News Feed TriTalk Aggregated News Feed Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:46:40 +0000 en-us Best of 2014: Vidal on the road to recovery Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:39:40 +0000 Just ahead of Cape Towns debut on the World Triathlon Series calendar this year, the triathlon community learned that one of its most heralded athletes, Laurent Vidal, was life flighted to a hospital in France after his heart stopped working during a swim practice. The emergency was certainly the low point of the year, with everyone praying and wishing him well in such a dire circumstance. So then when news emerged that Vidal had woken after several days in a coma, the triathlon family around ... British Elite Duathlon Champs return to Rockingham Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:00:04 +0000 Good news (in our eyes at least), that the 2015 British Elite Duathlon Championshipshas been confirmed as returning to Rockingham Circuit in Corby, Northamptonshire on Sunday 29 March 2015. The 2014 event was a great success (see our reports here: Senior/Junior, Youth, Para), at a venue which provides great facilities, super smooth road surfaces, panoramic viewing and easy access. As I said after last year's event: "I very much hope this (and possibly other?) events return to Corby in future years. A great find British Triathlon." ... Tim Heming on Tri St Lucia Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:00:03 +0000 If you want to end the 2014 triathlon season in majestic surroundings, then choosing Tri St Lucia in the Caribbean is a pretty good choice. Tim Heming was up to the challenge (?!) of a few days in paradise, and reports back here for us both on the race, and the overall event from his perspective. Tri St Lucia 2014 The Martinicans have landed – and abducted nearly all the honours at the second Tri St Lucia on Saturday. In fact, the only winner in the adult races not ... Edwards wins Laguna Phuket Triathlon Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:00:04 +0000 Sunday saw the 21st edition of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon, also known as the 'race of legends'. It also saw a British winner, as Parys Edwards took her first win as a professional. Edwards gave up more than five minutes in the water to Belinda Granger (AUS) and Katja Rabe (GER), before using the bike leg to gain back three and a half minutes of that deficit. Once on to the run however she soon closed the gaps ahead and hit the front to come ... Photo competition: Yokohama Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:31:09 +0000 Yokohama was filled with thrills and spills this year, changing up both the rankings and the usual order on the podium. In the elite womens race, a nasty spill saw then-Threadneedle leader Jodie Stimpson struggle on the run, with the race looking like Gwen Jorgensens to take after the bike leg failed to split the field. Starting from T2 with the leaders for the first time this year, she duly saluted, scorching off to her first of five WTS wins this year. The mens race ... Tri training with altitude Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:00:04 +0000 BlackRock Ski Lodge has just unveiled its line-up of tri training with altitude for 2015. The Chamonix sports chalet has expanded its range of camps for 2015 and will once again be working with some of the UK's best coaches and athletes. Now confirmed are: Ironman distance camp 23-30 May; Ironman distance camp 27 June to 4 July; 4-11 July Olympic and middle distance camp and Mont Blanc Triathlon Improvers Camp 16-23 August. MyProCoach and professional athlete Phil Mosley will kick the training season off with an Ironman distance ... A tie at Laguna Phuket Slowtwitch Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:00:05 +0000 Italians Massimo Casadei and Alberto Casadei decided it was too darn hot to race to the finish and finished together as Laguna Phuket Triathlon dual winners; Parys Edwards won the women's title. Weekend roundup: November 22-23 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:00:03 +0000 For lovers of mud, rain and generally utterly miserable conditions that was a belter of a weekend! Whatever it was that we did to upset the weather gods it must have been bad... But, for the off-road brigade it was ideal with the rain helping to rinse off the spatter. First of the weekend's outings into the bits of countryside that the Army spends its time blowing chunks out of was at Ash Ranges for WildMan. Dafydd Hollis lost a bit of time on the ... Michellie Jones Backs Rappstar's 6th Annual World Bicycle Relief Charity Challenge Slowtwitch Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:00:05 +0000 The legendary Michellie Jones talks about her continued support of World Bicycle Relief, where she's been a great supporter of both the organization on its own and Jordan Rapp's annual fundraiser. 2015 Men Of Triathlon calendar Slowtwitch Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:00:05 +0000 You have been waiting for it all year and you can now pre-order the 2015 Men Of Triathlon calendar, and best of all - you could actually be in it too. Random AG Glenn Cook Slowtwitch Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:00:05 +0000 We bumped into Glenn Cook at an event with Hunter Kemper and Glenn was a super chatty Cathy. But it all changed when the spotlight of an interview was on him. Photo Competition: Week 2 results Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:41:04 +0000 With so many beautiful photos to choose from, a number of pictures received high percentages of votes. But there was one clear winner, which went to a moment frozen in flight. Suspended parallel over the chilly water perpendicular to majestic Lions Head Mountain rolling and soaring in the background, its hard to argue that this photo was the best of the bunch. This weeks runner up was a tight battle between three photos, but in the end the mixture of mountains, ocean and elite competition ... Weekend preview: November 22-23 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:45:04 +0000 There's just one international race on our radar this weekend and that's the St Lucia Triathlon. Imagine that: basking in the sunshine, enjoying a pleasant stroll along the beach, doing a triathlon ... And if you see some very familiar faces out there don't be surprised, Daley Thompson has been involved with the event since its inception and you'll see a lot of the John Lunt crew out there as well. We'll also have a report coming in from the event too... Back in the UK ... Even more 2014 IMAZ Pro images Slowtwitch Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:07 +0000 also had Kerry Yndestad on the ground in Tempe and here are his fine colorful impressions from the 2014 Ironman Arizona Pro race. Paul Davies: highs and lows of 2014 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:15:09 +0000 Paul Davies has for several years now been a leading athlete and event organiser / promotor of the off-road discipline of the sport in the UK. 2014 has proven to be a very tough and challenging year for him however, as having started the year firing an all cyclinders... he then found himself having to have major surgery, being on crutches, and starting his recovery by climbing on to his turbo via a step ladder! In this review of his year he explains how he went from ... Throwback Thursday: The smashing Karen Smyers Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:02:06 +0000 By Grady Sports Media By competing in races across the world, earning a spot in both the ITU and USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, coaching a new generation of athletes, and being named by Sports Illustrated as the triathlete most likely to be eaten by a shark at the Sydney Olympics, Karen Smyers has experienced the ups and downs of being a professional triathlete. By battling cancer and other life-threatening injuries, becoming a mother of two children, and trying to stay competitive, Smyers has also ... Dream Team Founder - Ron Isles Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:30:05 +0000 Following up on yeterday's piece on the 20th anniversary of Dream Team Television (, we wanted to find out more from founder Ron Isles about the past 20 years, how events and technology have changed, favourite events and performances he has witnessed, unusual events... and things that have gone wrong! A big thanks to Ron, and everyone at Dream Team Television from us at Tri247 for their work in helping to bring the sport of triathlon to public awareness. Best wishes for the ... Ironman 70.3 UK is sold out Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:04 +0000 General entries for IRONMAN 70.3 UK have not only sold out in a record time of seven weeks but also seen a 35% increase in female participation. The appeal for racing IRONMAN continues to attract an increasing number of athletes inspired to test themselves in this ultimate swim, bike, run challenge.  Demand for entry into IRONMAN 70.3 UK, arguably of the toughest 70.3’s on the IRONMAN calendar, has never been higher and entry statistics are proving that female athletes are also seeking such a challenge. One of the ... Up close with Brent McMahon Slowtwitch Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:05 +0000 Brent McMahon did his first Ironman in Arizona and made it a memorable one with a sub-8 hour time and fine win. He chatted with us about a variety of topics. Ironman Arizona 2014 AG images Slowtwitch Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:05 +0000 2731 athletes started the 2014 Ironman Arizona and most of them were age group athletes. Here are images of these hardened souls who spent up to 17 hours on course. Rappstar's 6th Annual World Bicycle Relief Charity Challenge - Silca SuperPista Slowtwitch Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:05 +0000 Josh Poertner & the team at Silca talk about supporting this years fundraiser with their beautiful SuperPista pump & Hiro chuck. Dream Team Founder, Ron Isles Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:00:05 +0000 Following up on yeterday's piece on the 20th anniversary of Dream Team Television (, we wanted to find out more from founder Ron Isles about the past 20 years, how events and technology have changed, favourite events and performances he has witnessed, unusual events... and things that have gone wrong! A big thanks to Ron, and everyone at Dream Team Television from us at Tri247 for their work in helping to bring the sport of triathlon to public awareness. Best wishes for the ... 2015 ITU World Paratriathlon Events revealed Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:30:05 +0000 ITU has recently confirmed several dates on the 2015 Paratriathlon calendar. In the coming season, the calendar will feature ITU World Paratriathlon Events on every continent in the preparation for Paratriathlon's debut in the 2016 Paralympic Games. Confirmed ITU World Paratriathlon Events: 2015 East London ITU World Paratriathlon Event, (RSA): 1 March 2015 Sunshine Coast ITU World Paratriathlon Event, (AUS): 13 March 2015 Madrid ITU World Paratriathlon Event, (ESP): 10 May 2015 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event, (JPN): 16 May 2015 London ITU World Paratriathlon Event, (GBR): 30 May 2015 Besançon ITU World Paratriathlon Event, (FRA): 7 June 2015 ... Hitting the Jackpot... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:15:04 +0000 This time last year a new triathlon racing team was conceived over a few pints in a Yorkshire pub. The team was to be called Jackpot Racing ( and its raison d'être was to be a team for triathletes who wanted to “compete rather than complete”. Those who keep an eye on national and local results, or who have noticed the striking blue, black & white kit, will know that those plans turned into a rather-successful reality during 2014. With the addition of ... The very fine day of Dan Benjamin Slowtwitch Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:00:05 +0000 Dan Benjamin raced Ironman Arizona and made two volunteers happy with a kind gesture, and despite an encounter with an elbow he considers his day to have been epic.