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    Monday, February 8, 2016
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Announces Weekend of Music in Raleigh
    Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series
    Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by WRAL has announced an expanded  Weekend of Music, which will feature music Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as an endless array of on course entertainment. Multi-Platinum artist Gavin DeGraw will kick off the weekend with a Friday night concert at Red Hat Amphitheater.… Read more ›
  • Council For Responsible Sport Publishes Annual Report, Citing Running USA Member Marathons In Austin, Cincinnati, Houston And Los Angeles Among The Highlights Of 2015
    Council for Responsible Sport
    February 8, 2016, Eugene, OR: While reflecting upon on a very productive 2015 for the Council for Responsible Sport and its family of certified events, executive director Keith Peters today announced additional program services for 2016. In its annual report, published on the Council’s website, Peters noted that the Chevron Houston… Read more ›
  • Kennedy Kemei and Tamara Kozulina Win Tallahassee Marathon
    Tallahassee Marathon and Half Marathon
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—After facing a challenging new course and competitive field, Kennedy Kemei and Tamara Kozulina took home the top prizes in the male and female fields at the 42nd running of Tallahassee Marathon on Sunday. Kemei, hailing from He- bron, Ky., finished in an outstanding 02:31:33.15. Kozulina, from Clermont, Fla.,… Read more ›
  • Council for Responsible Sport Continues with Open Monthly Support Group Call for Event Organizers
    Council for Responsible Sport
    Council for Responsible Sport Certification Director Shelley Villalobos invites organizers of running races, adventure runs, triathlons and Grand Fondos to join the monthly support group call the Council hosts at 1 p.m. Pacific time on the second Wednesday of every month. This month’s call is scheduled for February 10, and… Read more ›
  • National research company, Running USA release first-ever Millennial Running Study
    RacePartner Endurance Solutions
    LOS ANGELES (Feb. 8, 2016) – Nearly 42 million Americans are considered runners, with the Millennial generation (born 1980-2000) representing the largest age group. The Millennial Running Study is the endurance industry’s first research study that seeks to understand what organized running events – defined as public, organized run/walk events – can… Read more ›
  • Nicholas Hill Group, Inc. partners with haku to extend Event Cancellation Refund Protection to events utilizing haku’s online registration platform
    Nicholas Hill Group, Inc.
    Colorado Springs, CO (Feb 8, 2016) – Event insurance specialist, Nicholas Hill Group, Inc. has announced a new partnership which will extend Nicholas Hill Group’s proprietary Event Cancellation Refund Insurance Program to online registration provider, haku, for events that utilize haku’s event cancellation protection benefit. The lack of refunds for canceled events has become both… Read more ›
  • LA Tri Club Announces New Website
    LA Tri Club, Inc.
    Los Angeles, CA – February 8, 2016 – LA Tri Club has just rolled out a new website designed to better support its members and assist those seeking to begin triathlon training—whether it’s their first or their 15th. “We’ve been working on the new website for close to a year. It’s now more user-friendly and… Read more ›
  • “Voice of IRONMAN” and Perennial Crowd Favorite Mike Reilly to Keynote TRI-MANIA Summit & Expo
    Sun Multisport Events LLC
    Boston, Mass. – February 8, 2016 – Sun Multisport Events today announced endurance-sports legend and IRONMAN Hall of Fame member Mike Reilly will be the keynote speaker at its 13th annual TRI-MANIA Summit and Expo – “the epicenter of all things triathlon” – being held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Boston University’s Fit… Read more ›
  • Sunday, February 7, 2016
  • Over 16,000 Participants and 35,000 Spectators Attend the 20th Annual Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon In Huntington Beach
    Project Sport, LLC
    Huntington Beach, Calif. February 7, 2016 – Over 16,000 participants and 35,000 spectators attended the 20th annual Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon and Active Lifestyle Expo in Huntington Beach, California, on Sunday. Runners from over 34 countries, all 50 USA states and over 1,000 cities participated in California’s largest… Read more ›
  • Friday, February 5, 2016
  • MOJI’s Self-Massage & Recovery Products Win 2015 Good Design™ Award
    Moji
    Northbrook, Chicago – February 5, 2016 – It was recently announced that active recovery and self-massage brand, MOJI, was a recipient of the 2015 Good Design™ award for its innovative, portable pain-relief tools. The award is the world’s most prestigious and oldest Design Awards program and is organized annually by The Chicago… Read more ›
  • Ashworth Awards announces its sponsorship of professional triathlete Angela Naeth.
