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  • 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?
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    • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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How to Run Like an Olympian: Top 5 Tips for your Best Ironman Marathon
10/3/2014 7:12:41 PM Everyman Tri
What are the top 5 best tips to handle an Ironman Marathon? In this video we show you how to run like an Olympian by teaching the Top 5 Tips to running a fast Ironman Marathon. Joanna Zeiger is a...
Video: Watch the Final Magic Hour of the first Ironman Boulder in stunning 4K Video
8/5/2014 5:17:10 PM Everyman Tri
Ironman Boulder, kike all Ironman races is 17-hour ultimate test of endurance. But not all 17 hours of an Ironman race are created equal. Most of the magic happens in the final 60 minutes when you can see the pain...
Review: The Hatfield Strapworth is expensive but worth considering for PF relief
7/19/2014 9:18:44 AM Everyman Tri
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Video: How to Run Like an Olympian: Top 3 Tips to Handle the Uphills
5/10/2014 6:52:25 PM 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...
Kienle & Carfrae Capture Victory at 2014 Ironman World Championship
10/12/2014 7:42:38 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

Sebastian KienleSebastian Kienle (DEU) dominated the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro with the third-fastest bike split in championship history to become the first IRONMAN World Championship victor from Germany since 2006. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) defended her title as she won in dramatic fashion by overcoming a nearly 15-minute deficit on the marathon course, one of the largest such achievements in the championship race's 36-year history.

Kienle, who began the bike portion of the race in 38th place, turned in an explosive performance on the road to Hawi by clocking the third-best bike time in IRONMAN World Championship history of 4:20:46. The 30-year-old German's 2:54:37 marathon sealed his first IRONMAN World Championship with a final time of 8:14:18. Ben Hoffman (USA) was the runner up with a time of 8:19:23, the best finish by an American since Chris Lieto's second place finish in 2006.

Jan Frodeno (DEU) took third in 8:20:32 followed by Andy Potts (USA) in 8:21:38 and Cyril Viennot (FRA) in 8:22:19 to round out the men's top five. Defending champion Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) placed eighth in 8:24:11.

Top 5 professional men's results are below:

  Name Swim Bike Run Finish
1. Sebastian Kienle (DEU) 54:38 4:20:46 2:54:36 8:14:18
2. Ben Hoffman (USA) 51:20 4:32:20 2:51:25 8:19:23
3. Jan Frodeno (DEU) 50:56 4:37:19 2:47:46 8:20:32
4. Andy Potts (USA) 50:56 4:36:56 2:48:18 8:21:38
5. Cyril Viennot (FRA) 54:32 4:31:18 2:51:55 8:22:19

Mirinda Carfrae

The veteran Carfrae won with a time of 9:00:55, marking Carfrae's second consecutive championship and third overall, to join Chrissie Wellington, Paula Newby-Fraser and Natascha Badmann as the only women to win three or more. Carfrae also improved her own marathon course record from 2013 (2:50:38) by finishing the 26.2-mile run in 2:50:26. Daniela Ryf (SUI), a first-time IRONMAN World Championship competitor and this year's IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion, led the women's field throughout the day but was finally surpassed by the reigning champion at mile 22 of the marathon, finishing in second in 9:02:57.

Rachel Joyce (GBR) finished just over a minute after Ryf to take third place in 9:04:23. Jodie Swallow (GBR) and Caroline Steffen (SUI) rounded out the top five of the women's field with times of 9:10:19 and 9:12:43, respectively.

