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  • April 10

  • Natalie TriFlorida/Sommer Sports Events What tips would you give a first timer for a Sprint Triathlon?
    about 3 years ago
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    about 3 years ago
  • Natalie Signed up for the Sprint Triathlon on May 11. First one ever.
    about 3 years ago
  • December 11

  • Slowesttwitch created the group Discount - Corerecoverysuit
    about 3 years ago
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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?
    about 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
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Review: Ironman Boulder Triathlon gets an A Grade
12/29/2015 2:34:14 PM Everyman Tri
August 2nd, 2015, brought in the second edition of the Ironman Boulder triathlon in Boulder, Colorado. The event hosts nearly 3,000 triathletes over a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride followed by a marathon, a 26.2 mile run. Many...
Review: The Legends Free State Triathlon gets an A grade
7/12/2015 5:59:08 PM Everyman Tri
June 7th, 2015, ushered in the inaugural Legends Free State Triathlon at Clinton Lake in Lawrence, KS. The event boasted a sprint distance, olympic distance, half distance and a 100 mile distance triathlon all on the same day at the...
How to Eat Like An Olympian: Top Recipes for Making Your Own Gels
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What's the best tip to perform like an Olympic Swimmer, Cyclist or Runner? The answer is to eat like an Olympian. In this Episode Joanna and Brandon show you how to eat like an Olympian by sharing their recipe showing...
Review: The ASICS 33-M Running Shoe is built to withstand serious punishment
5/5/2015 5:36:55 PM Everyman Tri
There’s so many ways to go when runners and triathletes are looking for shoes. I’ve tested several makes and models for which many manufacturers produce to address every category came up, and some that have never been thought of until...
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
 

