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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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3 Recent Good Happenings in the Triathlon World

Posted by Tom Room on Monday, August 30, 2010, In : Thoughts 
Entrepreneurship - Have a look here

(i) A friend of mine, Alex Lewis, pitched on Dragon's Den a few weeks ago and successfully in obtaining the money he needed to get his awesome idea up to speed.

A couple of years ago I raced the British National Championships, in March, in torrential rain and gales on a Welsh hillside. Out of the 25 or so athletes I think everyone started the ten lap bike. Alex was one of the smart ones who dropped out after a lap or two. I was too stubborn and rode on for 7...
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Ironman Pro License Part V: Excuse me, have you seen my goalposts?

Posted by Tom Room on Friday, July 2, 2010, In : WTC 
One year after introducing the new Pro License for WTC owned Ironman and 70.3 events, a drastic revision is being made to the policy, so much so it unrecognisable. Having written about the orginal pro license extensively already, I wanted to share my thoughts again.



The full text of the proposal an be found here, but I have pulled out the relative lines where necessary. In brief, the top ranked athletes come 1st September are invited to the Championships. Ranking points are acrewed from a max...
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Ironman Pro License (Part I)

Posted by Tom Room on Thursday, January 14, 2010, In : WTC 
This series of posts is concerning the new WTC's (World Triathlon Corperation) new Pro License for all official M-Dot branded Ironman and 70.3 events. I will try and present a balanced discussion over three parts.
- The first part (which can be found here) looks at the official WTC line and the view of Graeme Stewart who tries to find the positives in the new scheme (though he clearly isn't a fan)
- The second part will look at the aim of this initiative - to bring to life an Anti-Doping Progra...
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