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When WTC modified the KPR system (the system that professional triathletes use to qualify for Kona — you can read more about it here and here) back in 2013, I wrote a post about how there was likely going to be a “Pregnancy Penalty” for female professional triathletes.  Four years later that potential penalty now has a …
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Late on Saturday afternoon (just after Bahrain 70.3 ended and just before Ironman Western Australia began) Barry Siff, President of USA Triathlon tweeted “Very disappointing to see only 7 pro women at #IM703Bahrain and just 5 at #IMWA – definitely not helping the @50WomentoKona cause.”     Setting aside why there were so few women at …
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On September 29, 2015 Ironman announced that Chattanooga, Tennessee had been selected to hosted the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships.  Unlike previous Ironman World Championship events, the 2017 event will take place over two days — professional and age-group women will race on Saturday, September 9, 2017 and the professional and age-group men will race on Sunday, September 10, …
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