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    Friday, December 2, 2016
  • Registration Open for 2017 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race presented by First National Bank
    P3R
    PITTSBURGH – Online registration for the 2017 Pittsburgh Triathlon & Adventure Race presented by First National Bank is open to the public at PittsburghTriathlon.org. The 20th edition of the race, scheduled for for Aug. 12-13, 2017, will start and finish in Pittsburgh’s historic Point State Park and will feature 1,000 triathletes. Proceeds from… ›
  • Kukimbe Announces Partnership with Online Training Plan Provider, Final Surge
    Kukimbe LLC
    Boston, MA, December 2, 2016 – Kukimbe LLC., the first comprehensive mobile application that puts races at a runner’s fingertips, today announced a partnership with online training provider Final Surge. Kukimbe uses geo-location technology to connect runners with races of all types and will now connect runners to Final Surge allowing… ›
  • Nominations Open for TBI’s “Triathletes Choice” Event Awards
    Triathlon Business International
    Austin, TX – December 2, 2016 – Triathlon Business International (TBI) is scouring the world looking for triathlon events that are the “Triathletes Choice” for best-of races in four categories. Triathletes Choice event winners will be honored at the 2017 Annual TBI Conference, January 22-24, 2017 in Dallas, TX, and will share the stage at the… ›
  • The RunnerBox Debuts Limited Edition Holiday Box
    The RunnerBox
    The RunnerBox, a leader in the subscription box industry, has released a limited number of Special Edition Holiday Boxes which will be available for sale on a first come, first served basis during the month of December. Staying true to The RunnerBox’s mission of providing fuel, gear and motivation in… ›
  • Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • Running USA Launches the 2016 Race Director Survey
    Running USA
    WICHITA, Kan. – December 1, 2016 – Running USA, the national non-profit trade organization for running events and businesses, announced today the debut of the 2016 Race Director Survey. The 2016 Race Director Survey, Running USA’s latest industry-leading research report, captures the thoughts, feedback and details of race directors, providing the… ›
  • Madrid to Play Host to New CHALLENGE FAMILY Full Distance Triathlon
    Challenge Family
    One of the World’s greatest sporting cities will play host to a World-class triathlon as Madrid has today been announced as the newest member of the CHALLENGEFAMILY world series of triathlons. The inaugural CHALLENGEMADRID event will take place on September 24, 2017 with the event finish line located in the centre of Madrid, which… ›
  • Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon Kicks off Race Weekend
    Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series
    SAN ANTONIO – December 1, 2016 – The 9th annual Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon returns the weekend of December 3 – 4, 2016. More than 26,000 runners from 19 countries and all 50 states will toe the start line to take on Sunday’s marathon, half marathon, relay and… ›
  • Vapur Co-Founder Brent Reinke named one of the most influential business leaders in the greater San Fernando Valley
    VAPUR USA
    Oxnard, Calif. (Dec. 1, 2016) – Brent Reinke, Co-Founder of Vapur®, the flexible, reusable anti bottle®, was named to “The Valley 200” by the San Fernando Business Journal (SFVBJ). The Valley 200 is a Special Edition of SFVBJ profiling the 200 most influential business leaders in the greater Valley region: San Fernando, Conejo,
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Get in Shape, Lose Weight and Feel Great!
    The FitExpo
    The West Coast’s largest fitness event, The Bodybuilding.com TheFitExpo Los Angeles presented by Subway Restaurants, returns January 7-8 to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Celebrating its 14th year in Los Angeles, this action-packed fitness weekend will offer attendees 20 free contests and over 700 exhibits with the latest in fitness, diet, nutrition,… ›
  • Man vs. Machine: Altra Athlete Jacob Puzey Attempts Two World Records for Treadmill Running at The Running Event
    Altra Footwear
    (Orlando, FL — November 30, 2016) — Altra Elite Athlete Jacob Puzey will attempt two new world records on a treadmill: the fastest 50-miler and the most miles run during six hours. His attempt will take place at The Running Event trade show in Orlando on Thursday, December 1 across… ›
  • $10,000 Grant Program Expands athleteReg Sponsorship in 2017
    athleteReg
    With 2017 just around the corner, athleteReg is increasing their financial commitment to endurance sports programs to well over $100,000 annually. A new grant program has been launched through the company’s BikeReg, RunReg, TriReg, and SkiReg platforms, with $10,000 in grant funding available for selected programs. With a history of supporting endurance sports for over fifteen years,… ›
  • Key West’s Southernmost Marathon joins MultiRace’s Growing Family of World Class Events
    Multirace LLC
    (MIAMI, FL, USA) November 30th – MultiRace is on the move again, announcing today that it has acquired The Southernmost Marathon and Half Marathon (“SoMo”). The race, which has grown into an annual event attracting over 1,100 participants from 47 states and 15 countries, packs a 26.2 mile course into… ›
  • Wiivv Debuts Custom Fit Full-Length Insoles
    Wiivv Wearables Inc.
