Saturday, December 19, 2009

Silverman Awarded 2011 ITU World Championships

2011 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships to be Held in Henderson, Nevada

Lowery’s Multisport Races, home of the Nevada Silverman Triathlon was recently awarded the contract to host the 2011 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. This is a huge honor for the Lowery’s Multisport team. Frank and Meg traveled half way across the Globe to attend the 2009 ITU World Championships in Australia. While on the trip they were informed that they were awarded the contract for 2011.

This is the first time the World Championships has been held in the United States in more than 10 years. The half iron distance event will be held in Henderson which is located just outside Las Vegas Nevada.

There will also be a full iron distance event held the same day.

For more information on the event please visit

Friday, December 18, 2009

San Diego Triathlon Postponed


Inaugural Race To Take Place in March 2011 in San Diego

SAN DIEGO – (December 16, 2009) – In November of this year, IMG Worldwide, the world’s leading sports, entertainment and media company, announced the launch of a new San Diego Triathlon set to take place March of 2010, in Mission Bay, the heart of San Diego. In a statement earlier today, IMG announced that the event will be re-scheduled to March of 2011.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

TriFind Book Review - The Athlete's Plate

Enjoy Real Food and Higher Performance with The Athlete's Plate

Boulder, CO, USA - December 10, 2009 - Fuel-starved endurance athletes are notorious convenience eaters, scarfing pre-packaged products and expensive prepared foods that offer a quick fix for their ravenous appetites. But these food products and supplements leave athletes under-nourished, delaying recovery and preventing their highest performance.

For endurance athletes, there is no substitute for real food. The Athlete's Plate: Real Food for High Performance debunks the myth that busy athletes lack the time to fuel with real food. Professional chef and endurance athlete Adam Kelinson guides athletes from grocery store to kitchen, offering time-saving shopping and cooking strategies that make preparing delicious, nutritious meals a pleasure. The Athlete's Plate is now available in bookstores, endurance sports shops, and online.

Kelinson demonstrates how buying local, seasonal foods will save time and money. He explains how organic whole foods provide more nutrients than conventionally grown food and how a minimalist approach to cooking is more convenient and nutritious than laborious gourmet recipes.

The Athlete's Plate provides 85 delicious, quick-prep recipes to fuel the active lifestyle. Kelinson's worry-free dishes include smoothies and juices; power snacks; appetizing soups, salads and dressings; carb-filled pastas, polenta, and noodle bowls; lean protein dishes featuring seafoods, poultry, pork, and savory vegetarian preparations; and satisfying desserts.

The Athlete's Plate reflects Kelinson's years of experience as a professional chef, endurance athlete, and student of the relationship between nutrition and the environment. The book offers a no-nonsense way to balanced nutrition, incorporating all the nutrients athletes need to fuel and recover for training and racing. Athletes will learn how to make nutrition an enjoyable part of their lifetyle instead of a limiter on their performance.

The Athlete's Plate: Real Food for High Performance by Adam Kelinson Paperback with 2-color interior and two color photosections.
7 1/2" x 10", 300 pp., $24.95, 978-1-934030-46-2
Adam Kelinson is a professional chef and the founder of Organic Performance, a nutrition consulting company based in New York. Kelinson is an Ironman triathlete and has written on diet and nutrition for TrailRunner, Inside Triathlon,, and He has cooked for elite athletes, corporate executives, and celebrities like Prince, Hillary Swank, and Mariska Hargitay.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

2010 Bam Triathlon Registration To Open Thanksgiving Day


BAM Weekend 2010 will be held Friday August 6th and Saturday, August 7th.

The 3/4 Mile Kid's Fun Run will once again take place Friday evening, and a NEW timeslot for the BAM-X in 2010, which is also moving to Friday night.

The BAM Full & BAM Lite Tri will kick things off on Saturday morning (with a new kinder, gentler 2 lap run for the Full Tri)... and later that day at 6PM, the BAM 10K Trail Run & 5K Fun Run/Walk will take place at Soldier Hollow.

There is something for everybody, from kid's to off-road racers!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Inaugural San Diego Triathlon Announced


Inaugural Race To Take Place March 20-21, 2010 in San Diego
Registration Now Available Online

SAN DIEGO – (November 18, 2009) – IMG Worldwide, the world’s leading sports, entertainment and media company, today announced the launch of a new San Diego Triathlon set to take place March 20-21, 2010, in Mission Bay, the heart of San Diego. San Diego’s ideal climate and a slightly modified Olympic distance course is sure to attract top professional and amateur athletes from around the world.

