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Suunto 5 GPS watch review

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Does the latest from Suunto hit the sweet spot for tri Jack Sexty puts it to the test

Limar Air Speed helmet review

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Does the Air Speed helmet from Limar have all you need for tri race day Matt Baird puts it through its paces

MultiSport Canada Kingston LC Triathlon – The perfect prep for Ironman // Vlog 143

Triathlon Magazine Canada 2 weeks 1 day ago

If you’re thinking about doing a 70.3 or an Ironman, the MultiSport Canada Kingston Long Course Triathlon is a race to add to your calendar as a stepping stone from shorter events. It’s a great event that combines a swim where you’ll have to deal with some chop with a hilly bike and run to test your pacing and nutrition.

Supporters: Dare2Tri, Skechers Performance Canada, Triathlon Ontario, STAC Performance, F2C Nutrition
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Longcroft-Harris and Ridenour join the elite field at Super League Jersey

Triathlon Magazine Canada 2 weeks 3 days ago

Aiden Longcroft-Harris pushed eventual champion Ryan Bailie throughout the weekend to take second in both races at Super League Ottawa this weekend, ensuring that he’ll get more Super League racing done this season as he now qualifies for the upcoming championship event in Jersey. Desirae Ridenour finished a solid third in the women’s race to ensure she’ll return to Super League racing.

McShane tops Van Der Kaay for the win

Australia’s Charlotte McShane managed to outsprint New Zealand’s Nicole Van Der Kaay for the win in today’s Eliminator event, which featured three 300 m swim/ 4 km bike/ 1.6 km races separated by 10 minutes. After each race one of the 11 starters was “eliminated,” sending off a final race of nine competitors.

The first two rounds were relatively pedestrian for the main contenders of the race, who literally jogged through the run on the first event to cross the line as a group of six. The second race saw local hero Samantha Klus cross the line first, a big thrill for the Ottawa crowd. By the third race things heated up considerably, with McShane and Van Der Kaay pulling clear of the rest of the women on the run and setting up a dramatic finish for the overall weekend win, which McShane ended up taking.

We caught up with Desirae Ridenour after her third place finish:

Bailie unbeatable again

Australian Ryan Bailie has been training with Canadian national team coach Jono Hall this year and has was happy to see his form coming back of late, which was proven in style with two days of winning in Ottawa. On both days the Australian found himself having to outrun Canadian Aidan Longcroft-Harris on the final run to take the win. Those two cruised through the first two rounds, which were won by Jamie Price, then swam and rode clear of the rest of the men to set up another run for the win. As he did yesterday, American Michael Arishita took third, with Canadian John Rasumussen finishing fourth.

Here’s what Longcroft-Harris had to say after his runner-up finish:

You can find results from Super League Ottawa here.

Here’s a photo gallery from Sunday’s elite races (photos by Kevin Mackinnon):

Jones and Beaulieu tops again

The Youth/ Junior races held before the elite events were also “Eliminator” competitions, but with just two races of 200 m swim/ 4 km bike/ 1.6 km run. As they did yesterday, Ontario’s Tristan Jones repeated in the men’s race, once again beating Australian Alec Davison to the line, but this time without a come-from-behind sprint. The sprinting was saved for the women’s race where youth competitor Noemie Beaulieu from Quebec took top honours by outsprinting B.C.’s Colette Reimer, who would take the junior women’s title.

Photos from the Youth/ Junior races (photos by Kevin Mackinnon):

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Super League Ottawa – Recapping Day 1

Triathlon Magazine Canada 2 weeks 4 days ago

Super League Ottawa made its debut in style, featuring four “Enduro” events – men’s and women’s youth and junior races, along with men’s and women’s elite races. The youth and juniors took on a 200 m swim/ 4 km bike/ 1.6 km run twice, back to back. The elite’s did three continuous triathlons including a 300 m swim/ 4 km bike/ 1.6 km run.

The day featured some top Canadian performances including a runner-up finish in the men’s elite race by Aiden Longcroft-Harris and a third-place finish for Paula Findlay in the women’s elite race. There was some sad news for national team member Alexis Lepage, who had a bike accident in transition and was taken to hospital with a suspected broken finger.

Here’s our recap of the day’s races through photo galleries and videos by Kevin Mackinnon:

In the women’s youth/ junior event it was 16-year-old Noemie Beaulieu who crossed the line first, taking both the day and the youth competition. First junior was Colette Reimer, who was second overall.

Here’s a photo gallery from the race:

The youth/ junior men’s race turned out to provide the day’s most exciting finish, despite a terrific downpour, that drenched athletes and spectators alike partway through the race. Tristan Jones managed to come from behind on the final run to outsprint Australian Alec Davison for the win.

