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  • Seven Essential Tips For Becoming A Better Swimmer
    buildup in the lungs A steady and constant exhalation out your nose and mouth while your face is in the water will prevent this unpleasant phenomenon Inhaling on every third stroke is a good breathing pattern to use because you will breathe on both sides of your body and get plenty of oxygen 2 Relax relax relax This advice seems so simple until you start swimming The best swimmers in the world look like they are gliding along the surface of the water You cannot fight the water it will always win Instead relax your whole body into the water and channel your power exclusively toward moving your body forward Practice the simple art of floating facedown on the surface 3 Align your spine On dry land stand up tall and look straight ahead Notice how your neck is in alignment with your spine and your face is pointed forward Take that position into the water The waterline should cut the centre of the top of your head and your face should be pointed at the bottom of the pool 4 Remember to glide The swim stroke differs from a cycling pedal stroke or a running stride because it is disconnected instead of continuous or should be In running there is no separation between each stride and the next and in cycling the rotation of the cranks is continuous In swimming each stroke should be separated from the next with a brief glide When your arm enters the water above your head let it stay fully extended for a few moments before you start the catch phase Don t be a windmill 5 Rotate but don t over rotate Body rotation is an art form Those who get it perfectly are beautiful as their bodies cut through the water like a knife The secret is they don t over rotate If the bottom of the pool is 0 degrees and the side of the pool is 90 degrees your torso should never go past 45 degrees on either side Remember your head and lower legs do not rotate with your torso and hips keep your feet kicking straight up and down 6 Never cross the forbidden centreline Under no circumstances should either arm ever cross the centreline of your body At the entry point of the stroke drop your arm in the water directly in front your shoulder Flare your arm out during the catch sweep back and slightly in during the pull and finish with your hand next to your thigh The movement should look like a question mark Keep your fingertips pointed at the bottom of the pool 7 Kick from your hips Relax your knees Point your toes Think about slapping the tops of your feet on the surface of the water they should be making a small splash If you feel tired and sore in your hip flexor muscles you re doing it right Related Stories Swim Tip Getting The Correct Hand Position Should You Finish

    Original URL path: http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2013/07/19/the-seven-golden-rules-of-freestyle-swimming?utm_medium=whats-hot (2016-04-25)
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  • Jenkins back at her best on Australia’s Gold Coast
    the pace On the 10km run Jonathan got into a leading position with Spain s number one ranked Mario Mola before starting to struggle in the heat Alistair had already dropped back and later withdrew but Jonathan appeared to be in a solid second position until he started to weave around the road and another Spaniard Fernando Alarza passed him in the closing stages Jonathan staggered over the line in third place British Triathlon Performance Director Brendan Purcell commented on the Brownlee brothers Racing in the middle of the day the heat coming off the tarmac was unbelievable The key is to get them recovered and on their way to South Africa for the next race now He added Jonny did well to hang on for the medal and this is Alistair s first race since surgery He s only just started to do the intensive work that he needs to do On the women s race he said Helen demonstrated exactly what she is capable of and she s done an outstanding job after years getting herself back from injury He added Jodie wasn t able to get her best performance out today and I m gutted for her but she s still a key British athlete and we ll support her in every way possible A meeting will take place this week to decide nominations for the women s team in Rio Non Stanford and Vicky Holland have already met the automatic qualification criteria meaning that just one place remains ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast 1500m swim 40km bike 10km run Results elite women 1 Helen Jenkins GBR 1 56 03 2 Gwen Jorgensen USA 1 56 44 3 Andrea Hewitt NZL 1 56 45 12 Jodie Stimpson GBR 1 59 21 Results elite men 1 Mario Mola

