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  • 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
  • October 30

  • Spirit of 1989 The GFT Tribe to all the tribe members but especially edad,yellowcake and kar-thanks for all the chat and help prior to the race-it was a good'un. Im even thinking of the aquabike next year!!!-good swim- fair/easy bike-mega hard run from 9 miles -but thats ultra racing eh?even got a glass because i apparently won my age group- next year im 50 so a whole new bunch of fellas to race with, cant wait! great to meet you e-dad, sorry i missed you yellowcake....now for a winter of long and easy rides,runs and swims everybody...enjoy. thanks to somer sports it was great
    about 5 years ago
  • October 25

  • theforge The GFT Tribe Where are the freaking pictures? I can't navigate that website. All I find is some place where you put your name email and number and you get told you will be notified when your pictures are ready. Aren't they supposed to be up now?
    about 5 years ago
  • October 21

  • KAR The GFT Tribe Congratulations to all who made it across the finish line!! It was a LONG and GRUELING and you've earned your finishers medal. Now put your bike and swim goggles away and get ready for the running season!
    about 5 years ago
    • yellowcakeWhat an awesome race! Absolutely loved the courses - all of them! I had a huge fan club, my wonderful family, who cheered BIG time throughout the race. I took it super easy on the bike because I was really worried about the heat (for us northerners...) and it paid off in spades on the run. The volunteers were 'over the top awesome' and always ready to help. The best part of this race is the multiple bike and run loops. You get to see so many people and really feel like you're part of a big race. This was my first iron distance and a truly incredible experience. Thanks to everyone who made this possible! And special thanks to the Iron Cowboy who asked if the '52' on my calf was an error. Shouldn't it be 25? Yeah...made my day :-).
      6:50 PM October 22
    • EnduradadCongrats! Floridia is really a nice place to be on October!
      Spirit also got 1st in his A.G.
      2:43 PM October 23
    • KARYellowcake, it was an unbelievable day wasn't it?! It's OK to have that big smile on your face, it's going to be there awhile!! When you watch the Hawaii IM, you can get emotional watching the ag finshers cross the finish, you know what it's like! ... Congrats to you, too, E-Dad!! Great job!
      9:42 AM October 24
  • October 15

  • theforge has joined The GFT Tribe
    about 5 years ago
  • October 14

  • KAR The GFT Tribe Just a couple of important items to pass along before the Big Dance. By now, this race had better be in the forefront of your thinking. Mental preparation, race visualization. Be sure to have a plan and stick with it, no matter what. It's tempting, when you feel good after the swim, then as your flying down Cherry Lake Rd, to overdo it on the bike. Slow down, then back off a bit more!! Remember, you're setting yourself up for the marathon... Don't worry about Sugarloaf. I believe it's a half mile long, at 7 percent at it's steepest. There is a slight downhill leading into it, but that's after a sharp turn. Pay attention to Jalarmey Road. It's a short climb, but there is also a sharp, hidden turn that won't give you much momentum before going up it. It's just a pain in the ass...Lastly, stick to the plan that got you this far. Don't throw it away on race day. Don't worry about your time, no one cares, only that you made it across the finish line. Good luck to all of you, and remember John Collins quote: "Swim 2.4 miles. bike 112 miles, then run a marathon, all in one day. Then brag for the rest of your life."
    about 5 years ago
  • October 12

  • Spirit of 1989 The GFT Tribe cheers edad see you later next week
    about 5 years ago
  • Enduradad Good luck to all of you heading down this weekend. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Enduradad
    about 5 years ago
  • October 10

  • yellowcake Spirit of 1989 Taper is going well. A little odd for me since I just finished 2 weeks of mostly cycling. So I'm catching up on my swimming - started to grow gills. Doing 3800 meters tomorrow morning, then Friday I pack up to drive to FLA. I have a business conference in Destin, Fl, so will finish my taper in Destin. BTW - anyone know of any good bike routes in Destin? I'll check garmin and map my ride to see if there are any public routes, but would appreciate first hand info, if anyone has it. Looking for a 25-30 mile loop that I can do several times (and circle back by my car for refueling).
    about 5 years ago
  • Spirit of 1989 Enduradad looking forward to some up tempo stuff in the next week plus loads of sleep what about you e-dad/yellowcake taper going well?
    about 5 years ago
    • EnduradadThings are going well here in Indiana. Leaves are changing and starting to get frost in the mornings.
      5:03 AM October 11
  • October 08

