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  • April 10

  • Natalie TriFlorida/Sommer Sports Events What tips would you give a first timer for a Sprint Triathlon?
    about 5 years ago
  • Natalie has joined TriFlorida/Sommer Sports Events
    about 5 years ago
  • Natalie Signed up for the Sprint Triathlon on May 11. First one ever.
    about 5 years ago
  • December 11

  • Slowesttwitch created the group Discount - Corerecoverysuit
    about 5 years ago
  • Slowesttwitch created the group [AS:JOURNALINFO:GROUPNAMELINK]
    about 5 years ago
  • October 18

  • KAR The GFT Tribe Hi E-Dad and Taz!!! Hey Dad, how was the B2B?... I follow GFT on twitter, it's really looking like no wetsuits this year, water temp is over 80 degrees... I already have 2014 in the back of my mind. Missed the last three years due to a bad cold race week, plantar fasciitis, and just plain lack of motivation. I concentrated on smaller local races this year. I'm entered in the Florida Challenge next March, so I'll hold off on a GFT decision til after then. But I'm really hungry for one last shot at it... Good luck to all GFT participants tomorrow, make it memorable!!! Anyone know if St. Pete Mad Dogs are still there?
    about 5 years ago
    • EnduradadRace was great. VERY cold though, I hate cold. race start was 38 and as soon as sun set went back down fast.
      trying to plan what to do next year?
      If up to me GFT, but family wants to go some where new.

      please someone give an update on race for this year.
      10:54 AM October 28
  • SVS OK, as a past/present "TRIBE" member, I wish everyone a very safe event!! I'll be sitting by the roadside, as you cycle by, applauding your efforts. If you think it's me, just yell out "TAZ"!! No prizes, but it will keep you on your toes. HINT... What color is a pumpkin? ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH? MORE STONES!! The "TRIBE" battle cries! TAZ
    about 5 years ago
  • October 17

  • Enduradad Slowesttwitch Sorry I didn't see your question earlier. Try compression sleeves. They are a little expensive, but work well. I thought they were a gimmick, but hospitals use them. I wear them at night when I suffer from leg cramps. Look silly, but work well. I have not noticed if they help while racing?
    about 5 years ago
  • October 16

  • Enduradad Good luck to all doing GFT this year! I hope that some of you write a report. I'll be back again next year. Enduradad
    about 5 years ago
    • EnduradadThe count down clock seems to be running out of numbers. Must be almost race day.
      8:42 AM October 17
  • October 02

  • Slowesttwitch Open Triathlon Discussion anybody heard any info on the new recovery suit that is been launched by corerecoverysuit.com hamstrings are still really sore and looking for a recovery
    about 5 years ago
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Review: Ironman Boulder Triathlon gets an A Grade
12/29/2015 2:34:14 PM Everyman Tri
August 2nd, 2015, brought in the second edition of the Ironman Boulder triathlon in Boulder, Colorado. The event hosts nearly 3,000 triathletes over a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride followed by a marathon, a 26.2 mile run. Many...
Review: The Legends Free State Triathlon gets an A grade
7/12/2015 5:59:08 PM Everyman Tri
June 7th, 2015, ushered in the inaugural Legends Free State Triathlon at Clinton Lake in Lawrence, KS. The event boasted a sprint distance, olympic distance, half distance and a 100 mile distance triathlon all on the same day at the...
How to Eat Like An Olympian: Top Recipes for Making Your Own Gels
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What's the best tip to perform like an Olympic Swimmer, Cyclist or Runner? The answer is to eat like an Olympian. In this Episode Joanna and Brandon show you how to eat like an Olympian by sharing their recipe showing...
Review: The ASICS 33-M Running Shoe is built to withstand serious punishment
5/5/2015 5:36:55 PM Everyman Tri
There’s so many ways to go when runners and triathletes are looking for shoes. I’ve tested several makes and models for which many manufacturers produce to address every category came up, and some that have never been thought of until...
IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Returns to the U.S. In 2017
5/26/2015 3:40:47 PM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

Chattanooga, Tennessee, Lake Placid, New York, and St. George, Utah Named as Finalists

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IRONMAN today announced that the 2017 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship triathlon will be held in the United States. Three cities, all of which currently host IRONMAN® or IRONMAN® 70.3® races, have been named as the finalists in the selection process - Chattanooga (Tennessee), Lake Placid (New York) and St. George (Utah). In addition, the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be a two-day event - with the professional women and age group women racing on one day and the professional men and age group men racing on the other.

