ITU announces nominees for inaugural Hall of Fame

August 01, 2014

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The International Triathlon Union announced the nominees for its first-ever ITU Hall of Fame and there is some Kiwis.... "The sport of triathlon has been blessed with athletes pushing the limits of sport since the very first World Championships in Avignon 25 years ago,"

Glasgow - Villumsen wins ITT Gold

August 01, 2014

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Linda Villumsen has won gold in the women's road cycling individual time trial at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow. The Kiwi was the last rider to start and held an early lead on the clock, however had to pull back time to mid TT leader England's Emma Pooley, to win in a time of 42 minutes 25.46 seconds, taking the gold by six seconds.

New multisport race traversing the spectacular terrain of Wanaka

July 31, 2014

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Designed by New Zealand’s current Coast to Coast champion Braden Currie, the new innovative format of Red Bull Defiance involving the multiple disciplines of run, kayak and bike combined with special stages will test teams of two over two demanding days

Gold Medal to Valerie Adams in the Shot Put

July 31, 2014

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Valerie Adams captured the hearts of 44,000 spectators at Hampton Park as she sent the shot put out to 19.88m to claim her third Commonwealth Gold Medal and made it the 600th Commonwealth medal for New Zealand.

Nikki Hamblin Fifth in 1500m Final

July 30, 2014

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After a slow run race Nikki Hamblin was unable to match the pace over the final 200m, but held on well for fifth place in the 1500m final in 4:10.77.

AR World Rankings

July 30, 2014

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The revised rankings for the Adventure Racing World Series have just been released, and at first sight it might seem not too much had changed, even though all Kiwi team Seagate have won their first two races, still sit in second.

Glasgow Boyle wins gold.

July 30, 2014

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Today was the best day at the Glasgow games with three golds and one silver. In the pool Auckland swimmer Lauren Boyle came through strongly in the closing stages to win the women’s 400m freestyle gold medal.

Glasgow Kiwi's win Gold and silver in MTB

July 30, 2014

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It was a stunning performance for the Kiwi mountain bikers at the Glasgow Games as they sprinted home just second appart to grab the gold and silver. Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze crossed the line to the loud cheers of the Kiwi supporters.

Glasgow silver for Boyle

July 29, 2014

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More success today at the Glasgow games this time in the pool with Lauren Boyle winning silver in the women’s 800m freestyle final.

19 Ways To Shave Down Your Race Time

July 29, 2014

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No matter the distance—5K, 10K, half-marathon, or a full marathon —whittling down your time and getting faster is often a runner's goal. Shaving minutes or even seconds off a race time may feel close to impossible.

Siositina Hakeai qualifies for Discus final

August 01, 2014

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Requiring a throw of 57 metres or a least one of the 12 best in the qualifying rounds, 20 year old Siositina Hakeai easily qualified in fourth for the final of the discus throw on Friday evening.

Angie Smit and Nikki Hamblin through to the final of the women’s 800m

August 01, 2014

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In almost parallel runs in their semi-finals Angie Smit and Nikki Hamblin both finished third to qualify for tomorrow’s final of the women’s 800m. Smit came through on the inside down the back straight on the last lap and dug deep in the home straight

Glasgow - Walsh writes about his silver

July 30, 2014

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Tom Walsh blogs 24 hours after winning a silver medal in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games "A night in which I performed with pride to win a silver medal with 21.19m, but also a night where I fell short of my fierce desire to win Commonwealth gold."

News mash

Some interesting news items..

10 things you need to know before taking up rowing

Take a hike - why doctors should prescribe 'nature'

Cops botch speeding cyclist's ticket

Ministry of Health takes cab over a short walk

The benefits of discomforts

Commonwealth Games: Gates misses out on cycling spot

Commonwealth Games: Wiggins holds no fears for Kiwi cyclists

Interview with Kiwi running legend Jonathan Wyatt

Hiking makes you happy

Strong bond between Kiwi triathlon twins

Epilepsy doesn't deter a Kiwi triathlete

Bacon and egg pie to greet kayaker

Safety fears after road-rage 'timebomb'

A journey of 1070 kms begins with a single step

Unknown to the Western States 100miler winner in a year, whos Rob Krar?

Cyclists mourn 'strong, weekend warrior' Brent Stuart of Hastings

Wildboy treks around NZ

Kiwi trans tasman kayaker may need second drop

DOC rethink winter track safety after death of tourist

Judge allows fraud case against Armstrong to proceed

Nothing easy about Mt Difficulty race Mt race

Our worst alpine tragedy   

10 Timeless Laws rto fitness

Race for a million dollar prize pool & draw

Get paid to cycle to work 32c a km

Games MTBer from horses to bikes

New rules on protein for sport

German tourist tells of moment he saw Sydney woman swept into river on New Zealand hike

Christchurch drivers hate cyclists

Cyclist Garth Barfoot bonds with driver who hit him

Five Fingers - Vibram Agrees to Settle Class Action Lawsuit for false benefits

Training & not eating enough and piling on pounds

British cyclists recovering after broken jaw from punch in NZ

Multisport Queen after Crazyman success

Farley bounce back with brush with motorbike

3D casts speeding up recovery, plus looking good

Chineese shoe factory strikes run on

67-Year Old Kayaker Completes Atlantic Crossing

German kayaker lucky to be alive

Has Nike brought running with $500m deal?

Radical new MTB fork way of future?

City Cycling deservers funding boost

Cycist killed "good at everything she wanted to do"

MTBers want ban lifted on trails at Te Mata Peak Hawkes Bay

Barfoot back into competition after accident

Back to back wins for Watkinson at Orca Auckland Half

Bugger me a Five Finger cycling shoe

Overtraining erode your body

Women cyclists dies in Christchurch

Hiker found in stream after days lost in Waitakere ranges

Ironman turn back time in Auckland event

Pay day gender balance at big marathon

Godzone on a past broken body

Greatest Fitness Tips

From binge drinker to Ironwoman

Interview - Jess Simson

December 12, 2013

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It’s been a busy few weeks for Wanaka based multisporter Jess Simson, with 2 top international podium finishes - first in Australia & then in Brazil. “I don’t like to think about my competitors really, I just like to focus on my own thing & do my best."

Interview - Del Woodford

December 10, 2013

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Cycling commentator Del Woodford tells us about Avanti Plus teaming up with Gordon McCauley to put together a junior coaching programme. “Its Gordon McCauley coaching…its a pretty exciting opportunity for some young riders.”

Interview - Liam Scopes

December 02, 2013

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Triathlon journalist Liam Scopes talks about kiwi Michelle Bremer opening up her domestic season in “really good form”, with a 2nd at the Challenge Forster behind Aussie Rebecca Hoschke ( who won Ironman Australia earlier this year).

Tauranga Trail Run

November 07, 2013

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The Smiths Sports Tauranga Trail Run is just under a month away and entries are already well up on last year. The event is held within the TECT All Terrain Park at the top of Pyes Pa Road and is the major fundraiser for the Cross Country team at Tauranga Boys' College. Over 250 entries have so far been received, this number is 40% up on the same time last year.

Entries for Motatapu 47km Mountain Bike race close in record time

November 04, 2013

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Competitor entries to the increasingly popular Speight’s Summit 47km Mountain Bike race at Motatapu 2014 have closed in record time. Two-thousand riders from around New Zealand and internationally have signed up to compete in the challenging high country race on March 8

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