    Original URL path: http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2016/04/11/jenkins-back-at-her-best-on-australias-gold-coast (2016-04-25)
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  • Gwen Jorgensen & Richard Murray On Top In New Plymouth
    kind of training for that Read the complete recap at Triathlon org Men s Recap New Plymouth has proven a happy hunting ground for South Africa s Richard Murray defending his ITU World Cup title in a blockbuster race that went down to the wire It has been another positive start to 2016 for Murray which is almost a mirror image to 2015 opening his Olympic campaign with a silver medal at the WTS Abu Dhabi season opener and backing it up with an impressive performance over a world class field in the same location that brought him his first ever World Cup victory just last year In a race that was full gas from the gun and never slowed down until the end the experienced campaigner was able to capture his back to back New Plymouth title Yeah it was a better swim than last year I never know where I am so I look around and saw like ten guys in front of me It was a really really good swim hard bike course I tried to get away with the two other guys in our group it didn t happen but all round it was a great race and the weather turned our great for today said Murray on his winning performance I wasn t sure how far they were away but when I came in I saw that they had left transition I wouldn t say I was completely concerned but definitely had to make sure I ran the first bit a little bit quick to make sure I managed to get them half way or ¾ of the way through the run at least Joining Murray on the podium was Andreas Schilling DEN with the silver and Rostylav Pevtsov AZE with the bronze Read the complete recap at Triathlon org 2016 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup New Plymouth New Zealand April 3 2016 750m swim 20km bike 5km run Women 1 Gwen Jorgensen USA 0 58 51 2 Andrea Hewitt NZL 0 59 13 3 Kirsten Kasper USA 0 59 20 4 Mari Rabie RSA 0 59 28 5 Miriam Casillas García ESP 0 59 38 6 Amelie Kretz CAN 0 59 42 7 Arina Shulgina RUS 0 59 56 8 Summer Cook USA 1 00 02 9 Ainhoa Murua ESP 1 00 06 10 Agnieszka Jerzyk POL 1 00 08 Men 1 Richard Murray RSA 0 53 08 2 Andreas Schilling DEN 0 53 28 3 Rostyslav Pevtsov AZE 0 53 32 4 Ryan Sissons NZL 0 53 33 5 Marten Van Riel BEL 0 53 34 6 Ivan Ivanov UKR 0 53 35 7 Ron Darmon ISR 0 53 37 8 Irving Perez MEX 0 53 37 9 Bob Haller LUX 0 53 42 10 Gregory Billington USA 0 53 43 Related Stories British Women Battle For Final Olympic Slot At The Gold Coast Brownlee Brothers Return To Racing This Saturday In Australia Video Highlights of The WTS Abu Dhabi Mario Mola

    Original URL path: http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2016/04/04/gwen-jorgensen-richard-murray-on-top-in-new-plymouth (2016-04-25)
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  • Tim Don, Heather Wurtele Victorious In Monterrey
    09 half marathon to claim the dominant victory in 4 08 19 With Wurtele blowing the competition away on the bike the rest of the women were left to battle for the remaining podium spots on the run Denmark s Camilla Pedersen finished in second at 4 12 05 with three time Ironman world champion Mirinda Carfrae AUS running her way from fifth off of the bike to third at the finish line with a race best 1 20 48 half marathon giving her the final podium spot in 4 15 11 2016 Ironman 70 3 Monterrey Monterrey Mexico March 20 2016 1 2 mile swim 56 mile bike 13 1 mile run Men 1 Tim Don GBR 3 42 53 2 Trevor Wurtele CAN 3 43 53 3 Matt Chrabot USA 3 44 37 4 Sylvain Sudrie FRA 3 44 51 5 Ben Hoffman USA 3 46 27 Women 1 Heather Wurtele CAN 4 08 19 2 Camilla Pedersen DEN 4 12 05 3 Mirinda Carfrae AUS 4 15 11 4 Sarah Piampiano USA 4 17 26 5 Liz Lyles USA 4 19 58 Complete results Related Stories Top Pros Head To San Juan And Monterrey For 70 3 Action The PROfile Tim Don Don Frederiksen on top in Brazil Don Tisseyre win Ironman 70 3 Monterrey FILED UNDER Race Results TAGS 70 3 Monterrey Tim Don Most Read Popular Now Most Watched The 1 Workout To Get You Ready For Ironman Exercises to improve your reactive strength How Pain Tolerance Affects Performance Five tips for avoiding bike Injuries Managing Your Energy Levels On The Triathlon Swim Why you should run on grass Ask Coach Sara Best Drill To Promote A Strong Pull Phase The Pros And Cons Of SRAM s 1X Setup For Triathletes Swim Cramps What Why

