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Ocean Runner: Sharon Keith

Perfecting the mechanics of the run sounds easier to do that it is. Ocean Running was a blessing. I could initially work on form without worrying if I was doing it right or not. I can't see what I'm doing while running, but the coaches can. They keep a watchful eye on everyone's form. …

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Fernanda Keller

For many people Fernanda Keller is the legendary Brazilian triathlete who raced Ironman Hawaii 24 times, finished in the top three six times, won Ironman Brazil 5 times, and competed in hundreds more ironmans and triathlons around the world. For others Fernanda Keller is the athlete we see on the media. She is always swimming, cycling and running with colorful feminine clothes, wearing earrings, rings and other accessories, which is rare to see when you watch women competing in triathlon.…

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Davide Giardini

A few months ago, I was hanging out with a few friends, and I heard two guys talking about Davide. The conversation goes like this: – Hey, I heard that Davide is a pro triathlete now. – Yes! And he is getting fast! – But when he lived in Hawaii, he used to surf a lot, right? – Yes! Surf, windsurf, kite surf…But now he is living in Boulder, and he is super serious about triathlon. He is already beating…

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How to change a flat tire

Learn how to change a bike flat tire, and don’t be afraid of using a CO2 cartridge. Beginners don’t need to be intimidated to change your own flat. It is simple and easy…you can do it yourself!…

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Paul Ambrose

During my Memorial weekend in Boulder, CO, I had the chance to catch up with Paul Ambrose, a multiple ironman champion from Sydney, Australia. Like most of the Aussie triathletes I have met, Paul is a free spirited triathlete who is passionate about training, racing hard and hanging out at coffee shops sharing good times. For a lot of us amateur triathletes, it seems very glamorous to be a pro triathlete. However, our fun experience training and racing is very…

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Lavaman Triathlon 2015

This past Sunday I crossed the finish line for the fifth time in one of my favorite Olympic distance triathlon races, the Lavaman Triathlon, in Waikoloa, on the Big Island. The first time I raced Lavaman was in 2007, and for some crazy reason Tim decided to sign me up as an elite athlete. It was the first time I had such a small number in my arm, and also the first time I racked my little bike next to…

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Raul Boca

Raul made an impression on me from the very first time I met him (for the record he doesn’t remember – oh well!). It was back in 1997, when my godmother, Reca, invited me to live the life of my dreams for six months. I surfed, I played, I learned English, and I fell in love with Hawaii. One night when we were leaving a restaurant, Reca saw her old friends, Raul and Hina, standing outside. They told Reca that…

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