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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 4 years ago
  • August 02

  • sonarman has joined The GFT Tribe
    about 4 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
 

World Cup Racing Returns to the Spanish Capital
12:00:00 AM ITU News
After an eight-year hiatus, world cup racing returns to the Spanish capital to host the 2017 Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup. First appearing on the calendar in 2003, Madrid hosted a world cup event every year until 2008, until it became a regular stop on the World Triathlon Series from 2009 to 2013. As one of the headquartering cities to ITU, the city of Madrid is a special place for triathlon, sure to produce an exciting event. Athletes are in for a challenging race day as Madrid is serving up one of the toughest courses of the 2017 world cup season. The elites will dive in the water of the Casa de Campo lake for two laps of 750 metres each to then grab their bikes for five kilometres in the same park before heading for the city center to do six laps of a highly demanding, technical and tough circuit, including the terrific Cuesta de la Vega, a demanding slope with 8% gradient. The second transition area and finish line is situated on the beautiful Plaza de Oriente, right in front of the Royal Palace. During the run, athletes will face four laps of 2.5 kilometres each on a flat road that will allow them to enjoy the amazing sights of the city from the Debod Temple. Women’s Preview Leading off the women’s start list is Vendula Frintova (CZE). As the top-ranked women racing this weekend, she has finished in the top-15 in three World Triathlon Series events this season. The veteran athlete has the experience that many women racing do not have and therefore will play a huge advantage during Sunday’s competition. Her last world cup podium was in 2015, so she is also due for another medal. A great number of young talent are expected to line up this Sunday, almost guaranteeing that the Madrid podium will see some new faces. USA women continue to prove their strength, showcasing rising stars in many events. This weekend the Americans will set their fates on Taylor Spivey, Erin Dolan and Kaitlin Donner. Spivey just missed the podium in New Plymouth earlier this season by finishing fourth, so could get within the grasp again this weekend. Dolan also has had some close world cup podiums in her career and will be looking to officially step onto her first. While Donner is the only U.S. women racing to have made it onto a world cup podium, that was in 2015 and Madrid will be her first standard-distance race of season. Hoping to keep the gold within the nation, Spain’s own Carolina Routier will be racing for the hometown glory. Routier continues to...
Hong Kong Triathlon Head Coach Opportunity Available
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited (“HKSI”) is the Government’s delivery agent of elite sports training systems.  The HKSI’s mission is to provide an environment in which sports talent can be identified, nurtured and developed to pursue excellence in the international sporting arena benchmarked at Asian and Olympic Games results.  We are now inviting suitable candidates for the following vacancy: The Job The HKSI works in close collaboration with Hong Kong Triathlon Association (“TRIHK”) in achieving the jointly defined goals of elite training.  Therefore, while reporting to the Chief Executive/ Deputy Chief Executive, the incumbent is also responsible to the TRIHK to ensure the following duties are satisfactorily conducted: To oversee the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of the Triathlon elite training programme in line with the agreed training and competition aims of TRIHK and HKSI; To lead all regular strategic reporting to HKS and to ensure a positive collaborative working relationship between TRIHK and HKSI; To lead the Triathlon Department, managing coaching and administrative staff, ensuring that it operates effectively, efficiently and within the annual financial budget; To ensure that all scientific, medical, education and other athlete support services are fully utilised and integrated into the Triathlon programme to enhance elite training outcomes; To create systematic opportunities for talent to emerge through related programmes; To contribute towards the overall development of coach education programmes which promote the development of local coaches; To contribute to in-house and general media publications as requested; and To contribute to the enhancement of the professional image of the HKSI and TRIHK. The Requirements University degree or its equivalent; Holder of national level coaching certificates; Over 10 years’ proven experience and achievement in coaching Triathlon at international level; Substantial experience in leading programme planning and administration in Triathlon; Demonstrated ability to utilise sports science and sports medicine to add value to the training and coaching process; Excellent interpersonal/ analytical/ evaluation/ planning skills; High level of computer literacy; Strong links with international Triathlon bodies; Excellent written and oral communication skills; and Awareness/ knowledge of Child Protection in sport and equal opportunity issue in the context...
Bermuda to Host First World Triathlon Series Event in April 2018
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Bermuda Tourism Authority and the International Triathlon Union (ITU) have signed a three-year contract to host World Triathlon Series events with the first race to be held on 28 April 2018. Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas said: “Our warm climate in April offers perfect conditions for racing. We invite triathletes to enjoy some early season training, kick off their race calendar and bring their friends and families to relax on our pink sand beaches.” ITU has already inspected and approved the race course for the World Triathlon Bermuda. Sprint and standard distances will offer a swim in the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean, a challenging bike course over hilly terrain and a run along the picturesque Front Street with its colorful buildings in the center of Bermuda’s capital Hamilton. The home of ITU World Champion Flora Duffy, Bermuda will welcome triathletes from around the world to its beautiful island one hour off the US East Coast. Athletes and their families will enjoy a full weekend of festivities and can reach Bermuda with daily direct flights from major hubs such as New York City, Boston and Philadelphia in the USA, Toronto in Canada, and London in the UK. Reigning ITU World Champion Flora Duffy said: “Bermuda is my home, a place that I am drawn to, it’s where I belong and I am excited to welcome triathletes to an island that is set apart by its location and way of life. Bermuda is about the people you meet, and a land that has its own mystique. But whilst Bermudians are welcoming, remember that Corkscrew Hill is an absolute beast on the bike and I will look forward to taking it on against the best in the world. They will need to be at their best to catch me. It looks like a snake climbing a wall and is so narrow and technical that we will have to race up single file. Add local crowds cheering on either side and the atmosphere will be spectacular, these are the memories we will all treasure as athletes.” ITU President Marisol Casado added: “We love the technical course that will challenge our elites and provide a breathtaking scenery to age group athletes. Bermuda is very accessible for athletes from North America and Europe. The race on 28 April 2018 provides a much-needed opportunity for them to start off their ITU season in a warm climate close to home.” Registration to enter World Triathlon Bermuda will open shortly.
Three months until the Inaugural ITU Multisport World Championships Festival!
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Today marks the official three-month countdown to the ITU Multisport World Championships Festival in Penticton! The local organizing committee and ITU are working hard to prepare for thousands of athletes from around the world to descend on Penticton for what promises to be an incredible ten-day festival. Last week the first athlete newsletter went out to all registered participants. We sent this via the lists shared from the National Federations. Do you think you should have received this newsletter but didn’t? Email info@penticton2017.com to be added to the distribution list. Watch for weekly updates in your inbox on everything related to the festival. There has been incredible interest in athletes looking to add another race to their roster in Penticton as an open wave athlete. Thinking of doing another Duathlon? Perhaps adding Aquathlon as a warm up effort to your Long Distance World Championship race? You can compete on the same great course as the World Championship race in the final wave of the day. If you’re interested in racing but require another bike, look to our rental partners Freedom Bikes and Raceday Transport to add whatever bike you need for the day. Speaking of bikes, if you need to transport yours, we have a great option in sponsor Raceday Transport. They will pack your bike, ship it to Penticton and re-assemble it for your race. There are other options available if you’re the type who likes to build your bike yourself. There are activities galore for you, your family and your friends in Penticton. Want to purchase extra tickets for your family and friends to attend the Pasta Party? You can do that here. Want to find fun activities for kids? You can see some fantastic choices here. Want to arrange a wine tour, plan a shopping excursion or learn the best place to go hiking? See some options for activities here. Whatever you want to do pre or post race, there is something for everyone in Penticton. Follow along with all of the action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram under the handle @ITUMultisport. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #Penticton2017. See you in three months!
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