On a beautiful fall afternoon in front of Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, Delmo Sports CEO Stephen Delmonte and WTC (Ironman) Event Licensing Director Steve Meckfessel announced that WTC would bring their Ironman brand of triathlon racing to Atlantic City with a 70.3 series event. The 70.3 mile event considered a “half Ironman” distance race consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run. The race is slated to be conducted in September around the time of Ironman Maryland. The course will be similar to the Challenge Atlantic City course with a few adjustments that will enhance the athlete’s experience.… Read More
Gambling: the act of wagering something of value in an effort to win something of greater value through a game of chance.
Sure sounds like the Kona Lottery doesn’t it? In full disclosure, my brother won the Kona Lottery in 2012 and had a great time. I am not going to attack WTC or try to attack people for having a dream. What I am going to say is this is just another in a long line of examples where the balance of value was tilted against the athlete/consumer in dealing with WTC.
You know you have brand loyalty achieved when people openly admit they are “throwing their money away” and not doing it with a grimace or a threat of bodily harm.… Read More
So the announcement is being made that the 2015 Challenge Family Rancho Cordova event is being cancelled with full refunds being given. To some this is a complete shock. To others, it is a summation of the fractious relationship and the poor planning Challenge Family executed in coming to America.
It’s a shame. It started out so perfect. I covered the initial announcement that Challenge Atlantic City Co-Race Director Stephen DelMonte made at the monthly meeting of the Jersey Shore Tri Club regarding Challenge Family coming to America. There was excitement in the air and knowing Delmo was involved, you knew it was going to be epic.… Read More
It is good to see Trisutto agrees with Onefortypointsix Media in regards to “low cadence” spinning. We have been saying this for years. High cadence may be fine for the top 2-5% of long course triathletes but the rest of us can not maintain such a pace. We at Onefortypointsix Media do not call it “low cadence”, we call it “sustainable cadence”. We call it sustainable because your rpms should be such that you can hold your cadence throughout your ride and still be able to actually run during the run.
When ramping up for the 2013 Ironman Lake Placid, it was clear that 85 to 95 rpms were out of the question.… Read More
As we close out 2014 and get ready to welcome in a new 2015 triathlon season, we will take a look back at some of the events that made 2014 a memorable year for our sport.
For Onefortypointsix Media it was our first full year of operation. We filmed some very good bike courses in Ironman Lake Placid, Challenge Atlantic City with race director Stephen DelMonte, Rev3 Maine with multiple Ironman finisher Dr. Aque Alamo, Mightyman Montauk with Ironman and Challenge veteran Scott Leslie and Seaside Heights Triathlon with race director Tom Manzi. We attended some outstanding events like the triathlon expos in Philly and Washington DC as well as the Meet The Race Directors Night at Ridgewood Cycles.… Read More
Triathlon, an individual battle to see where your limits are. Nothing demonstrates the enormity of that struggle like the 140.6 miles of a full distance triathlon. From the time that cannon goes off, the athlete has 140.6 miles and 17 hours to find out what they are made of. Now imagine having to accomplish all of that while being visually impaired. Swim, bike and run not being able to see any of the obstacles in front of you. To get through this journey, the visually impaired athlete utilizes a guide who goes the entire race with them ensuring the visually impaired athlete completes the race safely.… Read More
This is a video of highlights from the 2014 Seaside Heights triathlon presented by DQ Events held on September 28, 2014.
These are the photos from the 2014 Seaside Heights Triathlon presented by DQ Events.
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Triathletes are for the most part a breed all their own. These are athletes who for love of sport pay hundreds and hundred of dollars to see how far they can push their mental and physical limits through swimming, biking and running vast, incredible distances. It also seems the longer the race, the more positive the attitude of the athlete. Triathletes are a joy to be around. The warped sense of humor combined with a family “we are all in this together” mindset make time spent with triathletes an absolute blast.
But one athlete just stands out from all others. Jim Ristow completely embodies the Ironman mantra of Anything is Possible.… Read More
These are photos from the Atlantic City International triathlon held on September 14, 2014 at Bader Field in Atlantic City.
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