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Ben Kanute and Sarah Haskins Win the 2018 2XU NYC Triathlon

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BEN KANUTE AND SARAH HASKINS-KORTUEM ARE TOP FINISHERS AT 2018 2XU NEW YORK CITY TRIATHLON

Marcelo Moreira and Gaby Bunton Win Inaugural Life Time Tri Championship 

NEW YORK (July 1, 2018) — Ben Kanute of Phoenix, AZ won the male professional division in 1:46:34 and Sarah Haskins-Kortuem of Eureka, MO won the female professional division in 1:59:53 at today’s 2018 2XU New York City Triathlon.

4,000 Pros, ParaTriathletes (physically challenged) and Age Group athletes competed in the event, produced and presented by Life TimeSM– Healthy Way of Life. Tens of thousands of spectators cheered on the athletes throughout the course.

In the male professional division, Cameron Dye of Boulder, CO finished second with a time of 1:47:04, followed by third-place finisher Jason West of Boulder, CO with a time of 1:47:47. In the female professional division, Laura Goss of Boulder, CO finished second with a time of 2:03:02, while Cecilia Dvis-Hayes of New York, NY finished third with a time of 2:04:05. 30 professional triathletes participated in the event which offered a $30,000 prize purse.

The inaugural Life Time Tri Championship, a race-within-a-race competition, was held during this year’s event, awarding individuals who have qualified across the 2017-2018 Life Time Tri Series, a chance to compete for more than $63,000 in cash and prizes. The overall male winner was Marcelo Moreira of São Paulo, Brazil with a time of 1:58:15 and the overall female winner was Gaby Bunton of Saint Paul, Minnesota with a time of 2:12:26. First, second and third place prizes were also awarded to the top men and woman for each of the twenty competitive divisions.

Participants swam 1.5-kilometers (.93 miles) in the Hudson River, biked 40-kilometers (24.85 miles) on the Henry Hudson Parkway, and ran a new 10-kilometers (6.2 miles) course through Central Park to complete the event.

For the seventh consecutive year, the Challenged Athletes International Championship was held during the race and a prize purse of $5,000 was awarded to the top three physically challenged triathletes.

The 2XU New York City Triathlon, the only Olympic distance triathlon in New York City, is part of the The 2018 Life Time TriSM Series, which includes seven triathlons across the country between April and September.

For complete results from the 2XU New York City Triathlon visit www.nyctri.com. For more information and updates on the Life Time Tri series, visit lifetimetri.com, “Like” the Life Time Tri Facebook page or follow @lifetimetri on Twitter.

More information about Life Time Athletic Events is available at EventsByLifeTime.com, on Twitter @lifetimefitness and the Life Time Instagram page.

Photos from the race are available upon request.

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About the 2XU New York City Triathlon
The 2XU New York City Triathlon, the only international-distance triathlon in New York City, is a signature event within the 2018 Life Time Tri Series, which includes seven triathlons across the country including: South Beach, CapTex, Minneapolis, New York City, Chicago, Tempe and Miami. In its inaugural year,683 people signed up for the race, today it is one of the most in-demand triathlons in America.

About Life Time® – Healthy Way of Life
Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for its members across 137 destinations in 38 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. As the nation’s only Healthy Way of Life brand, Life Time delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes well beyond fitness to encompasses the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages. More info is available at http://www.lifetime.life/.

About 2XU
Founded in Australia in 2005, 2XU is the global leader in sports compression and high-performance sports apparel. 2XU compression is designed and tested in consultation with sports scientists and industry experts, and is backed by independent, scientific research by the Australian Institute of Sport and other leading research teams. Present in more than 70 countries worldwide, 2XU is the sportswear brand of choice for the world’s best athletes and sports teams. 2XU helps athletes of all abilities to train, perform and recover at their peak across sports including running, high-intensity interval training, basketball, football and triathlon.

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Race Alert Level – HIGH (RED)

10:15 AM, July, 1 2018

Due to quickly rising wet-bulb and ambient air temperatures, the 2XU New York City Triathlon staff wish to advise all athletes and spectators of the following:

EAS Level
We have elevated the Event Alert System level to HIGH (Red). This means conditions are potentially dangerous. Athletes should slow down and observe course changes and follow event official instructions and consider stopping.

Course
Athletes on or entering the run course are now being diverted from 72nd Street directly into the Finish Line. The abbreviated Run Course will span approximately 1 mile.

Spectators
Spectators are advised to seek shade and hydrate though the morning – multiple water fountains are available throughout Central Park as well as complimentary beverages available from sponsors/vendors in the Finish Festival. Listen to your body and seek assistance if you need.

