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For the first time in a while I’ve had a really good week of training.  Training Peaks is filled with green boxes, I’ve actually done my core work, I’ve hit my bike power numbers and I’ve found time to get to the pool and swim (despite a multiple day shutdown due to filtration issues). At …
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With all of our efforts surrounding raising funds for the Adirondack Medical Center, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the fact that I signed up for a 140.6 mile race in 80 days (and counting). But, here we are in the middle of April and training is beginning to truly ramp up at this point. …
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When I woke up on Monday morning (actually when I woke up for the second time — Ivy was up at 1:30 a.m. but I didn’t check my email during that particular late night frolic) I found the following note from my coach in my Training Peaks account: Did I read that correctly?  Fourteen weeks …
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We’re working on tidying and continuing to make room for #LittleOtter so I have more tri / run clothing that needs a new home (its amazing how much stuff I have).  All of the items are  women’s size large, 10 or 12 depending on the brand. Brands include Oiselle, Coeur, and Lululemon .  If you would …
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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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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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Ironman Lake Placid has been on my radar for a decade as a race that I’ve wanted to spectate and participate in. Living in the northeast, it has always had a special place in my heart, especially as it had been the original Ironman in the continental United States. Factor in the magic of the …
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Note: Ryan Heisler and I collaborated on this piece.  When reading please remember this is a general overview of how United States labor laws would likely apply to the Professional Triathlon Union.  Without more specific information it is impossible to evaluate all of the potential implications.  — KBG Yesterday morning (7/29), the Professional Triathlon Union (“PTU”) announced itself …
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Its become a tradition for me to spend the last weekend in July in Lake Placid whether I’m racing or not.  2015 was no different.  I have lots of thoughts about this year’s race — particularly about the lack of professional triathletes (and the announcement of a pro women only race in Lake Placid in …
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KBG’s Note:  We previously wrote about the Ironman Foundation here and here.  Lots of people asked us about the Foundation’s 2013 tax returns, which have since become available — the 2014 returns are not yet available — and below is Ryan Heisler’s analysis on the 2013 returns.   Changes in the Foundation’s Organization and Accounting …
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