AUSTIN, TX – December 7, 2016 – Triathlon Business International (TBI) today announced the initial agenda of conference topics for its 2017 Annual Conference January 22-24 in Dallas. TBI and USA Triathlon will be presenting joint programming Sunday, the 22nd, with the TBI-specific programming beginning on Monday, the 23rd. The first set…
DALLAS (Dec. 7, 2016) – Organizers for the BMW Dallas Marathon announced a new partnership with Uber, designed to make transportation to and from the two-day BMW Dallas Marathon Health and Fitness Expo and BMW Dallas Marathon race day simpler and seamless. Tens of thousands of participants and spectators are expected…
Raleigh, NC, December 7, 2016 – Canadian Running Magazine has selected Final Surge LLC to sell and distribute online training plans for their publication. Final Surge, an online training management system used by thousands of endurance athletes, coaches, clubs and teams around the world, has for many years sold training plans…
Is the market in decline? Is Parkrun friend or foe? Have the color runs, obstacle course races and alike changed the market for good? How much more do I need to invest in marketing to retain YOY participation? These are some of the most common questions circulating the mass participation…
Phoenix, AZ — December 6, 2016 — Dozens of people with lower limb loss will gather on Saturday, December 10 at the Riverview Multi-Use Sports Complex in Mesa, Arizona for an Össur Running and Mobility Clinic presented by the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF). The clinic, organized through a partnership between…
DALLAS (Dec. 6, 2016) – Today, organizers for the BMW Dallas Marathon announced a new partnership with IHOP® Restaurants where the iconic breakfast brand will bring its delicious, world-famous buttermilk pancakes to the finish line of the 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay. Tens of thousands of runners are…
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, just concluded an exciting week for their council with funds raised, finish lines crossed and honors awarded. It…
Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp, the leading race management platform for promotion, registration, and race day has added an upgraded fundraising platform to allow large nonprofits and fundraising events to complete the lifecycle of their event on a single platform. The new Fundraising Platform addresses the needs of many charity-first races,…
(Orlando, FL) — Altra Elite Athlete Jacob Puzey ran an average pace of 5:56 per mile to set the new world record for fastest 50 miles run on a treadmill with a time of 4:57:45, shattering the previous record of 5:57:31 by an hour. His marathon split time was 2:38. Fans…
PITTSBURGH – P3R, Pittsburgh’s premier race organization, announced a sponsorship renewal with GNC Live Well, a leading global speciality retailer of health, wellness and performance products headquartered in Pittsburgh. The 2-year deal will extend GNC’s title sponsorship of the summer-time GNC Live Well Liberty Mile as well as the spring’s GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health & Fitness…
AUSTIN, Texas, December 5, 2016 – High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is excited to introduce Chikage Windler, CBS Austin Chief Meteorologist, as the official Austin Gives Miles Charity Chaser for the 2017 Austin Marathon® presented by NXP. Windler will begin…
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (December 4, 2016) – The GLUKOS Company Inc. will be fueling sponsored athlete Jason Easter, best known as “The Wish Runner,” as he kicks off an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most half Ironman races completed in one year. Currently standing at 23, Easter is looking…
December 4, 2016 (Kaaawa, HI) – Joe Gray and Polina Carlson captured the 9th annual Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run World Championship at Kualoa Ranch this morning. Gray, from Colorado Springs, Colorado, finished the grueling half-marathon course in 1:17:15, six-minutes ahead of runner-up Nick Arciniaga from Flagstaff, Arizona. Carlson, from Kailua,…
MACEIÓ, Brazil/TAMPA, Fla. (December 2, 2016) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding company, and Unlimited Sports announced today the addition of the IRONMAN® 70.3® Alagoas triathlon in Brazil. IRONMAN 70.3 Alagoas will take place on Sunday, August 6, 2017 in the iconic coastal capital city of Maceió. This new event will join the IRONMAN 70.3 race calendar taking…
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…
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…
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, 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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
Pinarello sold to private equity firm involving LVMH
bicycleretailer.com - Italy's Pinarello bike brand has been purchased by L Catterton, a U.S.-based private equity firm. The luxury brand conglomerate LVMH, the owner of Louis Vuitton and other brands, is a part owner of L Catteron. A purchase price was not released.
