PTO Collin's Cup recap; Travis Wood strong at Maine 70.3; Ben Elumbaugh win's NICA race at Magic Mountain; training volume and correlation to athletic performance; Louis Vuitton bike; nutrition value based on minutes of life gained/lossed.
- The PTO's Collin's Cup was held on a wet and windy day in Samorin, Slovakia. The Collin's Cup follows a match play format similar to golf's Ryder Cup: team captains select twelve athletes from their respective region to compete in head-to-head 'matches'. Each match had three professional athletes competing, and points were awarded based on finishing place and margin of victory. The result was an entertaining and highly televisable event that was ultimately won by the European contingent of athletes, with the USA in second, and International athletes in third. Boise's Jocelyn McCauley competed in the event, taking second in her match. A review of the event can be found here, and the full replay can be found here.
Our staff had a great weekend of racing:
- Travis Wood took 14th overall in 70.3 Maine on Sunday, with an overall finishing time of 3hr 44min.
- Ben Elumbaugh (mechanic at Tri Town) won the NICA mountain bike race at Magic Mountain in Kimberly, Idaho.
- Thousands of gravel riders will make their way to Sun Valley, Idaho this weekend for Rebecca's Private Idaho.
- The 70.3 World Championships is September 18th in St. George, Utah.
- Maple Valley 70.3 is September 19th in Washington.
- We will be hosting the annual Tri Swap the first weekend of October. Details to follow in the next couple weeks.