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2010-11-29 15:30:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences, Inc., a nutritional supplements manufacturer based in Salt Lake City, today announced it will be the official health supplements supplier of the Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team. The team that continues to compete on the Continental Cup circuit and has been fighting for inclusion in the Olympic Winter Games, has persevered on limited funding. "There are still hurdles to cross," says Deedee Corradini, Women's Ski Jumping...

2010-11-16 09:00:00

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tri-California, Inc. today announced the TRIFECTA, a new lifestyle-sports festival that is the first of its kind to bring together three running, three cycling, and three triathlon courses during a single weekend event. On June 2 - 5, 2011, Tri-California and the City of Santa Clarita will host these events with the support of Cycling Olympic Silver Medalist Mari Holden, Triathlon Olympic Bronze Medalist Susan Williams and United States...

2010-10-28 11:09:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- slayshTank (http://slayshtank.com) is a riding-based board and apparel manufacturer founded upon the lifestyle of wakesurfing, wakeskating, skateboarding, and music. With the recent explosion in crossover wake sports such as wakesurfing and wakeskating, slayshTank and the Riders Coalition is carving a new path within the action sports industry. By focusing on collaborative content and video delivery, slayshTank has quickly established global brand...

2010-10-06 18:16:00

BOSTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Putnam Investments today announced it will become the exclusive mutual fund sponsor of the U.S. Ski Team and sponsor of U.S. Snowboarding, supporting U.S. athletes in the sports of alpine, freestyle and cross-country skiing, ski jumping, snowboarding and Nordic combined. The U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding athletes have been increasingly successful in the Winter Olympic Games and other international competitions in recent years, and Putnam's sponsorship,...

2010-10-06 03:41:00

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), best known for its worldwide Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races, announces the launch of a new global event series titled 5150. All events within the 5150 Triathlon Series include a 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run. Event information, including online registration details, will be available in the coming weeks on www.5150.com. Starting in 2011, the 5150 Series will be the largest international distance triathlon...

2010-09-27 16:39:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of athletes from around the world, including one of the sport's deepest pro fields, can be seen competing in the 2010 St. Anthony's Triathlon held earlier this year in downtown St. Petersburg when the Sunday, Oct. 3, national broadcast airs at 3:30 p.m. EDT on the Versus Network. Now in its 27th year, St. Anthony's Triathlon, which traditionally marks the year's first major race in the U.S., attracts some of the world's...

2010-09-21 20:51:45

The horse was domesticated many thousands of years ago and has been hugely important in the development of human civilization. It is hard to overstate its role in agriculture, in transport and communications and even in military operations. More recently, equestrian sports have gained markedly in popularity, so even though the horse has largely been superseded in modern farming and military practice its connection to man remains as close as ever. Nevertheless, the horse retains at least some...

2010-09-08 12:18:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As the NFL season kicks off this week, Wilson Golf announced the expansion of its Official NFL (National Football League) team logo golf bag and golf ball products for sports enthusiasts all over the USA. With this year's additions, the 2010 bag and ball product lines now include all 32 NFL teams and allows Wilson Golf to help football fans across the country extend their team spirit from the gridiron to the golf course. "There's no more of a die-hard...

2010-08-05 12:15:00

Subaru Banff International Triathlon Just Five Weeks Away BANFF, AB/>, Aug. 5/> /PRNewswire/ - The first ever Subaru Banff International Triathlon is just five weeks away and race organizers have announced that as of the end of last week the race is completely sold out. Registration for the much anticipated September 11, 2010/> race opened February 25, 2010/> and just days later nearly half of the 750 race spots had been filled. "We knew this race would draw this kind of...

2010-06-30 14:03:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Fitness Intelligence today announced the launch of its triathlon performance analysis scorecard, exclusively debuting at the Nautica New York City Triathlon on July 18, 2010 - the largest urban triathlon in the nation. Nautica NYC Triathlon Performance Scorecard can be found at myTriScore.com, a unique, interactive, social media-enabled performance analysis and training tool designed for triathletes to benchmark their own progress and performance against...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'