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  • 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
  • Slowesttwitch has joined Open Triathlon Discussion
    about 4 years ago
  • September 06

  • loteksw The GFT Tribe Geez, you go away for 6 or 7 yrs and you gotta join all over again. So tell me, how is the GFT doing these days. For the last few yrs I was there they seemed to be getting lower ald lower bugets. Not like the first time I went when It was a big production.
    about 4 years ago
    • KARHey Lotek, yes GFT numbers are down, but I believe that's due to Ironman Florida, and the flood of other M-dot's now available. I'll never understand the fascination with the M-dot logo, but who am I to tell someone how to spend their money. That's a whole 'nother subject. As for me, I'll continue to support the independents, and Sommer Sports, especially for all they have done for the sport...I've just signed up for the Florida Challenge next March. I haven't yet committed to the Great Clermont Tri the following day, so that will have to be a "game day" decision. Really looking forward to returning to Waterfront Park to race, and can't wait to ride Buckhill and Sugarloaf on the same day(sarc). There's still that Coral Springs half marathon the following week, then tri season kicks off for SoFla. Take care everybody, and train hard!
      7:05 PM September 22
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    about 4 years ago
  • August 18

  • KAR The GFT Tribe Geez, I don't post for 8 months, and neither has anyone else! Well, almost. Welcome sonarman. Let's see...hmm...Navy? ...Hello, TAZ! Now there's a name from the past. I guess everyone is now using the other social media forms, like Facebook and Twitter. I had an Fb account a long time go, after a few weeks about 300 people I never heard of were asking to be my friend. What's up with that? So I deleted the account. But I do follow the twitter feeds from Sommer Sports. That's how I heard about Fred's Assault on Sanity, a Half IM on Sat., followed by an Oly on Sunday. It's set for next March. You can do one or the other, or you can do both. Such a challenge really has me considering it, but it is going to take some real planning. Really giving it some serious thought...Not sure if I'm IM'd out, but maybe taking off a year or two from the GFT was good. I'm not satisfied that I ever gave it a good effort. I always came to the start with a "survival mode" mindset, rather than a "race mode" mindset...A couple more tri's for me, then that's it for this tri season. I'm trying to set up road races for the winter. So far, it's A1A Half Marathon in Feb. The double in Clermont really changes things. For eg.,could I be up for a half marathon in Coral Springs a week later? .. What's everybody else up to?... Black September is coming up real fast for the Great Floridian participants. That's what the Tribe members referred to it as. It's make or break month, no skipping workouts, make every stroke, spin and stride count. This is also where all of your nutrition planning comes together. Before you know it, it will be "taper time", and you'll wonder if you've done enough. So get ready for September.. " Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it."- Bill Cosby
    about 5 years ago
  • August 02

  • sonarman has joined The GFT Tribe
    about 5 years ago
  • February 11

  • SVS The GFT Tribe It looks like KAR is about the only one posting, so it is time for the rest of you to join the action!! As one of the 'original' TRIBE menbers, I stay in the backgrounds, lurking, observing, offering mundane or obvious suggestions. And over the past 20 years, FRED still offers some of the best events in the country!! The events are just not for you to attend, they are for you to get "INVOLVED" with. Volunteer when you are not participating, and bring your friends along. Don't just sit back, GET VOCAL!! That's what the "TRIBE" is all about. Ask 'Bill the Cat', if you can find him. Or 'HAMMY', 'IRONTOE', or the very obvious "TATOOED BEAUTY". OK, I shook some memories. And at the top of the list will always be "ROCK ON SUZY"!! So start asking/posting/making memories. This will be some of the most fun you will ever have. TAZ
    about 5 years ago
  • SVS has joined The GFT Tribe
    about 5 years ago
  • January 02

  • theforge The GFT Tribe I'm in. Paid up on Monday. Got two HIMs in the first quarter, so the ultra distance training will not start until after. But this offseason was minimal.
    about 5 years ago
  • January 01

