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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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
 

Palembang hosts a Level 2 Seminar for Technical Officials
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Leading Asian Technical Officials met in Palembang, Indonesia, for the ITU Technical Officials Level 2 Seminar, where these TOs were updated on event organiser management techniques as they are being trained to be the next generation of Technical Delegates. The Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC) has gathered their officials together in Indonesia for the ITU Level 2 Seminar, with the key message to keep up ITU events standards that have made all our events safe and fair.  A total of 13 male and two female Technical Officials from across Asia joined the three-day seminar, under the guidance of Thanos Nikopoulos, Senior Manager of ITU Technical Operations. The participants were introduced to the various facets of being a Technical Delegate such as what is expected of them to check and approve before and during the event. “We want to guide them on what being a Technical Delegate means, to provide them with ITU templates which are useful in performance, as well as highlighting important key points,” said Rachel Ribo, ITU facilitator from Philippines. The course comprised of practical sessions, videos and photos from past events. “The aim is to learn from past events and look for solutions as a way to put safety and fairness first.” said Melody Tan, ITU facilitator from Malaysia. Marisol Casado, ITU president, stopped by the seminar to enhance Technical Officials education and to express her appreciation to the Officials who participated at the 2017 Palembang ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships. “I am so proud of your achievements and hard work in Palembang. Thank you for your efforts and hard work, we had a successful championship even though we were confronted with many challenges here. I am certain that our investment on education will bring huge progress to our sports development. However, we can’t indulge in what we have achieved in the past. We need to look forward. Let’s build triathlon together” said Marisol Casado.
Tomlin repeats victory in #TiszyWC; Bicsak gets his first World Cup win
12:00:00 AM ITU News
A mix of old faces and newcomers filled the podium today at the 2017 ITU Tiszaujvaros World Cup, with American Renée Tomlin claiming her second consecutive win in the emblematic Hungarian town, while local athlete, Bence Bicsak, got his first ever World Cup podium. The 7th stop on the 15-part World Cup circuit this season delighted thousands of spectators, which enjoyed a whole week of triathlon which finished with the sprint Elite Finals. Women’s review 30 women dived off the Tiszy pontoon for a 750m swim on the lake, with the water at more than 28 degrees, which was the perfect set up for Spaniard Sara Perez Sala, along with Zsanett Bragmayer (HUN) and Anastasia Abrosimova (RUS) to build a small gap on the three lap course. It was a very tough swim, although the three Americans, Renee Tomlin, Erin Dolan and Tamara Gorman, who were cut out of the first group that opened a small difference on the first lap of the bike. With four laps to go, the leading group was a large one, with 18 athletes, all the big names, pushing hard to get a good position for the final kilometers. When it came to the run, eight athletes, including Tomlin, Adriana Barraza (POR), Maaike Caelers (NED), Leonie Periault (FRA) and Emilie Morier (FRA) showed that they had saved some legs for the final 5kms, and established a strong tempo, almost impossible to follow for the rest. Always second and controlling the race, Tomlin sat behind Barraza in first, with Periault on the last lap. The surprise was watching the young Frenchwoman sprinting against the veteran American with only 200m to go, perhaps a bit too early, enough for Tomlin to push the final meters to claim her second victory in a row in Tiszy. “This race means a lot to me, it’s where it all started some years ago, and I always love to come back. This year I felt a little more pressure on me but I still executed the race the way I wanted, so I’m very glad”, said Tomlin after her victory. “This year I’ve changed my training schemes but I think that it’s going really well now. I was feeling a bit tired during the swim, coming straight from Hamburg and having raced yesterday. But I managed to keep my mind clear and tell myself that I know how to race this, and I executed”. Periault finished second, her first ever World Cup podium at only 23 years of age, and even though she struggled in transition, “I realised that I had left my helmet out of the box, so I had to come back before leaving transition and I lost some seconds...
