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    Thursday, February 16, 2017
  • Hoka One One Becomes Official Running Shoe of Grandma’s Marathon
    Grandma's Marathon
    (Duluth, MN)  – Grandma’s Marathon Duluth, Inc. announced HOKA ONE ONE® will be the official and exclusive shoe of the Grandma’s Marathon in 2017. The 41st running of the annual road race will take place in Duluth, Minnesota on June 17, 2017. The iconic race attracts runners from all 50 states and over 30 countries… ›
  • New Devil Dog Double Sells Out for Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend
    Marine Corps Marathon
    QUANTICO, VA (February 16, 2017) – Just like the determined Devil Dogs of the Marine Corps, runners wanting the challenge of running a five-mile distance and then immediately running an additional half marathon, have captured all entries available for the new Devil Dog Double, selling out the first time event. The… ›
  • Inaugural XTERRA Thailand off-road tri debuts in Phuket April 1
    XTERRA
      February 16, 2017 (Honolulu, HI) – XTERRA welcomes the kingdom of Thailand to the World Tour on April 1 with the inaugural XTERRA Phuket off-road triathlon. Thailand’s largest tropical island is a well-known international destination for beach goers, serious divers, and road triathletes.  And now, dirt lovers have the… ›
  • The RefreshinQ Co. Announces Partnership with Spartan Race, Inc.
    The RefreshinQ Co.
    WADSWORTH, Ohio—February 16, 2017—Spartan Race, Inc., the world’s leading obstacle race company, and The RefreshinQ Co., a new all-natural vitamin and supplement company, have announced an exciting integrated partnership for the 2017 U.S. Spartan Race season. As “Official Sponsor and Partner,” the RefreshinQ team will set up shop at 15… ›
  • Newest CTS Coach: 2X US Pro Champion Cyclist Matthew Busche
    CTS
    (February 16, 2017, Colorado Springs, CO) – Recently retired professional cyclist Matthew Busche is moving from the pro peloton to professional coaching, CTS announced today. A CTS-coached athlete during his racing career, Busche recently graduated from the rigorous CTS Coaching College and is currently accepting athletes for personal coaching. During… ›
  • Ventum Announces “Trade Up to a Ventum” Buyback Program
    Ventum
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla., February 16, 2017 — Triathlon bicycle brand Ventum today announced a new program allowing customers to trade in their old bikes for credit towards the purchase of a new Ventum bike. The buyback program, “Trade Up to a Ventum,” is designed to help those that are ready… ›
  • Pease Prevails in Alabama as Newest rabbit Reigns Supreme
    rabbit
    Santa Barbara, California — Everyone likes to make a good impression when they start a new job. For professional runner Sarah Pease, who recently signed with running apparel company rabbit, that meant going for the win on Sunday at the Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham, Alabama. Her finishing time of 2:41:48 earned her the… ›
  • Running with the Bruces Launch Official SLO Marathon + Half Training Plans
    Race SLO
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — (February 16, 2017) —Ben Bruce, the 2015 SLO Half Marathon champion, a Cal Poly SLO alum, NCAA All-American, Big West Champion and current professional athlete for the HOKA ONE ONE Northern Arizona Elite team has teamed up with the SLO Marathon + Half to create simple and effective… ›
  • Summer Cook is Primed and Ready for Fourth ITU Racing Year
    fortyninegroup, LLC
    DELRAY BEACH, FL – February 16, 2017 – Summer Cook returns for her fourth season of ITU racing this year, with a total of twelve races spanning the globe. She will begin her race season with the Abu Dhabi World Triathlon Series (WTS) race, followed by WTS races in Gold… ›
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  • Chaco Presents “The Time Travelers” Film, Premiering Nationwide in March
    CHACO
    (ROCKFORD, Mich.) February 15, 2017 — Chaco, the outdoor footwear brand, will premiere its feature film, “The Time Travelers” by renowned creatives Forest Woodward and Brendan Leonard, at select REI stores in March. Created in partnership with REI, the film documents an audacious attempt to break the Grand Canyon speed record by the U.S.… ›
  • Marine Corps 17.75K Offers “Access Granted” to 42nd Marine Corps Marathon
    Marine Corps Marathon
