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Jack’s Generic Triathlon… Hot and Fun Local Tri

It was time again for the staple in the triathlon community to shine. Jack's Generic Triathlon, started by Jack Murray is now running in it's 14th year. The race was hot today, but that's no different than any other year. This race has taken place the last few years at Lake Pflugerville, after moving from [...]

25th Anniversary of CapTex Triathlon Set for Memorial Day Monday

Monday May 25th, 2015 will mark the 25th running of the Annual Memorial Day race. This year CapTexTri is expected to field over 2,000 athletes on the downtown streets. Olympic, Sprint, Super Sprint divisions with a combination of individual and Relay categories. 2015 will see the return of the USAT Paratriathlon National Championships for the 3rd time and the addition of a cross-promotional Austin B-Cycles Race. With the multiple races through the downtown streets Texas Running Post will be your race preview and guide.

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (July 3, 2014)

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Women are better marathoners than men. Even though women haven't been running marathons as long as men and that men are bigger, stronger and faster, women are still better at the 26.2-mile distance than men. This isn't just my opinion, hardened by getting passed countless times [...]

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Summer’s Here (Well, Almost): How To Protect Against Heat Exhaustion

Don't know how to break the news to you, but summer's here. Sorry. The calendar might say it's still spring, but whoever believes that lives in Minnesota. For the next three months we will be smack dab in the middle of the worst running weather Central Texans annually face. Our summer dynamic duo of extreme [...]

Central Texas Triathlon Season Kicks off with The Rookie

Sunday morning marked the official start of the triathlon season in central Texas with the first installment of the  Texas Tri Series - the Rookie Tri. In its 11th year, the event featured a 300 meter swim, 11.2 mile ride and 2 mile run. Although designed for beginner triathletes, there were also divisions for Veterans (anyone [...]

Weekly Roundup (April 27-May 3)

Stacked pro field at St. George Ironman 70.3 Competing for $75,000 Just a few years ago, the prize purse and Kona points were much smaller than they are today for the U.S. Professional 70.3 Championship at St. George, Utah. But this time around, the $75,000 prize purse and the 1,500 Ironman qualifying points have attracted [...]

Weekly Roundup (April 13-19, 2014)

USA Track & Field, Nike Ink Long-Term Agreement USA Track & Field (USATF) and NIKE, Inc. on Wednesday announced an expansion of their partnership that will significantly increase support of USATF programs, athletes and competitive groups. The new partnership marks an ongoing commitment from NIKE to the sport in a sponsorship that extends from 2017 [...]

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes, and Idle Gossip (April 17, 2014)

BOSTON—I don't know about you, but this is my favorite time of the year: Boston Marathon Week. I might hate the Red Sox, but love this town and can't imagine being anywhere else the third Monday in April. Since 1978, I've been coming here nearly every year for the marathon and nothing about it ever [...]

Weekly Roundup (April 6-12, 2014)

Armstrong’s Positive, if Reluctant, Step in a Sport’s Purification (NY Times) Last summer, Lance Armstrong sat a few feet from me and said he would never “rat out” his friends by publicly revealing who had helped him dope and who had known about his doping. Not a chance. No way. The last thing he would [...]

2014 Season Q&A with Triathlete Julie Stupp

The start of the 2014 triathlon season is nearing full swing and as a continuation of our Q&A with area professionals, our newest installment is with University of Arizona graduate and Austin transplant Julie Stupp. Born and raised in St. Louis, she's the only woman in history to compete at the NCAA Championships in both [...]