"With the global explosion of IRONMAN 70.3 races, we expect approximately 4,500 athletes from around the world to qualify for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, which is too many for a single day of racing," said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN. "We are focused on providing more opportunities for women to race with us globally and, after consulting with members of our Women For Tri Board, felt that having a separate race for female professional and age group athletes would be a strong step forward for our sport."

The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship began an annual global rotation in 2014 in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. This August, the prestigious event will be held in Europe for the first time - in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria. The 2016 race shifts to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time - in Queensland, Australia's Sunshine Coast. Domestic and international competitors will earn the right to compete in the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship by qualifying at nearly 90 IRONMAN 70.3 events around the world beginning in July 2016.

"The rotation of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship has elevated the race and allowed athletes from all over the world to experience a World Championship event at fantastic locations," added Messick. "The finalists for the 2017 championship are all tremendous hosts to IRONMAN races and provide courses well suited for an event of this caliber. These cities also provide our athletes and their families world-class hospitality and endless scenic and entertainment options."

Finalists:

Chattanooga, Tennessee - Chattanooga, known throughout the Southeastern U.S. as the Scenic City with a vibrant downtown, lures athletes with its dramatic backdrop, idyllic weather and low-key southern charm. Host to IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events, Chattanooga provides a fast course with a swim in the Tennessee River. Four bridges cross the river over the swim and a pedestrian Riverwalk runs along the entire swim course making it ideal for spectators. Chattanooga is just 90 minutes from Atlanta and is full of attractions, eclectic dining spots and great places to stay.

Lake Placid, New York - Having hosted two Olympic Games (1932 and 1980), this charming town knows how to deliver a world-class athletic event. Lake Placid, located in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, hosts IRONMAN Lake Placid, the longest-running American event aside from the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i. Lake Placid has the amenities of a large city and the convenience of a small town, offering high-end restaurants, shopping and world-class accommodations.

St. George, Utah - This striking Southwestern community currently hosts the IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championship. St. George offers breathtaking scenery and views of the surrounding red rock canyons. The city's walkable downtown area offers great local fare and boutique shopping. St. George is also only two hours from the nightlife of Las Vegas, with its never-ending entertainment options.

More than 200,000 athletes will participate in the global IRONMAN 70.3 Series during the 2016 season, which consists of nearly 90 events in locations such as Australia, Brazil, Malaysia and South Africa. Participants in the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will range in age from 18 to 80-plus and will represent over 60 countries. Each age-group winner at the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will automatically qualify for the 2016 championship.

For more information about the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, please visit www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/ironman-70.3/world-championship.
 
 
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Chile Will Host a Challenge Family Triathlon in Puerto Varas
5/7/2015 10:10:52 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

Challenge-Puerto-Varas.pngChile will host the country's first Challenge Family triathlon on February 13, 2016 with the announcement of the half distance CHALLENGE PUERTO VARAS.

Puerto Varas, one of the most beautiful regions and cities in southern Chile is also known as "La ciudad de las rosas" or "the city of roses. It was formed from the German Colonization with immigrants who settled here between 1852 and 1853 and as such has a strong German heritage integrated with its South American culture.

The CHALLENGE PUERTO VARAS course is centered around this iconic South American town and includes the beautiful landscapes of the region, highlighting the imposing Osorno Volcano and Lake Llanquihue. Puerto Varas is also known for its adventure tourism with lots of water sports, particularly kayaking and canyoning and its strong German heritage and architecture combine with the South American culture.

The 1.9km two lap swim course takes place in the calm and crystal waters of Lake Llanquihue.

The three-lap 90km bike course runs along the shores of Lake Llanquihue heading towards Ensenada, where the majesty of the Osorno Volcano is constantly with athletes, towering over the lake views.

The half marathon run course is a fast, flat three laps also along the shores of Lake Llanquihue before finishing in the heart of the city.

The CHALLENGE PUERTO VARAS prize purse will be the highest in the history of triathlon in Chile at 20,5 million pesos (€30,000).

Edmundo Foncesca, CHALLENGE PUERTO VARAS spokesperson said the event would offer Chile's growing triathlon community outstanding opportunity.

"The idea of doing a half distance in the city of Puerto Varas, aims to offer the growing community of triathletes, not only Chileans and the region but to the international community, another career option where you can test the capabilities of each athlete. In addition the event will involve the whole family in this spectacular location, as is typical of the Challenge Family series of events. Chile and the region and Puerto.Varas, deserves to have this triathlon and we look forward to see you on February 13, 2016 along with your entire family," he said.

