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Julia Pollock: Adventure Racing as a Lifestyle

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February 26, 2014
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Julia Pollock: Adventure Racing as a Lifestyle By Yuhan Xu Julia Pollock had been a competitive swimmer since the age of five. After graduating college, she became interested in adventure racing – and she has since participated in nearly 100 races, including Endorphin Fix, Mega Dose, Beast of the East, Odyssey One Day, Primal...
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Jay Markiewicz: Inner Competitor® Training, Part 1

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January 22, 2014
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Mental ability, also referred to as mental toughness, can be confusing and difficult to define, and is complicated by how elusive it is to train to improve. Yet mental ability is paramount to an athlete and is an area that requires focus in order to improve overall performance.
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Triathlete Mom Debra Hodgett Releases New Book

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August 28, 2013
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TRIATHLETE MOM, DEBRA HODGETT, RELEASES NEW BOOK, “TRI-MOM,” AND PROVES THAT IT REALLY IS POSSIBLE TO RUN, SWIM, AND BIKE YOUR WAY THROUGH MOTHERHOOD WITHOUT SACRIFICING HARMONY IN THE FAMILY—OR YOUR SANITY! Chicago, Illinois, May 15th, 2013…Debra Hodgett—wife, mother of teen boys, multi-sport athlete, and recipient of the USAT All-American Award—has...
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The Ironman Newbie: Vicki Chernin

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May 17, 2013
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Vicki Chernin, of Boca Raton, Fla., is a 53-year-old grandmother and an active Ironman athlete. She tells her story of going from overweight to fit while caring for her grandchildren and shares how she morphed into a triathlete in her 50s. I did my first full Ironman in Kentucky in August 2012. There was...
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Not Yet on the Podium

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May 17, 2013
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By Earl M. Furfine It is a great thrill for me to be added to the Endurance Racing Magazine family. As a 7-time entrepreneur, 30-time triathlete, 2-time Ironman and 1-time Chesapeake Bay Swimmer, I hope to be able to bring a new and interesting perspective to the “Everyday Gal or Guy” who races for...
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Smart Eating: Crystal Witte, Dietitian and All-Around Ironwoman

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May 17, 2013
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Fighting fad diets and donning running shoes in the nick of time, this food-fitness guru guides you on the path to smart eating for fast racing. By Chelsea H. Bryan Crystal Witte, R.D., is a dietitian at Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center in Newport News, Va., and an Ironman triathlete. She’s competed in 4...
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Daniel Ballin, Ironman Triathlete, on Nutrition for Athletes

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May 8, 2013
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An administrator from Riverside Health Systems talks racing, lifestyle and fuel. Chelsea H. Bryan A family man through highs and lows testifies that no amount of rigid discipline, smart training or executive-level planning can prepare an Ironman triathlete for the emotions, challenges and surprises of a race. ERM: What turn of events led you...
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Muscle Recovery – Reducing Muscle and Immune Stress

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March 17, 2013
Muscle Recovery – Reducing Muscle and Immune Stress

There are four components of muscle recovery: restoring fluid and electrolytes, replenishing glycogen, reducing muscle and immune stress, and rebuilding muscle protein. Reducing Muscle and Immune Stress In the long-term, sports training strengthens muscles and the immune system. However, individual workouts damage muscles and can temporarily suppress immune system function. Every athlete has experienced muscles soreness...
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New Product Announcement: Stronger Faster Healthier (SFH) is excited to announce new and improved omega-3 oils for 2013

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February 7, 2013
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Media Release SFH Announces Three New Products for 2013 A mo re concentrated Omega-3 oil, Omega-3 + Vitamin D and Pet Omega-3 + MCT January 31, 2013 | Warren, Maine Stronger Faster Healthier (SFH) is excited to announce new and improved omega-3 oils for 2013. Additions to the line include a significantly increased potency to...
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BioGenix’s Founder, Speaks on Athletic Optimization

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February 4, 2013
BioGenix’s Founder, Speaks on Athletic Optimization

Hydration, and our ability to maintain a healthy balance in hydration, is something athletes traditionally focus on during the actual training session. Dr. Corrado Cultrera and his constituents believe hydration should happen months in advance, and that the BioGenix Sports Optimization system helps. Dr. Corrado, president and founder of BioGenix Sports Optimization, and his...
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The Snowshoe Issue

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January 21, 2013
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Enjoy the Snowshoe Issue! All subscribers have received their link to the digital edition. HTML links to articles are coming soon.
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Raise Money for a Cause

