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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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Video: Watch the Final Magic Hour of the first Ironman Boulder in stunning 4K Video
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Review: The Hatfield Strapworth is expensive but worth considering for PF relief
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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
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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...
Review: Power Crunch Bars tic almost all of the boxes for active triathletes
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ITU Unveils 2015 World Triathlon Series Schedule
9/12/2014 9:45:58 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site


On the back of the successful conclusion to the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series, ITU is pleased to confirm the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar. For the first time, the 2015 Series will touch down in at least nine cities across five continents, and includes a variety of new and familiar sites.

"We have an incredibly exciting season lined up for 2015," said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. "As we continue to evolve the sport of triathlon, the Series will be showcased in more countries than ever before and in regions of the world that are not regularly exposed to triathlon."

2015 ITU World Triathlon Series
March 28-29 Auckland, New Zealand
April 11-12 Gold Coast, Australia
April 25-26 Cape Town, South Africa
May 16-17 Yokohama, Japan
Dates TBC London, Great Britain
July 18-19 Hamburg, Germany
August 22-23 Stockholm, Sweden
September 5-6 Edmonton, AB, Canada
September 15-20 Grand Final - Chicago, IL, USA

A possible tenth city could also be added to the calendar later in the year.

ituwtslogo.jpgAuckland returns as a longtime event organizer of the Series, while the Gold Coast will appear for the first time since the Series' inception in 2009.

After debuting on the calendar this year, Cape Town is slated to return for its sophomore appearance on the Series. Seasoned stops on the tour, Yokohama, London, Hamburg and Stockholm, will again offer top-notch racing.

After serving as this year's Grand Final host, Edmonton will serves as the penultimate stop on the Series schedule before Chicago closes out the year on September 15-20.

The final World Triathlon Series ranking score will continue to be obtained by adding the points gained in the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final plus the five best scores in the ITU World Triathlon Series events.

For more information on the triathlon series visit: ITU World Triathlon Series
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Top International Field for 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
9/3/2014 7:56:10 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

Over 80 countries represented in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada for
IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on September 7th

2014 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship

Nearly 2,500 of the world's top athletes will converge on September 7 in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada to compete in the 2014 Subaru IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship. The oldest participant, Bob Scott, an 83 year-old man from Naperville, Illinois and the youngest, Emma Langley, an 18 year-old female from Cos Cob, Connecticut are among the competitors hailing from 87 different countries in hopes of winning an age-group World Championship title.

The 2014 field of athletes, will tackle a 1.2-mile swim in Tremblant Lake, followed by a 56-mile bicycle ride through the Laurentian Mountains and finally a 13.1-mile run that finishes in the Tremblant resorts pedestrian village, all done within eight and half hours. In order to qualify for the World Championship athletes earned slots at IRONMAN 70.3 events held worldwide.

"It is an exciting time of year as we bring our IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship outside of the United States for the first time. Mont-Tremblant has been an incredible host for races in the past and we know it will provide the perfect setting for the accomplishment of nearly 2,500 elite athletes," said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN. "With over 120,000 athletes striving every year to be among the top athletes to compete, it is a testament to the growth of the sport since the IRONMAN 70.3 Series was introduced in 2006. We wish every athlete from all walks of life the best of luck as they accomplish their goals and chase a World Championship."

While athletes of all ages have qualified to compete in the World Championship, the average age of 2014 male registrants is 41 and the average age of female registrants is 40, defying commonly held notions about peak physical performance.

The ages of IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship athletes are almost as varied as their countries of origin. The United States is the most represented with 975 registered competitors, accounting for over 38 percent of entrants this year.

In all, athletes from 49 states are represented, with the greatest number coming from California (140), Texas (97), Colorado (78), New York (69) and Florida (59).

The host nation, Canada has the second-most athletes competing with 403, followed by Australia (253), France (94), United Kingdom (92) and Brazil (77).