Renowned Chilean triathlete Marcelo Galvez gave the event his full support, "Puerto Varas is an excellent choice to run a triathlon because besides being able to participate in this event, athletes can enjoy exploring the area and discovering great places: Up to Osorno volcano, visit the town of Frutillar and taste its exquisite local cuisine, shop around the city of Puerto Montt and revel in cocinerías ... personally I'm really excited to visit CHALLENGE PUERTO VARAS!"

Puerto Varas is located in the southern Chilean province of Llanquihue, in the Los Lagos Region.

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For further information and entries, please visit www.challenge-puertovaras.com.
 
 
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Pro Prize Purse Added to TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon
4/9/2015 10:36:14 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

Pro triathletes to compete for $25,000 prize purse offered by Philadelphia Insurance Companies

trirock-philly-logo.pngLaunched in partnership with Presenting Sponsor Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), the PHLY Cup Pro Division will return to the 2015 Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon. Held in conjunction with the Olympic distance race on Sunday, June 28, the PHLY Cup offers pro triathletes the chance to compete for a prize purse totaling $25,000.

"This exciting event draws world-class athletes and weekend warriors, helping to put a spotlight on the City of Philadelphia and raise both money and awareness for important charities," shared Philadelphia Insurance Companies President and CEO Bob O'Leary. "It's a unique event where you can find the top professionals in their sport compete on the same course as everyday athletes. TEAMPHLY loves hosting and competing each year."

The PHLY Cup prize purse of $25,000 (split evenly between the men and women top finishers), breaks down as follows:

• Winner - $6,000
• Runner-up - $3,500
• 3rd place - $1,500
• 4th place - $1,000
• 5th place - $500

"With other races cutting support for pros, we knew it was important to the industry for us to continue offering a prize purse," said Nick Lynch, TriRock Triathlon Series. "We are beyond proud of our partnership with Philadelphia Insurance Companies and look forward to a great event in June with the best in triathlon competing on one of the most challenging Olympic distance courses in the US. We'll be announcing our pro field shortly and we expect it to be as strong as ever."

The 11th annual event features three days of activities including a Multi-Sport Expo starting on Friday, June 26 and a Sprint distance race at 7:30 am on Saturday, June 27. Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia culminates with an Olympic distance event at 6:30 am on Sunday, June 28, which will welcome some of the best pro triathletes in the country.

Fairmount Park will host the scenic and challenging race and fun, family atmosphere, with a finish line concert taking place on both days of the event. The start, finish and transition areas will be located just off of Martin Luther King Drive, near the base of Black Road.

Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia will provide participants with a finisher's medal, technical t-shirt, red carpet finish, post-race breakfast and beer garden. Participants will pick up race packets at the two-day Expo held Friday and Saturday of event weekend.

For more information about the TriRock Triathlon Series or to register for Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon presented by Philadelphia Insurance Companies please visit TriRockSeries.com.
 

Chattahoochee Challenge Half Joins TOUGHMAN Series
4/6/2015 9:23:54 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

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We are pleased to announce the addition of the TOUGHMAN Ga, Chattahoochee Challenge to the TOUGHMAN Half Iron Series. Formerly the Chattahoochee Challenge Half, TOUGHMAN Ga, Chattahoochee Challenge will take place in Columbus on April 23, 2016. The addition of the new half iron distance triathlon to the TOUGHMAN Half Iron Series makes us the the 2nd LARGEST Half Iron Series in the US with 11 races.

The triathlon event takes place in Columbus, Georgia which is on the Georgia / Alabama border. About 110 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and 81 miles east of Montgomery, AL.

"Having Tri Columbus join our family of races is in line with our philosophy of providing a standardized, great race experience but in keeping with the local grass roots feel." says Richard A. Izzo, Owner & Founder of TOUGHMAN Half Series.

The event will start off with a 1.2 mile swim course which is down river for the first 3/4 of the swim and then back up the Chattahoochee to the swim exit. Athletes will then go out on the out and back 56 mile bike course which is a fast ride, with rolling hills through Fort Benning. The route has a total ascent of 2128.16 ft and has a maximum elevation of 509.78 ft. After the bike they will head out on to a 2-loop, 13.1 mile run that will take them through historic Columbus, with aid stations at every mile mark. The route has a total ascent of 395.78 ft. Athletes then finish smack-dab in the middle of one of the annual Music Festivals, in downtown Columbus.

This will be a qualifier for the TOUGHMAN Half Iron Series Championship in New York that will take place on September 11th 2016.
Registration for all races are open at www.TOUGHMANTri.com

About Tri Columbus
Tri Columbus GA is a premier sports firm specializing in event production, management, and corporate sports marketing development. Dedicated to the creation, development and management of participant and endurance sports including those of running, swimming, and cycling, Tri Columbus Ga produces events in the local and surrounding communities.

