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A few months back I wrote about professional prize purses in triathlon here and here and more recently I wrote about Rev 3′s elimination of professional prize purses here.  The issue of professional prizes purses has again reared its head in the triathlon world, and this time probably for the wrong reason. In mid-June World Triathlon …
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Today is the day the stitches come out.  Sixteen days post-accident I’m going to be able to bend my knee more than 10 or 20 degrees.  As excited as I am to be free of blue surgical sutures I am a little nervous about what’s next.  In my hyper organized type A life there’s always …
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I’m going through a bit a an American Civil War period in my intellectual life and I was recently struck by a Frederick Douglas quote.  On his death bed Douglas was asked by a young activist what advice would he give to the young activist.  Douglass’ response was “Agitate.  Agitate.  Agitate.”  So what does Frederick …
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Over the past week I’ve had a lot of time on my hands (or rather time spent on my butt).  With my knee being totally immobilized I pretty much spend my time in bed or in the big comfy chair in the living room, reading, writing, googling, doing lawyer work, backing projects on Kickstart (check …
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Sunrise at Challenge AC

I wanted to be able to write a course and experience review of the inaugural Challenge Atlantic City, however, my header over a guard rail prevented that from happening.  While I didn’t get to complete the entire course, Shaun and I did get a really good feeling of the Challenge experience and we heard a …
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First and foremost I want to thank everyone for their well wishes, notes, texts, cards and everything else.  It really helps to know that lots of people care about me and my inability to keep my wheels down.  Five days post bike wreck and I’m going a little stir crazy.  My day consists of moving …
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There’s a joke in the cycling community — there are two types of cyclists in the world, those who have crashed and those who are going to crash.  Yesterday at Challenge Atlantic City, I fell into the former category.  The race week started off really well.  We had a big group of athletes racing, a …
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Yesterday we finally left Connecticut for Challenge Atlantic City.  Atlantic City will be my seventh 140.6 triathlon and at this point I feel as if I have the pre-race preparation down cold.  My routine is to lay everything out on the bed to make sure I have everything.  I’ve gotten better at not over packing …
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Challenge

Thursday I leave for Atlantic City, New Jersey to take place in the very first Challenge Atlantic City.  Before we go any further let me answer a few questions that I repeatedly hear when I say “Challenge Atlantic City.” Q: Is it a real “Ironman”? A: No. “Ironman” is a registered trademark licensed to the …
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2014 marked the ninth (ninth?!?!?!?!) year I’ve been race director of the Solstice Sprint 5K.  As with the previous 8 years (and with the 1/4 Marathon and the Hogsback Half Marathon) none of this would be possible without the help and support of friends, family and volunteers.  Most importantly, everything I do is really possible …
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