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RUZAFA, DUFFY WIN XTERRA WORLDS

(Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Maui, HI) - One elite became an instant legend in her home country and another solidified his status among XTERRA’s all-time greats at the 19th running of the XTERRA World Championship on Sunday afternoon. Flora Duffy, who first dreamed of becoming a world champion when she was 8-years-old, became the first pro triathlete from Bermuda to…

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Inside IRONMAN 70.3 Miami

City Bikes IRONMAN 70.3 Miami presented by Fit2Run is unlike any race due to its competitors, who come from over 58 countries united by their passion for triathlon. Every year, triathletes are drawn to a city as diverse as they are—where nationalities and cultures melt and mix in the abundant nightlife and beautiful beaches that…

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Do Triathletes Need to Strength Train?

The offseason is a time when triathletes typically wonder if they should add strength workouts to a triathlon-training plan or just stick to swimming, cycling and running. Good question. Youth and Gender Consider that our natural maximal-muscular strength is achieved somewhere in our 20s or early 30s. Women tend to be 50 percent weaker in the upper body and 30 percent…

Avoid Late-Season Burnout

Stay on track for your peak race of the year. For many amateur triathletes, fall means it’s time to wind down the training, start (finally) practicing yoga or get back to focusing on work or family. But for top age groupers or anyone targeting a late-season “A” race, now is the time to peak and…

ITU announces 2015 World Cup schedule

Madrid, Spain (14 October 2014) - Just days ahead of the final World Cup of the 2014 season, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced the schedule for the 2015 ITU Triathlon World Cup season. The 2015 calendar will cover nine cities and includes a variety of new and familiar sites, as well as a combination of…

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FASTEST SWIM OF THE DAY, 2014 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Best-selling triathlon wetsuit brand XTERRA WETSUITS announces that one of its athletes, Rafael Gonçalves, was the first age group triathlete out of the water at the 2014 IRONMAN® World Championship presented by GoPro in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Wearing the limited edition Kona Velocity-M Speedsuit Gonçalves finished with an official time of 51 minutes and 11 seconds.…

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America’s Finest: Interview with Andy Potts

Andy Potts was an All-American swimmer at the University of Michigan who barely missed the 1996 Olympic team in the 400 IM. He also was no slouch on land, joining the track team his senior year as a Wolverine. After a few years of deciding what he wanted to do post graduation, Andy got into triathlon…

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Rusch to Glory Tells How Rebecca Rusch Became Known as the “Queen of Pain”

Boulder, CO, USA – October 8, 2014 – Rebecca Rusch is one of the great endurance athletes of our time. Known today as the Queen of Pain for her perseverence as a relentlessly fast runner, paddler, and mountain bike racer, Rusch was a normal kid from Chicago who abandoned a predictable life for one of…

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Sven Riederer (SUI) runs to ITU Alanya World Cup win

 Alanya, Turkey (28 September 2014) - Sven Riederer (SUI) scored his second World Cup win in his long career with a blistering run in equally as hot temperatures at the Alanya World Cup on Sunday. Alessandro Fabian (ITA) crossed over after the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist followed by David Castro Fajardo (ESP), who made his first World Cup podium. After a storm…

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Challenge Family announces new race in the Philippines

After a successful inaugural Challenge Philippines in February, held in Subic Bay and Bataan, Challenge Family have announced the expansion of their footprint in Asia with the launch of new half distance triathlon, Challenge CamSur, to be held on June 14, 2015. Challenge Family events are known world wide for selecting iconic and beautiful destinations.…

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