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XTERRA U.S. Pro Series Round 2 in Texas

xterra u s pro series round 2 in texas 300x202   XTERRA U.S. Pro Series Round 2 in TexasThe XTERRA U.S. Pro Series goes to Waco, Texas for the second race on May 23 at Cameron Park. Making an appearance is nine out of the top 10 athletes in the Series. Brian Smith will be absent due to an injury to his pectoralis major tendon after palcing third at the XTERRA West Championships.

Conrad “the Caveman” Stoltz will be there. Hot on his heels is Josiah Middaugh. Middaugh underwent surgery for removal of a bursa sac but proved his recovery was a success by coming in second fastest run time in Vegas last April 25. Seth Wealing and Nico Lebrun will also show up to bring home the gold. Lebrun finished 5th during the West Champs while Wealing is training for the London Olympics in 2012.

PRO MEN BY COUNTRY
USA – Matt Boobar, Ryan DeCook, Craig Evans, Scott Gall, Trevor Glavin, Brandon Jessop, Will Kelsay, Josiah Middaugh, Branden Rakita, Cody…

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Young Guns Team Embarks for Europe

young guns team embarks europe   Young Guns Team Embarks for EuropeThe annual Young guns tour kicks off in Europe come July. The Australian Sports Commission’s National Talent ID and Development has called upon the best of the best of Australia’s upcoming triathlon stars to meet the challenge overseas. Ten of Australia’s best athletes have been signed up for the tour.

Craig Redman, Manager of Triathlon Australia’s National Talent and Development expressed that the team will be competing in 2010 Under 23 world Championships in Budapest in September. “We have an exciting mix of talent in this year’s NTID Young Guns team with a number of newcomers, including Autralian Junior and under 23 champion Holly Aitken and the ever-improving Keira Pride,” said Redman. He further added that Jamie Huggett, Australian under 23 champion and under 23 Oceania Championship silver medalist Sam Betten will be heading the men’s squad.

The tour leaves on July 2 for the Australian Institute of Sport European Training Center…

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Eurostar Tri-City-Athlon

eurostar tri city athlon   Eurostar Tri City AthlonEurostar announced its partnership with the London 2010 Olympics. To celebrate this memorable occasion, it is holding the first-ever Triathlon competition on September 14, 2010 in three cities, dubbed as the Eurostar Tri-City-Athlon. The swimming event will be held in Paris, the bike in Brussels and London hosting the running event.

The swim is a 1.5 km swim in the Bassin de la Villette, the largest artificial lake in Paris. Eurostar will be providing the qualified participants with wet suits and swimming caps.

The participants are required to provide themselves with the following items such as; swimming goggles, towel, bike, helmet, cycling and running shorts, SPD’s/clip in shoes and pedal (OPTIONAL), running shoes, personal nutrition pack or kit bag (OPTIONAL), and a warm top post event wear.

The bike event is 40 km bike race on the area around the King Baudouin I Stadium (formerly Heysel Stadium) some north-west of Brussels. The runners…

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Hy-Vee Des Moines ITU Elite Cup

hy vee des moines itu elite cup   Hy Vee Des Moines ITU Elite Cup

In 2007, the first Hy-Vee ITU World Cup was held in Downtown Des Moines winding up the front of the Iowa State Capitol drawing more than 2,000 Elite and age-group athletes to participate. The event raised $250,000 for charity as Rasmus Henning of Denmark and Laura Bennett of USA took home the inaugural titles.

Two months prior to the Beijing Olympic Games, the US qualifying event for the games was held at West Des Moines, the site of the 2008 edition of the race. Due to terrible flooding in Des Moines area it was situated seven miles outside the State Capitol. Henning won the men’s competition for the second time while Emma Snowsill took the women’s top awards and win the gold in Beijing. Top finishers for the USA were Hunter Kemper and Sarah Haskins earning slots to the Beijing Olympic Triathlon.

In the 2009 competition showcased the most thrilling race ever,…

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Cave, O’Donnell wins Rohto Ironman 70.3 Florida

cave odonnell wins rohto ironman 70 3 florida 300x207   Cave, ODonnell wins Rohto Ironman 70.3 Florida The 2010 Rohto Ironman 70.3 Florida was won by Timothy O’Donnell (USA) and Leanda Cave (GB) today. At the Walt Disney World Resort’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds, O’Donnell crossed the finish line at 3:51:18 while Cave defended her title successfully with a time of 4:14:22.

For its professional prize money plus 75 slots to the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, Rohto Ironman 70.3 Florida is offering $30,000. To be presented by Ford, it will be held in one to the world’s top beach destinations, in Clearwater, Florida come November 13 this year.

Today, the men’s field composed of the top five finishers included Bryan Rhodes of New Zealand and TJ Tollakson of USA. David Kahn was first out of the water followed by O’Donnell and Dirk Bockel, the defending champion.

All the way the bike race, Tollakson took the lead, at the T2, O’Donnell and Richie Cunningham of Australia were more…

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Ryf takes Dextro Energy Triathlon Seoul

ryf takes dextro energy triathlon seoul 222x300   Ryf takes Dextro Energy Triathlon SeoulDaniela Ryf of Switzerland, pulled off an upset by sprinting to win the Dextro Energy Tiathlon ITU World Championship in Seoul, Korea over the world’s number one Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile and reigning world champion Emma Moffatt of Australia. Moffatt appeared to be winning the race until the chase pack caught up with her, turning the last two kilometers final stretch into a heart pounding battle with Ryf out on the lead. The runner up, Riveros Diaz is still rank number one in the 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series.

A two lap swim in the Han River started off the race. Hayley Peirsol of USA took the early lead but could not keep a solo break away as she did in the past. Peirsol was out of the water first with Sarah Haskins (USA) and Kerry Lang a few seconds behind. Forty seconds behind was the chase…

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Mishap at New England Triathlon

mishap at new england triathlon 300x219   Mishap at New England TriathlonThe New England Triathlon race became perilous this weekend due to punishing cold and rough weather conditions resulting to the rescue of 10 triathletes and 2 firefighters being pulled out of the waters.

The organizers, racers and firefighters got more than what they bargained for when a sudden picked up of strong winds and a dropped of temperature turned the weather real bad. This was during the season’s open race in Hopkinton State Park in Ashland, Massachusetts.

Don Morse, one of the athletes in the race said, “Windy and cold. As the race went along, it got worse and worse. I talked to a lot of people after. They said the water conditions were really tough. They couldn’t breathe either way when they were swimming.” This proves that the swimming portion is the most life threatening as revealed by studies in this kind of weather condition.

In near freezing waters, 10 out…

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