    Ashworth Awards
    North Attleboro, MA — Ashworth Awards is proud to announce its sponsorship of Angela Naeth, the reigning Female North American IRONMAN Champion through 2017. About Angela Naeth Angela Naeth is a world-class Professional Triathlete who has raced professionally for the last seven years. She has won multiple 70.3s, two IRONMAN’s and in 2015… Read more ›
  • Rev3 Announced Team Red, White & Blue as 2016 Official Charity Partner
    Revolution3 Triathlon
    February 5, 2016 – Rev3 Triathlon proudly announces Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) as their Official Charity Partner for the 2016 season. This relationship aims to advance Team RWB’s mission to enrich the lives of America’s veterans and to encourage military participation in Rev3 events. “Rev3 is an American made, military family… Read more ›
  • Trends Suggest Triathlons Gaining Momentum
    NY Tri Expo'16
    QUEENS, NY (February 5, 2016) — Triathlons are gaining momentum.  There are more people participating in triathlon events than ever before. According to the US Triathlon Association (USTA), the numbers of participants grew from 120,000 in 1999 to more than 500,000 participants this past year in nearly 5,000 races across… Read more ›
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Returns in 2016 with New 10K Distance
    Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series
    DUBLIN, IRELAND – February 5, 2016 – For the first time, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon will include a new 10 kilometer distance in 2016. Event weekend will take place August 5-7, featuring a half-marathon, 10K and 3 kilometer Fun Run distances. “The new 10K distance is a… Read more ›
  • De Soto Sport offers $200 for Used Wetsuits
    De Soto Sport Company
    San Diego, California – February 4, 2016:  De Soto Sport, through its T1 Wetsuit Eco Trade-in Program, is offering $200 off a new T1 Black Pearl Wetsuit.  Return any brand of wetsuit to De Soto, and receive $200 off a T1 Black Pearl ($500 value).  De Soto will recycle parts for custom fitting challenged or hard-to-fit athletes, reuse the entire suit… Read more ›
  • World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Adventure Team Challenge Comes Alive in New Videos
    World T.E.A.M. Sports
    Two fresh videos from national non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports document the excitement and inspiration of the organization’s inclusive Adventure Team Challenge events in Colorado and in North Carolina. These events, hosted in Colorado in September and in North Carolina in November 2015, brought together teams of disabled and able-bodied athletes for an
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016
  • ESW Video 24: Interview with Founder of Cobb Cycling, John Cobb
    Endurance Sportswire
    Endurance Sportswire recently had the opportunity to co-produce some video-taped interviews with Bob Babbitt (www.Babbittville.com) at the Triathlon Business International Conference. In this episode of Endurance SportswireVideos, Bob interviews Founder of Cobb Cycling, John Cobb about his history in the sport, coaching, his favorite products and the future of the sport. Cobb… Read more ›
  • ESW Video 23: Interview with Sam Renouf, General Manager, Sports & Consumer at The Active Network
    Endurance Sportswire
    Endurance Sportswire recently had the opportunity to co-produce some video-taped interviews with Bob Babbitt (www.Babbittville.com) at the Triathlon Business International Conference. In this episode of Endurance SportswireVideos, Bob interviews Sam Renouf, General Manager, Sports & Consumer at The Active Network, about importance of big data, recent acquisitions, supporting event organizations and more. ACTIVE… Read more ›
  • ESW Video 22: Interview with Professional Triathlete and President of TriEqual Sara Gross
    Endurance Sportswire
