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Aug 28, 2021

Last weekend was the Leadville 100 Trail Run and we have Adrian McDonald who won Leadville with a time of 16 hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds in his first attempt at a 100-mile race was the fifth-fastest in the race’s 38-year history.

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Last weekend was the Leadville 100 Trail Run and we have Adrian McDonald who won Leadville with a time of 16 hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds in his first attempt at a 100-mile race was the fifth-fastest in the race’s 38-year history.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Adrian McDonald
  • Endurance News - Collin's Cup, Paralympic Games
  • What New in the 303 - Leadville 100, Triple Bypass
  • Video of the Week -
  • Other Topics
    • Tim Hola who won his AG at Boulder 70.3
    • TriDot
  • PhysiogenomiX – Predictive Fitness

 

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Interview with Adrian McDonald

Adrian Macdonald at the age of 32 won the famed Leadville Trail 100 run. His winning time of 16 hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds in his first attempt at a 100-mile race was the fifth-fastest in the race’s 38-year history and more than 40 minutes better than runner-up Matt Flaherty of Bloomington, Indiana — one of the most-accomplished ultrarunners in the nation.

 

Earlier this year Adrian won the Antelope Island Buffalo Run 50 Miler in March.  And pre-pandemic, Adrian finished 56th overall at the 2018 Boston Marathon in a time of 2 hours, 35 minutes and 48 seconds. 

 

Let's get into Leadville and ultra running with Adrian McDonald.

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

Chartier to step in for virus-stricken Von Berg at Collins Cup

Von Berg has been suffering with the effects of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also known as mononucleosis virus, which he is believed to have contracted following his victory at IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland earlier this month.

 

The 27-year-old lost 4.5kg in body mass and was unable to train for almost two weeks, and although he is on the road to recovery, he is far from elite level competitiveness.

 

Von Berg was hoping to join up with Team US – against his doctor’s advice – but was ultimately unable to return to full fitness in time, and will now face an uphill battle to return for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St. George, Utah in three weeks time.

 

Team US Captain Mark Allen revealed that Von Berg, who was geared up for a showdown with Jan Frodeno and Lionel Sanders, is not in condition to race this weekend and will be replaced by Chartier.

 

“It is an absolute privilege to be able to race for Team US at the inaugural Collins Cup and I look forward to competing against the best athletes from Team Europe and Team Internationals,” he said. “I have big shoes to fill but will give it my all for Team US.”

 

Fantasy Football, Why Not Fantasy Triathlon at the Collins Cup, Great Prizes

Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) today announced the Collins Cup Fantasy Competition that will take place in the run up to the Collins Cup in Samorin, Slovakia on August 28th, 2021.

 

The Collins Cup Fantasy Competition follows the well-received Tokyo fantasy game and utilises the PTO’s pioneering Race Data and Statistics site, which has given fans of the sport unrestricted access to current and historical racing data like never before. It is the next step in enhancing fan engagement and will be a fun way for Triathlon fans as well as all sports enthusiasts to follow the race.

 

The Collins Cup Fantasy Competition will feature the races of the inaugural Collins Cup where fans can predict which Team Europe, International and USA PTO Professionals will come 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each race match on 28th August 2021. The Collins Cup is the PTO’s flagship event and is a new race format modelled after the Ryder Cup, which will see teams of European, International and USA athletes pitted against one another and put on display the excitement, rivalry, drama, and personalities of the sport of triathlon.

 

The Collins Cup Fantasy Competition will start on August 25th as soon as Captains unveil their picks for the race matches at the Collins Cup Opening Ceremony, which will be broadcast on the PTO YouTube Channel, Collins Cup app and Collins Cup website beginning at 5pm BST/ 6pm CEST/12 noon EST.

 

The Grand Prize is an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2022 Collins Cup. Second and third place finishers will receive a TAG Heuer connected watch with GPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope and heart rate sensor. In addition, there are many more prizes to be won courtesy of Wahoo, a premier partner of The Collins Cup, including Wahoo KICKR Bikes, Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainers and Wahoo ELEMNT RIVAL multisport watches, giving fans the chance to snag some fabulous triathlon merchandise as well as displaying their knowledge of triathlon by correctly predicting race outcomes. Sign up to play at protriathletes.org/fantasy.

