2010 Athlete Gift Guide

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Looking for a gift for that special athlete in your life? DCRainmaker just posted his 2010 Athlete Gadget Holiday Gift Guide. Check it out for technology that is sure to please everyone from the hardcore Ironman to the weekend runner.


Twenty-five Georgians compete in IM Arizona

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Twenty-five Georgians competed in the 2010 Ironman Arizona on Sunday, November 21. In a race that saw Chrissie Wellington break the world record by an astonishing nine minutes, our local athletes turned in some respectable times, led by AG'er Michael Williams of Athens with an overall 10:25:48, 18th of 264 in the 45-49 category. Congrats to everyone!


Beast of the East dates announced

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Great Smokey Mountains Triathlon Club recently announced the 2011 dates for their very popular Beast of the East Half and Sprint Triathlons.

Sprint - May 21
Half - May 22

They also renamed the 70.3 mile distance race "The Beast of the East Steelman Triathlon" (apparently to avoid the wrath of WTC lawyers).

Registration for each race is now open on Active.com or by mail


26 Georgians headed to Tempe for IM Arizona

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Looks like a small contingent of 26 Georgians headed for Ironman Arizona in Tempe this Saturday. Good luck everyone!

Ironman Live Tracker


Sipos wins Miami Man Triathlon

Monday, November 15, 2010

By Craig Davis, Sun Sentinel

Veteran triathlete Jeremy Sipos won the Miami Man Half Iron Triathlon Sunday at Larry & Penny Thompson Park and Zoo Miami.

Sipos, 36, of Marietta, Ga., completed the 70.3-mile course in 4 hours, 6 minutes. It was his third win at the half iron distance since July, following victories at Racine, Wisc., and Augusta, Ga., in the Ironman 70.3 series.

Full story


Atlantan Meghan King competes in Ironman World Championship 70.3

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Going the distance
Sisters hope to turn love of swimming, cycling and running into success at Ironman World Championship 70.3

Kelli and Meghan King grew up as competitive swimmers. As they grew older, they stayed active, moving on to running and cycling, as well.

They started competing in triathlons and a couple of years ago set their sights on the Ironman 70.3, the so-called half-Ironman race.

They both reached their goal.

Kelli, 26, and Meghan, 24, will be competing in the Ironman World Championship 70.3 on Saturday in Clearwater, Fla.

The two sisters now live apart -- Kelli is a fourth-grade teacher at Hilton Head Island International Baccalaureate Elementary School and Meghan works in public relations in Atlanta -- but their common goal has helped keep them close.

Full story 

Another story - from Ironman.com


IronMan Florida Results

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Georgia athletes delivered an outstanding performance at the 2010 Ford Ironman in Panama City Beach. Of the 2,402 finishers, 154 hailed from the Peach state, including five who qualified for Kona:
  • Jason Wilcox - 9:20:38
  • Brent Schulte - 9:29:03
  • Kevin Moats - 9:35:08
  • Rebecca Villers - 10:03:43
  • Kristel Maes - 10:26:21
Below are links to lists of Georgia finishers 
Congrats to everyone who competed!


No excuses...

Monday, November 8, 2010

This is not Georgia-specific news (or even triathlon news), but it's still a great story. When we visited Chile a few years ago, we found a beautiful country whose citizens were warm, welcoming and helpful. It quickly became one of our favorite vacations, and we felt a special connection when tragedy struck the miners there earlier this year. To see someone who recently spent more than two months underground cross the line of the NY Marathon is inspirational. He's never run that far, but says it's not his last marathon - “I know I can improve my time.”

Into the Sunlight and Onto the Streets of New York, the Miner Perseveres

Edison Peña could be forgiven for having to slow to a walk at times during the New York City Marathon on Sunday. His training, after all, came via subterranean loops of only a few miles at a time, with the tunnels of a collapsed gold and copper mine for a course and sawed-off work boots for footwear.

Full story


Triathletes compete for a special cause

Thursday, November 4, 2010

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A South Georgia family had a special reason to hit the trails and get in shape.

Jodi and Khristi Dykes of Lee County ran, swam and biked their way to fitness over the last year.

They began by training for the Georgia Veterans Triathlon on Lake Blackshear. And they brought a special passenger: their 6-year old son Jacob, who has cerebral palsy.

Full story here


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