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The arrival of Catriona Morrison

: A few days ago Catriona Morrison stepped up to the very top of the podium in St. Croix, and defeated a stellar field that included two 70.3 World Champions. Can she repeat that act later this year ...

Plant-strong Rip Esselstyn

: Rip Esselstyn competed as a pro triathlete from the late 80's to the late 90's and was a superb swimmer and cyclist. He now works as a firefighter in Austin, TX but is now best known for his plant-st ...

It's Life Time live!

: The Slowtwitch live coverage calendar is set for 2009, the centerpiece of which is the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series, featuring the Race to the Toyota Cup.

Docherty by a hair in Korea

: Kiwi Bevan Docherty won the opening round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship series in Tongyeong, Korea by the narrowest of margins over Aussie Brad Kahlefeldt. A photo finish ...

Leto, Luebke top Wildflower Olympic

: Kyle Leto of UC Davis, who missed Collegiate Nationals because he just graduated out of eligibility from UC Davis, beat UC Berkeley's Kenneth Rakestraw by 2:25; Jennifer Luebke, a University of ...

O'Donnell and Morrison on top in St. Croix

: Timothy O'Donnell beat a stellar field of athletes at the 2009 Ironman 70.3 St. Croix International Triathlon. In the women's race, Catriona Morrison chased down long time leader Mirinda Carfrae ...

Avia Wildflower live!

: Slowtwitch covered the 2009 Avia Wildflower Triathlon live. Text updates by Slowman and pics by Timothy Carlson

Snowsill strikes first

: Olympic Gold medalist Emma Snowsill passed Emma Moffat late in the run to claim the inaugural Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship series race in Tongyeong, Korea.

Stoltz and McQuaid in Las Vegas

: Conrad Stoltz narrowly held off Josiah Middaugh to win the 2009 XTERRA West Cup in Las Vegas. Melanie McQuaid also had a tough fight on her hands with Shonny Vanlandingham on her way to the women's ...

It's Wildflower time! (and ST is covering it live)

: The Avia Wildflower Long Course race splashes down at 8AM on Saturday morning, and Slowtwitch will be there, serving up the play-by-play.

Atkinson, Ide win Ishigaki WC

: Courtney Atkinson rules Ishigaki for the 5th time, while Japan’s Juri Ide gets a home country win on a cold day in spring. Jarrod Shoemaker’s 8th place gives him the top American spot.

Potts, Wassner top St. Anthony’s

: After Matt Reed flats, Andy Potts tops 2008 Ironman 70.3 World champ Terenzo Bozzone; Rebeccah Wassner passes Sara McLarty with half a mile to go to win 26th St. Anthony’s in windy conditions

Sterghos, Huelster win overall at Duathlon Nationals

: Nicholas Sterghos, a vegetarian West Point cadet, storms to overall title at the USA Triathlon age group Duathlon nationals at Richmond. Suzanne Huelster of New Jersey takes 35-39 and the overall ...

Thompson, Jacobs in Alabama

: On rebound from a 2008 hernia, David Thompson captures his third straight Powerman Alabama while second year pro Jessica Jacobs bags a win in her very first duathlon

What We Have Noticed: Cane Creek, Cateye...

: This week we have noticed a light new headset from Cane Creek, a wireless computer from Cateye, the long awaited new brakes from Ciamillo and a flashy stem from Ritchey.

Ussher and Leary take XTERRA NZ

: Richard Ussher used his adventure racing fitness to win the 2009 XTERRA New Zealand, and narrowly held off Scott Thorne despite never having done any other XTERRA race before. Mountain biker Nicola ...

What We Have Noticed: Beaker, Crocs, Fizio...

: Today we look at compression socks from Beaker Concepts, a new line of shoes from Crocs, recover shorts from Fizio and a different way to hang your bike.

Henning, Paul win hot IM China

: Rasmus Henning, a two-time $200,000 winner at short course, sweated through a 113-degree day to take 95 percent less prize purse by winning Ironman China. Australian Charlotte Paul was simply glad ...

McCormack, Balding supreme at China 70.3

: McCormack’s 4:04:44 in heat that makes Hawaii seem cool, may be his best performance. Balding’s 5:28 winning time was a victory over hellish heat.

Dahlz and Broderick in Lubbock

: UC Berkeley's John Dahlz won the men's individual title, Jessica Broderick of CU Boulder won the women's individual crown, Navy won the combined team title, UC Berkeley won the men's team race and UC ...

Gardner and Bucher rule Saipan

: Sam Gardner used his bike prowess to win the 2009 XTERRA Saipan. Renata Bucher now has won the event 5 times straight and soundly defeated 2-time XTERRA World Champion Julie Dibens.

Eneko Llanos is ready to step up

: 2008 was a very good year for Eneko Llanos, but if he has his way in 2009 he'll be a spot higher at a couple of events, including the Ironman World Championships. Eneko talked to slowtwitch.

What We Have Noticed: Balega, Newton, SLS3...

: This week we look at running socks from Balega, trainers from Newton, compression socks from SLS3, a teaser from Scott USA and flip flops from Havaianas. If it were not for Scott USA, we could have ...

Docherty, Sweetland win New Plymouth Oceania Cup titles

: Bevan Docherty takes second straight Oceania Cup win, while Kirsten Sweetland, back in top form after 2008 injury, follows Mooloolaba World Cup triumph with another win at New Plymouth

New Orleans is good for McMahon and Badmann

: Canadian ITU and XTERRA racer Brent McMahon ran down the 2007 Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack to win the inaugural 70.3 New Orleans. In the women's race Swiss Miss Natascha Badmann showed ...

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