Richele Frank punches ticket to Kona with an AG victory at IM Cozumel
Dec 05, 2011
Vancouver resident Richele battled tough competition on November 27th at the Ironman in Cozumel. Richele's goal to qualify for the 2012 World Championships in Kona became reality after just over 10h of racing in the hot and humid Mexico conditions. Richele secured her AG 35-39 victory by being only 3 seconds ahead of the second place woman by running her competition down and passing her competitor in last 50m. This tight finish was one of the closest age-group finishes in IM history.
Mazer Stays Tough Despite Crash Crashes on Bike, Still Finishes 3rd!
Nov 28, 2011
LifeSport age group athlete Samantha Mazer competed this weekend at the Ironman in Cozumel in the women's 25-29 division. After a new PB swim of 55 minutes, she set out on the bike where she experienced a tough crash with significant lacerations to her face. Sam composed herself and carried on despite the officials not wanting her to start the run. Sam ran an impressive 3:35 to finish with a new personal best of 10:20, just 10 seconds out of second! Congrats Sam – you are tough!
Great Results for LifeSport Athletes in Arizona! Stevens 4th pro in an amazing 9:09:39
Nov 24, 2011
Congratulations to all the LifeSport athletes that raced Ironman Arizona this past weekend. LifeSport pro Amanda Stevens was 4th overall and had a personal best time of 9:09:39, a really world class performance.
Michelle Ball Completes “Hat Trick” with Top 10 LifeSport Report From ITU Long Distance Worlds
Nov 07, 2011
A good number of LifeSport athletes joined some of the the best athletes in the world to toe the line in the 2011 ITU Long Course Worlds Championships in Henderson, Nevada on Saturday, November 5th. The day dawned clear, windy and cool.
Heart Transplant Triathlete’s New Book: Heart of Iron LifeSport Kona Camp Athlete Kyle Garlett Shares His Journey
Nov 01, 2011
Dear friends and family, former teammates and co-workers, those who have supported my fundraising efforts in the past, and people that I inexplicably have email addresses for. (If you've never heard of me, or have no connection to cancer, organ transplant, or triathlon, then I really can't explain how I have your email address. Sorry for the intrusion. But please, feel free to read along if you wish.)
Every year, the week before the Hawaii Ironman Championships, LifeSport Coaching holds a training camp for athletes racing and those who would like to get a taste of what it is like to be on the legendary course. A great way to spend a weekend in the sun on a tropical island!
Age Group Success Story - LifeSport Coach Mark Shorter
Oct 26, 2011
LifeSport coach Mark Shorter ran the P.F. Chang's 30k road race in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday, October 23rd. The race is part of the Honolulu Marathon preparation series for the marathon gets underway Sunday, December 11th. The 30k starts in the dark at 5:00am and runs 30k of the Honolulu Marathon course. The dawned warm & humid with a little cloud cover. Mark completed the race in 2:20:45 and placed 2nd in the men's 55-59 year age category and 61st overall out of over 1,300 registrants. He will toe the line at his 22nd Honolulu Marathon Sunday, December 11th.
Canada’s Brent McMahon Wins Bronze Medal in Triathlon at Pan American Games As reported on triathloncanada.com
Oct 24, 2011
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mex.—LifeSport's Brent McMahon completed a stellar comeback season after missing more than one year of competition with an injury by capturing the bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Sunday.
2011 Ironman Hawaii! Vertiz is a World Champion; Many Other Amazing Age Group Performances
Oct 10, 2011
What an amazing day at the Ironman World Championships in Kona. A huge congratulation goes out to the 20+ LifeSport athletes that hit the start line at the legendary race! The coaches at LifeSport are proud and honoured to be part of their journey to this day, and what a day it was…
For many, selection into the Ford Ironman World Championships is a yearly goal, however there are only three ways of earning a spot there. Either a top placing in one's Age Group at a full Ironman or winning an age group at select 70.3 races will get a berth. For those wishing to leave it to chance, there are lottery spots available for 200 lucky people!