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  • April 10

  • Natalie TriFlorida/Sommer Sports Events What tips would you give a first timer for a Sprint Triathlon?
    about 9 months ago
  • Natalie has joined TriFlorida/Sommer Sports Events
    about 9 months ago
  • Natalie Signed up for the Sprint Triathlon on May 11. First one ever.
    about 9 months ago
  • December 11

  • Slowesttwitch created the group Discount - Corerecoverysuit
    a year ago
  • Slowesttwitch created the group [AS:JOURNALINFO:GROUPNAMELINK]
    a year 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?
    a year 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
    a year 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?
    a year 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
    a year 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
    a year ago
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How to Run Like an Olympian: Top 5 Tips for your Best Ironman Marathon
10/3/2014 7:12:41 PM Everyman Tri
What are the top 5 best tips to handle an Ironman Marathon? In this video we show you how to run like an Olympian by teaching the Top 5 Tips to running a fast Ironman Marathon. Joanna Zeiger is a...
Video: Watch the Final Magic Hour of the first Ironman Boulder in stunning 4K Video
8/5/2014 5:17:10 PM Everyman Tri
Ironman Boulder, kike all Ironman races is 17-hour ultimate test of endurance. But not all 17 hours of an Ironman race are created equal. Most of the magic happens in the final 60 minutes when you can see the pain...
Review: The Hatfield Strapworth is expensive but worth considering for PF relief
7/19/2014 9:18:44 AM Everyman Tri
Planters fasciitis is an ugly word in the world of triathlon. When you're out there pounding the pavement for hours on end during training and running anywhere from 3 miles to 26.2 miles on race day, you're bound to experience...
Video: How to Run Like an Olympian: Top 3 Tips to Handle the Uphills
5/10/2014 6:52:25 PM Everyman Tri
What's the best tips to handle the hills when racing? In this video we show you how to run like an Olympian by teaching the Top 3 Tips to Handle the Hills when racing. Joanna Zeiger is a former professional...
Bicycle Helmets Recalled by UVEX Sports
12/19/2014 9:29:09 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

uvex-bike helmet-recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Uvex Sports have announced / initiated a recall of seven models of bike helmets because the anchor for the chinstrap can fail.. Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately due to risk of head injury.

This recall involves seven models of UVEX bike helmets. The helmets come in a variety of colors with different colored chin straps. The helmets have a model number inside the helmet under the fitting pad on the top right side. The affected helmet model numbers are XB017, XB022, XB025, XB027, XB032, XB036 and XB038.

The anchor for the helmet's chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard. The bicycle helmets also do not comply with the impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets.

Turn your helmet upside down to find the UVEX Bike Helmet Model Number.


None reported.

Sold Time Period:
Sporting goods and bicycle specialty stores nationwide from September 2009 through June 2014 for about $100 to $260.

What To Do:
Consumers should stop using the helmets and contact UVEX for a free compliant helmet or a refund of the purchase price.

UVEX Sports Inc. toll-free at (844) 767-0656 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.uvex-sports.us and click on "Recall" for more information.

See the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall detail here (Bicycle Helmets Recalled by UVEX Sports Due to Risk of Head Injury)
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IRONMAN & Life Time Fitness Launch "Women For Tri" Initiative
12/19/2014 12:28:17 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

IRONMAN and Life Time Fitness to select Board of Advisors and Ambassador Team which will be tasked with creating a sense of community for women in the sport of triathlon


IRONMAN and Life Time Fitness announced a nationwide "Women For Tri™" initiative to expand the participation and support of women in the sport of triathlon. Through research, study and investigation, IRONMAN, Life Time and other industry leaders will aim to continue to increase female participation across the continuum of triathlon distances. The new initiative will unite and empower female athletes of all fitness levels, champion content to identify and break down barriers to entry and help more women to accomplish their fitness goals through triathlon. This initiative will include an appointed Board of Advisors and an Ambassador Team to lead a network and social community for women in the sport.

"As we continue to see female participation in endurance sports rise, it is essential for us to ensure we are creating an unmatched athlete experience and environment that is welcoming and encouraging to all athletes. We feel this important initiative is a major step in growing the sport," said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer for IRONMAN. "We are extremely proud and fortunate to have a rich history of female athletes and look forward to seeing future generations make their mark on triathlon."

The influence of women in the sport began early on with Judy Collins, who co-founded IRONMAN along with her husband John in 1978. The race's second running in 1979 included female cyclist Lyn Lemaire who would become the first female IRONMAN finisher, even maintaining second place throughout much of the race before finishing fifth overall. In 1982, Julie Moss helped put IRONMAN and the sport of triathlon on the map as she heroically battled her way to the finish line. Influence has continued to this day through the likes of eight-time IRONMAN® World Champion Paula Newby-Fraser, four-time IRONMAN World Champion Chrissie Wellington and most recently, the incredible performances of back-to-back IRONMAN World Champion Mirinda Carfrae. Historically rich with female athletes, IRONMAN and Life Time are committed to continuing the growth of women in the sport of triathlon.