The course will begin, transition and end at Ski Beach on Vacation Isle, in Mission Bay. The 1.5 km swim will take swimmers along the eastern coastline of Ski Beach in the protected, calm waters of Mission Bay; followed by a 35 km single loop scenic bike ride with challenging hills through Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Clairemont, and back to Mission Bay; and end with a 10 km single loop flat run on the sandy beaches around the perimeter of Sail Bay to finish back on Ski Beach.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Silverman Pasta Dinner Slated For Nov 6

Don’t Miss the Annual Silverman Pasta Dinner and Operation Rebound Fundraiser and Raffle

The City of Henderson and Romanos Macaroni Grill will once again host the Silverman Triathlon Annual Pasta Dinner on Friday, November 6th at 6pm.

Every year, athletes and attendees are treated to a fabulous pasta dinner to gear up for race day. This year we have added a fundraiser with all of the proceeds going to Operation Rebound, so make sure and bring your checkbooks, as there will be some excellent raffle items available!

Officials from Operation Rebound will be on hand to rally up the athletes and raffle off tons of fabulous prizes including gear from ...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gateway to the Bay Triathlon

Gateway to the Bay Triathlon To Be Alcatraz Qualifier:

In an effort to add another quality race to the Texas Calendar a Lone Star State race production company also gave the South a way to qualify for one of the most famous triathlons in the world, The ESCAPE From Alcatraz Triathlon.

This premier California event draws over 2,000 competitors and sends them through one of the most challenging courses in the United States. The coveted ESCAPE Race Entry is sought after by Triathletes around the world and now it’s closer than ever!

This years Kemah Triathlon, appropriately named The Gateway to the Bay Triathlon is the Premier Olympic Distance Qualifier for The ESCAPE From Alcatraz Race. 40 Spots will be given out to the top overall finishers and, in most age groups, 1st & 2nd Place!

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Last Chance To Register For Scofield Triathlon

The Scofield tri on July 18th in central Utah is one week away now!
The Scofield tri has 3 distances to choose from; Sprint, Olympic and the Escape from Scofield where you are taken out on the boats to swim 1.75 miles back to shore.

Camping at the race site is sold out, but there are two more camping areas right on the lake as well that still have openings. You can find all of this information here.There is plenty to look forward to at the Scofield tri. Not only will this sweet course at 7600' challenge you, but we finally found a band set for Friday and Saturday that we think you will enjoy. (thanks for all the suggestions on facebok) Don't forget the free pre race pasta dinner and the free post race BBQ for all the athletes too. Just a reminder that we are lowering our cap at the SGTRI next year to only 800. This means based on last years numbers over 500 spots will be cut from the field.
There is also a new date for the 2010 SGTRI. The new date is May 15th, 2010.

We have made big strides in this race such as a NEW So Cal water support team for the swim portion, an entirely NEW bike course and a NEW run course that will have you running on pavement the whole time! There will also be a post race party, and luncheon set up for this race. It will be the sweetest SGTRI to date!

ALL Scofield athletes will be guaranteed a spot into the SGTRI by receiveing a private link to register before the public Thanksgiving registration date.
If you know you'll be racing the SGTRI and are still on the fence about Scofield now is your time!

Click here to register for the Scofield tri and secure your spot into the 2010 SGTRI!
Registration for the Scofield tri will be closing on Monday the 13th.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Yoga Routines for Athletes

Sage Rountree Releases First Book of Yoga Routines for Athletes

Boulder, CO, USA - June 15, 2009 - Nationally known endurance sports coach and yoga instructor Sage Rountree has published the first book of yoga routines for athletes. The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga: 50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and Focus offers runners, triathletes, and cyclists a convenient way to gain the benefits of yoga.Pocket Guide to Yoga

When endurance athletes attend yoga classes, they bring tight muscles and even tighter schedules. At the height of the season, athletes often disappear from the yoga studio, yet it is then that yoga can be most beneficial. The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga makes it easy for athletes to continue reaping the benefits of yoga all year.
The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga offers 50 simple yoga routines athletes can use every day. The book includes quick warm-ups and cool-downs, 20-minute flexibility routines to relieve muscle tightness, longer strength sessions for the off-season and base periods, focus exercises to sharpen mental toughness, and restorative routines to speed recovery.

