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Is BiSaddle Having its Moment?

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The visuals, functionality, and the recognition of a need have conspired to give this saddle its moment.

Team Charles-Barclay Embracing the Great Indoors

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3-time Kona runner-up Lucy Charles-Barclay takes us into her virtual world.

IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships Postponed

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Kona to move to February 2021; date not determined for Taupo.

Watts Up in Watopia This Week? Our New Zwift Preview Article

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We're not just previewing our own events: find the exact group ride, race, or run you're looking for.

The Impossible Route

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â€oeThis was objectively the hardest thing I have ever done,” said The Vegan Cyclist, and I would be shocked if it weren't.

Lezyne Lights Part Deux

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…In which we talk about the â€oesmart” parts.

Unboxing the FSA PowerBox Carbon

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We get our hands on the latest power meter from FSA, made in conjunction with Power2Max. It uses hollow carbon arms, mated to a +/-2% accuracy power measuring device.

Life of Tri Podcast: Delly Carr – triathlon’s photo ninja

Triathlon Magazine Canada 3 days 12 hours ago

Australia’s Delly Carr is renowned as one of the sport’s premier photographers. Whether it’s the Olympic games, World Triathlon Series events or the Ironman, Carr’s photos capture the drama and spirit of the event like no others.

Photo: Delly Carr Facebook.

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Carr shot his first triathlon in 1988 and has been the lead photographer for the ITU since 1994. We’ve used many of his photos over the years, including this shot of Tyler Mislawchuk winning last year’s Tokyo Test Event.

 

Tyler Mislawchuk celebrates the win at the ITU World Triathlon Olympic Test Event in Tokyo. Photo: ITU Media | Delly Carr

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Ultraman world champion challenges triathletes to Epic Day

Triathlon Magazine Canada 3 days 15 hours ago

Jordan Bryden, the current Ultraman world champion, is taking it to the basements, garages, and pain caves all across Canada and the world this June 6th in his inaugural “Solitary Confinement Epic Ride Challenge.”

Jordan Bryden on his way to the win at the 2017 Ultra 520K Canada

Participants will be given the choice to see how many laps of the Zwift Virtual Reality course called Tempus Fugit in either a twelve or twenty-hour hour period.

Bryden’s event is designed to reunite the ultra cycling and triathlon communities in a novel and challenging way, while giving athletes who have never tried an ultra-endurance event the opportunity to experience “going long” in a safe, social and supportive environment.

“I would really like to connect with the ultra community and use my position as a graphic designer to provide athletes the incentive to pursue an endurance goal at a time where finisher medals are not an option,” Bryden says.

An additional incentive for riders are the jerseys (real, not virtual) on offer. There will be different jerseys you can earn based on the distance you complete, as well as special jerseys for the sprint winner and overall winner of the Solitary Confinement Ride.

More information on the event can be found at www.stayrelentless.com

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2020 Barrelman Triathlon cancelled

Triathlon Magazine Canada 3 days 16 hours ago

Sad news for Canadian triathletes today from Multisport Canada – the 2020 Barrelman triathlon has been cancelled.

No time to enjoy the view of the falls for the runner from the Edge Triathlon relay team at the 2019 Barrelman Triathlon. Photo: Kevin Mackinnon

Many Ontario athletes were waiting anxiously to see if this race would happen in 2020 – hopeful that a local, half-distance race might be a possibility in September.

Unfortunately the reality of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is making it less and less likely that we’ll see any sort of triathlon racing here in Canada in 2020. Today John Salt and the rest of the Multisport organizing team distributed the following message:

This is the email I didn’t want to write. With heavy heart, but clear mind, I am cancelling the 2020 edition of Barrelman. The race will return in 2021.

I made the decision to cancel the race after consulting with everyone involved in the planning and delivery of Barrelman. Athletes, medical professionals, EMS workers, sponsors, local officials, volunteer committees, and our safety team all agree. Proceeding with the race would mean unnecessarily and recklessly jeopardizing the health of more than 3000 athletes, family members, volunteers, race staff, police and EMS professionals, not to mention all those working locally in the hospitality industry who have made us feel so welcome in Welland and Niagara these past 5 years.

This is a risk I am simply not willing to take. We take our responsibilities as race organizers very seriously and have built a brand synonymous with its customer experience. Safety is the foundation of that experience; we cannot and will not undermine it. If one of us is not safe, all of us are not safe.

If safety were not reason enough, other factors also drove this decision, all related to unacceptable levels of uncertainty as we tried to answer the key questions we laid out in our ‘Go/ No Go’ plan from May 1. Local and provincial policy on mass participation events and social distancing guidelines could change at any time. The foreseeable future of cross border travel is unclear and unpredictable (impacting our many US racers) and the availability of adequate swim facilities is a cause for concern.

We had originally planned to communicate with you by mid-July. However, the uncertainty we face now will not materially change by July 15. We also didn’t want you to have to wait unnecessarily for this decision.

As we announced on May 1st, every registered athlete will receive an email with a link containing the three options. These are:

  1. Defer your entry to Barrelman 2021
  2. Obtain a 75% refund, less processing fees
  3. Choose to waive all or part of your refund which will be used to support MultiSport Canada operating expenses.

*The instructions on selecting your options will be sent in a future communication.

MultiSport Canada is a small independent company with very few cash sponsors and survives on the net income after race expenses and the year-round operating costs of salaries, rent and other fixed overhead. 2020 will be an exceptionally challenging year for us all and while the cancellation of Barrelman will certainly have a negative financial impact on MultiSport Canada, rest assured we have calculated the financial ramifications and are confident that Barrelman will be back in 2021.

I trust you understand my rationale to cancel this year’s event. I know in my heart it is the best thing to do given all the contributing factors.

I look forward to seeing you all on the start line in 2021 and I’ll be waiting for you on the finish line.

All the best,

John Salt and the entire MultiSport Canada Team

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