Growth of female participation in the sport of triathlon has been on the rise in recent years. IRONMAN has seen female registrations grow by more than 80% during the past four years with international growth of 275% during the same time frame. This year's IRONMAN World Championship also saw the largest female field in its history including a nine percent increase in participants as compared to 2013. Since 2011, the Life Time Tri Series, which includes eleven triathlons from coast to coast, has seen an average of 37% female athletes.

The Board of Advisors will include a select group of influencers from all walks of life who are passionate about triathlon and will be selected from the ranks of pro athletes, age groupers, coaches and other industry participants. They will work with IRONMAN and Life Time to research, brainstorm, create and put into action strategies, which will further develop female participation. IRONMAN and Life Time will also form an Ambassador Team that will mentor and help cultivate new athletes while providing support to first timers throughout their training and competition journey.

Those interested in being considered for the Board of Advisors should contact womenfortri@ironman.com before January 9, 2015. More information on how to join the Ambassador Team will be announced in the coming months. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. More information about Life Time Athletic Events can be found at www.eventsbylifetime.com. Media may contact press@ironman.com or athleticeventspr@lifetimefitness.com.


The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world's most challenging endurance races. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products, IRONMAN has grown from a single race to a global sensation with more than 190 events across five unique brands: IRONMAN®, IRONMAN 70.3®, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl® and IRONKIDS®. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.

As The Healthy Way of Life CompanySM, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest -- or discovering new passions -- both inside and outside of Life Time's distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company's healthy way of life approach enables members to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of December 17, 2014, the Company operates 113 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at www.lifetimefitness.com.

Mirinda Carfrae Extends GU Energy Labs Contract
12/18/2014 11:47:50 PM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

Mirinda World Champion triathlete, Mirinda "Rinny" Carfrae, has signed a three-year contract with leading performance nutrition brand, GU Energy Labs. An active GU user since 2008, Rinny enters her fifth year as a sponsored athlete with the Berkeley-based nutrition company.

"GU has been instrumental in my success as an endurance athlete," said Rinny. "It wasn't until I transitioned into longer distance training and racing that I realized the importance of perfecting nutrition and really dialing in specific nutrition plans. I'm thrilled to continue my relationship with the GU team and to be a part of their research and development efforts in bringing innovative nutritional products to all athletes."

During an action-packed 2014, the three-time IRONMAN World Champion claimed victory at four events - including IRONMAN 70.3 Brazil in April, a win against the highly competitive field at Germany's iconic Challenge Roth in July, and her third consecutive IRONMAN World Championship in Kona in October. Rinny has become one of only four women - along with Paula Newby-Fraser, Natascha Badmann and Chrissie Wellington -- to win three or more IRONMAN World Championships.

"Rinny has proven herself to be one of history's most successful multi-sport athletes," said GU Energy Labs Director of Marketing, Lauren O'Connor. "Her performance in Kona was stunning this year, as it was last year, and we're proud to be a part of her nutrition plans during training, racing, and winning."

The 33-year-old Australian puts to use GU Energy Labs' extensive line, including performance-tested GU Energy Gels and Chews, GU Hydration Drink Mix and Tabs, and the entire Roctane Ultra Endurance line: Energy Gels, Energy Drink and Hydration Capsules. The arrangement is mutual, with Carfrae lending hard-won input from the very apex of competitive endurance to help shape the future of performance nutrition planning.
GU Energy Gel, the original energy gel, was developed in 1993 in Berkeley, California. To this day, GU remains the market share leader by a margin of more than two to one, and is still the premium gel available to endurance athletes. GU Roctane, Chomps and Brew are designed to provide athletes with scientifically-based, performance-tested nutrition. For more information about GU, log onto www.GUenergy.com.

Challenge Family & MaccaX Announce Global Partnership
12/18/2014 9:25:47 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

challenge-maccax partnershipChallenge Family and MaccaX have announced a multi-year partnership between the world's fastest-growing long-distance triathlon series and the online coaching platform run by two of triathlon's most successful athletes ever, Chris "Macca" McCormack and Belinda Granger.

This partnership will see all of the Challenge Family's 44 full and half distance triathlons offer MaccaX custom training plans from 2015 on, delivered through interactive calendars on-line and on mobile devices.

Macca, a four-time Challenge Roth champion and Challenge Family ambassador, is thrilled about the partnership.

"Belinda and I will be helping write and approve custom training plans (men's and women's) for all 43 of the Challenge races in 2015. Better yet, we've pledged to keep the prices way down, under $50. We want these to be accessible to as many competitors as possible so they can have some solid structure in place and feel confident come race day that they've done the work necessary to have a great day."