Even without any yoga experience, readers will find The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga simple to use. Each page presents full color photos of athletes demonstrating the poses in a routine. Rountree groups routines by their goals so that readers can quickly address common problem areas like a tight lower back or hamstrings. The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga is spiral bound so that it lies flat, making it easy to refer to the photographs while practicing.

Careful consideration of the athlete's needs has earned Sage Rountree a committed following, and her newest book delivers a practical approach to yoga that will make good athletes better.

The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga: 50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and Focus by Sage Rountree
Spiral-bound with color photos throughout 6" x 7", 160 pp., VP-APGY,
$15.95, Available online.

Pocket Guide to Yoga

Sage Rountree is a registered yoga teacher and holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and the Road Runners Club of America. Her popular yoga classes draw all levels of athletes, from recreational walkers to Olympic runners and Ironman triathletes. She is a contributor to Runner's World and Yoga Journal and has published articles in Running Times, Inside Triathlon, and Endurance magazines. Rountree has taught at Kripalu and offers yoga workshops for endurance athletes and coaches around the country.

Pocket Guide to Yoga

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

2009 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon & Expo

2009 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon:
  • Hundreds of top athletes from around the world will take over the streets and bay waters of San Francisco for the 29th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Sending triathletes on an icy cold 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shoreline, an 18 mile hilly bike ride through the Presidio and an eight mile trail run through Golden Gate Recreational Area, this high profile athletic event showcases the beauty of San Francisco.
  • This world renowned triathlon, in which only 2,000 triathletes/relay teams can participate, is sold out within hours of the registration opening every year. Fans will not want to miss this world class sporting event at the Marina Green where they can see the swim start and end, the athlete transition areas and the finish line.
  • Spectators also are invited to enjoy the free Fitness Festival & Expo throughout the weekend featuring dozens of vendors, product demonstrations, refreshments and more.

    Weekend Schedule:
  • Saturday, June 13, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Fitness Festival & Expo and Registration
  • Sunday, June 14, 8 a.m. – Race Start
  • 12 p.m. Awards Ceremony
  • 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Fitness Festival & Expo

  • Marina Green – Near the St. Francis Yacht Club at 99 Yacht Rd., San Francisco

  • Professional athletes confirmed to race this year include winners of the 2007 and 2008 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlons Andy Potts, from the U.S. and Leanda Cave, from Great Britain; 2006 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon winner and 2008 Olympian Matt Reed, from the U.S.; 2006 Escape from Alcatraz champion Becky Lavelle, from the U.S.; and French triathlete and one of the world’s fastest swimmers Benjamin Sanson.

    Divisions: Athletes participate in the following classes
  • Professional men and women
  • Amateur men and women: 16 and under; 17-19, 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80+
  • CEO challenge
  • Corporate relay
  • Challenged athletes.

    Beneficiaries: The Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Golden Gate Triathlon Club participate and benefit from the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.

  • For more information about this event visit

  • Other Triathlons In California

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    Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    Rage Tri Final Update

    6th Annual RAGE Triathlon

    The time is finally here! The 6th Annual RAGE triathlon is coming up on Saturday the 18th!Here are some notes for all of you to be familiar with. PLEASE keep in mind race week is very busy for us and we may not respond to emails as quickly.Please be sure to check the website for answers to any of your questions.

    We were out at the lake yesterday and it was gorgeous out there, there were plenty of athletes in the lake, on the bikes and on the run courses getting ready for the big day. It's been great fun for myself and the BBSC staff to see this race grow from 114 athletes in 2004 to nearly 800 this year. Thanks again to all of you for coming out and making this race such a success. Here is your info and we'll see you out this weekend!Packet pick up info:Club Sport from 2-8:00pm 2100 Olympic Ave. Henderson, NV 89014 Google Map.

    We'll be body marking at packet pick up to help speed things up on race morning for everyone. If you do not get body marked at packet pick up, be sure to look for the volunteers in the bright orange shirts in transition to get you marked. USAT and NON USAT member instructions:
    Everyone MUST show picture ID.

    If you signed up as a USAT member, you MUST show your USAT card or pay the price of $10.00 for your one day USAT fee. (Check or cash only) No exceptions to this! If you signed up as a NON USAT member, you have already paid the USAT one day fee online when you registered. If you have a PENDING USAT annual membership, you MUST provide your temporary license or receipt from USAT. Otherwise, you MUST pay the extra $10.00 for the one day USAT fee. (Check or cash only)

    No one can pick up your packet for you. Please do not ask. It won't happen. There is no packet pick up on race morning, please be sure to get to packet pick up as we will not have the packets at the lake on Saturday.