 

Media Fantasy Competition

  • Bill from 303
  • Mike Reilly
  • Belinda Granger
  • Triathlon Taren

Broadcast information Broadcast Information - The Collins Cup (protriathletes.org)

 

 

USA Triathlon 2020 U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team

At the Paralympic Games, triathletes will cover a 750-meter swim, non-drafting 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. All races will be held at Tokyo’s Odaiba Marine Park, the same venue as the Olympic triathlon competitions.

 

The Paralympic triathlon events will take place Friday, Aug. 27, and Saturday, Aug. 28, at 5:30 p.m. ET in the U.S. (Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 a.m. in Tokyo). Paratriathlon medal events in Tokyo include PTWC men and women, PTVI men and women, PTS4 men, PTS2 women and PTS5 men and women. Athletes whose classifications are not included in the Tokyo Games are permitted to “class up” and race in a higher category against athletes with less severe impairments, provided they meet qualification and selection criteria.

 

Elizabeth Baker (Signal Mountain, Tenn.), guided by Jillian Elliott (Gig Harbor, Wash.), Women’s PTVI

2016 U.S. Paralympian

Baker competed in paratriathlon’s debut at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016, placing fourth. She is a seven-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist and fourth-place finisher at the 2019 World Paratriathlon Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. Baker is a 1996 graduate of the University of Georgia and earned her master’s from Medical College of Georgia in 2001. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Christine Palmquist. Elliott, Baker’s guide, is a former U.S. National Team triathlete who raced in World Triathlon Series, World Cup and Pan American Cup events. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Mark Sortino.

 

Jamie Brown (Oceanside, Calif.), Men’s PTS4

Brown is a two-time World Paratriathlon Championships bronze medalist (2012, 2017) and six-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist. He took bronze at the 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup, sixth at the 2019 World Paratriathlon Championships and is the 2019 U.S. National Champion. He is a 2003 graduate of Chapman University in Orange, California, where he played on the NCAA men’s baseball team. He is a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by USA Triathlon Level II coach Derick Williamson.

 

Kyle Coon (Colorado Springs, Colo.), guided by Andy Potts (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Men’s PTVI

Coon is a two-time World Triathlon Para Series medalist who earned his first international victory on May 15 in Yokohama, Japan. He is a two-time World Cup medalist, the 2019 Paratriathlon Nationals runner-up, and placed second at last month’s Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. Coon lost his vision at age 7 due to retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer. He is now a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by Williamson. Coon is a 2013 graduate of the University of Central Florida. His guide, Potts, is a 2004 U.S. Olympian, 2007 Pan American Games gold medalist, decorated IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 athlete and an ambassador for the USA Triathlon Foundation. Potts is coached by Mike Doane.

 

Hailey Danz (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Women’s PTS2

2016 U.S. Paralympic silver medalist

Danz won silver as part of a U.S. podium sweep with Seely (gold) and Stockwell (bronze) at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. She is the 2013 World Paratriathlon Champion, a six-time World Championships medalist, and winner of the 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup and the 2021 Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. She is a 2013 graduate of Northwestern University and is a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team coached by Williamson. Danz is a cancer survivor and had her leg amputated due to osteosarcoma at age 14.

 

Amy Dixon (Encinitas, Calif.), guided by Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), Women’s PTVI

Dixon is a 2019 U.S. National Champion, 2016 Aquathlon (swim-run) World Champion, nine-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist and six-time World Paratriathlon Cup medalist. In February 2020, she earned a silver medal at the World Triathlon Para Series event in Devonport, Australia. Dixon is a 1999 graduate of the University of Connecticut and is coached by USA Triathlon Level II Coach Ken Axford. Her guide, Sass, is a decorated amateur triathlete with 10 age-group world titles across the disciplines of triathlon, duathlon (run-bike-run) and aquathlon. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Suzanne Atkinson.

 

Kelly Elmlinger (San Antonio, Texas), Women’s PTS5 (classing up from PTS4)

U.S. Army veteran

Elmlinger served for 10 years as a U.S. Army medic, with three back-to-back deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. She had her leg amputated in 2016 due to synovial sarcoma, a rare form of soft tissue cancer. She won the 2018 USA Paratriathlon National Championships in just her second triathlon since becoming an amputee. She is the 2019 World Championships silver medalist and won gold this year at World Triathlon Para Series events in Yokohama, Japan, and Leeds, England. Elmlinger is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III coach Shelly O’Brien.

