Another Age Grouper Caught Cheating

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IRONMAN ANNOUNCES ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATION BY ATHLETE TAMPA, Fla. (September 28, 2016) — Today, the IRONMAN® Anti-Doping Program announced that American age-group athlete Jason Smith tested positive for a prohibited substance and has accepted a four-year suspension for that anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Smith’s sanction began on May 14, 2016, the date… Continue reading Another Age Grouper Caught Cheating

You Are An Athlete

athlete noun ath·lete \ˈath-ˌlēt, ÷ˈa-thə-ˌlēt\ Popularity: Top 30% of words Simple Definition of athlete : a person who is trained in or good at sports, games, or exercises that require physical skill and strength   I have seen questions like this on different social media posts, Am I an athlete? Or How do you define… Continue reading You Are An Athlete

19 – 25 September Training Summary

Yesterday, I realized that I had not ridden my bike all week. I logged zero miles this week. I went back in my training log to see when this had happened last, and it hadn’t happened since the middle of February, and it was because I was sick. This week and last week were low… Continue reading 19 – 25 September Training Summary

Cedar Point Full Triathlon Relay (Bike Leg) – 11 Sept 2016

On Saturday, September 10th, I rode up to Cedar Point with Kevin Petty, after we watched my son run in the largest cross country meet in the country (a different blog on that later). It was an uneventful ride up to the race expo. The skies were getting dark as we approached Sandusky, and the… Continue reading Cedar Point Full Triathlon Relay (Bike Leg) – 11 Sept 2016

Interview with Rory – Returning from illness and working towards the 1000 marathon goal

Originally posted on Marcus Runs:
After my sixth marathon In Berlin 2010 I was frustrated that I hadn’t broken a sub four hour marathon, and I didn’t see myself as a “proper runner”. My weight never dropped below 91kg and I felt I needed help. Frustrated, I wanted to make a change so I (MM)…

Medals 4 Mettle Teamed Up With Toughman Race Series

Medals4Mettle cannot wait to be a part of this weekends Toughman race! Michael will be racing for Jackson and Stephen in Jordan’s memory. If any of you would like to race for the kids below, please let me know as soon as possible. Gina is currently in the hospital and has had a brain tumor… Continue reading Medals 4 Mettle Teamed Up With Toughman Race Series

Letter from Executive Director Chuck Wielgus 

To our USA Swimming membership, Looking back at the Rio Olympic Games, I think of all the amazing performances that were accomplished in the pool. These achievements are considered by many to be the greatest performance ever by an Olympic Swim Team. Unfortunately, during an otherwise extraordinary Olympic Games for USA Swimming, a small group… Continue reading Letter from Executive Director Chuck Wielgus