    VANCOUVER, Canada – November 30, 2016 – Wiivv Wearables Inc., a leader in custom fit footwear and adaptive 3D manufacturing, announces the launch of their latest innovation: a custom fit 3D printed full-length insole. With this significant product expansion, the brand continues to broaden its North American and international sales channels. Wiivv will be… ›
  • BMW Dallas Marathon Pro Relay Challenge Partners HOKA ONE ONE Elite Runners with Dallas Pro Sports Teams
    BMW Dallas Marathon
    DALLAS (Nov. 30, 2016) – Organizers of the BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay announced today that the 2016 Pro Relay Challenge will feature five professional runners from the HOKA ONE ONE elite program running alongside marathon relay participants from Dallas’ professional sports teams in a friendly competition. For… ›
  • Lance Armstrong to Open 2017 TBI Conference
    Triathlon Business International
    AUSTIN, TX – November 30, 2016 – Triathlon Business International (TBI) today announced that Lance Armstrong will attend its 7th Annual Conference presented by ACTIVE Network®, January 22 – 24, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, TX. TBI also announced that it is extending Early Bird registration through December… ›
  • MPA Event Graphics was “Go-To Turkey Trot Shop” in 2016
    MIke Plant & Associates Inc.
    ESCONDIDO (California) – After taking a deep breath following the Thanksgiving holiday, the production team at MPA Event Graphics realized that the company had produced signage for Turkey Trot races in four adjoining Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Riverside. “We’re like the go-to Turkey Trot Shop,”… ›
  • Stanley Linton and Sheryl Rosen Claim Top Spots in the Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K
    Tallahassee Turkey Trot
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Runners converged on the state office complex in Southwood on Thanksgiving morning for the annual running of the Tallahassee Turkey Trot. The races, organized by Gulf Winds Track Club, included distances of 15k, 10k, 5k and one mile. 6183 participants — a record breaking number — finished one… ›
  • RinseKit Partners with Spartan Race for End-of-Season Championship
    RinseKit
    Carlsbad, Calif. – RinseKit, the award-winning, portable, pressurized shower system, is the Official Shower Area Sponsor of the Spartan Race Los Angeles for the series’ December 10-11 end-of-season championship. The innovative product will allow muddy competitors to clean themselves after they cross the finish line during the duration of the two-day event. “RinseKit is
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016
  • UCI team TWENTY16 RIDEBIKER Professional Cycling Re-Signs World Champion Chloe Dygert
    TWENTY16 Ridebiker Professional Cycling
    (Boise, Idaho) — World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Chloe Dygert has re-signed for the 2107 season with TWENTY16 RIDEBIKER Professional Cycling. Dygert, a native of Brownsburg, Indiana continues to flourish in the program, adding versatility and experience to the long-standing and dominant Twenty16 RideBiker team. “I’m so blessed to be able to come back and… ›
  • Balega Introduces Silver Technology in a new Compression Fit Performance Running Sock
    Balega
    Durham, N.C. (November 29, 2016) – Balega International, a leading performance sock brand in the run and outdoor specialty market, debuts its brand new Silver sock (MSRP $15.00 USD), encapsulating Silver ions for lasting antibacterial properties and performance. With its super charged fit, Balega introduces its most compression-like sock to date, providing stability and control in every… ›
  • Altra Footwear Launches New Dynamic Support™ Category with the Updated Provision 3.0 Featuring GuideRail™ Technology
    Altra Footwear
    (Logan, UT — November 29, 2016) — The Altra Provision 3.0 is the first shoe in Altra’s new Dynamic Support category, a new line created to provide lighter, more natural guidance and support.  Altra’s Dynamic Support shoes guide runners’ feet and improve form only when a runner shows signs of… ›
  • Newton Running & Body by Simone Release Special Edition Shoe
    Newton Running
    Newton Running and Body by Simone announced the release of a special edition shoe. The Special Edition Body by Simone Fate II by Newton Running will be for sale at all Body by Simone studios and www.bodybysimone.com in early December 2016. The Special Edition Body by Simone Fate II retails for $140. Inspired by… ›
  • Spinlister Boosts Local Bike Shop Rentals
    Spinlister
