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 It is acquisition time in Spain
Ironman announced yesterday that they acquired Triton Spain SL, the owners of Challenge Barcelona and its half distance sibling, and also hinted at another race in Spain. 4.16.14
 We Noticed: Frank, Eric ...
In this issue of What We Have Noticed we feature Go Fund Me pages for the families of the tragic accident victims, Eric's Big Day, a new Challenge race in Denmark and more. 4.14.14
 The Weekend Box Apr 13 2014
The Weekend Box brings you 70.3 races from Malaysia, Florida and New Orleans, a memorial race to a triathlon star struck down too young, a long course duathlon in Holland, and a fancy new race in Cannes. 4.13.14
Starky, Frederiksen win PR 70.3
Andrew Starykowicz and Helle Frederiksen earned repeat victories at Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico; both winners did it with sizzling bike splits on a hot and windy day and energy sapping day in San Juan. 4.13.14
 Stoltz, Riveros in NZL
South African Conrad Stoltz took the win at the 12th annual XTERRA New Zealand Championships and Chilean Barbara Riveros captured the women's title. 4.12.14
Deadly accident in NOLA
New Orleans news station WWL-TV reported today that a group of cyclists was struck by a motorist and one of the cyclists has died, while another was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. 4.11.14
 Sitting down with Lisa Ribes
Lisa Ribes Roberts has been accepted into the Timex squad this year and quickly rewarded that trust with a fine runner-up spot at Ironman Los Cabos. 4.11.14
Ironman Maryland!
It's a phoenix raised from the ashes of what was Chesapeakeman. The WTC quickly, and shrewdly, turned disaster into a windfall for its own brand and for triathletes living in the Mid-Atlantic. 4.10.14
 Watch out for Lionel Sanders
Lionel Sanders is a talented young Canadian who has already impressed many with a superb win in Muskoka, but at 70.3 Texas his dreams were deflated. 4.10.14
 Dave Mirra impresses again
Most folks know Dave Mirra because of his BMX Freestyle exploits and his Rallycross skills, but now Mirra is focused on triathlon, doing well and loving it. 4.09.14
 Weekend Box Apr 6 2014
The first weekend in April had a very global flavor as we bring you tales of competitions in the South Pacific, Europe, South America, Africa and the American regions of Southwest, Southeast and the unique state of Texas. 4.06.14
Drone injures triathlete in race
Aussie Geraldton news reported today that the wife of Courtney Ogden was struck in the head by a drone while competing in a triathlon, and subsequently fell to the ground and had to be taken to a hospital. 4.06.14
Stimpson rules WTS Auckland
Last year’s ITU World Triathlon Series runner-up Jodie Stimpson dominated a tough field at the opening round of the 2014 WTS in Auckland, topping Anne Haug of Germany by 25 seconds. 4.05.14
Gomez reigns at Auckland
Two-time ITU World Champion and reigning World Triathlon Series winner Javier Gomez of Spain ran away from Jonathan Brownlee of Great Britain in the last kilometer to win the 2014 WTS debut in Auckland. 4.05.14
Van Vlerken hit by car in Holland
Multiple Ironman champion Yvonne van Vlerken suffered a broken right collarbone when hit by a car while riding her bike near her hometown of Krimpen aan de Lek in the Netherlands this week. 4.03.14
 Firing on all cylinders now
Heather Wurtele had a superb win at Ironman 70.3 California at Oceanside, and also took the title at 70.3 Monterrey. Look out for this tall Canadian in Mont Tremblant. 4.02.14
 Ask and you shall receive
Athletes outside of North America have asked for a 70.3 World Championship race closer to them, and Europeans can now rejoice in 2015. 4.02.14
 2014 XTERRA Costa Rica
Chacon and Vanlandingham grabbed the wins at the 2014 XTERRA Costa Rica event and here is a beautiful gallery by J. Andres Vargas from the action. 4.02.14
 Hair Improves Performance
Alphamantis Technologies revealed that leg hair, when shaved in an aero pattern, can significantly improve aerodynamics and offer free speed to anyone with enough leg hair. 4.01.14
 We Noticed: Osymetric ...
