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Mile High Endurance Podcast

Mile High Endurance Podcast is recorded in the Rocky Mountain front range area in Denver, Colorado. 55 miles to the north is the triathlon 'Mecca' of Boulder, home of some of the most prominent pros in triathlon and related sports. 56 miles to the south is the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. The 110 mile stretch between Boulder and Colorado Springs is one of the fittest and athletic populated areas in the world. I share these statistics, not so much to brag but to give you the listener context for what the culture and vibe is here in the Mile High area. ​The objective of the Mile High Endurance Podcast is to connect you to the triathlon community and empower you to achieve your triathlon and fitness goals. Each month we will take subjects that you are interested in and connect your interests with news, expert interviews, and information about services and products in a way that inform your decisions to achieve your full potential in the sport.
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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

 

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!

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