Top 5 professional women's results are below:

  Name Swim Bike Run Finish
1. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 01:00:14 5:05:48 2:50:26 9:00:55
2. Daniela Ryf (CHE) 00:56:55 4:54:33 3:07:00 9:02:57
3. Rachel Joyce (GBR) 00:56:47 4:56:49 3:06:27 9:04:23
4. Jodie Swallow (GBR) 00:54:28 5:02:46 3:08:45 9:10:19
5. Caroline Steffen (CHE) 00:56:53 5:02:03 3:08:43 9:12:43

More than 2,000 athletes representing more than 68 countries and 49 states started the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro, which consisted of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run on the Island of Hawai`i. The diverse field of competitors included eight-time Olympic medalist in short track speed-skating and BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK athlete, Apolo Ohno who finished with a time of 9:52:27; Italian CART racing legend and Paralympic handcycle champion, Alex Zanardi who finished in 9:47:14; NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts Chris Cassidy and Luca Parmitano who finished in 10:15:11 and 12:33:42, respectively; and former NFL defensive tackle Don Davey with a time of 13:54:57. Triathletes ranging in age from 18 to 84 took on the world's toughest endurance event which is the culmination of 35 global IRONMAN® events.

The swim started and finished at Kailua Pier, the bike took cyclists through the lava fields of the Kona and Kohala Coasts and the run course traveled through Kailua-Kona. Athletes finished the 140.6 miles to the cheers of thousands of spectators on Ali'i Drive. Each year, over 110,000 athletes vie for slots to the IRONMAN World Championship. The race offered a professional prize purse of $650,000. The Emmy Award-winning IRONMAN World Championship NBC broadcast will air in the United States on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET (other regions check local listings and www.ironman.com for details).

2014 IRONMAN World Championship will be a Diverse and Global Affair
10/3/2014 11:59:23 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

More Than 2,000 Athletes From Around the World, Including Two Astronauts, an Italian Racecar Legend, an Olympic Speed Skating Gold Medalist, a former NFL defensive tackle...and an 84-year-old nun Will Descend Upon Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i for 36th annual event on October 11, 2014


IRONMAN today released the official list of competitors for the 2014 IRONMAN® World Championship presented by GoPro in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 11, with this year's field comprising one of the most diverse and global group of competitors in the 36-year history of the most iconic endurance event in the world.

More than 2,000 athletes representing 68 countries and territories on six continents will compete in this year's IRONMAN World Championship, which comprises a 2.4-mile open-water swim, 112 miles of cycling and a 26.2-mile run, all of which must be completed within 17 hours in order for athletes to be recognized as official IRONMAN finishers.

In addition to returning world champions Frederik Van Lierde of Belgium and Mirinda Carfrae of Australia, the other competitors are as diverse a group as has ever competed in Kona. They include 84-year-old nun Sister Madonna Buder, the oldest woman ever to finish an IRONMAN triathlon; NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts Chris Cassidy and Luca Parmitano; Italian CART racing legend and Paralympic handcycle champion Alex Zanardi; Don Davey, former NFL defensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars; and Apolo Ohno, the eight-time Olympic medalist in short-track speed skating and BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK athlete.

"It is a testament to the growth of IRONMAN and the sport of triathlon to see such an impressive and varied international turnout at this year's IRONMAN World Championship." said Andrew Messick, CEO of IRONMAN. "No matter where they call home or who they are, one common mission unites all 2,000 athletes traveling to the hallowed grounds of Kona to compete in the IRONMAN World Championship -- crossing the finish line to hear 'You Are an IRONMAN.'"

While triathletes ranging in age from 18 to 84 have qualified to compete in the World Championship, the average age of 2014 age groupers is 43.5, well above the age average of professional triathletes at 33.7. The overall average age is 43.1

The United States is the most represented country with 777 competitors, accounting for nearly 35 percent of registrants this year. Athletes from 49 U.S. states are represented, with the greatest number coming from California (123), Hawaii (61), Colorado (58), Texas (48) and New York (43).

Internationally, Australia has the most athletes competing with 297, followed by Germany (150), Canada (134), Great Britain (113) and France (88).

