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This year blueseventy has proudly backed Brit Chris Walker-Hebborn and Australian Lorna Tonks as ones to watch in the pool in 2014. The pair recently competed for their respective nations at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, where they collectively won 4 medals and broke 4 Games Records, all in nero14. Chris broke the Games record twice on the way to gold in the 100 backstroke. He clocked a heat time of 53.30 before improving to 53.12 in the final, a time that would have earned him silver at the 2014 Phillips 66 US Nationals Champs.  He finished 00.47 ahead of...

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Nine things we noted from FINA World Masters Champs The 2014 FINA World Masters Championships came to a close on Sunday 10 August after a week of stunning competition at the Parc Jean-Drapeau complex, which also hosted the 2009 elite world championships. Holding the championships in North America meant the meet attracted many of the best USA & Canadian swimmers, but they by no means had an easy run at the medals with winners coming from all over the world including New Zealand and Australia as well as Europe, South America and Asia. As well as the hugely friendly competition, here's...

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This weekend we saw race action from New York City to Norway.  blueseventy athlete Ben Collins (USA) won the Lifetime Fitness New York City Triathlon and posted the fastest swim leading from the swim.  Radka Vodikova (Czech) took 2nd on the women's side.  Lauren Brandon (USA) was first out of the water for the women's race.   In Boulder CO at their inaugural Ironman event- blueseventy/Wattie Ink athlete Danielle Kehoe (USA) charged to the first Ironman win of her career!  Christine Hammond (USA - Timex) led out of the water  and finished 3rd on the podium on a rather hot...

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This past weekend we had some terrific race results from our professional athlete's racing all over the world.  First up with some race wins we saw canadian Rachel McBride won 70.3 Calgary.   Eric Limkemann (USA) preparing to take on his first Ironman this year won Challenge New Albany - a new 70.3/half-iron distance event in Ohio. Jen Spieldenner(USA)  was 2nd on the women's side. In Whistler British Columbia at Ironman Canada, Anna Cleaver (NZL) was 1st out of the water in her Helix wetsuit for pro women and placed 5th at the finish.   Jackie Arendt (USA- TImex) edged Cleaver at...

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bs: Thanks for taking the time to chat with us Leanda- The Commonwealth Games start shortly here, what actually happened with the Games selection in the end, we know you weren't selected but once Non Stanford was withdrawn was there an option for you to be reconsidered?LC: The Welsh Selectors outlined the available position on the individual/relay team last November.  This is what I was racing for: a support role to Non and Helen in the individual event and a place on the team relay.  2 weeks before the selection period ended, an email was sent out saying that the rules had...

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