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In Today’s Show
- Endurance News – Mike Reilly CMO at TriDot, Lionel Sanders Performance Insights
- What’s new in the 303 – Mad Gravel, Colorado Triathlon, IM Boulder 70.3
- Coaching Tip of the Week – Race Rehearsal
- Video of the Week – WTCS Cagliari Recap
Famed announcer Mike Reilly joins TriDot as “Chief Motivation Officer”
May 31, 2023
Mike’s iconic voice will celebrate and encourage triathletes as they train with the TriDot training app.
DALLAS, TX – May 31, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Famed IRONMAN and endurance sports announcer, Mike Reilly, has joined TriDot, the leading triathlon training platform that uses advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence to optimize training for athletes and coaches. As the official “Chief Motivation Officer” of TriDot, Reilly will inspire and motivate athletes throughout their entire training experience within the TriDot training application.
Mike Reilly, for more than 35 years, has been an iconic figure in endurance sports, known as a Podcast Host, Author, and most notably, the “Voice of IRONMAN.” He is a member of the prestigious IRONMAN Hall of Fame, the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, and the Running USA Hall of Champions. Having announced 214 IRONMAN races, Reilly’s famous call of “You are an IRONMAN!” has motivated and inspired over half a million triathletes worldwide.
“I am excited to collaborate with TriDot, an organization that shares my passion for guiding athletes to overcome challenges and reach their full potential in endurance sports,” said Reilly. “Together, we will continue to motivate and empower the thousands of athletes who rely on TriDot’s cutting-edge technology. Helping athletes enhance their performance and triumph on race day is my true calling, and I look forward to working with TriDot to achieve this shared goal.”
TriDot delivers Optimized Triathlon Training® powered by data & artificial intelligence that produces better results in less time. It can be used with or without a coach and has subscription levels to fit any budget. Embraced by tens of thousands of athletes of all levels and hundreds of coaches worldwide, including elite coaches like Mark Allen (6x IRONMAN World Champion), Michellie Jones (Olympic Silver Medalist and IRONMAN World Champion), and Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae (3x IRONMAN World Champion), TriDot is the result of over 18 years of ongoing research and development and with patents-pending technology that is unparalleled in the training industry.
“Mike has had such an impact on the sport of triathlon over his storied career, and we’re honored to have him, and his legendary voice, integrated into the TriDot app,” says Jeff Booher, CEO of Predictive Fitness, creator of TriDot. “Our athletes will love the encouragement and motivation he delivers as they strive to conquer their unique goals and strive to be their best.”
On related news, RunDot, Predictive Fitness’s running platform has 2200 athletes after 2 weeks.
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WTCS Cagliari 2023 results: Alex Yee gets off the deck to beat Wilde in a THRILLER
By Tomos Land
Alex Yee proved beyond reasonable doubt that he is the man to beat this season, after taking down rival Hayden Wilde in the last straight of the run to win a thrilling battle at WTCS Cagliari in Sardinia.
First the British superstar had to overcome a blip right at the start as he fell to his knees on the beach before rising to play catchup.
Yee and Wilde, who seemed to be joined by the hip after exiting the water side by side and spending the majority of the bike ride together, were inseparable throughout the first three laps of the run, before Yee eventually got the better of the Kiwi in a sprint to the line.
Defending world champion Leo Bergere of France got back on a podium with third, as Les Bleus swept 3-4-5 with Pierre Le Corre and Dorian Coninx enjoying strong races.
Swim – Dévay leads the way
Over the course of a choppy sea swim off the coast of Sardinia, the men’s race didn’t follow the same script as the women’s competition just hours earlier, with the majority of the field coming out of the water within touching distance.
Over the first lap, Frenchman Dorian Coninx led the way, with the South African duo of Henri Schoeman and Jamie Riddle hot on his heels coming out for the Australian exit at halfway. Hungarian athlete Márk Dévay, a former World Aquathlon champion, was also up there, as was WTCS leader heading into today, Vasco Vilaca.
By the end of the swim, things where more of the same at the front, with Dévay keeping things honest as he lead out of the water, with Riddle, Schoeman, Coninx, Vilaca and a number of others close by. Most importantly, Alex Yee and Hayden Wilde, two of the pre-race favourites, were just +0:15 down out of the water and in perfect position.
Further back, Olympic champion Kristian Blummenfelt was just over half a minute behind at the back of the second group, with compatriot Gustav Iden ten seconds further back at +0:47 and Richard Murray of the Netherlands the last out of the water a minute down after Spaniard Mario Mola withdrew.
Bike – Blummenfelt left stranded
Out of transition, there was a mad scramble to make the front pack, as two dozen athletes, including Wilde, made it into the front pack, with the second group featuring the likes of Blummenfelt. The chase pack, sensing danger, worked hard over the first lap to close the gap, but was unable to, with the gap then quickly blowing out.
After three laps, the gap was well over half a minute, with Wilde drilling the pace at the front of the lead group, as the chase group struggled to make back any time despite featuring the firepower of the likes of Blummenfelt and Swiss Simon Westermann, who on multiple occasions tried to drag the chasers along.
By halfway, the gap was up to +0:50 with the front pack showing no signs of slowing, as Belgian Martin Van Riel, returning from a long period out with injury, returned to the front of a WTCS bike pack for the first time in close to a year.