Ramped Osymetric chainrings, WTS 2014 starts, Anne Haug has a new custom painted bike, a tough as nails Blender and more in this What We Have Noticed edition. 3.31.14


 70.3 St. Croix is calling
Devashish Paul has added more details and information to his guide of racing and logistics for the Ironman 70.3 St Croix triathlon. Are you ready? 4.17.14
 Run shoe levers and footbeds
Running has never seen this kind of divergence in technologies and theories, from barefoot all the way to hyper-structure and custom footbeds. And everything in between. 4.16.14
 Good times at Club Med
What comes to your mind when you hear Club Med is likely dated as a few years ago they changed course from a singles vacation place to a family oriented sports resort. 4.16.14
 Future of Run Footwear
The features that matter in technical running footwear are different now than they were a decade or two ago. That's a good thing. Footwear is going to look a lot different in 5 years. 4.15.14
 New run technologies
The king (minimalist running) is dead. Long live the king (supportive running). This is the first of a series on how new running technologies will transform foot and lower body extremity health. 4.15.14
Bike handling
You could be forgiven for thinking that cycling is simply a grunt, brute force sport, since you can go from beginner to winner in 6 months. But to truly excel, you need more than brawn. 4.14.14
 Newton 5th lug
Now your 5 metatarsals do not have to fight over Newton's lugs. Its new shoes provide a lug for every toe. But this is not the only difference between its 4- and 5-lug versions. 4.14.14
The TRS guide to Twitter
The Real Starky has opinions on quite a few topics and they don't always revolve around triathlon - but they usually relate to that topic. So here are his thoughts on Twitter and its use. 4.12.14
Swimovate Poolmatelive
In my search for the all-inclusive wrist-worn device - to me the holy grail of sports watches - I've lighted on an interesting entry: this watch is most at home in the water, but almost admirably amphibious. 4.07.14
 Shimano debuts new 105
Hot on the heels of new 11-speed Ultegra and Dura Ace groups, Shimano will offer a 3rd-tier 105 groupset with that extra cog. What does this mean for your next tri bike? 3.31.14
 A fine day with Zipp
Well, on a not so fine day in Indianapolis we got to enjoy a great tour of the fairly new Zipp facility a bit north of this passionate speed crazy town. 3.29.14
QR unveils a new mold
Quintana Roo's latest tri bike is the PR6, and the attempt is to make a bike that's easy to work on, easy to travel with, fits well, hits the high notes, but is still competitive aerodynamically. 3.28.14
 Hed revises iconic H3
Today, Hed officially announces a new, wider version of the historic and successful H3. Dubbed the GT3, it features optimized shaping for wider tires than the old version. 3.26.14
 Gravel Bike Details
We provide an overview of a relatively new category of bikes: Those purpose built for gravel roads and gravel racing. What makes them unique? Do you want one? 3.24.14
Penticton race for sale or not?
The Penticton race society just published on its website, "Is Challenge Penticton Canada for sale? Absolutely not." It just wants someone to take on the risk and the debt, not the ownership. 3.23.14
 Matt Lieto's Trek SC 9 Team
Matt Lieto is getting ready for Oceanside 70.3 and he has his new Trek Speed Concept dialed for the action there. Here is a closeup of this fast ride. 3.20.14
Crisis in Canada
It was the second Ironman race ever. It had 30 years of Ironhistory. It's Penticton, about as steeped in Irontradition as you can get outside of Kona. Now it's a Challenge, and it's in flux and in play. 3.20.14
 Argonaut: Best in Show
The Argonaut Cycles gravel racer was awarded Best in Show at the 2014 Handmade Bicycle Show and it is the first bike we noticed when we walked in. 3.19.14
Plan Your Own Training Camp
For the The DIY Triathlete, here's how to plan your own training camp. Here's a guide on how to mimic the best among the coach-coordinated training camps for age groupers. 3.18.14
Comments on Measurement
Slowtwitch Science editor Jonathon Toker reflects here on "A Sense of Perspective: Comments on Measurement, Toxicology and Food." This, as a precursor to more on (ugh!) what and how we eat. 3.18.14