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  • April 10

  • Natalie TriFlorida/Sommer Sports Events What tips would you give a first timer for a Sprint Triathlon?
    about 2 weeks ago
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  • Natalie Signed up for the Sprint Triathlon on May 11. First one ever.
    about 2 weeks ago
  • December 11

  • Slowesttwitch created the group Discount - Corerecoverysuit
    about 5 months ago
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    about 5 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago
TriathletesVillage Tri News
Review: Power Crunch Bars tic almost all of the boxes for active triathletes
4/14/2014 8:41:12 AM Everyman Tri
All triathletes have been put on the spot before or after a workout looking for the right fuel or recovery snack. We might even be pressed to find something in a pinch to gobble down for in-workout fueling for long...
Review: Surge Dynamic Fluid Resistance Training tool is a complete gym is a box
4/8/2014 11:44:24 AM Everyman Tri
More often than not, triathletes tend to overlook strength training. Most are lucky to get the required swim, bike and run workouts in, but strength work can be just as vital to a triathlete. Strength training can enhance body control,...
2014 ASICS LA Marathon Review: 26.2 miles that belongs on your bucket list
3/18/2014 6:27:12 PM Everyman Tri
March 9, 2014 was the 29th running of the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon (www.LAMarathon.com). Your favorite EMT contributor was invited by ASICS to run the race and experience all that ASICS, LA and the LA Marathon had to offer. Buckle...
How to Run Like an Olympian: Top 3 Tips to Handle the Hills
3/17/2014 8:41:14 AM Everyman Tri
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...
SwimOutlet now a USA Triathlon Certified Multisport Retailer
4/23/2014 8:47:30 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

usa-tri-cmr.pngSwimOutlet.com, the web's most popular swim shop, has been accredited by USA Triathlon, the sport's governing body in the U.S., as part of their USA Triathlon Certified Multisport Retailer program. The program provides the USAT CMR certification for meeting specific criteria related to triathlon promotion and product selection.

The certification was granted as SwimOutlet.com has moved more and more into multisport with its extensive inventory of triathlon products and recently signed triathlon sponsorships. This year, SwimOutlet.com announced a partnership with Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker and later this summer will sponsor a triathlon event with the inaugural Oakland Triathlon Festival.

With its prominence and visibility as a retailer in the swimming community, SwimOutlet.com will highlight various triathlon content in 2014 geared towards its customers, including regular updates from Shoemaker, suggested triathlon training programs, race day checklist and expert product reviews.


The retailer carries a full range of swimming, running and some limited cycling products for the beginner and expert triathlete. USA Triathlon members will receive a discount as part of the USA Triathlon Certified Multisport Retailer program.

Visit www.swimoutlet.com to shop for your triathlon gear.

Mission Apolo: Ohno Takes on Ironman World Championship
4/22/2014 2:44:25 PM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

apoloohno.jpgAfter hanging up his blades four years ago, world-champion speedskating legend Apolo Ohno is making his athletic comeback. This time, the eight-time medalist has teamed up with the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK campaign to take on a training and recovery journey that will culminate at the world's most grueling endurance race: the IRONMAN World Championship triathlon - a 140.6-mile swim-bike-run event in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i. Ohno will be challenged to translate his speed and power to a brand new sport, carrying the torch for football legend Hines Ward who successfully put his athleticism and determination to the test at the iconic race last year.

Ohno's transformational journey will be captured in an eight-episode online documentary series, Mission Apolo: BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK that will show his highs and lows as he transitions from a short-course competitor to a long-course endurance athlete. Fans will be able to watch Ohno's inspiring - and entertaining - journey on gotchocolatemilk.com and will get an inside look at how an effective recovery routine including chocolate milk - the Official Refuel Beverage of some of the most prominent sports organizations and teams in the world including IRONMAN, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, USA Hockey and Women's Ski Jumping USA - plays a critical role in his success.

