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  • Natalie TriFlorida/Sommer Sports Events What tips would you give a first timer for a Sprint Triathlon?
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  • Natalie Signed up for the Sprint Triathlon on May 11. First one ever.
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  • Slowesttwitch created the group Discount - Corerecoverysuit
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  • 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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Israman Chronicles: Day 4 Eilat, Israel
1/30/2015 3:56:19 PM Everyman Tri
Eilat is Israel’s southernmost city located on the north tip of the Red Sea on the Bay of Aqaba. Most tourists know Eilat (population 48,000) as the starting point for tours to Petra, Jordan, which is only a two hour...
Candel and Mazin Win Israman Eilat 226K Iron Distance Triathlon
1/30/2015 2:54:42 PM Everyman Tri
The weather was perfect for this year’s Israman Triathlon in Eilat, an Israeli resort town on the Red Sea. Bart Candel, 25, of the Netherlands stole the show and the 1st place finish in the January 30, 2015 Israman Eilat...
Italians Triumph at 2015 Israman Half Iron Distance Triathlon
1/30/2015 1:44:58 PM Everyman Tri
The grueling 1,895 meter climb through the The Eilat Mountains didn’t slow Italians Mossimo Cigana and Martina Dogana at the 2015 Israman Negev triathlon today. Cigana, a former pro cyclist turned triathlete, finished the race in 4:33:20, followed by Edo...
Pro Triathletes Descend on Eilat
1/28/2015 6:50:59 PM Everyman Tri
Eilat, Israel-- January 28, 2015 The atmosphere was light-hearted and the mood relaxed at the Israman Negev press conference held this afternoon at the Eilat Royal Garden Hotel. Race organizers and professional athletes alike were confident in their preparation and...
USA Triathlon 2015 Regional Championship Schedule
1/28/2015 4:54:18 PM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site


USA Triathlon has determined the events in each of its 10 Regions that will serve as the 2015 Regional Championships, providing athletes the opportunity to qualify for the 2015 USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships.

Competitors who finish in the top 33 percent or top five (whichever is greater) in their respective age groups at Regional Championships automatically qualify for the 2015 USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships, set for Aug. 8 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Special Qualifiers will also qualify athletes finishing in the top 33 percent or top five.

Registration for a number of Regional Championships and Special Qualifying races is open now. Find out more about the Regional Championships and Special Qualifiers at usatriathlon.org.

The 2014 USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships featured a field of nearly 3,100 athletes from all 50 states. The race has been held annually since 1983 and is part of USA Triathlon's Age Group National Championships weekend. Visit usatriathlon.org/agnc15oly for complete details on 2015 Olympic-Distance Nationals and to learn more about other qualification standards for the event.

2015 USA Triathlon Regional Championships

  • • Florida: St. Anthony's Triathlon (April 26, St. Petersburg, FL)
  • • Mid-Atlantic: Jamestown Triathlon (June 7, Williamsburg, VA)
  • • Mideast: Muncie June Sprint & Olympic (June 6, Muncie, IN)
  • • Midwest: Bluff Creek Olympic Triathlon (July 18, Boone, IA)
  • • Northeast: Challenge Quassy (June 6, Middlebury, CT)
  • • Pacific Northwest: Portland Triathlon (Sept. 20, Portland, OR) - Qualifier for 2016
  • • Rocky Mountain: Boulder Peak Triathlon (July 12, Boulder, CO)
  • • South Midwest: Tri Waco (July 26, Waco, TX)
  • • Southeast: Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon (June 28, Chattanooga, TN)
  • • Southwest: Auburn International Triathlon (May 17, Auburn, CA)

2015 USA Triathlon Special Qualifiers

  • • Mideast: Ohio State University's Ross Heart Hospital Triathlon (July 26, Columbus, OH)
  • • Rocky Mountain: Dino Triathlon (June 27, Vernal, UT)
Belinda Granger Joins the Challenge Family Team
1/28/2015 9:25:26 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

belinda-granger-challengeAs the Challenge Family portfolio of long distance triathlons continues to expand, the team delivering these world-class events increases.

Challenge Family today is pleased to announce the appointment Belinda Granger to the global team. Belinda will take on the recently created role as Pro Athlete Liaison and comes equipped with all the skills required to support the professional athletes across a number of platforms.