  • Spirit of 1989 The GFT Tribe only got 1 more really big session-20 mile run Weds morning- then I can look forward to the nice weather-E-Dad whats the sketch with the swim has the weather been really hot there and caused the lake temp to rise? Im a bit concerned as im a fair bit slower in the water without my wetsuit???
    about 5 years ago
    • EnduradadAlmost every year at GFT has been wet-suit legal.
      The current night temps are mid 60's and the rain that came through should also keep it cool.
      Sometimes the lake has some chop from the lake affect winds.
      10:11 AM October 08
    • Spirit of 1989all the training is now done!!! ran 2:55 this morning over the sand dunes and woodland trails. just some faster stuff now then ....to use a wolfgang deitrich quote(got to be read with a german accent!!!) "I make my race and in a few hours we will see" Im so looking forward to it now hope everyone else is in good order
      8:36 AM October 10
    • Spirit of 1989E-dad, can I borrow your EZ button for the race please?
      8:38 AM October 10
    • yellowcakeme too!!
      10:40 AM October 10
    • yellowcakehow much sun is there on the bike course? what about the run course?
      10:41 AM October 10
    • Spirit of 1989im hoping there will be loads of sun-we recently had a ufo report when the sun came out ...ho ho ho...judging from the photos it all looks nice. might not come home with white legs!!!
      3:09 PM October 10
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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


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."


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.


