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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n250vY3-4hw&feature=context-cha] Without Chrissie Wellington in the mix, the women's race in Kona is up for grabs with so many strong women looking for the win. Kevin Mackinnon does a great job of outlining the top contenders which includes most women on the list (as does Tim...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnpFfBn70TU] I'm going to have to agree with contender Meredith Kessler here, I consider myself a pretty tough gal, but I get completely creeped out by the water. Don't get me wrong--I absolutely love open water swimming, but I do not like having my feet touch the bottom...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VqdxuPYWbc] I think I’m pretty tough. If I’m redlining and suffering, I know my competitors are suffering too. So dig deep, then dig a little deeper and don’t give up. You never know what’s going to happen. It’s been proven so many times in Ironman.  Kathleen McCartney...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7krRJcn2eo] With the World Championships less than a week away, you can bet that the excitement in Kailua-Kona is building, that Lava Java is packed and that triathletes from all over the world are getting ready for the chance of a lifetime. It's interesting to hear...

It's hard not to get a little melancholy about the last race of the season not only because it means the end of the summer, but because you're at the peak of fitness and then you have to shut it down. Not really, but things...

Former steeplechaser, picky bar founder, aviator wearing triathlete Jesse Thomas is having a year that proves that last year was no fluke winning the Poconos 70.3.  I was actually see fleet-footed Thomas actually out-bike German super-rider Maik Twelsiek, who gamely hung on for third place...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JxlRLzWc_8] With less than 2 weeks before Kona, I didn't expect to see anyone on that start list doing one final 70.3. However, Ukranian Maxim Kriat was looking for one more speedy test and his 2nd win at the Augusta 70.3 in the past three years....

[caption id="attachment_1449" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Photo from www.dreambig-lorie.blogspot.com[/caption] This time, I'm the x factor. Last time I was here I won. I've put so much pressure on myself. Now I'm putting the pressure on everyone else: beat me. I think . . . actually, I don't think;...

Sometimes when you're racing you forget about the view because of the focus it takes to get up enough speed, watch out for road hazards and avoid other bikers. As you read this, I'll be out in Montauk racing the Mighty Man weekend. But last Saturday...