    QUANTICO, VA (February 15, 2017) – Runners wanting to secure their spot in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) this October can run the Marine Corps 17.75K on March 25 in Prince William County, VA. The Marine Corps 17.75K is the annual kickoff to the MCM season that offers finishers “access granted” to “The… ›
  • Champion Triathlete Finds Solution for Struggle with Muscle Cramps
    HOTSHOT
    BOSTON, MA – February 15, 2017 – Millions of athletes and fitness enthusiasts suffer from painful, unpredictable muscle cramps that can derail performance and shake confidence. But for a growing number of world-class athletes – which includes Tim Reed, one of triathlon’s fiercest competitors and the reigning IRONMAN 70.3® champion –… ›
  • Suunto Appoints Nat Harward as Endurance Community Manager
    Suunto
    OGDEN, Utah (Feb. 15, 2017) — Suunto, a global leader in sports watches, dive computers and precision instruments, has appointed Nat Harward as endurance community manager in the U.S. In his new role, Harward will be responsible for working with coaches, clubs, athletes and online communities to forge deep relationships in… ›
  • BMW Dallas Marathon Announces Winner of Trip and Entry into 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON
    The Richards Group
    DALLAS (February 15, 2017) – Last December, tens of thousands crossed the finish line of the 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay, and now one of those spirited participants will have the opportunity to do the same more than 5,200 miles away in Berlin, Germany. Today the BMW… ›
  • RunSignUp Kicks off New RaceDay Scoring Platform with Introductory Webinar
    RunSignUp
    Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp announced the commencement of development on RaceDay Scoring, their next generation open scoring platform that will become the next generation of The Race Director over the coming years. RaceDay Scoring aims to take advantage of modern technology to create a “Goldilocks” scoring option that is neither… ›
  • Austin Marathon Lands Sponsorship with Ben Phillips
    High Five Events
    AUSTIN, Texas, February 15, 2017 — High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is proud to introduce Ben Phillips – Engel & Volkers Austin as the Official Realtor of the 2017 Austin Marathon® presented by NXP. As the Official Realtor, Phillips is currently… ›
  • Mas Korima announces new Sponsorship
    Mas Korima
    Scottsdale, Arizona / San Isidro, CHIH – Mas Korima announced today sponsorship of Aravaipa Running Races and events. Beginning with the Black Canyon Ultras, a ‘Altra Golden Ticket Race’, Mas Korima will be supplying its signature Korimalitas Heritage Pinole Bites for runners at all 2017 Aravaipa Trail running events. Mas Korima… ›
  • U.S. Bank OC Marathon: Racing toward $1 Million
    OC Marathon
    [Orange County, CA.] – Making miles matter. . . The 2017 U.S. Bank OC Marathon (OCM) has a goal: to help their charities raise $1 million, nearly double the amount they raised last year. The world-class race has generated $5 million for local and national causes since its inception in 2004. This year it… ›
  • Changes in Store for 2017 Cowtown Runners
    Cowtown Marathon
    (Fort Worth, TX) — Runners participating in the upcoming Cowtown Marathon weekend of races will be in for some positive changes as they stride to personal bests and record times on February 25th and 26th in Fort Worth. A new course route will take Saturday, February 25th’s Adult 5K and Cook Children’s… ›
  • NYCRUNS Opens Registration for the 2017 Queens Half Marathon
    NYCRUNS
    New York City Runs (NYCRUNS) opened registration today for its first major race on the streets of New York City, a 12,500-person half marathon to be held in Queens on November 18, 2017. The race, now in its fourth year, had previously been held entirely in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.… ›
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
  • Columbus Sports Commission’s Linda Shetina Logan To Serve As Honorary Race Director of 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon
    M3S Sports
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Greater Columbus Sports Commission Executive Director Linda Shetina Logan has been named Honorary Race Director of the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and 2017 USATF Half Marathon Championships. Logan, executive director of the Sports Commission since its founding in 2002, and her team at the Sports Commission played a vital role in… ›
  • Easy Camp US Selects OutsidePR as its Public Relations Agency of Record
