We're Thinking Worlds Already

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We're Thinking Worlds Already

After several weeks of solid results, we decided to tally up our Ironman Kona and Chattanooga 70.3 qualifiers. As of today, here is who we are sending:

Chattanooga 70.3 World Champs - September 9-10th

Emily Kratz (WI), Emily Rollins (TN), Elyse Gallagos (FL), Caitlin Glenn (OH), Lisa Roberts - pro (AZ), Mike Wien (GA), James Burke (WI), Jeanni Seymour -pro (CO), Bruce Gennari (TN), Scott Boylan (MD), Wendy Mader (GA), Meghan Fillnow (NC), Derk de Korver (CA), Steve Chapin (OR), Ellen Hart (CO), Laurence Delisle (CA), Helen Phipps (TX), Jackie Hering - pro (WI), Felicity Joyce (CA), Susanne Davis (CA), Craig Lanza (WI), Sam Mazer (WA), Tim Hola (CO)

KONA Ironman World Champs - October 14th

Emily Kratz (WI), Elyse Gallagos (FL), Wendy Mader (GA), Meghan Fillnow (NC), Derk de Korver (CA), Ellen Hart (CO), Kirill Kotsegarov - pro (EST), Susanne Davis (CA), Craig Lanza (WI), Sam Mazer (WA),  Tim Hola (CO)

*There are still several qualifying races available for more athletes to be added to these lists.

 

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Recent Results (5/20 - 6/4)

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Recent Results (5/20 - 6/4)

Two weeks ago, Chattanooga hosted its "test run" 70.3 before the World Championship race comes to town later this year. 

Jackie Hering (WI) took an impressive 3rd place in the pro field behind winner, Heather Jackson, and Olympian, Sarah True.

On the amateur side, Timex Multisport Team athletes, Bruce Gennari (TN) grabbed 1st place in his age group (M50-54), and Wendy Mader (GA) placed 9th in the W40-44 age group.

Factory Team athletes posted solid results as well: Billy Riley (5th M18-24), Jessica Knaus (14th F40-44), Heather Glynn (14th F35-39), and Christopher Bell (19th M30-34).

That same week also saw Kelly Fillnow (NC) place 8th in the women's pro field at Ironman Lanzarote. 

Last week, Jackie Hering (WI) put on a show for the folks at the Run Mad Town 1/2 Marathon, taking 1st place overall. In another running race, Ellen Hart (CO) won her age group at the infamous Bolder Boulder 10K!

This week played host to three 70.3 events - Raleigh, Victoria, and Hawaii 70.3.

In Raleigh, Caitlin Glenn (OH) finished 8th in the F25-29 age group. Factory Team athletes Sue Briers finished 2nd (F60-64) and Matt Davidson finished 7th (M40-44).

Out in Victoria, Lisa Roberts (AZ) finished the day in 4th place in the women's pro race. Justin Metzler (CO) had a solid showing with a 6th place finish in the men's race. 

Sam Mazer (WA) took home the win in the F30-34 age group, and Laurence Delisle (CA) grabbed 2nd in the F25-29 age group.

KC Kent of the Factory Team also had a great day, finishing 2nd in the F18-24 age group.

Sam Mazer showing off some fresh hardware.

Sam Mazer showing off some fresh hardware.

Factory Team athletes Jimi Young and Marc Castelanelli took on Hawaii 70.3, finishing 7th (M45-49) and 15th (M30-34) respectively.

This coming weekend is another big one with three large races: Madison 70.3, 70.3 Eagleman, and Ironman Boulder. 

