Triathlons

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If you can swim, bike, and run, then you can compete in a triathlon. This past weekend the Ironman World Championship event was held in Kona, Hawaii, where the sport’s top athletes had to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run a full marathon in less that 17 hours. It was the 35th anniversary for the event, which started when a group of athletes wanted to determine who was the fittest in the three disciplines. Triathlons are now held all over the world at various distances, and today’s post looks at a few of them since the start of the year.

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Tour de France 100th edition: Part one

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Cyclists have completed 9 of 21 stages and have already climbed through mountain passes of the Pyrenees during this years historic 100th race covering 2,115 miles around France. Five different riders have held the lead in the first week, and now Christopher Froome of Great Britain, one of the pre-race favorites, wears the leader’s yellow jersey as the race heads to northwestern France to begin its second week. The race, first organized in 1903 by the French newspaper L’Auto to boost circulation, will finish in Paris on July 21.