Belinda is one of the sport's most admired people on and off the race course and brings a wealth of knowledge about the industry and from a professional athlete's stand point.
"We are delighted to welcome Belinda to the team, she is a true champion in so many respects and will be a real asset to our team. Her core values reflect the Challenge Family's focus on athletes and its commitment to being the authentic, quality triathlon brand," said CEO Zibi Szlufcik.

"Anyone who knows Belinda will know her passion and energy for the sport and generosity in offering genuine help to professionals, age group athletes along with race directors and sponsors. This dedication has seen her endowed as a global ambassador for triathlon during her two decades of racing and remains one of the most popular athletes on the circuit."

This will be one the assets she brings to her new role - working with athletes in their race planning while ensuring the needs of each race are met and implementing a number of projects ensuring best practices are met.

"I am beyond excited about my new appointment as pro liaison for Challenge Family. I have had mixed emotions about retiring from professional racing but this new position makes it so much easier. In my eyes it is a dream role and one I know I can excel at. Having been a professional athlete for the past 15 years I have a great understanding of an athlete's needs. I have also been an avid supporter of the Challenge Series throughout my career and have always loved the support they give to all professional athletes. I cannot wait to get started," said Belinda.

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IRONMAN Announces IRONMAN 70.3 Durban Triathlon
1/27/2015 12:46:26 PM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

ironman 70.3 durbanIRONMAN is pleased to announce the addition of South Africa's second IRONMAN® 70.3® race, the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban triathlon. The inaugural race will be held on August 2, 2015.

Durban, located on South Africa's west coast in the KwaZulu-Natal province, is known for its warm, subtropical climate and world-famous surfing beaches with a unique cultural and urban diversity. Durban was recently named one of the New7Wonder Cities of the World, recognized for cultural, historical, environmental, economic and tourism strengths and/or potential.

Consisting of a 1.9-km swim, a 90.1-km bike and a 21.1-km run, the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban course will be set along Durban's Golden Mile with sun-kissed beaches, allowing athletes to cycle and run past the iconic Moses Mabhida stadium which was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

"We are very excited to announce IRONMAN 70.3 Durban. The popularity of triathlon in South Africa is on the rise - and athletes have long awaited the introduction of an additional race in the region. Durban is a great location that is also one of the original South African triathlon hotbeds, with the South African pioneers of the sport thriving in the 1980s. We are therefore delighted to offer the IRONMAN 70.3 experience to the people of Durban and to welcome our international athletes to the east coast city," said Keith Bowler, Managing Director for IRONMAN South Africa.

"IRONMAN has paved the way for long-distance triathlon in South Africa. The development of our races has been breathtaking and it reflects on the great work of our team as well as the power of our brand. We are excited to see that more and more international athletes choose to race in South Africa and that our South African athlete base has grown tremendously over the past decade. Today's announcement of the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban is another big step to provide many more athletes with an opportunity to experience the atmosphere and quality only an IRONMAN can offer," said Thomas Dieckhoff, CEO IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The 2015 Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban will have 30 qualifying slots to the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Professional athletes will compete at Durban for a total prize purse of $50,000 USD.

Registration for the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban will open on February 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. CET. More information about the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban can be found at www.ironman.com/durban70.3.
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Newly Updated Strength Training for Triathletes Book
1/27/2015 9:04:21 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

strength training bookStrength Training for Triathletes is the best-selling strength training program for triathlon. Newly updated with full-color photographs of every exercise, sample training plans, and helpful indexes, the new edition of Strength Training for Triathletes offers a comprehensive strength training program that will help triathletes build power, speed, and muscular endurance for faster racing over any event distance. The book will be available in early January in bookstores, triathlon shops, and online. Preview the book at www.velopress.com.

In Strength Training for Triathletes, certified USA Triathlon coach and NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year Patrick Hagerman, EdD, reveals a focused, triathlon-specific strength training program that will enable triathletes to push harder during training and on the racecourse when the effort is hardest. Triathletes who master this progressive strength training program will also become more resistant to injury, meaning fewer missed workouts.

Strength Training for Triathletes features 75 of the most effective strength training exercises for triathlon swimming, cycling, and running plus core strength and general conditioning. Full-color photographs illustrate each simple exercise, and exercises are grouped so athletes can focus on their own individual performance limiters. Hagerman simplifies the science underlying strength training, offering easy-to-follow guidelines on resistance and reps that will make triathletes stronger through every phase of the season.