 

 

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Wiivv Wearables Announced as the Official Insole of the 2017 Timex Multisport Team

Custom Fit 3D Manufacturing Footwear Leader Sponsors Longest-Running Triathlon Team in the World

VANCOUVER, Canada – June 1, 2017 – Wiivv Wearables Inc., a leader in custom-fit footwear and adaptive 3D manufacturing, has partnered with the Timex MultiSport Team for the 2017 season. Wiivv is supporting the esteemed global triathlon team financially and with Custom Fit 3D Printed Insoles for all of the athletes’ training, racing and recovery needs. The sponsorship kicked off at the Boulder Timex Team Training Camp in March where the athletes learned first-hand the benefits of Wiivv’s custom fit. The Timex Team debuted racing with Wiivv insoles at the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas.

The Timex Multisport Team consists of 50 triathletes ranging in backgrounds and abilities from full-time, professional athletes to elite age groupers and influential triathlon figures.  In 2017 the team will be racing at nearly 500 races worldwide across triathlon disciplines with the season culminating at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. As a part of the sponsorship, Wiivv is providing each team member with Full and ¾ Length Custom Fit Insoles and the Wiivv logo is prominent on the Timex Multisport Team athletes racing kits.

“We are very thankful to be working with Wiivv to support the team and our athletes this year,” said Tristan Brown, Timex Multisport Team Manager. “Our goal is to find partners that add true value to our athletes and the feedback from them using their Wiivv Custom Fit Insoles has been fantastic.”

At the Timex MultiSport Team Camp in March, the athletes learned about the company and products from co-founder Louis-Victor Jadavji and captured images for their first pairs of Custom Fit Insoles. During the training camp, Simon Whitfield, four-time Olympian and two-time Olympic medalist in triathlon delivered a keynote, sharing stories, training tips and insights into optimizing race day performance. Whitfield, an investor in Wiivv commented, “It is a perfect match – the legacy of the Timex Multisport Team with Wiivv’s innovative product offering. Triathletes are known as being early technology adopters and the Timex crew already has an edge heading into 2017.”

“We are honored to be able to help support such a diverse set of dedicated triathletes on the Timex Multisport Team,” shared Louis-Victor Jadavi, Wiivv Wearables Co-Founder. “It was very rewarding to meet each athlete at the Boulder Team camp and we are excited to provide support, literally and figuratively, to help each athlete reach their goals this year.”

ABOUT WIIVV

Wiivv is a bionics company that creates custom fit 3D printed insoles using body-perfect™ computer vision and image capture technology. Founded in the summer of 2014 by Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2016 honorees Shamil Hargovan and Louis-Victor Jadavji, Wiivv Custom Fit 3D Printed Insoles are accessible to everyone via a smartphone and available internationally. Wiivv uses advanced computer vision and biomechanics algorithms to promote better body alignment that enhances athletic performance and reduces fatigue.

The Wiivv team is comprised of industry leaders in 3D printing and wearable technologies from companies including Apple®, EA®, HP®, Google®, Nike® and 3D Systems®. Wiivv is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with a research and development / manufacturing facility in San Diego, California. Learn more at www.wivv.com.

ABOUT THE TIMEX MULTISPORT TEAM

Established in 2001, the Timex Multisport Team helped shape what the modern-day triathlon team looks like. Focused on supporting a range of athletes from full-time professionals, to elite age groupers, and consumer influencers, the Timex Multisport Team provides specific tools and management so athletes achieve the Team’s performance and marketing goals. Now in its 16th year, the Timex Multisport Team is the longest running triathlon program in the world. Learn more at timexteam.com

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Weekend Results - Jeanni Seymour Victor at 70.3 Monterrey

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Weekend Results - Jeanni Seymour Victor at 70.3 Monterrey

As the season comes into full swing, the events are starting to tick off. This past weekend we had several athletes competing at half Ironman events in Monterrey, Mexico, Santa Rosa, California, and Panama City Beach, Florida.

Jeanni Seymour took her second win of the season with a dominating performance at 70.3 Monterrey. With nearly a 5 minute margin of victory Jeanni claimed the title only a week after her stellar performance at St. George (2nd place). 

The top step!

The top step!

