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1 out of Rev3 Win by Reed and Dibens

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1 out of rev3 win by reed and dibens 200x300   1 out of Rev3 Win by Reed and DibensMatt Reed of USA and Julie Dibens of Great Britain won the first race of the Revolution3 Triathlon Series in Knoxville, Tennessee.

At the very start of the race, the question, “Who could handle the freezing conditions?” remained unanswered. On the morning race, the athletes were met with below-normal temperatures, however, the water temperature was above 70 degrees and out of their wetsuits, the pros braved the waters.

American Cameron Dye got out of the down-river swim with 15:05 in the clock with a chasing pack led by Reed was right after Dye. Reed took on the bike and sustained the lead early in the race. Bjorn Andersson of Sweden overtook Reed and Chris Lieto of the USA. Andersson pushed the lead and had a 90 second lead over Lieto.

However, Reed running a 32:53 with10 km on the stretch overtook Andersson and Lieto. He finished at 1:51:55 and won the race….

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Rev3 Triathlon 2010 Series

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Rev3 Triathlon 2010 Series 300x271   Rev3 Triathlon 2010 Series On Sunday in Knoxville, Tennessee, the much awaited first race of the Rev3 Triathlon Series is to be officially launched. It will be highlighting an Olympic distance and a half Ironman distance race out on the short course to be competed by professionals.

Winners on of the race on both men and women categories, will get the chance to race in the Rev3 Half Ironman distance race on June 6 in Quassy, Connecticut. Anybody who wins the three Rev3 Triathlon Series races, the two winners will be vying for the prize money of $150,000.

To spice up the competition, one tough cookie from New Zealand is Terenzo Bozzone, a late entry to Knoxville and has competed in the Ironman 70.3 New Orleans placing second and won first place in the Texas and St. Croix Ironman 70.3’s in the last three weeks. Other topnotch athletes competing for the $50,000 money bag are Stuart…

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Gomez Returns to Race at Seoul

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Gomez returns to race at Seoul 261x300   Gomez Returns to Race at SeoulJavier Gomez of Spain will begin his 2010 season by competing at the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Seoul. Due to a minor hip injury, the Spaniard had to sit out the Mooloolaba World Cup and the Series opener in Sydney.

Gomez explains that he went to several doctors in Brisbane and Noosa to consult what he had. However, it was not conclusive. “It looks like it was a problem in the piriformis muscle. I missed a few weeks of training, especially run training, so my fitness will not be the best for Seoul.”

Gomez’s coach thinks that Seoul would be good to test his form. “I have no high expectations for race day and would just like to go out and enjoy the race. We are already thinking of Madrid. I want to be fit and ready to try to win there. After seven months without racing, it’s going to…

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Winning Finish for Kemper and Cave at Alcatraz

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Kemper showed off his superior running talent by taking over the lead at the men’s race during T-2. “I was aggressive early in the run. Bevan was able to stay with me for a mile but then I broke away.” With a time of 1:58:21, he held off Bevan Docherty of New Zealand who came in second two minutes later. Andy Potts, the defending champion, took third place from aspirant Chris McCormack.

Kemper embraced the cheers as he crossed the finish line. “You just can’t beat this race. Look at where you swim,” he points to the Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate,…

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Snowsill Returns at Seoul Triathlon

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snowsill returns at seoul triathlon 300x280   Snowsill Returns at Seoul TriathlonEmma Snowsill will return to race at the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Seoul. The Beijing Olympic champion was in recovery after a hip surgery in 2009 when a incapacitating virus struck her. Snowsill was a spectator when compatriot Emma Moffatt won the first Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship title in GoldCoast, Australia.

The young Aussie was absent from triathlon events since June of last year. However, Snowsill is optimistic that she still has a fighting chance for the 2010 world championship crown. “My body feels good, my last couple of weeks training have been very solid, and I’m highly motivated to have a good season following the frustrations I endured with injury last year.”

Looking forward to raise her world ranking, Snowsill sees the remaining six Series events and two World Cup races as her lifeline to victory. “With the big races coming up in Europe and the…

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Victory at Ironman St. George for Weiss and Wurtele

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In T1, Luke Bell of Australia was at the head of the pack with a time of 49:22. Bell continued to keep his lead until mile 35. This was where he was grouped in with Chris McDonald (AUS), Matt Lieto (US), Clemens Coenen (GER) and Ben Hoffman (US).

It was on the longest descent of the race where Weiss caught up with them and took the lead going to T2. The run course was to Weiss’ advantage as he finished in 8:40:08. Hoffman, McDonald, Bell and Kiririll Kotsegarov (EST) were vying for second through shuffling positions. Hoffman emerged ahead of the group at 8:52:54, giving him the second place. McDonald finished…

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American Classic Carbon 38 Tubular Wheels

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American Classic Carbon 38 Tubular Wheels 300x200   American Classic Carbon 38 Tubular WheelsAmerican Classic comes out with the Carbon 38 Tubular wheels for road and triathlon. With a goal to keep the wheels light but strong, American Classic built it with carbon 38mm tubular rims. The v profile in the middle of the rims are to get more aerodynamic advantage when doing jumps, sharp climbs and sprints. It is also stiff and dependable for crosswinds and brakes.

Proven to be an asset during crits and time trials, the Carbon 38 Tubular has AC Bladed Spokes and AC Aluminum silver nipples. A pair weighs 1242 grams with the front weighing 512 grams and the rear 730 grams. The front hubs are Micro 58 100mm and RD 205 130mm for the rear. Powertap hub is optional.

Rear spline may be Shimano/SRAM 9/10 or Campagnolo 9/10/11 cassettes. Ideal with Carbon specific brake pads, extras which you may add include ceramic bearings, Titanium QR’s, wheel bags and Sapim…

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