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Ed Baker's Newest Startup What I was doing at Uber was not sustainable. It would've been hard to do both well because Uber was the extreme in terms of the sacrifices I had to make to be successful there. The triathlon training I'm doing now, I'm doing that at an extreme; I couldn't have done that at Uber.

The Monday Round-Up: Boecherer and Saemmler Superb in Italy British podium on home soil. The British are obviously used to their weather conditions as they dominated both the male and the female podium - whilst there had been quite some drop outs amongst the rest of the field. It was a hard and rough race due to the cold and rainy weather.

Van Houtem and Siddall masters of Madrid Belgium's Timothy Van Houtem and Great Britain's Laura Siddall were the class of the fields at the ETU Long Distance Championship held at Challenge Madrid.

It Can Be Good to Stray from Swim, Bike, Run Got an invite for ultimate? Just can't stand another minute on the bike? Sometimes, it's OK to skip your regularly scheduled workout for a little side piece. You've still got a race or two ahead of you, but right now the thought of yet another bike or another visit to the pool is as appealing as putting on wet neoprene.

Photos: 2018 Challenge Madrid Belgium's Timothy Van Houtem and Great Britain's Laura Siddall claimed the victories on a tough, hot day of racing at the 2018 Challenge Madrid triathlon. Van Houtem crossed the finish line at 9:00:13. Spain's Pablo Dapena Gonzalez and Carlos Aznar Gallego earned the final podium spots at 9:23:01 and 9:26:29, respectively.

Brownlee and Gentle top strong fields at Beijing International Jonathan Brownlee took the non-drafting, Olympic-distance race at the Beijing International Triathlon, while Ashleigh Gentle followed up her Grand Final victory with another big win.

Photos: 2018 Beijing International Triathlon Great Britain's Jonathan Brownlee and Australia's Ashleigh Gentle claimed the victories at the seventh running of the Beijing International Triathlon in China. Brownlee put together a 17:18 swim, a 57:31 bike, and a 32:52 run to claim the win in 1:51:37.

Strengthen Your Back With This One-Minute Exercise This exercise will help strengthen the entire back, and also helps relieve rotator cuff injuries.

First Look: The $749 Tacx Flux S Smart Trainer Last week at Interbike Tacx announced the Flux S, making it the second Flux trainer announced in almost as many months. The first Flux trainer was announced this past summer at Eurobike, the Flux 2. This Flux 2 was designed to be a beefier upgrade to the original Flux trainer that came out two years ago.

Smales, Lee prevail at soggy Weymouth 70.3 With rough conditions prompting organizers to cut the swim in half and daylong rain leaving competitors drenched, Elliot Smales and India Lee of Great Britain won Ironman 70.3 Weymouth.

Ashleigh Gentle, Jonny Brownlee win Beijing International Ashleigh Gentle of Australia followed up her big win at the WTS Grand Final on the Gold Coast last weekend with a decisive victory over Non Stanford of Great Britain at the Beijing International Triathlon.

A Hub For All Seasons It's the Phoenix hub system, a brand new product, perhaps not yet even available for purchase. It's a set of inners that disconnects from the hub shell, sort of like Star Trek saucer separation. A pair of lock rings, one atop the other, keeps it altogether.

O'Donnell-Carfrae family affair at Augusta 70.3 For their efforts, Carfrae and O'Donnell got to share a hug with daughter Izzy at the finish.Men O'Donnell emerged from the water with a 17 seconds deficit to swim leader Hunter Lussi of the U.S.

Feelin' Rouvy If I understand correctly, Rouvy is about to join Zwift and Tour de Giro and a short list of others by offering a multi-rider experience. Rouvy is well loved by its users because of its advanced metrics, trainer compatibility, features, and large library of video routes.

Brownlee & Gentle Win 2018 Beijing Tri "I was thrilled to win today, my first win of the season," said 2018 Beijing International Triathlon Champion Jonny Brownlee. "The race was very challenging, I have never competed in a race with so many ups and downs, it was a fight until the very last 500 meters when I finally overcame Kristian and Henri at the bottom of the stairs.

Jonny Brownlee claims victory in Beijing International Triathlon Britain's Jonny Brownlee shows a return to form with a strong run to win the Beijing International Triathlon.

Photos: Pre-Race from the 2018 Beijing International Triathlon An impressive lineup of athletes are in Beijing, China to compete in the seventh running of the Beijing International Triathlon. The top-notch field will compete for a share of the $100,000 prize purse. See images from the pre-race action above.

Visser disqualified at Ironman Maastricht Limburg I am aware that I missed the buoy during the race. However we as athletes have to obey the instructions on course and that's what I did. The buoy I missed was a result of being directed this way by one of the people from the organization. This makes the situation feel very unfair to me.

Böcherer and Sämmler win Ironman Italy It was a good day for Germany at Ironman Italy as Andreas Böcherer and Daniela Sämmler nailed their Kona qualifying for 2019 with a pair of wins.

Spivey and Iden win emphatic World Cup golds in Weihai - Triathlon.org On a hot Saturday morning along the coastline of China's Shandong Province, the 2018 Weihai World Cup saw two superb champions as Norway's Gustav Iden and USA's Taylor Spivey took the tape.

Lifting the Curtain On Ironman's Top Cyclist: Part 3 We've fawned over Wurf's numbers on the bike. Now let's look at this data from the sport that really challenges him: swimming. There's no denying it: Cam Wurf is a superstar on the bike.

The Sugar Debate: Is Sugar Evil or OK for Triathletes? What are the facts around sugar intake for athletes? Nancy Clark examines the points on either side of the "sugar is evil"/"sugar isn't so bad" debate.

Beginner's Luck: Failing Forward Failure is a massive gift, writes Meredith Atwood. When I started triathlon, I was no good at swimming, cycling, or running. Years and years later, I am still not that much better. I suppose that is not completely true-but sometimes it can feel that way.

Interbike Day 3: See the Innovation Award Winners Triathlete magazine Innovation Awards and sleek new lines mark the third day of the annual Interbike trade show in Reno, Nevada. : Founded by industry veterans looking to literally reinvent the wheel, the Phoenix is a modular system that allows for simple cassette/hub removal without the need for a chain whip.

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