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December 3, 2012
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Editor’s Letter: ERM 2012 Nov/Dec Edition

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November 18, 2012
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It’s a wrap! Yes, this issue concludes the first year of ERM’s existence as a magazine! I’m thrilled to say a lot has changed. As you can see, this issue actually looks like a real magazine. That is because it the content and images were designed and laid out by a real designer, Renee...
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BioGenix Sports Optimization

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October 29, 2012
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WHO IS FUELING YOUR GAME? BioGenix Sports Optimization is a high performance sports supplement company that prides itself on developing formulations that are specific to the performance needs of athletes. BioGenix formulations are designed to optimize the physiology that drives performance by nourishing these systems at cellular and intracellular levels. Our products address concerns...
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Sarah Haskins, Olympic Triathlete

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September 29, 2012
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Sarah Haskins, 31, shows no sign of slowing down. On July 14, 2012, she won the Life Time Fitness Minneapolis Triathlon – beating the course record by 8 seconds and making this her 25th win in her 8-year career as a professional triathlete. This year, Haskins has a total of 11 races on her...
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Team USA’s Lisa Buohler has been given a second chance.

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September 29, 2012
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By Alix Shutello Lisa Buohler, the number 1 ranked female duathlete in the US, went out on her bike one day and didn’t come back. After being hit by an SUV traveling 60 MPH, Buohler woke up in the hospital with multiple spinal fractures, a lacerated liver, a fractured sternum, fractures in her foot,...
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Love on the Trail: Endurance Couples – Brady and Dr. Shawna Wentlandt

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September 29, 2012
Brady and Dr. Shawna Wentlandt

Endurance Racing Magazine asked for couples who both compete in endurance distance racing to tell their story. Brady and Dr. Shawna Wentlandt came forward. ERM asked just two basic questions. Here are their answers! ERM:  How did you juggle training schedules? Talk about when it both worked for and against you. Brady: I train...
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Michele Santilhano—DECA IRON finisher

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September 29, 2012
Michelle Santilhano, Deca Ironwoman

South African–born Michele Santilhano, who works as a Registered Nurse at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in California and who has specialized in children’s cancer nursing, completed the Euroman Deca Ironman in 2012. ERM: How do you have time to train and compete in these epic distance races? Santilhano: My athletic endurance activities are done...
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Caroline Brosius—Endurance Kayaker

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September 29, 2012
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Caroline Brosius is an internationally recognized distance kayaker who has competed in some of the world’s most epic global races. Her sports endeavors have taken her throughout the US and Hawaii as well as to Canada, Panama, New Zealand and China. I grew up racing sailboats; my dad built kayaks for his Scout Troop...
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Ghislain Marechal: Double Enduroman

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September 16, 2012
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Alan Macpherson was a crew member for Ghislain Mare?chal, who competed in the Double Enduroman UK. The Double Enduroman consists of a 4.8-mile swim, a 232-mile cycle ride and a 52-mile run. Ghislain Marechal was unknown to me until I learned he was competing in the inaugural Ultraman UK Triathlon (UMUK), held in Snowdonia,...
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Becoming an ultra athlete

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July 29, 2012
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Let Your Fear Fuel Your Dreams – A Race Report About a year ago Dr. Shawna Wentlandt became an ultra runner. She and her husband, Brady Wentlandt have been endurance athletes a little over a year now. Both crewed for Ed Ettinghausen for his second Badwater. Dr. Wentlandt’s blog, Dr. Shawna Runs, is well-written....
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Morton Takes Badwater

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July 17, 2012
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July 17, 2012 Today, Mike Morton did something he alluded to over the phone a few months ago (see article). He told me he planned to do well at the Badwater Ultramarathon. His friends, who I interviewed for the May/June issue of Endurance Racing Magazine, believed he’d take the first place prize. He did not dissapoint....
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Ironman South Africa

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July 4, 2012
Laura Watson

 British athlete, Laura Watson, gives a wonderful account of her second Ironman. Through pre-race crashes to a potential cancellation and swimming through freezing waters, Watson persevered. Ironman South Africa By Laura Watson Crashing was not part of the pre-race week plan. I had been training for Ironman South Africa, my second Ironman. Five days...
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Getting the Right Nutrition and the Nutrition Right during Endurance Cycling Races

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June 13, 2012
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By Christopher J. Draper, RD, LDN, CSCS I was done listening to my body. During the 2011 Ultraman World Championships held on Big Island, HI, I was miserable on the ascent of the Kohala Mountain Pass. Having already cycled 160 or so miles, I was climbing against a 50+ mph headwind – and mentally,...
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Improving Life During and After Cancer With Running

