Distance Championships, Marathon Success and Cycling Accident – Triathlete

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USAT Announces National Distance Championships

A true sign of the times, USA Triathlon will now host the very first Distance National Championships. In partnership with RemoteRacing, USAT is providing this opportunity for all athletes across the United States to compete for a National Olympic and Sprint title, no matter where they live. RemoteRacing’s simulation technology works to ‘locate’ participants during the 2021 Toyota USA National Triathlon Championships by age group in Milwaukee, then ‘match’ the results considering both gender and age. to create a level playing field. Registration is now open for the event, the competition window is from November 11 to 21; athletes must complete all three stages in the race window and activities must be completed in the swim-bike-run order.

Sika Henry inducted into the National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame

Sika Henri, the first African-American woman to become a professional triathlete, is recognized by the National Black Marathoners Association, the largest and oldest non-profit organization for African American long-distance runners. This week the group announced Henry’s induction into the National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame, citing her achievements in triathlon as well as on the roads as an elite runner. “We couldn’t think of a more deserving multi-talented Hall of Fame athlete,” NBMA general manager Tony Reed said in a statement.

Lucy Charles-Barclay impresses at London Marathon, runs 2:47:53

Last week, we reported that recently crowned Ironman 70.3 World Champion Lucy Charles-Barclay was running the London Marathon. After minimizing his expectations, Charles-Barclay finished in an awesome 2:47:53, his fastest marathon ever. And after reaching the halfway point in 1:19 (despite losing her shoe at mile 8), the 28-year-old seemed to be on her way to an even faster time, but the marathon being what it is. , she slowed down towards the end. Still, Charles-Barclay clearly enjoyed the experience, saying she “smiled for 26.2 miles”.

ASICS makes custom gold shoes for Flora Duffy

First of all a golden bike, now she has golden shoes: 2021 Olympic champion Flora Duffy shared that his godfather, Asics, created custom shoes in his honor. “Custom Metaspeed Sky to commemorate my Golden Day,” she posted on Instagram, with a photo of the shoes, which feature the Bermuda flag, a nod to Duffy’s home country. The Metaspeeds are Asics’ “super shoes” and also worn by his compatriot Olympic champion Kristian Blummenfelt in Tokyo. It is not yet known whether the gold version will be available to the public.

Triathlon Australia under fire, seeking to “shape the future” after disappointment in Tokyo

Australian Emma Carney, two-time world champion in the 90s, calls for a review of the country’s sports governing body, citing that the Australian’s poor performance in Tokyo is a testament to a bigger problem within the sport, including poor governance and athlete mismanagement. “It’s not about Tokyo… it’s about caring and respecting athletes in a sport. My concerns have been raised for years. Tokyo was a failure and I watched athletes in Tokyo do post-race interviews and watch their feet… it broke my heart, ”said Carney, who collected over 1,200 signatures on a petition for independent review. For its part, Triathlon Australia – which called many of Carney’s allegations inaccurate and suspended the once-famous athlete’s membership –plans to review the national high performance program and “welcomes this opportunity to shape our future strategy”.

Former pro Barrett Brandon recovers from bicycle accident

Barrett Brandon, a former pro triathlete turned gravel rider (and husband of America’s top pro triathlete Lauren Brandon) is recovering from a bicycle accident during a race that left him with a concussion and broken bones of the face requiring surgery. Lauren Brandon shared on Instagram that Barrett “still doesn’t remember what happened, but hit the ground hard on her head and probably rolled over,” adding that she is “incredibly grateful to the film crew who pulled over when she arrived on Barrett and stayed with him then found herself bringing him to the hospital. Barrett, who is the CFO of the Ventum bicycle company, got into gravel riding in 2020, after a foot injury derailed his professional triathlon career.

Super League Triathlon Arena Games for another sports award

The Super League Triathlon has been nominated for a Sports Business award for its innovative response to COVID-19. Already recognized by the Sports Industry Awards with the Cutting Edge Award last month, the SLT Arena Games powered by Zwift are now recognized for their business impact with a nomination in the “Most Innovative Business Response to COVID-19 – International” category. The SLT Arena Games, which bloaned in real life and virtual races, has proven to be a hit with professional triathletes who have participated as well as spectators at home, with broadcasts reaching over 100 territories around the world. The Sports Industry Awards 2021 will take place in London on November 18.

Chris Nikic to compete in Boston Marathon

A great year only gets longer for Chris Nikic, the first athlete with Down’s syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon. Since his triumphant feat, Nikic has won an ESPY award, writes a book and is now ready to run the boston marathon on monday. Nikic, who plans to running marathons in New York, Tokyo and Disney World this year, and also training for the Ironman World Championships in May.

Podcast Notes

  • The World Triathlon Podcast presents British superstar Alex Yee, who reflects on the dream season, which included Olympic medals, podiums and triumphs in Super League Triathlon.
  • The REAL triathlon podcast leads Mary-Anne Gillespie, who shares her 300-pound journey to become an accomplished triathlete and trainer.
  • Simon Ward’s high performance human triathlon The podcast includes an insightful conversation with psychologist Dr. Josie Perry and focuses on her “10 Pillars of Success” that can maximize athletic performance.
  • Chris “Macca” McCormack tackles the next big thing in triathlon: the showdown between Jan Frodeno and Gustav Iden at the Ironman in California on MX Endurance Podcast.
  • American pro Ben Kanute walks up to the Greg Bennett show, where he recaps his recent 6th place at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and looks back on his journey in the sport, which began as a child.
  • Professional rookie Tara Grosvenor heads to the IronWomen podcast to discuss his atypical journey and his recent rise in the sport.
  • This triathlon show brings a panel of professional coaches who assess their best practices to fuel workouts.

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