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Indoor Track meets for Hot Times During Cold Months

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If you want to see how fast you are or you do not like running in the cold air, try an indoor track meet at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex (“PGS&LC”). PGS&LC is convenient for track and field athletes from Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. While the track itself is not banked, it

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Weak Bicycle Frames Cause GIANT Recall of High End Bikes

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It is not often that one sees the Federal Government recall of high end, expensive bicycles. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of 370 bicycles due to an unsteady frame. According to Giant Bicycle Inc., the 2011 model Giant Anthem bicycles can potentially crack at the seat post, posing a fall

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National Triathlon Championships – Tuscaloosa Alabama

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What did Doug Landau do upon arrival in Tuscaloosa Alabama for the 2010 USA Triathlon Championships ? He checked out his bike, checked out the course and checked into his hotel. VeloCity Bicycle Shop was where the Triathlon Trial Lawyer had his bike shipped from Herndon Virginia. With air travel becoming more difficult for bikers,

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How do they do it ? Pro transitions at the DC Dextro ITU Race

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Watching the pros in transition is amazing ! Professional triathletes practice their transitions as though it was a 4th sport. They work at racing through transitions in order to gain time on the competition and avoid injury, especially when dismounting their bikes in tight quarters. Precious seconds gained in the transition area can translate into

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Swim safety: CPSC reports on drowning deaths

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports that in 2003 there were 284 drowning deaths of children under 5 years of age in pools and spas; 245 in 2004; and, 319 in 2005. A long time lifeguard, guard instructor and YMCA aquatics director noted in Aquatics International that “there should be no reason anyone should

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Recruiting racers for fundraising can be a recipe for disaster – doctors' tips for those considering triathlons

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Giving fund raisers an “experience” as well as “shwag” for their efforts and money, is a trend increasing in popularity. Combining fundraising with an “experience” or “adventure” as well as promoting good health of the competitor as well as the recipients, has become the method by which many large races attract hundreds, even thousands of

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"Charity Racers" and Weekend Warriors watch out – train for your event, or the consequences could be fatal.

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With the United States Triathlon’s (“USAT”) governing body surpassing 100,000 members, and USAT certified races taking place all over the country, there is now a sufficient sampling from which to discern risks as compared to another popular endurance event, marathon running. Triathlons are gaining in popularity, due to the televising of the Hawaii Ironman and

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Landau trio finishes Dorchester YMCA Half-Marathon in Cambridge Maryland, then goes for post-race "family hydrotherapy"

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Looking for a flat course upon which to test her now found running speed, charity runner Rebecca Landau found a race on the famous Eagleman Half Ironman Triathlon course. The Dorchester YMCA Half-Marathon in Cambridge Maryland raises money for programs supporting strong kids, strong families, and a strong community. In addition, this new event advertised

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