Here’s our photo recap of that race:

Next up was the elite women’s race, which came down to a two-woman race as New Zealand’s Nicole van der Kaay and Australian Charlotte McShane managed to separate themselves from Canadian’s Paula Findlay and Desirae Ridenour.

We caught up with Findlay after the race for a chat about her third-place finish:

Here’s our picture-recap of the women’s race:

The final event of the day was the men’s elite race, which turned into another exciting two-man race as Australian Ryan Bailie pulled away from Aiden Longcroft-Harris in the final run to take the first leg of the two-race event.

Here’s what Longcroft-Harris had to say after his impressive race:

Here’s the photo-recap of the men’s elite race:

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New Zealand beat British quartet in Edmonton mixed relay

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Hayden Wilde held off Gordon Benson in a headtohead final leg contest to secure victory for Kiwis in Canada

Brownlee back to winning ways in World Triathlon Series

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Britains Olympic hero Jonny Brownlee put a couple of tough years behind him to return to the top of the WTS podium in Edmonton

Emma Jackson takes World Series victory in Edmonton

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Australian ends barren run by holding off USAs Summer Rappaport with Britains Beth Potter and Sophie Coldwell both in top 15

Determining your hydration strategy for a triathlon

Triathlon Magazine Canada 1 month 5 days ago

Hydration is a subject that has been studied by sports scientists and nutritionists to understand the effect of dehydration and to establish guidelines on the amount of fluid to be consumed during physical exertion. Despite significant amounts of research in this area, it is a subject of constant debate.

At Ironman Frankfurt 2019, air temperatures hit a high of 38*C. Photo: Daniel Clarke

First, why do we drink during a prolonged effort?

  • Replenish loss water created by sweating
  • To ingest ingredients present in the drink that can help improve performance, such as carbohydrates, electrolytes and caffeine
  • For comfort and thermoregulation of the body (especially in hot and humid conditions)

Related: How to train your body to race in the heat and humidity

Sarah True trying to cool her body down at Ironman Frankfurt 2019. Photo: Daniel Clarke

Before discussing the recommended amount of water or drink to consume during an effort, it is important to consider that the “cost” associated with drinking.

During a competition, there is sometimes an effort associated with the action of drinking. For example, water bottles on the bike add extra weight and can affect aerodynamics. There is also a “cost” in time. For instance, during a triathlon, you have to slow down slightly to get a bottle of water in an aid station. Finally, there is also a risk of stomach problems if you drink too much.

Therefore, when determining hydration guidelines, these three factors should be considered: effort, time and risk of gastrointestinal problems. Since 1970, hydration guidelines have changed dramatically. In 1970, the IAAF did not allow water stations before the 15-kilometre marker in long-distance events. In 1975, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) changed the guidelines to allow access to only water from the start of long-distance competitions. Despite there being evidence of the benefits of consuming carbohydrates during an effort longer than one hour.

Related: Top five tips to avoid dehydration in a triathlon

In 1996, ACSM updated the guidelines by recognizing the importance of consuming carbohydrates and electrolytes during prolonged exercise. The ACSM advised drinking as much liquid as possible to minimize the loss of fluid. Several sports scientists and nutritionists have criticized this directive because of the significant risk of hyponatremia associated with the high consumption of electrolyte-free fluid.

Since then, the ACSM, the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have begun to consider the individual demands of each participant. They determined a “Gold Standard” of water weight loss at less than two per cent of body weight. This recommendation is based on the fact that several studies have shown a decrease in physiological and cognitive performance when water weight loss.

A triathlete cools off in a water station during the 2017 Ironman World Championships. Photo: Donald Miralle

Related: Ironman Nutrition: Liquids or Solids?

During Ironman triathlons, the majority of fluids are consumed on the bike as it is easier to ingest liquids than when running. On average, 400-900 ml of liquid per hours is consumed on the bike versus only 300-700 ml per hour when running. About two-thirds of the fluids consumed contain carbohydrates, contributing to about 50% of the carbohydrates consumed during the race.

In short, it is complicated to have precise guidelines on the amount of liquid to consume. First, the amount of fluid to be consumed depends on the conditions (temperature and humidity), level of fitness, acclimation and sweat rate. Also, the amount of liquid to be consumed is greatly affected by the type of competition and the “cost” associated with the consumption of a large quantity of water (cost in additional effort, time and risk of having problems gastrointestinal).

It is recommended to test different nutrition and hydration strategies during training.

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Broken records searing heat and romance at the Croyde Ocean Tri

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A sellout field witnesses hot temperatures and one of UK triathlons truly great courses