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2 British paratriathletes secure paralympic qualification in South Africa

Paratriathletes Lauren Steadman and Alison Patrick have both won gold at the Buffalo City ITU World Paratriathlon Event,  gaining automatic qualification for the Paralympics in Rio Advertisement  Steadman, 23, won the PT4 category and has now qualified for her third Paralympic Games, having competed twice before as a swimmer. She said: “The top women weren’t here today so I planned to keep it steady and ensure that nothing went wrong. Meeting automatic qualification was the…

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Doping debate film: sporting figures, including Kelly Sotherton, debate doping

The panelists, including Nicole Sapstead (CEO UK Anti-Doping), Kelly Sotherton (Olympic medalist) Wendy Martinson OBE (nutritionist to elite sport) and Chris Fisher, Head of Healthspan Elite (a supplier of high-quality vitamins and supplements) debated the use of performance enhancing drugs in athletics and the issues facing the sport ahead of the Rio. Panel members discussed the alternatives for athletes looking to gain a competitive edge, through nutrition, training and education. Advertisement The clips include comments from Kelly Sotherton…

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Julian Jenkinson: a legend of the British tri scene remembered

Julian was a formidable athlete, breaking and holding British triathlon records back in the 1990s, and forging a path for British athletes at Ironman Hawaii.  Advertisement “He was not just a formidable cyclist but an all round swimmer, cyclist and runner and always had a smile and time to talk before or after he’d raced. I will miss him” says Mark Kleanthous, another stalwart of the UK tri scene. Alongside his successful property developing, Julian…

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High protein beer gets the taste test

With a fairly low alcohol content of 3.6%, each 330ml bottle is said to boast 33% fewer calories (92.4) than a regular brew, 85% fewer carbs (1.65g) and 95% more protein, with a bumper 21.8g per bottle. So, most importantly, how does it taste?  Advertisement BrewDog’s Dead Pony Club, Moor Beer Co’s Revival, Bath Ales Spa and a handful of others aside, we rarely trust beers of a sub-4% alcohol content, reminding us of that…

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ITU Multisport World Championship Festival dates confirmed for 2017

For the first time ever four branches of multisport are coming together in one world championship, the  ITU Multisport World Championship Festival, which will take place August 18-27 2017 in Penticton, British Columbia. Advertisement  The 10-day event will see 5,000 athletes compete in four separate World Championships – duathlon, aquathlon, cross triathlon & long distance triathlon. “For the first time, athletes can compete in more than one multisport world championship race in one convenient location,…

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Sweat monitor offers great potential for multisport athletes

A sweat monitor that can continuously check multiple biochemicals in sweat has been developed by scientists could offer great benefits to triathletes, particularly long-distance athletes competing in hot climates. Advertisement For in the future athletes could potentially be able to wear devices that would alert them to health problems such as fatigue, dehydration and dangerously high body temperatures.  >>> Sweat testing for athletes: is it worth it? “Human sweat contains physiologically rich information, thus making it…

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Triathlon training book giveaway

 James Beckinsale M.Sc, a BTF L3 High Performance Coach, has published his first book, The Triathlon Training Book. Advertisement Published by DK and priced £12.99 it covers all aspects of triathlon training from how to get faster, stronger and smarter to nutrition and choosing the right kit and equipment that will help you reach your goals. The layout is easy to use and follow, with clear illustrations – it should be a useful addition to…

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Brownlee brothers launch new yogurt

Five pence from each pot sold will be donated directly to the initiative, which works to give children in the UK a positive and fun sporting experience and to encourage regular activity in the great outdoors – core values that directly reflect those of The Collective. Advertisement Alistair and Jonny each selected their favourite fruit to create the yogurt. At the top of each tub is Alistair’s ‘Brownlee apple’ compote, made from British bramley apples,…

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Harry Wiltshire remembers Julian Jenkinson

When I was 14 I was given my first triathlon magazine in a Christmas stocking.  Advertisement The centre page spread was an article on Julian Jenkinson, the only professional triathlete in the U.K. (according to the tax man).  Jules had one foot on a gallon drum of sports drink and was holding onto a yellow Peugeot bike; a pair of Bloc sunglasses perched on his head and he wore a Speedo one piece. Julian made…

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Tickets on sale now for the 220 Awards

The great and the good of the triathlon world will be descending on a venue in London in just a few days’ time for the star-studded event that is the annual 220 Triathlon Awards. What’s more, tickets are now on general sale, so if your triathlon club fancy a night to remember, you have the chance to join us! Advertisement The awards will be held on Saturday 9th April at Stratford Old Town Hall and…

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