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  • April 10

  • Natalie TriFlorida/Sommer Sports Events What tips would you give a first timer for a Sprint Triathlon?
    about 4 years ago
  • Natalie has joined TriFlorida/Sommer Sports Events
    about 4 years ago
  • Natalie Signed up for the Sprint Triathlon on May 11. First one ever.
    about 4 years ago
  • December 11

  • Slowesttwitch created the group Discount - Corerecoverysuit
    about 4 years ago
  • Slowesttwitch created the group [AS:JOURNALINFO:GROUPNAMELINK]
    about 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
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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
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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

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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."

Finalists:

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.

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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
 

Flora Duffy reveals WTS Bermuda course
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The global triathlon spotlight will shine on Bermuda in April when it hosts the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda, showcasing the island’s natural beauty, temperate climate and warm island hospitality. Bermuda, also home to two-time reigning World Champion, Flora Duffy, will be hosting for the first time ever a WTS event and has already some stunning courses to welcome triathletes from all over the world. The Local Organising Committee of the international sporting spectacle revealed the race courses for both the Elite and Age Group races within the event. Both races will take place on Saturday April 28 during the Bermuda Triathlon Festival Weekend (from Thursday April 26 to Sunday April 29). Both courses start and end in Bermuda’s capital city, Hamilton. Competitors will first swim in the crystal-clear waters of Hamilton Harbour, then bike through hilly terrain and finish with the run alongside colorful buildings on city streets. The central location of Hamilton offers great viewing for spectators and several significant technical challenges for athletes. One of the highlights of the bike courses will be hundreds of athletes pumping their way up Corkscrew Hill in a grueling steep effort. This is a short, steep hill with hairpin curves, and is the signature challenge of the course, offering athletes an opportunity to test themselves while still being achievable.  It is anticipated that hundreds of people will participate in the Age Group event, including those doing a triathlon for the first time. Organisers welcome sportspeople of other disciplines to register and train for the April event, which does not require a qualifying time. The reigning ITU’s champion, Flora Duffy, is in fact eagerly looking forward to racing at home: “The course being along Front Street is very special for me. This is where I started, in the Front Street Mile at nine-years-old, and I was inspired to compete internationally. To be competing as the World Champion on home soil, is a feeling that’s hard to express.” Flora has also called for athletes and volunteers to register online from today: “The online registration is open at www.tribermuda.com. I encourage anyone who is not racing to register as a volunteer now. These events take enormous effort to organise. As athletes, we can’t appreciate enough the support of those who give their time and become involved.” City of Hamilton Mayor, Charles Gosling said: “We welcome the ITU’s World Triathlon Series...
Coaches from all over the world meet in Korea for the ATSC Development program
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Providing a growth pathway for athletes and coaches from all over the world is one of ITU’s biggest aim, and with this on mind, more than 58 coaches from 31 countries participated this week in the Level 1 and 2 ITU coaches course in Korea, organized by the Korean Triathlon Federation and ITU for ODA Recipient National Federations. The Level 1 and Level 2 courses were the first and second stepping-stone on the core coaching pathway. The courses were planned to enhance the development of triathlon in the emerging and developing countries around the world, with 58 candidates from 31 countries participating in the 5 days long course in Incheon. The Education Programme included practical sessions and classroom sessions with sport science instruction, physiology, psychology and training theory.  Present in Incheon for the courses, ITU President and IOC member Marisol Casado said: “It really is an honor and a privilege to be able to share this education pathway with all these people. ITU really appreciates this opportunity provided by the Korean Olympic Committee and the Korean Triathlon Federation (KTF) to really push forward our sport. To see coaches from countries like Ghana, Benim or Iran, among many others, shows that our sport keeps growing and developing in territories which were unexplored only a few years ago. It’s a great pathway and I’m sure that this camps will boost our sport development.” “It is our pleasure to host KTF-ITU coaches course in Incheon, the same place where we hosted the Asian Games in 2014. It is great that we can help in the education of the new generations of coaches, and I can promise that will do our best to organize another similar event next year, in cooperation with ITU,” said Justin Sukwon Park, Asian Sport Triathlon Confederation (ASTC) president and KTF president. The course was delivered by 10 leading ITU facilitators from all five continents and speaking eight languages in total, to be able to mentor coaches from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. “This has been one of my favorite experiences as a facilitator”, said Tony Jolly, lead facilitator. “We usually work in a small team of two or three people, so it has been great to be part of a larger team, and develop greater friendships and working partnerships.  It has also been amazing to see so many coaches from so many different places coming together and also working together as a team, with a wide range of cultures and experiences.  It’s...
