Kona Tag

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKoHamUVuws&feature=relmfu] A great new pre-Kona series to let us know that most of these professionals are just like us in their preparation---even having crazy pre-race anxiety dreams.  Have you ever had a dream you were running away and woke yourself up?  The weeks before a race...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJEFlK3wy8k] Bonner Paddock is going to be the first person with Cerebral Palsy (CP) to complete the Ironman World Championships this October in order to raise $1 million dollars for his foundation OMF (One Man One Mission). As much as we keep our eyes on the...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rimk6m1eaFk] Watch winner Sebastian Kienle pass people on the bike like a rocket in the above video where you can actually see him pushing hard. This strategy didn't blow him up and he powered through to a race course record with last years' champion Craig Alexander...

[caption id="attachment_1333" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo by Larry Rosa from www.slowtwitch.com[/caption] You just have to keep believing in the beauty of a dream. Bree Wee - Ironman Champion - Mom...

[caption id="attachment_1315" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Photo of Pāhoehoe Lava by Brocken Inaglory[/caption]                            Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.                            Haruki Murakami - Runner  - Writer...

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="aligncenter" width="268"] Photo from www.breeweehawaii.blogspot.com[/caption] Ironman Louisville had 2 first time Ironman Champions on Sunday.  Patrick Evoe upset last years' champ Chris "Big Sexy" McDonald in a race that started with Evoe's  risky breakaway at mile 70 on the bike and ended with an impressive and unstoppable...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owi2LUTopRE]   The German brothers are ready for Kona this year.  Last year, Michael was injured and unable to even vie for the K-Swiss $1 million dollar bonus for a brotherly top finish. But this year, both brothers seem ready. With Michael winning the European 70.3 Championship...

[caption id="attachment_1269" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo from www.tremblant.ca[/caption] This past weekend, Ironman put Mont-Tremblant on the map for an Ironman destination very much in par with Lake Placid's popularity. It would be my guess that it becomes as popular, particularly with those of us in the Northeast. On the...

[caption id="attachment_1246" align="aligncenter" width="420"] Photo from www.teamtbb.com[/caption] Amy March (3rd) says she's not going to be running hills and stairs for a while (there was almost 4000 feet of climbing on the bike course alone).  Dede Griesbauer (1st woman out on the swim) called her run a bulimic...

Starting with today's Honu 70.3 race on Kona, the fun continues with Ironman and 70.3 Cairnes, Switzerland 70.3 and then back to North America with the Mooseman 70.3 in New Hampshire. Lance Armstrong will be battling with the likes of Chris Lieto, Maik Twelsiek and...