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

  • Slowesttwitch created the group Discount - Corerecoverysuit
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  • October 18

  • KAR The GFT Tribe Hi E-Dad and Taz!!! Hey Dad, how was the B2B?... I follow GFT on twitter, it's really looking like no wetsuits this year, water temp is over 80 degrees... I already have 2014 in the back of my mind. Missed the last three years due to a bad cold race week, plantar fasciitis, and just plain lack of motivation. I concentrated on smaller local races this year. I'm entered in the Florida Challenge next March, so I'll hold off on a GFT decision til after then. But I'm really hungry for one last shot at it... Good luck to all GFT participants tomorrow, make it memorable!!! Anyone know if St. Pete Mad Dogs are still there?
    a year 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
    a year 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?
    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
  • 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
    a year ago
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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
Planters fasciitis is an ugly word in the world of triathlon. When you're out there pounding the pavement for hours on end during training and running anywhere from 3 miles to 26.2 miles on race day, you're bound to experience...
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...
Challenge Family & MaccaX Announce Global Partnership
12/18/2014 9:25:47 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

challenge-maccax partnershipChallenge Family and MaccaX have announced a multi-year partnership between the world's fastest-growing long-distance triathlon series and the online coaching platform run by two of triathlon's most successful athletes ever, Chris "Macca" McCormack and Belinda Granger.

This partnership will see all of the Challenge Family's 44 full and half distance triathlons offer MaccaX custom training plans from 2015 on, delivered through interactive calendars on-line and on mobile devices.

Macca, a four-time Challenge Roth champion and Challenge Family ambassador, is thrilled about the partnership.

"Belinda and I will be helping write and approve custom training plans (men's and women's) for all 43 of the Challenge races in 2015. Better yet, we've pledged to keep the prices way down, under $50. We want these to be accessible to as many competitors as possible so they can have some solid structure in place and feel confident come race day that they've done the work necessary to have a great day."

Athletes will enjoy access to Macca, Belinda, and other industry experts to answer their training- and racing-related questions for better preparation. They will also benefit from the exclusive community aspect of MaccaX, networking with like-minded people around the world for support, friendship, and encouragement.

"We're delighted to partner with Macca, Belinda and the Macca X team, providing our athletes with access to expertise provided by some of the sport's most respected athletes," said Challenge Family CEO, Zibi Szlufcik. "We place significant importance on our partnerships, providing real value to athletes of all abilities with a focus on unbeatable quality and building a true triathlon community."

The Challenge Family celebrates the sport of triathlon through its global series of long distance events and festivals that are changing the face of long distance racing around the world with its focus on athlete experience. Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations, Challenge Family events focus on delivering the race of a lifetime to every athlete, and creating a memorable spectator experience that captures all the excitement and emotion of this inspirational sport. The Challenge Family series currently features 44 events around the world in 19 countries including the world's largest long distance triathlon, Challenge Roth in Germany. For for further information visit www.challenge-family.com.

MaccaX is a global online platform for triathlon training advice and support, whose mission is to elevate triathletes of all abilities to train and race at their fullest potential. MaccaX provides the tools and expertise necessary to realize each individual's goal via access to top experts in the sport. For more information, log on to www.maccax.com

Mexico to Host ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in 2016
12/15/2014 1:33:11 PM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site


Following the final Executive Board meeting of the year, ITU today announced that Mexico will host the 28th edition of the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in 2016, while Rotterdam will organize the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final.

"As unique and popular tourist destinations with ideal settings for triathlon, Mexico and the Netherlands will offer world class competition, as well as non-stop action for athletes, families and fans over a thrilling week of racing that is free to watch," said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. "We look forward to expanding global attention on triathlon in our goal to grow the sport at these coveted events."

Mexico has been a long-time host of ITU events, having organised the World Championships in 1995 and 2002, as well as the Team Triathlon World Championships in 2006, which saw men and women competing in separate relays. The National Federation has also seen numerous World Cup races contested on Mexican soil, and will confirm the exact city for the Grand Final early in 2015.

"Rotterdam will debut as the host of the Grand Final in 2017. However, the Dutch country is familiar with elite triathlon, having held a World Cup in 2010 in Holten, as well as the Cross Triathlon World Championships in The Hague last year.

