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Month: November 2016

The Story of George

The Story of George Originally Published to Authors Note:  Though I haven’t raced a triathlon in seven years, the vast majority of my athletic pursuits were in multisport for the better part of 13 years.  From 1996-2009 I watched the landscape change as Ironman races began to expand into North America, and wrote the following piece when I started to sense that things might be moving in a direction that, while profitable, was likely going to come at the expense of flavor, character, and depth. In the last three months I’ve heard about the demise of Beach2Battleship, Mooseman, Vineman, and now Timberman.  Races that went against the tide and held their own, but could only do so for so long.  It’s…

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