Oceania announces 2018 competition calendar
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The 2018 Oceania Triathlon Union (OTU) season will kick off with the Paratriathlon Oceania Championships, to be held in the beachside suburb of Saint Kilda (Australia) on the 14 of January. The Oceania triathletes will have a busy season ahead of them, with the Commonwealth Games taking place in the Gold Coast in April, the same scenario that will host the 2018 ITU Grand Final in September. In between, two ITU World Cups, one ITU Paratriathlon World Cup, Oceania Championships, and a few Oceania Cups. Hosted across Australia and New Zealand, it is sure to be an exciting and entertaining season with a variety of terrain and challenging courses. Starting in Saint Kilda (Australia) in January and finishing on the Gold Coast (Australia) in September, with stops in Glenelg, Devonport, Mooloolaba and New Plymouth.This full programme of events will attract the best athletes from around the world who will fight it out to claim gold! Making up an important part of the racing calendar is the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, being held in the Southeast of Australian from 4 - 15 April 2018. Showcasing the splendor of the Gold Coast, the beautiful stage will host the drama and excitement that only triathlon can bring. Fans will revel in the action of individual Triathlon and Paratriathlon events, with the Women’s Elite race being the first medal to be awarded, as well as the strategy of a Mixed Team Relay. But before that, triathletes from all over the world will head to Mooloolaba first, and New Plymouth right after, for the two ITU 2018 World Cups to be hosted on the Continent. This year, New Plymouth will also serve as Oceania Qualifier for the Youth Olympic games, as well as the Junior Championships. In September, the Gold Coast will serve as the mecca of triathlon this year, with the Grand Final 2018 taking place. During a week, elite athletes, U23, junior and parathletes will fight for the world crowns in the magnificent set up of the golden beaches of Australia for a whole week of pure sport. Devonport will be the host of one of the 2018 ITU Paratriathlon World Cups, while athletes will head to St. Kilda in January for the Paratriathlon Oceania Championships. Click here for the full OTU calendar
Celebrating the career of Gwen Jorgensen
12:00:00 AM ITU News
On November 7, 2017 USA’s Gwen Jorgensen announced her retirement from competing in the sport of triathlon to instead pursue a new dream - to win an Olympic gold medal in the marathon. Over the seven years that Jorgensen has raced at the ITU level, she has swam, biked and ran her way into the history books. She pushed herself to become one of the strongest women to ever toe the start line with 25 gold medals and 37 podium finishes throughout her career. She earned multiple ITU triathlon records such as the only woman to win a world title after a perfect undefeated WTS season, to hold onto a 12-race WTS winning streak and to win the Olympic test event and then the Olympic gold medal the following year. She is the 2015 WTS World Champion, the 2016 Mixed Team Relay World Champion and the 2016 Olympic Gold Medallist. After her victory in Rio Olympics, Gwen changed completely her routines and her priorities. She moved to a new city and gave birth to her first child, Stanley. As she explained, “my time away from triathlon allowed me to reflect and set new goals”, and new goals she has: competing for the Olympic Gold Medal in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Her success on the triathlon course changed the pathway of the sport outside of the course. She elevated the game in women’s triathlon, pushing participation and equality as well as redefining what it means to be a three-discipline triathlete. While we have loved every moment that Jorgensen has raced in ITU competitions over the years, we wish her the best of luck pursuing her next dream, and we are sure that the triathlon family will be cheering for her during the Marathon in Tokyo 2020. In celebration of her career and all of the impressive accomplishments that she has shown in her years competing in ITU and triathlon, we look back at some of her most iconic moments in the sport from over the years. Tiszaujvaros 2011 - First ITU World Cup Win San Diego 2013 - First WTS Win Yokohama 2014 - First WTS win that started her 12 WTS winning streak Chicago 2015 - Wins First World Championship Title Hamburg 2016 - Was part of the first U.S. team to win the Team Mixed Relay World Championship title Rio de Janeiro 2016 - Wins Olympic Gold Medal  
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