    RELAY TEAMS: There is a separate table for you to come to when picking up your package, please go to the table marked "Relays"
    All 3 of your teammates MUST come together to sign USAT and BBSC waivers.
    All 3 are required to either be USAT members or pay the $10.00 per athlete USAT one day fee at packet pick up. (Check or cash only)
    Please note, we will NOT release anything to your team unless all 3 teammates are present.

    Clyde/Athena athletes: There is a separate table for you to come to when picking up your package, please go to the table marked "Clyde/Athena"You will be asked to get on the scales to verify your classification. If you come up under, you will be taken out of this division and will race as an age grouper.

    Changes: Please verify the id label on your packet is accurate. If any info is incorrect or if you just want to change your distance, there will be change sheets available for you to write down the change you want done.
    There is no charge for switching distances unless you are moving up into the 1/2. If this is the case, you must speak to the staff to take care of the payment before you will be allowed to upgrade to the 1/2.

    PLEASE NOTE: The age showing on the id label is the age you will be on Dec 31, 2009. This is per the USAT age up rule. IE: if you are 24 now, you would typically race in the 20-24 age group. However, by Dec 31 you will be 25 therefore racing in the 25-29 age group. Wetsuit Info:
    Remember that Las Vegas Multisport will be conducting a wetsuit demo at the pools at packet pick up from 2-5pm. This is a great time to try out a wetsuit.
    IF you clicked "YES" to the question "Do you need to rent a wetsuit" when registering, you must be sure you contacted to be sure you get the suit in time. ( We will not have them)

    Race Day Weather: For the past week has shown the high to be 80 degrees. Water temp should be in the low to mid 60's.

    Transition area: Transition opens at 5:00AM.
    Bike racks are marked with a bib sequence number plate: 1-24/28-48 etc You may pick ANY spot on that rack as long as your number falls within that sequence.
    Everyone around you is you're same gender, age group and distance (this is your competition)
    Exception: If you changed distances within the last 2 weeks, we did NOT reissue you a new bib number. Therefore if you changed from Olympic to Sprint, you are still going to rack with the Olympic athletes.

    Please follow the instructions of the Lake Mead rangers when coming down to park in the morning.

    You will receive your timing chip first thing in the morning. Volunteers will be at the top of transition with the chips. Just tell them your bib number and you're on your way.

    Wave Starts: There is a copy of this in your packet along with your bib/bike number and safety pins.

  • 6:10 AM: RAGE 1/2 Mass start. ( Cut off for the 1/2 is 7:15AM)
  • 6:40 AM: RAGE Sprint men.
  • 6:47 AM: RAGE Sprint women.
  • 7:00 AM: RAGE Olympic men
  • 7:07 AM: RAGE Olympic women and all relays.Aid station locations:

    There are 4 bike aid stations on the bike.
    Each will have a bottle exchange for water and HEED.
    Aid 1 is located at mile 18.2. the following 3 aid stations are each spaced between 12-13 miles from each other.

    There is one run aid station as you exit transition for your run, and aid stations at every mile on the course except at mile 6 on the Half. This aid is located at your turn around instead.
    There is HEED,water,pretzels.hammer gel, bananas, oranges, cookies and biofreeze at most aid stations.
    If you are not doing the RAGE 1/2, please limit your aid to water/HEED and gels only. Please have respect for these guys and gals, as they have a long tough course to conquer out there.

    Port o potties:
  • There will be port-o-potties at the start of the race and also at run aid stations 1,3,5,8,10,12.
  • Last year we had aid stations at each bike aid station as well, but we will not have them this year.

    Mile Markers:
  • As always we have mile markers every 5 miles on the bike course. ( this is calculated for the 1/2 athletes only)
  • We also have color coded mile markers for each distance on the run as well. They are as follows.
  • RAGE 1/2: Blue mile markers
  • RAGE Sprint: Outbound is blue, inbound is purple.
  • RAGE Oly: Outbound is blue, inbound is silver

    RAGE Roster:
  • If you switched distances in the last few days, this roster may not show the change.
  • At this point if anyone needs to switch distances, please wait until packet pick up.