Additional historical facts and stats on the field competing this year in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i:

  • • 72 percent of participants (1,570 athletes) are male
  • • 28 percent of participants (625 athletes) are female which marks the largest female field at the IRONMAN World Championship
  • • With 625 female participants there is a nine percent increase in female participants from last year.
  • • This will be the largest athlete field ever at the IRONMAN World Championship
  • • 92 race participants (54 males, 38 females), or 4 percent of the total field, are professional athletes
  • • Great Britain has produced the women's IRONMAN World Championship winner in five out of the past seven years, with Chrissy Wellington winning four of those seven and Leanda Cave winning in 2012
  • • Australia has been dominant in the men's field, claiming the men's IRONMAN World Championship six of the past seven years with Craig Alexander winning three of the seven events and Pete Jacobs winning in 2012
  • • More than 5,000 volunteers will help make Kona a success; IRONMAN globally relies on approximately 356,000 race volunteers per year
  • • More than 204,000 registered athletes representing over 200 countries and territories competed in IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3® races this year.
  • • 24 new IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races were added in 2014
The 2014 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro can be viewed live exclusively on www.ironman.com. The comprehensive coverage will capture every aspect of the race and features a hosted show, athlete tracker and live blog.

NBC will air the IRONMAN World Championship special on Saturday, November 15 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET (check local listings for details).

4x World Champion Leanda Cave Launches Triathlon Camp
10/2/2014 12:25:42 PM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site


One of the most decorated female triathletes in history, Leanda Cave, will share her knowledge of the sport she loves with the launch of her first triathlon camp and give athletes the chance to interact with her on a personal level.

The four-time world champion, who boasts 32 triathlon victories, will cover numerous topics including mental training, skills and drills for maximum performance, race day nutrition, and essential recovery.

"I'm very excited to be teaming up with the Club Med Academy, Club Med Sandpiper Bay and renowned USA triathlon coach Kris Swarthout for my inaugural training camp," expressed Miami based Cave.

"I've had a career that spans 14 years racing as a professional triathlete. My success has been in every distance of the sport with world championship wins in the ITU Olympic distance, ITU Long distance, Ironman 70.3 distance, and Ironman."

"I would like to pass on my experience and knowledge to those who are looking to improve their performance in triathlon. This camp will enable athletes of all abilities to have one-on-one time with me and to be part of training workouts that will help them learn my tricks of the trade." concluded Cave.

The training camp will take place at the all-inclusive Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort. Amenities includes a premier fitness center, spa, six-lane outdoor lap pool, a secluded open water swim course, some great bike roads around Port St-Lucie and a turf soccer field for functional workouts.

"Club Med Academies is a rich international, multi-cultural experience in the world of sports. Athletes from some 50 nations train, study and compete around the globe. Club Med Sandpiper Bay's amazing venue, wonderful French living culture and world-level training create a contagious energy that has become a main attraction for the active enthusiast. We at Club Med are super excited to welcome Leanda Cave, a four-time world champion, to Club Med Sandpiper Bay. We are also honored to partner with her in the launch of her knew Tri-Camp Series," shared Greg Breunich, Managing Director Club Med Academies.

To reserve your place or for more information on Leanda's camp please visit www.leandacave.com or www.clubmedacademies.com/news/ or call: 772-323-0625
About Leanda Cave:
Driven to succeed, Leanda was the first female triathlete in the history of the sport to win both the Ironman Triathlon and Ironman 70.3 world championship in the same year. Leanda's list of accomplishments makes her one of the most decorated female triathletes in history. She has spent the last twenty years of her life as a triathlete, earning admiration and respect from her peers and supporters. Originally from the UK and now residing in the US, Leanda has created a broad international appeal with fans and media. For more on Leanda Cave, please visit:


About the Club Med Academy:
The Club Med Academy @ Sandpiper Bay in Port St Lucie, FL, has brought together pros & champions in Fitness Training & Triathlons. Their philosophy is if you're passionate about being an athlete, you're going to need to be fit. And developing athletes' body and mind is what they do, as they have a proven track record of using methods that cultivate highly promising young, college, professional, and super star athletes.

