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303Endurance Podcast

Sep 5, 2020

We have Paralympic Gold medalist triathlete Allysa Seely joining us today.  As we mentioned in the intro she has an amazing story. There are no short cuts to reach your goals and become your best and we expect that Allysa is going to help us appreciate that even more in this interview. Allysa, than you for joining us today. Allysa is one bad ass athlete so buckle up.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Gold medalist Allysa Seely
  • What New in the 303 with some discussion on the Lookout Tri and an article by Talitha Vogt on saddles and bike fit
  • Endurance News (The Tour, a couple of PTO press releases and draft legal age group nationals rescheduled to April)

Interview with Allysa Seely:

Gold medalist triathlete at the Rio Paralympics Allysa Seely. Shortly after starting her collegiate triathlon career, Allysa was diagnosed with a congenital brain and spine condition threatened Allysa passion for triathlon.  She made the decision to amputate her left leg and still fights through other physical challenges. Allysa is one bad ass athlete.

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Endurance News:

The Tour

  • Chris Froome to come back next year on Team Israel Startup Nation 2021
  • Sepp Kuss of Jumbo-Visma taking charge in Stage 4 on the climb and crashing in Stage 5.
  • Stage 5 of The Tour and Team Ineos putting the hammer down in 5 miles from the finish
  • Stage 5 JULIAN ALAPHILIPPE losing yellow for a penalty for taking a bottle within 20K of the finish
  • Adam Yates took Yellow in Stage 5
  • Standings after Stage 6 and Adam Yates still in Yellow

An unexpected penalty

Alaphilippe had received a 20 second penalty for taking a feed with under 20km to go in the race. As he broke the ‘unauthorized feeding’ regulation by taking a bidon from a Deceuninck-QuickStep soigneur with 17.1km to go, he was served a time penalty and his team received a fine.

Although Alaphilippe held a four-second lead over Adam Yates of Mitchelton-Scott, because of the unauthorized feed Yates is the new race leader of the Tour de France. Jumbo-Visma’s Primož Roglič now sits second, three seconds behind Yates while Tadej Pogačar of UAE Team Emirates is in third, with seven seconds off the lead. Alaphilippe was bumped into 16th place—he is now 16 seconds behind Yates.



The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that it will provide a C$20,000 prize purse for the Canadian Pro Triathlon Championship on September 13th in Caledon, Ontario.

With all triathlon racing in Canada cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Canadian PTO Professionals have joined together to create an event that will allow Canadian professional triathletes to engage in a non-drafting Olympic distance event and celebrate the resilience of the Canadian triathlon community.  

The event will be a non-drafting Olympic distance race and will see both long-distance and ITU Canadian professionals compete against each other.  The swim will be a time trial done separately from the bike and run, then the athletes will start the bike/run in order of their swim finish according to how far back they were from the leader. In order to keep a Covid-safe environment, the entire Olympic distance bike and run will be enclosed in a subdivision that will allow for the select few spectators to see the fast-paced action. The event is expected to be broadcast so triathlon fans can experience the excitement. 


CHALLENGEDAVOS was forced to be cancelled after the swim start when dangerous weather conditions moved in. The Professional Triathletes Organisation will be paying in full the €21,000 in professional prize money it had committed at CHALLENGEDAVOS, with the amount being shared equally among all professionals who attended the event. In the spirit of unity with age grouper colleagues in these difficult times, CHALLENGEFAMILY will be applying the €19,000 it had allocated to the professional prize purse to offer significantly reduced entry fees for next year’s race to all age grouper athletes who incurred the long hours of training and expenses to be alongside the professionals at the HALLENGEDAVOS 2020 start line.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon and Arizona State University today announced that the 2020 USA Triathlon Age Group Draft-Legal National Championships, initially scheduled to take place Nov. 14 in Tempe, Arizona, have been rescheduled to April 2021 — as a World Qualifier rather than a National Championship — due to ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  Age Group Draft-Legal Nationals were set to be held as part of ASU’s Sun Devil Draft-Legal Classic, in conjunction with the Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships. Due to continued limits on mass gatherings in the Tempe and Phoenix areas, ASU and USA Triathlon today determined that the age group event can no longer take place in 2020. The 2020 Women’s Collegiate Triathlon season — includin


What's New in the 303:

Max sentence for driver and what that means—today on 30

Delimma on a flat tire and what I did

Kona moving to Nice??? It’s a theory, lets start a rumor

My ride with TriDoc and getting my ass handed to me


Video of the Week:

Video Feature: Paralympic gold medalist Allysa Seely Shares her Story

Sasha Underwood bike packed the rugged Colorado Trail Solo and shares the 16 day "monumental" ride.

Sasha took on the 550 mile Colorado Trail, climbing over 80,000 feet and spending 16 nights on her own in the woods. Known for her Ironman’s and Leadville 100 finishes, Sasha dug deep to overcome the challenges of overnighting alone, crashing a few times, getting lost once, and the normal chore of keeping hydrated and eating lots of calories. She discovered more about herself than she imagined. She called this trip “monumental” and what kept her going through the tough times were the people she was raising money for. The refugees. She gives tirelessly to this community and they gave back on this journey. Whenever she even thought of quitting, she thought of the refugees who had no choice but to continue their journey. They brought her through a couple of tough spots. She met incredible people, saw incredible places and returned home amazed at this feat and called it life changing. If you want to donate to the refugees, here is a link:

Upcoming Interviews:

Siri Lindley was the World Cup Series winner and Triathlete of the year in 2001 and 2002, she was inducted into the USA TRIATHLON Hall of Fame in 2016.  She has coached athletes to Olympic Medals and to  Ironman World Championship Titles.

Amy Dixon

Sister Madonna_Buder


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Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!