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[caption id="attachment_763" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo from http://live.ironmanlive.com/[/caption] Michael Raelert shows that he is absolutely back in form and ready to take on the new season with a convincing win (over 13 minutes) in Mallorca 70.3 over 2nd place Michael Goehner, one of 5 Germans in the top 10,...

To get ready for the Florida 70.3, I have to lace-up my new sneakers.  I found that Yankz are the best lace system for a quick transition. The Reflective Yankz stay in place better than the regular colors because the lace itself has a bit...

Last year the elder Raelert, Andreas, stood atop the podium at Mallorca 70.3. This year, younger broker Michael will be looking to follow in his older brother's footsteps and erase the memories an injurious 2011. Team Abu Dhabi's Swen Sundberg, another German, will be fighting for...

[caption id="attachment_737" align="aligncenter" width="420"] Photo credit: Delly Carr/SPORTSHOOT[/caption] The women's fight on the bike between Michelle Mitchell, Hillary Biscay and Nicole Ward made for an exciting race--- that is until T2.  With Biscay off the bike first, Mitchell stormed out running side by side with Ward (ahead of...

A picture perfect race day at the St. Croix 70.3 was not to be had. The "Beast" ending up being the rain more than the hills, resulting in many crashes and flat tires. Andy Potts came away with the win which was no surprise because, aside from not...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu0pI9tqvms] Meredith Kessler lead from start to finish for the women in the grueling Ironman St. George, finishing as 8th overall pro and over 24 minutes ahead of Jessie Donavan and 40:19 over 3rd place professional woman Uli Bromme. Class act Maik Twelsiek handed Ben Hoffman over...

I am always experimenting with smoothies.  And since I bought beautiful baby kale at the farmer's market yesterday, it was on my mind.   I decided to add about 1/4 tsp of Turmeric as a test to see if I'd notice the taste (I like it,...