 

Kendall Gretsch (Downers Grove, Ill.), Women’s PTWC

2018 U.S. Paralympian (biathlon, cross-country skiing; 2 golds)

Gretsch is a multi-sport talent in both paratriathlon and Nordic skiing, having won two gold medals in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. She is the 2014, 2015 and 2016 World Paratriathlon Champion, 2019 Worlds silver medalist and was undefeated in elite paratriathlon competition from June 2014-July 2018. She is a 2014 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by Williamson.

 

Chris Hammer (Elkins, W.V.), Men’s PTS5

2012 U.S. Paralympian (track & field), 2016 U.S. Paralympian (triathlon)

Hammer competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in triathlon, placing fourth, and in track & field at the London 2012 Games, placing ninth in the 1,500m and 10th in the marathon. He is a three-time World Paratriathlon Championships bronze medalist and 12-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist. Hammer earned his bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where he competed on the NCAA track and cross-country teams. He earned master’s degrees from Eastern Washington University and the University of Utah, and his Ph.D. from the University of Utah. He is currently head coach of the NCAA women’s triathlon team at Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia. He is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Wesley Johnson.

 

Eric McElvenny (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Men’s PTS4

U.S. Marine Corps veteran

McElvenny had his right leg amputated after stepping on an IED while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan. In 2019, he placed second at the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Championships runner-up and won the Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships. He earned his first World Triathlon Para Series medal earlier this year in Leeds, England, and took the win at the Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. McElvenny is a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he competed on the men's rugby team.

 

Grace Norman (Jamestown, Ohio), Women’s PTS5

2016 U.S. Paralympic gold medalist (triathlon), 2016 U.S. Paralympic bronze medalist (track & field, 400m)

Norman won a gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in paratriathlon and added a bronze in track & field in the 400m. She is a six-time World Championships medalist, including two golds, a silver and two bronzes. Norman’s resume also includes 10 World Paratriathlon Event medals and two U.S. national titles. She is a 2020 graduate of Cedarville University in Ohio, where she competed on the NCAA track and cross-country teams. She also represented Cedarville at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships, placing 26th overall. Norman is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Greg Mueller.

 

Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz.), Women’s PTS2

2016 U.S. Paralympic gold medalist (triathlon), 2016 U.S. Paralympian (track & field)

Seely won a gold medal in paratriathlon’s debut at the Rio 2016 Games. She also competed in track & field in Rio, placing sixth in the 200m. Seely is the 2015, 2016 and 2018 World Paratriathlon Champion, and took silver at Worlds in 2017 and 2019. She is a 12-time World Paratriathlon Event gold medalist, and she won an ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability after going undefeated for the entire 2018 season. Seely is a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by Williamson. She is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State University, where she competed on the club triathlon team. She serves on the USA Triathlon Board of Directors.

 

Brad Snyder (Baltimore, Md.), guided by Greg Billington (San Francisco, Calif.), Men’s PTVI

2012, 2016 U.S. Paralympian (swimming; 5 golds, 2 silvers), U.S. Navy veteran

Snyder is a U.S. Navy veteran who lost his eyesight in a 2011 IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan. One year to the date of losing his vision, he won a gold medal in swimming at the Paralympic Games London 2012. Now a five-time gold medalist and two-time silver medalist in swimming from the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games, he made the switch to paratriathlon in 2018 and earned his first elite victory at the 2021 Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. Snyder is a Team Toyota athlete and a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was captain of the NCAA men’s swim team. Snyder’s guide, Billington, is a 2016 U.S. Olympian in triathlon, placing 37th in Rio.

 

Melissa Stockwell (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Women’s PTS2

2016 U.S. Paralympic bronze medalist (triathlon), 2008 U.S. Paralympian (swimming); U.S. Army veteran

Stockwell won a bronze medal in paratriathlon’s debut at the Rio 2016 Games, completing a U.S. podium sweep with teammates Seely and Danz. She is the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Paratriathlon World Champion and a five-time World Championships medalist. She also represented the U.S. at the Paralympic Games Beijing 2008 in swimming. Stockwell is a U.S. Army veteran who became the first female American soldier to lose a limb in active combat while serving in Iraq in 2004. She is a Team Toyota athlete and member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team coached by Williamson. Stockwell also serves on the USA Triathlon Foundation Board of Trustees. Stockwell is a 2002 graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

 

 

What's New in the 303:


The Triple Bypass, Colorado’s Most Epic Ride Event? Maybe and Here’s Why

What makes the Triple Bypass ride so epic? Other rides like the Copper Triangle traverse three mountain passes? Rides like the Steamboat Gravel are longer, gorgeous, and well is on gravel after all. Each is epic, an overused word probably, each is well run and organized, but there is just something unique about the Triple.

