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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
    a year ago
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    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?
    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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Israman 2015 Race Review
2/9/2015 10:20:51 AM Everyman Tri
Israman takes place in Eilat, Israel, the furthest southern point in Israel. Located on the Red Sea, it is home to some of the best diving in the world. It is also known for its tax free shopping zone and...
Israman Chronicles: Day 7- Tel Aviv and Jaffa
2/5/2015 9:26:05 AM Everyman Tri
Founded in 1909, Tel Aviv is a modern city of 3.5 million, roughly half of Israel’s population. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, it sports modern architecture and a lively youthful atmosphere. New residential and commercial towers are being constructed everywhere,...
Israman Chronicles: Day 6- Eilat to Tel Aviv
2/1/2015 11:24:05 AM Everyman Tri
This morning I woke a nd took a jog to the border of Jordan. Its port city, Aqaba, is adjacent to Eilat and serves as a vacation sport for Jordanians and other mid-Eastern countries. Just south of Aqaba is Saudi...
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...
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
 

Omission Brewing Sponsoring All IRONMAN 70.3's in US
4/3/2015 11:06:55 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

Gluten-removed beer to fuel celebrations at IRONMAN 70.3 competitions

omission-beer.pngTrain Hard. Play Hard. Omission Brewing Company today announced a partnership with IRONMAN as the official gluten-free beer sponsor for all IRONMAN® 70.3® competitions in the U.S. IRONMAN is considered the most prestigious event series in the sport of triathlon. With many IRONMAN athletes living a gluten-free lifestyle, Omission will be there to help them celebrate their personal records and toast the top competitors.

"IRONMAN athletes are among the strongest and fittest in the world, and endure intense training and restricted diets," said Casey Armstrong, Omission Brand Manager. "Our beer is brewed with traditional beer ingredients, specially crafted to remove gluten, giving athletes the ability to celebrate their incredible achievements with a great-tasting beer that fits their healthy and active lifestyles. As the leading innovative beer in the gluten-free category, it only makes sense that we would support the leading athletes in their craft. We can't wait to be a part of the activities."

As an official sponsor, Omission will offer sampling tents at the IRONMAN Expo Village at five IRONMAN 70.3 events, including IRONMAN 70.3 California, IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe, IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder, IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Stevens and IRONMAN 70.3 Austin. Attendees will be able to taste samples of three gluten-removed craft beers: Omission Lager, Omission Pale Ale, and Omission IPA.

Omission beers are brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing in Portland, Ore., using an innovative brewing program to ensure that gluten levels in every batch measure well below the widely accepted CODEX gluten-free standard of 20 parts per million (ppm) for food and beverages. Every batch of Omission beer is tested by the brewery and by an independent lab, and all test results are available to consumers at www.omissiontests.com. Fan stories of when they first discovered Omission beers, or what they like to call their "O" Moments, are available at www.omissionbeer.com/o-moments.

About Omission Brewing Company
Omission Brewing Company is a new brand of craft beers introduced in 2012 by Craft Brew Alliance in Portland, Ore. Omission is the first craft beer brand in the U.S. focused exclusively on brewing great-tasting beers with traditional beer ingredients, including malted barley, that are specially crafted to remove gluten. Each batch of Omission Beer is tested independently using the R5 competitive ELISA test to ensure that it contains gluten levels below the CODEX gluten-free standard of 20ppm or less. Omission produces three gluten-removed craft beers: Omission Lager, Omission Pale Ale and Omission IPA. Drinking is believing. www.omissionbeer.com
 

Jorgensen & Brownlee Win ITU World Triathlon Auckland
3/29/2015 12:36:34 PM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

itu-nzl-jorgensen-15.jpgAmerica's Gwen Jorgensen and Great Britian's Jonathan Brownlee finally get a win in New Zealand at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series in Auckland . The win gives Jorgensen gets her 10th WTS victory.

