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News for this week

This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.

IM New Zealand race preview.

Bevan and John in The Press

Flicker gets 2nd  at the AT&T Austin Marathon

Amazing article about drugs.

Meet John and Bevan in Taupo: Thurs, Fri 2-3pm at Blue Seventy.

 

High 5 Tourist Tips for Taupo

 

1 The tongararo crossing- a one day walk which takes you through sunning

scenary.

2 A tandem skydive at the taupo skydive centre- they can watch you from 12000ft as they plummet to earth.

3 White water rafting- a number of world class rapids are near to taupo

offering cold wet fun for all levels.

4 Walk around craters of the moon- just a few miles away is a great little

park which allows you to walk around and see the geothermal past of taupo

area.

5 A good old trusty new zealand bungy jump- what more can i say.

 

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Website of the Week

Duncan Whyte sent us through this link to some bike porn from the tour of California. It would be nice to be in a cycling team where you get this stuff for free!

Click here to see the page: Bike Porn.

 

Blog

 

We’re asking for  honesty this week! This weeks question is: would you take drugs if you knew you weren’t going to  get detected and it would make you one of the top athletes in the world?

 

Click here to go to the page then click on ‘comment’ to add you goals. 

 

This week’s websites

    Website of the week: Bike Porn.

    Other sites: IM Malaysia, Ficker in Austin,

    Jo Lawns blog, IM ironing board, Landis

    rap, Amazing article about drugs.

    Where to get the older shows if you don’t

    have itunes: http://ironmantalk.libsyn.com/

    When you are there click on the grey word

    ‘Pod’ next to each shows episode.

 

Questions & Answers

We have loads of questions to cover this week. If you have any questions email us at: ironmantalk@gmail.com

 

 

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News for this week

This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
IM Malaysia race preview.
WTC announces a 70.3 in Germany.
Increased prize money at the ITU European Long Course Champs.
Epic Camp write up on Xtri.
Not long to IMNZ!!!

Age Grouper of the week
Celia Kurch for being the first female age grouper home at Challenge Wanaka. She managed to come in on 11:26 which placed her 26th overall in the whole race.

Blog

We were wondering if you could come up with ways that WTC and event organisers could increase the numbers of spectators at Ironman races. Imagine if every race was like Roth!

Click here to go to the page then click on ‘comment’ to add you goals.

Questions & Answers
We have loads of questions to cover this week. If you have any questions email us at: ironmantalk@gmail.com

Interview with Jane Patterson

Jane Patterson : Event Director of Ironman New Zealand.
Jane has overseen and led the team as Event Director since Ironman New Zealand moved to Taupo in 1999, which has seen a 100 per cent growth in numbers in eight years. She was approached by the new partners World Triathlon Corporation and Taupo District Council to run the management team for 2007.

Jane has a background in public relations and as an event manager for IMG, the world's largest sports management company, working on major events like the Queenstown Winter Festival, NZ Open Golf, V8 Supercars and the annual international concert tours as well as Ironman. She now runs her own event management company that manages the Port of Tauranga Half Ironman as well as New Zealand's major women's duathlon series.

Kia Kaha


 


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Ironman Talk Episode 47
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Episode 46 Ironman Talk

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News for this week
This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
IM Oz entry changes.
ITU letter to WADA
1100 people signed up for IMNZ

High 5 Head Wind Riding

1. Keep cadence normal.
2. Stay low on aero bars, relax upper body and don’t grip the bars too hard.
3. Don’t wear clothing that will catch wind. If wearing an aero helmet keep looking straight ahead.
4. Remember to drink.
5. Stay positive, it’s the same for everyone.

Blog
Francois sent through this week’s discussion. He was wondering if we thought Nina Kraft should be allowed to return to competition? Plus, if she won Kona, how would the crowd respond to her?
Click here to go to the page then click on ‘comment’ to add your thoughts.  


Bryan Rhodes

New Zealander Bryan Rhodes came onto the international triathlon scene competing as a junior in the 1990 New Zealand Commonwealth Games Triathlon Team. Coming from a water sports background Bryan has competed at a national level in both swimming and surf life saving. You will always see Bryan at the head of the field in the water.

His first major success was finishing 5th in the 1992 World Junior Triathlon Champs in Canada - teamed with Paul Amey and Cameron Brown, they took out the World Junior Team Championship Title.

In 1993 Bryan saw a stint on the European triathlon circuit basing himself in France. Following this, Bryan raced on the American circuit using Boulder Colorado as a base. 1996 was a turning point for Bryan when he competed in his first Ironman - Ironman New Zealand in Auckland.

Bryan has gone onto compete in numerous half and full Ironmans on the US and Canadian Circuit with numerous wins and solid results in major races. Bryan has also been able to pass on his knowledge of the sport mixing competing with stints as a swim coach in New Zealand and Penticton Canada.

This week’s websites
    Website of the week:  rhodey’s website.
    Other sites: coffeesofhawaii, IM Oz     
    changes, ITU letter to WADA. Guinness
    record for number of IM’s in a year.
    Where to get the older shows if you don’t
    have itunes: http://ironmantalk.libsyn.com/
    When you are there click on the grey word
    ‘Pod’ next to each shows episode.

Direct download: Episode_46_Ironman_Talk.mp3
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