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Arizona, you got lucky

In 2012 I raced Ironman Florida using an “Ironman Foundation Slot.”  Back in November of 2011, I was unsure if I wanted to do Florida again and I  didn’t register on site.  By the time I got home all the general entry slots were sold out, so I purchased a Foundation slot.  The way a …
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Run Tongue

Everyone who participates in triathlon has their own reasons for toeing the start line.  No reason is better than any other.  My reason is always that I want to see how fast I can push my body with all of its imperfections.  I probably want to be fast more than I want anything else (including …
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This past summer I wrote a blog post on whether volunteers at for profit races should be paid under federal and state wage and hour laws.  My conclusion was that “[i]n a lot of ways this appears to be a collective action waiting to happen.”  My prediction turned out to be correct.  On September 23, …
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On June 29, 2014 I flipped my bike over a guard rail at Challenge Atlantic City, which resulted in a deep horizontal laceration above my right knee.  My first thought once I landed twenty feet down an embankment on the other side of the guard rail was “can I finish the race?”  After looking down …
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I do lots of things with various degrees of professionalism.  I am an attorney, I coach, I write about pro triathlon, I rant about pro triathlon, I obsess about pro triathlon and three times a year I get to race direct.  I’m lucky enough to direct the Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon in April, the Solstice …
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Atlantic City is a great race but it probably can't compete with Coeur D'Alene (yet).

Last week Rev 3 and Challenge Family announced a merger whereby all Rev 3 races would become Challenge Events beginning in 2015 (in reality it looks more like an acquisition by Challenge of Rev 3, I’m guessing no actual money exchanged hands and that Challenge simply assumed Rev 3’s debt).  This merger was met with …
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penalty box

In response to my blog post about how to get World Triathlon Corporation (“WTC”) and Ironman to listen to concerns about the professional prize purse and gender equality in the sport I made two suggestions: (1) choosing not to race in WTC / Ironman events; and (2) educating WTC / Ironman sponsors about these concerns. …
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No longer will there be pros racing Louisville

In the wake of World Triathlon Corporation’s (“WTC”) decision to eliminate prize purses at several North American Events (Lake Placid, Louisville, Wisconsin, Boulder, Lake Tahoe, Florida and Los Cabos) in 2015 and leave only seven races in North America with points and prize money (Chattanooga, Arizona, Cozumel, Texas, Coeur D’Alene, Whistler and Mont Tremblant) there …
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Jen Bike

    This is Jen (say hi to Jen).  Jen is my friend and is an athlete I have worked with for three years.  Jen is the mother of four, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a writer, a poet, a reader, a cook, a pretty kick ass triathlete (and lots more things I can’t …
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Last week I travelled from Hartford to Bend, Oregon for a running camp sponsored by Oiselle (#birdcamp).  It was an awesome trip and an awesome opportunity to meet fantastic women, even if I couldn’t run.  Here are some pictures from the week, it was awesome. While I was in Bend, however, the toilet on out …
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