• Aquathlon on Steroids: ÖTILLÖ-inspired SwimRun comes to U.S.

    Submitted by 303Triathlon on January 8th, 2016

    From Slowtwitch:

    Portland, Maine will host the first ÖTILLÖ SwimRun-inspired event in North America, so you best organize a teammate, swim paddles and pull buoys.
    ”SwimRun has had an explosive growth in Scandinavia and Europe over the past few years. From the humble beginnings in the Swedish archipelago 10 years ago, there are now thousands of participants and over 50 races in Sweden annually.” said Jonas Colting, 3-time winner of ÖTILLÖ and the only person to complete in all ten editions of the SwimRun World Championships.
    Consisting of multiple alternating swim and overland running legs (island roads, trails, and shoreline scrambles) between 8 islands in Portland’s spectacular Casco Bay, this adventure will test competitors with run legs across nearly 10 miles of varied island terrain and a combined 4 miles of open water swimming… Read more

    • Tri Coach Tuesday: D3 Coaches Suggest Resolution Solutions

      Submitted by 303Triathlon on January 5th, 2016

      Do you make resolutions going into the new year? So many of us do.

      The coaches at D3 Multisport, have some great suggestions on how to make training and racing resolutions healthy, realistic and attainable.

      Start the new year strong and keep it that way all year.

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      • Tri Hearter: 303 plays matchmaker for Athletes in Tandem, Rinny

        Submitted by 303Triathlon on January 5th, 2016

        By Bill Plock

        When I opened my Facebook feed this morning the first thing I saw was P.J. Snyder’s year in review. He thanked founder and Executive Director Dennis Vandeerheiden of Athletes in Tandem (AIT) for making half of his great moments in 2015. P.J. has Angelman’s syndrome and Dennis has pulled P.J. across the finish line in many triathlons.

        It’s this spirit of giving that attracted Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae to want to help AIT. She was looking for a local charity to support along with her sponsor, New Balance. 303Triathlon.com recommended a couple organizations for her to contemplate and she chose Athletes in Tandem. . . Read more

        • National Challenge Competition Swim Session Results

          Submitted by Nicole Odell on January 5th, 2016

          On Dec 31st the USA Triathlon’s National Challenge Competition Swim session ended, so we checked in to see how the three registered clubs from Colorado were faring. Read more

          • LifeTime Fitness January 3rd Indoor Triathlons Sell Out

            Submitted by Nicole Odell on January 4th, 2016

            January 3, 2015 and I’m up at 5:45 on a Sunday morning to put myself through an hour of torture. Why? Why not?! It was LifeTime Fitness’ Commitment Day, and indoor triathlons (and other endurance events at some locations) were held around the country to get new and experienced triathletes excited about a new year and new goals. In Colorado, events were held in Parker, Westminster, and Colorado Springs, and all three locations were sold out. Read more