    RAGE Videos:
  • will be producing Videos of the Rage Triathlon available for all athletes to view. The first of 4 videos will be ready on Saturday April 19th. Additional versions will be announced shortly there after.
    Log on to to see yourself compete and triumph in Rage. The 2008 Rage video is viewable now at

    Remember, BBSC has another event on May 9th in St George, Utah. we have less than 100 athletes before we cap this race at 1,300.
    We also have more northern Utah events this summer, including the Scofield triathlon, the ESCAPE from Scofield and the Bear Lake Classic 1/2 on August 29th!

    Thanks again everyone for coming out and we'll see you at the water.



  • Thursday, March 26, 2009

    2009 TIMEX Multisport Team Announced

    TIMEX Group Announces 2009 TIMEX Multisport Team

    Timex continues support for world-class athletes at sport’s most renowned events, introduces 21 new team members

    Middlebury, CT – Timex Group, a leader in outdoor and sports performance timepieces, today announced its continued support and title sponsorship of the 2009 Timex Multisport Team.

    Comprised of both amateur and professional athletes, the 2009 Timex Multisport Team is a dynamic group of (46) well-rounded and committed athletes from the U.S, Australia, Ukraine, Portugal, Mexico, Czech Republic, Canada and the United Kingdom who serve as brand ambassadors for Timex and associated sponsors at hundreds of events around the world.

    As the industry leader in precision training devices for elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts and wellness shoppers, Timex is committed to supporting the sports favored by many of our athlete customers,” said Keith Meyer, Timex’s Event Marketing and Sponsorship Manager. “We rely on the expertise and feedback of each and every Timex Multisport Team athlete to constantly refine and improve our technology, based on their product experiences in the heat of world-class competition”

    The 2009 Timex Multisport Team will compete in a variety of events including Ironman and Xterra races. For the first time in team history, two pure runners join the field of outstanding Timex Multisport athletes. Daniel and Shaun McGrath, brothers from Las Vegas, will compete as Timex athletes in a wide range of running events, including the London Marathon and the ING New York City Marathon.

    Additions to this year’s men’s roster include top pro athletes Matt Boobar, Eric Bean, Will Kelsey, James Cotter, Shaun McGrath, Daniel McGrath, and Will Smith. The women benefit from the addition of Lindsey Jerdonek, Lisa Mensink, Janelle Morison, and Mary Beth Ellis. The team has also included a new dimension to the multisport theme by adding top amateurs Mike Lavery, Barry Siff, Dirk Aschmoneit, AC Morgan, Dennis Meeker, Jackie Arendt, Jodi Thompson, Trista Francis, Phaedra Cote, and Christine Anderson.

    The Ironman Oceanside 70.3 in Oceanside, California on April 4th will be the first major event to kick off the 2009 season. Following the race, the entire team of athletes, staff, and sponsors will gather in nearby Carlsbad, CA, for the 6th annual Timex Team training camp.

    Last year’s performances set a high standard for years to come. Major highlights from 2008 include Richie Cunningham’s 1st place finish at the Longhorn 70.3, his 3rd place finish at the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Tamara Kozulina’s 2nd place finish at Ironman Florida, Sergio Marques’ 3rd place finish at Ironman Louisville, and Joe Gambles’ 1st place finish at the European Long Course Championships.

    Building on the momentum of 2008, the Timex Multisport Team will strive to make 2009 the best year to date.

    Complete Team Roster

    Pro Men
    Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald Durham, NC
    Andrew Hodges Huntsville, AL
    Blake Becker Madison, WI
    Dave Harju Ottowa, ON
    Kyle Marcotte Calgary, AB
    Sergio Marques Lisbon Portugal
    Toby Radcliffe London, UK
    Joe Gambles Boulder, CO
    Roger Thompson Spokane, WA
    Matt Boobar Boulder, CO
    Will Kelsey Boulder, CO
    James Cotter Austin, TX
    Will Smith Madison, WI
    Eric Bean Milwaukee, WI

    Pro Women
    Gabriela Loskotova Czech Republic
    Laura Tingle Louisville, CO
    Tamara Kozulina Ukraine
    Lindsey Jerdonek Washington, DC
    Lisa Mensink Calgary, AB
    Erin Kummer Boulder, CO
    Carole Sharpless Boulder, CO
    Janelle Morison Calgary, AB
    Mary Beth Ellis Boulder, CO