    Original URL path: http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2016/03/21/tim-don-heather-wurtele-victorious-in-monterrey (2016-04-25)
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  • Weekend Race Recap: Action From Saipan, Mooloolaba And More
    the 15th annual XTERRA Saipan Championship titles on a picture perfect day in the Northern Marianas on Saturday Read the race recap here XTERRA Saipan Championship Saipan Northern Mariana Islands March 12 2016 Men 1 Brodie Gardner AUS 2 52 46 2 Takahiro Ogasawara JPN 2 54 14 3 Joe Miller PHI 3 05 03 Women 1 Carina Wasle AUT 3 05 40 2 Mieko Carey JPN 3 12 40 3 Renata Bucher SUI 3 22 38 Complete results 2016 Sarasota CAMTRI Spring Triathlon American Championships Florida native Kaitlin Donner picked up her first win of 2016 on Saturday at the Sarasota CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Championships in Nathan Benderson Park with up and coming junior elite Taylor Knibb finishing second Great Britain s India Lee rounded out the top three Spain s Xavier Grenier Talavera claimed the men s victory with Andrew Yorke CAN and Francesc Godoy ESP finishing second and third respectively Ben Kanute was the top finishing American in fourth Read the recap here Sarasota CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Championships March 12 2016 Sarasota Fla 750m swim 20k bike 5k run Women 1 Kaitlin Donner USA 59 24 2 Taylor Knibb USA 59 57 3 India Lee GBR 1 00 06 Men 1 Xavier Grenier Talavera CAN 52 43 2 Andrew Yorke CAN 52 49 3 Francesc Godoy ESP 52 51 Related Stories Bracht Saemmler win Ironman Mallorca Manocchio Vesterby win Ironman Copenhagen Nilsson Stienen win Ironman Sweden Forissier Wasle win XTERRA Switzerland FILED UNDER Race Results TAGS race recap Results Most Read Popular Now Most Watched The 1 Workout To Get You Ready For Ironman Exercises to improve your reactive strength How Pain Tolerance Affects Performance Five tips for avoiding bike Injuries Managing Your Energy Levels On The Triathlon Swim Why you should run on grass

    Original URL path: http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2016/03/15/weekend-race-recap-action-from-saipan-mooloolaba-and-more (2016-04-25)
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  • Mario Mola, Jodie Stimpson Win WTS Opener In Abu Dhabi
    I had those 10 15 seconds I thought that is the time to stop and get back into the pack again Richard was amazing today as was Joao and Fernando but I felt great and I m happy to get the win here With a seventh place finish Ryan Sissons fulfilled his National Federation s requirements to qualify for the Rio Olympics Read the complete recap here Women s Review Claiming her first WTS victory since 2014 Great Britain s Jodie Stimpson finally earned her way back to the top of the podium by winning the first race of the season at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi After pushing through a long swim a tough bike and an even tougher run Stimpson broke away from a small four man pack in the final lap of the race to reclaim her rights to a WTS gold medal Showcasing an amazing come from behind performance Australia s Ashleigh Gentle earned the silver medal while Stimpson s British compatriot Helen Jenkins took the bronze This winter I could not say that it could have gone any better My training group has been highly motivated because non of us have made our Olympic spots yet Me and Helen Jenkins we are great rivals she is just a fantastic athlete and I have so much respect for her As soon as I crossed the line I went to her and thought we could not make it any harder for them really but we are both in the same boat and it will be whoever has the best race in Gold Coast It will be the best woman who wins and if Helen beats me in Gold Coast she deserves to go said Stimpson on her win and her road to still qualify for the Rio Olympic Games this summer Read the complete recap here ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi March 5 2016 Abu Dhabi UAE 1 5K swim 40K bike 10K run Men 1 Mario Mola ESP 1 46 39 2 Richard Murray RSA 1 46 54 3 Joao Silva POR 1 47 08 4 Fernando Alarza ESP 1 47 17 5 Crisanto Grajales MEX 1 47 27 6 Dmitry Polyanskiy RUS 1 47 32 7 Ryan Sissons NZL 1 47 40 8 Ryan Bailie AUS 1 47 42 9 Kyle Jones CAN 1 47 44 10 Tyler Mislawchuk CAN 1 47 4 Complete results Women 1 Jodie Stimpson GBR 1 56 10 2 Ashleigh Gentle AUS 1 56 19 3 Helen Jenkins GBR 1 56 26 4 Flora Duffy BER 1 56 44 5 Renee Tomlin USA 1 57 02 6 Emmie Charayron FRA 1 57 17 7 Sara Vilic AUT 1 57 25 8 Charlotte McShane AUS 1 57 25 9 Annamaria Mazzetti ITA 1 57 26 10 Lisa Norden SWE 1 57 27 Complete results Read more at http triathlon competitor com 2016 03 news mario mola jodie stimpson win wts opener in abu dhabi 128982 Sb36RkeWClAwVquo 99 Related Stories