 

One is history. Cyclists have been climbing those three passes between Evergreen and Vail (it used to finish in Avon) since 1988. Until the bike path connecting Bakerville to the Loveland ski area was built in 2010, riders had to ride on I-70. Only participating in the Triple Bypass made it possible to complete the voyage as cyclist were prohibited on I-70. Today you can do the ride unsupported thanks to the bike path, but it won’t be nearly as much fun, or as safe.

 

Riding the Triple requires a fair bit of planning, logistics, agility and flexibility. But it offers great rewards in scenery and most of all camaraderie. Somehow the 110 miles mesh into remembrances of conversations on the bike and in the aid stations separated by head down periods of quiet climbing and sharing the work with others in the same boat.

 

How Many Times Have You Ridden Lookout Mountain? Can You Top 7,915?

Chuck Haraway and Rick Brune, who between the two have ascended Lookout around 6,000 times have started to bring more awareness to all things Lookout. Their good friend Ray Bolton climbed it 7,915 times before he passed away in 2020 due to Covid. Chuck and Rick have dedicated a website, https://cyclinglookoutmountain.com/ in Ray’s honor. The website has some great history about the mountain and lots of interesting facts and information.

 

The group also included Megan Hottman of Hottman Law and Charlie Myers, the head of Bike Jeffco. One of ideas kicked around was hosting an open gathering at the coffee shop on top once a month, or maybe quarterly to build more community with neighbors, cyclists, walkers, hikers, skateboarders and anyone who loves and cares about the experiences on Lookout Mountain.

 

We discussed the need for “3 feet to pass” signs, talked about how important it is for cyclists to not pass cars on the downhill going the speed limit, how we wish maybe there were restrictions on cars passing cyclists on corners like on Flagstaff. We dreamed of having car free days like what happens in the Garden of Gods once in a while. But we know there are a lot of users of the road and we emphasized the need to play well together–thus the coffee idea.

 

Video of the Week:

2021 Leadville 100 Run Men's Finish | Adrian Macdonald, Matt Flaherty, Anton Krupicka & Ian Sharman

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Aug 20, 2021

This week we have pro triathlete Collin Chartier who came in 3rd just two weeks ago at IRONMAN Boulder 70.3 and he has been awarded an alternate slot for the Collin's Cup in Samorin, Slovakia.

Collin discovered the sport of triathlon at 14 years old as a swimmer, with a background in playing football and mountain biking.

Collin Chartier, from Burke, VA, is a professional triathlete.  In 2013, Marymount University recruited him for their varsity triathlon program, a first of its kind in the US, where he also competed in NCAA swimming and cross-country.  Collin graduated in May 2017, is fully committed pursuing triathlon at the highest level in ITU and long-distance. He is a full time nomad, training, competing, and traveling around the world.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Collin Chartier
  • Endurance News - Collin's Cup Heather replaced by Jocelyn McCauley; St George and Kona schedule changes
  • What New in the 303 - Steamboat Gravel, Triple Bypass
  • Video of the Week - Collin's Cup Countdown

 

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Interview with Collin Chartier

Biography

Collin discovered the sport of triathlon at 14 years old as a swimmer, with a background in playing football and mountain biking.

Collin Chartier, from Burke, VA, is a professional triathlete.  In 2013, Marymount University recruited him for their varsity triathlon program, a first of its kind in the US, where he also competed in NCAA swimming and cross-country.  Collin graduated in May 2017, is fully committed pursuing triathlon at the highest level in ITU and long-distance. He is a full time nomad, training, competing, and traveling around the world.

Colombia after my debut 70.3 and win in Cartagena 2019 and in articles ahead of the Spanish National Championships. I was projected to have a podium placing at Challenge Mogan among Jan Frodeno and Patrick Lange.

Just two weeks ago he came in 3rd place at IRONMAN Boulder 70.3 and he has been awarded an alternate slot for the Collin's Cup in Samorin, Slovakia.