    Endurance Sportswire recently had the opportunity to co-produce some video-taped interviews with Bob Babbitt (www.Babbittville.com) at the Triathlon Business International Conference. In this episode of Endurance SportswireVideos, Bob interviews professional triathlete and President of TriEqual Sara Gross about the challenges of women in triathlon and her new relationship with the Bahrain… Read more ›
  • ESW Video 21: Interview with Challenge Family CEO Zibi Szlufcik
    Endurance Sportswire
    Endurance Sportswire recently had the opportunity to co-produce some video-taped interviews with Bob Babbitt (www.Babbittville.com) at the Triathlon Business International Conference. In this episode of Endurance SportswireVideos, Bob interviews Challenge Family CEO Zibi Szlufcik about challenges in the US market, its quality events, and success around the world. The Challenge Family is the fastest… Read more ›
  • ESW Video 20: Interview with PlayTri Co-founder Staci Brode
    Endurance Sportswire
    Endurance Sportswire recently had the opportunity to co-produce some video-taped interviews with Bob Babbitt (www.Babbittville.com) at the Triathlon Business International Conference. In this episode of Endurance SportswireVideos, Bob interviews PlayTri founder Staci Brode about how they juggle coaching, put on 40 running and triathlons events per year and operate five retail stores.… Read more ›
    Friday, February 5, 2016
  • Longtime Giant account exec Larry Lewallen retiresbicycleretailer.com - Larry Lewallen, who began his career at Giant in January 1988, is retiring after 28 years with the brand and more than 40 years in the bike industry.
  • Niner Bikes Names Gann Presidentsportsonesource.com - Niner Bikes appointed Mike Gann president and said Founder Chris Sugai will focus on brand and product direction as well as dedicating more time to advocacy and growing of the sport.
  • Roll Recovery Offers To Reimburse Entry Fees For Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifiersrunning.competitor.com - Roll Recovery, a Boulder, Colo.-based company that builds recovery tools for runners and other athletes, is offering to reimburse Olympic Trials Marathon qualifiers the $30 entry fee required to enter the Feb. 13 race in Los Angeles.
  • Missoula Marathon Settles Discrimination Caserunnersworld.com - A Montana marathon has agreed to settle a case alleging it discriminated against athletes with disabilities in what national disability advocates say is an important victory for broadening participation in road races. Missoula Marathon parent Run Wild Missoula has removed a 12-mile-an-hour speed limit on wheelchair and hand cycle users and dropped requirements that they yield to foot runners.
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016
  • Online applications open for America’s Best Bike Shop awardsbicycleretailer.com - Retailers can apply online now to be included in the National Bicycle Dealers Association America's Best Bike Shops 2016 awards. Applications are being accepted through March 31.
  • Team manager: More TV coverage coming for women’s racingvelonews.competitor.com - More women’s bike races will be aired on television in 2016 and more fans will follow, says former professional rider and current Wiggle – High5 manager Rochelle Gilmore.
  • Letter Reveals Chinese State-Sponsored Doping Program In 1990srunning.competitor.com - Russia wasn’t the only country with a state-sponsored athletics doping program. Athletes from China, specifically those who were members of “Ma’s Army” under coach Ma Junwen—a group which included world-record holder and Olympic medalist Wang Junxia—were forced to take large doses of illegal drugs, according to a never-before-seen letter written by Junxia and her teammates to a Chinese journalist Zhao Yu.
  • BAA buys property near Marathon start line in Hopkintontelegram.com - The Boston Athletic Association now owns a piece of Hopkinton, right near the Boston Marathon start line. At the end of last month, the association closed on 1 Ash St. for $1.2 million, according to the registry of deeds. The BAA manages the Boston Marathon and a number of other races every year.
