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Allysa Seely elected to the World Triathlon Athletes Committee

American Paralympic Gold Medalist Allysa Seely was elected to the World Triathlon Athletes Committee. Seely, 32, who won the women’s PT2 event at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and followed it with a victory in the PTS2 in Tokyo, is one of seven new committee members and the only female paratriathlete in the group. . According to World Triathlon, the mission of the committee is “to ensure that the athletes’ point of view remains at the heart of World Triathlon decisions”. Following the election, Marisol Casado, President of the World Triathlon and member of the International Olympic Committee, declared: “[We] are really looking forward to working with them to make our sport even better. “

Australian triathlete injured at home after long hospital stay

A positive update on the Alexa Leary story: The 20-year-old Australian triathlete is now back from hospital, more than 100 days after the bicycle accident that nearly killed her. Suffering from a traumatic brain injury, blood clots and multiple fractures, Leary says she has come a long way and feels “really good, like a new person.” Although she has even more physiotherapy and rehabilitation ahead of her, Leary said she can’t wait to “be a triathlete again”. The #MoveforLex social media campaign, designed to support Leary, raised around 130,000 AUD (96,135 USD); half of the money goes to the hospital’s neurosurgery department, and the other half will create a non-profit organization supporting families of people in intensive care.

Brownlee brothers to host winter training camp

Earlier this week, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee announced that they will be holding a winter training camp in La Nucia, Spain, the brothers’ favorite place. The camp, which is open to 150 people, offers “access to elite level training, including Brownlee Fitness head coach Mark Buckingham,” as well as a swim, bike and run program. stacked following Brownlee’s winter training program. The cost of the camp (which includes a hotel stay) starts at £ 1,449 (USD 1,955.86); More information can be found here.

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Save the date: Endurance Exchange 2022

Stamina Swap, the largest national conference in endurance sports and hosted by USAT, is scheduled to take place virtually March 3-5, 2022. Designed to “develop, inspire and support the endurance sports industry and provide a forum where everyone in the multisport community can learn; share best practices, trends and innovations; network; and celebrate, ”Endurance Exchange offers several sessions on topics ranging from training and club management to nutrition and fueling. Registration is now open.

Swansea, Wales added as final Ironman location

Another week, another new Ironman location. The latest addition? Ironman 70.3 Swansea, scheduled for August 7, 2022. The description of the race promises a “fantastic route in a race destination of scenic beauty with the historic quay, the Gower Peninsula and the lush green hills, pastures and rich agriculture of Rural Swansea”, the second largest town in the country. Wales. Athletes will swim in Swansea Bay, pass through the picturesque fishing village of Mumbles and skirt the countryside, then complete a two-loop route that takes them through Swansea town center and beyond. Registration for the event opens on November 16.

New record for ‘longest triathlon in the world’ set

Ian Lambert, a father of two from Wallsend, UK, recently spent over 30 hours swimming, cycling and running to establish a Guinness World Record for the longest triathlon in the world. Lambert’s total efforts totaled 220 miles, breaking the previous record of 180 miles. According to local reports, the once overweight construction worker, 37, repeated a seven-mile swim, a 170-mile cycle and a 43-mile run, only stopping to change kits between activities. Click here for images of Lambert in action.

Podcast Notes

  • Time for the triathlete catches up with Remi Davis, 2019 USAT Most Inspirational Returning Award winner and president of the District Triathlon Club in DC, working to develop the sport among athletes of color.
  • The Iron Women Podcast brought in a Brazilian pro and twice Olympian Pâmella Oliveira, who highlights her career in the sport as well as what she does to encourage other women to take up triathlon.
  • The best pro Joe Skipper is heading to The oxygen addict to discuss his successful 2021 season and his plans for the Ironman World Champions in St. George, Utah.
  • Kat Matthews is featured on the Zwift PowerUp Tri Podcast, where she shares both her triathlon and her military career.
  • Listen to Canadian coach James Loring on the VRAI Triathlon podcast, which talks about coaching athletes of all skill levels, including elites (like Jackson Laundry) and age groups.
  • Greg Bennett talks to Swiss pro Nicola Spirig, one of the most successful triathletes in the history of the sport, about some of the highlights of his long career.
  • MX Endurance podcast catches up with Mikal Iden, who coaches top triathletes including Lionel Sanders and Casper Stornes (and is the brother of 70.3 world champion Gustav, who makes a guest appearance).


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