Rotterdam has proposed a circuit in the heart of the city on the famous peninsula Kop van Zuid in front of the popular New York Hotel, making it a pristine spot to capture top-notch elite and age group triathlon action.

"The opportunity to host the World Triathlon Seeries Grand Final offers a new prestigious event on our sports calendar and is a great boost for Dutch triathlon and for our National Federation. Triathlon as an Olympic sport is rapidly growing and Rotterdam will offer a unique stage for the athletes, spectators and media. Rotterdam will welcome the ITU family with great enthusiasm," said Vice Mayor of Rotterdam and Alderman for Sports, Adriaan Visser.

In addition to crowning the elite ITU World Champions, the Grand Final will also award world titles in Junior and U23 categories, as well as Paratriathlon. The Grand Final includes the ITU Age-Group World Championships, which offers sprint and standard distance races to thousands of amateur athletes who qualify to represent their respective countries at the pinnacle race of the season.

The 2015 World Triathlon Grand Final will be held in Chicago 15-20 September. Official dates for the 2016 and 2017 World Championships will be confirmed and announced as soon as possible.

To learn more about the ITU World Triathlon Series visit: wts.triathlon.org

Source: International Triathlon Union
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IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo to Replace IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland
12/13/2014 9:37:55 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

ironman 70.3 taupoIRONMAN Asia Pacific has announced key changes to its annual calendar of endurance events in the New Zealand market. The Taupo Half triathlon will next year be rebranded as IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo, joining the IRONMAN Asia Pacific group in December 2015.

The announcement coincides with the company's decision not to extend its contract to stage IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland at the conclusion of the initial three-year term. The final IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland is scheduled for Sunday January 18, 2015.

The move will allow IRONMAN Asia Pacific to consolidate its operations and event partnerships in New Zealand's biggest city to focus on its recent acquisition the ASB Auckland Marathon, having purchased the event earlier this year.

While IRONMAN Asia Pacific is disappointed to move its IRONMAN 70.3 event from Auckland, it remains committed to the delivery and growth of the ASB Auckland Marathon festival as a major international event for Auckland.

The IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland has delivered exceptional athlete experiences over the past two years as the host of the IRONMAN 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship on an exciting and iconic city course.

"Despite excellent support from the city of Auckland and fantastic athlete feedback, the event has been unable to attract athlete numbers needed to grow the event as hoped." said IRONMAN Asia Pacific chief executive, Geoff Meyer.

The new IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo, which will be held annually in December, will complement the annual Kellogg's Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand also held in the tourist destination. The inaugural race is scheduled to take place December 12, 2015.

The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo will be the only New Zealand event carrying qualifying slots for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship to be staged in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast in September 2016.

A new host destination of the IRONMAN 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship event will be announced in due course.
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New XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Headed to Malta
12/12/2014 10:25:03 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

xterra maltaFor the first time in XTERRA history the sport is headed to the Republic of Malta, a southern European island country that lies 50-miles south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. The new XTERRA MALTA race is the evolution of the exiting Hellfire Extreme Triathlon.

XTERRA Malta will be held March 29 at the Majjistral Nature and History Park and serve as the first of 12 events in the 2015 XTERRA European Tour, offering points for amateurs and elites, 25 slots into the XTERRA World Championship, and $7,500 USD in prize money for pros.

"XTERRA Malta is a unique race that covers every aspect of what makes the Mediterranean the sought after destination that it is," said race co-founder Nathan Farrugia of Hellfire Events. "The swim is held in the crystal blue sea of the Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, with the bike and run in two side by side nature reserves, The Majjistral and the Gnejna Plateau. Supported by an experienced team that include top athletes, race organizers and passionate individuals, the focus of the XTERRA Malta race is to create an experience that participants will be drawn back to time and again."

XTERRA Malta will consist of a 1.5km Swim, a 30km Bike and a 11km Run and be based at the Golden Sands Radisson Blu Resort. The event will also feature a Sprint Distance and Relay Teams.

The XTERRRA Malta Race In Detail:

The Swim
The 1.5km triangular swim on a 750m course requires a mass start and mid-way land sprint on the Golden Sands bay for two loops. This stunning venue is one of the Mediterranean's most beautiful beaches, with golden coloured sand and crystal clear water. The sea temperature is around 16 Degrees Celsius and requires a wetsuit. Transition is up a flight of steps and around 300m to the bike rack area.

