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  • April 10

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

  • Slowesttwitch created the group Discount - Corerecoverysuit
    about 2 years ago
  • Slowesttwitch created the group [AS:JOURNALINFO:GROUPNAMELINK]
    about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
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How to Eat Like An Olympian: Top Recipes for Making Your Own Gels
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Review: The ASICS 33-M Running Shoe is built to withstand serious punishment
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Review: The ASICS Gel Lyte33 is a good running shoe for shorter workouts
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Israman 2015 Race Review
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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
 

Edmonton Grand Final leaves women’s coach legacy
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The ITU Edmonton 2014 Grand Final organising committee, in collaboration with ITU, recently awarded an eight-week coaching mentorship to a female coach from a developing National Federation, with the first scholarship having gone to Paraguay’s Carolina Rodriguez. The scholarship was created to encourage emerging female coaches to continue their pursuit of coaching careers, an area that has traditionally lacked female representation across sport. While the committee considered a number of standout candidates, Roriguez was chosen for her ability to strongly impact the sport of triathlon in her native country. “This is a phenomenal example of women empowering women in sports, and of the triathlon community coming together to grow our sport across the world in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “We need to continue to offer female coaches, athletes, administrators and officials the opportunity to succeed. I am very thankful to the Edmonton LOC for fostering this concept and proud of the ITU Women’s Committee for supporting this opportunity.”  Over the course of two months, Rodriguez lived in Edmonton to work with renowned triathlon coach Kevin Clark of the Edmonton Triathlon Academy to gain valuable insight on training elite triathletes. The scholarship was made possible by a fundraising event held during the Edmonton 2014 Grand Final Breakfast, which was hosted by the ITU Women’s Committee, and raised in excess of $10,000. “I learned lot and there is still so much more to learn. I learned to plan workouts, as it is completely different to other sports, as well as more about high performance, technical operations and the specialization of the three disciplines. I think this time spent in Canada will mark my life in a very positive way. This new knowledge will help me reach my goals, which are to continue training athletes, attract more athletes to compete in this beautiful sport - especially women - and to share these lessons with other trainers in my country,” said Rodriguez. Antonio Alarco, President of the Americas Triathlon Confederation (CAMTRI) said the following: “There is no limit to what women can achieve when given the chance to fulfill their dreams. This project should be copied in different countries and confederations with one objective: gender equity.”
Melissa Stockwell steers towards Rio
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The act of serving one’s country in the armed forces seems like a heavy decision for some. While honourable, brave and very rewarding, there is no denying the amount of risk that also comes with putting on a uniform to defend one’s country. But for others, including USA paratriathlete Melissa Stockwell, that decision was the easiest decision she ever made. “I get asked a lot why I joined the military and the answer is pretty short and sweet: I love our country, I love America, the red, white and blue and I wanted to give back. So that was kind of always the plan.” Her plan, took a more serious turn however on September 11, 2001 when the World Trade Center was attacked. Stockwell was in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at the time, and while going to foreign soil was always a possibility, 9/11 turned it into a reality. Stockwell was deployed into war and was stationed in Baghdad, Iraq as a convoy commander, where she was in charge of multiple vehicles. It was there that she suffered an injury that would forever change her life. On April 13, 2004, a mere three weeks into her tour, she was on a Humvee leaving her camp when a huge explosion occurred that caused the vehicle to swerve into a guardrail before crashing into a local house. While training had prepared Stockwell for this type of situation, nothing had prepared her for what she was about to discover. She attempted to exit the vehicle when she noticed a great deal of blood by her feet. Calling for help, she motioned over a medic who recovered her from the truck and gave her aid. It was then that Stockwell realized that she had lost a limb from the collision. Losing a leg is devastating, and while most would consider themselves tragic, the opposite was true for Stockwell. In fact, the word she used to describe her situation is: lucky. “I was really thankful to have my life. When I got to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that really helped me put it into perspective because I was surrounded by other soldiers who were a lot worse off than I was—missing multiple limbs or having brain issues. So I really couldn’t say “poor me” anymore because I had three limbs, I had my eyesight, I had my mind and my heart. I really was one of the lucky ones because I had my life.” Her loss also became the start of something she could have only dreamed of. It was not long after her injury that she discovered the Paralympics. Growing up wishing she could...