Additional historical facts and stats on the field competing in the 2014 Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec:

  • • 66 percent of participants (1,668 athletes) are male
  • • 34 percent of participants (861 athletes) are female
  • • 29 percent of Mont-Tremblant participants have completed 10 or more IRONMAN 70. 3 events
  • • 86 race participants (51 males, 35 females), or nearly 4 percent of the total field, are professional athletes
  • • Since the series began in 2006, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship has been controlled by Australia (five champions), Germany (four champions) and Great Britain (three champions). The United States has had two winners with Canada and New Zealand each having one winner.
  • • Germany has been dominant in the men's field, claiming four men's IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, with Sebastian Kienle winning the past two races and Michael Raelert winning in 2009 and 2010.
  • • The women's field has seen a winner from Australia or Great Britain since 2009, including two-time world champion Melissa Hauschildt who won in 2011 and 2013. Each country has had three winners.
  • • Nearly 2,000 volunteers will help make the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship a success
  • • More than 120,000 registered athletes compete in IRONMAN 70.3 races each year, representing over 180 countries

Last year's IRONMAN 70.3 World Champions, Sebastian Kienle (GER) and Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) will return for this year's race, along with the 2010 women's champion Jodie Swallow (GBR) and 2008 men's champion Terenzo Bozzone (NZL). In addition, BMX and X-Games legend Dave Mirra will give his best effort for an age-group world championship after qualifying with a fourth-place finish in his age-group at the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 70.3 Texas triathlon.

The 2014 Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship can be viewed race day on www.ironman.com and features a live blog with comprehensive coverage and an athlete tracker with live stream fixed cameras.

In addition the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be telecast at a later date on NBC Sports Network in the United States and on Sportsnet in Canada.

Challenge Bahrain Announces Star-Studded Pro Field
8/21/2014 8:54:32 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

challenge bahrainChallenge Bahrain has announced its pro field to date and confirmed the start line on 6 December will be one of the most impressive ever seen over the half distance.

Hundreds of age group athletes will race along side the biggest names in triathlon on one of the fastest and most diverse course on the international circuit - high-tech architecture, 5,000 year-old culture, F1 racing and indigenous wildlife all make up the unique 113km course.

The battle for the world's largest prize purse over the half distance of $500,000 has attracted the best of the best in long distance racing, as well as lured some well-known individuals over from short course racing, making their long distance debut.

No less than nine former and current world champions - Pete Jacobs (AUS), Mirinda Carfrae (AUS), Chris McCormack (AUS), Leanda Cave (GBR), Terenzo Bozzone (NZL), Eneko Llanos (ESP), Julie Dibens (GBR), Catriona Morrisson (GBR) - four Olympic medallists including Jan Frodeno (GER), Bevan Docherty (NZL), Lisa Norden (SWE) - and two Commonwealth Games gold medalists including Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) will line up on the shores of Bahrain Bay on 6 December.

World-class athletes making their long course debut include this year's Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jodie Stimpson (GBR), current Xterra World Champion Nicky Samuels (NZL) and Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham (AUS).

"We are honored to host each and every professional triathlete to the Kingdom of Bahrain to participate in Challenge Bahrain, an event we are holding very dear in our hearts," said Dr Saqer Al Khalifa, president of the Bahrain Triathlon Association. "Having such a great lineup will most certainly bring us closer to our goals, to raise awareness of the importance and significance of having sports become an integral part of a person's life in all global societies."

"A field of this calibre is going to ensure Challenge Bahrain is one of the most memorable races of the year - and it's open to everyone!" said Zibi Szlufcik, Challenge Family CEO. "Age groupers will race along side the greatest and most inspirational athletes in our sport. Triathlon is the only sport on the planet where everyday people like you and me, regardless of ability, can share the course with the world's best and Challenge Bahrain is the ultimate showcase of what makes this sport great along with its definition of quality leadership and warm welcome to all."

