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Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS Sport Watch

timex ironman global trainer gps sport watch 300x241   Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS Sport WatchThe Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS Sport Watch is the ultimate watch which combines the Timex Body Link GPS sensor, a heart rate monitor and a watch. Athletes can get this for $325. Available in September, you also have the option to pay $275 without the heart monitor strap.

It features four data windows which you can customize in five ways and can allow up to 100 laps with its 20 workout memory. It has a multisport mode which adapts automatically when you change your activity (bike, run,swim).

It can record 50 routes and 100 way points. It also has the Indiglo night light for easy reading in the dark. Water-resistant up to 50 meters, the Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS Sport Watch features the Performance Pacer for goal settings and downloadable data for your workouts at Training Peaks for storage and analysis.

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Ironman 70.3 Texas 2010

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The Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas will be on April 25 at Galveston Island. The event which was formerly known as Ironman 70.3 Lone Star boasts a prize purse of $75,000. This lured several Ironman world champions and Olympic silver and bronze medalists. Top age group and pro finishers will be included for the 50 slots available for the 2010 Foster Grant Ironman world Championship 70.3.

The men’s race highlights the presence of Andy Potts who won the Ironman 70.3 New Orleans, Terenzo Bozzone and Chris Lieto who was runner up for 2009 Ford Ironman World Championsip. Richie Cunningham of Australia will also be there as with many other premiere triathletes. The winner of the race will definitely have his work cut out for him.

The women’s race is just as bit as high profile as with the men’s line-up. Karin Thurig of Switzerland is present. Thurig was a two-time bronze medalist…

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Ironman 70.3 New Orleans Won by Potts and Warriner

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Andy Potts of USA and Samantha Warriner of New Zealand won the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans race. Potts and Warriner credited their wins to half-marathon endeavors when it really counted. The triathlon covered 1.2 mile swim, 56 miles on bike and a 13.1 mile run.

For Potts, he began with confident strokes at 23:58 swim time. He ventured into the T1 with a lead over Graham O’Grady of New Zealand. Potts was taken over by Kiwi Terenzo Bozzone on the bike but it was only temporary. Potts soon outran everyone at 1:12;40 half-marathon, making him finish first at 3:43:44.

Second place went to Bozzone and Paul Amey of United Kingdom took third place. Australia’s Chris McCormack failed to finish the race. He did not continue to see the run through and turned up ninth on the bike.

On the other hand, the women’s race was not as straightforward as the men’s. The…

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Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans

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On top of this Sunday’s big event is the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans races. It is expected to offer the best triathletes featuring top competitors including the winners of the 2007 and 2008 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 races, Andy Potts and Terrenzo Bozzone together with former Ford Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack.

In the men’s field, Dirk Bocket of Luxembourg, last year’s seventh placer in Kona and Paul Amey of Great Britain, along with four time world champion Bryan Rhodes of New Zealand will be vying for victory as well.

In the women’s category, the racing field will be graced by Yvonne Van Vlerken of Netherlands. She has got a number of wins in her bag which include the titles in Austria and Antwerp coupled with a runner up place at the 2008 Ford Ironman World Championship. Van Vlerken faces tougher opponents this weekend because of the Americans Lindsey…

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New Rules on Ironman Swimwear 2011

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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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Armstrong Challenges Lieto One on One

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Here it comes! Lance Armstrong has just issued a challenge to Ironman champion Chris Lieto for a one-on-one time trial race on the Queen Kamehameha highway in Hawaii.

And do you know how Lance Armstrong sent out his challenge? Via Twitter. It just happens that both Armstrong and Lieto are in Hawaii for training, and both athletes met each other on the highway earlier today.

Twitter fans then read a tweet from the multiple Tour de France winner after they crossed paths, saying that Armstrong has just issued a challenge to Lieto for the one-on-one race.

Here is what went down on Twitter:

Armstrong: “Just passed @chrislieto going the other way. He was hammerin. Hey Chris, a little TT showdown on the Queen K tomorrow?”

Lieto: “see u on the Queen-K! Will have to be after 8am cause I have to swim first. Flying out mid day. Give me a…

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