New Ironman races, former professional triathletes win national titles and mega IPOs – Triathlete

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WTSC Hamburg event Saturday

With many eyes on the Ironman 70.3 World Championships, another swift group of international athletes competed thousands of miles away in Germany for the WTCS Hamburg event. The race, which offered triathletes the first opportunity to earn points in the 2022 World Championship standings, included US Olympian Summer Rappaport, who last week won the Metz Triathlon in SSaint-Jean-de-Monts, France too. Rappaport took third place in Hamburg, while Germany’s Laura Lindemann won her first WTCS title. The men’s race was also won by German and first-time WTCS champion Tim Hellwig in a sprint finish.

USAT members to vote for 2021 board of directors

Voting is now open for the 2021 USA Triathlon Board of Directors and Athlete Advisory Board. Nine candidates are running for five positions, including TriathleteKelly O’Mara, who is nominated for the position of Director of Athletes. The election will remain open until October 15 and all annual USA Triathlon members are eligible to vote. (Members received a personalized link to vote by email.) The 12-member board represents the interests of the sport of triathlon in the United States by providing USA Triathlon with policy, advice and strategic direction.

Former professional triathlete Nell Rojas is now national road racing champion

Elite runner Nell Rojas, 33, who competed as a professional triathlete after college, spent a day last weekend breaking the strip at the Cherry Blossom 1-miler in Washington, DC and winning the USATF 10-mile National Championship. Rojas, who lives in Boulder, Colorado and is not sponsored, impressively finished, ahead of three-time Olympian and 1500m world champion Jenny Simpson on the final stretch of the race.

Another ex-pro triathlete leads On Running to mega IPO

Rojas is not the only former professional triathlete to have been awarded this week: Olivier Bernhard, triple world duathlon champion and multiple Ironman winner when he competed for Switzerland in the late 90s, generated the buzz with an impressive $ 600 million IPO for the shoe company he co-founded, On. The increasingly popular shoes, born out of Bernhard’s desire to create the feeling of ‘running on the clouds’, first hit the market 11 years ago, but have seen explosive growth this year, with sales. up 84.6% to $ 344 million. With the funds raised by the IPO, On plans to expand its geographic reach, open more retail stores and continue to strengthen its sustainability efforts.

Maltese triathlete rounds Sicily in record time

Because sometimes 112 miles is not enough. An athlete in Malta’s age group recently cycled over 600 miles around Sicily to raise money for animal shelters. Earlier this week, Fabio Spiteri took exactly 47 hours and 41 minutes to complete the journey, becoming the second person in history to travel the Sicilian coast in less than 48 hours. Spiteri, who did the same route last year in 56 hours, also holds Malta’s national record in the Ironman double and triple races.

Red Bull takes a look at the life of Lucy Charles-Barclay

Red Bull offers an in-depth look in the world of the new 70.3 world champion Lucy Charles-Barclay in a feature film by the 28-year-old star. In the article, she reveals that her foray into triathlon was particularly difficult and that people doubted her abilities in the sport. “Being told you’re not good enough just makes you want to prove these people wrong,” she said. Charles-Barclay also shares some details of her trip, including the fact that she once worked in a zoo and that she and her husband Reece still haven’t had a honeymoon despite their marriage since 2018.

Ironman adds two new races in Europe

2022 will see two new races added to the Ironman offers: Aix-en-Provence, France and the other in Dresden, Germany. The first will be a full Ironman on May 22, which will join the existing 70.3 event, while the Dresden 70.3 the event is brand new and is slated to take place on July 31, 2022. General registration for both will open on September 28.

Podcast Notes

  • Kristian Blummenfelt still tours podcasts, this time heading to Mile High Endurance to talk about his gold medal in Tokyo and his prospects for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships.
  • Taylor Knibb, another 2021 star, is heading to Taren triathlon and the Inside Tri to talk about his recent races and his trajectory in the sport.
  • This week Crushed Iron Podcast Covers a range of topics, from the potential movement of the Kona Ironman World Championships to how to reload and focus after an Ironman to predicting your finish time.
  • At Triathlete Fitter and faster podcast, former Ironman World Champion Karen Smyers and ultra triathlete and Ironman Champion Dede Griesbauer join host Emma-Kate Lidbury to talk about their strong running experiences at any age and how to adapt and readjust your training and your expectations as you get older.
  • Young Briton Kat Matthews is on Triathlete Hour, recounting her journey from being a British Army captain to a competitor in St. George.
  • If you like Super League Triathlon, listen to the Super Chute triathlon show, which breaks down the Munich event last week and turns to the Jersey race, which also took place on Saturday.
  • MX Endurance podcast speaks 70.3 worlds with British superstar Joe Skipper offers a chat between host Chris McCormack and short-lived star Vincent Luis.
  • The people of ProTriNews think about a new (and perhaps unpopular) idea: that Kona should take place every four years.
  • Greg Bennett offered a pair of podcasts this week; one with Ironman Legends Dave Scott and Mark Allen, and the other with his Australian compatriot (and 70.3 2016 world champion) Tim Reed.

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