"For the past 20 years, recovery has been the number one element in my training because that's where you rebound and how your body heals," said Ohno. "Anyone can perform well for one workout, but to do it repeatedly is the difficult part. Recovery, with the help of chocolate milk, is what's kept me in the game. That's why I'm so excited to team up with BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK to take on this challenge because as an athlete, I know you can train and perform only as hard and as fast as you recover. It's time to really put my recovery ritual to the test while training for my biggest race yet. I've always had tremendous respect for endurance athletes and now it's my turn to push myself. It'll be tough but I've never been one to back away from a challenge."

"Apolo is in for one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of his life," said football star-turned triathlete Hines Ward, who finished the 2013 IRONMAN World Championship in 13 hours and 8 minutes. "I wish him all the best - but if he beats my time I may just have to come back and give it another try!"

From :40 seconds on the ice to 140.6 miles in the lava fields

An eight-time medalist and the most decorated American winter athlete of all time, Ohno made his debut in endurance sports with a 3:25 finish at the 2011 New York City Marathon, which is only one-third of the disciplines he will face at the IRONMAN World Championship in October.

After commentating from Sochi during the 2014 Games, Ohno missed the intensity of competition and sought a new challenge. While speedskating and endurance sports both require mental focus, which Ohno is known for, his success will depend on him mastering and combining three sports: swimming, biking and running. He will also need to assess new goals for competition; Ohno will go from finishing first place after :40 seconds of quick intensity and agility to sustaining steady speed and endurance for 140.6 miles among a field of top athletes in the sport.

"We couldn't be more proud to have Apolo as the face of this program," said Miranda Abney, Marketing Director of the Milk Processor Education Program, the group behind the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK campaign. "He's already proven he's one of the world's greatest athletes, but we look forward to showing people what an incredible role model he is as he digs deep and pushes himself to his limit to accomplish this extraordinary goal. Mission Apolo: BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK is a journey that will inspire athletes and fitness enthusiasts regardless of ability and sport, compelling them to finish strong no matter what goals they seek. We are excited to see what Apolo accomplishes over the next seven months and ultimately how hard he races to the finish line in Kona."

"This program introduces the sport of triathlon to an even larger audience and inspires people to show them that 'Anything is possible,' said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN. "We are excited to see what Apolo is capable of doing. His athletic background, commitment to competition and eagerness to immerse himself in triathlon makes him a great ambassador for our sport. We look forward to welcoming Apolo into the IRONMAN family this October."

Joining Ohno on this journey is Women's Health Fitness Director, Jen Ator, CSCS. An endurance sports novice, Ator will be training with Ohno and chronicling her first-time experience in partnership with the magazine.

"I am inspired by Apolo's legacy and honored to be joining him on Team CHOCOLATE MILK," said Ator. "To cross the most prestigious finish line in endurance sports that so many athletes I admire and respect have crossed before is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity."

At Women's Health, Ator oversees and managing the fitness-related content for the print magazine and online platforms and serves as an expert and talent for the brand's online fitness videos. While Ator has dipped a toe in the water, participating in several shorter races, this will be her first attempt at anything close to an IRONMAN. She will juggle a hectic work and travel schedule, family commitments and training to show what's possible when you set your mind and heart on accomplishing something extraordinary.


While triathlon is considered an individual sport, elite and amateur athletes alike know that behind each athlete's success is a support team; a team that encourages an athlete as he or she puts his or her body to the ultimate test and provides encouragement as he or she attempts to accomplish a life goal. Joining Ohno and Ator is a team that is BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK, including:

  • Support crew: Supporting Ohno and Ator are some of the most respected heavy hitters in the sport of triathlon including coaches; eight-time IRONMAN World Champion, Paula Newby-Fraser; and three-time IRONMAN World Champion, Craig Alexander.
  • Training partners: A stacked team including two-time IRONMAN World Champion, Mirinda Carfrae; and six-time IRONMAN Champion, Luke McKenzie, who will share training tips and firsthand experience on the importance of post-exercise recovery.
  • Nutritionists: Many elite athletes and endurance experts say that the fourth discipline of triathlon is nutrition. There will be a team of sports dietitians consisting of Dr. Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD and Nancy Clark MS, RD, CSSD to provide guidelines for overall nutrition and recovery in training and competition.