 

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Endurance News:

 

PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION ANNOUNCES JOCELYN McCAULEY TO JOIN TEAM US AT THE COLLINS CUP

LONDON, ENGLAND: The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that Jocelyn McCauley will be joining Team US at The Collins Cup, replacing Heather Jackson, who is unable to attend for personal family reasons.

 

Karen Smyers, Team US Captain, commented, “While we are disappointed for Heather that she cannot attend the race after working so hard to qualify, we are very lucky to have an in-form McCauley ready to don the Stars and Stripes for Team US.”

 

McCauley, who has just returned from maternity leave after her second child was born only five months ago, recently finished 2nd at IM Finland and commented, “It is a blessing and an honour to represent the USA at the Collins Cup. I am thankful for the opportunity and grateful for the PTO’s paid maternity leave policy, which has allowed women professionals to thrive in their careers while at the same time attend to their families. While I will be leaving it all on the racecourse for the USA, it will be a joy for all the PTO professionals to celebrate the camaraderie of having our own organisation and event.”

 

The Collins Cup is the PTO’s inaugural flagship event taking place on 28th August in Šamorín and is a new race format modelled after the Ryder Cup, which will see teams of International, European and USA athletes pitted against one another and put on display the excitement, rivalry, drama and personalities of the sport of triathlon.

 

UPDATED RACE PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR 2021 AND 2022 EDITIONS OF THE IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2021) – IRONMAN today announced changes to the 2021 and 2022 editions of the IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship based on the continued global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel and border restrictions are expected to prevent as many as half of the athlete field from being able to attend the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission in St. George, Utah. As a result, the race will shift to a single-day event with both men and women racing on Saturday, September 18. Additionally, the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship that was set to be held in Taupō, New Zealand will also now be held in St. George, Utah, giving the travel-restricted athlete community an opportunity to race in the “Land of Endurance” with a two-day format from October 28-29, 2022.

 

World Championships Ironman Kona will not take place this year, moves to February 2022

After it was revealed earlier today that Ironman is offering athletes the option to defer their Kona slots from this year to 2023, 2024 or 2025, there is now much more far-reaching news: it is rumored that the Ironman World Championship in Kona will not take place this year and has been pushed to February 2022.

 

That rumor comes from a source known to the Triathlon Today editors who is in close contact with the Ironman organization. The news is expected to be officially announced very soon. “It is the government in Hawaii that has made this decision. Due to the high infection rate in Hawaii, it will be decided that the World Championships will not take place this year either. This will be confirmed by Ironman very soon.”

 

What's New in the 303:

Metzler, Knibb, Pallant-Browne Added to Collins Cup After Good Showings at IM Boulder 70.3

The Collins Cup is now set and IRONMAN Boulder 70.3 no doubt had an impact as Justin Metzler, Taylor Knibb and Emma Pallant-Browne were all chosen as Captains picks to join their respective teams. Metzler finished 5th in Boulder and Pallant-Browne and Knibb were first and second respectively helping them earn a spot. Also of note, added to the US team is Olympic silver medalist Katie Zaferes.

Also racing in Boulder last week, and already on their teams were; Sam Long, Sam Appleton, Skye Moench, Jeanni Metzler, and Chelsea Sadaro.

Colorado is well represented with residents Chris Leiferman, Matt Hanson, Rudy Von Berg, Sam Long, Justin Metzler, Jeanni Metzler, Taylor Knibb and Sam Appleton all racing in Slovakia.

 

Video of the Week:

Countdown To The Collins Cup: Episode 1

 

Closing:

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Aug 14, 2021

This week we have one of the silver medalists from that very Olympic Mixed Relay, that's right pro triathlete, Olympian and Silver Medalist, not to mention 2nd place at her first IRONMAN 70.3 in Boulder this past weekend…Taylor Knibb.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Taylor Knibb
  • Endurance News - Tim O'Donnell, Katie Compton
  • What New in the 303 - Boulder 70.3; Triple Bypass next weekend
  • Video of the Week - TO About His Heart Attack

 

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Interview with Taylor Knibb

Taylor Knibb at 23, is the youngest woman ever to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team. She has been the USA Triathlon National Team’s youngest member since she first made the team in 2017. Knibb was inspired to become a triathlete as a child after she watched her mom, Leslie Knibb, compete in an IRONMAN race and noticed the positive atmosphere. She tried a kids’ race and was hooked on the sport from there, working her way through USA Triathlon’s youth elite and junior elite pipelines.

