Spain’s Javier Gomez won his second straight Hy-Vee Triathlon on Sunday, edging American Hunter Kemper and Australian native Greg Bennett in a finish that mirrored last year’s Elite Cup event. The race was delayed 45 minutes when torrential rain and high winds rolled through central Iowa, but athletes finished amid blue skies and cool temperatures at Gray’s Lake in Des Moines. Aussie Emma Moffatt dominated the women’s Elite Cup field to take her second Hy-Vee title. She won her first crown in 2009. Runner-up was countrywoman Melissa Hauschildt. Third place went to Germany’s Svenja Bazlen. Gomez and Moffatt took home $100,000 each in what is the richest Olympic-distance event in the sport. Gomez, the silver medalist from the 2012 London Olympic Games, was first out of the water Sunday but found himself shuffled back in the field during the bike … Continue reading
Photo from www.piptaylor.com Professional Triathlete Pip Taylor’s series on competition nutrition for 5150 racing. Pip is the contributing editor for Triathlete Magazine’s FUEL section and you can read more about her on her at www.piptaylor.com Matching Nutrition and Hydration timing to course conditions: By Pip Taylor Racing/training in the heat: So you’ve qualified for the HyVee 5150 US Championships? Chances are that Des Moines Iowa in early September could still herald some hot and humid racing conditions. It is also likely, given the heat wave which seems to have settled in across a large swathe of the country, that your training and preparation will also be done under hot conditions. While this does provide some good news in the form of heat acclimation, there are some special considerations and planning to consider when either training or racing in the heat. … Continue reading
Photo from www.piptaylor.com Professional Triathlete Pip Taylor’s series on competition nutrition for 5150 racing. Pip is the contributing editor for Triathlete Magazine’s FUEL section and you can read more about her on her at www.piptaylor.com Thinking about using caffeine to enhance race day performance?: What you need to know – how much, when, why and the possible risks Caffeine is pretty widely acknowledged as a performance enhancer for endurance athletes – giving you that feeling of extra energy and enhanced ability as well as increasing alertness and awareness which can also aid with technical skill execution. However before you caffeinate up before your next race, there are a couple of important facts to keep in mind: Caffeine is most definitely not for everyone. Some people will respond positively (ie improved athletic performance), others will not respond at all (no performance … Continue reading
Annabell Luxford (r) and Tim O’Donnell triumph in today’s Boulder Peak Triathlon. Results and photos will be posted soon.
Images from the 2011 Boulder Peak Triathlon