With the only athlete able to keep her off the top step in 2017 being the reigning 70.3 World Champion, Holly Lawrence, it's shaping up to be an incredibly interesting year for this young pro. Keep your eye on Jeanni. Her next events are still being planned out and Boulder 70.3 a sure thing in August.

After what seemed to be an eternity, we are excited to welcome Felicity Joyce back to racing. Accidents and injuries held her back for the past several seasons but in her first event back on the big stage, she pulled off 2nd place in the F35-39 age group at 70.3 Santa Rosa. Welcome back!

Felicity "Flick" Joyce, preparing for battle

Felicity "Flick" Joyce, preparing for battle

Sam Long (CO) also took on Santa Rosa's course, finishing 10th in the pro race. 

From the Timex Factory Team, Cristobal Heitmann finished 17th in the M30-34 age group and Christopher Morales also finished 17th in his M35-39 age group.

The popular race of the weekend was Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast. Here's the result rundown:

Elyse on the move!

Elyse on the move!

Elyse Gallegos (FL) - 1st F30-34

Mike Wien (GA) - 1st M65-69

Emily Rollins (TN) - 3rd F40-44 (Her husband Brad finished 6th in the M45-49 AG)

Helen Phipps (TX) - 2nd F40-44

Kyle Lehman (CO) - 13th M30-34

Helen Phipps running strong towards the finish

Helen Phipps running strong towards the finish

The Factory Team was also out in full force with the following great finishes:

Sue Briers (5th F60-64); Jenn Stanton (4th F30-34); Chris Fields (50th M40-44); John Bongiovanni (56 M40-44); Felix Chen (25th M30-34); Gabriel Serrao (36th M25-29); LaVonne Rembert (21st F45-49)

Jenn Stanton with an awesome race and some hardware to prove it.

Jenn Stanton with an awesome race and some hardware to prove it.

This coming weekend is another big one with the first of two 70.3 Chattanooga's, not the World Champs which will also be held in Chattanooga later this year. Stay tuned for more team results!

 

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Ironman 70.3 St. George (NA Pro Champs)

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Ironman 70.3 St. George (NA Pro Champs)

St. George, Utah used to host a full distance Ironman. It lasted for a year or two and then they got rid of it due to the course being just too dang hard for people! The rolling hills, cold morning water temps, and likely high winds made St. George one of the most honest triathlon courses out there. The 70.3 race simply cut that super tough Ironman course in half, maintaining an uber tough and honest course for the race now dubbed the North American Pro Championships.

Photo: @talbotcox

Photo: @talbotcox

Fresh off her victory at 70.3 Liuzhou, Jeanni Seymour (ZAF) came to St. George looking for some redemption from last year where she took a respectable 6th place. Jeanni is not the type to race for a respectable finish and had her eyes set on a top three podium spot. At the end of the day, a podium spot is just what she got, finishing runner up to the 2016 70.3 World Champion, Holly Lawrence, in a time of 4:15:12, including a race-best run split of 1:22:36.

Photo: @talbotcox

Photo: @talbotcox

Jackie Hering (WI) and Lisa Roberts (AZ) also finished in the top 10, going 6th and 7th respectively.

Traveller Hill, Jackie Hering, and Steve Chapin happy to be finished.

Traveller Hill, Jackie Hering, and Steve Chapin happy to be finished.

On the age group side:

Ellen Hart finished 2nd AG (5:22:25)

Steve Chapin took 7th AG (4:46:44)

Traveller Hill (4:55:27) and Adam Olson (4:40:32) finished 11th in their respective age groups.