Up to this day, her favorite part of competing in triathlons is the camaraderie within the triathlon community, as well as the challenge of always growing and improving within the sport. In high school, she joined her school’s cross-country team and swam for Nation's Capital Swim Club while continuing to compete in triathlons. She was named the Washington D.C. Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year and the D.C. State Athletic Association Runner of the Year in both 2014 and 2015. She was the 2015 and 2016 USA Triathlon Junior Elite national champion, the 2015 ITU Junior World Championships silver medalist, the 2016 and 2017 ITU Junior World Champion and the 2018 Under-23 World Champion— one of just three women ever to capture world titles at both the Junior and U23 levels. She also became the youngest woman to earn a spot on the podium at an ITU World Triathlon Series race in 2017, earning silver in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

 

Knibb is a 2020 graduate of Cornell, where she ran NCAA track and cross-country for four years while balancing her elite triathlon career. She also joined the Cornell swim team her senior year. Today, Knibb trains in Boulder, Colorado, with Origin Performance Squad, an elite international training group coached by Ian O’Brien. Knibb considers the ITU Under-23 World Championships to be one of her favorite moments of her career because she accomplished a solid performance across all three disciplines.

 

Elite Triathlon Career

2021: Won gold at the 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama on May 15, qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team • Made her Olympic debut on July 27 in Tokyo, placing 16th in the women's individual event • Won a silver medal in the debut of Triathlon Mixed Relay at the Olympic Games, alongside U.S. teammates Katie Zaferes, Kevin McDowell and Morgan Pearson. Knibb is the youngest U.S. triathlete ever to win an Olympic medal.

 

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Endurance News:

Tim O'Donnell Heart Attack

On March 12th, 2021 Tim suffered a heart attack during Challenge Miami. 80% of the main artery in his heart was blocked. Meaning he was only getting 20% of the blood he should have been to his heart. Called the Widow Maker as its the most lethal blockage. Its blockage of the LAD (left anterior descending artery) which is the main artery supplying the heart with blood.

 

Katie Compton Receives a 4-Year Ban From Cycling for a Positive Doping Test

Katie Compton has been banned from cycling for four years, retroactive to September 16, 2020, because of a positive doping test.

In a statement, the cyclocross champion announced that she never knowingly took a banned substance, and she made the decision to retire back in March.

Fifteen-time U.S. national cyclocross champion Katie Compton, 42, has received a four-year suspension on competition from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after testing positive for a banned substance, the agency announced on August 11.

Compton tested positive for an anabolic agent on an out-of-competition test taken on September 16, 2020.

“Her urine sample was analyzed using a specialized test, known as Carbon Isotope Ratio testing, that differentiates between anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) naturally produced by the body and prohibited anabolic agents of external origin. Anabolic agents have powerful performance-enhancing capabilities and can give an athlete an unfair advantage over fellow competitors,” the USADA statement explained.

Compton’s ban begins retroactively, from the day her positive sample was taken. That means all of her results, race points, and prizes received since September 16, 2020, are forfeit.

Compton released a statement addressing the USADA’s announcement. She said her results for that sample originally came back negative for any banned substances. USADA decided to re-test it after her Athlete Biological Passport (bio-passport) was flagged for an “irregularity.” The second test of the sample came back positive for an anabolic androgenic steroid, Compton said.

“This news comes with great heartache and sadness, and it is the worst possible way to end my cycling career. I need to preface this news with the fact that I have always been a clean athlete, and I am proud of how much I have accomplished racing clean and being very careful with whatever I put into my body, especially after dealing with so many health issues throughout my life.

I provided a sample for USADA in September 2020 that came back negative for any banned substances, it was not even atypical. That news was communicated to me in the same way it has always been via a letter from USADA. I’ve received that same letter after every test I’ve submitted for the last 19 years. In early February of 2021, after returning from a difficult race season, I learned that the same sample from September was re-analyzed due to a bio-passport irregularity and found to be positive for an exogenous anabolic steroid.