Follow the journey

To follow the Mission Apolo: BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK program, the science behind the recovery benefits of lowfat chocolate milk, and to check out exclusive training tips and videos, log onto gotchocolatemilk.com, or join the conversation on Facebook/gotchocolatemilk, Twitter @gotchocomilk and Instagram @gotchocolatemilk using #MissionApolo.

Leon's Triathlon Adds Body Glove Surge Grand Prix Incentive
4/22/2014 8:50:49 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

leons-bodyglove-grandprix.pngLeon's Triathlon, the world's fastest triathlon, added a new incentive to this year's event, with the introduction of the Body Glove SURGE GRAND PRIX. Scheduled to take place on June 1, 2014 at Wolf Lake Park in Hammond, IN, Leon's Triathlon is part of the Chicagoland Tri Series that includes the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon and the ITU World Triathlon Chicago. The Body Glove SURGE GRAND PRIX offers triathletes who compete in Leon's Triathlon and at least one other event in the Chicagoland Tri Series the opportunity to win cash and prizes totaling over $3,000.

"Chicago is tri country. The Chicagoland Tri Series is confirmation of the enthusiasm and commitment of Midwestern triathletes." said Leon Wolek, founder of Leon's Triathlon. "This year we made the competition even more interesting with the addition of the Body Glove SURGE GRAND PRIX. If you compete in Leon's and one or both of the other triathlon events in the Olympic distance, you can win big."

The prizes will be awarded based on the fastest times in Leon's Triathlon and one other event in the Chicagoland Tri Series. There will be awards for men and women for overall fastest times, as well as age group winners. Leon's Triathlon is known for being an innovator. It was the first triathlon to introduce team racing and offer a stand up paddleboard option instead of the swimming portion. The Body Glove SURGE GRAND PRIX only adds to the excitement of the series for participants and spectators.


  • • Overall fastest time for men - Prize: $500.00
  • • Overall fastest time for women - Prize: $500.00
  • • 2nd fastest overall time for men - Prize: $250.00
  • • 2nd fastest overall time for women - Prize: $250.00
  • • 3rd fastest overall time for men - Prize: $100.00
  • • 3rd fastest overall time for women - Prize: $100.00

Dr. Robert Portman, chairman of PacificHealth Laboratories, the manufacturer of Body Glove SURGE, said, "Leon's Triathlon is a special triathlon, not only because of its long history of innovation but also its commitment to the military through Team Wired Athletes and Team Red, White and Blue. We are delighted this year to be part of it."

Leon's Triathlon is nationally broadcasted on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

For more details about the Body Glove SURGE GRAND PRIX and to register for Leon's Triathlon go to leonstriathlon.com. For more information about the Chicagoland Tri Series go to: chicagolandtriseries.com.

Body Glove SURGE is the first proven all natural energy. In a head-to-head comparisons vs 5-hour Energy, University studies showed Body Glove SURGE is twice as effective in increasing energy, improving mental focus and reducing fatigue. Developed by a leading sports scientist, the all natural non-GMO formula contains protein, green tea, honey, coconut water and pomegranate. To learn more, visit www.bodyglovesurge.com.

About PacificHealth: PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc. founded in 1996 by two prominent scientists, started with a singular purpose - to help athletes achieve their personal goals. We never lost sight of that mission. Collaborating with some of the world's top nutritionists, biochemists and sports scientists, our research and products have reshaped sports nutrition. Our discoveries help muscles work stronger, faster and longer and are an integral part of the daily training and race regimens of athletes at all levels. However, we are most proud of the simple fact that our products "power your passion." To learn more, visit www.pacifichealthlabs.com.

