The Tri Town Times: 11/8/21

The Tri Town Times: 11/8/21

Image: Adam Franklin racing Rebecca's Private Idaho

This week: Gustav Iden and Heather Jackson dominate Ironman Florida; NYC Marathon wrap up; setting priorities with Kipchoge; Igor Polyanski admits to doping at Tokyo Olympics.

Hi all,
Here is your weekly TT Times newsletter:
Weekend race report:

- Heather Jackson won Ironman Florida on the back of a strong bike/run combination. Local pro Jocelyn McCauley took 4th place overall despite a broken wrist. Gustav Iden, the reigning 70.3 World Champion, won the race in course record time in a close battle with Lionel Sanders.

- 30,000 people ran the NYC Marathon yesterday. Kenyans Peres Jepchirchir and Albert Korir won the women's and men's New York City Marathon. Jepchirchir is the first athlete to win NYC's marathon and Olympic gold medal in the same year.

- Molly Seidel, racing with two broken ribs (this is becoming a theme) managed to break the American record at NYC with a 2:24:42, taking 4th place.

Training thoughts and updates:
Last week I touched on setting priorities and living an intentionally simply life to help focus on what really matters to you. This article on Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest marathon runner of all time, is a fascinating dive into how he maintains simplicity in his life despite being one of the richest, most popular, and recognizable people in his home country.
Shop Ops:
Next week we'll be posting our fall/winter maintenance class schedule. We will host everything from flat tire changing classes to full bicycle tune up classes for road, triathlon, and mountain bikes. Stay posted.
Industry news:
Peleton freezes hiring due to a drop in sales, engagement, and share price.
Quote that struck a chord:
"He (Eliud Kipchoge) knows what it’s like to have nothing, or close to it, but now that he has everything, little has changed. For the vast majority of the year he lives a spartan life..." - Cathal Dennehy (see Kipchoge article above).
If you have a moment to spare:
Pro Russian triathlete Igor Polyanski has admitted to doping with EPO at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He will serve a 3 year ban (reduced from 4 years for admitting to the charges). Igor is the younger brother of pro triathlete Dmitry Polyanski. Both Igor and his brother have been decisive players on the international triathlon scene for the last 10+ years.
Have a great week!
Antonio Gonzalez
Tri Town Bicycles
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