Hot and brutal Ironman CDA; new competition pool in Boise clears major hurdle to development; Tour off to a crash-heavy start.
- Ironman Coeur d'Alene took place yesterday during a record setting heat wave. Despite the inferno, two course records were set with Carrie Lester of Australia winning the women's race in a time of 8hr 54min, and Sam Long taking the men's title with a time of 8hr 7min.
- On a day when finishing would be considered a victory, a few local athletes found another gear and rose to the top of their respective category. Leslie Babbel won her age group, and Denis Pyryev took top 5. Congrats to all competitors, regardless of the outcome, for competing on this exceptionally challenging day.
- July 10th: road racers from around the country will converge on Boise to compete in the popular and spectator friendly Twilight Criterium.
- July 25th: the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Oregon promises to be a fast course with a downriver swim and relatively flat bike/run.
- July 26th: the Tokyo Olympic Triathlon will take place on a familiar course that has been used for the Japanese national championships for 20 years.
- July 31st: Tokyo Olympic Mixed relay. The newly introduced mixed relay triathlon at the Tokyo Olympics will have each member on the team (two men and two women) swim 300m, 8k bike, and 2k run.
- July 31st: the popular Burley Spudman triathlon is a beginner-friendly Olympic distance with over 2,000 competitors.
- Our usual group swim at Quinn's Pond at 6pm is cancelled for today. Quinn's pond currently has an E. coli warning. We'll try again next Monday at Veteran's Pond- located about 1/2 mile downriver from Quinn's.
- A new competition pool in Boise has cleared a major hurdle. The new pool may be completed as early as next year, and will be located off of Federal Way, near Fred Meyer.