    Spinlister, the global bike rental platform, announced today the official launch of their new Bike Shop Partner Program after a successful beta rollout this summer.  It’s an impressive addition to the site’s already extensive peer-to-peer service. With rental demand high and local bike shops feeling the sting of direct-to-consumer online sales,… ›
  • BibRave Partners with Grandma’s Marathon
    BibRave
    Portland, OR – BibRave, the turn-key promotional tool for races and endurance brands, recently partnered with Grandma’s Marathon for the 41st running of the legendary Minnesota race. The company will use their large network of running ambassadors (called BibRave Pros) to spread the word about what makes Grandma’s Marathon a memorable experience for runners. In addition to… ›
  • 2017 Cowtown Marathon Elite Challenge
    Cowtown Marathon
    The Cowtown announced today that it will offer $20,000 in cash prizes in an expansion of its Elite Runner Program for 2017. For the Marathon, prize money will be awarded to the top five male and female finishers: $1,500 to the first man and woman; $1,000 to the male and… ›
  • Applications For 2017 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk Lottery To Be Accepted Between Thursday, December 1 and 11:59 P.M. Monday, December 12
    Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
    November 29, 2016, Washington, DC: With the opening of the entry lottery period just days away, organizers of the 45th running of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk, known as “the Runner’s Rite of Spring®” in the Nation’s Capital, have established the following lottery entry procedures… ›
  • Registration opens for what event directors are calling “The School of Schools”
    Portland Marathon
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Registration is now open for attendees and exhibitors for the Event Directors College Series East Coast Conference. The three-day conference, hosted by the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, S.C., will be held March 29 – 31 and produced by the Portland Marathon, which has hosted a… ›
  • Monday, November 28, 2016
  • Osmo Re-Launches in January, 2017 with Proven Product and New Owners
    Osmo
    Sausalito, CA—Osmo is excited to announce the re-launch of brand and product line. Ben Capron, an Osmo co-founder and the company’s original CEO, is back and leading a new team with decades of experience. Osmo Products will be available again in January direct from their online store (http://osmonutrition.com), local retailers,… ›
  • Road Runners Club of America Announces 2016 Kids Run the Nation Grant Recipients
    Road Runners Club of America
    ARLINGTON, Virginia – November 28, 2016 – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce the 2016 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients. Forty-seven programs throughout the U.S., serving more than 28,000 children, will receive a total of $40,000 in grants from the RRCA.  This amount signifies a 100% increase… ›
  • TBI Opens Awards Nominations for Best Triathlon Published Article, Photo & Video of the Year
    Triathlon Business International
    Austin, TX – November 28, 2016 – Triathlon Business International (TBI), an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, today announced it is taking submissions for the best published triathlon article and photo of the year, and best event and product video of the year. Article and photo publication may… ›
  • Ultimate Direction to Launch Latest Products in Scott Jurek Collection at The Running Event
    Ultimate Direction
    Boulder, Colorado, November 28, 2016 – Ultimate Direction,  the leading brand in hydration and wearable gear innovations, is proud to announce the launch of their latest products in the Scott Jurek collection at The Running Event 2016. Headlined by the FKT Vest, which features the new FlexFormTM bottle for ease of filling and… ›
  • Lottery Opens December 1st for 2017 Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike and 100 Trail Run Events
    Life Time Fitness
    LEADVILLE, Colo. (November 28, 2016) — Mark your calendars for December 1st when thousands of athletes, from first timers to race veterans, are expected enter the lottery drawing for the iconic Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike (MTB) and Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance. The lottery drawing… ›
  • Brooklyn’s Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Run to Kick Off NYRR Holiday Running Season
    New York Road Runners
    New York, November 28, 2016—Brooklyn’s Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Run will kick off New York Road Runners’ holiday running season on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Over 5,000 runners of all ages will participate, with proceeds benefiting NYRR’s free, year-round youth running programs and events that serve more than 215,000… ›