Jorgensen emerged from the water with a 40-second deficit but her effort on the early laps catapulted her into the lead group and she was able to remain their for the entire 40km --giving her the time to push ahead early in her signature strong run. Crossing the finish-line at 2:09:04 with a lead of over 90 seconds, she earned her second gold of the year and granted her the rights to an early perfect 2015 WTS season.

"I really wanted to be with the leaders in T2 so I am really happy that I was able to do that. I was able to execute with my run today but my main goal is to keep with front pack during the bike," said Jorgensen.

Mile temperatures and sunny conditions saw a group of about nine, which was headed by Jessica Learmonth (GBR) and Carolina Routier (ESP), lead out of the swim with a healthy gap between them and the chase group for the entirety of the 1500-metre swim.
After the first transition, a strong lead group was led by Lucy Hall (GBR) and Sarah True (USA) for the first couple of laps of the bike. But entering into the third lap, a huge push from the chase caused the frontrunners to turn 21-deep. The pack managed to drop half the group, dwindling down to 11 women that included Jorgensen, True, Lisa Norden (SWE), Andrea Hewitt (NZL) and Vendula Frintova (CZE).

Norden executed a strong performance on the bike as she brought herself back from a forty-second deficit from the water to be the leader on the bike for five out of the eight-laps. However she was forced to pull herself out of the race once she hit the run portion with confirmed Achilles trouble.

On the pavement, the three podium positions were determined early with Jorgensen, Zaferes and Hewitt when the trio broke away. While Jorgensen took off on her trademark run, fellow teammate Zaferes was able to hold onto a consistent run to land her the second-place finish.

Also mirroring that first WTS race earlier in the year, fellow American Katie Zaferes was able to take home the silver medal with a time of 2:10:42.

2015 ITU World Triathlon Auckland Results:
Auckland, New Zealand - March 29, 2015

Elite Men Results Time
Place
Elite Women Results Time
Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) 1:55:26
1
Gwen Jorgensen (USA) 2:09:04
Javier Gomez Noya (ESP) 1:55:41
2
Katie Zaferes (USA) 2:10:42
Pierre Le Corre (FRA) 1:55:52
3
Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 2:10:58
Fernando Alarza (ESP) 1:56:48
4
Vendula Frintova (CZE) 2:11:23
Ryan Bailie (AUS) 1:56:53
5
Lisa Perterer (AUT) 2:11:40
Henri Schoeman (RSA) 1:57:03
6
Emma Moffatt (AUS) 2:11:43
Richard Varga (SVK) 1:57:07
7
Yuka Sato (JPN) 2:12:02
Crisanto Grajales (MEX) 1:57:17
8
Sarah True (USA) 2:12:22
Ben Kanute (USA) 1:57:20
9
Sarah-Anne Brault (CAN) 2:12:35
Tony Dodds (NZL) 1:57:39
10
Simone Ackermann (NZL) 2:12:57
     

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Following a less than perfect start to his 2015 season, Brownlee turned in a master-class performance over the tough, hilly course made even more difficult in the wet conditions to beat out the reigning WTS Auckland champion Javier Gomez Noya (ESP), who took the second-podium spot. For Frenchman Pierre Le Corre (FRA) it was a career best result of bronze.

In the lead pack the entire race, Brownlee proved his gold-medal worth once foot hit the pavement and he secured a healthy gap that brought him into the finish-line first. Adding a 10-second lead after each of the lap on the 10-kilometre run, he took home the top podium position with a time of 1:55:26.

"It was great to win today, first World Series event that I have won in a while. In Abu Dhabi I made a lot of mistakes and I have been beating myself up about it over the last three weeks and training hard because I did not want to do it again," said Brownlee. "I felt good, I really enjoyed it today and I am pleased to win."

It was no surprise to see the familiar sight of Richard Varga (SVK) at the front of the swim pack and first out of the water, after which a lead group formed crossing through the first transition that remained a tight pack until the end of the bike.

