Archive / July, 2016

How The Race Was Won: IRONMAN Vineman 2016 – MEN

The oldest full distance triathlon on mainland USA has been rebranded and 2016 has been called the “first” Ironman Vineman. The day started with foggy and cool conditions allowing for fast racing, until the sun came out and heat greeted the professionals and age-groupers out on the run course. But by then the key move […]

How The Race Was Won: IRONMAN Vineman 2016 – WOMEN

After 25 independent years, the Vineman triathlon has now become a M-dot branded event and this year was branded the “first” Ironman Vineman. The women’s race was a demonstration of complete dominance.

How The Race Was Won: IRONMAN 70.3 Budapest 2016 – MEN

What seemed on the surface as tight racing at the sharp end of the  men’s race at Ironman 70.3 Budapest was more a case of a champion holding everything together while keeping something in reserve in case it would be needed.  

How The Race Was Won: IRONMAN 70.3 Budapest 2016 – WOMEN

Ironman 70.3 Budapest was a massive reason to celebrate for Lisa Huetthaler. The 32-year old Austrian showed superb bike and run form in her come-back season after 12 months off following a severe injury.

How The Race Was Won: CHALLENGE Iceland 2016

Challenge Iceland has the claim to fame of being the Northernmost half distance race on the planet, and even during the “good weather” conditions on race day you could see why.

How The Race Was Won: IRONMAN Canada 2016 – MEN

On the same weekend as IM Lake Placid with a women only PRO race, IM Canada was a men only PRO race. The professional athlete response to the concept has been positive – so the separating of men and women between different Ironman events is likely to be repeated.

How The Race Was Won: IRONMAN Switzerland 2016 – MEN

The men’s race at Ironman Switzerland was somewhat overshadowed by The Angry Bird’s performance. However, that does not mean that we were not treated to some top notch racing in the men’s event.


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The Week In Tri: NEW VR TRIATHLON TRAINING WITH 360 VIDEO – Episode #044

Highlights of THIS episode of THE WEEK IN TRI include: British triathletes use virtual reality head sets with 360 degree video to visualize and learn the Rio Olympic circuit. Angry Bird smashes the course record at Ironman Switzerland on a day she was supposed to “take it easy.” All this and more in this week’s […]

How The Race Was Won: IRONMAN Lake Placid 2016 – WOMEN

The PRO race at Ironman Lake Placid 2016 was an experiment regarding event format. The difference was that Ironman Lake Placid only had a PRO WOMEN section. No pro men at all. I am sure that Ironman and WANDA sports had sound business economic reasons for their choice, but feedback from the PRO Women was […]