About Body Glove International: Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide action sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Dusty Payne, Nate Yeomans, Mike Losness, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Bob Soven, Shelby Kantar and Jeff McKee. Through Reef Check, SIMA's environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.

Lake Tahoe to Become 25th Ironman 70.3 U.S. Series Race
4/21/2014 1:25:10 PM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

ironman 70.3 lake tahoeIRONMAN announced today that North Lake Tahoe has been selected to host the 25th race in the IRONMAN® 70.3® U.S. Series. The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe triathlon will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 concurrently with the IRONMAN Lake Tahoe triathlon.

Having IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races on the same day in the same venue has been well received by athletes in Asia-Pacific. For 2014, IRONMAN will pilot this program in North America at IRONMAN Lake Tahoe by adding IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe.

"Lake Tahoe is a beautiful and very challenging venue," said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer for IRONMAN. "Our IRONMAN Lake Tahoe triathlon introduced last year has quickly become one of the most difficult races in our series. We are thrilled to provide this dual race with the addition of IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe - as it creates a new and unique athlete experience here in North America."

"As IRONMAN expands globally, there is an increased desire for athletes from all regions to have similar opportunities," said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations for IRONMAN. "Lake Tahoe is the perfect venue for this program as it allows athletes with different fitness levels and goals to experience everything Lake Tahoe and the surrounding region have to offer."

IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe leads athletes through a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run on the same terrain as IRONMAN Lake Tahoe. The IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe race will start with a single loop 1.2-mile swim in the pristine waters of North Lake Tahoe at King's Beach. Athletes will enjoy a lakeside transition before starting a one-loop 56-mile bike course that will travel through Tahoe City before following the Truckee River past Squaw Valley and into the town of Truckee. From there, the course turns south past Northstar and climbs to Brockway Summit. Athletes will complete the bike course at Squaw Valley, home to the 1960 Winter Olympics. Runners will proceed back up the Truckee River bike path and be treated to a relatively flat course before finishing along the cobbled corridors of the Village at Squaw Valley.

"We are pleased to expand our relationship with IRONMAN with the inclusion of IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe," said Andy Chapman, Chief Marketing Officer for the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association. "The opportunity to showcase our region as a world-class endurance venue to athletes from around the globe fits perfectly with our human-powered sports initiative. Last year's inaugural IRONMAN Lake Tahoe was an epic experience and we look forward to welcoming both IRONMAN Lake Tahoe and IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe athletes this fall." Mr. Chapman highly recommends athletes book accommodations soon after registering for the event due to many properties filling up quickly.

IRONMAN is also announcing a revised bike course for IRONMAN Lake Tahoe. "Athletes want to train on the entire bike course. By replacing the section of the course which went through a private development with an exciting new section in Northstar, athletes now have the option to preview the entire bike course prior to race day," said Keats McGonigal, Operations Manager for IRONMAN.

Updated course maps for IRONMAN Lake Tahoe can be found at www.ironman.com/laketahoe.

IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe will offer 30 age group slots to the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place on August 30, 2015 in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria.

General registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe will open Monday, April 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm ET at www.ironman.com/laketahoe70.3.

For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com.
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Challenge Roth announces strongest pro field in 30 years of of triathlon in Roth
4/17/2014 1:14:12 PM TriFuel

16 APRIL 2014 - On 20 July, Challenge Roth will celebrate “30 Years of Triathlon in Roth” with the strongest field of pro athletes ever seen at the world’s largest long distance triathlon, joined by 5,500 age group athletes and watched by an anticipated 220,000 spectators.

Middaugh, Duffy win XTERRA West Championship
4/14/2014 1:30:29 PM TriFuel

April 13, 2014 (Lake Las Vegas - Henderson, Nevada) – Josiah Middaugh and Flora Duffy won the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series opener at the XTERRA West Championship around the desert of Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada this morning.