The Bike
The 30km mountain bike is a two-loop 15km route that passes through the Miżieb woodland area and alongside cliff edge trails in the Majjistral Park. This Natura 2000 site is a stunning natural reserve and habitat to some of Malta's and the Mediterraneans indigenous species of plant, insect and birds. The carefully maintained trails create a stunning scenic route through the park and mix in some technical trails and fast flat pathways around the park.

The Run
The 11km run is a two-loop 5.5km route on the Ġnejna plateau, overlooking Ġnejna and Riviera Martinique bays. These two smaller bays are some of the most photographed natural beauty spots on the island and the run route looks over these bays on cliff-edge trails 200m up. The route has some technical descents but is mainly flat, supported by hydration stops backed by 15th Century watch towers built by the Knights of Malta to signal and warn of invading turks.


The island of Malta is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, and it is said that the Maltese welcome is "as warm as our climate."

"Whilst the beautiful beaches and rugged nature reserves are some of the most beautiful spots in the world, Malta's archaeological and historical setting makes it a haven for travelers interested in how civilization shaped the way we live," said Farrugia. "Interestingly, Malta's neolithic temples are older that Stonehenge and the Pyramids. Malta has been the melting pot of Greek, Roman, Norman, Anglo-Saxon, British and Italian civilizations, but is perhaps best known for the Knights of Malta, that fought off the invading Ottoman Empire in the 15th century, in the living monument cities of Valletta and Mdina."

Malta is easily reached by a cosmopolitan link to most European countries, including through its National Airline AirMalta and other low cost carriers including Ryanair, Easyjet, Lufthansa, and more.. Organizers can arrange for travel needs, bike transfers, race transport and stays in quality hotels for excellent prices through their partners.

"The hotels are situated at the race venue as well as in the popular town of St Julians, with plenty of shopping, restaurants and nightlife on your doorstep," said Farrugia.

Learn more about XTERRA Malta here www.maltaxterra.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XTERRAMalta. For history, images, and tourism information go to www.visitmalta.com.

