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  • April 10

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

  • Slowesttwitch created the group Discount - Corerecoverysuit
    a year ago
  • Slowesttwitch created the group [AS:JOURNALINFO:GROUPNAMELINK]
    a year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
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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...
Review: The ASICS Gel Lyte33 is a good running shoe for shorter workouts
4/21/2015 5:07:38 PM Everyman Tri
Every triathlete is out there looking for the perfect combination of comfort, affordability, performance, durability and aesthetics when it comes to running shoes. Some have more money to explore the latest and greatest shoes and some have their tried and...
Israman 2015 Race Review
2/9/2015 10:20:51 AM Everyman Tri
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Israman Chronicles: Day 7- Tel Aviv and Jaffa
2/5/2015 9:26:05 AM Everyman Tri
Founded in 1909, Tel Aviv is a modern city of 3.5 million, roughly half of Israel’s population. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, it sports modern architecture and a lively youthful atmosphere. New residential and commercial towers are being constructed everywhere,...
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
 

Omission Brewing Sponsoring All IRONMAN 70.3's in US
4/3/2015 11:06:55 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

Gluten-removed beer to fuel celebrations at IRONMAN 70.3 competitions

omission-beer.pngTrain Hard. Play Hard. Omission Brewing Company today announced a partnership with IRONMAN as the official gluten-free beer sponsor for all IRONMAN® 70.3® competitions in the U.S. IRONMAN is considered the most prestigious event series in the sport of triathlon. With many IRONMAN athletes living a gluten-free lifestyle, Omission will be there to help them celebrate their personal records and toast the top competitors.

"IRONMAN athletes are among the strongest and fittest in the world, and endure intense training and restricted diets," said Casey Armstrong, Omission Brand Manager. "Our beer is brewed with traditional beer ingredients, specially crafted to remove gluten, giving athletes the ability to celebrate their incredible achievements with a great-tasting beer that fits their healthy and active lifestyles. As the leading innovative beer in the gluten-free category, it only makes sense that we would support the leading athletes in their craft. We can't wait to be a part of the activities."

As an official sponsor, Omission will offer sampling tents at the IRONMAN Expo Village at five IRONMAN 70.3 events, including IRONMAN 70.3 California, IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe, IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder, IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Stevens and IRONMAN 70.3 Austin. Attendees will be able to taste samples of three gluten-removed craft beers: Omission Lager, Omission Pale Ale, and Omission IPA.

Omission beers are brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing in Portland, Ore., using an innovative brewing program to ensure that gluten levels in every batch measure well below the widely accepted CODEX gluten-free standard of 20 parts per million (ppm) for food and beverages. Every batch of Omission beer is tested by the brewery and by an independent lab, and all test results are available to consumers at www.omissiontests.com. Fan stories of when they first discovered Omission beers, or what they like to call their "O" Moments, are available at www.omissionbeer.com/o-moments.

About Omission Brewing Company
Omission Brewing Company is a new brand of craft beers introduced in 2012 by Craft Brew Alliance in Portland, Ore. Omission is the first craft beer brand in the U.S. focused exclusively on brewing great-tasting beers with traditional beer ingredients, including malted barley, that are specially crafted to remove gluten. Each batch of Omission Beer is tested independently using the R5 competitive ELISA test to ensure that it contains gluten levels below the CODEX gluten-free standard of 20ppm or less. Omission produces three gluten-removed craft beers: Omission Lager, Omission Pale Ale and Omission IPA. Drinking is believing. www.omissionbeer.com
 

