RAAM is divided into 55 segments with a time station at the end of each. But unlike other famous races, these segments are not separate stages. The race clock runs continuously from from the start until the rider finishes. Racers both ride and rest on the clock.
Sarah Cooper is an Iowan mother of four with an amazing talent for and dedication to ultracycling. This past summer she won Race Across the West (RAW), beating all female and male competitors with her time of 2 days, 11 hours, and 59 minutes on the 928-mile course.
Here at Kyle's Bikes, we are proud to support Sarah and are excited about what she is working on next. Most notably, she is preparing for next summer's Race Across America (RAAM)—a race of approximately 3000 miles from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland—and we can't wait to see how she does. She is also getting ready for her first race as a race director—the Spotted Horse Gravel Ultra. Continue reading
Tanelle Berard has been successful in junior elite triathlon for a few years now. This year, the 20-year-old college student is making the jump to the pro field. We are excited to help sponsor her as she focuses on triathlon after giving up her track and cross country scholarship at University of Northern Colorado.
We hope you will follow her season with us as she chases her goal to make it to U23 Worlds this fall. Come back and read her race reports and offer her your support!
3/16/2013 Sarasota ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup, Sarasota, Florida
4/28/2013 St. Anthony’s Triathlon, St. Petersburg, Florida
5/19/2013 5150 Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
6/1/2013 Dallas ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup, Dallas, Texas
6/23/2013 Copper Creek Triathlon (Sprint), Pleasant Hill, Iowa — Storms converted it to 5K race.
7/21/2013 Geneva ITU Triathlon European Cup, Geneva, Switzerland
8/4/2013 Istanbul ITU Triathlon European Cup, Istanbul, Turkey
8/11/2013 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup, Tiszaujvaros, Hungary
8/17/2013 Pigman Olympic Triathlon, Palo, Iowa
9/14/2013 ITU U23 World Championships, London, England (dependent on qualification/selection)
The 2013 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship is almost here. This Friday and Saturday, April 12–13, over 1000 athletes from 108 schools across the US will compete for honors and prize money.
The main event, so to speak, is the Olympic-distance triathlon Saturday morning. There will again be a four-person, draft-legal, mixed-team relay on Saturday afternoon. And this year there is a new addition: a draft-legal sprint on Friday for qualified athletes.
Here at Discount Tri Supply, we are excited to watch the action, but we are in a bit of pickle. We are sponsoring BOTH the Iowa State University Triclones AND the University of Iowa Trihawks. Whom to root for… whom to root for…?
Note: If you want to know where to go for live coverage of the races so you can watch them, too, check the end of this article for links.
Tami Ritchie begins her third pro season in 2013. Working full time as a cardiac nurse, she trains for and races triathlons, specializing in the half-Ironman distance. On top of all that, she coaches classes for the local tri club and teaches private swim lessons at the Y. We couldn't be more proud to sponsor her.
Check our blog after each of her races, read her race reports, and see how she's doing!
4/7/2013 Ironman 70.3 Texas
5/5/2013 Ironman 70.3 St. Croix
6/2/2013 Pigman Sprint Triathlon, Palo, Iowa
6/23/2013 Copper Creek Triathlon (Sprint), Pleasant Hill, Iowa — Storms converted it to 5K race
7/21/2013 Ironman 70.3 Racine
8/25/2013 Ironman Louisville
10/27/2013 Ironman 70.3 Austin
12/1/2013 Ironman Cozumel
2013 is 22-year-old Alex Libin's first pro season and he's focusing on ITU draft-legal racing. Alex decided to go pro for 2013 because he had a great year of racing and traveling with his friends and family in 2012, he qualified to turn pro, and he realized that 2013 would be his last year of U23 eligibility. We admire him for jumping in and are proud to sponsor him.
Check our blog after each of his events for his race reports and cheer him on!
3/9/2013 Clermont ITU Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup, Clermont Florida
3/16/2012 Sarasota ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup (Olympic), Sarasota, Florida
4/12/2013 USA Triathlon Draft-Legal Collegiate Championship (Sprint), Tempe, Arizona
4/13/2013 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship (Olympic), Tempe, Arizona
4/28/2013 St. Anthony's Triathlon (Olympic), St. Petersburg, Florida
6/1/2013 Dallas ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup (Olympic), Dallas, Texas
6/23/2013 Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup (Sprint), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
7/13/2013 Life Time Tri Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota
8/25/2013 Life Time Tri Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
9/19/2013 Super Sprint Triathlon Grand Prix, Las Vegas, Nevada
10/6/2013 Cozumel ITU Triathlon World Cup, Cozumel, Mexico
10/13/13 San Juan ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup, San Juan, Puerto Rico