  • Hyland’s Leg Cramps Debuts at TRE, Invites Retail Associates to Join their Boston Marathon Affiliate Team
    Hyland's
    LOS ANGELES – Hyland’s, a leader of homeopathic medicines for over 100 years, is proud to share with the running community their long-term partnership with the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.). Hyland’s Leg Cramps, the Official Cramp Relief Partner of the Boston Marathon, will provide Boston Marathon runners with its Leg Cramp relief… ›
  • Premier Tech Establishes Partnership with UCI World Tour Astana Pro Team
    Argon 18
    Rivière-du-Loup, Canada, November 28, 2016 – Premier Tech is pleased to announce a three-year partnership with UCI professional World Tour cycling team Astana Pro Team. This partnership with one of the world’s top cycling teams is a continuation of Premier Tech’s past and current endeavors and commitments in cycling at the competitive and elite levels. Premier Tech, with its global headquarters in… ›
  • Girls on the Run of the Big Bend Participants are ‘Born To Run’ at Fall 2016 5k
    Girls on the Run of the Big Bend
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Girls on the Run of the Big Bend, (GOTRBB) a local, non-profit organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running, will be holding their sixth celebratory 5k walk/run on Saturday, Dec. 3. Close to 150 girl participants will… ›
  • MMJ Labs, LLC Transforms Pain Relief with Launch of VibraCool®
    MMJ Labs
    ATLANTA— MMJ Labs, LLC, industry leaders in non-invasive pain relief, have announced the launch of their newest product, VibraCool® Massaging Ice Therapy. VibraCool® incorporates Cool-Pulse™ technology, leveraging the physiologic pain relievers of high frequency massage and ice in a product optimized for athletes and chronic joint pain sufferers. VibraCool® is available at specialty retailers,… ›
  • Actor Sasha Roiz Partners with Portland Marathon to raise money for the Maurice Lucas Foundation and Portland Youth
    Portland Marathon
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Actor Sasha Roiz presented a check for more than $5,500 to the kids taking part in the Maurice Lucas Foundation after school program at Irvington Elementary School earlier this month. Then, Roiz surprised the kids by donating an additional matching amount of $5,500. Roiz ran 13.1 miles in the… ›
    Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • Dutch federation launches investigation into harassment in cycling cyclingnews.com - The Dutch cycling federation has announced the launch of an independent investigation into harassment in the sport. The KNWU's action follows this year's inquiry by British Cycling which found that one of its own coaches had engaged in discriminatory behaviour.
  • Accell expands omnichannel distribution of Raleigh to Amazon bicycleretailer.com - Raleigh bikes are now sold on Amazon as part of Accell North America's growing omnichannel strategy. ANA recently began selling on Amazon with a few select models and has gradually increased the SKU count. Most of the models offered are priced at $800 and below.
  • UCI strikes deal for WorldTour stage race in China velonews.com - Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, the man who could become cycling’s biggest player, is now officially in the peloton. In what’s a huge coup for the UCI, Wanda Sports group has committed to a multi-year deal to help promote professional and grassroots cycling in what is the sport’s largest untapped market.
  • Skechers’ CEO Just Bought $11 Million Worth of This Stock footwearnews.com - Shares for Skechers were up more than 15 percent, to $26.20, on the heels of the firm’s announcement that its CEO, Robert Greenberg, snapped up $11 million worth of the faltering stock.
  • Fitbit To Acquire Pebble sgbonline.com - Fitbit Inc. has agreed to acquire troubled smartwatch maker Pebble, according to media reports. Tech news site The Information first reported the deal and said Fitbit would acquire Pebble’s assets, including intellectual property and software. The Pebble brand will be phased out.
  • 2016’s Highest Earning OCR Athletes obstacleracingmedia.com - Curious to know much the top racers in the obstacle racing world are making? Here is the list.
  • 2XU North America Appoints President insideoutdoor.com - 2XU, the compression apparel specialist, appointed Brian Anderson as president of its North America subsidiary.
  • USATF, NBC Sports Group ink historic media rights agreement usatf.org - USA Track & Field and NBC Sports Group announced a historic eight-year partnership that provides NBC Sports with the exclusive media rights to USA Track & Field’s live, elite-athlete competitions through 2024.