With the leaders becoming interchangeable, a 15-man lead group held a united front and stayed uninterrupted for all eight laps of the bike, including Brownlee, Thomas Bishop (GBR), Varga, Gomez, Henri Schoeman (RSA) and Pierre Le Corre (FRA). The chase group, which housed New Zealand's own Ryan Sissons (NZL) and the WTS Abu Dhabi gold medallist Mario Mola (ESP) could not close the gap and stayed behind by over 30 seconds.

Spain's Gomez returned to form after his 6th-place finish in Abu Dhabi and earned himself a podium position. Despite not being able to match Brownlee's furious pace, in the final lap he broke away from Le Corre to take silver. This is the first time in the four outstanding appearances in Auckland that Gomez has not placed first.

"Jonathan was just really strong today. I have been through a pretty tough time lately, I got sick right before Abu Dhabi and between that race and today I was taking a strain too so I am really happy with second place. Obviously I would have loved to win but I performed the best I could," said Gomez.

Source: ITU
Photo credits: Delly Carr
 

What we learned at #WTSGoldCoast
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Columbia Threadneedle Rankings Report
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Welcome to the first Columbia Threadneedle Rankings Report, a new series initiated by Columbia Threadneedle Investments which will be posted after each ITU World Triathlon Series event. The Report will review the Columbia Threadneedle Rankings and results to identify trends and spot interesting statistics and stories as the 2015 season develops. Women’s Review The 2015 season continues to be dominated by Team USA. A podium sweep on the Gold Coast from Gwen Jorgensen, Sarah True and Katie Zaferes represents only the second time in WTS history that one country has filled all of the podium spots in one race. World Triathlon Hamburg 2011 and the famous ‘three Emma’s’ – Snowsill, Jackson and Moffatt for Australia – was the only previous single country podium domination. Of the nine WTS podium medals presented so far from the three races in 2015, the U.S. women have now earned seven, taking their medal haul since 2009 to 23. That domination is reflected in the Columbia Threadneedle Rankings after Gold Coast, with four U.S. women in the top ten positions. The contrast with the U.S. men is quite stark, with Jarrod Shoemaker’s 2009 World Triathlon Hamburg gold being their only medal to date. It was also a good day on the Gold Coast for the Dutch. Rachel Klamer (sixth) moved up 17 places in the Rankings to 14th, while Maaike Caelers (tenth) moved up 13 places to 20th, both having their best results of 2015 to date. While, predictably, Gwen Jorgensen had the fastest run of the day, Caelers also had a great day on the run course. Her 34:01 split was more than 30 seconds faster than anyone other than Gwen and allowed her to gain 17 places over 10km, having left T2 in 27th position. Caelers is definitely one to watch as the season progresses. The biggest move up the Rankings after the Gold Coast was from Japan’s Juri Ide. A rapid progression of 52nd / 31st / 11th place-finishes has moved her up from 45th to 24th after three races. Ide has earned three bronze medals in her WTS career to date, so expect her to continue to improve as the season develops. Another athlete in form is Ireland’s Aileen Reid. Like Ide, she has improved in every race (24th / 15th / 7th) and is now ranked 10th ahead of the next event in Cape Town. With three previous WTS podium finishes on her CV, Reid certainly has the pedigree to move further up the rankings as the season progresses. Finally, Flora Duffy continues to impress. After securing Bermuda’s first ever WTS...
Jonathan Brownlee wins back to back WTS titles
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Jonathan Brownlee returned to the top of the podium with a convincing victory on Saturday at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast, delivering him back to back wins in the series. He was the master, rallying the lead group on the bike to set himself up with the winning break he needed, stopping the clock at 1:46:53 and earning his tenth WTS win. It was the first time winning Yokohama and Madrid back in 2013 that Brownlee had won consecutive WTS races. “At the start of the season I had an awful race, it was a little bit of a shock really because I got a lot of things wrong so I knew I did not want to make those mistakes