Whether you are new to the triathlon/swimming/cycling/running or a seasoned veteran, no doubt you have made mistakes in your training and racing. Today Bill and I are putting our pride aside and sharing our top training and racing mistakes, what if anything we changed to not repeat that mistake, and hopefully we'll have a few laughs along the way.
Don’t run with scissors, don’t fry bacon naked and don’t under any circumstances pee on the bike without being sure there’s not a competitor in your draft.
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The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) today announced the first ever stateside PTO Tour event – The PTO US Open – in partnership with USA Triathlon, the Dallas Sports Commission and the City of Irving on 17-18th September in Las Colinas-Irving, Texas.
The inaugural PTO US Open is the 3rd race of the PTO Tour which also consists of the PTO Canadian Open, the Collins Cup, the PTO Asian Open and the PTO European Open. This US stage of the PTO Tour will see the world’s greatest non-drafting professional male and female triathletes competing in Irving, Texas for a prize purse of $1,000,000.
The professional men’s race and women’s race, are each a 100km distance which comprises a 2km swim, 80km bike leg and a 18km run. The PTO US Open will also introduce age group racing over both the 100km and 25km distance, as well as a relay option, giving amateurs the opportunity to meet and race alongside the PTO professionals in the centrally located Las Colinas-Irving district, a short distance from downtown Dallas.
Second annual Collins Cup on 20th and 21st August 2022 at the extraordinary x-bionic®sphere in Šamorín, Slovakia.
This year, the Collins Cup will also introduce age group racing over the 100km distance as well as a relay option, giving amateurs the opportunity to meet and race alongside the world’s best PTO professionals from Team Europe, Team US and Team Internationals. Competitors will be able to absorb all the hair-raising, heart thumping and inspirational action from the professional race on Saturday 20th August before taking to the closed-roads course on Sunday to experience it for themselves.
The Collins Cup is the 2nd race of the PTO Tour which also consists of the PTO Canadian Open and the PTO USA Open in 2022 with The PTO Asian Open and the PTO European Open being added in 2023 and will see the world’s greatest non-drafting professional male and female triathletes competing in Slovakia for a prize purse of $1,500,000.
The inaugural Collins Cup, the game-changing new race format for triathlon, modeled after the Ryder Cup saw three teams of Internationals, European, and USA athletes pitted against one another in 12 race matches in some of the most dynamic racing ever seen in the sport. The new format resulted in phenomenal viewing figures moving it closer to long established properties like tennis and golf.
The professional men’s race and women’s race will take place on Saturday 20th August, are each a 100km distance which comprises a 2km freshwater swim in the Danube river, a 80km fast and flat bike leg and a 18km run over a variety of different terrain in the beautiful countryside surrounding the x-bionic®sphere in Šamorín.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen, two-time Olympian Laura Bennett and age group multisport athletes Lesley Cens-McDowell and Robert Plant today were announced as the 11th induction class of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame.
The USA Triathlon Hall Fame serves to recognize, honor and commemorate those individuals and groups who have demonstrated excellence in every aspect of multisport — thereby inspiring others to elevate their own performance, participation and community involvement. Founded in 2008, it has recognized the best performances and contributions in the sport’s nearly 50-year history. This year’s class brings the total number of inductees to 47.
“We are so excited to add these iconic athletes to the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame,” said Steve Sutherland, Chair of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Executive Committee. “Gwen’s incredible rise to becoming an Olympic gold medalist is a story for the ages, Laura twice represented the U.S. at the Olympics and has given back to the multisport community following her professional career and Lesley and Robert’s age group performances throughout their long triathlon careers show us multisport is truly a lifelong sport. On top of their individual accomplishments, each of our inductees impart a love and passion for triathlon that continues to greatly influence the triathlon community.”
The four inductees will be honored at a premier gala hosted by the USA Triathlon Foundation on Thursday, Aug. 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in conjunction with the 2022 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships Aug. 6-7. The gala will be hosted at Discovery World, in the Roger & Judy Smith Family Pilot House, starting at 6:15 p.m. CT.
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Recently the Boulder Roubaix announced its title sponsor, the Wholesome Masters Racing Team. In its 30th edition the Boulder Roubiax is a classic race in the backroads of Boulder County. It’s held every other year and according to race director Chris Grealish, “having Wholesome Sweetners AND the masters club involved has taken a lot of pressure off trying to get the race paid for as well as securing knowledgeable volunteers! Our bill with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department for traffic control is north of $8,000 paid in advance. That’s just one cost.
When asked what is new this year, Chris said, “we’ve added a lap to both the pro 1-2 and Collegiate cat A groups so they do almost 100 miles in the 5 laps”. He added when asked about every other year format, “We only hold the race every other year in an attempt to preserve the fragile relationship with the 500 homeowners along the racecourse”.
We then caught up with President and founder of Wholesome Sweeteners and of Wholesome Masters Racing Team, Nigel Willerton to ask as few questions about sponsoring this event and cycling in general.
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