Monday, December 30, 2013


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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Cancelled Triathlon Organized by BoneIslandTri is Back

BoneIslandTri organized a race then canceled the full race due to financial problems. However, athletes went online to express their dissappointment and disgust, now it seems the scheduled race is back on. It is set on Januaray 25, 2013 in Key West. It is a 140.6-mile race.

The organizer announced last Thursday on their Facebook page that they have not attracted enough athletes for the race and that they are canceling the full race and moving it to July 2015.

"BoneIslandTri will still move the 2015 date to July as we have had a difficult financial loss trying to create an event in January for full athletes."

On their website, they have announced that the full distance event is re-instated:

"The BoneIslandTri Full-Distance event will still be held this January 25, 2013.  We will be making changes to the course to keep both events for all athletes. Thank you for all of your comments and feedback."

Monday, November 25, 2013

Triathlon: Mauritius

Check out the Youtube clip of the off-road Triathlon in Mauritius. It includes Open Water Swimming, Mountain Biking and Running a Trail around the scenic Bois Cheri Tea Estate, Mauritius.

Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the African continent. Bois Chéri is the first tea plantation in Mauritius that dates back to 1892.

Monday, November 4, 2013

New York City Marathon, Kenyan Runners Wins Both Men's and Women's Race

New York City Marathon, Kenyan Runners, Men's and Women's Race, Priscah Jeptoo

Kenya's Priscah Jeptoo was victorious in the the women's race on Sunday her time was 2 hours, 25 minutes, 7 seconds, which is a minute ahead of Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba. she also received a $500,000 bonus for also capturing the World Marathon Majors women's title.

Fellow Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, 32 won the men's race with a time 2:08:24.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Iron Man Triathlon Held in Miami

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The “City Bikes Iron Man 70.3 Triathlon” was held in Miami on Sunday with over 3,000 athletes from all over the world competed. The race included a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run.

This is the 4th consecutive year the triathlon has launched from Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Streets in the area were closed Sunday morning until afternoon.

Athlete Leaderboards:

First Name Last Name Swim Bike Run Finish
Terenzo Bozzone
Filip Ospaly
Nils Frommhold
Leon Griffin
Ben Collins
Yvan Jarrige
Todd Skipworth
Oscar Galindez
Ritchie Nicholls
Arturo Garza

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Insurance for Triathletes


Triathlon is an extreme sport that can take a lot from the athletes and it is done outdoors where a lot of things can happen like accidents. In events like this, insurance are important not just for the organizers but also the athletes participating in the event.

If you are a triathlete and you got injured in an event that is sanctioned by the USA Triathlon, you are covered by their insurance that can help you with the expenses.

You can simply apply for the USAT Excess Medical Coverage, this means you are eligible to submit claims that are over and above what your own medical insurance covers. A deductible does apply for this excess coverage.

Follow these steps if you wish to file a claim:
    1. Complete the USAT Medical Claim form.  The race director can provide the form or email for one.
    2. Follow the directions on the second page of the USAT Medical Claim form carefully.  Submit the requested information to the address.

visit Athlete Excess Medical Policy for more info

Click Here -  for information on filing claims online

Strong Traithlon Start by Pete Jacobs

Pete Jacobs triathlon

The defending champion from Australia Pete Jacobs had a strong start in the Hawaiian Ironman triathlon world championships. He came out second in the 3.8km ocean swim behind American Brandon Marsh and had the lead by the time they were out of transition and onto the 180km bike ride.

Andy Starykowicz from the US was able to snatch the lead from Jacobs within a few kilometres of the cycle race.

Haley Chura of USA led the women in swimming 53:55, seven seconds ahead of Great Britain's Jodie Swallow.

International Triathlon Union Race Distance

Distance in Triathlon races differs, but the International Triathlon Union and USA Triathlon have set of distances for a triathlon race they are:

Sprint Distance: 750 meter (.465 mi) swim, 20 kilometer (12.5 mi) bike, 5 kilometer (3.1 mi) run

Intermediate (Standard) distance or Olympic distance: 1.5 kilometer (.93 mi) swim, 40 kilometer (25 mi) bike, 10 kilometer (6.2 mi) run
Long Course or half-Ironman (70.3): 1.9 kilometer (1.2 mi) swim, 90 kilometer (56 mi) bike, and a 21.1 kilometer (13.1 mi) run
Ultra Distance or the Ironman (140.6): 3.8 kilometer (2.4 mi) swim, 180.2 kilometer (112 mi) bike, and a full marathon: 42.2 kilometer (26.2 mi) run.