All-Inclusive Guest that will add a spark to your life, leaving you wanting more opportunities to learn and train in a world class, fiery - yet enjoyable - environment. More information on the Club Med Academies can be found at:


Challenge Family Announces New Race in the Philippines
9/24/2014 8:22:22 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

challenge camsurAfter a successful inaugural Challenge Philippines in February, held in Subic Bay and Bataan, Challenge Family have announced the expansion of their footprint in Asia with the launch of new half distance triathlon, Challenge CamSur, to be held on June 14, 2015.

Challenge Family events are known world wide for selecting iconic and beautiful destinations. This is exemplified with the announcement of the Challenge CamSur. "We are honoured to welcome Challenge CamSur as part of the Challenge Philippine's family of races. CamSur has a rich tradition and legacy in the sport of Philippine triathlons and having our new Challenge race in CamSur, with the passion and warmth always evident by the people of Camarines Sur supporting our athletes, is just amazing!" said David Voth, CEO, Leverage Sports Asia and Challenge Philippines chairman.

"The 2014 Challenge Philippines race course in Bataan was proclaimed by many around the world as being the "World's Toughest Course", our goal for Challenge CamSur is to design and deliver one of the fastest courses in Asia and the fastest course in the Philippines." Voth further commented.

"We in the province of CamSur are proud to be part of the Challenge Family global series of triathlons and look forward to hosting Challenge CamSur. Our contribution to the growth of triathlon in the Philippines is substantive, being the host of the first major international triathlon event in the country in 2009, and this was for three consecutive years until 2011. This has established for us a solid international reputation in terms of hosting world-class triathlon events," declared Camsur Governor, Migz Villafuerte.

Villafuerte pointed out that CamSur holds a unique draw when it comes to hosting such international sporting events. "There is strong government support and we are able to offer a complete and integrated package - full preparation and security at the race venue and routes, an Olympic village-type set-up at the CamSur Watersports Complex with accommodations as well as leisure, dining, entertainment and exhibition/exposition facilities, the sprawling complex also serving as a hub for the race proper and pre-race and post-race activities. To add to all these is the enthusiasm and involvement of the local residents who go out as early as 4am and line the race routes to cheer for the competitors."

The Challenge CamSur course is designed to be fast and takes full advantage of the region's breath taking landscapes. The swim is perfect for spectator support and features a two-lake swim at the CamSur Watersports Complex with a brief run between the two bodies of water.

After the swim, athletes will exit T2 towards the scenic vistas of Mount Iriga and Mount Isarog. Much of this super fast bike course is on new or very smooth roads and incorporates the vibrant city of Iriga as well as historic WW2 locations at Mt Isarog. The out and back run course is also flat and fast, passing through local villages and rice fields, lined with cheering locals before a memorable finish line in the heart of the Camsur Watersports Complex.

Anna Stroh, event director of Challenge Philippines and Challenge CamSur said, "Giving our athletes an opportunity to compete at highest levels, in well organized, beautiful destinations, in safe conditions, this is our primary goal. By delivering one of the world's toughest races courses in Bataan and one of the fastest race courses in CamSur, Challenge will truly give triathletes a great race day experience and a race of a life time." Challenge Philippines Triathlon in Subic Bay and Bataan and Challenge CamSur will take place on on 21 February 2015 and 14 June 2015 respectively.

Both Challenge Philippines races have a new title sponsor. Yellow Cab Pizza Co has been a long time supporter of the sport of triathlon from grass roots through its own triathlon team, Team Yellow Cab (est. 2008), and sport developmental programmes including their initial support of Challenge Philippines in 2014 as an Official Partner. "We could not ask for a better partner. Yellow Cab is symbolic of quality, passion, and a positive lifestyle, so it's a perfect fit for the Challenge brand. The fact that Yellow Cab Pizza Co, is a home grown Pinoy brand with an impeccable national, regional and international reputation and that they will be supporting our Challenge Philippines brand, this makes all of us very proud," said Voth.

Entries to Yellow Cab Challenge CamSur open at 8:00am (Manila time) on Monday 29 September at www.challengecamsur.com.

