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  • 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
  • Enduradad Good morning! Yellowcake, Hope you get well fast. I had fun yesterday running a 1/2 marathon with my oldest daughter. Now just a few EZ workouts this week.
    about 5 years ago
  • October 07

  • KAR The GFT Tribe Glad to hear that everyone is conscious of their surroundings, re contagions, viruses, etc. It CAN wreck your race, IF you let it. Be extra vigilant and stay away from anyone with sniffles, a cough, a sneeze. Carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer and use frequently if you must. You can pick up "something" from another cell phone, atm machines, computer keyboards, door handles, gas pump handles, etc. PLEASE be very careful! Yellowcake, get well in a hurry! Let the taper works its magic, rest and re-build. All of the long, hard work is over, take it easy and focus on race day.
    about 5 years ago
    • Spirit of 1989Hi KAR nice to hear from you I hope youre keeping well I must admit im struggling with the taking it easy bit but I always do
      2:44 AM October 08
    • yellowcakeThanks! I'm really working on getting lots of sleep, eating well and drinking LOTS of fluids. Feeling a little better.
      10:40 AM October 10
  • October 05

  • Spirit of 1989 The GFT Tribe Hi-Edad we fly over on the 13th Oct. Theres eleven of us in the party now so i wont be short of support !!-Yellowcake what part of Italy were you in? I did a weeks training camp in trentino in July it was truly beautiful although the dolomite climbs were painfully long. Its been a difficult week here with night shifts and the subsequent tiredness but hopefully the weather will be kind on sunday for my last big brick
    about 5 years ago
    • EnduradadWith that many I'm sure you have your own chartered private jet.
      Are you shipping your bike or taking it on flight?
      5:22 AM October 06
    • yellowcakeI was in Umbria. It was gorgeous. The weather was perfect. Short rides, but very hilly - - very long climbs - like miles and miles of climbing.......
      7:14 PM October 07
    • yellowcakestruggling with a sore throat right now....at first I thought it was jet lag and dehydration from the long flights, but no...it's a flu of some sort. Need to get rid of this!
      7:16 PM October 07
    • Spirit of 1989Im taking my bike on the flight, so on friday I'll spend a few hours packing it properly then fingers crossed !!! Had my last big brick yesterday 105 miles hilly with an 8 mile tempo run afterwards. the run felt good even though I probably went at it a bit hard(1 min per mile faster than race pace) but id been watching crowies training day on you tube on saturday. hey ho
      2:43 AM October 08
  • October 04

  • yellowcake Enduradad Italy was awesome! Lots of hills to climb. Our daily mileage was low, but the elevation was high. I did manage to get one long bike ride in by doubling up a days ride and doing it twice (92 hilly miles) and several runs, two of them over 3 hours. I had lined up two different places to swim, but they didn't work out, so no swimming. I'm actually in the airport in Rome right now, waiting to board my flight back to Baltimore (via JFK). Can't wait for this weekend, I have my last big brick then I do some tapering.
    about 5 years ago
    • EnduradadI might be a little envious of being able to go to Italy and bike around. Please bring some Pics.
      Hope your flight back is safe and you recover from jet lag fast.
      Speaking of jet lag, Spirit when are you flying over?
      5:36 AM October 04
  • October 02

  • Enduradad Yellowcake, How was Italy?
    about 5 years ago
  • October 01

  • Spirit of 1989 The GFT Tribe EDad-had a bit of a disaterous weekend-had a good friday 4 k swim and 111 miles of intervals then saturday came and I was struck down by some kind of viral thingy. I was really wiped out so had an enforced 2 days off. Did 75 hilly miles on the bike with about 750 metres of climbing in just over 4 hours. I felt wiped out at the end so Im hoping im going to be over this soon.Ive got night duty for the next 3 shifts and Im in my last training week so could do without it. How are you going along?
    about 5 years ago
    • EnduradadI sure hope you get rested & recover quicky. It's time to take it easy, but I've never met an IM that could do that well.
      5:32 AM October 02
    • EnduradadAfter years of training and several IM's I still have not come up with a good taper plan!
      I know the simple rule of 3 weeks out do half/then half and then off, but I can't get my mind to accept that.
      This is also the time of year I get scared of anyone who coughs .
      7:43 AM October 02
  • Enduradad Ok, made it to October in one piece. Hope everone's ready to rest up.
    about 5 years ago
  • September 27

  • Enduradad Who's planning on going to athlete dinner Thur night? time?
    about 5 years ago
  • Spirit of 1989 The GFT Tribe Hi E-Dad doing ok this week but the weathers not weve had constant heavy rain so most of my training has been on the turbo trainer. running is going ok at the moment and the swimming is ticking over. looking forward to getting out there and having the sun on my back for a change. Hows your training going?
    about 5 years ago
    • EnduradadThings are going pretty well.
      Today I'm just stretching and resting up for weekend. This should be my last hard 3 day set. (please note: my hard is your EZ).
      Next weekend I'll run a 1/2 Marathon with my oldest daughter, thne start tapering.
      5:28 AM September 27
    • EnduradadJust checked; 90's in Clermont for high. mid 70's for low.
      5:32 AM September 27
    • Spirit of 1989Bit of a disaster this morning the pool was closed for a refurb so no long swim today. Ill have to drive to another pool for a session tommorow. But this afternoon is a 3 x 20 min turbo session at 10-15 beats per minute above race pace!!! If my wife comes home from work and finds me slumped over mt tribars unconscious let her know what happened!!!Ha ha ha ha
      6:31 AM September 27
    • EnduradadI know that feeling. They close our indoor pool the first week of Sept. every year.
      If she finds you that way I hope it's like me and you're taking a nap.
      10:27 AM September 27
  • September 26

  • Enduradad Spirit , Good morning, how are you doing this week?
    about 5 years ago
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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
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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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