Posts by Susan Legacki


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5 Tips for Kona First-Timers

  

If you’re toeing the start line at the IRONMAN World Championship for the first time, here are five simple tips to help you enjoy your day, and make the most of your performance.


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The Natural: Eduardo della Maggiora’s Rapid Rise in Triathlon

  

Eduardo della Maggiora entered his first triathlon on a whim, and less than three years later has climbed to the top of the age group rankings, with his sights set on a podium finish at the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship.


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The Kona Veteran: A Q&A With Pro Triathlete Andy Potts

  

Seven-time IRONMAN champion Andy Potts will toe the line of his seventh IRONMAN World Championship this year. We spoke with him about his new 2017 training strategy and the four things he believes all age-groupers need to focus on the succeed in the sport.


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Heather Jackson: A New Coach, New Outlook and Big Kona Goals

  

After a third-place finish in 2016, this former hockey player is ready to give it her all in Hawaii—and she’s assembled the right coaching team and strategy to make it happen.


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The Unbeatable Jen Rulon

  

After 15 years of trying in earnest, Jen Rulon will finally be on the Kona start line this year. Here’s how this successful coach and age-group competitor has developed as an athlete and as a person throughout her entire triathlon journey.


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2017 Runner-Up Finisher Ben Kanute’s IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Power File

  

Olympian Ben Kanute led the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship race for the first 65 miles, taking the world (and likely many of the pros in the field) by surprise. Here’s a rundown of his aggressive, no-holds-barred approach to Chattanooga’s challenging bike course.


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Q&A With QT2 Systems Coach and Four-Time Kona Qualifier Bruce Cook

  

This retired floor trader hit his stride in the triathlon world at age 60 by getting the right coach, the right diet and a killer mindset.


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Q&A With IRONMAN 70.3 Star Emma Pallant

  

The former track athlete turned 70.3 star is poised to make her mark on the racing scene at the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.


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Low-Intensity Training for Mountaineers: A Q&A with Uphill Athlete’s Scott Johnston

  

We sat down with Uphill Athlete cofounder Scott Johnston to learn about how world famous climbers like David Göttler use TrainingPeaks to climb the world’s highest peaks.


One Year Later: Gwen Jorgensen’s Gold Medal Performance in Rio

  

Gwen Jorgensen’s coach Jamie Turner takes us behind the scenes of her years-long preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.


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