ITU opens bidding for 2017 World Paratriathlon Events
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has opened bidding for the 2017 ITU World Paratriathlon Events (WPE) and ITU World Paratriathlon World Cup (WPWC) to all National Federations and cities interested in hosting the premier races. Following the successful debut of paratriathlon’s at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, ITU offer elite competition for paratriathletes of all sport classes at World Paratriathlon Events and World Paratriathlon World Cups around the world. Paratriathletes gain points at each race to qualify for berths to the World Championships, which in 2017 will be held in conjunction with the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Rotterdam. Both events will be held on every continent, at least one race each, and can be combined with a World Triathlon Series or World Cup event or ran independently. Cities interested in hosting a World Paratriathlon Event or a World Paratriathlon World Cup must submit bid documents in conjunction with their respective National Federations before October 21. Click here for event bid conditions
Kasper and Castro capture first World Cup wins
12:00:00 AM ITU News
It was a day of firsts at the 2016 Salinas ITU World Cup as USA’s Kirsten Kasper and Spaniard David Castro Fajardo captured their very first World Cup titles in the debut event in Ecuador on Sunday. Women’s Review After starting her season with two back-to-back World Cup bronze medals, Kasper finally achieved her first gold at the 2016 Salinas ITU World Cup by outrunning USA compatriot Summer Cook in the final kilometres. Kasper said of her win, “Words can’t describe how excited I am. I know Summer well from college, she ran for Villanova and I ran for Georgetown so we were big rivals. So I knew that if we just worked together and work off of each other we would do well. To get away from her I was just trying to listen to my body and know where I was. I obviously can’t control what she was doing, so I just try and focus on myself. I was feeling strong in the final lap, so I thought I would take over and push through to the finish.” Taking the silver medal, Kasper was joined by Cook, grabbing her second World Cup podium of the year, while the bronze was earned by South Africa’s Gillian Sanders, who also recorded a career first by stepping onto her first World Cup podium. Charging out of the ocean, Mari Rabie (RSA) with Canadian Dominika Jamnicky and Aussie Emma Jackson managed to get the slight edge from the swim and led into the first transition, but the gap was only slightly as the rest of the field were only seconds behind. While the sprint only offering up four short laps, a small pack of women found their moment to get ahead of the others and ride as the leaders. Training partners Rabie and Lisa Norden (SWE) were the frontrunners, creating the split after every lap. But while the group of nine women were not threatened by the trailing chase pack led by Ecuador’s Elizabeth Bravo because they were over a minute down, the strength of runners that were included in the leading nine did mean that someone was going to have to make a breakaway. Kasper, Cook, Sanders, Jamnicky, Jackson, Michelle Filpo (FRA) and Vanessa De La Torre (MEX) followed Rabie and Norden into the second transition looking forward to the two-lap five kilometre run. It took no time for Kasper and Cook to separate themselves as the front two women. Gaining space from the rest of the women they cycled with, after one lap they had secured their spots as the gold and silver. The battle for bronze then came down to a small bunch who had formed in the first 2.5km....
Sudrie and Swallow crowned Long Distance World Champs
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Frenchman Sylvain Sudrie and Great Britain’s Jodie Swallow both reclaimed their once earned titles after being crowned the 2016 ITU Long Distance World Champions, after their wins in Oklahoma, United States. Conquering the 4km swim, 120km bike and 30km run multisport course through very strong winds, both elites claimed their second world titles years after earning their first. The 2016 ITU Long Distance World Championships took place on Saturday, September 24 in Oklahoma (USA) over a two-lap 4km swim in the Hefner Lake, which is the water reservoir for Oklahoma City that only allowed swimming for the event. After the 4km swim, they took the bikes for a 120km ride into the warm and humid air of the Oklahoma countryside. The course, some urban but mostly rural, was a series of mildly undulating hills with the greatest challenge being the strong country winds. The run course consisted of three laps of 10 km each staged in the flat and fast closed course of the Hefner Lake. Women’s race In the women’s race, two previous winners of the event lined up among the field in the hopes of collecting another long distance title, Swallow and Caroline Steffen (SUI). Although the field was stacked with talent from the start, the two women proved that they were the ones to beat for the crown. The 2009 Long Distance World Champion, Swallow, one of the strongest swimmers on the field, solidified her crown immediately from the beginning after putting up a fast swim that saw her exit the waters first and never losing that lead position until the end. Swallow was also the first woman out of the first transition and during the 120km bike ride on the flat and fast course in Oklahoma, increasing her distance with the chasers kilometre by kilometre and crossing the finish line with a time difference of more than seven minutes from Steffen, who did a supreme effort on the bike course to finish second. Excelling on the long distance course once again, 2016 has been a year to remember for Swallow, with her victory on the Long Distance World Champs adding to her winning the Ironman Asia Pacific Championship in Cairns, as well as a number of 70.3 wins. The win also saw her return to the top of the ITU podium for the first time in seven years when she won the very same title in 2009. Steffen, the Swiss triathlete, who won the world title in 2010 and 2012, has concentrated on half-distance racing this year, recently finishing fifth in an all-star cast at the Ironman 70.3 World...
World Cup circuit continues with debut race in Salinas
12:00:00 AM ITU News
While the World Triathlon Series came to a dramatic close last weekend in Cozumel, Mexico, the World Cup circuit carries on with three more stops marked on the 2016 calendar. This Sunday, the elites head to South America to compete in the debut race in Ecuador at the 2016 Salinas ITU World Cup. The race will be the first World Cup that Ecuador has held. The race will be contested over a sprint distance course. The 750 metre on-lap swim, 20 kilometre four-lap bike and five kilometre two-lap run will see the athletes conquer the ocean and then make their way through the city and around a naval base. The women will compete first at 8:00am local time on Sunday, September 25, with the men following at 9:30am. Women’s Preview The Americans will be leading the women’s field. Kirsten Kasper and Summer Cook are the one and two on the start list, but rightfully earned after both putting up career-high seasons as both women finished in the top twenty of the WTS ITU overall rankings. Kasper, who will be wearing the number one, started the year with two back-to-back bronze World Cup medals in Mooloolaba and New Plymouth. She has yet to win a World Cup gold though, but it is only a matter of time – and that time could be Sunday. Cook on the other hand will be giving her compatriot a run for her money. Cook has made a name for herself this year, first when she won the Chengdu World Cup and then again when she won WTS Edmonton. But Edmonton was the complete opposite conditions as it will be in Salinas, so we will have to see if she can perform. However, there is a group of Rio Olympians that are set to toe the line on Sunday, which could make for a very interesting race. Training partners Lisa Norden (SWE) and Mari Rabie (RSA) are the duo to look out for. This is Rabie’s final season, so she has the motivation to get onto the podium for the first time this year. While Norden has not had the strongest of seasons, she can produce when the time is right, so Salinas could be the perfect opportunity to get back on top. Rabie’s South African compatriot Gillian Sanders is another Olympian to line up. She is also a strong biker, so could be a potential frontrunner. Ukraine’s Yuliya Yelistratova has the best World Cup success on the women’s start list. She earned the bronze in Huatulco and then the silver in Tiszy. She also earned the silver at the ETU European Championships in Lisbson. She will be a threat on Sunday. Another woman who will be making moves is...
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