  • KAR The GFT Tribe Good evening, peeps! Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!..I'm sure most of you are into strength training routines...Today was the first step to another tri season. I got up early, hit the pool for 20 minutes of laps. A couple of hours later, I rode 18.5 windy miles. After the bike ride, I stretched, changed shoes, hydrated and ran 3.5 miles, listening to Dave Matthews. The first steps for another tri season are in the logbook...I hope all of you realize your dreams this year, whether it's a Kona slot, or simply finishing your first tri... See you at the races. G 'bye.
    about 5 years ago
  • December 11

  • KAR The GFT Tribe This forum is usually slow after race season, looks like everyone has gone into hibernation. Lets see if someone is out there...Hello!!!...I had a visitor from my past pay a visit, and now I can get rid of them. That's right, plantar fasciitis. It came back sometime in mid October, so I had to stop running. I did the half IM on November. Bike went really well, just under 3 hours for 56 miles, considering it was real windy. I taped my foot real good in T2 and shuffled/stumbled/plodded/ and limped a 2:40 half marathon. I was OK with that, considering I hadn't run in a few weeks. Next up, a half marathon in Weston on Dec.9. I've done 'em before on very little training, but that was a carry-over from IM training. But I've never done one being out of shape AND injured.I had no idea of the suffering I was in for...Race morning was normal. Foot taped up rock solid, game plan was to start out slow, relax, go easy, finish, enjoy post race. At 10k, I was just under one hour. Shortly after, that's when everything came unraveled. I felt like I was going in slow motion. Every stride felt like someone was driving a nail into my right heel, and started a limp. At about mile 8, my left knee started hurting, probably from dragging my right leg. I thought about dropping out. I started shuufling, I was being passed alot, and there was nothing I could do about it. At about mile 11, both groin muscles were hurting. I was a train wreck. Just beofre the last turn before the the finish was a small group cheering on everybody. When I got to them, they looked at me in stone silence, mouth open. One of them said "you OK?" I turned the last corner and headed to the finish line, and the last thing I needed was someone taking my picture..I crossed the finish line and kept walking, got to my truck, changed clothes and drove the slow road home. I couldn't wait to get out of there...
    about 5 years ago
    • KARcontinued... I think I finished in about 2:25 or so. I listened to Norah Jones on the way home and did some serious reflecting. I want to make sure there is a silver lining to such a poor performance. I made a few vows, which I won't share here, except one and that is to say that I'll NEVER let myself get to a point so low. What was I thinking?? And just how much counseling do I need?!... I'm going to forget the next couple of races, so the next one will be in Miramar on Jan 19th. Then prep begins for the next tri season. Yahoo!!... Hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays. Happy Hanukkah! Lots of cool tri toys out, hopefully Santa remembers everybody. Have a Safe and Happy New Year.
      10:58 AM December 11
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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
 