New in this second edition are sample strength training programs for the most popular triathlon race distances and for each of triathlon's three sports, full-color photographs showing detailed body positions for each exercise, several new exercises, new indexes that specify body-weight exercises and weighted exercises, an exercise log template to track your goal weights, and a new index to improve usability.


Strength training often separates the top performers in triathlon from the middle of the pack. Even small improvements in muscle strength can add up to big race results. Strength Training for Triathletes makes it simple for triathletes of all levels to get stronger and race faster.

Table of Contents:

Part I: Strength Training Program Components
1 Strength Training versus Endurance Training
2 By the Numbers: Reps, Sets, Weight, and Rest
3 Progression Systems: How to Keep Moving Forward

Part I I: Program Preparation
4 Strength Training Tools and Equipment
5 Warm-Up, Cool-down, and Flexibility
6 Choosing Your Exercises and Order
7 Sample Training Programs

Part I I I: Exercises
8 Exercises for Core Conditioning
9 Upper-body Exercises for Swimming
10 Lower-body Exercises for Swimming
11 Upper-body Exercises for Cycling
12 Lower-body Exercises for Cycling
13 Upper-body Exercises for Running
14 Lower-body Exercises for Running

Strength Training for Triathletes, 2nd Ed.
The Complete Program to Build Triathlon Power, Speed, and Muscular Endurance
by Patrick Hagerman, Ed.D.
Paperback. Full-color interior with 174 photographs.
7" x 9", 232 pp., $21.95, 9781937715311

About Patrick Hageman
Dr. Patrick Hagerman, EdD, FNSCA, CSCS, NSCACPT, has established himself as an authority on the topic of strength training through his experience as a professor of exercise and sports science, a coach, and a personal trainer. Starting as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, Hagerman went on to coach for USA Weightlifting and USA Triathlon and to serve on the USA Triathlon Coaching Commission. Hagerman is a fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a past member of its board of directors, and a recipient of the 2002 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year award. Hagerman has written six other books on fitness and strength training, contributed to numerous textbooks, and published more than 30 articles on strength and conditioning. For over 25 years he has competed in triathlon, cycling, windsurfing, and adventure racing.