2015 WADA Symposium
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The eleventh edition of the 2015 Anti-Doping Organization (ADO) Symposium will be held for the first time over three days instead of two, from Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 March 2015 at the Palais de Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland. As a noteworthy novelty this year, the WADA Symposium will include on Day 2 a full day of practical workshops and training relating to education, testing, intelligence & investigations, results management, therapeutic use exemptions, ADAMS, and other key areas of the fight against doping in sport. In addition, for the first time, WADA-accredited laboratories will partake in the Symposium, enabling interaction and discussions with ADOs on Day 3. Day 1 will involve athletes in particular and will be open to the media. WADA’s ADO Symposium is a unique event offering International Federations, National and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations, Major Event Organizers, as well as other stakeholders integral to the fight against doping in sport the opportunity to gather, network, share practices and brainstorm every year about the present and future of the fight for the protection of clean athletes. This, year, as has been the case every year, ITU will be represented by its Anti-Doping Director, Leslie Buchanan and also by Dr. Sergio Migliorini, Chair of the ITU Medical and Anti-Doping Committee.
ITU elects interim Executive Board Member
12:00:00 AM ITU News
In an effort to continue leading the International Triathlon Union (ITU) with strong governance practices, the ITU Executive Board this weekend voted on several important decisions for the future of the sport.  First amongst those was electing USA Triathlon’s Board of Directors President Barry Siff to serve as a pro tem elected ITU Board Member. Siff will fill the position until the ITU 2015 Congress when all voting member National Federations will have the opportunity to submit a candidate for election. All 15 Executive Board seats will be up for re-election at Congress in 2016, with the four-year term lengths in line with the summer Olympic quadrennial. “Not only is USA Triathlon one of ITU’s largest National Federations, it will also help deliver the World Triathlon Chicago Grand Final next year,” said Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC Member. “Barry Siff’s position on the ITU Executive Board will be essential to representing a massive portion of the triathlon family. His election is a positive step in the right direction for unifying and growing our sport.” Following recommendations from its Constitution Committee, the Executive Board also voted to introduce a new disciplinary panel that will be formed independently of ITU. The disciplinary panel will be responsible for reviewing various sanctions and violations, which were previously done by the ITU Executive Board.  “In an effort to remain fair and balanced, the Board felt it best served all parties to have an independent commission that is free of bias to rule on violations and sanctions,” Casado said.  In one of its most important efforts to ensure triathlon practices the highest standard of fair play, the Board voted to implement new Anti-Doping Rules, which coincides with the WADA Code. Most notably amongst the changes will be longer bans and an extended time frame for failing failures and/or missed tests. “Triathlon has largely enjoyed a reputation as a clean sport, which is credited due to the fact that the athletes themselves want to compete in a fair environment,” Casado said. “This new code serves to reinforce our already strong anti-doping programme.”  All member Continental Confederations and National Federations will be required to adhere to the new code starting 1 January, 2015.
Workout Wednesday with Greg Salter
12:00:00 AM ITU News
After breaking a collarbone four days out from the Beijing world age groups in 2011, Greg has competed in seven world championship events in Auckland and London in M55 and Edmonton in M60 with five podium finishes across Aquathlon, Sprint and Olympic distance. In doing so and with close friend Richard Burnell in the age group below in Edmonton, they became the first Australian age groupers ever to podium in all three events at the same championships.Name: Greg Salter Country: Australia Age group: M60-64 Profession: Architect How did you get involved in triathlon? I first tried triathlon in the early 90’s with a few running mates, representing Australia in Muskoka in ’92 then gave it up for almost 20 years to raise 3 kids. Took it up again in 2011 after the youngest could drive himself around. How often do you train? I swim with a great group of water polo players around my age about 6 times a week, probably 15k total, cycle with a few mates around 4 times per week, probably 6 hours, and don’t run as much as I should, around 3 or 4 times per week. What motivates you to race? I like to travel and combine triathlon with experiencing new places having been to Beijing, Auckland, London and Edmonton worlds since taking up tri’s again as well as the great group at Tri4theAlps in Morzine, France where we’ll be doing Alpe d’Huez this year and watching a bit of the Tour. I have a few close mates who do similar so it is always a great time away. Catching up with legends such as Michellie Jones (the Compex is great MJ) and training with the athletes from D-squad in France that Darren Smith trains is a bonus. Have you encountered any training obstacles? How have you gotten over them? Perth is a great place to train. The weather is great the air clean and the beaches are close. The only obstacle is remaining injury free. It took me a couple of years to get over an Achilles injury but good advice from some great coaches (thanks Dan Atkins and Darren “thumbs” Smith) I can now run again. What tips do you have for balancing relationships, work and training? Having a wife who likes to travel and puts up with training is a good start. Our kids are grown so that is not an issue and at my age winding down work allows more time to train and travel. As a coach I would simply say that everything has to be in balance. You can’t train effectively if you are worrying about the work you are not doing or the kids sporting events you should be watching. You...
ITU Executive Board meets in Avignon
12:00:00 AM ITU News
While ITU took time to reflect and celebrate a storied 25 years of triathlon history if Avignon, France this weekend, it also presented the opportunity for the ITU Executive Board to hold its final meeting of the year. As announced on Monday, an important decision to come out of these two-day meetings was the decision to award Mexico and Rotterdam the 2016 and 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, respectively. ATTENTION: Time to pull out the travel books. We're off to Mexico & Rotterdam in 2016 & 2017 for the WTS Grand Final! http://t.co/9twXQBlAOT— World Triathlon (@worldtriathlon) December 15, 2014 Additional important governance issues were discussed, including appointing new Board members, creating new committees and volunteer positions, revising anti-doping rules, revisiting rules and paratriathlon classifications, approving calendars, debating disciplines and improving communication between ITU and its Continental Confederations and National Federations. It was also an opportunity for French-speaking Federations to join together to form the Francophonie Triathlon Federation with the goal to strengthen cooperation between more established and developing National Federations in order to grow the sport globally. In the same vein, ITU’s First Vice President Sarah Springman provided an update on the progress of the Association of Commonwealth Triathlon that was formed following the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Stay tuned for pending announcements from the weekend and expanded information.  
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