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[caption id="attachment_1150" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo from www.hillarybiscay.com[/caption] If you haven't done so, try the Chardonnay from La Crema--- it's delicious.   And, check out Meredith Kessler having a spectacular win at Vineman 70.3, holding off one of the best 70.3 runners and reigning 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt (formerly Rollison)....

Two statements were made at Lake Stevens.  On the men's side, Ironman veteran Aussie Chris Legh made his statement with a race best run to win over Tim O'Donnell by 20 seconds, proving that older doesn't necessarily mean slower. Trevor Wurtele came in exactly 1 minute behind Legh for third. The second...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS4tQoNnT2Y] Comeback kid Dede Griesbauer led Racine 70.3 until the first lap of the run when hometown favorite Jessica Jacobs used her race best run to win. Griesbauer gamely hung on to second, holding off a hard charging Christie Sym. On his twitter feed, race favorite Craig Alexander...

[caption id="attachment_1129" align="aligncenter" width="333"] Photo by Finisherpix on IronmanLive.com[/caption] Six-time Ironman Switzerland winner Ronnie Schildknecht managed a race best bike with a crash, slipping and sliding in wet conditions and merely described it as something the Tour riders experience every day.  (At least there were no carpet tacks...

From the mountains of Switzerland to Wine Country in California, there are many Ironman Champions racing this weekend.  Watch for new mom and multiple Ironman Champion Bella Bayliss to test her post-baby fitness in Ironman Switzerland while hometown favorite Mathias Hecht will be looking to...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9JwVukxKDY]   Rachel Joyce not only wins Challenge Roth but is now crowned the European ETU Champion. (along with a sweet additional prize of 9,200 Euro for the win)  Even though she says that her training has had ups and down, she just keeps getting stronger and I...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9JwVukxKDY]   Rachel Joyce not only wins Challenge Roth but is now crowned the European ETU Champion. (along with a sweet additional prize of 9,200 Euro for the win)  Even though she says that her training has had ups and down, she just keeps getting stronger and I...

The important thing in life is not victory but combat;  it is not to  have vanquished but to have fought well. Pierre de Coubertin - Founder of the modern Olympic Games ...

[caption id="attachment_1115" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo from Ironman.com[/caption] The Rhode Island 70.3 saw Ironman champion Cait Snow (and American hopeful for Kona) take first place in classic speedster style on the run.  The comeback story of the day was that the leader of the race until the...

Extreme heat in Muncie, Indiana causes race officials to shorten the 70.3 to a 1 mile swim, 30 mile bike and a 10K run. Speeders Greg Bennett and Kelly Williamson used their skills on the run to come out on top. Williamson was neck and...