Traveller Hill showing the pain. Photo: @talbotcox

Traveller Hill showing the pain. Photo: @talbotcox

The Timex Factory Team was also well represented at St. George with these seven finishes:

Kirk Lacko - 13th AG (5:12:40)

Marc Castelanelli - 53rd AG (5:30:37)

Emily Hansen - 29th AG (6:20:08)

Theresa Allison - 32nd AG (6:42:05)

Jane Piombo - 16th AG (6:40:10)

Jake Root - 151st AG (6:34:56)

Andy Nye - 85th AG (6:08:47)

 

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Ironman Texas - 4/24/17

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Ironman Texas - 4/24/17

Ironman Texas is notoriously a brutally hot and humid race (with the occasional downpour too). However, 2017 dished up near perfect conditions for the North American Ironman Championships. An early season race with high points and prize money for the pros, coupled with a large number of Kona qualifying spots, meant the Timex Team was well represented.

In the pro race, Kirill Kotsegarov (EST) put together an outstanding, sub-8 hour performance, joining the 7 Hour club with a 7:59:32. Kirill placed 5th overall.

Typically known for his speed at the 70.3 distance, Leon Griffin (AUS) put a solid Ironman together. Finishing in 8:04:04, Leon placed 7th.

Malindi Elmore (CAN) was playing catchup all day but finished off the race with a sub-3 hour marathon to find herself in 8th place. 

On the age group side, the team saw several podium finishes and 5 Kona qualifiers!

  • Derk De Korver (NLD) finished 3rd in the M30-34 AG with a 30 minute PR and a spot to Kona
  • Wendy Mader (GA) finished 3rd in the F40-44 AG and also grabbed a Kona slot
  • Scott Boylan (MD) completed his 15th Ironman, finishing 14th in the M60-64 AG
  • Craig Lanza (WI) secured his trip to Kona with a 4th place in the M45-49 AG
  • Susanne Davis (CA) is going back to Kona with her 3rd place performance in the F45-49 AG
  • Meghan Fillnow (NC) managed a 3rd place finish and a Kona qualifying spot in the F30-34 AG after nearly ending her race with a bike crash!
  • Emily Kratz (WI) finished 4th in the F35-39 AG but didn't need the Kona slot as she had one from last years IM Arizona
  • Luis Alvarez (MEX) finished another Ironman (no surprise here) but this time he was guiding a blind athlete, Marcos Velázquez. They finished 3rd place in PC division

Big congrats to all the participants and thanks to all our partners for helping make it all happen.

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Timex Camp - The Recap

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Timex Camp - The Recap

The 16th season is underway for the Timex Multisport Team, can you believe it!? After all these years, the Timex program is still alive and flourishing.

Team camp is a tradition dating back to nearly year one of the program. A unique weekend where all the athletes and partners get together. Dubbed a "training camp", camp is much less about training than it is about having fun, learning about the brands who support the team, and getting a sneak peak at the latest products from Timex. 

After the last two years in Tucson, Arizona, camp moved to the most natural destination for a triathlon team camp - Boulder. Take a look at what went down at camp 2017:

A big thanks to all of our partners who made this weekend one awesome experience. Two thumbs up to mother nature for providing us lovely weather. And an extra huge shout out to Shimano, who let us use their Louisville facility for our annual team awards dinner.

Look for Timex Multisport Team athletes racing at an event near you - they'll be hard to miss.

 

 

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Weekend Results - Jeanni wins 70.3 Liuzhou - 4/3/17

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Weekend Results - Jeanni wins 70.3 Liuzhou - 4/3/17

Before we could even get a recap up from Team Camp last week, Jeanni Seymour, Tim Hola, Susanne Davis, and Ellen Hart captured their first victory of the season.

Immediately after Timex Camp in Boulder, CO, Jeanni Seymour and Justin Metzler traveled to China for Liuzhou 70.3. Donning her brand new Castrelli team kit, Jeanni fought through a strong women's field, finishing her race with a race-best 1:17:15 half marathon and capturing her first win of the season. 

Justin finished a respectable 6th place in a fast men's field led by fellow Boulder resident, Tim Don.

Oceanside 70.3, the USA's 70.3 season opener, hosted several Timex athletes looking to get an early race under their belts. 