    Easy Camp
    Easy Camp US, the premier manufacturer of fun, easy to use, innovative and affordable camping equipment designed specifically for millennials and campers on a budget, today named OutsidePR their PR agency of record. The partnership follows on the heels of the company’s expansion from Europe into the North American market, and as Easy… ›
  • UPMC Health Plan Extends Partnership to all P3R events through 2019
    P3R
    PITTSBURGH – P3R, Pittsburgh’s premier race organization, has announced a partnership extension with Pittsburgh-based UPMC Health Plan. The three year deal names UPMC Health Plan as the official health insurance provider of P3R’s year-round calendar of events, including the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure… ›
  • Cotopaxi Grows Questival Series to 50 Events
    Cotopaxi
    Cotopaxi, Benefit Corporation and outdoor gear brand, is thrilled to announce the expansion of its ever-popular Questival 24-hour adventure race series to 50 events, including the addition of three Canadian stops, in 2017. From two events in the brand’s inaugural year of 2104, Cotopaxi has boldly augmented the Questival offerings in response… ›
  • ‘The Connected Runner’ Brings Together Technology Leaders at the 2017 Running USA Industry Conference
    Running USA
    WICHITA, Kan. – The rising influence of mobile and social technologies on the sport of road running come into focus at 2017 Running USA Industry Conference, February 26-28 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, as the session ‘The Connected Runner: Technology in the Sport’ shines a light on the… ›
  • TBI Releases Summary Results of its 2017 TBI Business Confidence Survey
    Triathlon Business International
    AUSTIN, TX – February 14, 2017 – Triathlon Business International (TBI), the industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, today announced the results of its 3rd Business Confidence Survey. Conducted by MultiSport Research Ltd., the survey results reflected the discussions at the recent TBI Conference in Dallas where… ›
  • Intelligentsia Coffee Renews Title Sponsorship of Intelligentsia Cup powered by SRAM for two years
    Intelligentsia Cup p/b SRAM
    Chicago, IL, February 14, 2017 – Intelligentsia Coffee is continuing its commitment to top-level American bike racing by renewing its title sponsorship of the Intelligentsia Cup powered by SRAM, a multi-day omnium road cycling race series around Chicagoland during mid-July. The two-year title sponsorship runs through 2018 and will mark… ›
  • Monday, February 13, 2017
  • Exciting News for Norfolk Harbor Race Weekend in Norfolk Virginia
    J&A Racing
    J&A Racing, a world-class race management company based in Virginia Beach is pleased to announce that Chartway Federal Credit Union has signed on as the Title Sponsor for the Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon race weekend.  The We Promise Foundation will be the title sponsor of the 5k.  The Chartway Norfolk Harbor… ›
  • DFW Tri Club announces Velofix Dallas as their Official Bike Service Partner for 2017
    DFW Tri Club
    DALLAS, Texas, February 13, 2017 – DFW Tri Club announced today that the mobile bike shop company, Velofix Dallas, will be the Official Bike Service Partner of the DFW Tri Club in 2017. “I am very excited to work with Velofix in 2017!” said Mark Reisman, DFW Tri Club Owner. “Triathletes are already pretty busy… ›
  • Spectrum Sports Experiences 15% Spike in Participants for Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K Race
    Spectrum Sports Management
    Claremont, Calif­­­ – (February 13, 2017) – Spectrum Sports Management, the leading Southern California sports management event production and sponsorship agency celebrated Super Bowl Sunday on February 5th with a 15% increase in participants for its 39th annual Redondo 10K race. Spectrum Sports has directed the Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K in partnership with… ›
  • Quantico 100 Takes Running Fast to All New Level
    Marine Corps Marathon
    QUANTICO, VA (February 13, 2017) – Log as many miles as you can within 100 minutes that’s the premise of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Organization’s newest event that marks the U.S. Marine Centennial on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. Online registration for the Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military opens… ›
  • AlterG® Releases Stride Smart Technology for M/F320 Anti-Gravity Treadmills
