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2014-09-30 00:21:08

WEIHAI, China, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to CRI Online, French triathlete Bertrand Billard won the Elite Men's title and Camilla Pedersen from Denmark led the Elite Women's race at the 2014 Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships held in Weihai, China on September 20-21, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149251 The event brought together the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, the China Triathlon Champions Cup and the...

2014-09-17 23:15:30

Spinlister user rents a bike from USC Triathlon Team member for her first ever triathlon, The 2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 New York native Liz Nuzzolese rented a Spinlister bike to race in her first ever triathlon, The 2014 Nautica Malibu Triathlon. Nuzzolese, originally registered for the relay category, made the decision to complete the triathlon on her own when her team members dropped out. “I was on a flight from NYC to LA thinking about...

2014-09-17 08:20:32

The EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project marks International Coastal Day by supporting a kayaking team, which will paddle along the Israeli coast this weekend to raise awareness of the need to protect the Mediterranean Sea and its coasts HAIFA, Israel, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project [http://marenostrumproject.eu ] initiated the "Rowing for a Clear Sea" kayaking campaign aimed at raising awareness of the need to protect the Mediterranean sea and...

2014-09-08 12:26:25

WHITEHALL, Pa., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GUNA(®), the Italian leader in the field of innovative medicine, is proud to announce their new sponsorship agreement with Alberto "Silver" Casadei, professional athlete from beautiful Venice, Italy. "As a professional Triathlete, I was already using GUNA(®). When the opportunity arose to start a partnership, I was very excited. I always appreciated their quality and reliability as a company," says Alberto Casadei. Just in the last...

2014-07-01 23:10:25

Spinlister announced as the 2014 Official Bike Share of IRONMAN® Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Spinlister, the world leader in peer-to-peer bicycle, snow, and surf rentals, announced today that they have become the Official Bike Share of IRONMAN® for the 2014 race season. Spinlister will activate at the remaining 11 U.S. IRONMAN® races, including the IRONMAN® World Championship presented by GoPro in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i as well as the Subaru IRONMAN®...

2014-06-27 23:02:47

MyWay Mobile Storage of Grand Rapids to Sponsor 4th Annual Grand Rapids Triathlon Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 The Fourth Annual Grand Rapids Triathlon was run on Sunday, June 9. MyWay Mobile Storage, the leading provider of moving and storage solutions, has been a proud sponsor of the Grand Rapids Triathlon, since the inaugural event in 2011. MyWay supplies units throughout the course that are used as aid stations. Their headquarters at 3696 Northridge Dr. Suite 20, Grand...

2014-06-12 23:12:56

Gary Hall Sr., head coach and director of The Race Club, was recently featured in The Huffington Post’s Father’s Day Gift Guide. The fitness fanatic dad and coach gave ideas on what to buy dad’s with similar interests. Florida Keys, FL (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Father’s day is just around the corner causing many to start the difficult task of what to buy dad. Huffington Post recently asked fitness fanatic dad and coach, Gary Hall Sr., what his ideal father’s day gift would be. “As...

2014-06-11 23:00:58

The Morrison Family YMCA’s 5th Annual Adult and Kids Triathlon, “Tri Ballantynes”, combines competition craze with a family-fun festival to raise money for camp and after-school program scholarships. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Riding the wave of triathlon popularity, the Morrison Family YMCA’s 5th Annual Tri Ballantynes, will host its largest crowd on Saturday, July 12. With two competitions, one for adult competitors and one for kids, roughly 1,000 triathletes will swim, bike and...

2014-05-29 23:07:21

In the unique world of marathon swimming, successfully completing swims across the English Channel, the Catalina Channel and around Manhattan Island is considered the "Triple Crown" of Open Water Swimming. On June 28, 2014, Doug McConnell, 56, will pursue the "Triple Crown" when he swims 28.5 miles around Manhattan in the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, and in conjunction with this swim he is fundraising for scientific research programs at the Les Turner ALS Research...

2014-05-13 23:15:17

Dr. Martha Pyron of Medicine in Motion explains what’s involved in competing in a triathlon and the potential injuries athletes face during the swimming, biking and running segments. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Triathlons are fun community and/or competitive sporting events that focus primarily on endurance. Athletes first swim, then bike and finally run to the finish. A group can participate in a relay with each person doing only one or two sections of the event. Triathlons come...


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.'