Looks like the 2011 Triathlon season has a lot to offer to the Triathlon community. After a disappointing decline in draft-legal races in North America over the past few years it looks like Triathlon is back BIGGER and stronger then ever! After the launch of Ironmans new Olympic distance race series 5150 I was in fear that the excitment of draft legal I.T.U racing would be dead and lost forever in North America.
Over the past few years’ I.T.U draft legal racing had taken a huge hit with the lost of World Cup’s and Contenttal Cup races across North America.
Draft legal Triathlon has taken a huge step forward with the return of one best races, The Edmonton I.T.U World Cup and also with the launch of the new U.S.A based draft legal series, The USA Triathlon Elite Race Series This series will consist of 6 full draft legal races across the United States. At this point three of the six races will be part of the International Triathlon Union Continental and Pan American Cup series.
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Other exciting Triathlon Series and I.T.U Draft Legal races include:
-Revolution3 Triathlon Series (Olympic/Half and full Iron distance)
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This past weekend I was lucky enough to be part of an amazing event. On Sunday May 09 2010 my self and 51,000 others participated in the 15th Annual Vancouver Sun Run. The day featured some of the fastest runner's in Canada, including Canadian Eric Gillis, Lucy Smith and up and coming Triathlete Paula Findlay.
The men's race came down to a three-person dual including the race winner Kip Kangogo, Eric Gillies and Willie Kimposop. The field stayed tightly together for the first 8km but then with just 1.5km to go Kip and Eric made their move to be crowned the winner. The race came down to the wire with Kip Kangogo taking the sprint and the win in a time of 29.02 just 3 seconds ahead of Gillis (29:05) and Willy Kimosop in 29:29.
Kip told reporters after the race that he " I had to psyche myself " for the finishing sprint. "I knew I could get [Gillies] with my kick."
That was just one story; by the end of the day there were 51,000 different stories that made the day unforgettable. Thank you to B.C Athletics, H.S.B.C and The Vancouver Sun and the hundreds of volunteers for putting on the event.
Can't wait till next year to be part of this amazing event :
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Junior Elite Fighting Koala's Triathlon Team.
Watch out cause this is truly how you buy speed.