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As I write this its Thursday night and I’m finally recovering from my long weekend at Ironman Texas.  Finally.  While traveling to and from a race when I’m not even racing can be a bit of a pain in the ass, every time I’m at an event like this it reminds me why I love …
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Finishing up and handing off to Shira

I am super competitive.  Problematically competitive.  The past year or so has been hard on me, surgery – bad crash – more surgery.  Despite running the Baystate Half Marathon last October and doing Florida in November (I’m thinking the best description is that I was a “completitor”), I haven’t had a really great run since …
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Longhorn

In the debate about #50WomentoKona there have been allegations that those in favor of equality are acting “uncivil” in expressing their frustrations and that they are “bullying” Ironman and the World Triathlon Corporation (“WTC”) — I have no idea how you “bully” a multi-million dollar corporation.  Setting aside whether or not vocal supporters are indeed …
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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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