ABOUT the TOUGHMAN Half Iron Series
The TOUGHMAN Series is currently 11 races in the US with locations in: FL, Columbus Ga, Richmond IN, Tupper Lake NY, Sherwood WI, Ocean Shores WA, Chisago MN, Pell City AL, Provo UT and Santa Fe NM. The series Championship in Croton on Hudson New York has a closed bike course with over $30,000 worth of age group awards as well as a $4500 cash purse!
for more information www.TOUGHMANTri.com
 

Dodet and Polyanskiy star in Astana World Cup
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Saturday saw Astana make its debut on the ITU World Cup stage, with athletes pursuing Olympic qualification points for Tokyo 2020 as well as the honour of being first atop the podium in the Kazakhstan capital. The new-look ASICS World Triathlon Team was also together for the first time since the partnership’s unveiling, adding yet another layer to an already eagerly anticipated race. With overnight temperatures dropping, even the glorious sunshine that greeted the athletes could not help overcome a biting wind, leaving ITU and the LOC with no option but to change the format of the women’s race to a duathlon for the athletes’ safety. That meant a 5km run, 40km bike and 10km run format, leading to some thrillingly tight racing ending with a heroic final flourish from Sandra Dodet of France. By the time the men lined up, conditions meant that a sprint swim was possible, and it was Russia’s Dmitry Polyanskiy who took the honours after executing a near-perfect run. Women’s race The women took the line for the opening two-lap run and jockeyed for position through the early stages of the winding course, Russia’s Yuliya Golofeeva setting a steady pace with nobody looking to stretch things too soon in the race. By the time the athletes were well through T1, Australia’s Tamsyn Moana-Veale and South Africa’s Gillian Sanders were among a large pack that was headed by Valerie Barthelemy (BEL) and ASICS World Triathlon Team member Kaidi Kivioja (EST). The eighteen leaders extended the gap at the halfway point, among them no fewer than six members of the French team including Justine Guerard, Emilie Morier and Margot Garabedian. Working well together, the lead was soon stretched to over two minutes from the small group led by Elena Danilova (RUS). Out of T2 it was Italy’s Angelica Olmo who assumed the front spot, Britain’s Lucy Hall and Gillian Sanders exiting side-by-side and hoping to remain in touch. Soon, though, it was the French trio of Dodet, Guerard and Morier looking in control as they established a five-deep lead group. Then, with two laps still to go, Dodet lay down the gauntlet and pushed ahead on her own. Neither Morier nor Olma could go with her, and with a first World Cup win in her sights, it was the 21-year-old who carved out a 36-second advantage going into the chute and took the tape. Emilie Morier was clearly delighted to be joining her on the podium in second, with Angelica Olma finishing in third. Sanders came home in...
ASICS World Triathlon Team debuts at Astana World Cup
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The 2018 ITU Astana World Cup became the first outing for the new-look ASICS World Triathlon Team, with nine of the team’s athletes competing in the first World Cup race in which points were available for Olympic qualification. Signed in January and part of the ITU Strategic Plan 2018-2021, the partnership with the global sports brand provides precious support to the ITU Development programme as it seeks to further extend the opportunities it offers to developing triathlon nations, their athletes and coaches. Rolf Ebeling and Mick Delamotte led the team in Astana, the first of five World Cups earmarked for the athletes, and one which included a first World Cup outing for Philippines’ Marion Kim Mangrobang. “Each one of these races, while they are valuable in terms of earning points for Olympic selection, is a development opportunity for these guys. They’ll be able to come away from here with some new skills and new experiences that they can take home to their own training environment and become better athletes as a result,” said Mick Delamotte ahead of the athlete’s briefing in Astana. “The programme itself has developed and morphed over the years but we’ve had some wonderful athletes have come through, from Flora Duffy to Lisa Norden and Barbara Riveros. There has been more than a dozen of our athletes at each of the Olympic Games since the programme began and I think that is testament to the quality of the programme itself that its providing those opportunities.” For Rolf Ebeling, the agreement with ASICS and subsequent renaming of Team ITU is another important step on the road to elevating performances from countries with less of a tradition in the sport to compete on the biggest stages with the best athletes in the world. “The ASICS World Triathlon Team is a perfect step for the development team and for ITU. For our programme to have a partner of that stature is important, and from the provision of equipment to the profile of the brand, it’s a perfect fit. We have quality athletes and they are proud to be associated with ASICS. Now, one of the new elements we will be bringing in is having the coaches, those from the athletes’ own countries, come and take part in the programme in the future too.” For Estonia’s Kaidi Kivioja, the support she has received through being a part of the development team since 2012 is something that she could never have expected due to a lack of funding for the sport at home, where...
Athletes chatter ahead of Astana World Cup
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Astana will host the fifth stop on the 2018 World Cup circuit on Saturday, with qualification points for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as well as the pride of a podium finish at stake in the Kazakhstan capital. Wearing the number one on Saturday will be South Africa’s experienced Gillian Sanders: “I feel no extra pressure wearing the number one, and i’ll actually enjoy being the target that comes with it. I was out of action for a time after Abu Dhabi, so hopefully 2018 is just going to get better for me. Astana has been on my radar for this year and after missing out on racing in Yokohama it feels good to be here and ready to race. I want to test myself with WTS Leeds coming up. I’m still enjoying my triathlon and I’m still improving so I’ll be looking for points for Tokyo 2020.”
 Women’s race ambassador Tamsyn Moana-Veale (AUS) has been in Astana for two weeks, training and working with local children and triathletes: “Having never been to Kazakhstan before this has been a great experience, its been so friendly. We have visited local kids, given them a few pointers, and just seeing the smiles on their faces during practices has been amazing. We’ve seen the course and it looks good, there’s some technical elements but the set up here is great so i’m keen to get racing.” Great Britain’s Lucy Hall starts her first World Cup since June 2017 this weekend: 
“I wasn’t so well by the end of 2017, but I’ve had the past 6-7 weeks in training so I’m happy to be back and I have set a few process goals that I want to hit through this race. A lot of athletes will be looking at this as a points race for Tokyo, but I’m just enjoying the Astana experience.” Bence Bicsak (HUN) arrives after a brilliant fifth place at WTS Yokohama to also wear number one in Astana: “I’m happy with recent results but it has all come after a lot of hard work. Yokohama was incredible for me but after the long trip I’m now excited for this race. The course looks good and I’m ready for the Olympic distance. I just want to enjoy the journey.”