It’s the third time in four years Middaugh has captured the West Championship title.

Cycling Cadence in Triathlon
4/8/2014 1:55:29 PM TriFuel

There as been a lot of debate about the appropriate cycling cadence for triathletes. In general, we recommend riding at a cadence between 80-90 RPM at a minimum, preferably over 90 RPM. A great piece of advice we give to our athletes is to increase their cadence up to 95+ RPM for the last 10-20’ without significantly increasing the tension (on the chain) or effort level being put forth by the athlete.

Endurance Nation & Total Immersion Partner to Help Triathletes Swim Better & Improve Faster
4/8/2014 1:51:24 PM TriFuel

April 8, 2014 — Endurance Nation (www.endurancenation.us), the world’s largest and most active team of endurance athletes, today announced a partnership with Total Immersion (www.totalimmersion.net), the world’s premiere endurance swim education company, to bring Team Endurance Nation athletes a complete educational experience aimed at swimming fluency and efficiency for triathletes.

ITU partners with blueseventy
12:00:00 AM ITU News
ITU is pleased to announce it will partner with blueseventy for several stops on the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series. blueseventy will become the official swim and wetsuit partner for three of the eight WTS events in 2014 beginning with the Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town this weekend. The global wetsuit company will also have a presence at the PruHealth World Triathlon London and the TransCanada Corp World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton. “bluseventy was a natural choice for us in terms of sponsorship, as they are already so engrained in the triathlon community,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “blueseventy understands our sport and the need for top gear in order to produce maximum results.” blueseventy CEO, Tim Moxey, said of the partnership, “With our goal of creating and refining products that empower swimmers to achieve their personal bests, working with the ITU World Triathlon Series allows us to interact with a broad skill range, from pro triathletes to those just starting out. One of the many benefits of this partnership for us is to have another avenue of feedback that will help us create the best products on the market.” Now in its sixth season of competition, the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series will feature three new stops that promise to make this year one of the most exciting to date. This weekend, the WTS will touch down in Africa for the first time ever with the highly anticipated launch of Cape Town on the schedule, while Chicago and Edmonton will also debut as WTS races.  The Series is the pinnacle circuit in the sport of triathlon and is a leading platform to promote an active lifestyle. All eight events are available live on TV to an international audience, as well as streamed online. Lagardère Unlimited Events, the marketing agency of the ITU World Triathlon Series, brokered the partnership. Tim Stemp, Chief Commercial Officer of the WTS said, “The global growth of both the sport and the Series has created a varied and enthusiastic participant base. blueseventy creates excellent products and provides expertise to our audiences to meet their sporting aspirations. We look forward to working together on a global scale.” Click here for more information on the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series.
Tri Legends: The British Bulldog
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Birthdays are fun, but they are even more fun when you share them with a birthday twin. Both ITU and 220 Triathlon magazine turned 25 this year. To celebrate their quarter century anniversary, 220 launched a series that profiles the stars of their lifetime. And since that happens to be our own lifespan with many shared triumphs, 220 gifted us with a few of their features. Launching the series is Spencer Smith, Britain’s combative, charismatic and confident three-time ITU World Champion. THE CHAMP Back when the Brownlees were in short trousers and John Major was facing a weekly lampooning on Spitting Image, Spencer Smith was one part of a double act that dominated Olympic-distance triathlon. If Smith’s British rival – the South African émigré Simon Lessing – had the edge in ITU world titles, then Smith ­– the son of a used-car salesman – was a cult hero who provoked more devotion; the Agassi to Lessing’s Sampras. The name Spencer Smith still conjures excitement in fans of tri (he’s one of