All the big names make it to #TiszyWC finals
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Fast and furious racing in Tiszjauvarus for the ITU 2017 World Cup Semi-finals, with 76 men and 53 women vying for a spot in the finals, which will take place on Sunday. Under the extreme heat of the Hungarian town, triathletes sprinted on a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km flat run that will change slightly for the finals. Women’s Semi-finals Review In the first semi-final, it was Spaniard Sara Perez Sala taking the lead in the first few strokes, to be closely followed only by American Tamara Gorman. They both led a small group who finished the three laps on the Tiszy lake and flew through Transition, with almost 30 seconds advantage over one of the main favourites for the race, Renee Tomlin (USA). By the end of the two laps on the bike course, the group of eight riders had almost a minute difference, which allowed them to relax a bit knowing that the first 14 will automatically get a spot in the final. When it came to the run, Gorman showed that the newcomer (it’s her first ever World Cup participation) that she is going to be one of the ones to watch in the final, as will be Tomlin, who made a fantastic run to finish in third position. Also qualified for the final on this leg were Emilie Morier (FRA), Elena Danilova (RUS), Sandra Dodet (FRA), Justine Guerard (FRA), Sara Perez Sala (ESP), Bragmayer Zsanett (HUN), Maikee Caelers (NED), Vanesa de la Torre (MEX), Sara Papais (ITA), Adriana Barraza (MEX), Joanne Miller (AUS) and Therese Feuersinger (AUT). The second semi-final saw another great performance from American, Erin Dolan, who was leading the race since the first strokes of the swim until crossing the finish line. The only one able to follow her strong rhythm was local athlete Zsofia Kovacs, who guarantee herself a good spot by crossing the finish line second. Behind them, a large group of up to eight athletes worked hard on the bike to chase them, but the penalties served by some of them allowed the leading duo to increase the difference on each of the three laps of the run. At the end, apart from Dolan and Kovacs, the others that also qualified for the final were Giorgia Prioarone (ITA), Angelica Olmo (ITA), Anastasia Abrosimova (RUS), Margot Garabedian (FRA), Sophia Saller (GER), Kaidi Kivioja (EST), Leonie Periault (FRA), Inés Santiago (ESP), Anna Godoy Contreras (ESP), Romina Biagioli (ARG), Daryna Moskalenko (AZE) and Edda Hannesdottir (ISL). Qualified with the two best times were Anabell Knoll (GER) and Michelle Braun...
World Cup circuit returns to Tiszy for the 21th year
12:00:00 AM ITU News
ITU World Cup season continues this weekend with the seventh stop of the fifteen-part World Cup calendar arriving to the iconic Hungarian town of Tiszaujvaros. Over the past 21 years, the epic festival atmosphere in Tiszy has become a beloved stop on the World Cup circuit amongst athletes and spectators alike. Tiszy, a small town located in the north of Hungary, is one of the longest running World Cups in ITU history. Part of a week-long party, the race is a favorite for many top athletes for the cheering crowds, the sunny weather and the thrilling, fast and furious format of semi-finals and finals. On Saturday, 77 men and 53 women will take to the streets of Tiszy for a sprint race that will comprise of 30 of the best men and women in order to gain a place in Sunday’s final. Athletes will have to complete three laps around the warm and sunny lake of Tiszy for a 750m swim, followed by two laps of 10km each on their bikes, on a flat circuit, to finish with a 5km run in the city center, to much delight of the local crowds. Men’s Preview The first semi-final will be less crowded, with 25 triathletes lining up on the pontoon for the swim start, and some really strong names in the series. Last year’s winner, Dmitry Polyanskyi, will have bib number one, and he will have some very strong athletes chasing him, including local heroes Tamas Tóth -third in Tiszy last year, and Bence Bicsák. Some other names in the first semi-final include Stefan Zacheus, who has been racing in Tiszy for the past few years with solid results, and one of the British rising stars in Sprint distance, Douglas Roberts. Some of the usual names on the WTS start lists will appear in the second semi-final in Tiszy, such as Italians Alessandro Fabian and Massimo de Ponti and Canadian Matthew Sharpe. Along with them, some other contestants to make it to the final will be Luciano Taccone, or Manoel Messias. The current U23 Aquathlon World Champion, Jonas Schomburg, now racing under the ITU flag, will be one of the ones to watch in the third semi-final this Saturday. Other strong names on this leg will be Australians Marcel Walkington and Kenji Nener, Canadian Charles Paquet or the kiwi Tayler Reid. The first nine athletes to cross the finish line in each semi-final, plus the three best times, will make it to the final on Sunday. Women’s preview Winner of last year’s edition, American Renee Tomlin, will be for sure one of the clear favorites for this year’s race. Coming from some...
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