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016
  • Lance Armstrong sparks debate with entry in California training runtri-cityherald.com - Lance Armstrong’s entry in a Feb. 13 training event tied to the famed 100-mile Western States Endurance Run has already attracted plenty of attention in ultrarunning circles and raised questions about the disgraced cyclist’s potential role in his adopted sport.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal’s Boston Marathon Bombing Movie Gets Financing From Bold Films (Exclusive)hollywoodreporter.com - Bold Films has come on board to produce and fully finance Stronger, a Boston Marathon bombing feature project that is to star Jake Gyllenhaal.
  • MP Michael Phelps brand & Aqua Sphere launch MP swim training suitstriathlonbusiness.com - The launch of the Michael Phelps, MP, brand last year has created a new line of premier competitive swim gear and training equipment. The MP brand is the result of a collaboration between Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer of all-time, swimming coach Bob Bowman and Aqua Sphere, swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness swimming and triathlon.
  • Amer sales up in fourth quarter and full year; Mavic down 2% for the yearbicycleretailer.com - Mavic's owner, Amer Sports Corp., is reporting net sales of 783.7 milion euros ($870 million) in the fourth quarter of 2015, up 6 percent in local currencies from its sales in the same period in 2014. Gross margins increased to 43.8 percent from 43 percent in the prior year.
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016
  • Jeff Winnick to represent Marin in New Englandbicycleretailer.com - Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has announced that Jeff Winnick is now representing the brand in New England. Winnick has spent 30 years in the cycling industry and represents both winter and summer lines, including Rolf Prima, Dainese, Seasucker, One Way Sports and Orage.
  • Swedish rider chooses Shimano on Campy-sponsored teamvelonews.competitor.com - Swedish star Emma Johansson is perhaps the only cyclist in professional cycling who is able to openly use a different groupset than the rest of her team. She began her 2016 season Tuesday in the Ladies Tour of Qatar with Shimano Dura-Ace, while her Wiggle High5 teammates raced with Campagnolo Super Record.
  • Cycling Sports Group Names NA Director of Marketingsportsonesource.com - Cycling Sports Group (CSG), which manages Cannondale and other bicycle brands, has named Hannah Parish as its new director of marketing for North America. Parish has worked for Specialized, General Mills and Smuckers. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Cycling Canada, and is an MTB racer.
  • OhioHealth is presenting sponsor for inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Ohiotriathlonbusiness.com - OhioHealth has been confirmed as the presenting sponsor for the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio triathlon, which will be held in Delaware, Ohio, on 21 August 2016. In addition to the presenting sponsorship, OhioHealth will also support the event with medical services as the Official Healthcare Provider.
  • Cheaters Beware: This Guy Is on to Yourunnersworld.com - Ever bib-swapped? Forged someone else's name during registration? Or cut a course? If so, and if you’ve run a major race in New York or several others around the country, it’s likely that 51-year-old Jonathan Cane - self-appointed road race vigilante—knows of your malfeasance.
  • Monday, February 1, 2016
  • Why Women’s Apparel Companies Are On The Riserunning.competitor.com - While the overall market for athletic apparel was up slightly this past year, according to Andy Annunziata, an analyst with SportsOneSource, the highest growth was in women’s activewear, which is now a $20 billion business annually. The biggest selling item by far? Tights.
  • Rolf Prima signs pro triathlete Eric Lagerstrom for 2016-2017triathlonbusiness.com - Rolf Prima, the US hand-built wheel builder of high-performance wheel systems, has signed pro triathlete and Olympic hopeful Eric Lagerstrom for the 2016 and 2017 triathlon season. Rolf Prima, the US hand-built wheel builder of high-performance wheel systems, has signed pro triathlete and Olympic hopeful Eric Lagerstrom for the 2016 and 2017 triathlon season.
  • Wahoo Fitness offers indoor cycling deskbicycleretailer.com - Wahoo Fitness is introducing a desk that can be used while riding a stationary trainer or as a stand-up desk. The desk is designed for use with popular smart trainer apps like Zwift, Trainer Road and the Wahoo Fitness app. It features built-in tablet and smartphone stands and an integrated cable management system that lets users keep their devices charged and cables out of the way.

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