    AlterG
    Fremont, Calif. Feb 13, 2017 — AlterG®, sports and medical technology creator of Anti-Gravity Treadmills®, is releasing a new gait analytics technology for their M/F320 Anti-Gravity Treadmills, allowing therapists to see the direct effects of unweighting during therapy. This new technology integrates intuitive gait and video analytics into therapy to help clinicians identify… ›
  • Meb Shares His Good Luck
    Good Luck Box
    Who doesn’t want a little extra luck before an upcoming race, especially races measuring 26.2 miles? Meb Keflezighi, winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon, is making it his mission to spread the good running vibes and is offering runners a glimpse into his go-to race preparation products and advice. Good… ›
  • imATHLETE Provides Allianz Insurance Products to Athletes and Events
    imATHLETE
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., (Feb 13, 2017) – imATHLETE (imATHLETE.com), a leading online registration company that is changing the way event organizers interact with their participants, has announced a partnership with Allianz Global Assistance, a worldwide leader in consumer specialty insurance products for travelers, concert goers and athletic participants. imATHLETE’s partnership with Allianz… ›
  • Major League Triathlon Unveils 2017 Athletes
    Major League Triathlon
    Charlotte, NC (February 13th, 2017) – Major League Triathlon is excited to officially announce the 32 professional athletes competing in the league for the 2017 season. The athletes were chosen from a pool of over 100 applicants, making this year’s field extremely competitive. Once again, given MLT’s commitment to equality, the… ›
  • RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo adds 6x IRONMAN World Champion Mark Allen and a special showing of the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship television program
    Sun Multisport Events LLC
    Boston, MA – February 13, 2017 – Sun Multisport Events today announced that 6x IRONMAN World Champion and IRONMAN and USA Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee, Mark Allen has been added to the stellar list of speakers that will be featured at the RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo taking place at the… ›
  • 2017 Beijing International Triathlon Opens Registration On February 14
    Beijing International Triathlon
    IMG, the global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, in partnership with the Fengtai Sports Bureau of Beijing, will host the sixth annual Beijing International Triathlon on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Garden Expo Park in the Fengtai District of Beijing, China. 2016 Olympic Medalist Henri Schoeman and… ›
  • 2017 Austin Marathon to be Available Worldwide
    High Five Events
    AUSTIN, Texas, February 13, 2017 – High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is ready to showcase the 2017 Austin Marathon® presented by NXP to the world. The 26th edition of the Austin Marathon will take place on Sunday, February 19th. The race will… ›
    Thursday, February 16, 2017
  • H3 Publications shutters Decline and Road magazines bicycleretailer.com - H3 Publications owner Dave House has closed down industry titles Decline and Road after a 13-year run. The staff of six employees at H3's headquarters in Southern California were let go Tuesday morning. Both Decline and Road had recently transitioned to a digital-only format, with the November/December issues as their last print editions.
  • Strava adds Instagram’s head of product Kevin Weil to board cyclingindustry.news - Strava has announced the addition of a key board member, Kevin Weil, and a strategic investment round led by Go4it, a sports asset and partnerships firm headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Weil is currently the Head of Product at Instagram where he oversees consumer, growth and monetisation products. An avid runner and long-time Strava athlete, Weil previously served as Senior Vice President of Product at Twitter.
  • Interbike: Utah no longer possible venue for future shows bicycleretailer.com - Officials from Emerald Expositions, parent company to Interbike and Outdoor Retailer, met via teleconference with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and determined that in light of the outcome of the call and the ongoing debate over the issue of public land use, Interbike will not include the state of Utah in the RFP process for future show locations.
