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ITU triathlon heads to Hamburg this weekend for 10th year of racing by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Jul 2012 7:57pm Hamburg, Germany  - ITU triathlon returns to Hamburg for the 10th year in a row this year, as a host of London-bound athletes get ready for a fast and furious sprint in their final pre-games preparation. However it's not all about Olympics fever, as this race marks the second half of this year's WTS series. With only Stockholm, Yok ... Read on »
Heading out to the Pacific Grove Triathlon by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:07am Could I possibly have more stuff to take to the race?? I'm used to packing for just a marathon, just for running, just for one run. Luckily I didn't have to pack for an airplane because I would have been stumped. I always carry on everything I need for the race but I don't think I could have gotten my entire dining room floor in a carry-on b ... Read on »
Why Ironman? by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 May 2013 6:28pm From my very first tri experience at 300 lbs, a relay team at the Austin Danskin more than 10 years ago, I fell hard for the camaraderie of the sport.  165 lbs. later, when I became a strong enough athlete to race individually, that feeling of crossing the Finish was simply satisfying.  I chose a goal, planned, prepared, executed and succe ... Read on »
ITU heads to Hamburg, Germany as 12,000 triathletes get ready to race by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jul 2010 6:41am Hamburg, 14 July 2010 - Round four of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series heads to Hamburg this weekend as part of the world's largest triathlon. The event will take place alongside the Hamburg City Man Triathlon, which has over 12,000 registered racers in the age group, youth and relay events. All races will feature an e ... Read on »
Why I Should Be Given A Mandatory 10-Minute Head Start At Every Race by Mark Olivieri Posted Sun 29 Nov 2009 12:00am I love my children, all one hundred and fifty, er, uh... I mean, five of them. It only sounds like I have one hundred and fifty children at any given moment in my house, or when I call my wife from work to say hello. I especially love it when I call home and my wife stops listening to me every three seconds to tell the children to stop doing ... Read on »
2010 Lonestar Olympic Distance Race Report by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 26 Apr 2010 8:19am So where do I start?  My weekend started Thursday night with packet pickup.  Seems like choosing to go Thursday was the best bet.  Lines and wait time on Friday were terrible from all the frustrated texts I was receiving from friends who were also competing. The expo was a little disappointing for those doing the Sprint and Olympic distances beca ... Read on »
Ironman's nerdy little secret by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Mon 15 Jun 2009 4:10pm It has been an open secret for a number of years, but now both professional triathletes and amateur athletes are starting to talk about it. A pro triathlete who didn' t want to be identified recently said, "I can' t believe that it has come down to this shocking state of affairs." The secret: Too many Ironman races and too few female pr ... Read on »
Race Report: Clear Lake International Triathlon by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 30 Aug 2011 5:33pm Saturday's Weather as we left the race! After the Friday night banquet and hearing Dave Scott speak I was raring to go.  I got to transition and setup. Did I mention I was just 6 bikes away from Dave Scott in the same rack?  Well, I was! Anyway, checked and double-checked everything and headed inside to the hotel's lounge, ... Read on »
(Ironman) Race Day Tips! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 11 Sep 2010 6:45am The following excerpt is from one of my favorites, Elizabeth Waterstratt:  IronTime .  I did not write this -- Elizabeth did.  She is a seasoned Ironman/triathlete.  I wanted to share the points she makes because I think they apply to any race, not just an Ironman, that is a challenge for you (or me!).  Plus I wanted to keep it handy to refer ba ... Read on »