Jun 25, 2022
Welcome to Episode #341 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.
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Full Ironman Returns to Coeur de Alene
The IRONMAN Group, announced today that the stunning city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho will once again play host to a full-distance IRONMAN® triathlon on Sunday, June 26, 2023, as part of a unanimous vote in Tuesday’s City of Coeur d’Alene council meeting.
“We are so thrilled to see such an appetite for full distance triathlon racing in Coeur d’Alene,” said Tim Brosious, Northwest Regional Director for The IRONMAN Group. “With the longstanding history Coeur d’Alene has built within the triathlon community over the years, we know our athletes will be excited to once again race 140.6 miles across Northern Idaho's best terrain on offer.”
The 2023 IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene triathlon course will mirror characteristics of the half-distance IRONMAN® 70.3® triathlon. Athletes will begin with a 2.4-mile double-loop swim in the breathtaking Lake Coeur d’Alene. The 112-mile double-loop bike course will take athletes alongside Lake Coeur d’Alene and through a beautiful northern Idaho with sweeping mountain views before a transition at City Park. Athletes will cap off the race day with a multi-loop run course through McEuen Park to a vibrant finish downtown on Sherman Ave.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo./ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Triathlon both honors and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark gender equity law that changed the landscape of what’s possible for girls and women in this country, and today kicks off a five-month celebration of the achievements women have accomplished in triathlon.
USA Triathlon has long had a tradition of promoting women in multisport, including equal prize money for elite events, the formation of the USA Triathlon Women’s Committee in 2010 and February’s landmark achievement of adding the 40th school in the nation to offer women’s triathlon at the varsity level, which set in motion women’s triathlon to become an NCAA Championship sport.
A five-month celebration of women’s varsity collegiate triathlon and women in the sport of triathlon and the multisport community kicks off today on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and runs through November, following the fall 2022 women’s varsity collegiate triathlon season. For those who are interested in being a part of the celebration please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The five-month celebration will include the Together, We Thrive Powerful Women in Multisport Series, a social and digital content series that will focus on women who helped pave the way for women to compete in triathlon. To kick off the series, USA Triathlon has highlighted on its social media pages nine women in multisport who share what Title IX means to them in its Nine Days of Title IX celebration.
USA Triathlon will give 10 multisport women’s legacy packages to influential women in multisport, which includes one USA Triathlon Lifetime Membership and one free entry to USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships and the Toyota Legacy Triathlon. USA Triathlon will also award the inaugural Together, We Thrive Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Award.
USA Triathlon is launching its Women’s Series, a series of locally organized USA Triathlon Sanctioned events across the country designed to grow and support the women’s multisport community, in 2023. Applications to be included in the series will be accepted July through August with the formal announcement of participating events coming in late fall. The series will include a combination of women’s-only triathlons and duathlons, instructional clinics and social gatherings that will accommodate new athletes to experienced athletes.
1974: Triathlon was invented by the San Diego Track Club with the Mission Bay Triathlon. The club
has a storied history of leading the way in gender equity
1978: Judy Collins and her husband, Commander John Collins, both participants in the 1974 Mission Bay Triathlon, launch the Hawaiian Iron Man Triathlon in Waikiki, which combined the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, Honolulu Marathon, and a local cycling club route.
1979: Lyn Lemaire, a 28-year-old from Massachusetts, becomes the first woman to compete in the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon. Lemaire beats all but four men in the 15-person field.
1982: U.S. triathlete Julie Moss captivates a global audience with her crawl to the finish line at the Hawaii Ironman.
1983: Sally Edwards publishes the first book on triathlon. “Triathlon: A Triple Fitness Sport,” offers a comprehensive guide for training for “a total new fitness” based on her own experience in the sport.
1986: Using funds from an anonymous donor, the Hawaii Ironman introduces a prize purse for professional athletes. And in a move unprecedented in many other major sporting events, the payout is equal for both men and women — a standard that remains the status quo.
1990: Danskin launches a women’s-only triathlon series in three cities: Long Beach, California, San Jose, California, and New York City. The growth of the Danskin series, as well as similar women-only events like Trek Triathlon and Irongirl races, are credited with boosting numbers among women in the sport.
2000: Triathlon makes its Olympic debut at the Sydney Games. The United States sends a trio of women Down Under, including Joanna Zeiger, who finishes fourth.
2004: Susan Williams, a 35-year-old mom from Long Beach, California, wins the first Olympic medal for the U.S. in triathlon, earning bronze at the Athens Games.
2005: U.S. Olympian Barb Lindquist retires as a professional and helps create USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Recruitment Program, which identifies talent from the NCAA swimming and running programs as a way to funnel athletes toward the Olympic pipeline. She finds future Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen.
2014: Triathlon is designated as an NCAA Emerging Sport for Women
2016: Jorgensen caps her pro triathlon career by grabbing gold at the Rio Olympic Games, the first- gold medal for an American triathlete
2016: U.S. elite paratriathletes Grace Norman and Allysa Seely each win gold at the Paralympic Games. Hailey Danz and Melissa Stockwell also won medals, combining to sweep the podium in the PT2 sport class along with Seely.
2021: Katie Zaferes wins Olympic bronze at the delayed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the U.S. is one of only four countries to qualify three women for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and one of only two countries to place all three athletes in the top-20 with Zaferes winning bronze, Summer Rappaport placing 14th and Taylor Knibb 16th.
2021: Seely won gold Paralympic again to become the only female two-time Paralympic triathlete gold medalist. Danz became a two-time PTS2 silver medalist and Norman earned a silver in the PTS5 category. Kendall Gretsch also won the first women’s triathlon wheelchair race in Paralympic history and became the fifth American to win gold medals at both the summer and winter Paralympic Games.
2022: USA Triathlon adds two college programs to offer women’s collegiate triathlon to reach the milestone of 40 schools. Women’s triathlon is now on its way to becoming an NCAA Championship Sport.
Colorado driver accused of "intentionally" hitting two cyclists — critically injuring one — still at large
Police investigating a hit-and-run that wounded two cyclists in Evergreen, Colorado, on Sunday morning. One of the cyclists, identified as a woman by local authorities, suffered critical injuries as a result of the crash.
A 2018 Ford Escape registered to 39-year-old Alan "Haley" Mill allegedly swerved onto the shoulder of an interstate highway about 30 miles west of Denver. Witnesses told police the driver deliberately hit both cyclists before fleeing and later abandoning the vehicle. Witnesses said they saw Mill attempting "to dislodge a badly damaged bicycle from beneath his vehicle" in the parking lot of a restaurant after the collision, CBS Denver reported. The SUV, which has a temporary license plate, was found abandoned the next day, police said.
"This person passed a cyclist and then drove off the road intentionally onto the shoulder and into two other cyclists and possibly accelerated while doing that," said Jenny Fulton, director of public affairs at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, according to CBS Denver.
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