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VIDEO: 72 Year Old Finish At Western States 100

Posted by: on September, 21 2016

Found on Competitor.com This past June, 72-year-old Wally Hesseltine ran the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. He was set to be the race’s oldest finisher ever since its start in 1974. “Thirty Hours,” a 12-minute documentary directed by Alex Massey, showcases Hesseltine’s training leading up to the race, the race day itself and his unforgettable […]

World Triathlon Finish

Posted by: on September, 19 2016

Found on Slowtwitch.com   Seeing his brother in trouble, Alistair Brownlee abandoned his duel with Henri Schoeman of South Africa, picked up his virtually unconscious brother and supported him for a quarter mile toward the finish as Schoeman raced ahead for the Grand Final win. Barely dragging his brother to the finish, Alistair assisted Jonny […]

How To Deal With Crowded Race Starts

Posted by: on September, 15 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mario Fraioli Q. Mario, In bigger races I always find myself bobbing and weaving through other runners in the first mile and lose a lot of time. What can I do to combat this? Thanks! Lydia S. A. Lydia, Trying to find your rhythm in the early miles of […]

Who’s Responsible For Canceling The Los Angeles Triathlon?

Posted by: on September, 12 2016

Found on Triathlon.com and written by Chris Foster Racers get a surprising email three days before the event Last Thursday, triathletes in Southern California woke up to shocking news: There would be no L.A. Triathlon for the first time in 15 years; the race, scheduled to run just three days later on Sept. 11, had been […]

Triathlete: What Should I Do When I Can’t Run?

Posted by: on September, 8 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Julie Dunkle Q: My injury has kept me from running. What’s the best approach for turning my lemons into lemonade? A: First, throw a big pity party! All jokes aside, it is a necessary step in the process. Set a limit though—48 hours, and then it’s time to buck […]

Medal Mania: Are We Going Overboard With The Awards?

Posted by: on September, 7 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Susan Lacke Last weekend I did a 5K with my sister. It was nothing spectacular—3.1 miles in aesthetically pleasing scenery with about 800 new friends. No PRs were set. We gabbed most of the way (as sisters do), and I think we may have even stopped to take a […]

Shark Attack Victim Back In The Water

Posted by: on August, 31 2016

Hamilton Spectator By Laylan Connelly NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — It’s a bay, not the open ocean, and there are more than 100 other swimmers nearby. There are no sharks here … right? It’s the first time Maria Korcsmaros has gone back into saltwater since an estimated 10-foot Great White Shark bit down into her body […]

VIDEO: Ironman Swim Tips

Posted by: on August, 30 2016

Dylan McNeice, the 2013 Challenge Taiwan champion and two-time winner of Challenge Wanaka, is prepared to defend his Taiwan title against an impressive field of rivals this weekend. McNeice, known for his powerful swimming background yet also an emerging long-course talent on the bike and run, has thus far stamped his victor’s mark in lead-from-the-start […]

Online Safety And Workouts

Posted by: on August, 29 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kelly O’Mara Online safety and workouts:  What should you really be worried about? A friend and I once used Strava, cross-referenced with public water records, to find a celebrity athlete’s house so we could take a picture in front of it. While our adventure was relatively benign, this is […]

Dee Collides With Competitor At Triathlon

Posted by: on August, 29 2016

Found on BBC.com Triathlons are tough at the best of times, but one competitor in the Dublin city event got more than he bargained for when he and a deer collided. Photographer Erik Scraggs snapped the moment Shane O’Reilly was struck by the animal as he cycled in Phoenix Park. Mr O’Reilly from Blackrock in […]