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Its just over two weeks until the first (annual) Retro Run 5K.  Despite the fact that I’ve been a race director for over ten years, starting a new race is always really hard.   When Ryan and I decided that we were going to raise $10,000 in memory of Owen we knew that we need to …
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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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LP3

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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Louisville

In the wake of World Triathlon Corporation’s (“WTC”) decision to eliminate prize purses at several North American Events (Lake Placid, Louisville, Wisconsin, Boulder, Lake Tahoe, Florida and Los Cabos) in 2015 and leave only seven races in North America with points and prize money (Chattanooga, Arizona, Cozumel, Texas, Coeur D’Alene, Whistler and Mont Tremblant) there …
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sonic

Like many people in the triathlon world, I have closely followed the #IMLP7th campaign.  The campaign took a personal turn for me when on Sunday a World Triathlon Corporation (“WTC”) / Ironman employee ripped the large #IMLP7th check out of Ray Botelho’s hands and threw it out.  The WTC employee was later identified to be …
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I love Lake Placid, New York.  I really do.  I’ve been to dozens of different towns and cities for races and none of them quite match Lake Placid, there’s just something about the town that makes it magical, special.  This past weekend I spent 48 hours coaching, cheering and reporting from Lake Placid (here’s my …
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In May of 2013, the World Triathlon Corporation announced the “Swim Start Initiative” for North American Ironman races.  As part of the initiative WTC eliminated the mass start at several races and replaced it with wave starts (Mont Tremblant) or modified time trial starts (Couer D’Alene and Lake Placid).  At Ironman Lake Placid I was …
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While we were in Lake Placid last weekend, Shaun got some fantastic footage of the Ironman Lake Placid Run Course (below).  Lake Placid is one of my favorite run courses of all time.  It is a double loop course that can be broken into four parts — Downhill, Rolling, Uphill and Lake Placid Club Drive — that …
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