    Original URL path: http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2016/03/07/mario-mola-jodie-stimpson-win-wts-opener-in-abu-dhabi (2016-04-25)
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  • Photos: Weiss, Duffy Win XTERRA South Africa
    Volume Photography Tobias Ginsberg XTERRA View Larger Image Photo Volume Photography Tobias Ginsberg XTERRA View Larger Image Photo Volume Photography Tobias Ginsberg XTERRA View Larger Image Photo Volume Photography Tobias Ginsberg XTERRA Bradley Weiss and two time XTERRA World Champion Flora Duffy won the 12th annual Fedhealth XTERRA South African Championship at the picturesque Grabouw Country Club on Sunday It s the fourth win in five weeks for Weiss who captured all three events in the XTERRA South Africa Series that also included races at Buffelspoort and Nelson Mandela Bay and it is his second win on the XTERRA World Tour this year following his victory in Albay Philippines just two weeks ago I don t think the win has sunk in yet said Weiss It s been approximately five years since I started taking part in XTERRA Grabouw I started out in the XTERRA Lite If I think back to then I would never have dreamt about winning at the XTERRA SA Champs It s such a surreal feeling I couldn t be more proud Weiss is the fifth different men s champion in five years and joins a classy list of past SA champions that includes Conrad Stoltz Dan Hugo Richard Murray Stuart Marais and Lieuwe Boonstra His winning time was 2 30 42 followed by fellow South African James Cunnama two minutes back in second and Kiwi Aiden Dunster in third For Duffy it s her third straight SA title ninth consecutive XTERRA major and 13th win on the XTERRA World Tour in 16 tries since her debut in 2013 Getting my third victory in Grabouw is really cool says a delighted Duffy I won my very first XTERRA here As I spend five months out of the year in South Africa XTERRA Grabouw is an unofficial home race for me The XTERRA Grabouw course is phenomenal It s a true XTERRA course You have to know how to ride a mountain bike The crowd and community involvement really makes this race special I m happy with my overall seventh place and my third XTERRA Grabouw title Her winning time was 2 39 08 followed by Austrian Carina Wasle 17 minutes later then the top South African female Susan Sloan in third Read the complete race recap at Xterraplanet com See more images from the event on the XTERRA South Africa Facebook page See the complete results here Related Stories Photos 2015 XTERRA World Championships Josiah Middaugh And Flora Duffy Wow In Maui Ruben Ruzafa Flora Duffy Look To Defend In Maui Stellar field ready to race XTERRA Czech Championships FILED UNDER Photos Race Results TAGS Xterra XTERRA South Africa Photo Galleries Exercises to improve your reactive strength The BEST Swim Centre lives up to its Name How To Beat Piriformis Syndrome First Ride Rotor Uno hydraulic drivetrain Shimano Introduces New Road Hydraulic Disc Brakes 9 Stretch Cord Exercises To Improve Swim Strength And 15 Minute TRX Run Strength Workout Exercises To Build Your Swim Strength First

    Original URL path: http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2016/02/23/photos-weiss-duffy-win-xterra-south-africa (2016-04-25)
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  • Swallow seals sixth victory at IM 70.3 South Africa
    the two for the runners up spot on the podium but Cunnama s 1 19 49 could not seal second place The Women s Race Swallow dominated the women s race from the start turning in the fastest swim bike and run splits of the pro women Her day consisted of a 25 16 swim a 2 26 01 bike and a 1 27 29 half marathon giving her the victory in 4 23 29 Swallow had a lead of more than three minutes over the next pro female in the swim and she entered T2 with a 15 minute gap to second Astrid Stienin GER and Annah Watkinson RSA made up the podium finishing at 4 42 01 and 4 43 45 respectively Ironman 70 3 South Africa Results Top 5 Men 1 Matt Trautman RSA 4 01 52 2 Kyle Buckingham RSA 4 09 10 James Cunnama RSA 4 09 11 4 Stuart Marais RSA 4 10 22 5 Konstantin Bachor GER 4 13 54 Top 5 Women pros 1 Jodie Swallow GBR 4 23 28 2 Astrid Stienen GER 4 42 00 3 Annah Watkinson RSA 4 43 34 4 Maria Cześnik POL 4 55 34 5 Lina Kristin Schink GER 4 57 58 Related Stories Swallow and Cunnama open 2016 campaign in South Africa Jodie Swallow In Good Place For Kona After Tough Year Swallow Van Lierde win Ironman African Champs Interview Jodie Swallow s winning ways FILED UNDER Race Results TAGS IM 70 3 South Africa Jodie Swallow Matt Trautman Most Read Popular Now Most Watched The 1 Workout To Get You Ready For Ironman Exercises to improve your reactive strength How Pain Tolerance Affects Performance Five tips for avoiding bike Injuries Managing Your Energy Levels On The Triathlon Swim Why you should run on

    Original URL path: http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2016/01/25/swallow-seals-sixth-victory-at-im-70-3-south-africa (2016-04-25)
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