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A must for any triathlete – Triathlon World Summit

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Kristian and Pete have put together a remarkable group of…

Olympic &amp; Paralympic test event dates announced

ITU today announced that dates for test events ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games have been confirmed. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event and World Paratriathlon Event will be held August 1-2.

“With the hunt for Olympic and Paralympic qualification points heating up in 2015, ITU is very much looking forward to again showcasing the sport of triathlon and also debuting paratriathlon on the most prestigious international stage for sport that exists,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Copacabana Beach will be a beautiful backdrop for what we expect to be some phenomenal racing.”

The courses are slated to traverse along famous Copacabana Beach on restaurant-lined Avenida Atlantica, with the Olympic course also climbing through the streets of local neighbourhoods. As the races will offer the chance to view Olympic and Paralympic action for free while enjoying one of Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic destinations, massive crowds are again expected to turn out just as they did at the London Olympics and Rio Pan American Games.

The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event will feature a start list of 75 men and women, with athletes obtaining slots for the race in the same manner as an ITU World Cup race. 

Set to be contested on the same course as the Olympic Games, the Level 1 Olympic Qualification Event will offer the maximum level of Olympic qualification points available, putting it on par with the World Triathlon Series Grand Final. Prize money will not be offered at the race, nor will ITU World Cup or World Triathlon Series points be available at the test event.

The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event will also mimic the Paralympic Games course, with a minimum of 60 athletes set to participate.

Qualification criteria for the test event will match that of a World Paratriathlon Event and points earned at the race will go towards both Paralympic Qualification and ITU World Paratriathon Rankings.

The exact programme for the weekend of racing is to be determined and will be announced when set.

Olympic &amp; Paralympic test event dates announced

ITU today announced that dates for test events ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games have been confirmed. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event and World Paratriathlon Event will be held August 1-2.

“With the hunt for Olympic and Paralympic qualification points heating up in 2015, ITU is very much looking forward to again showcasing the sport of triathlon and also debuting paratriathlon on the most prestigious international stage for sport that exists,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Copacabana Beach will be a beautiful backdrop for what we expect to be some phenomenal racing.”

The courses are slated to traverse along famous Copacabana Beach on restaurant-lined Avenida Atlantica, with the Olympic course also climbing through the streets of local neighbourhoods. As the races will offer the chance to view Olympic and Paralympic action for free while enjoying one of Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic destinations, massive crowds are again expected to turn out just as they did at the London Olympics and Rio Pan American Games.

The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event will feature a start list of 75 men and women, with athletes obtaining slots for the race in the same manner as an ITU World Cup race. 

Set to be contested on the same course as the Olympic Games, the Level 1 Olympic Qualification Event will offer the maximum level of Olympic qualification points available, putting it on par with the World Triathlon Series Grand Final. Prize money will not be offered at the race, nor will ITU World Cup or World Triathlon Series points be available at the test event.

The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event will also mimic the Paralympic Games course, with a minimum of 60 athletes set to participate.

Qualification criteria for the test event will match that of a World Paratriathlon Event and points earned at the race will go towards both Paralympic Qualification and ITU World Paratriathon Rankings.

The exact programme for the weekend of racing is to be determined and will be announced when set.

I’m now an Endurance Junkie

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Post-Kona chat with First Off The Bike

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A must for any triathlete – Triathlon World Summit

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Kristian and Pete have put together a remarkable group of leaders in triathlon and you can benefit.

The summit will bring you insights from 23 of the best minds in the sport. You get key insights from improving your performance to health and wellbeing.

And wait, the best part is, it’s free. It kicks off on the 9th of November. Head over to Triathlon World Summit and sign-up.