Workout Wednesday with Sandrine Benz
12:00:00 AM ITU News
As the winner of the 2014 Edmonton Grand Final sprint distance race in the women’s 30-34 category and having just missed the podium in the standard distance, Sandrine Benz knows a thing or two about what it takes to balance a job & training. Check out her tips. Name: Sandrine Benz Country: Switzerland Age group: 30 - 34 Profession: Teacher How did you get involved in triathlon? I got involved in cross-country running during my foreign exchange year in the U.S. at the age of 17. After three years of running, my knees were badly hurt and forced me to stop running. After having had surgery on both of my knees, the first thing I was allowed to do was swimming. Eager to finally get back in shape, I joined a swimming club and attended their practice three times a week. Six months later, the doctor recommended that I start building up some strength in my legs by cycling. Never really having cycled before, I bought a second-hand road bike and started riding it in addition to the swim practices. At the age of 22, I was finally allowed to start running again. The immense joy of running I used to know returned quickly. Not wanting to give up on swimming and cycling any more, I decided to give it a shot in triathlon. How often do you train? Pretty much every day, often two sessions per day (either swim and bike or swim and run). What motivates you to race? I love the atmosphere at international races and enjoy getting to know athletes from all edges of the world. Another motivation of mine is to find out where my physical limits really are and how far I can push them further. Have you encountered any training obstacles? How have you gotten over them? The biggest training obstacle which still bothers me sometimes is my health. Every once in a while I have to deal with some kind of a flu or an inflamed tendon which prevents me from training. In the meantime I have learned that my body is a very smart machine and always has a reason when it forces me to rest. After having made the experience of having great races after a week of rest due to illness or injury, I have gained more confidence in the intelligence of my body. Compared to earlier days, today I stay relaxed in these unwelcome moments and trust my body that it’ll be back to full strength on race day. It works What tips do you have for balancing relationships, work and training? Associate yourself with people who also do triathlon. This enables you to meet friends / take care of your relationship...
Casado receives TBI’s Ron Smith award
12:00:00 AM ITU News
ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado was yesterday recognized as an instrumental leader in the triathlon community when she was awarded the Ron Smith award during the Triathlon Business International annual industry conference. “I’m incredibly honoured to receive this award, and to be held in the same esteem as previous recipients,” said Casado. “To be thought of as someone who is working to move our great sport in the right direction is very rewarding. It is an award I take to heart, and one that I will work diligently to uphold.” The Ron Smith award, named for one of triathlon’s earliest pioneers and mentors, recognizes a man or woman who best demonstrates a combination of strong moral character and professionalism in the sport of triathlon and as an individual, and is a role model in the sport who positively promotes and influences the sport, inspiring the future path for triathlon. Several other accolades were given to members of the triathlon community during the awards ceremony, including the announcement of top retailers, most innovative triathlon produce, top triathlon highlights, best events, best triathlon article, and best triathlon photograph. Click here to learn more about TBI
Mexico & US triumph at Havana Continental Cup
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Rodrigo Gonzalez of Mexico and Renee Tomlin of the USA dominated the 2015 ITU Continental Cup in Havana, which also served as the 2015 Iberoamerican Championships. Tomlin proved to be the strongest in the 5km run to claim her first victory of the season as she completed the sprint distance in 1:04:22 hours. Fellow American Kirsten Kasper was her closest at the finish line, 12 seconds adrift, followed by Spain’s Tamara Gomez Garrido (1:04:53). “I am excited with the victory, and it sets the tone for 2015. This is a really special event, not just for triathlon but in general between Cuba and the United States, just to enhance neighbourly relations. The timing is so perfect for us to come over. It means a lot,” said a smiling Tomlin. “For me starting the journey here in Cuba was very special. I couldn’t ask for a better start of the 2015 season. More than the time, it was about the experience racing in Cuba. The flat course helped me test my race tactics and the weather held off,” she added. Challenging a pouring rain that started to fall in the second half of the bike, Rodrigo Gonzalez found an extra gear to take the title in 57:48, ahead of Italy’s Daniel Hofer (58:21) and Ireland’s Bryan Keane (58:25). Cuba’s Michel Gonzalez finished fourth. “I did not have great expectations coming into this competition considering my current form. The weather was a factor, especially with the heavy rain in the run. But overall, I enjoyed the experience and I hope to come back,” Mexico’s Gonzalez commented. The elite race, which drew athletes from 14 countries, also served as the 2015 Iberoamerican Champions. The first ITU race in Cuba since 2006 was also special with the presence of 27 athletes from the USA, both in the elite and age-group categories. “It is tremendous. We are really excited. To speak to each one of our athletes this morning, you just saw on their faces their smiles, that it was really about the experience. It is great to see Renee and Kristen finish one-two, but I think even they were talking more about their experiences around town, meeting people. It is really wonderful for everyone,” said Barry Siff, president of the USA Triathlon Federation. One month after US President Barack Obama’s announcement to re-establish relations with Cuba, the 27-athlete US delegation became the first US triathletes to race on the neighbouring island since the 1998 Pan American Triathlon Championships. The 2015 Havana International...
ITU joins IOC in fight against illegal betting
12:00:00 AM ITU News
ITU has reasserted its commitment to fighting illegal betting, match-fixing and corruption in sport by signing up to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)‘s Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence-sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable ITU and its members/national federations to access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event owners and the major sports betting entities. The objectives set out by the IOC through the implementation of IBIS are three-fold: 1. To safeguard sports from the threat connected to illegal sports betting 2. To support international federations and multi-sport event organisers with intelligence and information exchange 3. To create a framework for transparency, confidentiality and trust across all users IOC Member and ITU President Marisol Casado, said: “ITU is very pleased to join the IOC’s proactive initiative to curtail betting in sports, which is vital to ensuring athletes have the opportunity to compete in clean environments.” ITU joins the seven Olympic winter sports federations and a growing number of Olympic summer sports federations (e.g. FIBA, IRB, ITF, UCI, FIVB, BWF, AIBA) which have already joined IBIS in view of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016. IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell said: “The IOC applauds ITU for signing up to the IOC’s initiative for clean competitions – the ‘Integrity Betting Intelligence System’ (IBIS). IBIS will be in place not only for the triathlon competitions at the Olympic and Youth Olympic Games, but also for ITU’s major competitions.” He added: “IBIS was successfully in operation for the first time during the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi with all Olympic Winter IFs taking part in the project. The objective is now to integrate all Olympic Summer IFs in the run-up to the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio.” ITU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the IOC and implementation of the system will go into effect on 1 February ahead of the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series, which kicks off in Abu Dhabi on 6 March.
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