Kona Thursday – 24 hour recap: Prep for Ironman World Championships

media60 Seconds in Kona! Today D3 athlete Brian Lambert hits the hot Hawaiian pavement for one last workout… Check out the video!

303’s Nicole Odell took an in-depth look at the Stryd running power meter, participating in a practice run Tuesday morning and then sitting in on a panel conference yesterday – check out her story on this revolutionary new device that is changing how athletes run, around the world.

Our Colorado Athletes in Kona series features our EIGHT D3 Multisport contenders!

Colorado’s favorite Honey Badger – Mary Beth Ellis – announced she is retiring, to “raise some honey badger cubs.”

303’s Khem Suthiwan continues to add Celebrity Selfies to her star-studded Facebook album – take a look!

Cobb Cycling held an event just for women, addressing the fine line between aggressive position and comfort… Cobb says you can have it all. 303’s Nicole Odell reports.

The Pro Panel opened with a “State of Ironman” address by Andrew Messick, who told us this year brings the largest field of women for Kona at 30%. This press event brought together pro athletes Daniela Ryf, Mirinda Carfrae, Julia Gajer, Heather Jackson, Melissa Hauschildt, Kaisa Lehtonen, Sebastian Kienle, Brent McMahon, Tim O’Donell, Andy Potts, and Tim Van Berkel. Check out the Facebook Live videos – lots of fun banter among the men: “I’ve missed him (Sebastian Kienle) all year. I’ve had to pay for my own dinners…” – Jan Frodeno. #bromance #IRONMAN

303 Ambassador Mercedes DiCarli was featured in the local media!

Photos have been added to our Facebook Race Week album, including stills from the pro panel, exclusive shots with Rinny from last night, and assembly of the finish line.

Training Peaks has made their pro bike split predictions – be sure to check this article, as it has lots of weather, wind and course info.

Be sure to read yesterday’s recap capturing the last week of pre-race activity!

Running with Power: Stryd wins Hype Foundation’s Global Innovation in Sport Competition

strydLast week in Rio, eight world finalists competed for the title of Most Innovative Sports Technology Company. They pitched their technologies to a panel of judges from Nike, Under Armour, Golden St. Warriors, and other leading brands. Stryd claimed the title and 100,000 Euro prize. Representing Stryd, Angus Nelson described the Stryd power meter, a wearable sensor and training system that improves running performance and training results.

This victory comes on the heels of Stryd’s recent announcement of their new product for runners and triathletes. Stryd shows runners which conditioning and form changes improve their efficiency (economy). It also helps runners control training intensity and pace themselves for maximal race-day performance. The Stryd training system includes power-based training plans developed with world-class coaches and physiologists.

Also in Rio, on August 18, Olympic athlete Ben Kanute used the new Stryd to monitor his performance and efficiency in the Olympic Triathlon event. Stryd is now collaborating with Ben and his coaches to analyze these data and plans to release findings when analysis is complete and stakeholders grant permission.