 Felix Duchampt of France is looking to secure a podium place having been on a strong run of form since Weihai: “For the past two years my training has become more consistent and that has helped my recovery times and avoiding injury. Second place last year in Salinas was important to me. I knew I could get there but actually doing it was a big step. Astana has been on my plans as an Olympic distance...
Astana ready to make glittering World Cup debut
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The unique city of Astana is the location for the fifth stop of the 2018 ITU World Cup season, the first ITU World Cup event to be hosted in the Kazakhstan capital. The race is also the first on the WC circuit to offer qualifying points for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, after WTS Yokohama opened up the long road to Tokyo for the World Series athletes last weekend. Add in the fact that Astana will also see the first outings for the new-look Asics World Triathlon Team, following the sports company’s new sponsorship of Team ITU at the start of the year, and all the ingredients are in place for a fascinating weekend of racing. The Olympic-distance course takes in the waters and surrounds of the Esil River, including two crossings on each of the six laps of the cycle route before the 3-lap run sees athletes navigate the park on which the famous Astana Music Hall proudly stands. As ever, both the men’s and the women’s races boast extremely strong fields, and with some tight, technical turns on the bikes in particular, there are set to be some new legends written in Kazakhstan on Saturday. Women’s preview A strong Russian contingent lining up at the start of the Astana World Cup will include Elena Danilova, an athlete who always finishes strongly and could be ready to make her return to the World Cup podium for the first time in two years. Another bike specialist, Ukraine’s Yuliya Yelistratova, arrives in Kazakhstan having secured a top-10 finish in Chengdu at the start of the month, while Spain’s Camila Alonso and Anna Godoy, along with Italy’s Angelica Olmo, will also want to build on their positive starts to 2018. Great Britain’s Lucy Hall knows exactly what it takes to win at this level after finishing first in Cape Town last year, and she will hope to bounce back to medal-winning form in Astana. The experienced figures of Hungary’s Zsofia Kovacs and South African Gillian Sanders will also be looking to keep pace with the leaders and make a play for the podium. The first outing of the year for the Asics World Triathlon Team sees Estonia’s Kaidi Kivioja, who already has two top-15 finishes under her belt in 2018, and Iceland’s ever-determined Edda Hannesdottir take to the pontoon with their sights set on securing precious first points towards Tokyo 2020. Men’s preview After three WTS appearances already this year, Germany’s Jonas Schomburg returns to the circuit and will be one to watch if he can put together another strong...
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