For a course preview - view here: http://youtu.be/l4hi6PAFJSA

For further information on Challenge Family visit www.challenge-family.com.
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Paraguay hosts community course in Asunción
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Asunción, the capital city of Paraguay, welcomed a long waited ITU/OS community level coaching course held at the Paraguayan Olympic Committee. Situated at a rural area outside the city, it is an ideal location for future Paraguayan triathlon coaches to enjoy and get the most out of the fantastic learning environment of the course. The coaching course was part of the Paraguayan Triathlon Federation project with their National Olympic Committee to boost triathlon through the development of the human resources who work with triathlon: coaches and technical officials. The attending coaches had a very high level of immersion and commitment throughout the four days of the course, and in every session, they were very excited for the unique chance to learn triathlon better and increase their specific knowledge on the sport, and associated topics. The highly stimulated group of 22 coaches had a busy schedule involving hearty discussions and active participation in all proposed activities from the practical and theory sessions. Edgar Ulysses Garay, President of the Paraguayan National Federation, highlighted his enthusiasm with the project as the courses represent a true ground breaking development project for Paraguayan triathlon. According to Mr. Garay, “the combined efforts of the National Federation with the Paraguayan Olympic Committee and ITU provided a unique opportunity for local coaches to get a deeper understanding of triathlon, which in turn will be applied into local development of athletes of all sorts.” Rodrigo Milazzo (BRA), the assigned facilitator for the course, emphasized the importance of the course and project in order to promote proper knowledge of triathlon and to provide an adequate learning atmosphere enabling local coaches to interact through discussions. Through such experience, these coaches are able to work on applied coaching, which will deliver a bearing for an overall athlete development process in Paraguay, bringing about positive results and outcomes. The ITU/OS Community Level Coaches Course is part of the ITU Development program, in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee, and focused on the development of triathlon in emerging countries. After the coaching course, Yolanda Ibarra from Mexico delivered a community level technical officials and event organizers course in conjunction with the national championships where the participants could implement their theoretical knowledge in practice.
Schoeman secures victory in Tongyeong
12:00:00 AM ITU News
South Africa’s Henri Schoeman secures his first ITU title leading almost the entire race at the 2014 Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup. USA’s Ben Kanute and Tommy Zaferes were with Schoeman all the way and also mount their very first ITU podium. Schoeman began the race with an impressive swim posting the fastest time of the day with 16:19. A pack of five broke away early on the bike containing all three medallists, pulling further and further away from the rest of the field.   “It’s unbelievable. I feel so great. It’s fantastic. We started off really well, working well together (on the bike). We kept it smooth. We were all working for the same thing – a breakaway. It was really encouraging – every lap we could see we were just gaining 20 seconds at a time. It was really encouraging and it pushed us even harder. “It played into our hands, it made me run a little more comfortable, not exerting myself too much,” said Schoeman. Schoeman and Zaferes led the way on the run, until a big push in the final stages saw Kanute pull back for the silver. But there was no mistaking that today the gold was for Schoeman. “I was feeling great the whole run. On the last lap when I looked over and I had a huge gap, that’s the best feeling in the world because then you can win comfortable,” said Schoeman.  The large men’s field of 73 athletes began the two lap swim in glorious conditions for a non-wetsuit swim. Zaferes, Schoeman and Anthony Pujades (FRA) were the first to emerge from the water on the first lap with Kanute and Wesley Matos (BRA) close behind. Jumping onto the bike first was Pujades, Zaferes and Kanute. A couple of seconds separated them between Schoeman and Tayama with Peter Denteneer (BEL) and Alexander Bryukhankov (RUS) close behind and a further couple of seconds until the main field. On the first lap of the bike Bryukhankov had to withdraw with a puncture leaving the field without the number one bib. With Bryukhankov out and Denteneer dropping off the pace, the first lap of the bike saw the leading five containing Pujades, Zaferes, Kanute, Schoeman and Tayama push ahead by a full minute on the chasing pack. By the second lap, the leading five had put one and a half minutes daylight to the giant chase pack of 52 including David Hauss (FRA) and Joe Maloy (USA). The leaders continued to work together steaming ahead with a lead of two and a half minutes by the time they reached T2. On the first lap of the run...