1st - Tim Hola (CO) - M40-44

1st - Susanne Davis (CA) - F45-49

6th - Jackie Hering (WI) - F PRO

9th - Malindi Elmore (CAN) - F PRO

14th - Sam Long (CO) - M PRO

6th - Derk Dekorver (CA) - M30-35

76th - Traveller Hill (NV) - M40-44 (Mechanical Issue)

 

At Galveston 70.3 in Texas, Kelly Fillnow (NC) came across the line 8th in the women's pro field.

Laurence Delisle (CA) captured both the F25-29 win and the overall age group title in a time of 4:31:32. Laurence was 11th overall including the pros.

 

 

In Hawaii, Ellen Hart (CO) secured her first win of the season in the F55-59 age group at Lavaman Tri.

Look for a full recap from our Team Camp in Boulder, Colorado soon!

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The New Trek Madone - First Impressions

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The New Trek Madone - First Impressions

Back in 2003, in the Lance era, Trek introduced their flagship race machine to the world, the Trek Madone. Named after the Col de la Madone, an infamous 12K climb in the French town of Menton, the Madone would soon become the most sought after bicycle on roads.

Over the next decade, the Madone would win multiple grand tours (not including the Lance "victories") and continued to evolve and re-shape what it meant to be a super bike.

Being a Wisconsin native, I have owned several Trek Madones in my day, including a Discovery Channel replica, circa 2006, and most recently a 2014 7 series. 2016 has marked the most unique changes to this historic race machine and I had to get my hands on one, for obvious reasons. Lucky for me, The Timex Team is fortunate to have a great partner in Trek, and that partnership afforded me the opportunity to get my hands on their new super bike - The Project one, Race Shop Limited H1 fit, OCLV 700 series carbon, Trek Madone.

It's been a little chilly here in Boulder, CO, but it warmed up just enough to take the new ride out for her maiden voyage. Here are some pictures and thoughts on Trek's new masterpiece.

The Madone's front end is the most notably unique part of bike. A proprietary bar/stem combo, proprietary headset cap and spacers, a completely redesigned fork with a unique steer tube, recessed brake, and last but not least, those wings!

The Vector Wings were a mystery to me - what did they do? After riding, even sprinting with the bike, it was clear that the wings don't really "engage" while riding. The wings are used to allow the front brake to be fully tucking into the frame for superior aerodynamics. When the bars are turned to a more extreme angle, the wings are engaged so the interior brake has somewhere to go - pushing the wings outwards.

The integration and cleanliness of the front end is unmatched by anything else on the market. Literally the only visible cable housing, or cable for that matter, is the inch-worth of cable housing visible from the opening on the non-drive side headset cap - that's it!

I'm a pretty flexible rider and after a professional bike fit it was clear I could get away with no additional spacers between the headset cap and the stem. For those needing a bit more height in the front end, Trek provides you with plenty of spacers so you can dial in your perfect height. Also something to note is the built in 5mm spacer on the top of the bar/stem. As most know, it is industry standard to have at least a 5mm spacer on top of your stem when you have a carbon steer tube. With the Madone stem, that spacer is built in so the top cap can sit flush on top of the stem, rather than have an ugly spacer on top - makes your bike look so much cleaner.

More integration is seen with the internal Control Center. I am running Di2 so this control center holds a 5-Port junction box where all the e-tube wires come together. The junction box is also the battery charging location and is easily accessible without a single tool. The Di2 micro trim button is also accessible for micro adjustments on the fly.

The integrated seat post has a unique dual tightening system. It seems to be aerodynamic and is very accessible when needing to adjust - no odd, tight angles to maneuver. The seat rail clamp is one of my favorite features of the bike. You torque the rails down to specification and then rotate the seat-mast topper to fine tune the adjustment. All in all, it is super easy to adjust your seat to the proper position, and once you have the position you want, it tightens down and doesn't budge.

