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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
  • Natalie has joined TriFlorida/Sommer Sports Events
    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
  • Slowesttwitch created the group [AS:JOURNALINFO:GROUPNAMELINK]
    about 3 years 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 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
TriathletesVillage Tri News
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
5/25/2015 2:02:39 PM Everyman Tri
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


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."


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.


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


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

National Federations select athletes for Rio Olympics
12:00:00 AM ITU News
National Federations are announcing their Rio bound triathlon teams practically on the daily now, and we couldn’t be more pumped. Stay updated on who has gotten the nod from their Federation to go to Brazil with this list.** Argentina - Men Luciano Taccone Gonzalo Raul Tellechea Australia - Men Aaron Royle Ryan Bailie Ryan Fisher Australia - Women Emma Moffatt Erin Densham Ashleigh Gentle Barbados - Men Jason Wilson Belgium - Women Claire Michel Katrien Verstuyft Belgium - Men Marten Van Riel Jelle Geens Bermuda - Women Flora Duffy Czech Republic - Women Vendula Frintova Estonia - Women Kaidi Kivioja France - Men Vincent Luis Great Britain - Women Non Stanford Vicky Holland Helen Jenkins Great Britain - Men Alistair Brownlee Jonathan Brownlee Hungary - Women Margit Vanek Zsofia Kovacs Hungary - Men Gabor Faldum Tamas Toth Ireland - Women Aileen Reid Ireland - Men Bryan Keane Israel - Men Ron Darmon Japan - Women Ai Ueda Yurie Kato Yuka Sato Japan - Men Hirokatsu Tayama Jordan - Men Lawrence Fanous Mauritius - Women Fabienne St. Louis Mexico - Men Crisanto Grajales Irving Pérez Pineda Rodrigo González López Mexico - Women Claudia Rivas Vega New Zealand - Women Andrea Hewitt Nicky Samuels New Zealand - Men Ryan Sissons Tony Dodds Poland - Women Agnieszka Jerzyk Slovakia - Men Richard Varga Slovenia - Women Mateja Simic Spain - Men Javier Gomez Noya Mario Mola Fernando Alarza Spain - Women Ainhoa Murua Carolina Routier Miriam Casillas Garcia USA - Men Joe Maloy Greg Billington Ben Kanute USA - Women Gwen Jorgensen Sarah True Katie Zaferes **Please note that some of the above National Federations have additional spots and will be naming their final athletes in the coming weeks. ITU has notified National Olympic Committees of their quota spots and they now have two weeks to confirm if they will use all of their allotted spots. These are only the athletes that have been officially announced by their National Federations, pending confirmation by National Olympic Committees, and is not official entry list for the Olympics.
Paralympic points on the line at ETU Champs
12:00:00 AM ITU News
This Friday, Europe’s top paratriathletes will be in Lisbon, Portugal in the hunt for final Paralympic points before qualification for the 2016 Paralympic Games closes in one month. The sport class start lists are loaded with hungry talented ready for battle. PT1 Two top contenders for Great Britain will line up in Lisbon with Phil Hogg and Joseph Townsend racing. Both are consistent competitors, who could make a real showing for the nation in Rio. But they will be challenged by Italy’s Giovanni Achenza and the Netherlands’ Geert Schipper and Jetze Plat. Although Plat has won the ETU title for the last two years, he and Townsend will need impressive finishes to stay in the bubble for Brazil. While the women’s PT1 class will not compete in Rio this summer, Spain’s Eva Maria Moral Pedrero and Great Britain’s Lizzie Tench will go up against newcomers Fiona Mccormack (IRL) and Romy Pansters (NED). PT2 Italian Michele Ferrarin returns as the reigning World Champion, but in last year’s ETU Championship in Geneva he was outperformed by Frenchman Stephane Bahier and earned the bronze to Bahier’s silver. These two men are the top-ranked athletes in the men’s PT2 sport class, but everyone else will be after points to improve their standing in the Paralympic qualification rankings. With no Americans in the European race, France’s Elise Marc is the favourite heading into Friday’s race followed by Rakel Mateo Uriarte (ESP). The race will also be important for Findland’s Liisa Lilja to improve her ranking for Rio. PT3 While not a sport class slated for Rio on the men or women’s side, that didn’t deter a wide array of talent from traveling to Lisbon. Reaching the top of the European Championship podium in the men’s PT3 sport class usually goes to Alejandro Sanchez Palomero (ESP) or Oliver Dreier (AUT). This weekend, the two will come face to face to see who can beat out the other for the ETU title. But both men will also have competition with Spaniard Daniel Molina, who also joined them on the ETU podium last year, to contend with. As the World Championship bronze medallist, Saskia Van Den Ouden (NED) leads the field in the women’s PT3, but it was Nora Hansel (GER) that won the continental title last year. PT4 By far the most stacked men’s start list of the weekend is in the PT4 sport class. Topping it out is Martin Schulz (GER), Yannick Bourseaux (FRA) and Jairo Ruiz Lopez (ESP). All three of these men will likely book tickets to Rio and...
