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La Sportiva Kumo Shoes

la sportiva kumo   La Sportiva Kumo ShoesIn biking, it has been a fact that one of the major parts that make the sport possible for you is your foot’s ankle.  Because of this, you may need to have the perfect shoes that you can use in order to help you bike comfortably without additional pressure on it.  And one of the perfect shoes that you can use is the La Sportiva Kumo. 

Looking at La Sportiva Kumo closely, will already give you an idea that it is a very comfortable pare of shoes for you.  It looks like a covered slipper with Velcro straps that will make it hug your feel tightly but without the pressure.  Aside from having softer fabrics, it also has perforated parts that will help you have proper ventilation on your feet.

Aside from the overall comfort of the texture, you can already see from the materials used that it is very lightweight compared…

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Louis Garneau Carbon X-Lite Shoes

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The hot new item for spring 2010 from Louis Garneau is the Carbon X-Lite Shoes. Available in white, the shoe is made with the new COOLMAX Ergo Air outsole. The 100% Carbon Extralite outsole comes with a patented multivent system which makes it featherweight. It weighs only 196 grams but enhances power transmission when worn during cycling. This is currently the lightest shoe by the company.

The Carbon X-Lite features the 100 HRS (Heel Retention System) which holds the heel in place even under extreme pressure exerted by the wearer. For easy change of footwear, two velcro straps are in place for security and access.

The shoe also has a heel reflector and seamless microfiber leather upper. It has a visual display of cleat position which makes it compatible with LOOK, TIME and SPEED PLAY cleats. It also has two inner soles.

Retail price for the Louis Garneau Carbon X-Lite Shoes is $169.95.

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New Rules on Ironman Swimwear 2011

new rules ironman swimwear 2011   New Rules on Ironman Swimwear 2011

The World Triathlon Corporation made new changes for the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Series on its swimming rules and regulations. The new rules for wetsuits and swim apparel shall be effective on September 1, 2010.

The modifications are in place to level the playing field and promote fairplay for the events that will take place around the world. They are in accordance to rule changes that have been adopted by triathlon and swimming’s international organizations, FINA and ITU.

The new rules are as follows:
• Swimwear material excludes rubberized fabric like polyurethane or neoprene. All swimwear should be made of 100% textile material like nylon or lycra.
• Swimwear may not cover the neck or extend past the shoulders or knees.
• Swimsuits can have a zipper and a trisuit or race kit may be worn underneath it.
• Wetsuits are not allowed to be thicker than 5mm.
• Wetsuits may be worn in water temperatures up to and including 24.5 degrees…

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McCormack and Wassner Wins South Beach Triathlon

mccormack wassner wins south beach triathlon   McCormack and Wassner Wins South Beach Triathlon

The South Beach Triathlon in Miami was won by Chris McCormack of Australia and USA’s Laurel Wassner. The half mile ocean swim, 19-mile bike course and 4-mile run was held in Miami, Florida.

Chris Lieto led the group during the bike race however, during the run, McCormack came up behind him. Lieto continued to keep McCormack at bay but at the final stretch, McCormack broke into a sprint and crossed the finish line at 1:15:11. Lieto came second at 1:15:12.

In the women’s pro elite, Wassner was in great form from start to finish. She took the lead over other contenders and kept her spot until the end of the race. Wassner’s time was at 1:26:10. Jenny Fletcher came in second at 1:30:43.

Classic Male Pro/Elite:
1. Chris McCormack (AUS) 1:15:11
2. Chris Lieto (USA) 1:15:12
3. Guto Antunes (BRA) 1:26:57

Classic Female Pro/Elite:
1. Laurel Wassner (USA) 1:26:10
2. Jenny Fletcher (USA) 1:30:43
3. Elise Schillmoller (USA) 1:39:56


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Moller admits use of EPO

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Danish Bjarne Moller admitted to the use of performance enhancers during a training camp in South Africa last March 18-26. The 30-year-old Dane was in preparation for the SpecSavers Ironman South Africa in Port Elizabeth on April 25. Moller was subsequently banned by the Sports Confederation of Denmark. A doping committee is in the process of investigating Moller’s case.

Moller was removed from the Challenge Copenhagen race since all pro athletes signed a contract with YWC Sports not to take any EPO drugs.

Challenge Copenhagen issued a statement regarding the decision on Moller’s ban.

“Due to the fact that danish pro triathlete Bjarne Møller has admitted the use of EPO during a training camp in South Africa during 18th to 26th of March, he is instantly deleted from the start list of Challenge Copenhagen. All pro athletes signs a contract with YWC Sports were he “…assures that he has not committed any offense…

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Riveros Diaz Wins Round One of 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon

riveros diaz wins round one 2010 dextro energy triathlon   Riveros Diaz Wins Round One of 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon

Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile won round one of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series in Sydney. Riveros Diaz clocked in at 2:04:19, seconds ahead Kiwi Andrea Hewitt and Emma Moffatt of Australia.

Riveros Diaz shared that she was slightly nervous at the final lap since a sprint finish is not one she is very good at, “I’m usually not very good at a sprint finish, but today it all worked out very well.”

The race began at the Farm Cove, Sydney Harbour and leading the pack were Americans Laura Bennett, Sarah Haskins and Sara Groff. The Americans led the transition from the swim to the bikes. Not far behind was Moffatt who surprised everyone with her strong swimming. The rest of the forty-seven triathletes followed, stringing out into a long line.

Moffatt commented on her form, “I was a bit surprised that my swim went so well. It was good…

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Docherty Wins 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon Opener

docherty wins 2010 dextro energy triathlon opener   Docherty Wins 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon Opener

The opener for the 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series was won by Bevan Docherty of New Zealand. With a time of 1:51:27, this is the second time he began the world championship season by winning.

Docherty shares that he didn’t expect it to be that difficult although way into the final lap, he pushed himself to win in front of the Sydney Opera house.

“I always enjoy the sprint finishes, but it was nice to have a little room to be able to celebrate the win a bit,” said Docherty.

Following Docherty’s victorious finish was Alexander Brukhankov of Russia (second) and David Hauss of France (third).

The triathlon began at Farm Cove, Sydney Harbor. Leading the fifty-seven men was Brukhankov and Frederic Belaubre but they didn’t make the break on the first 750 meters. Dmitry Polyansky was first to the water with the rest not far behind him.

James Seear who…

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