Stealing technology from the Domane and Boone range, the Madone also features the IsoSpeed decoupler. I can't say I feel any movement down there when riding, but I think that's the point. You know it's soaking up some of those bumps, but your power transfer isn't effected one bit. I can say the front end is a lot less forgiving than the rear end - must be the IsoSpeed. 

If you have a Trek Speed Concept, these Madone brakes will seem very familiar. They are both direct-mount and center-pull which equates to lots of braking power. They are also extremely easy to adjust with two micro adjustment screws on either side. They don't seem to have the same power that a traditional Shimano Dura Ace direct-mount brake would have, and they are a bit heavier, but once you swing a leg over the bike it's clear the brakes work, and work well. Some of Trek's competitors can't say the same with their integrated aero brakes - I'll take the tad bit heavier brakes any day of the week.

My new Madone only has about 70 miles on it so far, but I've got to say, it's easily the best bike I've ever ridden. Weighing in at just about 15.5lbs as show, it's light, fast and stiff. Coming from riding other aero bikes from a few different manufacturers, it's clear to me that Trek has taken everything one step further. This truly is a super bike. 


Rider: 5'11" (155lbs)

Frame: Trek Madone H1 Size 56 (Nude Carbon Matte Finish)

Bar/Stem: Bontrager 110mm stem with 42cm wide bars

Groupset: Shimano Dura Ace 9070 Di2

Crank: Shimano Dura Ace 172.5 (53/39)

Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 11/28

Chain: ICE Technologies - Shimano Dura Ace (Ultegra chain shown)

Bar Tape: Shimano PRO

Bottle Cages: Shimano PRO Carbon

Wheels: Bontrager Carbon Aeolus D3

Tires: Continental GP 4000s ii


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Ironman Arizona - Closing out the North American Season

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Ironman Arizona - Closing out the North American Season

Ironman Arizona marks the end of the North American Ironman season. Because it' the last domestic chance of the year to secure major pro Kona points and the last chance of the year for age groupers to punch their ticket for KONA 2017, AZ is naturally a heavily contested event. The big news from AZ this year was Lionel Sanders' record breaking 7:44:29 Ironman finish, but Timex athletes also captures some solid attention.

Sam Long (CO) finished 15th in his first professional Ironman race. Sam, has been focusing on the 70.3 distance much of the year, but is a full distance athlete at heart. His finishing time was 8:29:07.

Emily Kratz (WI) had a dominating performance in AZ. Finishing in 9:46:30, she managed to not only capture the F35-39 title, but also crossed the line as 1st AG female finisher! There are rumors that this time was the second fastest female amateur time recorded at IM AZ, ever.

Emily Kratz at Team Camp in Tucson 

Emily Kratz at Team Camp in Tucson 

Craig Lanza (WI) finished his 26th Ironman and placed 10th in the M45-49 age group in a time of 9:43:28.

Luis Alvarez (MEX) finished his 138th Ironman in Arizona with one more to go for the 2016 season - his home town race of Ironman Cozumel. 

353 Ironman finishes between these two guys!

353 Ironman finishes between these two guys!

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Dominating performances at 70.3 Xiamen - Jeanni Seymour Victory!

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Dominating performances at 70.3 Xiamen - Jeanni Seymour Victory!

Jeanni Seymour continued her winning ways with another dominating performance at the inaugural 70.3 Xiamen in China. 

leading from start to finish, Jeanni surprised no one with another near-10 minute margin of victory over Sarah Piampiano and fellow teammate Lisa Roberts (3rd in 4:36:12). This young but seasoned pro has definitely put herself on the map.

Read the Witsup.com race recap HERE

In the men's race, Justin Metzler grabbed a much deserved podium spot with a 3rd place finish behind Josh Amberger and Tim Don.

Timex athletes grabbed three of the six podium spots at 70.3 Xaimen!

Out in Miami, Ellen Hart and Mike Wien took on Miami Man Tri and DU.

