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"Let Training Be Your Sanctuary"...

 

Thipathetic.pngs blog written by triathlete Rhiannon Berry originated as a post she wrote on the popular Facebook group, Pathetic Triathletes Group, as a response to the ever-difficult and changing COVID-19 pandemic that has altered life as we know it and completely changed the sports landscape.

 

My beloved Pathetics — 

I've seen so many of you lamenting races that have been canceled (understandably so), so many of you losing motivation because the odds of approaching races are so bleak with no concept of where things go from here. Many have struggled with whether it is worth it to train with race schedules at the mercy of the unknown.

In addition to being a proudly Pathetic triathlete, I am a teacher at a large, impoverished district, a daughter with two older parents with pre-existing health concerns, a sister to one sibling who works in a hospital serving heavily populated areas and another sibling whose engineering company has multiple international partners, and a woman with a significantly...

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Female Ultra-Athletes...

 

CHANNELSWIM.pngBy theguardian.com

At the top of a wind-scoured hill outside Edinburgh, Jasmin Paris’s dog, Moss, patiently waits for his owner. He is, I think, wondering what on earth is taking her so long. The answer, I’m afraid, is me....

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Bail-Out For Pro Triathletes...

 

daniela.pngBy Kelly O'Mara (triathlete.com)

And the Collins Cup won't happen in 2020.

With races around the world being canceled and postponed indefinitely (or until the fall), many pro triathletes have found themselves without pay checks for the foreseeable future. To that end, the Pro Triathletes Organization announced yesterday it would pay out $2.5 million in bonuses to the top 100 female and 100 male pros, per the PTO’s world rankings. And it will pay out immediately. ...

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Major Triathlons Cancelled or Postponed...

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ED. Planning to do some high-profile national or international races this summer? If so, check the listing below to see if those events are going to happen.

By Triathlete.com Editors

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is leading to cancelations of all kinds of large events, including most races planned in the near future. Here's our ongoing list...

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Gaby, Shyanne, Dani, Maggie & Rachel...

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In our last post we discussed the absence of seven prominent male triathletes from the 2019 Minnesota racing scene. Today, we talk about five talented women that did all, or all but one, of their races at out-of-state events. As with the guys, we do not fault them for this. We respect their freedom (or their coach's freedom) of choice. Still, we are huge fans of these athletes and wish there were more oportunities to watch them perform. And as we noted about the men, we miss these athletes because they elevate local events from both a competitive and social standpoint. In other words, they are not only great triathletes, they are totally cool people.

They are:

GABY BUNTEN - In 2019 Gaby raced in six tris, all major events, in other states or countries. We understand this. She is a National Champion (2018) and two-time USAT Athlete of the Year honorable mention, and she seeks out the most competitive races, especially National and World championships. In 2018, three of the nine tris she did were on Minnesota soil.

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