Triton News Blast

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Feel the spirit of triathlon. What a weekend of racing! A huge array of events — Chicago Triathlon, Ironman Canada, Ironman Louisville, Ironman 70.3 Brazil, and over a 1,000 triathletes participating at the inaugural San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz. Amazing! Not to mention that the dignified Elin Nordegren turns out to be the real tiger, a triathlete in the making. On the local Bozeman Triathlon Club scene, Tritons should mark your calendars for the following events. The Club will distribute emails, laying out all of the details, shortly. TRAIN ON.

September 10th — “Let’s Keep the Good Vibe Rolling!” — 2011 Triton Triathlon Race Series, Initial Coordination Meeting. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Thatcher Residence.

September 17th — “Do You Want To Be Considered for the 2011 Triton A Team? Let Us Know!” — 2011 Triton A Team Expressions of Interest Deadline.

November 13th — “Time to Show the Triton (Wo)Man Cave Some Love!” — 2011 MultiRider Equipment & Program Tune-Up. 9:00 AM. 4800 Gym.

Leverich Canyon Crank Up!

Triton teammate Julie Zickovich invites all Tritons to mountain bike race the Leverich Canyon Crank Up this Saturday, August 28th. Additonal information is available at BTW, Julie had an excellent race at Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens! Be sure to congratulate her.

Oakley Armchair TV – Training, Racing for the London Triathlon with Olympian Tim Don

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Here’s a little bit of reality tv fun for the weekend, from across the pond. Have a great weekend, weather looks awesome for the entire week ahead! TRAIN ON.

2010 Immenstadt ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

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On August 1st, the vibrant resort area of  Immenstadt-Oberstaufen (Allgäu, Germany) hosted the world’s toughest long-distance triathlon — 2010 Immenstadt ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships (4k swim, 130k bike and 30k run). The rugged Allgäu Alps tested the world’s top long distance triathletes.  The 130-kilometer cycling course from Immenstadt to Oberstaufen is one of the most difficult bike courses in the world. Triathletes were forced to ride inclines of up to 18 percent and over 2,000 meters of vertical gain. Since 1983, Immenstadt has been the venue of the world famous Allgau Triathlon.  The championships moves to Las Vegas and the Silverman course in 2011. Enjoy the clip!


USA Triathlon August 01, 2010 

IMMENSTADT, Germany – Defending champion Timothy O’Donnell captured the men’s elite silver medal to lead Team USA Sunday at the 2010 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. 

A part of USA Triathlon’s Project 2012 program, O’Donnell (Boulder, Colo.) posted a time of 6 hours, 29 minutes, 35 seconds to finish second to France’s Sylvain Sudrie, who covered the course in 6:24:57. The event featured a 4-kilometer swim, a challenging 130-kilometer bike and a 30-kilometer run. 

O’Donnell and Sudrie posted fairly even splits on the swim and run, but the difference came on the bike where Sudrie’s split bested O’Donnell by nearly five minutes. American Justin Hurd (Boulder, Colo.) was 24th in 7:05:13, and Adam Jensen (Seattle, Wash.) took 32nd in 7:33:38. 

In women’s elite action, Haley Cooper (Spokane, Wash.) and Lisa Ribes (Tucson, Ariz.) finished eighth and ninth, respectively, to give the U.S. a pair of top-10 finishers. Cooper logged a time of 7:56:55, less than two minutes ahead of Ribes’ 7:58:20. Rachel Sears (Richmond, Calif.) was 15th in 9:33:23. Switzerland’s Caroline Steffen was the women’s elite winner in 6:55:21. 

More than 50 Americans were in action in the age group portion of the world championships with Adrienne Greenough (Durham, N.C.) claiming bronze in the women’s 20-24 age group in 9:52:15. She was the 2009 U.S. long course champion in the same age group. 

In addition to Greenough’s third-place performance, four other Americans posted top-10 finishes: William P. Ankele, Jr. (Centennial, Colo.) was 10th in the men’s 55-59 age group, Katie Arnold (Columbus, Ohio) finished seventh in the women’s 25-29 age group, Daniele Rosman (St. Louis, Mo.) was fifth in the women’s 30-34 age group and Cheryl Rosentreter (Geneva, Ill.) was sixth in the women’s 50-54 age group. 

Arnold’s time of 8:30:47 was the top American performance on the women’s side and was good for 20th overall. Holger Beckmann (Redondo Beach, Calif.) logged the top U.S. men’s time of 7:52:40 to finish 13th in the 45-49 age group and 77th overall.

Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens

It’s RACE ON Sunday for the granddaddy of all USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region half irons — Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens. Lake Stevens has a reputation as one of the hilliest and most difficult race courses of the Ironman 70.3 series. Julie, AJ, and I have been training hard, and are definitely psyched for the event. Former Triton Chris Depner, now with the Oregon State Triathlon Club, is racing again, too. Coincidentally, Mary and Brenda will be racing at the Danskin Triathlon right down I-5 at Seattle’s Lake Washington on the same day! A post-race celebration is slated at the Taste of Edmonds, where we’ll have plenty of cool fuel replenishment and grazing options. Piling on, adding even more positive energy, friend Ronnie Rowland and The Main Attraction will be laying down their tunes on the main stage. Should be another great multisport lifestyle race day!

Getting ready for Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens
Sunday’s race features spectacular course in Washington State

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Scenic Lake Stevens is a small resort town, home to just over 7,000 residents, located 40 miles north of Seattle. This weekend’s Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens race will treat participants to one of the most picturesque triathlons in the nation, beginning with a swim through pristine Lake Stevens, which has hosted numerous national and regional NCAA rowing championships.

The bike course is comprised of two loops of hilly terrain, beginning from Lake Stevens. Bikers will traverse roughly 700 feet of elevation gain, with the highest climbs around miles 13 and 43. The run course is also two loops, with a good portion traveling along the lakefront.

Highlighting the men’s field for Sunday’s race are multiple Ironman champion Luke McKenzie from Australia and Great Britain’s Paul Ambrose. The women’s race features recent Ford Ironman Coeuer d’Alene champion Linsey Corbin and three-time XTERRA world champion Melanie McQuaid.

We’ll have live timing from this weekend’s here on

Ironman European Championship – Frankfurt 2010

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Check out the cinematography on this results clip for the Ironman European Championship! Enjoy, stay amped, and race on!

2009 Ironman World Championship Re-Airs on Sunday, or you could just…

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NBC re-airs the dramatic 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship from Kona, Hawaii this Sunday, August 8, 2010 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET (check local listings). The telecast received three Emmy nominations and highlights the physical and emotional journey taken by athletes during the renowned 140.6-mile event

Alternatively, you could choose to view the entire broadcast, at your leisure, and in high-definition, by clicking on the actual clips below. Personally, I like checking the bike set-ups, especially in the clip above, while making liberal use of the pause feature.

Best of luck to our Tritons racing this weekend — Molly, Milica, Chris, Megan & Ryan — and enjoy the Sweet Pea weekend! RACE ON.

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