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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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Ironman Florida had a stacked field in 2013 with Yvonne Von Vlerken taking top honors.

Earlier today, Ironman released an announcement concerning pro prize purses and the qualifying process for the 2014-2015 Kona cycle (you can read about the changes on Triathlete or Lava Magazine).  While I don’t think that offering deeper prize purses and qualifying points at fewer races is necessarily a bad thing, I have some concerns about …
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sonic

Like many people in the triathlon world, I have closely followed the #IMLP7th campaign.  The campaign took a personal turn for me when on Sunday a World Triathlon Corporation (“WTC”) / Ironman employee ripped the large #IMLP7th check out of Ray Botelho’s hands and threw it out.  The WTC employee was later identified to be …
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Schwab-1

I love Lake Placid, New York.  I really do.  I’ve been to dozens of different towns and cities for races and none of them quite match Lake Placid, there’s just something about the town that makes it magical, special.  This past weekend I spent 48 hours coaching, cheering and reporting from Lake Placid (here’s my …
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MDot

Yesterday the twitter sphere was a buzz because the Ironman Lake Placid on-line athlete guide listed the pro-prize purse money as $75,000 paying eight deep (rather than the previously announced and publicized $25,000 paying six deep). The boys at The Real Starky were beside themselves that their Go Fund Me campaign to bring attention to …
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