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June 15, 2016

For the technically minded, here are the triathlon nutrition calculators from GlaxoSmithKline’s “Eat to Compete” workshop at the end of May that I attended.  The calculator, in three steps, is for overall calorie requirements. The tables for carbohydrate and protein requirements are starting points only so defined in ranges and subject to trial and error. 


June 12, 2016

So, the British Olympic Association has announced their six triathletes for Rio. No great surprises with the Brownlee brothers, Non Stanford and Helen Jenkins among the six chosen.

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I for one would love to see Jonny finally overtake his big brother on the biggest stage, and it would be equally great to see Helen Jenkins overcome her injury problems which dogged he...

March 6, 2015

I found this in the Ironman website and I think it resumes a lot of what this sport is all about! 


"In 1978, U.S. Naval Commander John Collins and his wife Judy issued a challenge. They proposed combining Oahu’s 2.4 mile swim race, 112 mile bike race, and 26.2 mile marathon. On February 18, 1978 fifteen competitors, including Collins, traveled to Waikiki to take on the first-ever IRONMAN challenge...

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