The professional athletes confirmed to date for Challenge Bahrain are as follows:

Men Women
Pete Jacobs (AUS)
Dirk Bockel (LUX)
Sebastian Kienle (GER)
Tim Berkel (AUS)
Terenzo Bozzone (NZL)
Timo Bracht (GER)
Tyler Butterfield (USA)
Frederik Croneborg (SWE)
James Cunnama (RSA)
Bevan Docherty (NZL)
Tim Don (USA)
Michael Dreitz (GER)
Jan Frodeno (GER)
Nils Frommhold (GER)
Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS)
Eneko Llanos (ESP)
Chris McCormack (AUS)
Luke McKenzie (AUS)
Dylan McNeice (NZL)
Tim O'Donnell (USA)
Rasmus Petreaus (DEN)
Michael Raelert (GER).
Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)
Rachel Joyce (GBR)
Caroline Steffen (SUI)
Nikki Butterfield (USA)
Leanda Cave (GBR)
Erin Densham (AUS)
Mary Beth Ellis (USA)
Helle Frederikson (DEN)
Lucy Gossage (GBR)
Sarah Haskins (USA)
Heather Jackson (USA)
Rebekah Keat (AUS)
Meredith Kessler (USA)
Carrie Lester (AUS)
Annabel Luxford (AUS)
Michelle Vesterby (DEN)
Radka Vodickova (CZE)
Laurel Wassner (USA)
Lisa Norden (SWE)
Catriona Morrisson (GBR)
Julie Dibens (GBR)
Jodie Stimpson (GBR)
Nicky Samuels (NZL)
Erin Densham (AUS)

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New USA Triathlon Visa Rewards Credit Card Available
8/11/2014 11:12:41 PM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

usa triathlon visa cardUSA Triathlon and Commerce Bank have come together to offer the USA Triathlon members a Visa rewards credit card.

Triathletes who become a cardholders can redeem points for thousands of items including cash back as statement credits, gift cards, merchandise, or travel. Additional features include select perks such as special offers on travel, fine wine and food, sports and entertainment.

The USA Triathlon Visa Rewards credit card features a flexible rewards program with thousands of rewards options and Visa Signature level benefits.

  • • Signature Rewards! High point values and unlimited earnings
  • • No annual fee
  • • Low introductory rate
  • • Visa Signature Benefits, including Concierge!
  • • Valuable offers from the USA Triathlon - exclusively for USA Triathlon Visa Rewards cardholders
  • • Your USAT Membership ID embossed on your card!

You can now get the card that rewards you, and show your support for USA Triathlon every time you make a purchase!

"We are excited to enter into a relationship with USA Triathlon and to offer their members a customized credit card as way to show their support for the organization and enthusiasm for one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. Olympic movement," said Chad Doza, Senior Vice President of Consumer Credit Card. "We are committed to providing payment solutions to businesses and organizations in our communities and we look forward to a rewarding partnership with USA TRIATHLON."

Speaking of the new card product, Chuck Menke, USA Triathlon Chief Marketing Officer, said , "We are pleased to partner with Commerce Bank and expand our annual membership benefits to include a USA Triathlon Visa Signature Rewards Card option. With Commerce Bank as our official affinity card provider, our members will now receive exclusive value through reward points and other special offers, while showing their pride in USA Triathlon every time they make a purchase."

The card will be available through the Commerce Bank website at www.commercebank.com/triathlon as well USA Triathlon's website at www.usatriathlonriathlon.org. The USA Triathlon Visa card is accepted anywhere Visa cards are accepted.