This was devastating news to me as I have never intentionally or knowingly put anything like that into my body. I know how delicate women’s hormones are, and I would never choose to take anything to jeopardize my health and, as a result, suffer irreparable damage to my endocrine system. And not only that, I never took anything for ethical and moral reasons; I’ve been a strong proponent of clean sport my entire career and feel doing anything to enhance one’s own natural ability is cheating, full stop.”

Compton also said that she decided to retire in March. You can read her full statement here.

 

What's New in the 303:

Boulder 70.3, Course Record Smoked, Electric Crowd, Close Women’s Pro Race

The male winner, Sam Long who grew up a few miles away, capped a perfectly imperfect day by setting a new course record. The temperature, cooler than predicted, helped keep the day from blowing up. The winds and smoke played havoc with some, but they ushered in many stories and memories on a course shared by a recent Olympian, top pro’s and 2,500 age group athletes from all over the country.

Emma Pallant-Browne won the women’s race and moved up six spots in the PTO rankings making her an almost shoe-in for a captains pick (to be announced Thursday) for the upcoming Collins Cup. Not only did she take home $7,500 for winning Saturday, she will make at least $18,000 by making the European Collins Cup team.

Olympian Taylor Knibb’s debut performance at a 70.3 could hardly be called beginners luck finishing second, but she did learn a few things like needing to master the water cup grab; check out this interview with her. It will be interesting if she might be a captains pick for the Collins Cup even though her ranking puts her far out of the field (because she has been racing short, ITU races).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgPCrcBc7eQ

 

Triple Bypass August 21

Packet Pick-up

Please being a facemask, just in case local requirements change for indoor activity.

You must present your ID. If you are picking up for another individual, you must show a copy (or photo) of their ID.  It is no longer possible to change your pickup location.

  • Elevation Cycles Highlands Ranch - Aug 13th, 3 - 6 pm and Aug 14th 12-5 pm
  • Wheat Ridge Cyclery – Aug 13th, 3-6 pm, 14th and 15th 12-6 pm
  • Trek Boulder - Aug 14th and 15th 12-5 pm
  • Evergreen Bicycle Outfitters - Aug 19 and 20th  from  2-7 pm
  • Startline - Aug 21 5-7am

Aid Stations

There are four aid stations along the Triple Bypass.  All aid and support locations can be found on this handy Google Map.

  • Juniper Pass 6:30am-10:00am
  • Georgetown Overlook 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Loveland Valley 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Summit County Church 11:00am-5:00pm

There will be a divine mix of sweet and savory snacks, including gluten-free and vegetarian options.  Loveland aid will have Etai's sandwiches to power you through and Base Hydro will be on course throughout. Special appearance by Eggland's Best!

 

Video of the Week:

I Had a HEART ATTACK // Part 1

 

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Aug 7, 2021

Last Friday's Olympic Mixed Relay Triathlon race was exciting!  Being able to watch the race from the Olympic and Paralympic Museum was the perfect backdrop (stunning too). Having Renee Tomlin and Andy Potts there to give us live insights and predictions while the race was unfolding was super insightful.  What could be better than that?  Getting to have a private follow up discussion with pro triathlete, Renee Tomlin!  She's going to break down the race and give some super cool in sights.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Renee Tomlin
  • Endurance News - More Tokyo Bay controversy; the toughest ultra running series
  • What New in the 303 - Boulder 70.3
  • Video of the Week - Olympic Mixed Relay Triathlon

 

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Interview with Renee Tomlin

Renée Tomlin is a four-time NCAA All-American in track & field and cross country at Georgetown University, and she was a 2011 NCAA Women of the Year honoree. She was introduced to triathlon through the USA Triathlon Collegiate Recruitment Program. Tomlin says her favorite parts of triathlon are the transitions because they “require athleticism, tenacity, and explosive response all while remaining calm, loose and focused.” Tomlin endured a stress fracture in her foot in 2018 and came back to win the 2019 Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Triathlon World Cup. Her time recovering was spent taking the time to focus on her mindset and learning how to take care of her body properly in order to stay in the sport.

