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SMP T1 and T2 Review We all know that saddles are highly individual, and many agree that they're the most important part of the bike. If you're like me, you've tried more than your fair share of them, on a quest for finding "the one". In the past, I've made several steps in the right direction.

Tartu hosts European Paratriathlon showdown - Triathlon.org Europe's top Paratriathletes will go head-to-head for continental titles, as the European Championships get underway on Thursday 19 July in Tartu, Estonia. Here are the top contenders in each category:.

Have Rice Cooker, Will Travel: A Checklist for the Traveling Triathlete Personal preference and dietary requirements will drive the food items you choose to pack for a trip, but following these three tips can help you pack more wisely:. → Items such as oatmeal, nut butters, jam, and cans of tuna are easy to transport and often available in single-serve portions.

From Dashed Dreams to a Kona Quest Roxy Coetzee-Turner never dreamed that she would be watching the South African women's field hockey team compete for a medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She was supposed to be out there, playing. "For my whole life, my goal, my dream was all hockey.

Bontrager Flare RT & Ion 200 RT Connected Bike Lights In-Depth Review Bontrager has introduced a new far smaller and much cheaper, variant of their popular Flare RT connects bike lights. These $59 individual front and rear lights connect via ANT+ to supported head units to automatically turn on when you start a ride, and turn off when you end a ride.

Hot gear - Best of Eurobike 2018 Eurobike is one of the biggest bike shows of the season. Every year manufacturers use the show as a chance to launch some of their latest gear. A look at this year's highlights.

Is Your Strength or Mobility Holding You Back? "If you've abandoned your body, your body will abandon you." - Ido Portal. As a coach, I have an opportunity to assess mobility and strength in the clients I work with. Clients want to be stronger, faster and perform at higher levels-but most are putting their progress behind by not addressing muscle weakness or imbalances.

IOC confirms dates for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Triathlon events - Triathlon.org The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee has announced the competition Schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, confirming the Men's Triathlon event will take place on Monday 27th August and the Women's race the following day.

Season-ending destination race on Sardinia's south coast End your season in style at Challenge Forte-Village, a race that has served as a perfect race-cation for the last six years.

Ready to Dive into a Swim/Run Race? Here's Your Gear Essentials for diving into the wet'n'wild world of swim/run. Orca.com; $400 Most swim/run events require a wetsuit, and while you can chop up your trusty tri suit, swim/ run-specific neoprene has unique features.

8 Ways to Race Better in the Heat Signs that we've adapted to a warmer environment include an earlier onset of sweating, increased amounts of water in the body, a lower core body temperature and heart rate, and most importantly, a lower rate of perceived effort during exercise.

One-Hour Workout: Pyramid of Bricks Use this bike/run session to work on transitions, build bike-to-run adaptation, and to fine-tune your speed. Despite the fact that, as triathletes, we do most of our workouts in single-sport mode, there are actually very few instances where we just swim, just bike, or just run while racing.

Gossage and Skipper brilliant in Bolton With the usually tough Ironman UK course featuring a shortened bike course, the times were considerably faster than previous years, but British fans were thrilled to see a pair of their countrymen take the titles in Bolton, which is just outside of Manchester.

German Triathlon Federation Seeks Head Coach - Triathlon.org Bundestrainer/-in Elite Triathlon. The German Triathlon Federation is the National Federation with overall responsibility for Triathlon in Germany as sanctioned by the German Olympic Committee. This includes Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon and related Multisport formats of Triathlon.

4 No-Hassle Post-Workout Breakfast Recipes As the old saying goes, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." It's true that a balanced morning meal brings about a slew of benefits, including better concentration and more energy.

Sämmler, Frodeno Voted Greatest German Athletes Germany's Daniela Sämmler has cause to celebrate a few days before she turns 30 on August 6th: she was recently chosen as the greatest German female triathlete of all time by our IRONMAN Facebook community.

How to Deal When Your Racing Buddy Bails Buddies ditching your race? No problem. Here's how to thrive when you're tri-ing on your own. You and your partner in crime came up with this race idea together. You signed up together. You got in a long run, talking the whole way about how you'd crush those final miles, how you'd celebrate post-race.

Hever Castle Triathlon Schools Roadshow Returns Castle Triathlon Series is passionate about helping schools bring to life triathlon and have done this successfully over the last 3 years through the unique cross curriculum School Roadshow at Hever Castle in Kent.

Canada top home World Cup in Magog - Triathlon.org Two-time track and field Paralympian Jon Dunkerley led a strong Canadian showing in his home ITU Paratriathlon World Cup in Magog World Cup on Saturday. In his second ITU season, the former sprinter won the men's PTVI category in 1:06:19, holding off France's Charles Edouard Catherine by two minutes.

2018 UK Ironman Champion Joe Skipper Joins Team Ribble I was excited to get on the Ultra Tri at Ironman UK on Sunday and given the win, I'm looking forward to be racing it for the remainder of the season." "After finishing third in 2013, second in 2014 and third in 2015, it's amazing to take my first UK IRONMAN title.

Circ Drive: The Deals Get Better! Last month was the 1st of 3 editions of our Annual Circ Drive. A lot of folks found that adding their name to this list got them an email that was positively Christmas-like in terms of the deals offered. In fact, some of you replied with some heartburn because you missed out.

Who Won the Women's Philly Tri? That's Not the Point. Last weekend Delmo Sports produced the Women's Philadelphia Triathlon, a first-year race. Why is this notable? Why am I writing about it? No prize money, no pros, these folks aren't a Slowtwitch Partner, there was no overlap between our partners and theirs.

IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney: 5 Pros Who Love It Perhaps it's no surprise that one of the greatest cities in the world also boasts one of the greatest IRONMAN 70.3 races on the circuit; RONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney received top honors for Overall Athlete Satisfaction in last year's IRONMAN Athlete Choice Awards.

Quintessential Races: Lake Placid, Gem of the Northeast As the longest-running IRONMAN race in the US aside from the IRONMAN World Championship, IRONMAN Lake Placid is one of the most iconic events in triathlon.

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