Sheedy-Ryan (AUS) and Nicolas (FRA) reclaim Duathlon World Champion Titles in Penticton
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Kicking off the week-long event of Multisport racing, the 2017 Penticton ITU Duathlon World Championships crowned the first set of world titles as Australia’s Felicity Sheedy-Ryan and France’s Benoit Nicolas claimed victory. While Sheedy-Ryan collected the women’s title and Nicolas seized the title for the men, the wins from both elites brought them back to the top of the Duathlon World Champ podium as Sheedy-Ryan earned the title in 2012 and Nicolas in 2014. Joining Sheedy-Ryan on the women’s podium was Spaniard Margarita Garcia Carcia Cañellas who earned the silver and Emma Pallant (GBR) who claimed bronze. While on the men’s side, following behind Nicolas was Emilio Martin (ESP) who took second and Mark Buckingham of Great Britain who finished the podium off in third. Women’s Recap A small women’s field lined up to race the Duathlon course first, alongside the U23 field. Starting out with a 10 kilometre run, the leaders of the pack quickly revealed themselves as a small cluster of four women forged. Pallant, the reigning duathlon world champion from 2016 was among the leaders along with Sheedy-Ryan, Sandrina Illes (SUI) and Sara Dossena (ITA). However, upon entering the first transition, Illes was dropped and the threesome headed out to tackle the 40.5 kilometre bike course as a trio. Once onto her wheels, Sheedy-Ryan lost no time and quickly broke away from the field and decided to continue as a solo rider. With such a steep hill mixed into the bike laps, she increased her marginal gap one by one. The chase then saw a change of lineup. Dossena pulled out of the race due to mechanical issues, which left Pallant, who was joined again by Spaniard Garcia. Once Sheedy-Ryan entered the second transition to start out on the remaining 5 kilometre run leg, her gold was completely untouchable. Her built up lead stuck through to the end and she drove home to claim the win. The Duathlon World Title then tallied a gold for the second time, as she also earned the honour for the first time in 2012. Sheedy-Ryan said of her victory, “Yeah it feels awesome. I mean obviously coming into this race, that was a goal of mine and I knew there were some strong girls out there today, but when I went over the course yesterday I saw how hard it was and I thought it would probably help and work to my strengths a little bit. I wasn’t relaxed until the last couple hundred metres, because anything can happen but I am absolutely happy to take home a second...
Duathlon to crown first Penticton World Champions
12:00:00 AM ITU News
A run, bike, run course will crown the first round of World Champion athletes as duathlon opens up the 2017 Penticton ITU Multisport World Championship. Battling a four-lap 10 kilometre run, five-lap 40.5 kilometre bike and two-lap 5 kilometre, elites, under 23 and junior athletes will line up for the first event of the ten-day Multisport festival. Elites On the men’s side, the frontrunner is Spaniard Emilio Martin. This season he was crowned the duathlon European Champion and came second last year at the 2016 Aviles Duathlon World Championships. He also has a history of titles, earning victories as the World Champion in 2015, 2012 and 2011. While he did not compete in 2013, his success rate is impeccable as he has podiumed in every single Duathlon World Championships that he has competed in. The French enter with a strong team. Benjamin Choquert is the current French National Champion, while Benoit Nicollas was the silver medallist at the ETU European Championships in Soria. Another strong man to watch out for is Great Britain’s Mark Buckingham. He has Duathlon World Champion podium experience after collecting the bronze medal in 2015. Leading the start list for the women Sandrina Illes (AUT). As the Austrian National Champion for the last three years in a row, this weekend is time for her to stand on her first World Championship podium. A huge threat for the women’s race is Frenchwoman Sandra Levenez. She is the reigning ETU European Champion and was also the bronze medal finisher in the Duathlon World Championships in 2015. Earning a victory on Saturday would return her to the top of the podium as she was the 2014 Duathlon World Champion. Another past World Champion is Aussie Felicity Sheedy-Ryan. As a regular in the triathlon World Triathlon Series and World Cup circuit, she excels in the bike and run, making duathlon a perfect combination. She earned the World Title in 2012, so is eager to reclaim the honour this weekend. However, the leading contender for the women is Great Britain’s Emma Pallant. Getting the victory this week would earn her a three-peat title as she enters the race as the reigning 2015 and 2016 Duathlon World Champion. Junior and U23 The U23 men have some strong names in the field to look out for. Topping the list is Aussie Matt Smith who won two years in a row as an age group racer. Adrien Brifford (SUI) is a rising talent on the WTS triathlon circuit as a very strong cyclist. Canadian own Stefan Daniel will...
