Charles-Barclay takes on another challenge, Canyon wins award, Texas tragedy and more – Triathlete


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Lucy Charles-Barclay to participate in the London Marathon

Lucy Charles-Barclay can’t stop (won’t stop). Two weeks ago, the 28-year-old Briton won the 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in St. George, Utah. A week later, she placed 14th in the ultra-competitive (and super-fast) race of the Super League Triathlon Malibu. This week? She is lining up for the London Marathon on Sunday. Charles-Barclay downplays his expectations for the race, saying his main goal is to “finish and enjoy the epic atmosphere my hometown has to offer”. She also noted that this was her fourth attempt to compete in London, after efforts in 2016, 2017 and 2019 were thwarted by injuries and illnesses. “Hoping I can improve myself,” she noted. (For those keeping track, Charles-Barclay’s fastest marathon time, 2:59:32, is Ironman South Africa in 2019.)

Canyon Speedmax wins international design award

This week, the Canyon Speedmax, a bike loved by professionals like Jan Frodeno, Patrick Lange and Sarah Crowley, won an iF Design Award in the health and fitness category. Noted for its “optimized aerodynamics, innovative integration solutions and more refined design storage spaces”, which gives “the triathlete all the performance advantages possible”, the Speedmax received the prestigious award alongside other equipment and innovative health and wellness tools including the Livall Evo21 Smart Road Bike Helmet and Traileye Pro Sport Sunglasses.

Emma Snowsill Frodeno runs an adventure race

2008 Olympic gold medalist and multi-world champion Emma Snowsill Frodeno made a rare appearance on the course last weekend, joining a relay team in the Red Bull Buen Camino, a 3-foot running event. days that covers 314 km (195 miles) from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela, Spain on a difficult route. The 40-year-old mother-of-two and business owner posted a photo of her team of six, captioning it “When good people convince you to step out of your comfort zone” and later said it ‘was “an experience I will remember forever.”

Details emerge in Texas bicycle accident that injured six triathletes

Details are emerging about the events leading up to last Saturday’s crash on a stretch of rural road near Waller, Texas, which injured six cyclists training for Ironman Texas. According to local reports, a 16-year-old boy driving a truck was threatening cyclists and “rolling coal”, intentionally spitting black clouds of diesel exhaust. He then accelerated and crashed into a group of six cyclists, causing two victims to be transported by air to a hospital (two others were taken by ambulance for treatment there, while two others were treated at the scene; none of the injuries were taken to hospital. puts their lives in danger). While the 16-year-old remained at the scene, he was later released by police and has yet to be charged, sparking outrage from the large cycling community. Meanwhile, a GoFundMe created to support victims and alleviate some of the medical expenses has so far raised some $ 15,000.

Russian triathlete who competed in Tokyo now banned for doping

After being indefinitely suspended from competition in July, Russian triathlete Igor Polyansky is now banned from sport for three years due to anti-doping rule violations, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) press office said on Thursday in a report. communicated. . The 31-year-old, who competed in both the mixed relay and the men’s individual triathlon at the Tokyo Games, tested positive for genetically modified erythropoietin (EPO), in an out-of-competition test on July 21. Polyansky’s ban will remain in effect until August 9, 2024.

Igor Polyansky (left) comes out of the swim. Photo: World Triathlon

A competitor who died during the 70.3 Augusta swim is remembered as a dedicated family man

George Hall, who died in the Ironman Augusta 70.3 swim stage last Sunday, is remembered as a dedicated family man and esteemed lawyer who “touched a lot of people.” Hall, who would have turned 60 just days after the race, was pulled from the Savannah River by a water rescue member aboard a personal watercraft, who then began to take action to save lives. Firefighters and paramedics then continued to rescue and he was transferred to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. A longtime athlete, Hall raced on track in college and had previously competed in triathlons. “George has always loved attending the IRONMAN so we can take comfort in that it was something he loved,” his colleague and friend said, also noting that Hall appeared in court on Friday to plead during a trial. He is survived by his wife Margaret, two sons and a granddaughter.

Podcast Notes

Greg Bennett brings Dan Lorang back to his show to discuss training some of the most dominant triathletes on the planet, including Jan Frodeno, Lucy Charles-Barclay and Anne Haug.

ProTriNews looks back on races from last week including Super League Malibu, Augusta 70.3, Cozumel 70.3 and Ironman Chattanooga and also discusses the Professional Triathletes Organization (PTO) points race.

The MX Endurance podcast also dives into PTO rankings and recent races.

The Get Fast podcast invites podiatrist Matt Fieldsend to talk about everything about the mechanics of the foot and ankle, including common injuries, their prevention and treatment.

Kendall Gretsch, who won a gold medal in the women’s paratriathlon wheelchair in Tokyo, takes to the Ironwomen podcast to talk about her run and her journey in the sport.


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