Renée Tomlin (teamusa.org)

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

Concerns over pollution and hot weather add another challenge to marathon swimming. The Tokyo Olympics’ open-water competition and swimming portion of the triathlon at the Odaiba Marine Park comes after persistent controversy over high water temperatures and pollution raised safety concerns among some athletes and coaches. Los Angeles Times

 

Why The Rocky Mountain Slam Is The Toughest Race Series In Ultrarunning. To complete the Rocky Mountain Slam, men and women have to finish four out of five annual races in the Rockies: the Bighorn 100 in Montana, the Hardrock 100 and the Leadville Trail 100 in Colorado, the Wasatch Front 100 in Utah and the Bear 100. Leadville and Wasatch are also part of the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning. Trail Runner

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Boulder 70.3 Pro List

 

Male Pros

1 Leiferman Chris USA (United States)

2 Long Sam USA (United States)

3 Appleton Sam AUS (Australia)

4 Metzler Justin USA (United States)

5 Weiss Bradley ZAF (South Africa)

6 Chartier Collin USA (United States)

7 Potts Andy USA (United States)

9 Peterson Kennett USA (United States)

10 Gillespie Dylan USA (United States)

11 Rodriguez Hernandez Tomas Andres MEX (Mexico)

12 Bach Elliot USA (United States)

14 Christensen Weston USA (United States)

16 Peterson Erik USA (United States)

17 Mendez Cruz Mauricio MEX (Mexico)

18 Hipple Tripp USA (United States)

19 Engelhardt Adriano CHE (Switzerland)

20 Nelson Loren CAN (Canada)

21 Zawaski Steven USA (United States)

22 Collington Kevin USA (United States)

23 Loewen Garrick CAN (Canada)

24 Mantell Ernest USA (United States)

25 Kilshaw Stephen CAN (Canada)

26 Ross Neal USA (United States)

27 Gauthier Mathieu CAN (Canada)

28 Deckard Robbie USA (United States)

29 Diasz Diego BRA (Brazil)

31 Romero Garcia De La Cadena Rodrigo MEX (Mexico)

33 Ulloa Martin CHL (Chile)

34 Parker Steven USA (United States)

35 Ohde Luis Henrique BRA (Brazil)

36 Winslow Timothy USA (United States)

37 Pimental Danilo USA (United States)

38 Sullens Joseph USA (United States)

39 Laughery Colin USA (United States)

40 Cosman Nick CAN (Canada)

41 Haeberle Scott USA (United States)

42 Gambles Joe AUS (Australia)

43 Butterfield Tyler USA (United States)

44 Andrie Marty USA (United States)

45 Acevedo Rodrigo COL (Colombia)

46 Deal Benjamin USA (United States)

 

Female Pros

50 Moench Skye USA (United States) - 9

51 Lawrence Holly USA (United States) - 5

53 Pallant-Browne Emma GBR (United Kingdom)

54 Watkinson Amelia NZL (New Zealand)

55 Sodaro Chelsea USA (United States)

56 Metzler Jeanni USA (United States)

57 Mccauley Jocelyn USA (United States)

58 Findlay Paula CAN (Canada)

59 Brandon Lauren USA (United States)

60 Smith Lesley USA (United States)

61 Piampiano Sarah USA (United States)

62 Kessler Meredith USA (United States)

63 Higgins Brittany USA (United States)

64 Jewett Tamara CAN (Canada)

65 Becharas Lisa USA (United States)

66 Rinaldo Marj USA (United States)

67 Trnovcova Zuzana SVK (Slovakia)

68 Johann Carly USA (United States)

70 Belles Hayley USA (United States)

71 Marrou Rebecca USA (United States)

72 Goodell Kimberly USA (United States)

73 Doehla Alissa USA (United States)

74 Palacio Romina ARG (Argentina)

75 Catano Sonja USA (United States)

77 Gruden Lara USA (United States)

78 Knibb Taylor USA (United States)

80 Rusch Maggie USA (United States)

81 Falcaro Nicole USA (United States)

82 Oliveira Pamella BRA (Brazil)

83 Hill Alycia USA (United States)

 

Message from Julie Coleman, Race Director

We’re so excited to be back for the 19th year of the IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder event!

Do you have spectators coming with you? While you’re racing on Saturday, they can cool off in the swim area on the beach between 10:30am and 5pm. There will also be kayaks and SUPs there for them to play around on. The beach and swim area will also be open during our Expo Hours on Thursday and Friday.

On race day, a large section of the beach turns into a picnic lunch option for athletes and spectators, food trucks, as well as a beer garden. Concessions will also be available on race morning in the Athlete Check-in tent in Expo.

 

 

Video of the Week:

Inaugural Olympic Triathlon Mixed Relay

https://youtu.be/eg72Q0V0t-w

 

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