Off the bike, the gap back to Blummenfelt and the rest of the chase pack was +1:15, with the front pack, thanks to the hard work of the likes of Van Riel and Wilde, enjoying a comfortable buffer coming into transition.
WTCS Cagliari 2023 Results
Saturday May 27 2023 – ELITE MEN
1.5km / 38k / 10k
1. Alex Yee (GBR) – 1:36:28
2. Hayden Wilde (NZL) – 1:36:33
3. Leo Bergere (FRA) – 1:37:04
4. Dorian Coninx (FRA) – 1:37:15
5. Pierre Le Corre (FRA) – 1:37:21
6. Jonas Schomburg (GER) – 1:37:39
7. Csongor Lehmann (HUN) – 1:37:52
8. Vasco Vilaca (POR) – 1:37:58
9. Kenji Nener (JPN) – 1:38:00
10. Lasse Lührs (GER) – 1:38:04
WTCS Cagliari 2022 results: Classy win for Georgia Taylor-Brown
By Helen Gorman
8 Oct 2022
Georgia Taylor-Brown added another WTCS win in Cagliari on Saturday to extend her lead in the 2022 Series.
Taylor Knibb had the extra factor on the bike, which dictated the outcome of the race in Sardinia, Italy.
Taylor-Brown benefited from Knibb’s hard work and then used her superior run strength to secure her third WTCS win of the season and extended her lead in the overall Series.
Knibb was rewarded with bronze as Beth Potter and Cassandre Beaugrand found themselves on the wrong side of the beak and too far back to factor in the medal positions.
Georgia Taylor-Brown WTCS Cagliari 2022
Photo Credit: World Triathlon
Swim – Lopes leads the way
The beach run into the water split athletes up immediately. Beaugrand ran, dived and swam away from the rest in the choppy sea before Maya Kingma and Vittoria Lopes took over, particularly on the second lap.
Lopes was first to hit the timing mat after 1500m in 19:39 while Summer Rappaport, Beaugrand, Kingma and Sophie Coldwell and just about everybody else except Taylor Knibb, were bunched up with her. Potter and Taylor-Brown were 9th and 10th out, but there was really nothing separating them as they all burst into transition.
Bike – All aboard the Knibb train
The short transition was executed cleanly and quickly by everyone and a huge bunch left transition. The pace looked to be on from the start, but Knibb overcame a 30-second deficit from the swim and caught them by the third of 10 laps.
She hit the front, blew the pack apart on the fourth lap and it was a rare moment that she wasn’t on the front for the rest of the cycle leg. The British trio of Taylor-Brown, Coldwell and Waugh rode in the front group of 11 athletes, but Potter and Beaugrand were dropped.
By the time the leaders hit T2, the group had put 1 min 44 seconds into the chase group, which contained Potter and Beaugrand.
Run – GTB takes control
The group of 11 leaders were separated by no more than a second coming into transition, but it wasn’t long before Taylor-Brown hit the front along with Knibb and Emma Lombardi.
By the third of four laps, Taylor-Brown hit the front and stayed there to cross the line in front to claim another excellent victory in 2022.
She said: “I just tried to run my own race and tried to stay in contact with that bike group. Taylor made it really hard but it worked in our favour because we got a really good gap.
“I forgot how hard she rides, but it’s good, she really gets the group going and we’re all trying to hang on to her wheel.
“I started speaking to the girls on the first two laps (of the run), ‘lets work together because this could be the podium.’”
On extending her Series lead over Flora Duffy, who wasn’t there today, she said: “It’s all going to come down to Abu Dhabi now.”
Lombardi was delighted to win silver, her first ever WTCS medal, she said: “I’m really enjoying racing against the best in the world, it’s fantastic.”
Beaugrand ran up to eighth place and moved in to third position overall in the Series. Potter finished 10th, which moves her down one place to fourth in the Series.
WTCS Cagliari 2022 Results
Saturday October 8 2022 – ELITE WOMEN
1.5km / 38k / 10k
1. Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR), 1:47:42
2. Emma Lombardi (FRA), 1:47:54
3. Taylor Knibb (USA), 1:47:58
4. Taylor Spivey (USA), 1:48:32
5. Miriam Casillas García (ESP), 1:48:35
6. Kirsten Kasper (USA), 1:48:46
7. Sophie Coldwell (GBR), 1:48:56
8. Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA), 1:49:00
9. Maya Kingma (NED), 1:49:11
10. Beth Potter (GBR), 1:49:28
What’s New in the 303:
Mad Gravel https://madgravel.com/hemi/
About Mad Gravel
Mad Gravel is a creation of Rattler Racing. This was the third annual Mad Gravel Cycling Festival at the McNeil Ranch at Peaceful Valley in Elbert County over Memorial Day weekend 2023. Hosting mountain bike, gravel and cyclo-cross races since 2015 throughout Colorado.
McNeil Ranch at Peaceful Valley is in a scenic and unique part of Colorado. It was an easy decision for us to bring a gravel festival to the area and offer up a 3 epic days of events. Saturday gravel circuit and 3 epic Hemi course options on Sunday, all on 100% gravel! On the mountain bike side, we’re bringing a classic XC race on Monday and adding a fast short track race on Saturday. We’re excited to be hosting Mad Gravel again in 2023. Please be sure to contact us about any questions you have about the event.
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