QBP offers women’s internship program for 2017
bicycleretailer.com - Quality Bicycle Products will offer its Women's Internship Program again in the summer of 2017 to offer interns the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and leadership skills. Seven full-time paid positions will be offered in Events Operations, Design Engineering, Industrial Design, Accounts Receivable, Legal, Videography, and Data Analysis.
A points race on the road? Velon and Infront step into race organizing
velonews.com - Infront will run a series of UCI-sanctioned races in 2017 in the Netherlands, Switzerland, and South Africa. The races will have unique formats, some borrowed from track racing, and part of the TV rights will go to participating teams. The races will be called the International Team Challenge, or ITC.
Fitbit, Garmin Lead Fitness Wearable Gains In Q3
sgbonline.com - While the smartwatch market took a tumble this quarter, the overall wearables market grew 3.1 percent year over year in the third quarter (Q3) of 2016. Total wearables shipments reached 23 million in the quarter. Basic wearables, primarily comprised of fitness bands, accounted for 85 percent of the market and experienced double-digit growth.
USA Cycling eyes gravel, gran fondo crowd
velonews.com - In an effort to grow its membership and offer elite perks to its membership holders, USA Cycling has created new license tiers to cater to both enthusiast cyclists and hardcore racers. The new licenses come with perks such as increased insurance coverage and roadside assistance.
New nano-particle chain lube is product of university research
bicycleretailer.com - A new chain lube that promises hundreds of miles of clean, low-friction lubrication comes from a private/public partnership with North Carolina State University. Cyclestar Nanotech lube uses nano- and micro-sized particles produced by laser, held in a carrier of lightweight oil.
North Face Names Winner Of The Never Stop Exploring Award
sgbonline.com - The North Face named Baton Rouge-based Varsity Sports the winner of its Never Stop Exploring Award, which recognizes the specialty running store that demonstrates the most complete dedication to encouraging and enabling outdoor exploration within its community. The specialty dealer was selected for its commitment to the community and inspiring a healthy lifestyle for children and families.
Kennerly Forms K2 Sports, Acquires Palm Beaches Marathon from Chamber of Commerce
runnersweb.com - K2 Sports Ventures, a new event and consulting firm recently established by Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth R. Kennerly, has acquired ownership of the former Eau Palm Beach Marathon & Run Fest from the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and will revive the traditional event in December 2017. The race will be renamed the Palm Beaches Marathon, but will still include the traditional Half Marathon and 5K races. It will be held December 1-3, 2017.
IRONMAN Mallorca discontinued
triathlonbusiness.com - Despite hosting one of the world’s largest IRONMAN branded events in Mallorca, with IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca, the full distance IRONMAN Mallorca has now been discontinued for 2017.
Lost runner says she was nearly seven miles off course
heraldtribune.com - Melissa Kitcher, who got lost during a half-marathon trail run held at the T. Mabry Carlton Reserve Sunday, wandered for nearly 12 hours in the park after she made a wrong turn about three miles into the Trail Hog 13.1-mile run. The race officially ended at 12:30 p.m., and race director Thierry Rouillard said he had no idea Kitcher was still on the course, thus, he left.
North Face Adds Three Ultra Athletes to Robust Performance Team
snowindustrynews.com - The North Face, the global leader in outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, is announcing the addition of three ultramarathon athletes to their performance team: Clare Gallagher, Paddy O’Leary and Cody Reed. The three will be competing December 3, 2016 at The North Face Endurance Challenge Series Championship in San Francisco, California.
TYR Sport Signs 2016 Olympian Jacob Pebley
swimswam.com - TYR Sport announced the signing of 2016 Olympian Jacob Pebley to its roster of sponsored athletes. Hailing from Corvallis, Oregon, Jacob has garnered a number of impressive results throughout his career, winning the national title in the 200m back at the 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships prior to his fifth place finish in the 200m backstroke at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Charm City Run Named 2016 Running Store of the Year
running.competitor.com - Charm City Run was named the 2016 Running Store of the Year on Dec. 1 at The Running Event trade show in Orlando, Fla. Known for its approachable staff, great training programs and community spirit, the Charm City Run store in Bel Air, Md., has established itself as a place that engages and serves all levels of runners from all walks of life.
Bart Yasso Will Retire From Runner’s World in 2017
runnersworld.com - After 30 years of working with Runner’s World, Bart Yasso has announced he will retire at the end of 2017. Yasso, 60, has served as the magazine’s Chief Running Officer since 2007, traveling the world to inspire and educate runners of all levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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