Pedersen wins first world title in Weihai
12:00:00 AM ITU News
In the comeback story of the year, Camilla Pedersen (DEN) clenched her first world title at the Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in Weihai, China. “It is one year since my bad accident. I have come back and I am speechless,” said Pedersen, who crashed on her bike nearly a year ago and was required to be in an induced coma for the better part of a month. At the time it was unclear if Pedersen would survive, much less compete ever again. Short course triathlon stars Andrea Hewitt (NZL) and Laura Bennett (USA) got the day started with the fastest swims of the day. Together the ladies left the water with more than two minutes over Pedersen and the field. However, like the men’s race, it was the bike that would decide the podium. As a strong cyclist, Pedersen clocked the fastest split of the day to move from the lead of the chase to the leader of the race. With a time three minutes faster than anybody else, Pedersen ran towards the finish line clear of the competition. Despite her healthy lead, Pederson never let up, crossing the line with the fastest time of the day and the second fastest run split. The win ended both a rollercoaster year and a streak of second-place finishes at the championship race. Although Kaisa Lehtonen (FIN) was more than four minutes down out of the swim, she also took charge of the bike to move into silver medal position. Lehtonen held onto her position with the fastest run of the day to win her first medal at her first appearance at the championship event. Hewitt, who also tried her hand at the longer distance for the first time, was well positioned for gold or silver but a crash caused the Kiwi to fall behind. However, she managed to hang tough in the race and rounded out the top three.
France sweeps men’s long distance medals
12:00:00 AM ITU News
France swept the men’s Long Distance World Championships in Weihai with Bertrand Billard retaining his title as the fastest man across the 4km swim, 120km bike, 30km run course. Compatriots Sylvain Sudrie and Viennot Cyril joined him on the podium. “The organisation (of the race) is perfect,” Billard said. “I would like to thank the French Team, my family and my partners.” Sudrie, who hadn’t made a World Championship podium since 2011, positioned himself at the front of the pack on the swim alongside Rasmus Petraeus (DEN) and Denis Vasiliev (RUS) while Billard and Greg Bennett (USA) sat in the middle of the field more than a minute back. But with 150km left to cover, the time gap proved no trouble for Billard. Indeed it was the three-lap bike that changed the race and saw the eventual medallists all but tie up their medals as the only athletes to split the discipline under three hours. Billard was brilliant on the bike, blowing past the nine men that were ahead of him on the swim. Despite his strong cycle, he showed no signs of slowing down on the four-lap run. With the fifth-fastest run split of the day, Billard retained his crown in a time of five hours, nine minutes and nine seconds. While Sudrie couldn’t keep pace with his teammate, the advantage he had on the swim and bike was more than enough to hold off Cyril and company in a time of 5:11:50. Cyril, who got to T1 nearly six minutes after the leaders with pre-race favourite Craig Alexander (AUS), made up major ground on the bike to put himself back in the race. Cyril finished off the day with a solid run that clenched the final top spot in 5:15:34. 
Jenson Button V The Brownlee Brothers
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Check out this great video of Jenson Button and the Brownlee brothers testing their limits in the GSK Human Performance Lab. Formula 1 meets triathlon. Very cool.
Athletes talk long distance triathlon
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Ahead of the pinnacle of the ITU long distance triathlon season in Weihai, China, athletes answer questions from journalists at the World Championships. Q. Have you ever come to Weihai to join in the Triathlon races? A. Craig Alexander: “This is my first time to China and Weihai, it is a beautiful city, very pretty, and the course is a challenge. It will test all the athletes, and it will be a great event. Q. We noticed that this morning the organising committee arranged for you a course familiarisation? What do you of the race course in Weihai? A. Greg Bennett: “The course is very challenging, very tough, very exciting, very humid. Athletes will know we have done a hard race. It is very tough.” Q. You have raced many times in China, will this be one of your best and successful competition? A. Laura Bennett: “The environment in Weihai is essential to us in our competition and riding along the coast, I am very excited to be competing here. This is my 6th competition in China, and I had the opportunity to race in the Beijing Olympics, probably one of my best experiences. So I have fond memories of China, and I want to better my position this time. Q. Do you have confidence for the gold medal for the Championships this year? A. Ewa Bugdol: “I don’t think I am the race favourite, but I wish to finish in the top 3.”
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