    Am Men
    Adam Wilk Plano, TX
    Brian Schaning Boulder, CO
    Bruce Gennari Nashville, TN
    Chris Thomas Easton, CT
    Ian Ray Easton, CT
    Luis Alvarez Mexico City
    Mike Lavery Madison, WI
    Tim Hola Highlands Ranch, CO
    Barry Siff Boulder, CO
    Dirk Aschmoneit Carlsbad, CA
    AC Morgan Darien, CT
    Dennis Meeker Louisville, CO

    Am Women
    Cindi Bannink Madison, WI
    Emily Herndon Bozeman, MT
    Juli Fiocca Austin, TX
    Rachel Ross Honolulu, HI
    Jackie Arendt Madison, WI
    Jodi Thompson Cleveland, OH
    Trista Francis Highlands Ranch, CO
    Jacqueline Mariash Boulder, CO
    Phaedra Cote Spokane, WA
    Christine Anderson Chicago, IL

    Timex Runners
    Daniel McGrath Las Vegas, NV
    Shaun McGrath Las Vegas, NV
    Kim Hager The Woodlands, TX

    Exciting new sponsors for 2009 include: Sugoi – Race, training and casual apparel/ compression sock; Aqua Sphere – Wetsuits, speed suits and goggles;

    Proud returning sponsors of the 2009 team include: Trek – Bicycles; Nathan – Hydration/nutrition belts and accessories; Bontrager – Wheels and tires, shoes and accessories; Gaiam – Lifestyle & wellness products; nuun – Hydration; LifeSport Coaching – Endurance coaching, TriBike Transport – Bike transportation services; Saris/PowerTap – Cycling power meters; ART (Active Release Techniques) – Performance care; Trigger Point Technologies – Performance therapy product; PowerBar – Energy bars, gels and nutrition; Headsweats – Moisture wicking accessories; Rudy Project – Helmets and eyewear.

    The team is managed by Team Sports Inc.

    About Timex Sports Watches:
    Timex has an unparalleled heritage of creating innovative, technologically advanced and reliable timepieces for endurance athletes, having introduced the first licensed Ironman brand watch in 1986. The Timex Ironman legacy of leadership, innovation and style in international sport is evident in the brand’s extensive anthology of elite training devices, fitness aids and wellness timepieces. Timex Ironman timepieces are worn by athletes on every continent and have been added to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

    About the Timex Group
    Timex Group designs, manufactures and markets innovative timepieces and jewelry globally. Founded in 1854, Timex has become part of Timex Group, a privately-held company with numerous brands and over 5,000 employees worldwide. It is one of the largest watch makers in the world.

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    Wednesday, March 25, 2009

    Cologne Triathlon 2009

    Cologne Triathlon Weekend celebrates 25 Years Triathlon in Cologne

    Cologne, March 26th, 2009; The organiser of the Cologne Triathlon Weekend and the Cologne Triathletes will be celebrating a special Birthday in September this year – the first Cologne Triathlon was run 25 years ago.

    Looking back, the success story of the Cologne Triathlon began spectacularly on September 15th and 16th, 1984 with the European Championships for Ultra and Long-Distance Triathlon at the Fühlinger Lake in the north of Cologne. Over the years, this event has developed into a premier endurance event with more than 2000 athletes.
    “We are very proud of this 25th anniversary“, commented Carsten Krause from the event organisers Jeschke & Friends. “There are very few Triathlon competitions in Germany that can look back at such a long tradition.“

    How it all started

    A review of the history of the Cologne Triathlons shows that the event series began in 1984 with the European Championships for the Iron-Distance (3,8km Swim, 180km Bike, 42,2km Run) and the Long-Distance (2,5km Swim, 110km Bike, 33km Run). Already back then well-known Triathlon stars such as Dirk Aschmoneit, Wolfgang Dittrich and Jürgen Zäck were among the starters. In 1985 the Deutschland Cup for “Ultra-Triathlon“ was held in Cologne.

    In 1992 the staging of the German Championships for the Triathlon Short-Distance followed in which Germany’s Triathlon elite battled for the titel. Franziska Lilienfein, Ute Schäfer, Simone Mortier, Sonja Krolik, Thomas Hellriegel, Rainer Müller, Gerd Amrhein, Ralf Eggert and Holger Lorenz were just some of the athletes that competed for the places on the podium. Even the Triathlon legends Mark Allan and Julie Moss were among the starters of the Cologne Triathlon in 1990.

