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Helix, races, racing, Success, Super League Triathlon, triathlon -

Hayden Wilde is one of New Zealand's up and coming triathletes - fresh off the back of competing in the unique Super League Triathlon Series - he reflects on what it means for him...and how this new format of racing is changing the game.

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Element Goggle, Helix, IRONMAN, IRONMAN Brazil, sponsorship, Tim Don, triathlon -

blueseventy athlete Tim Don set the fastest IRONMAN time ever - 7:40:23 - over the weekend at IRONMAN Brazil. Don put together a stellar 44:16 swim (3.8km), 4:06 bike (180km), and a 2:44:46 marathon run. Don arrived in Florianópolis on a hot streak with wins already this season at IRONMAN 70.3 Campeche in Mexico and 70.3 Liuzhou in China. Tim Don exits El Divino Beach in Florianópolis, Brazil in the HELIX full suit and Element goggles on his way to the fastest IRONMAN time ever. Photo by Wagner Araújo. The Brit became the fastest athlete to ever finish an IRONMAN brand race. The former ITU...

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Kate Bevilaqua, triathlon, ULTRAMAN, ULTRAMAN World Championships -

In an era of epic competitions, ULTRAMAN sits at the top of the food chain: A three-day, 320 mile (515k) race against oneself. Founded in 1983, the World Championships is held annually in late November on the Big Island of Hawaii where heat, humidity and winds all add to the challenge.The race is limited to only 40 athletes on an invitation-only basis and attracts participants from around the world who seek to explore the extreme in physical and mental ability. Each racer must be accompanied by a support team over the entire course. The female winner of the 2016 ULTRAMAN...

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ITU, Jess Learmonth, swimming, training, triathlon -

Great Britain’s Jessica Learmonth is one of the top ITU swimmers in the world. She’s always in the front pack, and often emerges first out of the water, including at the World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Cozumel last fall. She recently landed on her first career ITU World Cup podium in Cape Town last month. We reached out to Jess to hear about some of her favorite swim sets. She is a former national level swimmer, covering 60,000+ meters per week. Now, turning her focus to triathlon, she only spends around five hours a week in the water. Maximizing her time in...

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swimming, training, triathlon -

In the previous post we examined how swimming more efficiently takes technique. Once you reach a certain level of proficiency though, training methodology leads to further gains.  Performing each swim at the same pace will NOT lead to improvement. Instead, swim like a swimmer.  Add intervals and preset rest periods or “send-offs.”  An example of a send-off would be 5 x 100’s on 1:45. This means you would swim a series of five 100’s and you would leave the wall for a new one each minute and forty-five seconds.  If 100 takes you 1:30 then you would get 15 seconds...

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