Athletes will enjoy access to Macca, Belinda, and other industry experts to answer their training- and racing-related questions for better preparation. They will also benefit from the exclusive community aspect of MaccaX, networking with like-minded people around the world for support, friendship, and encouragement.

"We're delighted to partner with Macca, Belinda and the Macca X team, providing our athletes with access to expertise provided by some of the sport's most respected athletes," said Challenge Family CEO, Zibi Szlufcik. "We place significant importance on our partnerships, providing real value to athletes of all abilities with a focus on unbeatable quality and building a true triathlon community."

The Challenge Family celebrates the sport of triathlon through its global series of long distance events and festivals that are changing the face of long distance racing around the world with its focus on athlete experience. Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations, Challenge Family events focus on delivering the race of a lifetime to every athlete, and creating a memorable spectator experience that captures all the excitement and emotion of this inspirational sport. The Challenge Family series currently features 44 events around the world in 19 countries including the world's largest long distance triathlon, Challenge Roth in Germany. For for further information visit www.challenge-family.com.

MaccaX is a global online platform for triathlon training advice and support, whose mission is to elevate triathletes of all abilities to train and race at their fullest potential. MaccaX provides the tools and expertise necessary to realize each individual's goal via access to top experts in the sport. For more information, log on to www.maccax.com

Best of 2014: Helen Jenkins’ return to competition
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Helen Jenkins might have missed last year’s season of competition, but she came roaring back to the rankings early this year making her return a highlight of the season. In her first World Triathlon Series race in over a year, Jenkins wasted no time getting on a podium with bronze behind just Jodie Stimpson and Anne Haug in the season opener in Auckland. Then in Cape Town, she kicked it up another notch for silver. Just got back to hotel, thanks so much for all the messages! So happy to be on podium again! What an amazing race in Cape Town!— Helen Jenkins (@heljinx) April 26, 2014 Before she had to reel her training back in a bit, the British sensation set out for yet another silver in Chicago only behind World Champ Gwen Jorgensen. Though Jenkins had to miss the second half of the season due to an injury, something tells us she’ll be back in form better than ever in 2015. We’re excited to see her back out there when she’s healthy, primed and ready to race!  
Best of 2014: YOG sprint finish
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Triathlon at the Olympic Games delivered another nailbiting finish, as Great Britain’s Ben Dijkstra was crowned Youth Olympic Champion in a photo finish from New Zealand’s Daniel Hoy in Nanjing at the second summer Youth Olympic Games. After a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run on a wet, overcast day at Nanjing’s Xuanwu Lake, Dijkstra and Hoy battled it out down the blue carpet of the finishing chute right until the finishing tape. But it was Dijkstra who just reached there first, claiming gold for Great Britain. “I gave it it everything and I’m so glad this is the result, it’s amazing,” he said. “I just had to keep on going, none of us were going to give up when there is an Olympic gold medal at stake. So I just had to keep on going and going, and know that the hard work I put in would just pay off. It’s absolutely brilliant. Thanks to my family, my friends who have got me here. The result is just amazing.” That effort earned the boys a spot on our list of top moments from 2014. We’re looking forward to many more to come from their bright futures. After a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run, it came down to this. Congrats @Ben_Dijkstra, YOG Champion! #Nanjing2014 pic.twitter.com/EkTxtFOOLI— World Triathlon (@worldtriathlon) August 18, 2014
Best of 2014: Vidal on the road to recovery
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Just ahead of Cape Town’s debut on the World Triathlon Series calendar this year, the triathlon community learned that one of its most heralded athletes, Laurent Vidal, was life flighted to a hospital in France after his heart stopped working during a swim practice. The emergency was certainly the low point of the year, with everyone praying and wishing him well in such a dire circumstance. So then when news emerged that Vidal had woken after several days in a coma, it was one of the best moments of the year. But the best news of the day: our friend @laurentvidal is recovering. Thinking of you buddy.— Javi Gomez Noya (@Jgomeznoya) April 27, 2014 And true to his jovial nature, Vidal had the best response…ever. Hello world — laurent vidal (@laurentvidal) April 28, 2014
Photo Competition: Week 6 results
12:00:00 AM ITU News
This week’s photo competition at World Triathlon Hamburg saw a come from behind finish with a late rush in the final days of voting. While Japan’s Yuichi Hosoda in your face shot exiting the men’s sprint race after the one-lap swim enjoyed an early advantage, the picture of Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk soaring through the air couldn’t be defeated. It’s the third photo of an athlete stopped in mid-flight to win the weekly prize meaning we will have some aerial photos in the final week of competition! Here’s another look at that up close and personal emotional shot. 
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