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  • Sandy Nicholls to retire after 39 years with Gita bicycleretailer.com - Sandy Nicholls will be leaving the Gita Sporting Goods offices in Charlotte for one last time Feb. 24 after 39 years working for the distributor/importer of Italian cycling goods.
  • Hoka Is Trying to Reinvent the Running Spike outsideonline.com - Hoka One One put in two years of research and development to create a distance spike called the Hoka Speed EVO R that debuted at the U.S. Trials last July and went on sale this month.
  • Triathletes Can’t Get Enough of This Crazy Swedish Sport triathlete.com - Ötillö, which means “island to island” in Swedish, put swimrun in the international spotlight and is now the sport’s world championship race. Teams of two swim among 26 islands and run over them, ultimately swimming 10K in water temps hovering around 60 degrees, and running 40 miles.
  • Triathletes Suffer Better—Unless They’re Stressed triathlete.com - According to a follow-up study released this month by Israeli researchers, triathletes lose their advantageous pain modulation under acute psychological stress.
  • Minimal Strikes Back – New Study Muddles the Midsole Debate insideoutdoor.com - An independent study by PhDs Hannah M. Rice, Steve T. Jamison and Irene S. Davis, published in July 2016’s Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, proffered an interesting conclusion. They were seeking a relationship between forces exerted on a runner’s body wearing traditional running shoes landing on their heel or forefoot, versus runners using minimalist footwear but landing on their forefoot.
  • SRAM ends sales of internal gear hubs bicycleretailer.com - SRAM is stopping production of its internal gear hubs and related parts due to declining sales. SRAM will accept orders for the parts until March 3 but will review each order to see if it can be fulfilled with available inventory and production capacity.
  • Historic Coates Cyclery bike shop in Pomona to close after 83 years in business dailybulletin.com - Corey McCroskey, owner of Coates Cyclery in Pomona, is closing the well known and liked bicycle shop within the month. McCroskey has owned the business since 2000 which was established in 1934.
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
  • Twin Cities In Motion Renews Sponsorship of Team USA Minnesota runnersweb.com - Twin Cities In Motion, organizer of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and a host of year-round running events in Minneapolis and St. Paul, has extended its partnership with Twin Cities-based Team USA Minnesota, the elite long distance running training which has sent dozens of athletes to international competitions, including the Olympic Games.
  • Shimano bike sales slumped 17.4% in 2016 bicycleretailer.com - Shimano's worldwide bicycle-related sales slumped 17.4 percent in the company's fiscal 2016 to 259,455 million yen ($2.27 billion), while operating income in that segment declined 27.5 percent. The company's net sales were down 14.7 percent.
  • Asics America Shows Some Stabilization In Q4 sgbonline.com - Asics America improved its profitability in the fourth quarter while lowering the rate of its sales decline versus recent quarters. The loss in the period for the American region was reduced to ¥858 million from ¥4.5 billion in the same period a year ago. Revenues declined 8.7 percent to ¥25.7 billion from ¥28.2 billion. The fourth-quarter figures were calculated by subtracting nine-month figures from full-year results.
  • The World’s Best Ultrarunners Want to Harness the Power of Chia outsideonline.com - After 'Born to Run' introduced the world to the Tarahumara people and the healthful chia that grows on their land, they may have found a way to turn the seeds into economic stability.
  • The Really Confusing Way Doping Gets Policed in Triathlon triathlete.com - The two Ironman triathletes’ names who tested positive on Feb 3 for banned substances are not on the U.S. Anti-Doping Association’s sanctions list, a continually updated chart of athletes currently facing sanctions for positive tests. That’s because triathlon’s doping ban system is at best confusing and at worst ineffective at keeping the sport fair.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017
  • 2017’s Healthiest Cities in America wallethub.com - In order to identify the overall healthiest cities in the U.S., WalletHub’s analysts compared 150 of the most populated cities across four key dimensions: 1) Health Care, 2) Food, 3) Fitness and 4) Green Space.
