Whether or not you’re a serious roadie or triathlete cranking out 6+ hours in the saddle or the daily commuter pedaling across town. Caffeine is a source rocket fuel when the legs are feeling bagged, nothing is more integral in cycling than the essential café stop. A dose of caffeine and maybe even a pastry on the side will give you the final surge for home.
Ed Torres Reveals LA To Pay Athletes $100K Less Than Houston Would Have For ’16 Olympic Marathon Trials
Ed Torres on the USATF Long Distance Running Committee that reportedly voted 5-0 to host the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston over LA issued a statement today on the reasons Houston was preferred to LA. He reveals that LA was picked for the Trials despite offering $100,000 less in prize money for the athletes.
IRONMAN today announced a $50,000 increase to the prize purse for its September 7, 2014 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. The $250,000 purse is the largest award ever offered for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. The prize purse is also the second biggest purse in long course triathlon after the IRONMAN® World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.
The purse will be distributed among the top 10 professional male and female finishers, who earn the right to compete in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship by qualifying at IRONMAN 70.3 events around the world.
Sean Maguire is running his Austin Marathon a little early this year. If you’re reading this Thursday morning, he’s out there now, ticking off all 26.2 miles, 10 days before the official race. Not that he planned it this way.
Maguire, who ran his first marathon last year, went in for a routine colonoscopy a month ago. Doctors discovered a tumor, and scheduled surgery for Feb. 13, just three days before the Austin Marathon. But Maguire didn’t want to give up his race.
On Sunday, February 16, 2014, more than 15,000 runners will be embarking on a 13.1 or 26.2 mile journey. We’re here to help you make the very best of the day. From pre-race preparation to strategy in the latter miles, we’ve got it covered. Below you’ll find the most comprehensive gathering of information for the 2014 Austin Marathon & Half Marathon.
Check back throughout the week as we will be adding a new post each day. On race weekend, follow us on Twitter (@TXRunningPost) and use hashtag #austinmarathon. Our team is providing real-time updates from the pace car, various spots on the course and at the finish line.
When Don Catlin, the former head of the U.C.L.A. Olympic Analytical Laboratory, heard that three biathletes had tested positive for a “nonspecific substance” about a week before the Olympics, I could hear him sigh over the phone. “I’m not surprised,” he said. “You’ve got to wonder if it’s the tip of the iceberg.”
Catlin had a good reason to be grim about the possibility that more biathletes were doping, which in this most recent case involved a designer version of the endurance-boosting drug EPO, according to two scientists with knowledge of the matter. He told me that biathletes were “always at the center of looking for new drugs.”