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World Triathlon Corporation announces Budget Cuts and a new Early Access Program

Posted by Tom Room on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : Thoughts 
Following the recent announcement and prompt rescinding of the Ironman Access Program, which invited athletes to pay $1,000 for early registration to all Ironman events (entry fee not included), budget cuts have followed...

Below is a picture of the sandcastle at the 70.3 Ironman World Championships in Clearwater in 2008;



and the 2009 sandcastle.....



and the 2010 sandcastle....... (photo copyright Ramon Serrano)



A statement from the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owners of Ironman, explained...
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The Pro Triathlete Dilemma (ii) - how many races is too many?

Posted by Tom Room on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Thoughts 
What I Decided

Race 3 was a target race for the year being a half ironman. The added incentive was that my wetsuit sponsor TRI 11 is a German company. I fancied my chances of leading out the swim in the race, Challenge Walchsee, just over the boarder. Getting this relatively new company good TV coverage was a priority as they have been very good to me and I wanted to justify their investment.....and help retain it for next year. So race 3 is a definite.

Race 2 was part of a series I was ...
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