Further Updates 
Should conditions worsen, or the EAS level change, please follow staff instruction accordingly. For the most current details, please visit the 2XU New York City Triathlon Facebook page and listen for race day public address announcements.

Thank you for your attention and support. We appreciate your understanding as we implement these changes to provide you with a safe race experience.

 

Pre Race Alert

10:00 PM, July, 30 2018

In preparation for potentially record high temperatures, race management will be monitoring wet-bulb and ambient air temperatures. Additional assets have been put into place in anticipation of the temps, particularly for runners who will face the higher temperatures later in the day.

Tomorrow’s race will begin under a MODERATE (yellow) flag, meaning less than ideal conditions. In the event these conditions warrant, adjustments to the Run course may be made.

We understand there has been a variety of rumors and speculation around tomorrow’s event. As of this evening no modifications have been made and we are planning for a 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run.

Should conditions worsen, or the EAS level change, please follow staff instruction accordingly. For the most current details or official race updates, please visit the 2XU New York City Triathlon Facebook page.

Thank you for your attention and support.

 

Important Race Update

Due to extreme temperatures and humidity levels, the 2XU New York City Triathlon staff wish to advise all athletes of the following:

EAS Level
Due to continued, excessive heat, we have elevated the Event Alert System level to MODERATE. You will notice a series of color-coded flags throughout the venue. Sunday’s race will begin under a yellow flag, which means conditions are less than ideal. Should the EAS level further change, the corresponding flag color will be raised.

Course Support
Beyond six fully-stocked fluid stations, the event has increased the amount of misting stations and medical support throughout the event. Ice towels will be distributed at the Finish Line.

Plan to adequately hydrate with water and Gatorade Endurance formula before, during and after the event. Water will be available in transition as well as at the swim start. Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available across all Run Course aid stations. Listen to your body. If you don’t feel comfortable, slow down and ask for assistance.

Further Updates 
Should conditions worsen, or the EAS level change, please follow staff instruction accordingly. For the most current details, please visit the 2XU New York City Triathlon Facebook page and listen for race day public address announcements.

Thank you for your attention and support. We appreciate your understanding as we implement these changes to provide you with a safe race experience.

Eat. Hydrate. Sleep. Hydrate. Triumph

 

Download the Athlinks App
Stay in the know with the 2XU New York City Triathlon event schedule, maps and other pertinent information from the Athlinks app, available for free on iOS and Google Play.

 

 

 

2018 2XU NYC Tri Athlete Guide Now Available

The Big Apple Awaits!

Since its inception in 2001, the 2XU New York City Triathlon has become a time-honored summer tradition. The city becomes a stage for Olympians, Paralympians, veterans and aspiring amateurs alike to push their limits in the center of the world’s greatest stadium. Nothing says New York more than the Hudson River, the West Side Highway and Central Park!

Whether you’re a first-timer or an 18th-timer, please take a few minutes to review this year’s guidebook. The interactive Athlete Guide offers course maps, schedules, wave start assignments, venue maps and much more. As always, watch for last-minute event details to be communicated via email, website and social media platforms throughout race weekend.

> Download the 2018 2XU NYC Tri Athlete Guide

> Download the 2018 2XU NYC Tri Spectator Guide

 

New Rules Released
The 2XU NYC Tri will adhere to a new set of event rules, created specifically for all 2018 Life Time Tri events. These rules apply to all triathletes: able-bodied, para and professional alike. Please review the rules within the Athlete Guide and view the video at LifeTimeTri.com/Resources/Rules for more insight.

 

Download the Athlinks App
Additionally, reference the 2XU New York City Triathlon event schedule, maps and other pertinent information from the Athlinks app. NOTE: Additional functionality will continue to come online during the 2018 season.

 

 

Get ready for an incredible weekend of racing.
See you in the Hudson!

Morning Routine from a Triathlete

Have you ever wondered what triathletes do in order to prepare for the race ahead of them? Well, Laura Gonzalez Ferreira has given us an inside look at what goes through her mind race morning.

