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Despite my fat and my knee injury I was still able to finish Florida in November 2014

Over the past 9 months or so I’ve been on a bit of a health roller coaster — crashing my bike at Challenge Atlantic City and doing some pretty significant damage to my knee, finally being diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome and then having knee surgery to repair some of the damage I did …
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Rachel at Kona in 2014 (from http://www.racheljoyce.org/)

In Part 1 of this series, I explained the rules for Pro qualification at Ironman Kona.  In Part 2, I’m going to look at specific examples of how Female Pros actually qualified.   A few caveats; first, the rules, points available at certain races and the allocation of points within a race changes every year. …
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KPR Points Values

In a recent Facebook exchange the following comments were made: What ever happened to every winner of an ironman can race Kona, why doesn’t that happen anymore. Angela Duncan, Dede Griesbauer, etc.. they should all have an automatic slot into the world championships don’t you think? I thought winners were allowed a spot. That makes …
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Shaun is awesome.  While I played in Boston on Saturday and got my fill of the Boston Marathon pre-race energy, he took the Go Pro and filmed the entirety of the Challenge Quassy Half Bike Course.  For those of you who have never done the race before, the bike is gorgeous but it is also …
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Ultraman Florida awaits.

I am a really lucky person.  Let me say it again, I am a really lucky person.  Most things in life come easily to me.  I had the opportunity to attend fantastic schools, I enjoy work and working, I have never had to deal with serious adversity, I never known anything other than an upper middle …
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RS - 2014 Data - Final KPR

When discussing #50WomentoKona, the most frequent argument I hear about why the current system is fair is that the slot allocation to professional triathletes is proportional. First, lets be clear fairness can be subjective but equality is objective; the current system may be fair in the opinion of some but it is not equal.  With that said, …
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Ruth Brennan Morrey rocking the Smashfest Queen 5Q Tank on the Brazil 70.3 Podium

PLEASE NOTE:  The official list of supporters has migrated to the TriEqual website, you can check it out here.   Since starting down the road in support of #50WomentoKona and TriEqual  we have been asked over and over again about brands that support our mission of increasing participation and diversity in triathlon by increasing accessibility for all …
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April 4, 2015 was my ninth time race directing the Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon.  I began directing races in 2006 with the Solstice Sprint 5K.  When I started race directing I knew that I wanted to create races in which I would want to race, while raising money for charities that were meaningful to me …
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Krabel's Twitter Feed

On March 31, 2015 Slowtwitch published an interview of Beth Gerdes (who recently finished fifth at Ironman Melbourne) by Herbert Krabel.  You can read the entire interview here.  After asking Gerdes a few questions about her young daughter Wynne, Krabel asked the following question: ST: Did you two at one point consider not having the …
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Racing for Equal Slots

With the launch of TriEqual, the question of Ironman World Championship slots for age group females has been raised by lots of our supporters and volunteers. First and foremost I want to emphasize that the professional race and the age group race at Kona are two very different races with two different sets of rules. …
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