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June 13, 2012
Improving Life During and After Cancer With Running

By David Haas A diagnosis of mesothelioma, breast cancer or any other form of cancer is always frightening. The treatments can seem scary, and the worries that arise due to the treatment options can make the treatment even harder. Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer of any type should consider adding running to...
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Using FITT to get (or stay) fit

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June 13, 2012
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By Brett Daniels I am often asked, “What kind of training program should I follow to get into shape?” or “How can I improve on my fitness?” By simply following the FITT principle, you can do both. FITT stands for Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type. Frequency, or how often you train, is important for...
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Top 10 Techniques for Better Swimming

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June 13, 2012
Joanna K. Chodorowska, BA, NC

Joanna K. Chodorowska, BA, NC Most people struggle with swimming unless they have been swimming since childhood. And even those who swam as children tend to find it challenging when they return to the pool some 30 years later! Why is swimming so hard? Well, it does not have to be! Here are a...
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Commentary: On SavageMan

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June 13, 2012
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By Tara Norton SavageMan is perfectly named: This race is truly savage. In fact, this race is actually way beyond savage! I won SavageMan in its inaugural year and, whenever possible, I add it to my season race calendar. It is by far my favourite half-Iron distance race, for a number of reasons. First,...
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NEWS: Five pre-ride checks every cyclist should learn during National Bike Month

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May 20, 2012
NEWS: Five pre-ride checks every cyclist should learn during National Bike Month

Five pre-ride checks every cyclist should learn during National Bike Month Former elite racer says small issues can result in big problems when left unattended    Champaign, IL–May is National Bike Month. A month celebrated with bike-to-work weeks, bike-walk weeks and activities to encourage people to start cycling. But of the over 44.7 million people...
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Feature: Ferg Hawke, The Running Man

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May 17, 2012
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By Alix Shutello In four years, Ferg Hawke went from fat to fit to famous. He’s renown for his epic 2nd place finishes at Badwater, a record-breaking finish at the Marathon De Sables and has competed in hundreds of races including Western States and other international races. Now, after a few years off, he’s...
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Commentary: Badwater

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April 25, 2012
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Badwater is hot. And I mean temperature hot, but it’s also what many athletes would describe as their nirvana.  Endurance athlete David Goggins said in the film, The Distance of Truth, that his questions were answered after finishing Badwater. This year , 99 people from 16 countries, 2 Canadian provinces and 19 American states...
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Follow These Tips For a Successful Race at Badwater

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April 25, 2012
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By Lisa Smith-Batchen The Badwater (BW) race starts at 100 miles. I  learned the hard way many times and have been on an under 30-hour pace until I reached 100 miles and then crawled to the finish line. Get in your mind that the race starts at 100 miles, as the last 35 miles...
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Endurance Kayaking!

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April 18, 2012
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ERM caught up with Christine Couldrey from New Zealand who came to the U.S. and fell in love with the sport of endurance kayaking. While Christine enjoys time on the water she is also an accomplished triathlete. “When I race I am fiercely competitive, I always do my best and make sure I beat...
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Ultra Runner, Leslie Zednai, Plans to Just Keep Going

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March 20, 2012
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In February 2011 Leslie Zednai, 38, from Penticton, BC began training for her first Ultramarathon.  The desire to become an ultrarunner and secure world-reknown trainer Ray Zahab came upon by pure accident. Alix Shutello from Endurance Racing Magazine caught up with Leslie, who just recently became recognized as a Difference Maker and Medal-Bearer for...
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From Accident Victim to Endurance Runner

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March 4, 2012
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By Anne McClain (Stallworth) In 1997, my life came to a sudden halt when a terrible car accident left me in a coma for three weeks and in a hospital bed for nine weeks, with a very long road to recovery afterwards. The diagnosis at first was terrible. I was basically told I wouldn’t...
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John Proc’s Looking to Lake Anna for His First Triple IRON

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February 17, 2012
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John Proc of Ontario has his eyes set on the Lake Anna, VA Triple IRON this fall. To succeed, he will follow his own nutritional and training plan, crafted from research, including watching videos, asking questions and observing. John is no ordinary potential inductee into triple IRONs…or maybe he is. He’s an endurance cyclist...
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Kathryn Roche Shines

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February 17, 2012
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Kathryn Roche need not answer to anyone. She is the first woman in the United States to compete and finish the Triple IRON distance and has competed in nine triple IRONS since then. Not only this, she  competed in the Hawaiian Ironman® both as a pro and amateur multiple times and has also completed...
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Kellie Smirnoff Wins the Inaugural EPICMAN Challenge®