Ellen, took the OVERALL female win and second overall including the men in the 1/2 Iron Duathlon in a time of 4:20:39!

Mike Wien grabbed 1st in his age group at the USAT Long Course National Championship Tri.

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Ironman Florida - Back to KONA for three

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Ironman Florida - Back to KONA for three

The Timex Team nearly had three overall Ironman wins in two weeks! With Sam Mazer and Jeanni Seymour taking wins at IM Los Cabos and 70.3 Austin, it was Tim Hola's turn at IM Florida.

Tim Hola (CO) lead Ironman Florida, in Panama City Beach, from start to near finish. First out of the water in 53:29 and first off the bike with a 4:40:42 split, Tim lead all the way until mile 25 of the run until eventual winner, Jack McAfee, passed him. A tough loss for Tim, but an amazing performance! The silver lining was a 1st in his age group and a ticket to KONA 2017. 

Tim Hola holding an average pace of 7:11/mile to finish IMFL in 8:48:57

Tim Hola holding an average pace of 7:11/mile to finish IMFL in 8:48:57

Fresh off her Kona debut, Elyse Gallegos (FL) decided to give IM Florida a go to test her recovery and see what was possible. With a stellar performance, it's clear Elyse can handle the tough task of two Ironmans in one month. Finishing in 10:25 flat, Elyse grabbed first in the F25-29 age group and 7th female overall! Only a month after Kona, she's punched her ticket again.

Elyse is Going, Going, Back, Back, to KONA, KONA!

Elyse is Going, Going, Back, Back, to KONA, KONA!

The third victory in Florida came in the form of Deanna Newman (AL) of the Timex Factory Team. With a finish time of 10:17:40, Deanna grabbed the F45-49 age group win and finished 6th overall! 

Deanna Newman in full stride

Deanna Newman in full stride

Shannon Coates (OR) also had a great return to Florida. The former FSU runner turned triathlete finished 6th in the F30-34 age group in a time of 10:46:59.

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Weekend Results - Timex Multisport Team

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Weekend Results - Timex Multisport Team

Kona may be over, but the racing sure isn't!

There were many great performances over the weekend including two overall wins!

First up was Jeanni Seymore at Austin 70.3. Due to heavy fog in the morning, the swim was first delayed by two hours and eventually canceled, turning the event into a time trial start, bike-run. A strong bike leg positioning her within the top three and once on the run, no one could match her pace. Jeanni won with a 10 minute margin of victory! This marks her first win of the season and defends her 2015 Austin 70.3 title.

Sam Long and Ellen Hart also took to the start line in Austin. Sam finished 7th behind some of the greats in the sport, while Ellen grabbed 1st in her age group.

Sam Mazer is your 2016 Ironman Los Cabos female champion! With over 20 minutes to spare, Sam crossed the finish line first in a time of 10:58:27 to claim the title. Needless to say, this qualifies her for Kona next year. 

Also in Los Cabos for the weekend, Justin Metzler finished 9th in the 70.3 distance race.

After three days of unique and fast racing in the Bahamas, Leon Griffin found himself in 6th place at the ultra competitive, Island House Triathlon. The event hosted 40 of some of the worlds best triathletes from multiple distance specialties. Times were cumulative from all the days events which included individual time trails, 5k runs, and finally a sprint triathlon to close out the finals.

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2016 KONA Results

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2016 KONA Results

We had an impressive, 100% finish rate for the 18 Timex Multisport Team athletes who competed in Kona.

Here are the final results for the team:

Congratulations to all the finishers and a special shout out to Lisa Roberts on her top 20 Pro result, James Burke on 4th in the M35-39 age group (9th amateur overall), and Ellen Hart for 2nd in the F55-59 age group.