    In 2005 Uwe Jeschke und Carsten Krause, from Jeschke & Friends Event Organisers took over the organisation and running of this endurance event. With fresh ideas and a new route concept into the Cologne city centre, this event has developed more and more to a premier event, that in addition to the Ironman competitions in Frankfurt und Wiesbaden, the Challenge competitions in Roth und Kraichgau and the Hamburger City Man, belongs to the largest Triathlons in Germany.

    New Distances

    Youth support is being added to the Cologne Triathlon Weekend program punctually for the 25th anniversary of the Cologne Triathlon. On Saturday, September 5th the CologneKids youth and student Triathlon with distances of 50 / 100 / 150m Swim, 1000 / 2000 / 3000m Bike und 400 / 800 / 1200m Run, in different age groups will take place.

    On the same day both the CologneSmart-Distance and the Quadrathlon European Championship will take place. In both competitions the athletes will swim 700m followed by 24km cycling and a 7km run around the Fühlinger Lake. The Quadrathletes must complete an additional 4km kajaking prior to the run.

    On Sunday September 6th 2009 is the start for the Cologne226half and Cologne226. While by Cologne226half a middle distance with 2,5km Swim, 90km Bike and 21km Run must be completed, the Cologne226 covers an Iron-Distance with 3,8km Swim, 180km Bike und 42,2km Run. The athletes from the Cologne226 extreme+ distance do a double start in two distances. They start the Cologne Triathlon Weekend on Saturday with the CologneSmart und compete on Sunday in the Cologne226.

    The Finish on Sunday, as in the previous year, is on the left Rhein Promenade with a view of the Cologne Cathedral in front of the Buildings of the Landschaftsverbands Rheinland. The organisers are attempting once again to bring this prestigious endurance event into the centre of Cologne. The current negotiations with the City of Cologne are looking positive.

    Additional information can be found at:

    Triathlons in Germany
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    Pasta Dinner & Lecture Scheduled For Oshkosh Half Marathon

    Power Up for the Oshkosh Half Marathon at the ARC Pasta Dinner!

    The Oshkosh Half Marathon & 5K will be held on Saturday, April 18 at 8 am is fast approaching. To get fueled up for the big day, all are invited to get their fill at the ARC Pasta dinner.

    The dinner will be held the night before the Marathon at the First Congregational Church located at 137 Algoma Blvd. in Oshkosh from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. Jim Boldra, USAT Certified coach, who has completed over 30 Ironmans and 100 marathons, will be the featured guest speaker. His talk is entitled “Imagine Your Finish” Jim will teach how visualization can promote relaxation, intentional focus as well as confident and resilient mindsets. He will also explain the valuable tool of disassociative thinking for longer distances. It is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. It will feature pasta and sauces, assorted breads, fresh fruits, and vegetables

    To sign up or find out more information on the ARC Pasta Dinner, call 920-236-9230 or visit It is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. It will feature pasta and sauces, assorted breads, fresh fruits, and vegetables

    Registration is also still open for the Oshkosh Half Marathon & 5k on Saturday, April 18 at 8 am. The Kids’ Lionhearted Run that will take place on Friday, April 17 at 6pm. To register online or download a PDF form go to: For more information email: or call 800-429-8044.

    The Arc - Winnebago County Disability Association works to ensure opportunities for personal growth, social change, and accessibility to necessary funding and services for people with developmental and related disabilities.


    Friday, February 20, 2009

    2009 Saratoga Lions Duathlon


    Saratoga Springs Lions Club To Host 5th Annual Duathlon May 24, 2009– “Du-it For Sight, Hearing, Diabetes And Youth”

    The Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation, Inc. is hosting the 5th Annual Saratoga Lions Duathlon on Sunday, May 24, 2009 on the Skidmore College Campus in Saratoga Springs, NY. Participants will tackle a 5k run, followed by a 20 mile bike ride, ending with another 5k run. Race start time is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Participants can be individual, two person teams or three person teams. Area businesses can also participate with a three-person team in the corporate challenge category.

    Pre-registration fees are $50.00 per individual, $75.00 per two-person team, and $90.00 per three-person team until 05/17/09. On the day of the race, entry fees are $60.00 per individual, $90.00 per two-person team and $120 per three-person team. Free shirts will be provided to the first 250 entrants. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category and results will be computerized. Proceeds will further the Foundation’s work in sight and hearing conservation, diabetes and youth programs.

