Whistler Welcomes Swimrun Giant Otillo
Triathlon Magazine Canada
by Jennifer Ward
2d ago
A new player is about to make a splash on Canada’s swimrun scene. This summer, esteemed Swedish multisport company Otillo Swimrun will bring its signature swimrun event to Canada for the first time. Joining the global family of Otillo Swimrun races (spanning Sweden, France, and the US), Whistler, B.C. will host the inaugural Canadian event on July 7, 2024. Dale Tiessen, Race Director for Otillo Swimrun Whistler, said the event is filling a hole in the town left by the exodus of Ironman in 2019. That same year, while organizing a grassroots off-road triathlon in Whistler (recently acquired by X ..read more
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Ironman Lake Placid confirmed for three more years
Triathlon Magazine Canada
by Kevin Mackinnon
3d ago
We reported that it looked like Ironman Lake Placid was on track for another contract renewal last week (see link below) – now we can confirm that is the case thanks to a release from Ironman and the Village of Lake Placid, the Town of North Elba and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST). Ironman Lake Placid appears on track for three year extension and we get interesting insights into the contract details “The Ironman Lake Placid triathlon is one of the region’s premier, large-scale events,” said Town of North Elba Supervisor Derek Doty. “This year it’s celebrating its 25th ye ..read more
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Canadian Junior star shines at Huatulco World Cup a day after Canadian team DQd in mixed relay
Triathlon Magazine Canada
by Kevin Mackinnon
3d ago
It was a good news/ bad news kind of weekend for the Canadian triathlon team at the World Triathlon Cup Huatulco. The highlight was the incredible silver-medal performance by 19-year-old Mathis Beaulieau (pictured at WTCS Montreal in 2022), who took the silver medal behind Richard Murray (NED) at the race in Mexico. “This race was just magical,” the Quebec City native said after the race. “It feels so good. Every sacrifice that I have made is paying off today.” “The swim was a fight. I was just trying to get with that first pack. I thought (heading into the race) if I could get on the first pa ..read more
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Anne Haug shatters 29-year-old record at Ironman Lanzarote
Triathlon Magazine Canada
by Kevin Mackinnon
5d ago
Heading into the race she wasn’t sure of her fitness. At the end we had an answer for her – she’s very fit. Germany’s Anne Haug, the two-time Olympian and 2019 Ironman world champion, missed a number of early season races due to illness, but based on her performance in Lanzarote yesterday, she’s fit and ready to go. Haug’s 9:06:40 shattered the course record set by Ironman legend Paula Newby-Fraser in 1995 (9:24:39) by almost 18 minutes. Along the way she set new bike (5:17:49) and run (2:49:08) records, too. Her 54:26 swim put her about five minutes up on the rest of the field, and her lead o ..read more
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Ironman Lake Placid appears on track for three year extension and we get interesting insights into the contract details
Triathlon Magazine Canada
by Kevin Mackinnon
1w ago
This year will be the 25th anniversary of Ironman Lake Placid. It was the first race that really started the Ironman expansion in North America – believe it or not, before the first race in the Adirondacks, the only full-distance Ironman World Championship qualifying event in North America was Ironman Canada in Penticton. For years Ironman racing in North America included just two races – Ironman Canada in Penticton and the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. The race in Lake Placid was part of the huge expansion of Ironman events around the world that began in 1998. Later that year Graham F ..read more
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Canada’s first gravel tri – the Honeymoon Half
Triathlon Magazine Canada
by Kevin Mackinnon
1w ago
With the popularity of gravel riding growing by the day, it was only a matter of time before an innovative race organization would put together a gravel triathlon, right? Welcome to the Honeymoon Half Gravel Tri, the first gravel triathlon in Canada. It is an event that will test your limits as you swim, bike and run through the pristine lakes, rolling hills, lush forests and panoramic mountain views of Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. “I think that a gravel is the next big thing in multi-sport racing and I hope that other race directors will see the potential for gravel racing and create ..read more
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Normal limits do not apply. Welcome to the toughest Ironman in the world
Triathlon Magazine Canada
by Kevin Mackinnon
1w ago
“At least they didn’t say it was a ‘light breeze,'” my wife joked as we finished our ride. Our 41 km effort had taken about 20 minutes longer than it should have in the strong winds that we’ve experienced since arriving on Tuesday night for this weekend’s Ironman Lanzarote race. The word is that the winds are supposed to die down on race day, but we’ll believe it when we see it. The weather report will often call for “light breezes” on days that stop you in your tracks while out on the bike. There’s a reason they call this the toughest Ironman in the world. Ironman Lanzarote. Normal limits do ..read more
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Get your head in the game – make every day a good training day
Triathlon Magazine Canada
by Dr. Jim Taylor
1w ago
One of the most frequent comments I hear from the triathletes I work with is: “I had a lousy day of training.” This statement is almost always accompanied by a variety of emotions that are neither pleasant nor helpful including frustration, anger, worry, doubt and disappointment. Occasionally you can add despair to the mix, too. This assertion hurts triathletes’ motivation, confidence, and focus and their training efforts suffer. To be sure, a good training day is not hard to miss and certainly always welcome. You swim, bike, and run technically and tactically well. You learn something new tha ..read more
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Triathlon star shocks cycling world with big win at US National Time Trial Championships
Triathlon Magazine Canada
by Kevin Mackinnon
1w ago
Taylor Knibb (pictured above at last year’s Ironman World Championship) won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the triathlon mixed relay, then earned her spot to the Paris Games last summer at the Paris Test Event. Today the talented American just made the US cycling team for Paris after winning the US Time Trial Championships. Her incredible win came just days after a silver-medal performance at the World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS) Yokohama.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by USA Cycling (@usacycling) Taylor Knibb nails her Olympic spot – Paris Test ..read more
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Former Ironman world champion crashes into a car in first gravel race
Triathlon Magazine Canada
by Kevin Mackinnon
1w ago
It’s not exactly the way he envisioned his first gravel bike race to go, but the good news is that 2014 Ironman world champion Sebastian Kienle (pictured above at his last race in Kona in 2022) is OK after hitting a car in the 123 km race at the 3Rides gravel event in Aachen, Germany. “I hit a car at about 45 kilometres per hour that was crossing the race track,” Kienle wrote on Instagram.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Sebastian Kienle (@sebastiankienle) The scary photos in the post show Kienle prone on the ground as he is being cared for by a first responder ..read more
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