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Note: Ryan Heisler and I collaborated on this piece.  When reading please remember this is a general overview of how United States labor laws would likely apply to the Professional Triathlon Union.  Without more specific information it is impossible to evaluate all of the potential implications.  — KBG Yesterday morning (7/29), the Professional Triathlon Union (“PTU”) announced itself …
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LP3

Its become a tradition for me to spend the last weekend in July in Lake Placid whether I’m racing or not.  2015 was no different.  I have lots of thoughts about this year’s race — particularly about the lack of professional triathletes (and the announcement of a pro women only race in Lake Placid in …
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KBG’s Note:  We previously wrote about the Ironman Foundation here and here.  Lots of people asked us about the Foundation’s 2013 tax returns, which have since become available — the 2014 returns are not yet available — and below is Ryan Heisler’s analysis on the 2013 returns.   Changes in the Foundation’s Organization and Accounting …
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There are some places that are pure magic (for example Lake Placid, New York).  Another one of those places is Hanover, New Hampshire and Dartmouth College — yes I am biased as I’m a graduate of Dartmouth.  Ryan and I spent the past weekend in and around Hanover and here are my thirteen favorite things …
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As many of you know I raced Challenge Atlantic City last weekend.  I also participated (and crashed) in the race in 2014 and after the race I wrote a blog about my thoughts on how the race could improve.  I figured now is the time for the one year check up.   Areas of Excellence …
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Kinvara

As I work through my house spring (summer) cleaning, I keep finding more good stuff that I just don’t use (perhaps this should influence my future shopping habits).  This time its shoes.  All three pairs have under 10 miles (two are essentially brand new) and are in fantastic condition.  If you would like a pair: …
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2015-06-28 15.09.52

Just over one year ago my Challenge Atlantic City ended in the hospital rather than at the finish line. Since that crash there’s been a bit of tumult in my life — both related and unrelated to the crash itself.  Despite a less than perfect year, I really wanted to go back and finish Challenge Atlantic …
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Over the past month the legal world and the endurance sports world have been on quite the collision course (a prime example being Ironman’s settlement with the Department of Justice over the Kona lottery). It appears that there will be more legal scuffles in the future, especially given the recent decision in the case of Liebesman …
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I’ve been involved with triathlon for almost ten years.  Over that time I’ve accumulated a lot of stuff (probably too much stuff).  Every so often I clean out the drawers and the storage bins and end up with a big pile of stuff to give away.  Last weekend I did one of those clean outs …
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#50womentokona

Dear Women for Tri Board of Directors: I write regarding the announcement that three of your members will be participating in Ironman Kona in 2015.  Specifically: After conducting national research to determine the greatest barriers to women’s participation in triathlon, members of the Women For Tri board identified a need to support female athletes at the local level and …
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