ITU raises more than $10,000 for Nepal Earthquake Fund
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) recently completed a solidarity campaign called the Triathlon Family Nepalese Earthquake Emergency Fundraising Campaign to raise emergency funds for the people of Nepal for immediate needs such as food, water, shelter and medical supplies. ITU is pleased to confirm a total of $10,520 was raised during the one-month campaign, which will now be sent to the Nepal Triathlon Association. “I’d like to thank everyone that donated to the campaign, as well as to all of the National Federations that stepped forward to assist us in helping our friends in Nepal,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. A number of initiatives were created to maximize the campaign’s potential including a donation page for triathlon fans and members to donate directly to the Nepal Triathlon Association. ITU also donated all of its May earnings from TriathlonliveTV passes to the fund. In coordination with USA Triathlon, an ITU flag signed by Olympic medallists Alistair Brownlee (GBR), Javier Gomez Noya (ESP), Lisa Norden (SWE) and World Champions Gwen Jorgensen (USA) and Non Stanford, as well as 120 more elite athletes was auctioned off on Ebay with all of the funds going to help Nepal. “The Nepal Triathlon Association (NTA) family is thankful to the ITU President, Madam Marisol Casado, for her initiative to call on the global triathlon family to come together to help Nepal in this difficult situation. We thank all who have been a part of this collection. “As there is a need of help and assistance in every sector, NTA has decided not to spread the amount on individuals, but choose one school which is destroyed and help completely to rebuild.  “We thank once again all of you for your cooperation. This initiation shows that the international sports community is more than only sports,” said NTA Secretary General Nilendra Shrestha.    
Viennot & Ellis secure first Long Distance titles
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Cyril Viennot (FRA) and Mary Beth Ellis (USA) executed nearly perfect race plans in Motola, Sweden to score their first ITU Long Distance World Championship titles. The race was contested over a 1.5km swim, which was shortened due to water temperature, a 120km bike and 30km run. Women’s review Ellis eliminated any chance for the competition to catch her with a line to line paramount leading performance. The first female competitor out of the water a whopping minute faster than the field, Ellis implemented a plan to surge early on the bike and never looked back.Click here for full results On the first of three bike laps she secured nearly a two-minute lead which only continued to swell. While Pedersen kept pace from a distance, the four-minute gap that Ellis had etched out on the bike proved too much for Pedersen to run down despite a valiant first run lap from the Dane. Over the last two laps, Ellis forged ahead to break the finish tape at 5:24:25, more than seven minutes ahead of Pedersen, who took second. Sweden’s own Annie Thoren looked threatening until midway through the bike when she was overtaken by Kaisa Lehtonen (FIN). From there, the podium was all but decided as the ladies proved too powerful to be run down, as Lehtonen rounded out the top three in 5:33:41. Men’s review Jensen looked poised to complete a similar winning plan as Ellis when he powered away on the bike after exiting as one of the top swimmers behind leaders Joshua Amberger (AUS) and Nikolay Yaroshenko (RUS).  By the end of the first bike lap, the Swede began to make his move passing Joe Gambles (AUS), Amberger and Ruedi Wild (SUI). His lead only continued to increase from there as he cruised into T2 with nearly four minutes over Viennot, who had broken away from Amberger and Gambles on the final lap. However, the Frenchman was determined to keep the title in the hands of the French after compatriot Bertrand Billard won the race in 2014 and he went to work whittling the deficit down. Viennot managed to nearly halve the distance from him to Jensen on the first of three run laps. Viennot continued to close in on Jensen more on each lap, while behind him Wild picked off a struggling Gambles. In the final 10km, Viennot surpassed Jensen and, despite a last ditch surge from Jensen, the Frenchman crossed over the line first at 4:54:33. Jensen took silver 13 seconds later while Joe Skipper (GBR) scorched through the final run lap to bypass both Wild and Patrik...
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