EUROPEAN DESTINATION RACES

Having come to the U.S. from Europe over 50 years ago, going “home” to race has a growing special attraction for me.  I hope these short race descriptions that I find interesting will spark some hops across the pond.At the…

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3 KONA COURSE TIPS FROM 13X IMWC FINISHER

Having expert advice from a 13-time Ironman World Champion finisher is invaluable as you prepare for your own race.  His approach to racing this course every year is strategic and calculated.  Heed his advice on these three-pointers and you might…

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IRONMAN BOULDER 2017 – Coach’s Perspective: 16 Tips for Race Day Success

THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH INFORMATION FOR THE 2018 COURSE (even though the title of the article says 2017). Boulder is the perfect place for an Ironman, of course!  It’s home to some of the fastest professional and age group…

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Oceanside 70.3 Course Preview

Race strategy is often dictated by the course itself- that’s why it’s important to know the course before race day. For athletes racing at Oceanside 70.3, Coach Julie Dunkle has some great pre-race knowledge for you. Coach Dunkle has raced the Oceanside…

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The D3 Triathlon Minute, Episode 106, Study the Course Conditions of Your Race

How prepared are you for race day? Did you study the weather elements for the course you’ll be racing and look for opportunities to simulate those during training? Coach AJ explains in this Triathlon Minute video tip.

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Guide to Racing the Ironman World Championship Race in Kona

D3 Coach Simon Butterworth will be racing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii for his 13th, YES THIRTEEN, times!  He has seen a number of race conditions to give him a solid perspective about how best to prepare for everything…

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Ironman Coeur d’Alene Course Preview

If you are racing Ironman Coeur d’Alene this August, you will be part of history. In case you hadn’t heard, this is the final year for the full-distance event in Coeur d’Alene. You’ll still be able to return for the…

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Ironman Boulder 70.3 Course Strategy

Get ready for some key intel from Coach AJ Johnson for the IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder course.   It’s time to strategize.  Pay attention because he even suggests some key spots on the bike course where you can fuel up!

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Boulder Peak Course Preview

Coach Dave took a ride up the infamous Old Stage stopping at a key marker – the mailboxes – where he gathered his thoughts and strategies for the legendary Boulder Peak Triathlon.

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Chicago Olympic Triathlon

If you’ve been around triathlon for a while, you probably understand why the Chicago Triathlon is a bucket list race.  If you’re a little newer to the sport, here’s a very brief history.  It started in 1983 as a stop…

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Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Course Preview

Why You Should Do ItEscape from Alcatraz Triathlon is an iconic race on the bucket list of triathletes worldwide.  In 2016, the 2000 athletes represented all 50 states and 54 other countries.  Escape consistently gets mentioned in top 10 lists…

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St. George Course Preview

The Race I Love to Hate … And Hate To Love I hit up IM 70.3 St George in 2015 and 2016, and at this point have settled into a kind of love-hate relationship with the event. I simultaneously never…

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Racing the Boulder Peak Triathlon

My thoughts on racing the Boulder Peak Triathlon First I‚Äôll discuss the newbie to slightly experienced racer. Towards the bottom are my thoughts on how the experienced racer should approach this race. Swim ‚Äì take out the first 500m (first…

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Managing Heat and Limiters in Kona

IM Hawaii is unlike any other IM. I raced there in 2001 and was not happy with my race but looking back on my limited experience and knowledge at the time I think I did ok. In 2005 I should…

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Race Course Preview: Ironman Wisconsin

After competing in 21 Ironman events and 12 years of racing professionally, I am often asked what my favorite race is. Without hesitation I respond with Ironman Wisconsin. Every Ironman race has its draw of appeal and challenges. For the…

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