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


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

Budapest hosts the first ITU Event Organisers Conference
12:00:00 AM ITU News
More than 110 representants from 32 countries of the endurance, triathlon and multisport organizing committees gathered this weekend in Budapest, Hungary, for the first ITU Event Organisers Conference, a three-days long event themed “Triathlon events for the next generation of athletes”. Dr Béla Bátorfi, Preisdent of the Hungarian Triathlon Union, opened the Conference thanking everyone for their presence, and remarking that triathlon is “a team sport” and nothing could ever be done, from racing to organising events, without the help and support of the whole triathlon family. Dr. Tunde Szabo, Minister of State for Sport and Minister of Human Resources, said that only by investing in young people and in events “will our sporting community improve” as, she said, the Hungarian Triathlon Union has done in the last years. Antonio Fernández Arimany, Secretary General of ITU, stated that “in triathlon, you only become a triathlete when you do a competition, so in our sport, competitions are the most important thing for our Federation. That’s why this conference has been one of our main targets for many years. I’m extremely proud that this is finally taking place”. Yann Le Moenner, Managing Director of A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation), and organisers of races as The Tour of France, explained that cyclism and triathlon have something in common: “We all have out of stadium events. We have no limits, sky is the only limit. But we can showcase the beauty of landscapes or cities”. “Key factors when organising an event is having unique places, which make the best races, offering a unique experience for spectators and athletes, and delivering a unique format”, he said. Le Moenner, Attila Mizser -Sports Director of the Budapest 2024 Bid Committee- and Eva Szanto -Executive Director of Budapest 2017 FINA WC, shared their thoughts about how to engage cities with events during a panel discussion which stated organisers need to that make sure that they really understand why the city wants an event. “For some cities, hosting an event can cost a lot of money, so you have to help them to have a successful event that all can benefit from”, explained Le Moenner. Saturday morning was the perfect time to learn what it takes to organise one of the most extreme triathlons of the planet, Norseman, while being sustainable and responsible. “We organise a race in a privileged nature environment. We have no prize money, the journey we offer to our athletes os our price. And...
Green is our favorite color
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Pink might be Aerosmith’s favorite color, but green has got us going crazy. This year, get ready to go gaga over green as we debut the color for swim caps in all ITU World Triathlon Series races, World Cups and Multisport events. Not only will athletes be more visible in the water, but the color of the caps doubles to symbolize ITU’s commitment to compete clean. Embracing the color of several WADA anti-doping campaigns, ITU is promoting a “love triathlon, love clean sport” campaign, all while making the athletes easier to spot. ITU has been working to both enhance the audience experience and improve overall athlete safety, which the flourescent green color will accomplish. In addition to the green caps, fans will now be able to identify their favorite athlete in the top eight, as these athletes will wear different colored swim caps. The world’s top ranked athlete will wear gold, while world #2 will sport silver and #3 will hone bronze. Then, world rankings four to eight will each feature a different color to ensure they are easily visible in the pack. “We’ve been working with athletes, partners and our staff to create a way to make the swim more engaging for fans,” explained Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC Member. “Our new green swim caps are going to be easy to identify for officiating and safety purposes, while athletes in the Top 8 will be more identifiable.” Starting at World Triathlon Abu Dhabi March 3-4, all elite athletes will be wearing the new caps, which are manufactured by Tribe Solutions, ITU’s Official Merchandise Partner.
ITU announces 2017 Prize Money
12:00:00 AM ITU News
ITU today announced prize money for the 2017 ITU season, with more money available to professional athletes than ever before.  This year, ITU has increased the bonus pool for the ITU World Triathlon Series by $100,000 USD, with a total of $855,000 available to the top 35 men and women. With nearly $2.5 million dollars up for grabs, the WTS remains one of the richest triathlon circuits worldwide. “I’m very pleased to be able to offer athletes more money, which will be reflected in the bonus pool,” said ITU President & IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Moreover, I’m thrilled to have the input from our new Athlete’s Committee to ensure the money is dispersed in a manner best benefitting triathletes.” In consultation with the Athlete’s Committee, ITU will divide the additional $100,000 amongst the top 35 positions in an effort to continue increasing revenue sources for all the athletes, not just the very top tier. Jess Harrison, Chair of the Athlete’s Committee, said, “The athletes’ committee is very satisfied that ITU and the WTS are confirming their commitment to helping the athletes by investing this new source of revenue straight back into the prize money fund. It is important to keep moving in the right direction of making triathlon a professional and viable sport for all ITU athletes who invest so much time and energy into their triathlon careers and dreams.” ITU will again offer a total of $60,000 per World Cup, bringing the total available throughout the circuit this season to $960,000. With an additional six World Cups on the ITU circuit than previous years and with the boost to the WTS prize money, the sum for the two series comes to nearly $3.5 million dollars. Athletes will also vie for $70,000 at the ITU Mixed Relay World Championships. Additionally, the Penticton ITU Multisport World Championships Festival, held from 18-27 August, will offer a total of $200,000 across Aquathlon, Duathlon, Cross Triathlon, and Long Distance Triathlon World Championship events.  “We are thrilled that prize purses will be available at all our major races at the inaugural ITU Multisport World Championships Festival in Penticton this summer,” says Michael Brown, the event’s Executive Director. “The prize money will attract a strong field of athletes from around the world to compete during the ten-day festival.” All together, elite athletes have the opportunity to vie for more than $3.5 million dollars throughout...
First ITU Event Organisers Conference Begins this Weekend
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The International Triathlon Union’s first-ever ITU Event Organisers Conference is set to begin this weekend. Scheduled for this Friday, February 24th-26th, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary at the Novotel Hotel, the weekend-long conference is themed “Triathlon events for the next generation of athletes”, and is aimed at any endurance, triathlon and multisport organizing committee looking to enhance their event. The program will include a series of keynote presentations, workshops and breakout sessions concentrated on the development and advancement of triathlon and multisport races. It includes sessions on event marketing, sustainability, improving athlete experience, race planning and more. ITU has secured an impressive lineup of speakers including Tour de France organizer A.S.O., IRONMAN Head of Cycling & Short Course Triathlon Operations Oliver Schiek, General Manager of the grueling Norseman race Dag Oliver, and ITU Chair of Medical & Anti-doping Committee Dr. Sergio Migliorini. Exhibition space was also offered alongside the conference, offering brands the opportunity to expose their product to the world of triathlon event organizers, as well as three days to network with potential clients. The conference, which will be organised in conjunction with the Hungarian Triathlon Federation, will take place over the course of three days. For more on speakers and information, visit http://eventsconference.triathlon.org/.
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