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April 2, 2016 was the tenth (yes, tenth) edition of the Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon held.  It was cold, rainy and miserable, probably the worst weather we’ve ever had for the event.  Despite the craptastic weather, we had a really great event.  Over the last ten years of directing this race I’ve learned a lot and …
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Edit:  All lots are taken.  I will be doing another one of these as spring gets closer so be on the look out.  We’re working on tidying and simplifying (it helps to read the life-changing magic of tidying up by marie kondo) and so its time to give away some more gently used work out …
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Still fat after SWIM BIKE FUEL.

I struggle with my weight, on a daily if not hourly basis.  This shouldn’t be a big surprise (See here, here and here for starters).  For me being fat is both mentally and physically painful, it weighs on both my sense of self perception and self esteem and on my muscles, bones and joints as …
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When so much of my life is connected to triathlon, I get a lot of questions about how my training is going and what my next race is.  Right now I don’t have any answers for a lot of reasons. Back in August I received an email from Doug MacLean, my coach of five years, …
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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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Introducing Owen Otter

December 1st, 2015 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Random - (5 Comments)
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When Ryan posted a picture of the ring he bought me, I received a lot of comments and messages about how happy we looked together.  I wasn’t (and still am not) sure about how to reply to all those lovely comments and messages.  Ryan and I are indeed incredibly happy with each other but we are also …
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Dear WTC: Please, fix #5Q so I can do this race.

Note: This is part of our recurring series on the financials of the Ironman Foundation. To see our previous work on the subject, click here. It is the fall, which means it is time for 501(c)(3) organizations to release their prior year tax returns. Form 990s are generally required to be publicly disclosed by October …
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September of 2015 was probably the most difficult month I ever lived through.  Sitting here on the other side in October, it is still difficult to write and share and not be overwhelmed by emotion.  The funny thing is no matter what happens in your life, everything around you keeps moving.  Life stops for no …
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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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  Sometimes I get a stupid idea, a really, really, really stupid idea.  After Ragnar Cape Cod, Ryan and I were experiencing a massive post-race let down.  Ragnar had been so much fun that we wanted to race another relay again and soon.  Ryan found the 100 on 100 relay — a 100 mile relay along …
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