the few elites to have a biography published), hence being the undisputed choice to start the series. Spencer Smith was born on 11 May, 1973 in West Middlesex Hospital to Barbara and Bill Smith, a former footballer for QPR. Spencer started swimming competitively at four and by 15 had achieved national championship success. But he was already seeking a fresh challenge. Enter Thames Turbo Triathlon Club, the future home of Tim Don and Stu Hayes. Smith would win the National Junior Champs in 1989 – edging Iain Hamilton (now the Outlaw’s organiser) into second at Holme Pierrepont – and the National/Euro Junior double in 1990. In autumn 1990, Bill Black became the man tasked with elevating Smith’s bike and run to his swimming level. Combined with Smith’s famous dedication, Black’s magic soon reaped rewards. A win at the first Windsor Triathlon in June 1991 was followed by 13 more victories that season, including the National Champs at Wakefield, accompanied by a familiar soundtrack: dad Bill shouting “Go on my son!” His tri season finished as a spectator at Ironman Hawaii, with a picture in 220 showing Smith with victor Mark Allen. NON-DRAFTING DOMINANCE 1992 started with wins at both the National and European Duathlon Champs, before taking silver behind Lessing at the 220 Series race in Swindon, which marked the start of Britain’s most famous triathlon rivalry. After powering his way to the front on the swim, Smith would win the...
Workout Wednesday with Carl Fannon
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Australia’s Carl Fannon came out guns blazing in his first ever ITU World Championship Age Group race last year. With just four years of triathlon training under his belt, Fannon clocked the fastest time in the men’s 35-39 sprint distance event. Check out some of his favourite workouts that helped him to his first World Championship title. Full Name: Carl Anthony Fannon Country: Australia Age Group: 35-39 Profession: Banking How did you get involved in triathlon? I started triathlon in 2010 to keep fit during the summer while I wasn’t playing semi-pro soccer. How often do you train? I train 2 to 3 times a day Best training advice? Best training advice would be less is more if its consistent, and be creative with your training & time management. What motivates you to race? My main motivation for racing is FUN..!!! Favorite Swim: 4k Continuous swim session to maximize time (no rest) 1k - Warm up 1k - Building effort with each 100m - Last 100m flat out sprint 1k - Paddles and Band 1k - 200m easy 200m hard Favorite Bike: On Turbo or Wind Trainer - 1 hour session 10mins warm up 6 x 6mins efforts (30sec Max effort - 1.30mins at Race Pace - 4mins Hard) Effort in TT position in the Big Chain Ring and 53/11 gearing with 1min recovery between each effort @ 90 rpm. 9min cool down spin Favorite Run: 1 hour session 20min warm up 18min - 1min @ 3.15 per km pace/  2mins @ 3:30 per km pace / 3min @4.15 per km pace ( 3 times ) 10min @ 4mins per k pace 12min cool down
Schoeman & Sanders defend African titles
12:00:00 AM ITU News
With less than two weeks to go until Cape Town makes its debut on the 2014 World Triathlon Series calendar, the 2014 ATU Triathlon African Championships were held in Troutbeck over the weekend. Gillian Sanders defended her continental title with a stunning win in Zimbabwe. While Mari Rabie took the lead out of the swim, Sanders paired up with Lauren Dance on the bike to slowly chip away at Rabie’s lead. After overtaking their compatriot on the bike, Sanders unleashed fury on the run to leave Dance behind. With a run split of 37:30, Sanders reclaimed her African crown in 2:18:18. Dance was next to cross over the finish line in 2:20:03, while Rabie was left with bronze in 2:21:38. In the men’s race, Henri Schoeman pumped out an impressive swim to distance himself from the crowd in what was a pivotal move for the podium. His more than a minute and a half lead out of the water gave him the insurmountable lead onto the bike and run he needed to hold onto his African title. While Richard Murray clocked both the fastest bike and run, it wasn’t enough to keep the up and coming Schoeman from capturing the African title in 2:00:15. After suffering a three-minute setback on the swim, Murray churned into gear on the bike, overtaking nearly half the field in the next two disciplines for silver in 2:01:49. Wian Sullwald, who earned South Africa its first ever world championship title in the men’s youth race in 2012, rounded out the top three in 2:02:26. 
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