ASTC development camp organized in Thailand
12:00:00 AM ITU News
With exclusive support from Thailand Triathlon Association, the ASTC development camp was recently held in Bangkok, Thailand. ITU facilitator Peter Clifford led the six-day camp based in Bangkok, Thailand with a total of eight athletes, including five Team ASTC athletes and three female athletes, as well as four national team coaches from Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines and Thailand. The aim of the camp is to prepare athletes from South East Asian countries for the upcoming South Asian Games in Singapore next month, as well as for Asian Championships in Chinese Taipei. It also provides an opportunity to monitor the development of Team ASTC athletes and coaches that joined the ASTC mentorship project that was initiated last year. “The six-day training camp was great,” said Edward Macalalad, who is a member of team ASTC from Philippines. “My coach, Anthony Lozada, came as well so we could reinforce what I learned when returning home. We could train in a group with the other Asian athletes. This mix and good training facilities we had during the camp made the training very good and we enjoyed the time in Thailand.” “The quantity and quality of the athletes in this camp was a good level. The athletes trained very hard without any compromise and injury, and it was my great pleasure to work with Asian athletes and coaches,” Peter said. “It was amazing how Coach Peter was able to create a laid back and stress free training environment. The athletes and their coaches could motivate, encourage and inspire each other to really work hard and maximize performance,” said Anthony Lozada, assistant facilitator. “ASTC Development Team Program (ADTP) was initiated two years ago to enhance the development of athletes and coaches for emerging countries in Asia. We have been getting good feedback from related athletes and coaches, not to mention from NFs. I personally believe that camp is the best tool to develop athletes and coaches at a time. We have been witnessing the changes of the daily training the camp brought to the participating athletes and coaches,” said Ki, ASTC Sport Development coordinator.
Columbia Threadneedle Rankings Report Yokohama 2015
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Welcome to the third Columbia Threadneedle Rankings Report of 2015 following the World Triathlon Yokohama. Women’s Review The Gwensanity streak continued in Japan. By taking her third consecutive World Triathlon Series win in Yokohama, Gwen Jorgensen made it nine consecutive WTS victories. That winning streak began in Yokohama last year meaning that the 2014 ITU World Champion is now unbeaten in the top tier of racing for over a calendar year. With Katie Zaferes absent in Yokohama, Jorgensen of course returns to the top of the standings with a maximum 3200 points from her four races this season. The USA team as a whole continues to impress. Once again they featured three athletes in the top 10 in Yokohama, with Renee Tomlin finishing fourth (her best WTS finish ever) and Kirsten Kasper ninth (a second consecutive top ten from her). The USA team features eight different women who have achieved at least one top ten finish in the first five WTS events of 2015, taking nine of the 15 podium positions in the process. Former World Champ Non Stanford can be pleased with a strong seventh place in her first WTS event since the 2013 London Grand Final, achieved despite having to serve a 15-second penalty for a transition box infringement. That also makes her the highest new entrant into the rankings with 501 points (37th). Yokohama proved to be a great day for Australia. With Ashleigh Gentle taking her first ever WTS medal in second place and twice World Champion Emma Moffatt taking the bronze medal that represents a significant turnaround from just two top ten finishes over the first four races from the Australian women’s team. Moffatt’s bronze was also her 16th career WTS podium finish, keeping her one ahead of Jorgensen on that score. Breakthrough performance of the day was perhaps Gillian Sanders from South Africa. The London-based Olympian secured fifth place and moves up a massive 47 positions in the rankings to 30th. Interestingly, her previous best results were two tenth place finishes – also both achieved in Yokohama. Ireland’s Aileen Reid continued her 2015 trend of improving in every race. Her four races to date have yielded 25th, 15th, seventh and now sixth in Yokohama, to leave her in seventh place in the Columbia Threadneedle Rankings. The ever consistent Andrea Hewitt did manage to put a small dent into the USA dominance of the season so far, her eighth place in Yokohama moving her ahead of the absent Sarah True in the mid-season...
Locations confirmed for World Championship races
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Following the ITU Executive Board meeting that was held in conjunction with the World Triathlon Yokohama, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to confirm the locations of multiple World Championship events.  “We had a great amount of interest from cities in hosting an ITU event, and received some truly incredible bids for not only triathlon, but also for multisport races,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Triathlon has a very bright future with so many spectacular sites secured to host races in the next several years.” The 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final has been granted to the Gold Coast. While proclaimed a “surfer’s paradise”, the coastal city is a major hub for triathlon, having hosted World Championship races twice before in 1991 and again in 2009. Gold Coast, the site of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, this year returned to the World Triathlon Series for the first time after organizing the Grand Final six years ago, and is expected to welcome the Series to its shores in 2016 and 2017 before both elite and age group athletes compete for World Championship titles in three years’ time.  “This is a fantastic result for Queensland and triathlon, we are very excited to be able to host the world’s best ITU age group and professional athletes here on the Gold Coast,” said IRONMAN Asia-Pacific CEO Geoff Meyer. ITU is also pleased to welcome Leeds to the World Triathlon Series in 2016. Leeds is home to British Olympic medallists Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, and now serves as the training grounds for several of the UK’s top triathletes. The event will take the place of World Triathlon London, as Hyde Park will be under construction in 2016 to allow for the building of a cycling superhighway throughout the city. “It’s fantastic news that Leeds’ bid has been successful. I am sure the crowds will come out in force to see a major triathlon event in Leeds for the first time, and I’m sure it will be a brilliant event,” said reigning Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee. In addition to the World Triathlon Series announcements, the ITU Executive Board voted on several multisport championship events. In 2017, Penticton, Canada will organize the first Multisport World Championships Festival, which will see duathlon, long distance triathlon, aquathlon and cross triathlon championship races organized together during a week-long festival. This ground-breaking event now allows for...
ITU President serves as keynote speaker at Women’s Sports Forum
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Following her role as a guest speaker at the International Conference of Sports for Women in Abu Dhabi, UAE earlier this month, International Triathlon Union President and IOC Member Marisol Casado served as the guest keynote speaker at the first forum for Women and Sport in Japan. Presented by Sport for Tomorrow, which is the Japanese government’s international cooperation effort though sports (http://www.sport4tomorrow.jp), the one-day conference was hosted jointly by the ITU’s Women’s Committee, the Japan Triathlon Union, the Japanese Olympic Committee, and the Kyoritsu Women’s University, an affiliate university of Tokyo 2020. Held just days after the World Triathlon Yokohama, the inaugural form was themed “The Value and Power of Sport for Women” and focused on encouraging women to lead active lifestyles and to explore the enriching affects sports offer. “Men and women have to work together. Together and stronger. ITU is a model of gender balance. In this field, women and sports, nothing is easy. You need to have a strong dream. With the strong dream and confidence, you will achieve your goal,” Casado said. She also noted key pillars to promote women in the sports movement, noting that sport is an integral part of culture worldwide and thus women should have the opportunity to participate from grassroots to leadership positions. Additionally, she noted that sport is an important tool to promote women in communities and that the promotion of women in sport needs special attention. Following her speech, Casado was joined by Olympic Hammer Thrower Yuka Murofushi and six-time Paralympian in wheelchair marathon and ice sledge speed racing Wakako Tsuchida, as well female rugby player and sport science professor Dr. Sanae Nakajima and Nagano Olympics staff volunteer Nobuko Ito on a panel, with ITU Women’s Committee Chair Tomoko Wada serving as the moderator. In addition to the conference, Casado met with Mr. Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, who is also serving as the Minister in charge of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, on Monday, 18 May. “Japan has a long history of international cooperation, and this includes bringing the joy and benefits of sport directly to people around the world. Since Tokyo was awarded the honour of hosting the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we are committed to going even further. Through the Sport for Tomorrow programme, we will reach out to more than 10...
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