Friday, September 27, 2013

ITU World Cup Season Continues in Alicante

The 2013 World Cup season continues in Alicante this weekend, with big fields turning out for the second event in Spain this year. It’s the first World Cup event in the coastal city and the course will take in a two-lap 1.5km swim in the Port of Alicante, followed by a hilly and technical six-lap 43km bike course and finishes with a four-lap flat 10km run.

The start list in Elite Women includes the Netherlands Rachel Klamer, Italy’s Alice Betto, the Czech Republic’s Vendula Frintova, Great Britain’s Katie Hewison, Austria’s Lisa Perterer, Australia’s Felicity Sheedy-Ryan, South Africa’s Gillian Sanders, Belgium’s Katrien Verstuyft and Germany’s Rebecca Robisch. Frintova is already a World Cup winner, while Klamer picked up the elite women’s 2013 European Championship title.

In Elite Men line up includes World Cup winners Mark Buckingham (GBR), Brendan Sexton (AUS) and Simon De Cuyper (BEL), as well as Italy’s Davide Uccellari, Germany’s Gregor Bucholz, Russia’s Igor Polyanksiy and Andrey Bryukhankov. There is also a big team flying the flag at home in Spain, including Francesc Godoy and Jesus Gomar.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Spike in Interest in Hever Castle Triathlon

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Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee took gold and bronze in the triathlon at the London Olympics last year and have spark interest in the Hever Castle Triathlon. The organisers are getting ready to welcome over 5,000 competitors including first timers, 1,300 children and 400 participants taking on The Gauntlet (new half iron distance) on Saturday and Sunday (September 28/29).

On Saturday morning close to 2,000 participants will compete in the sprint distance with many raising money for charity.

The Saturday afternoon will see parents cheer on their children with 1,300 of them aged between 8 and 15 - a record - trying to grasp their own bit of family glory at the Hever Castle Triathlon in the largest children's triathlon in the world.

The children, including 116 pairs of siblings, are hoping to follow in the Brownlee brothers footsteps as they race around the stunning grounds of Hever Castle.

This year 65 schools battle it out for the Inter Schools Tournament trophy with one school (St Lawrence Primary School, Stone Street, near Sevenoaks) entering 20 children and 20 parents including the head teacher trying her hand at her first triathlon in a bid to fundraise for a new classroom.

There will be proud parents aplenty whether they plan to spectate or compete themselves.

The Gauntlet, is the new half iron distance race (1.9km swim / 90km cycle / 21km run), that has attracted serious triathletes from across Europe to race around the scenic Kent countryside, including the 13th world ranking triathlete, David McNamee.

The Hever Castle Triathlon is part of the Markel Castle Triathlon Series which is increasingly well known for the beautiful venues and scenic grounds, held at iconic castles across Europe, promising a high quality triathlon festivals and race for all levels, from first-timers and children, to elite performers.

Spectators can enjoy a festival atmosphere at the event village at the Hever Castle Triathlon this weekend whilst they watch the races, including archery, live bands, refreshments, hot air balloon, bouncy castle and access to the castle grounds (Adults pay £5/children aged 5 – 15 pay £3).

Channel 4 are sending a camera crew and helicopter to take in the action. Footage is due to be broadcast on Channel 4 (7am Sunday October 13), Sky Sports and EuroSport.

Competitors can enter the 2014 events and receive a 30 per cent discount for a limited period of time by visiting, or for more information follow the organisers on Facebook (Castletriathlonseries) or Twitter (@CastleTriathlon).

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

More than 200 compete in triathlon festival in rain

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WORTH TWP — More than 200 participants show up at Saturday's Mighty Moraine Man Triathlon Festival despite of heavy rains.

The event which was held at Moraine State Park featured a Half-Ironman race — which is a 1.2 mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run — and an Olympic distance triathlon — which is a .9-mile swim, a 27-mile bike ride and a 6.2-mile run.

Joella Baker, race director, said rain can slow racers down, particularly when biking. She said that one person quit the race because the rain was too heavy and some people had mechanical problems with their bicycles.
But most racers stuck it out.

“Despite the rain, it's going very well,” Baker said.

This was the first time for the event, which had the first Half-Ironman ever in Western Pennsylvania. The park has made a five-year commitment to hold the event.

Racers swam in Lake Arthur. The bike course took racers outside the park and up toward Slippery Rock, while the running was on trails in the park.

The races were designed for both beginners and experienced competitors. Baker said she was amazed by the number of beginners who attended.

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