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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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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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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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The Actual Andrew Starkykowicz (not the "Real Starky")

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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