ITU signs an agreement with FISU
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the International University Sports Federations (FISU) to encourage the development of the practice of sport by all university students. “The aim of this agreement is to continue growing our sport together,” said Marisol Casado, President of ITU and IOC member. “We are constantly focusing on the development of triathlon, which includes identifying new and young talent across the world, so FISU is an ideal partner for that goal.” This year, the 13th World University Triathlon Championship will be organized from 5 - 7 August 2016 in Nyon, Switzerland. For the Championships, the National University Sport Federations will select a maximum of six athletes per country and per gender. The Nyon Triathlon, which started in 1989 with 254 participants, is now the biggest triathlon in Switzerland with the record of more than 2,200 athletes. The World University Triathlon Championships will be held alongside this age group race, bringing together various levels of triathlon. In agreement with the contract, FISU and ITU will work together to organize multiple seminars and training for coaches, managers and technical officials, and ITU will give support to the organizing commissions in operational and technical aspects of the competitions. As a result of the agreement, both organizations will encourage the development of the practice of triathlon by all university students, especially among women, and set up joint educational initiatives to protect sport against the dangers of doping and violence. FISU and ITU will also promote sustainability, fair-play and integrity and join all together the fight against all forms of racism in sport. Continuing with the promotion and development of triathlon worldwide, FISU suggests that university competitions can be used by ITU as a development platform for experimenting with new rules and testing new equipment.
Triathlon legend to grow sport in Ghana
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The Ghana Triathlon Federation announced naming World Champion Triathlete Spencer Smith as the head coach of its inaugural national triathlon team. “It’s such a coup to be able to get two-time World Champion Spencer Smith to advise and coach our national team. Spencer helped develop the sport to what it is today and is keen on giving back, helping new federations like ours” said Tarek Mouganie, CEO of the Ghana Triathlon Federation. Smith, who hails from England but now lives in the United States, is an icon in the sport of triathlon. His accolades include 2 World Championship titles, 1 World Junior title, 2 European titles, 4 British National titles, 2 Ironman wins, and 1 European Duathlon Championship. Smith retired from racing in 2006 and founded S2Coaching, an online triathlon coaching service. He prides himself on producing training that is custom-designed for each athlete. He loves the sport of triathlon and is excited to be able to give back to the sport that gave him so much. “I am proud and honoured to be given this appointment. My aim is not only to bring awareness and growth in the sport of triathlon, but also to give many in Ghana the chance to compete in a sport they never thought possible. I am excited to establish the sport in Ghana for the youth and the health and wellness of the country,” said Smith from his home in Florida. The President of the Ghana Triathlon Federation added, “our aim of nurturing Ghanaian athletes and getting them to international competitions and World Championships has been massively boosted. If anyone can do it, it’s the British Bulldog, Spencer Smith. We are excited to have him visiting us here in Ghana for two weeks at the end of this month. He will be joined by officials from the International and Africa Triathlon Union, who will be training our federation. Spencer will also oversee our race on the 29th of May at the University of Ghana and will host free training sessions to amateurs and juniors that are part of the GTF”. This was made possible thanks to sponsorship by S2Coaching and Affinity Ghana.
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