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Study: Only Three Sports Affect Long-Term Health sgbonline.com - Swimming, racquet sports and aerobics are the only sport activities that can actually make an impact on long-term health effects, according to new research from Finland’s Dr. Pekka Oja. Thiis study suggests that no significant associations between reductions in all-cause mortality were observed in those participating in cycling, football and running.
  • Accell Group Appoints Brand And Marketing Director sgbonline.com - Accell Group said Wouter Jager will be promoted to brand and marketing director, effective January 1, 2017. He will transfer his current responsibilities as managing director, commerce, Accell Netherlands to Huub Snellen, managing director, operations, Accell Netherlands, at that time.
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016
  • New skin patch that analyses sweat during exercise has been developed 220triathlon.com - A skin patch that measures the wearer's sweat to show how their body is responding to exercise has been developed by scientists at Northwestern University. Designed for one-use only it analyses key biomarkers to help an athlete decide if any adjustments, such as drinking more water or replenishing electrolytes, need to be made.
  • Dave Larson Joins Under Armour sgbonline.com - Under Amour has quietly hired Dave Larson, a long-time exec at Brooks Running, as its general manager and SVP, running category management.
  • Christy Sports Names Amer Sports GM As New CEO sgbonline.com - Christy Sports, a specialty retailer of ski and snowboard equipment, apparel and accessories, appointed Matt Gold as its new CEO, effective February 2017. Gold will join Christy Sports with more than 20 years of experience building consumer businesses and brands at Amer Sports Corporation, one of the world’s leading sporting goods company.
  • Mizuno USA Hires Creative Director Of Global Performance Running Footwear sgbonline.com - Mizuno USA appointed Indra Gunasekara as its creative director of global performance running footwear. Working in close partnership with Todd Lewis, VP of running footwear and design – running, Gunasekara will lead performance running footwear design globally, providing support to global footwear teams in Japan and the U.S.
  • Eddy Merckx Cycles appoints Tom Van Cauwenberghe as new CEO triathlonbusiness.com - With the arrival of Tom Van Cauwenberghe as new CEO, Eddy Merckx Cycles is ‘ready to take the next step’ as part of its ongoing expansion plans. Under the guidance of CEO Rob Beset and Chief Development Officer Rolf Singenberger, the company has been truly transformed these past 2.5 years.
  • Caffeinated gum is the latest energy booster in the athletic nutrition market washingtonpost.com - One of the newer entrants to the burgeoning sports-nutrition market, caffeinated gum promises to deliver a faster burst of energy than other ergogenic aids, because it doesn’t have to pass through the digestive system.
  • Monday, November 28, 2016
  • Cyclone Bicycle restructures staff, focuses on exclusive brand partnerships bicycleretailer.com - Portland-based distributor Cyclone Bicycle has restructured its sales and management staff. Founder and CEO Erik Deeter is now acting as sales manager while Dave Fike is assuming the role of product manager and remains the company's chief purchaser. He will also help to direct exclusive partnership development. Üma Kleppinger will now head up marketing as the brand manager.
  • She thought she ran the race of her life. Officials call it a terrible case of cheating. washingtonpost.com - Marathon runner Pat Huffman was running the race of her life when she competed in the prize money-less Marine Corps Historic Half-Marathon. There was only one problem: race organizers would later call it the most egregious case of cheating they’d ever seen.
  • Coach Joe Friel rewrites Triathlete’s Training Bible triathlonbusiness.com - World recognised endurance sport coach, Joe Friel, has ‘completely rewritten the world’s most recognized guide to triathlon’ – The Triathlete’s Training Bible. Beginning from a blank page, Coach Friel rewrote his bible of triathlon to reflect ‘recent and rapid changes in endurance sports science and practice’.
  • How Weight Affects Your Race Times runnersworld.com - The weight of your shoes, as well as your body weight, influence your race performances. Here's how much they change your finish time.
  • Saturday, November 26, 2016
  • UCI hits back at race organisers’s attempt to limit team sizes cyclingweekly.co.uk - After major race organisers announced on Friday that they would be reducing the sizes of teams in major events, the UCI has offered ‘clarification’ over who has the power to decide such matters.

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