again. Today it started really well, had a great start in the swim, had to get around a few people to get on Richard Varga’s feet and then we had a gap, I saw the four of us and knew I just had to ride aggressive and on tempo,” said Brownlee. “ On my run I knew that if I could be steady and get them behind me by thirty then it was going to take a great run to catch me but luckily they didn’t.” In almost a repeat of the 2009 ITU Junior Men’s World Championship race, exp:tag_this}Mario Mola{/exp:tag_this} claimed silver with the fastest run split (29:44). In 2009, Mola beat Brownlee to take the junior men’s world championship title. Spain’s Javier Gomez rounded out the podium, and in a great day for the men’s Spanish team, Vicente Hernandez came in fourth. Under partly cloudy skies but temperate conditions, two-laps of a 1.5km swim was led out by the familiar figure of Richard Varga (SVK). Right on his heels was Brownlee, once onto the bike he established his role as the conductor, pushing the group of four that also included Igor Polyanskiy and Dmitry Polyanskiy (RUS) to make sure they worked together and kept the pace high for the majority of the eight-lap technical course.  They continued to extend their lead from the chase group that contained all the big names Javier Gomez, Mario Mola, Richard Murray but at the start of the six lap Igor Plyanskiy crashed going into a corner reducing the lead group to three. The second and third chase groups merged and set about reducing the one minute gap. Murray, Benjamin Shaw (IRL), Brendan Sexton (AUS), Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) Ben Kanute (USA), Gomez and Ryan Bailie (AUS) all contributed to the effort and at the final change the gap was down to a 21-second deficit and applying some pressure to the three up front. Brownlee was the first to clear out and the first...
Jorgensen makes ITU history with Gold Coast win
12:00:00 AM ITU News
An uncontested run to the finish line saw Gwen Jorgensen (USA) grab another slice ITU history as she claimed her eighth consecutive WTS victory on Saturday at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast. The victory marked the longest-running WTS streak of any elite woman since the inception of the series. Joining her on the podium were fellow Americans Sarah True claiming silver and Katie Zaferes bronze in a USA cleansweep that has not happened since the Australian’s Emma Moffat, Emma Snowsill and Emma Jackson achieved it at the WTS Hamburg in 2011. “I don’t think you ever have a perfect race but I was certainly thrilled to come out of the water and be in the front pack right away. I mean one, two, three for Team USA, I don’t think you can get any better standing on the podium and looking over and seeing the other two girls and hearing the national anthem, we could not ask for anything more,” said Jorgensen. “I look back and some of the triathlon legends and it doesn’t seem like I am at that level at all because I just try to come in here and do my best.” Jorgensen wore the number two today after the number one spot was left unoccupied in a fitting tribute to the late Jackie Fairweather, who passed away in 2014. The golden bike rack was also left open to salute the spectacular Fairweather who was a dominating and well-celebrated name in the sport of triathlon. Under golden skies and in ideal conditions did little to break up the women on the two lap swim but a quick transition saw a tight-knit lead group of eight form at the front of the flat and very technical 40-kilometre bike course. The tough course caused some early casualty’s including Australian Natalie van Coevorden forced to withdraw. The front group included Lucy Hall (GBR), Flora Duffy (BER), Jorgensen, Zaferes, True, Rebecca Clarke (NZL), Pamella Oliveira (BRA) and Jessica Learmonth (GBR). A large chase group, led interchangeably by Andrea Hewitt (NZL) and Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle and Emma Moffatt remained at a distance of about a one-minute deficit from the leaders entering into the second transition. Jorgensen held her own in the swim remaining in touch and with the lead group heading back into into transition right behind Jessica Learmonth (GRB) who led out. Her swim and bike skills continue to improve which is not good news for her competitors. Jorgensen played an active part in the front group with Duffy and True also driving the bunch that worked effectively...
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