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February 7, 2012
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GOTRIbal Ambassador and first woman to race and win the EPICMAN Challenge® , shares her take on racing and having her sisters as crewmates. Kellie Smirnoff, 40, involves her whole family when she competes. Her twin, Carrie and other sister and coach, Heather, 33, are often on her crew staff, along with her father,...
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Top Ten Tips to Keep You Focused

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January 17, 2012
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By Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter 10. POSITIVE IMAGES: Use your mental images throughout your event or workout to create feelings of speed and power. (e.g., If you’re walking or running and you come to an unexpected hill visualize a magnet pulling you effortlessly to the top). Use visualization before, during and after your training to...
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Welcome to ERM!

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January 2, 2011
Welcome to ERM!

“Every athlete has his or her specific goals and reasons for racing in whatever event he or she chooses; but overall most would agree that the journey to the finish line is what resonates in most athletes’ minds.” - Ultra-distance athlete and author, Wayne Kurtz Endurance Racing Magazine (ERM) (ERM) exists to provide insight,...
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Australia’s XPD – Where the Tough Just Need to Survive

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February 26, 2014
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Australia’s XPD – Where the Tough Just Need to Survive Expedition adventure racing is something of a brutal sport.  Competitors typically race through a course of about 500kms over 4-7 days.  Throughout the world there are a series of races that make up the toughest and most respected races around, comprising the Adventure Racing World Series.  ...
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Team Tecnu is 2013 USARA National Champs!

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February 26, 2014
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Team Tecnu is 2013 USARA National Champs! “We are the number-one team in North America, ranked fifth in the world, just won our Nationals, have never been worse than second place in any race we did in the world this year. It’s been a fun ride with a great team, and we’re having fun...
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Magnesium: An Important but Often Forgotten Electrolyte

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February 26, 2014
Magnesium: An Important but Often Forgotten Electrolyte

 Magnesium: An Important but Often Forgotten Electrolyte By Todd Parker, MA, MS Magnesium is a mineral, like sodium, calcium, and potassium, which all are important to maintaining electrolyte balance in our bodies. Magnesium, however, is often overlooked as a mineral which plays critical role in cramp prevention. In fact, muscular contractions could not consistently...
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Adventurer Benn Berkeley has returned from the world’s first Siberian Black Ice Race

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February 26, 2014
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Adventurer Benn Berkeley has returned from the world’s first Siberian Black Ice Race Benn Berkeley walked 208 miles in 5 days and 6 hours on frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia. He didn’t see anyone for days on his trek, during which he fell through the ice and battled against horrendous weather and extreme cold....
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Eight Ultra Athletes Obtain Guinness World Record After Completing Italy’s 30 x Ironman

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February 26, 2014
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Eight Ultra Athletes Obtain Guinness World Record After Completing Italy’s 30 x Ironman By Alix Shutello On September 8, 2013, 21 competitors from 12 countries toed the line to compete in one of the world’s most epic experiences. So epic, according to Wayne Kurtz of Pittsburgh, Penn., it would be one they’d never experience...
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Media Release from 100% PURE Racing, Queenstown, New Zealand

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January 8, 2014
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Media Release from 100% PURE Racing, Queenstown, New Zealand FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9.1.2014 WILD DESCENT KAYAK EVENT POSTPONED ON CLUTHA RIVER New Zealand’s Wild Descent kayak race on the Clutha River has been postponed this weekend and re-scheduled for April because of water safety concerns. High river levels and the promise of more rain in the...
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Endurance Kayaking: Entries Fill Up For Wild Descent

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October 1, 2013
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  Media Release from 100% PURE Racing, Queenstown, New Zealand 25.09.2013 LIST OF ENTRANTS GROWS AT WILD DESCENT Organisers of New Zealand’s unique kayaking event, Wild Descent, are delighted with the take up from competitors. Following last year’s successful first running of the four day event, interest has traversed the kayaking community, with entries...
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Rebekah Trittipoe—Ultramarathon Runner

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September 24, 2013
Rebekah Trittipoe—Ultramarathon Runner

By Yuhan Xu Rebekah Trittipoe vividly remembers the 160-mile Brazil Jungle Marathon back in 2003: Six days of racing alone in the hot and humid Amazon made the veteran runner stronger, both physically and mentally. “It was an amazing experience,” said 56-year-old Trittipoe. “That was really a big step for me. I would love...
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