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Olympic &amp; Paralympic test event dates announced

ITU today announced that dates for test events ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games have been confirmed. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event and World Paratriathlon Event will be held August 1-2. “With the hunt for Olympic and Paralympic qualification points heating up in 2015, ITU is very much looking forward to again showcasing the sport of triathlon and also debuting paratriathlon on the most prestigious international stage for sport that exists,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Copacabana Beach will be a beautiful backdrop for what we expect to be some phenomenal racing.” The courses are slated to traverse along famous Copacabana Beach on restaurant-lined Avenida Atlantica, with the Olympic course also climbing through the streets of local neighbourhoods. As the races will offer the chance to view Olympic and Paralympic action for free while enjoying one of Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic destinations, massive crowds are again expected to turn out just as they did at the London Olympics and Rio Pan American Games. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event will feature a start list of 75 men and women, with athletes obtaining slots for the race in the same manner as an ITU World Cup race.  Set to be contested on the same course as the Olympic Games, the Level 1 Olympic Qualification Event will offer the maximum level of Olympic qualification points available, putting it on par with the World Triathlon Series Grand Final. Prize money will not be offered at the race, nor will ITU World Cup or World Triathlon Series points be available at the test event. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event will also mimic the Paralympic Games course, with a minimum of 60 athletes set to participate. Qualification criteria for the test event will match that of a World Paratriathlon Event and points earned at the race will go towards both Paralympic Qualification and ITU World Paratriathon Rankings. The exact programme for the weekend of racing is to be determined and will be announced when set.

Olympic &amp; Paralympic test event dates announced

ITU today announced that dates for test events ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games have been confirmed. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event and World Paratriathlon Event will be held August 1-2. “With the hunt for Olympic and Paralympic qualification points heating up in 2015, ITU is very much looking forward to again showcasing the sport of triathlon and also debuting paratriathlon on the most prestigious international stage for sport that exists,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Copacabana Beach will be a beautiful backdrop for what we expect to be some phenomenal racing.” The courses are slated to traverse along famous Copacabana Beach on restaurant-lined Avenida Atlantica, with the Olympic course also climbing through the streets of local neighbourhoods. As the races will offer the chance to view Olympic and Paralympic action for free while enjoying one of Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic destinations, massive crowds are again expected to turn out just as they did at the London Olympics and Rio Pan American Games. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event will feature a start list of 75 men and women, with athletes obtaining slots for the race in the same manner as an ITU World Cup race.  Set to be contested on the same course as the Olympic Games, the Level 1 Olympic Qualification Event will offer the maximum level of Olympic qualification points available, putting it on par with the World Triathlon Series Grand Final. Prize money will not be offered at the race, nor will ITU World Cup or World Triathlon Series points be available at the test event. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event will also mimic the Paralympic Games course, with a minimum of 60 athletes set to participate. Qualification criteria for the test event will match that of a World Paratriathlon Event and points earned at the race will go towards both Paralympic Qualification and ITU World Paratriathon Rankings. The exact programme for the weekend of racing is to be determined and will be announced when set.

I’m now an Endurance Junkie

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I had a great chat with Peter on the endurance Junkie Podcast.

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Post-Kona chat with First Off The Bike

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Always great to chat with the guys at First Off The Bike.

http://firstoffthebike.com/interviews/tim-berkel-riding-kona-wave/

No holding back

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He’s not just a clothing brand with substance.

He’s the real deal.

I chat with the man himself. Enjoy!

Joining Ride for HeartKids

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If you spend a lot of time on your bike, training, racing, getting to and from work, or just because you can, why not consider joining the Ride for HeartKids? These guys motto is to ‘Challenge Yourself, Make a Difference’ and by setting yourself a goal and raising funds to help HeartKids in Australia I know that we can all make that difference. Ten year old Thomas Henderson-Smith is a HeartKid who can’t run because of his heart condition. But he is participating in the Ride for HeartKids and has raised over $1000. What a little champion!

Check out their website for more information.

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Running in the Energy Lab

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One things for sure, Kona isn’t for the faint hearted.

My debut to the Ironman World Championship was never going to be easy. As you know, anything worth fighting for is never going to be easy.

The battle on the run proved to be my biggest challenge. The last 6km I was battling through fatigue along with harsh cramping in my legs.

Overall of the 42km run I averaged 4:03/km which equated to a 2h:50m marathon. Below you can see my run splits over the course vs terrain (elevation).

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Ride for HeartKids always with me

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For the past month I’ve been acting as the Sporting Ambassador for the Ride for HeartKids. The strength, persistence and determination of Aussie HeartKids has been a great inspiration. On my new uniform I will be carrying the Ride for HeartKids team with me.

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I completed Kona

2012 IRONMAN World Champs

My times from today’s race.

Swim – 51:21
Bike – 4:36:45
Run – 2:50:53
Overall – 08:23:26

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