Jackson successfully defends Tongyeong title
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Emma Jackson (AUS) stormed to victory to defend her 2013 title at the 2014 Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup. The Australian held on her own on the bike, before a final fight for the line secured her second Tongyeong World Cup title. The podium places were decided early in the run with Jackson running alongside Japan’s Ai Ueda and Maaike Caelers from the Netherlands. A final push on the last incline meant it was a race to the line for Jackson and Ueda. Jackson dug deep in the finishing chute to secure her second ITU World Cup gold. “I’m very happy about that race, my aim was to come here and defend my title and it was a lot tougher than last year. It was a great finish with Ai Ueda, so she made it very tough for me, so did Maaike,” said Jackson. Jackson was in 23rd position exiting T2, but calmly made her way to lead the run. “I tried to get a bit closer to the front, but got swamped about a couple of ‘K’ out of transition so I didn’t give myself the best start. I just wanted to build into it and didn’t want to fade too much towards the end,” said Jackson. With Jackson, Ueda and Caelers together all the way on the run, it was all down to the strongest finisher. “I did try to attack a couple of times, but they stayed with me and Ai Ueda attacked up the last hill and I just tried to stay as close to her as possible and sprint past her towards the end. “I’ve had a few sprint finishes for medals before. Surprisingly I’m not too good at sprinting in training but at the end of a race I’m alright so I guess that’s the main thing,” said Jackson. A total of 49 swimmers started with the two lap swim in 19.7°C ocean water. Italy’s Gaia Peron was first out of the water closely followed by Mateja Simic from Slovenia and Hungary’s Margit Vanek. The bulk of the field was just behind, but after the fastest swim of the day and a speedy transition, it was Peron who was first onto the bike. New Zealand’s Rebecca Clarke followed Peron out of the water and left T1 within a group of six including Yuka Sato (JPN), Vanek, Amelie Kretz (CAN), Carolina Routier (ESP) and Mengying Zhong (CHN). Three further chase groups followed with the last almost two minutes behind the leader. At the end of lap one on the bike, a group of eight had formed containing Peron, the six fastest out of the water and Russia’s Alexandra Razarenova, who had powered round to join the leaders. A tight group of seven riders, including Jackson and Vendula...
Association of Commonwealth Triathlon formed
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The Association of Commonwealth Triathlon (ACT) National Federations was formed on 26th July 2014 at a special meeting that took place during the ‘ultimate performance opportunity’ for the Commonwealth family at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The Commonwealth is a voluntary Association of independent sovereign states and their dependencies, which may be found on all continents, and which accounts for over 2 billion people (30% of the world’s population). The fundamental values of Association have been summarised in the Declaration of Commonwealth Principles (1971, Singapore) and reaffirmed in the Harare Commonwealth Declaration (1991, Zimbabwe). 24 NFs attended in the presence of ITU VP Bill Walker and the ITU Sport and Anti-Doping Directors, and approved articles for an Unincorporated Association (UA), broadly based on the South-East Asian Triathlon Association Constitution.  A Management Committee was elected for the next quadrennial until the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast with members Alan Beckford (JAM), David Ferrier (AUS) and Jane Moncrieff (SCO), advisors Alain St. Louis (MRI) and Sam Wickramasinghe (SRI). Luc Landriault (CAN) was elected unopposed as Treasurer, as was the organiser of the meeting, Dr. Sarah Springman, as President. Jem Lawson (ENG) has been appointed as Secretary General. The Committee met in Edmonton and has started to build a strategy to chime with the values of the Commonwealth Games Federation: Humanity, Equality, Destiny and which will be commensurate with truly inspirational, sustainable, equitable and global goals of ITU. Sarah Springman, ACT President FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jem Lawson on +44 (0) 7786 613 367 or jemorelse@aol.com
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