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CHALLENGE MELBOURNE SELLS OUT

14 MAY 2013 – The successful launch of Challenge Family with three events into Australia continues with Challenge Melbourne selling out today with over 1200 competitors.

"I couldn’t be happier with the response from athletes and industry people to the announcement of Challenge Melbourne," said David Hansen, Challenge Melbourne director. “The emails and phone calls of encouragement have been overwhelming and to now sell out the event in less than a week of opening entries is humbling.”

Marine Corps Marathon to Host Inaugural Triathlon on Sunday, August 18

Sprint Tri aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico to Feature 400-meter Pool Swim, 9-mile Bike Course and 5K

QUANTICO, VA (May 8, 2013) ? The Marine Corps Marathon is charting new territory with the introduction of the USAT sanctioned Quantico Tri on Sunday, August 18. Registration for the limited 300-athlete, inaugural event begins Wednesday, May 15 at noon Eastern at www.marinemarathon.com.

Challenge Family relaunches in Australia with three new events

7 MAY 2013 – Challenge Family has today announced its return to the Australian triathlon scene with three new Challenge Half events being added to their worldwide series.

Challenge Melbourne, Challenge Forster and Challenge Bateman’s Bay will spearhead the Challenge Family’s return to Australia. All three Challenge Half distance events will comprise a 1.9km swim, a 90km cycle and a 21.1km run together with a prize purse of over AUD$30,000.

Challenge Family CEO, Felix Walchshöfer, said the return to the Australian market is a significant milestone for the Challenge Family.

70.3 World Championship Will Rotate Globally in 2014

Premier destination courses around the world will host 70.3 world championships.

Beginning in 2014, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships will take place at rotating locations across the globe, the World Triathlon Corporation announced today.

2XU Launches Interactive Athlete 2.0 Campaign and Sweepstakes

2XU Leading Performance Apparel Brand Launches Site for the Cutting-Edge Athlete Who Utilizes Technology, Science and Innovation to Train Smarter, Not Harder

McNeice and Granger claim inaugural titles at Challenge Taiwan

5 May, 2013 - New Zealand’s Dylan McNeice has again made his mark on the international triathlon circuit as he took his second major title in only his second long distance race at this weekend’s Challenge Taiwan. Meanwhile Belinda Granger (AUS) won the women’s race, claiming her 15th long distance victory in the process.

Long distance racing returns to Asia with Challenge Taiwan

29 April 2013 - On 4 May, international long distance triathlon will return to Asia with the inaugural Challenge Taiwan, introducing the Challenge Family race experience to Asia.

Challenge Taiwan promises to set a new milestone in Taiwan triathlon history as the first full distance race in the country and also marks Challenge Family’s first race in Asia as it continues its expansion of athlete-focused events around the globe.

Honey Stinger Launches Caffeinated Cherry Cola Chews

Honey Stinger, the leading manufacturer of honey-based nutritional products, adds a new, caffeinated cherry cola flavor to its line of organic energy chews.

“Based upon feedback from our customers, we decided to add another caffeinated option to our chew lineup," states Rich Hager, chief operating officer at Honey Stinger. "After testing some great flavors, cherry cola emerged as our clear favorite. We’re confident they’re going to sell well and keep our loyal chew fans happy and caffeinated."

Newton Running Launches Energy Running Shoe

The Energy facilitates seamless transition from conventional shoes to the Newton experience

APRIL 4, 2013—Newton Running, the leader in performance running shoes that actively support and strengthen natural running motion, is launching the EnergyNR, available at running-specialty retailers and NewtonRunning.com starting July 17. Designed to meet the needs of runners who want to experience the unique technology platform and ride found only in Newton running shoes, the $119 EnergyNR facilitates a seamless transition from more conventional running shoe brands into the Newton line.

XTERRA WETSUITS RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO

Announces Ownership Change; Appoints Liz Barlow to President

San Diego, Calif. - XTERRA WETSUITS, maker of the top-selling triathlon wetsuit in North America, announced a new strategic partnership between founder Keith Simmons and industry veteran Glynn Turquand.

Additionally, Simmons and Turquand have appointed Liz Barlow as President and relocated the business to its original birthplace, San Diego, California.

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