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A selection of the latest triathlon news and blog posts.

Van Lierde takes Ironman 70.3 Les Sables d'Olonne Frederik Van Lierde bounced back from Ironman Lanzarote in style as he preps for Ironman France with an impressive win at Ironman 70.3 Les Sables d'Olonne. Great Britain's Frankie Sanjana takes the women's pro field as French age-grouper Charlene Clavel posts the day's fastest time.

First Look: Absolute Cycling One GPS Bike Computer Let's get this right out of the gate: The photos I took here are of hand-built prototypes. As such, they look a bit sketch - like, Elmer's glue and Home Depot sketch. Also, these units about 30% larger than the final production units. And, there's a bunch of other caveats we'll get to later.

Dana Platin: Using Triathlon As a Tool To Motivate Others Dana Platin - who took up triathlon while living in South America - is on a mission to help others achieve their goals. Standing atop a snow-capped peak, some 23,000 feet above sea level, Dana Platin saw her future.

Zwift Triathlon Academy: The Team's Impressive Start to 2019 The Zwift Triathlon Academy welcomed eight age-group athletes to its elite team at the start of the year with the audacious goal of having them all qualify for and podium at the Ironman World Championship in Kona this fall.

Alexandre Paviza and Antoine Perel star at home in Besancon PWC - Alexandre Paviza and Antoine Perel were among nine French medallists at their home Paratriathlon World Cup in Besancon, France, the second ITU World Cup event of 2019. Paviza was victorious in the men's PTWC, finishing 32 seconds ahead of compatriot Ahmed Andaloussi in a French one-two.

One-Hour Workout: Fake The Long Run Trouble is, long runs need to be 90 minutes or more, which isn't good news if you've got only an hour. Don't despair. You can get similar benefits in one hour with some long hills. If you don't have a suitably hilly route, do reps on a single hill, running uphill for the appropriate time, then running downhill easily before doing another repeat.

Podium Pro: Frankie Sanjana Gets First Pro Win in France Frankie Sanjana earned her first professional title this weekend when she won Ironman 70.3 Les Sables d'Olonne in Vendee, France. The Brit, who lives in Amsterdam, has been racing professionally since 2015, so this maiden victory was particularly special.

11 Non-M-Dot Iron-Distance Triathlons Challenging and unique iron-distance tris that put their own twist on 140.6. Susan Haag has been racing triathlon since 1990, and in three decades, she's completed more than 400 triathlons, 117 of which have been iron-distance finishes.

Heemeryck, Bleymehl Victorious at Beautiful Challenge Geraardsbergen Belgium's Pieter Heemeryck and Germany's Daniela Bleymehl earned the victories at Sunday's Challenge Geraardsbergen in Belgium. "It was a surprisingly good race for me, directly from the swim," Heemeryck said of the victory. "During the bike ride I had a nice gap already, so I knew I had a good day.

The Evolution of the Aero Helmet When it comes to aero upgrades, nothing offers more bang for your buck than an aero helmet. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as putting on an aero helmet and watching your bike splits plummet. Even the best helmet is only as good as the position of the athlete wearing it.

The Monday Round-Up: Hot Pro Racing in Europe Van Lierde, Francesca, Wojt and Simmonds take victories in France and Luxembourg.

Wojt and Simmonds win Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg Alistair Brownlee isn't running up to his normal standards, but still handily took the win at Ironman 70.3 Liuzhou over the ageless Craig Alexander, while Agnieszka Jerzyk managed to sprint away from Imogen Simmonds for the women's win. Imogen Simmonds and Markus Rolli rolled away from their competition on the bike to take Ironman 70.3 Thailand.

Heemeryck and Bleymehl win in Geraardsbergen Daniela Bleymehl powered away on the bike to take her first Challenge Geraardsbergen title, while Pieter Heemeryck led virtually from start to finish to successfully defend his title.

Great Britain tops Mixed Relay in Nottingham Qualifying for the first Olympic relay began at the ITU World Triathlon Relay Series event in Nottingham, won by the USA. A new Mixed Relay Series will launch in 2018 as the ITU prepares for the inaugural Olympic event in Tokyo in 2020.

Liam Lloyd wins British sprint triathlon title in Nottingham Welshman Liam Lloyd wins the British men's sprint triathlon title in Nottingham.

British quartet win World Triathlon Mixed Relay in Nottingham The British quartet of Georgia Taylor-Brown, Ben Dijkstra, Sophie Coldwell and Alex Yee win the World Triathlon Mixed Relay in Nottingham.

Team UK takes the glory on home soil in the Nottingham Mixed Relay - The persistent rain in Nottingham didn't prevent the home nation, Great Britain, to return on top of the Mixed Relay podium after a dominant performance in the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham.

Matt Hauser seals World Cup gold with almighty chase effort in Nur-Sultan - Australia's Matt Hauser pulled out another brilliant 2019 World Cup winning performance on Saturday afternoon with victory in Nur-Sultan following gold in Chengdu in May.

Ai Ueda strides to another brilliant World Cup gold in Nur-Sultan - Japan's Ai Ueda showed she is back with a bang after her bike accident in Abu Dhabi, laying down a scintillating run display on Saturday morning to win gold in the Nur-Sultan World Cup.

Nur-Sultan World Cup format alteration - A lack of adequate water quality results in Nur-Sultan has forced us to make changes to the Nur-Sultan World Cup on 15 June. We do not wish to put the heal.

This week in the world of Multisport This week's news centers around Ironman as it announces a new IPO, the sad loss of two competitors at Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin and the cancelling of Ironman Boulder.

The Key to Strength Training Success for Triathletes Thirty minutes is a mere 7 percent of your day, but that's all it takes for strength training success for triathletes.

Mark Your Calendar: LIVE AMA with Ben Hoffman Join us on Wednesday at 1 p.m. MDT for a live chat with top American long-distance triathlete Ben Hoffman. Ironman South Africa champion Ben Hoffman will be on our Facebook Live AMA show. Hoffman had a stellar kick-off to the season in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and now he's looking ahead to toeing the line at Challenge Roth.

Quick Swim Set: Fast 25s To Finish Here's a swim session from Sara McLarty to kick off your weekend. 600 warm-up 8×50 @ :60 4×200 pull @ 2:50 4×150 @ 2:30 4×100 w/fins @ 1:30 4×50 w/ fins @ :60 50 easy swim 20×25 swim 600 cool-down easy 4150 total*.

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