    The premier sponsor of this event is NBT Bank.

    To register or for more information, visit, call 899-5544 or email the club at Registration for the event is also available at

    If a Duathlon is not your forte, you can purchase a $20.00 raffle ticket to support the Foundation’s work. The Grand Prize is a $3,000.00 gift certificate from Serotta Bikes, 2nd prize is two round trip tickets on Southwest Airlines (valued at $800.00), 3rd prize is a 1 night stay for two at the Mirror Lake Inn and 1 round of golf for two at the Whiteface Inn Resort, and 4th and 5th prizes are $250 gift certificates to Blue Sky Bicycles.

    About the Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation, Inc.

    The Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation, Inc. actively works to promote awareness of, and provide support for, the areas of sight and hearing conservation, diabetes and youth programs. For more information visit

    Past Years Results:
    2008 Results At:
    2007 Results At: - (.pdf file)
    2006 Results At: or
    2005 Results At: or

    2009 Race Profile

    NewYork State Triathlon Calendar

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    Saturday, February 7, 2009

    Ironman Kansas Registration Still OPEN

    The 2009 Ironman 70.3 Kansas is still accepting registrations.

    A typo appeared in the recent Triathlete Magazine "The Road to Kona & Clearwater" stating that the 2009 Ironman 70.3 Kansas was SOLD OUT. That information is incorrect, the event is NOT SOLD OUT and is still accepting registration. The event is filling fast and does have less than 500 spots left so register before it is too late!

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    Tuesday, January 13, 2009

    2009 Steamboat Pentathlon

    2009 Steamboat Pentathlon - March 7, 2009
    City of Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Stage 1 - Alpine Skiing (400 vertical feet) Alpine skiers charge 400 feet up Howelsen Hill on foot, put on their choice of alpine, nordic, telemark or snowboard equipment & race down 400 vertical feet to the transition area to begin the snowshoe course. This course is an expert run - expect hard-packed conditions.

    Stage 2 - Snowshoeing (2.5 miles) Snowshoers travel south from the transition area up "Long John" following a path through meadows and then proceeding down a beautiful winding path back to the transition area.

    Stage 3 - Cross Country Skiing (4 miles) Nordic racers will traverse on an intermediate/expert mountain course on a groomed track utilizing a portion of the Häkan Spär loop and the Bluffs loop. Skiers may choose either classic or skate-skiing style.

    Stage 4 - Mountain Biking (12 miles) Racers bike on a winding road which follows along the scenic Yampa River for an out-and-back course. The road remains open to traffic, so caution is of utmost importance when competing in this portion of the race. Helmets are mandatory & drafting will not be permitted. Only 26 x 1.9" or larger size tires are allowed.

    Stage 5 - Running (5 miles) Racers run along a paved surface on the Yampa River Core Trail for an out-and-back course (this time on the opposite side of the river). Race participants return to the finish line in the transition area at Howelsen Hill.

    For information please visit:

    There is also a shorter version, see PDF file entry form above

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    Friday, January 9, 2009

    brewhouse triathlon

    Registration is now open for:


    Brewhouse Tri: Aug 2.
    PikeLake, DuluthMN
    Long Course .8 mi swim, 20.6 mi bike, 5 mi run
    Short Course .3 mi swim, 10.3 mi bike, 2.5 mi run
    Kids race at Caribou Lake Aug 1. Registration for kids race will open soon.


    Burrito Union 5 & 10 Hour Tri: Sep 12.
    PattisonState Park, SuperiorWisconsin
    1/3 mi swim, 14 mi bike, 3.1 mi run (repeat for 5 or 10 hours)
    Solo, 2-person or 3-person teams
    Kids duathlon race at park probably Sep 11 (45 minutes of racing). Registration for kids race will open soon.

    Mark your calendars:


    Backwards Chub Triathlon: Aug 15.
    ChubLake, CarltonMN
    Will have kids division.
    3.8 mi run, 16 mi bike, 1/3 mi swim (only backwards tri in the state)
    Individual or Relay
    The only backwards tri in the state

    Duluth Trail Festival: Sep 25-27.
    9-25: 1 mile Hill Challenge 5:00 PM start.
    9-26: Superior Hiking Trail Half Marathon 8:00 AM start.
    9-27: Park Point 5 km Trail and Beach Run. 9:30 start (will have kids division).

    More Triathlons In Minnesota

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