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Helix, Interview, ITU, racing, Renée Tomlin, sponsorship, triathlon -

You’re forgiven if Renée Tomlin is not the first name you think of when it comes to American women racing at the highest level of triathlon, but you would be foolish to ignore it. Fresh off successfully defending her title at the 2017 ITU Tiszaujvaros World Cup with a blistering final finishing kick, Renée is still a relatively newcomer to the sport. She jumped from unranked in 2014 to becoming a USA Triathlon National Team member in less than a year. She took home her first major win at the 2015 Chengdu ITU World Cup and with it, firmly establishing...

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70.3, Interview, IRONMAN, IRONMAN World Championships, races, racing, training, triathlon, video -

Gini Fellows is a registered nurse and teacher. She turned 70 last year and qualified for the IRONMAN World Championships after competing in her first full last November in Florida. Her coach is her son, Patrick, who’s a huge inspiration to Gini as he schedules her workouts and helps her sort through her doubts and fears. Gini has always been active, being a regular at aerobic classes and gym circuit workouts, but only began competing in triathlons in 2007 after knee surgery. While rehabbing her knee her son suggested she do a woman’s triathlon.    “I told him I could...

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cold water swimming, open water swimming, races, racing, thermal, thermal helix, training, triathlon -

While cold water isn’t something we should fear, it is something we should respect and prepare for. Like any swim or triathlon, we do the work before hand, preparing yourself for a cold water race is exactly the same. Below are a few facts I’ve learned over the course of my racing career. All of these helped me not only survive the cold water, but thrive in it when others floundered. THE WETSUIT We’ll start off with the gear needed to make cold water swimming more bearable. The wetsuit, no matter the make, should fit well. Not too loose! This will cause ‘flushing’ through the suit, basically allowing the cold water to...

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IRONMAN, Ironman Brazil, races, racing, sponsorship, Tim Don, triathlon -

blueseventy athlete Tim Don set the fastest IRONMAN time ever - 7:40:23 - over the weekend at IRONMAN Brazil.  Don put together a stellar 44:16 swim (3.8km), 4:06 bike (180km), and a 2:44:46 marathon run. Don arrived in Florianópolis on a hot streak with wins already this season at IRONMAN 70.3 Campeche in Mexico and 70.3 Liuzhou in China. Tim Don exits El Divino Beach in Florianópolis, Brazil in the HELIX full suit and Element goggles on his way to the fastest IRONMAN time ever. Photo by Wagner Araújo. The Brit became the fastest athlete to ever finish an IRONMAN brand race. The former ITU...

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70.3, Brad Williams, interview, racing, sponsorship, training, triathlon -

blueseventy ambassador Brad Williams posted another top 10 finish at Ironman 70.3 Liuzhou in China a few weeks ago. That wasn't his first solid result out in Asia, he won IM 70.3 Chungju last year too. We asked him for his thoughts on racing over in Asia and ended up chewing the fat on all sorts of aspects of winning at that level, from hydration and nutrition, to kit and support from sponsors. You've raced out in Asia quite a bit in the last few years, winning your first 70.3 out in Chungju last year. What makes you want to...

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