  • Are You Racing Clean? triathlete.com - Outdoor-apparel brands including Gustin, Taylor Stitch, Timberland, and Western Rise are asking customers to choose, and in some cases even design, the stuff they sell. It’s crowdfunding on a product-by-product basis.
  • Ironman star ‘punches cyclist ex-wife at racing track in violent row over child support payments for their three kids’ thesun.co.uk - Nadezhda Semenyuk, 34, was reportedly beaten by IRONMAN Roman Paramonov in a domestic violence attack over alimony payments for their three children. She was rushed to hospital after the alleged altercation with head injuries, a broken nose and “multiple brusies and scratches”.
  • Polartec extends its partnership with the Contador Foundation Team bikebiz.com - Polartec, the US manufacturer of technical fabrics, is extending its sponsorship of Alberto Contador's development team. Having been a co-sponsor of the U23 and junior Contador Foundation team tor one season, Polartec is committing itself until 2018 and is becoming the team's main sponsor.
  • Lance Armstrong case moves to jury trial velonews.com - A district court in Washington D.C. denied Armstrong’s attempt to have the federal government’s $100 million lawsuit against him tossed out of court with a summary judgement ruling. The decision marks a major defeat for Armstrong, whose attorneys had filed to have the case thrown out back in August.
  • LAB appoints interim director after Doty steps down bicycleretailer.com - The League of American Bicyclists board has appointed longtime staff member Bill Nesper as interim executive director following the departure of Alex Doty as executive. Doty, who was executive director for 16 months, has stepped down to pursue other interests.
  • Retired racer Inga Thompson to work on women’s cycling advocacy, signs with Mission bicycleretailer.com - Decades after retiring from professional road cycling, Inga Thompson is returning to the sport to work on women's advocacy and other projects. She will be represented by Mission Sports Group, a Colorado firm that recently announced it was representing retired mountain biker Ruthie Matthes.
  • Two longtime employees buy Velo Orange from its founder bicycleretailer.com - Two longtime employees have bought Velo Orange from the brand's founder, Chris Kulczycki. Igor Shteynbuk and Adrian Nelson purchased all of the assets of Velo Orange and its associated brands, Grand Cru Components and Dajia Cycleworks. They will continue with its current business model and sales channels, while seeking to increase its market presence and create innovative products that adhere to the classic aesthetic.
  • Friday, February 10, 2017
  • A clash of cultures in the pool slowtwitch.com - Because of "dangerous waves" triathletes and swimmers in many places in Germany are not allowed to use all lanes of the pools to swim freestyle, butterfly or backstroke. This is an annoying inconvenience for visiting athletes who marvel at some of the beautiful Olympic-level pools only to realize that the black lines at the bottom mean absolutely nothing.
  • Research Shows Running Can Help Cure a Broken Heart running.competitor.com - According to a 2010 study at Rutgers University, rejection activates the same areas of the brain as actual physical pain. Turning to ice cream and cocktails may be satisfying for the short term, but they aren’t a long-term answer. Getting physical, as in running, is a healthier coping tool.
  • Lagardère Sports partners with US Track and Field sportspromedia.com - Lagardère Sports is set to become the worldwide media right distributor for USA Track and Field (USATF). From 2017 to 2019 the sports and entertainment company will sell the media rights to select USATF athletics meetings, including the Outdoor Championships, Millrose Games, and the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
  • Tour de France announces 2018 Grand Départ velonews.com - The 2018 Tour de France will start from Vendée on June 30. The announcement was made by race director Christian Prudhomme of the ASO (Amaury Sport Organization) at half-time of the rugby match between France and Scotland on Sunday, with full details of next year’s 105th Tour to be unveiled on February 28.
  • Peloton hires former Barnes & Noble CEO to take home-cycling platform global cnbc.com - In order to expand Peloton's brand and products, founder and CEO John Foley is installing the company's first president: William Lynch, the former Barnes & Noble CEO who presided over the launch of the Nook. Foley and Lynch tend to focus on one word a lot: growth. Foley and Lynch tend to focus on one word a lot: growth.

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