“My race morning ritual usually involves going over, and over, and over again all of the items I’ll need in transition. When I’m pretty sure I’ve got it all, I stand next to my gear and close my eyes. I picture myself at each stage of the race, walking towards the swim start, standing in the water or on the barge waiting to hear the horn with my hand on my watch, getting out of the water and peeling off my wet-suit, jogging into transition. Then reaching the very spot I’m standing on, what gear do I need? It’s goggles off, wet-suit off, helmet & sun glasses on, cycling shoes on, number on, and go. Out on the course, I think about the last turn towards transition, slowing down to dismount, running my bike back to the rack, remembering to take my helmet off, grabbing my running shoes, and heading for the finish. This helps me not only visualize the day, and having a successful race, but it’s an easy way to remember if I’ve forgotten something, or if I need to rearrange my gear on my transition towel to be in a more optimal position. I always visualize myself having a fun, strong race, and though I know things can happen (flat tires, blisters, heat, an upset stomach), I know I’m prepared for those situations. I don’t imagine any of them happening, I only imagine the positive, best case scenario, and that’s what I aim for every race day.”

The motivation and determination is what differentiates a triathlete from any other athlete. A big part of being successful on race day is being able to visualize success. Going into the race having already thought about every turning point in the race and seeing yourself succeed at each of these points is something that will set Laura apart from the others.

Your Saturday in Central Park

There is nothing better than a Saturday in New York City with nothing to do but explore. One of the best places to spend your time exploring is in Central Park. Most triathletes may know this park to be the home of the New York City Triathlon, but there is much more to the park than just that.

Take a paddle around the Lake (one-hour $15, each additional 15 minutes $4, plus a $20 deposit)—or let someone else do the work during a Venetian gondola ride (half hour $45, up to six people) at Loeb Boathouse (available April through November). After your boat ride enjoy some drinks, seafood, and other appetizers at the Central Park Boathouse Restaurant.

If you are looking for a place to relax and catch some rays, Sheep Meadows is the place for you. The 15-acre field is located along the southwestern edge of the park. Expect thousands of locals to take over the area on weekends for a spot to hang out and relax. If you are wanting a spot in the shade it is suggested to arrive at Sheep Meadows by 11 AM.

Walk under the shade of the largest American Elm trees in North America. A pocket hidden from the hustle and bustle of the city, you truly will feel like you have escaped the busy city life. The area is filled with many artists and performers that liven up the afternoon. Be sure to grab a bench, some food, and enjoy the show.

Tavern on the Green is a must for tourists. The restaurant was featured in “Ghostbusters”, “Wall Street”, and “Mr. Poppers Penguins.” The view and not to mention the structure of the building are hard to beat. Tavern on the Green is a great place to sit down and enjoy a meal after a long day exploring the park.

 

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/ten-things-you-must-do-in-central-park

 

2017 NYC Tri Athlete & Spectator Guide Now Available

“In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t do.”

The city of lights. The city of opportunity. The Big Apple.  Nothing says New York more than the Hudson River, the West Side Highway and Central Park! Since its inception, the New York City Triathlon has been a stage for Olympians, Paralympians and tough-as-nails New Yorkers. Each section of the course tests your preparation and commitment.

Some say you’re a real New Yorker if you live here for two years. We say you’re a real New Yorker if you’ve conquered the New York City Triathlon. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. Make sure to check out the 2016 Athlete and Spectator Guide* for detailed schedules, course information and more.

> 2017 NYC Athlete Guide – UPDATED

> 2017 NYC Spectator Guide

A city with a thousand names and dreams, it’s your time to make your Tri dreams come true!

See you in the Hudson!

*Please note: Both Guides will be updated with Swim Wave Charts as we get closer to the event.

NYC Tri Spring Training Webinar

Spring has sprung in New York City — so it’s time to get training! Dr. Mark Klion of Manhattan Orthopedic is here to help you jumpstart your race prep with expert tips covering training and injury prevention.

Join us on May 17 at 7:00 p.m. EST

** NOTE: This webinar has been rescheduled from its original date. Those previously registered for the original date (May 9) will automatically remain registered for the revised session. Thank you for your understanding.

> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

These Three Women Define Strength

To recognize International Women’s Day, IRONMAN did a virtual sit-down with three of triathlon’s most inspiring women. Read on to find out their views on life and triathlon.

by Jennifer Ward


Christina Hopper: Mother of three and the first female African-American fighter pilot to face combat in a major war.

Has triathlon altered or affected how you see yourself as a woman? If so, how?

It has altered how I see myself as a person. I was an athlete when I was young, but after completing college, I didn’t really compete in sports anymore. When I took up triathlon three years ago, I rediscovered a part of myself that I thought had died. It has given me a renewed sense of confidence and vigor. It has given me renewed energy and helped me to see that age is a state of mind.

What has been one of the biggest challenges you’ve faced personally as a woman, an athlete, or both?

One of the biggest challenges I have faced as a triathlete is balancing life demands with all of the training and trying to reach my goals. In order to garner and maintain the support of my husband and family, I had to decide that my goal was not going to be “to be the best.” That goal would have required me to put my life on hold to train. Instead, I set the goal that I would “be the best that I could be within the time constraints of my life.” I set realistic goals within those constraints and feel good about what I was accomplishing both at home and in sport.

