Archive / August, 2016

The Week In Tri: LANCE ARMSTRONG RETURNS and IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Preview – Episode #047

Highlights of THIS episode of THE WEEK IN TRI include: Top triathlon stars opt out of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Australia. Lance Armstrong cleared to race triathlon again. All this and more in this week’s episode as we take in the latest triathlon news from around the globe and preview the international races […]

All Zimbabwe Olympic Athletes to be ARRESTED

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has ordered the arrest and detention of all 31 Zimbabwean athletes for daring to return home from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with no medals.

LANCE ARMSTRONG UNBANNED – FREE TO RACE

Back on 25 August 2012 the UCI and WADA issued a lifetime ban on Lance Armstrong. And for all of you who believe that in WADA terms, lifetime means what the word implies – you will be wrong. Outside of cycling, Lance Armstrong is no longer a banned athlete and is effectively free to race, […]

Using a new Gel type for the first time in an ultra

All of us have no doubt built a collection of different brands of energy gels that we have received in various athlete packs at various events throughout the year… or years. How good an idea is it to grab a handful of that “mix and match” collection on the morning of your ultra when you […]

I WAS WRONG! How The Race Was Won: RIO OLYMPIC TRIATHLON – WOMEN

Now I can re-affirm why I don’t play the lottery. Although I did see that the lead group on the bike during the women’s olympic triathlon in Rio would build a lead of over 2 minutes by T2 – I was not expecting uber runner Gwen Jorgensen to make the cut. She absolutely swam her […]

How The Race Was Won: RIO OLYMPIC TRIATHLON – MEN

Weeks ago I looked at the layout of the triathlon circuit and saw that the winning tactic would be to split the field in the swim and forge that into a small break on the bike. It seems as if the Brownlee brothers read my notes. Lets take a closer look at the key elements […]

Rio Olympics: Almaz Ayana 10000m World Record – COACH ANALYSIS

Almaz Ayana is making the rest of the elite distance runners on the track look like total newbies. She started with an absolute destruction of the 10000m world record. Next she ran a 5000m heat and finished an unbelievable half lap ahead of the second place athlete. All this prompts the question of how this […]

Wayde Van Niekerk SMASHES 17 YEAR OLD WORLD RECORD at RIO OLYMPICS – Coach Analysis

The Michael Johnson world record that has stood for 17 years has been shattered in Rio at the Olympics. What are the coaching secrets behind this phenomenal performance? Lets take a closer look.

Rio Olympics: Women’s 800m – Coach Edu Predicts

The women’s 800m at the Rio Olympics is proving to be the sensational controversy that it was initially billed to be months ago. One athlete stands head and broad shoulders above the others. Although one athlete is in the spotlight, potentially four of the finalists will be there in spite of the IAAF doing their […]

OPTIMUM CAFFEINE LEVEL FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE in Different Distances

We know that Caffeine is considered a performance enhancing stimulant that until fairly recently even featured on the WADA list of banned substances. Does Caffeine help all people equally? Is there a way to boost the performance kick that you get from the same dose of Caffeine? Do you need different dosages of Caffeine for […]