Sam Long wins first Ironman in Chattanooga; Lionel Sanders back in form with win at Augusta 70.3; Bekele 2 seconds off marathon world record time; Superleague season kicks off in Jersey; Speedplay purchased by Wahoo Fitness.
This is the week to drop off your used swim/bike/run gear to sell in our Tri Swap. All details can be found here
. The sale starts at 10am Saturday morning, so come early to grab the best deals.
Here is your weekly TT Times newsletter:
Weekend Race Report-
- 23 year old Sam Long continues a dominate season with his first full distance win at Ironman Chattanooga. His win came on the back of a course record bike split. Canadian Pro Angela Naeth took her 3rd Ironman title at the race.
- Lionel Sanders continues his return to top form after taking the majority of the 2019 to recover from a sacral fracture (caused by a low speed bike accident). His win at 70.3 Augusta this weekend is further proof that the old Lionel is back. Interestingly, he is currently not on the start list for the Ironman World Championships next weekend(?). Chelsea Sodaro took the women's title and continues to show promise after changing her focus from Olympic to 70.3 distance racing.
- Kenenisa Bekele won the Berlin Marathon yesterday in a Ethiopian sweep of the men's podium. Bekele missed the $50k bonus he would have received by breaking the marathon world record: his finishing time of 2:01:41 was only 2 seconds off the current marathon world record time (also set in Berlin).
Events We're Looking Forward To:
The Ironman World Championships is Saturday, October 12th. We'll be hosting a Kona Viewing Party
on race day- join us at the shop for a few minutes or even a few hours. We'll be providing coverage of the event along with Hawaiian themed food and beverages. Help us cheer on the seven locals and thousands of others competing at this historic event.
Training Thoughts and Updates-
As we head into the indoor trainer season, you may need a little motivation to get through the lonely indoor sessions: The Superleague Triathlon Series kicked off the 2019 season just in time, and I can't think of a more motivating race to watch while riding the trainer or rollers. Watch the women's race here
, and the men's race here
Gear That Caught Our Attention-
Quote that Struck a Chord-
"The task of a teacher is not to work for the pupil nor to oblige him to work, but to show him how to work." - Wanda Landowska
Have a great week!