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ALI BROWNLEE DOMINATES IN HALF-IRON DEBUT

Well there you have it! Ali Brownlee has proven he can ‘go long’. Incredibly impressive performance from the Olympic and commonwealth standard-distance king saw him crowned the winner at The 2017 Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria. The ‘medium’ or ‘half-iron’ race was the longest of Ali’s career to date: 1.9km swim, 90km cycle, 21km run. […]

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HOW FAR CAN YOU CYCLE/ RUN/ SWIM IN 3MINS?

How far do you think you and 2 mates could go in a 10 minute triathlon?  I mean, REALLY go. Now THAT’s what I call a Sprint Triathlon. In 2016 this unique format was invented by Castle Triathlon – the Pop-Up City Triathlon. Held in Canary Wharf, it was hailed a huge success, with corporate […]

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AGED 8 TO 18 – BRITISH TRIATHLON WANT YOU!

British Triathlon has launched new membership scheme aimed at enticing youngsters into triathlon In a news release the organisation described it’s new junior membership scheme as “jam-packed with fantastic features to take advantage of across the coming year.” The scheme aims to further engage youngsters, aged 8-18, in the sport by offering bespoke content and […]

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AVERAGE JOE TO IRONMAN – DIARY 2: FIRST RIDE OUT!

Before this challenge cycling was my least favourite part of training for triathlon. The main reason, like always, is time. I usually only have about an hour or so to work out by the time I’ve got to the gym or hit the road and getting a decent ride in with less than 60mins is […]

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ALI BROWNLEE LAUNCHES LONG-DISTANCE CAREER

Challenge has announced that Alistair Brownlee is to begin his long-distance career at one of their races. In  a release, the race firm said (with understandable excitement!): CHALLENGEFAMILY will welcome Alistair Brownlee on April 22, 2017 in the pro line-up of the second Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria 70.3 race, marking his new involvement in competitive […]

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IRON KIDS EXMOOR

FIRST EVER IRONMAN 70.3 COMING TO AN END

In a release today they said: IRONMAN® 70.3® UK Exmoor enters a new chapter in its history books on Sunday 25th June as organisers have confirmed that 2017 will be the last edition of this iconic IRONMAN 70.3 event. In 2006 triathletes took the initial plunge in Wimbleball Lake in the heart of Exmoor’s spectacular […]

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