Penticton is ready to crown the 2017 Multisport World Champions
12:00:00 AM ITU News
After years and years of planning, the 2017 Penticton ITU Multisport World Championship Festival has finally arrived! Multisport athletes from all over the world have made their way to British Columbia, Canada to compete in a multi-day event that will test all levels of the sport to their top fitness! What an amazing week it is going to be. When: August 18-27, 2017 Click here for the full schedule of events What: The first ever of it’s kind, The 2017 Penticton ITU Multisport World Championship Festival is a 10-day event with five World Championship races: • Duathlon (Run/Bike/Run) on Saturday 19th except Para Duathlon on Monday 21th • Aquathlon (Swim/Run) on Friday 25th • Cross Triathlon (Swim/ Mountain Bike/ Trail Run) on Wednesday 23th • Long Course Triathlon (Swim/ Bike/ Run) on Sunday 27th • Aquabike (Swim/ Bike) on Sunday 27th Each race will consist of various categories such as Elite, U23, Junior, ParaTriathlon, Age Group and Open Wave. Where: Penticton, BC, Canada Who: 3,002 athletes are representing 41 countries across the globe to compete in the inaugural event. USA will have the largest participation with 1,016 competitors lining the starting fields, while CAN has 930 and Great Britain has 308. Other nations racing include: AUS, BRA, JPN and NZL. Male: 1795 (59.8%), Women: 1207 (40.2%) 238 different athletes will compete in more than one event during the Festival, while one man, Karsten Olsen (DEN), is the singular person to be signed up to race in five different World Championship events. Ages range from the youngest athlete competing at 15 years old, to the oldest out on the course at 89 years old! Distances and Courses: Aquathlon – 1km Swim, 5km Run Standard Duathlon – 10km Run, 40.5 Bike, 5km Run Sprint Duathlon - 5km Run, 20km Bike, 2.5 Run Aquabike – 3km Swim, 120km Bike Cross Triathlon – 1.5km Swim, 31km Bike, 8km Run Long Distance Triathlon – 3km Swim, 120km Bike, 30km Run Course Maps are available here How: Full Schedule is available here *Free LIVE streaming of the finish of the Cross Triathlon will be available on our Facebook and on TriathlonLive.TV
Summer Cook returns to top of world cup podium in the Yucatan
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Collecting her first world cup victory of the season, USA’s Summer Cook captured the win of the inaugural 2017 Yucatan ITU World Cup. After having a breakthrough 2016 season and stepping onto four world cup podiums, the win was long overdue for the American as she will be named the first-ever Yucatan Champion. Cook battled for the gold from start to finish as she remained among the leaderboard throughout the entire race. The win was then earned from a stellar running performance that drew her enough of an advantage to easily seize the finish tape. Cook said of her cruising victory, “This is the first time on the podium at a world cup for me this year, so I am really happy to be back on the podium and I am hoping to carry this onto the rest of my races this season.” “I was doing a good job of pouring the entire bottle on myself at ever aid station and I just kept telling myself that this is the conditions that I thrive in and that really carried me through the run.” Taking the silver medal was a newcomer to the world cup podium, USA’s Lindsey Jerdonek. Jerdonek said, “I am really pleased to be on my first world cup podium, because it has eluded me for all my years that I have been racing ITU and to put it together, I had my head in the game and from start to finish I really committed to stand on it. So I am really glad to come second to Summer Cook and Lisa (Perterer) who was just behind me.” Then finishing off the medal count was Lisa Perterer (AUT), who proves that her talent is for the Mexican heat as she has seen many successes in Mexican hosted world cup events. This time competing after the men completed the Yucatan course, the women lined up at the Progreso beachfront to tackle the sprint distance course. While the wind had picked up since the men’s race, the women swam through some choppy waves to get to the first buoy. Cook exited the waters first, followed closely behind by Canada’s Amelie Kretz and then a long string of competitors. With only four short laps on the bike, a group of nine women formed after lap one, which included Cook, Jerdonek, Perterer, Kretz, Tamara Gorman (USA), Kaitlin Donner, Dominika Jamnicky (CAN) and Mexicans Claudia Rivas and Cecilia Gabriela Perez Flores. The leaders continued to gain ground after each lap and entered the transition zone with a lead of around 45 seconds from the large chase pack following behind. Once the run started, it was clear the podium would come from that leading...
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