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USAT Director Skip Gilbert & Triathlon Trial lawyer Doug Landau discuss biking laws, racing and cycling safety at National Championships

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Finding the news of the arrests of charity cyclists and triathletes “disturbing,” USAT Executive Director Skip Gilbert was finally able to meet with Doug Landau in Richmond after the National Duathlon Festival in Richmond. Gilbert told the injured athletes lawyer that he would, “see what we can do to help.” Landau noted that, “when Loudoun

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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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Still part of the plan: TraithlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau reveals seminal texts that aided his Training and Sports Medicine education

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Books that heavily influenced my running training include: “Neuromuscular Mechanisms for Therapeutic & Conditioning Exercise,” (University Park Press, 1976) by my Professor Howard Knuttgen, Ph.D. Dr. Knuttgen, was the Associate Dean of the Sargent College of Allied Health Professions at Boston University, where I studied human physiology, ergonomics, anatomy and exercise science. “Winning Running (The

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