What are your tips for balancing training with a full life?

I think one of the most important things to remember is that triathlon is not your life, it’s just a part of your life. If you keep that in perspective, things fall into their proper place. You don’t need to fit someone else’s training plan into your life. Do what makes sense for your schedule. For me, that usually means getting up early and getting training in before my kids are up and before work.

What do you wish you’d known when you started triathlon? What’s your best tip for a first-time female triathlete?

I wish I would have known that it is better to go into a race slightly underprepared than it is to go in overtrained. There were so many times when I thought I just needed to get in a few extra miles or to go a little bit faster than planned and then I ended up injured. Now I live by the motto: “train smarter, not harder.” Being strategic in training and listening to your body when it tells you to back off or rest goes a long way toward longevity in the sport and success in reaching your goals.

As part at Women For Tri, we are doing a “Women for Tri Workout Wednesday” where we encourage women to celebrate the day by working out together, empowering each other, and sharing their photos. Is there anything you’d like to to say to all the women working out on that day?

I, too, have a group of friends I train with regularly. We call ourselves the Before Breakfast Club. Getting up early and training with them is therapy for me. I think it is wonderful to train with other women to share ideas, successes and failures, and encouragement. It is a natural forum to learn from each other and to celebrate the achievement of goals. Doing life together with others and building others up makes life worth living.


Shirin Gerami: The first woman to represent Iran in a triathlon.

Has triathlon altered or affected how you see yourself as a woman? If so, how?

It has definitely affected me as a human being. I feel it has given me a more positive outlook on life, and given me more confidence in working hard towards my goals.

What has been one of the biggest challenges you’ve faced personally as a woman, an athlete, or both?

The constant labelling, stereotyping, and boxing into how/what/who I ought to be, and the challenge of concentrating on who I am and the person I want to grow into, rather than binding myself to what other people expect and assume me to be. That has actually been a huge challenge.

What are your tips for balancing training with a full life?

I wish I had the answer! I’m still trying to figure that out myself.

What do you wish you’d known when you started triathlon? What’s your best tip for a first-time female triathlete?

I have loved the journey exactly as it has been. The thrill and curiosity of the unknown, the surprises, the growth, the ups, downs and up-side downs. Passing on what Paula Newby Fraser has always told me: “don’t overthink it.”


Turia Pitt: Inspirational Australian woman who suffered burns to 65% of her body in 2011. She completed two IRONMAN events in 2016.

Has triathlon altered or affected how you see yourself as a woman? If so, how?

It’s given me a lot more confidence and a lot more belief in my abilities, especially since I set the goal of doing an IRONMAN when I was in a hospital bed. I think just having that goal is something massive to work toward. As I got closer and closer to it, it made me believe in myself a lot more. I think having that self belief and self confidence that’s crucial for anyone in all stages of their lives.

What has been one of the biggest challenges you’ve faced personally as a woman, an athlete, or both?

As an athlete, it’s got to be my injuries. I’ve only got three fingers now which makes swimming more difficult, and it’s harder for me to use my bike like a normal person would. As a woman, we have a tendency to not back ourselves and not believe in ourselves and I think that’s a pretty big challenge. And also, because the sport of triathlon is fairly male dominated, even just finding training partners was really difficult for me. I guess I’m luckier than most because my partner was very fit so I’d do a lot of training with him. I still think if there were more women in the sport that would be really good for everyone.

What are your tips for balancing training with a full life?

I think my tip is that I had to learn to let myself off the hook. If I didn’t do very well in a training session or was really tired and didn’t go as hard as I would’ve liked or didn’t eat my recovery meals at the right time—I think you’ve just got to recognize that no one’s perfect and we’re all just doing the best we can. In the scheme of things if you miss a session or your day doesn’t go as planned it’s not the end of the world.

What do you wish you’d known when you started triathlon? What’s your best tip for a first-time female triathlete?

To not take it too seriously. It’s a sport that we all do because we love it, and I think you can forget about that and get really serious. That for me saps all the fun and enjoyment out of it.

As part at Women For Tri, we are doing a “Women for Tri Workout Wednesday” where we encourage women to celebrate the day by working out together, empowering each other, and sharing their photos. Is there anything you’d like to to say to all the women working out on that day?

I’d say dream big, believe in yourself, and know that if you put the work in, you’ll see results!

 

Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2017/03/international-womens-day-round-table.aspx#ixzz4akIexN29