the 2014 XTERRA Asia Pacific Champs,” said Samuels, the reigning XTERRA World Champion who is a perfect 3-for-3 in her XTERRA career.  She won XTERRA Motatapu in March for the second time, and is coming off a strong performance at the ITU WTS opener in Auckland on April 6 where she led off the bike. Duffy, who was third at XTERRA Worlds last year, won the XTERRA South Africa Championship in February and dominated the competition at the XTERRA West Championship at Lake Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday. “I was keen to race Australia before this race (XTERRA West) but after today’s performance and how I felt, I think I had to book my flight and go to Australia,” said Duffy after...

Barry Roubaix Recap

Saturday 19 Apr 2014
We follow up on our intro to gravel racing with a short video, recap, and race report from the 2014 Barry Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race. We talk tires, gearing, and more.

State of Tri

Saturday 19 Apr 2014
A lot of those in our industry, manufacturers, retailers, RDs, have been asking me if the sport is flat, up or down. I began to gather stats on this last year, here's the fruit of my investigating.

Up close with Eric Hinman

Saturday 19 Apr 2014
Eric Hinman is the fast age grouper who inspired Dave Mirra to pick up the sport, but he is actually fairly new to the sport himself. We checked in with him to learn more.

Shelley Olds' Cipollini Lógos

Saturday 19 Apr 2014
American Shelly Olds who races for the Italian Alé Cipollini team took the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic with a perfectly timed burst and we looked closer at her bike.

2014 Kick Off!!!

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Docamandastevens
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#64 tomorrow!

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Hillarybiscay
sweet potatoes #64 is here! I arrived in Taitung just in time for some carbo loading on sweet potatoes… And to remind myself a little bit of the course here at Challenge Taiwan . . . The swim is in, like, world’s largest swimming pool! Scenes from the run course . . . Lots of it is along this old railway trail with lots of funky turnstile-type situations which are a bit tricky to negotiate when tired . . . As promised, here are a couple places you might be able to follow some of the action tomorrow, beginning at 3PM PST (Friday). Challenge Taiwan’s twitter My Facebook Page Also, for more on why tomorrow is such a big day, read here on witsup.com, and here on Triathlete.com. And in case you missed it, here are some top tips on mental toughness from me and the other pros racing here tomorrow.

Daring to make the “right” choice isn’t always easy !!!

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Michelle
luc I have made a decision, which without a doubt will have an impact on this year – both good and bad. But why? I am in progress – 2013 was my best year – both personally and sports-wise! I got named as elite athlete of the year, which I am incredibly proud of. I have myself to thank – but also my support base, consisting of a very understanding family and a coach, who has believed in me all the way through – even when nobody else did. So now the questions is, how you can live up to a year like that?! I of course want more! The risk of disappointing oneself is huge, cause how can 2014 become just as good as 2013?!! There will be a high focus on me now – the expectations from the surroundings are huge. The eyes are on me – What are my plans? – In which direction am I heading towards? – Can I live up to my own statements? I have made a decision. Every day – every week – every year – has to offer new challenges. I have...

At turde træffe de ’rigtige’ valg er ikke altid nemt !!!

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Michelle
luc Jeg har truffet et valg, som uden tvivl vil have indflydelse på dette år – både på godt og ondt. Men hvorfor? Jeg er i fremgang -2013 var mit bedste år – både personligt og sportsligt! Jeg blev bl.a. udnævnt til årets elite atlet, hvilket jeg er utrolig stolt over. Jeg kan takke mig selv, men også mit bagland, bestående af en meget forstående familie og en træner, der har troet på mig hele vejen, også når andre ikke gjorde det. Spørgsmålet er så, hvordan man igen lever op til sådan et år! Jeg vil jo selvfølgelig have mere! Risikoen for at skuffe sig selv er stor, for hvordan bliver 2014 mindst lige så god som 2013!!! Der vil være stor fokus på mig nu – forventningerne fra omverdenen er også store. Øjnene er rettet mod mig – Hvad er mine planer? – I hvilken retning bevæger jeg mig? – Kan jeg mon leve op til mine egne ” udmeldinger” ? Jeg har taget en beslutning. Hver dag –hver uge –hvert år – skal byde på nye udfordringer. Jeg har de seneste 2 år lært rigtig meget om...

Summer Season: On Racing in Roth in 2014

Friday 18 Apr 2014 Dirk
I am excited to announce that I will be back in Roth this summer to defend my title!  I was able to fulfill my childhood dream of winning this European classic race last year, and I am really glad to be able to make this race a priority in my calendar again this year.  Competing in Roth is an experience that cannot be compared to any other.  There are a lot of emotions that come up when I think about pushing up that crowd-filled Solarer Berg, or entering the epic finish area, completely surrounded by spectators in the triathlon stadium.  This year is bound to be even more impressive, as the folks at Challenge are pulling out all of the stops for the race’s 30th birthday. Right now, I have been spending some time back home in Luxembourg, in order to get myself back in working order after the race in Melbourne.  Although I had initially planned to do some cross country skiing at the beginning of the month,  plans have change slightly.  Winning in Australia took it’s toll on...

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