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ITU Long Course Worlds & Mr. XTERRA 2016, Marcus Barton of the Timex Factory Team

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ITU Long Course Worlds & Mr. XTERRA 2016, Marcus Barton of the Timex Factory Team

The ITU Long Course World Championships were held in Oklahoma City on Saturday. The Long Course distance consists of a 4K swim, 120K bike, and 30K run. Team USA had an incredible showing with 12 age group world titles and of those athletes, two were from the Timex Team! Tim Hola captured the M40-44 title while Ellen Hart brought home the win in the F55-59 age group! Congratulations to our newly minted Long Course World Champions!

A USA sweep in the 40-44 age group - Tim Hola on the top step

A USA sweep in the 40-44 age group - Tim Hola on the top step

Once a year, the Xterra community selects a single athlete that embodies the spirit of the sport. This year, Marcus Barton, of the Timex Factory Team, was selected as Mr. Xterra! Here is a great tribute video:

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Vegas - Interbike 2016

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Vegas - Interbike 2016

InterBike, the biggest bike show in North America, converged on Las Vegas this week. The Team Sports crew flew out for meetings and to walk the show and here are a few things that caught our eye.

Stages gave Trek and Timex a little love at the show

Stages gave Trek and Timex a little love at the show

Ahhh yes. 

Ahhh yes. 

Shimano's first Boa equipped shoe, the S-PHYRE (Available in Yellow, Blue, Black, and White). 

Shimano's first Boa equipped shoe, the S-PHYRE (Available in Yellow, Blue, Black, and White). 

Bollé's "The One" helmet gets several new colors for '17

Bollé's "The One" helmet gets several new colors for '17

Probably the coolest product of the show - The new Stages Dash. Nearly unlimited display options and metrics, easy Stages calibration tools, split screen displays so you can toggle through screens while keeping a few metrics locked on another side of the screen, works with other power meters, and landscape mode are just a few of the many features.

Skratch Labs' new Endurance Recovery Mix - Made with real ingredients like whole milk (No protein isolate stuff), and real flavoring from vanilla beans, chocolate, and coffee. YUM!

Skratch Labs' new Endurance Recovery Mix - Made with real ingredients like whole milk (No protein isolate stuff), and real flavoring from vanilla beans, chocolate, and coffee. YUM!

This bike was just HOT. Alchemy is a small hand-made bike brand from Colorado and they recently entered the mountain bike world with this beauty. The frame and shock alone retail for well over $3,000.

This bike was just HOT. Alchemy is a small hand-made bike brand from Colorado and they recently entered the mountain bike world with this beauty. The frame and shock alone retail for well over $3,000.

Cross Vegas is always a draw for people coming to Interbike. But this year it was an even larger event. For the first time, the USA's biggest cross race was given UCI World Cup status, meaning many of the worlds best came out to race under the lights of Vegas.

Trek's new team, Telenet, had a large contingent of athletes racing.

Trek's new team, Telenet, had a large contingent of athletes racing.

Cross Vegas is no doubt the most unique World Cup event on the circuit. The men's pro race started at 9pm and much of the course is on near perfect grass.

Cross Vegas is no doubt the most unique World Cup event on the circuit. The men's pro race started at 9pm and much of the course is on near perfect grass.

Former Timex Team athlete, Cassie Maximenko, raced in the women's pro race and had a solid night despite being hit by a truck only a few weeks earlier.

Former Timex Team athlete, Cassie Maximenko, raced in the women's pro race and had a solid night despite being hit by a truck only a few weeks earlier.

World Champion, Wout Van Aert, crashed early in the race and looked to be out of contention. After successfully bridging back to the lead group, he proved why he wears the world champ colors by leaving the rest of the field in the dust to take the win.   

World Champion, Wout Van Aert, crashed early in the race and looked to be out of contention. After successfully bridging back to the lead group, he proved why he wears the world champ colors by leaving the rest of the field in the dust to take the win.   

That's a wrap from Vegas. The triathlon world was not that well represented at Interbike so we look forward to seeing much more new stuff in Kona!

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