Some New Mexico State Triathlon Club athletes participated in the on-campus community service movement Keep State Great. NMSU triathlon wasn't afraid to get dirty while picking up trash around the university. The club knows the importance of lending a helping hand and participates in a variety of community service projects on and off campus this throughout the year.
Aggie's posing for a quick picture a brutally hot race day. Overall not too bad of s performance for the Aggies considering it was the first race of the semester/collegiate season. Coming up next, Pumpkin-man triathlon in Boulder, Nevada.
We would like to announce that Kogel is a new sponsor for New Mexico State Triathlon. Thank you for the support and we look forward to racing for Kogel in 2016.
You can follow Kogel on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Kogelbearings or click the picture to visit their website.
Is your New Year's resolution to run a 5k, 10k, half-marathon, or marathon? Maybe it's simply to start running more and staying active. Well if it is then Run Culture is the place to be! Run Culture is a locally owned business, and proud sponsor of the NMSU Triathlon Team, that specializes in run gear and encourages everyone to "Find Your Happy Pace". Make sure to follow them on Facebook Instagram and Twitter @runculture for new gear, promotions, and most of all rad pictures. They are located on 221 N Main, next to the Rio Grande Theater.
Cheers and Happy New Year!
Adriana Rosales is an endurance sport and fitness coach at FSA Fitness and Coaching in El Paso, Texas. After finishing junior college cross country from El Paso Community College, Adriana transferred to The University of Texas at El Paso and continued racing but for a completely different sport. After a running injury Adriana was introduced to the sport of triathlon by her junior college coach Felix Hinojosa and to the sport of cycling by Crazy Cat Cyclery owner and founder Rob Barrio. Adriana was thankful for the help she got from these coaches, in becoming the athlete and person she is now and wanted to do the same for others. She coached the Valley View middle school swim team for 3 years and helped her coach mentor triathletes in swimming, cycling and running. She found a passion and love for the challenge and motivation she helped others gain. After graduating from The University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Adriana started working at FSA, coaching triathletes and helping members gain better health and fitness. Adriana’s hope for the future are to be a NCAA triathlon or swim team coach. After meeting two NMSU triathlon club students looking for a coach, Adriana gladly took the opportunity to coach the club in order to gain more experience and fulfill her dream of racing and taking a team to the Collegiate Club national Championships. Adriana’s goals for the club are to get every triathlon club member at their best level of performance and help them reach their team goals. Adriana has competed in many triathlon sprints and Olympic distance events, including one half ironman, she plans to continue participating in running and triathlon events, including the USAT National Championships
On October 24th the NMSU triathlon team took President Emma Durkin, Chris Chavez, Sergio Juarez, Casey Culteri, and Laurissa Bustillos to the Pumpkinman triathlon in Boulder City, NV. The Pumpkinman triathlon in Boulder City is known for its hills that reach 6% grades or higher on the bike ride, no easy task to accomplish, and yet Casey, Chris, and Sergio were able to finish strong, even with this being their first ever Olympic distance triathlon. Laurissa and Emma also had an amazing performance in their race. We are very proud of all our triathletes!
This race concludes collegiate racing for the fall in our 2015-2016 triathlon season, but will still make appearances in local races around our community until the end of the year. We look forward to the spring with Mountain Collegiate Conference Regionals and USAT Collegiate Nationals in mind!
The NMSU Triathletes who competed in the Tempe Triathlon September 21. First conference race NMSU makes an appearance in this season. These athletes did a great job representing NMSU Tri making everyone back home proud.
Achieving the goal he announced earlier this month, Jens Voigt entered a very select group of riders in breaking the world hour record in Switzerland today.
The Trek Factory Racing rider clocked up an impressive 51.115 kilometres in his effort on the Grenchen track, beating the previous record of 49.7 kilometres. This was set by the Czech Ondrej Sosenka on a standard bike on July 19, 2005 in Moscow.
Voigt turned 43 years of age on Wednesday, one day prior to his effort, and his beating of the record was the final point in a long pro career.
The resurgence of interest in the hour record came after a change in the UCI presidency one year ago. Brian Cookson’s tenure saw a relaxation of the UCI rules, thus meaning riders were no longer being required to use the same sort of bike as used by Eddy Merckx in 1972.
This enabled Voigt to use an aerodynamic frame, twin disk wheels and tri bars, and helped him in his task today.
Voigt’s effort was precisely calculated and, employing the negative split technique, he accelerated towards the end and pushed the average speed over 51 kilometres per hour.
This resulted in a final finishing distance of 51.115, 1.415 kilometres further than Sosenka’s record, and moved the hour record into a new era.
“I knew it was the last time in my life that I had to push like this. Because it was the last time, it was easy to turn myself inside out,” he said afterwards.
“My strategy was quote conservative. I went too quick at the beginning, then I had to slow down. But then 20 minutes from the end I decided to accelerate. I started pushing it as I was well within my comfort zone. In the end, going over 51 kilometres is much faster than I expected. I am really, really satisfied.
“We will see what happens with the other riders out there.”
He thanked the fans for their support, saying that they were vital to his record. He said he believed their cheers were worth half a kilometre.
Voigt will now retire from the sport, one month after he was originally scheduled to do so. He said that taking a place in the history of one of the most hallowed challenges in cycling was something he was extremely proud of.
“Now I am on the list, nobody is going to strike me off it. To be up there with like of Eddy Merckx, Boardman, Indurain…it’s one of the biggest highlights of my career.”
By Shane Stokes - September 19, 2014 - Cyclingtips.com.au
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced that the 2015 and 2016 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships will be held in Clemson, South Carolina, the home of Clemson University.
The 2015 event is scheduled for April 24-25, and more than 120 collegiate clubs from across the United States are expected to compete in three events over two days of competition on the Clemson University campus. Action will begin Friday, April 24, with the USA Triathlon Draft-Legal Collegiate Championships, introduced to the event program in 2013. This qualification-only race showcases the same style of racing contested in the Olympic Games on a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course.
The traditional Olympic-distance Collegiate National Championships is set for Saturday, April 25, featuring the best collegiate triathletes in the country competing on a 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run course. The popular draft-legal, mixed team relay, in which teams of four athletes (two women, two men) each complete a super-sprint triathlon before tagging the next teammate, will close out the weekend on Saturday afternoon.
“Collegiate Nationals is the top collegiate triathlon in the country, and we’re thrilled to work with the Clemson community over the next two years to welcome collegiate triathletes to the city,” said Rob Urbach, USA Triathlon CEO. “The talent, team spirit and camaraderie really set the event apart to be one of the most high-energy events in endurance sports and we believe Clemson will be an excellent host.”
“The city of Clemson is pleased to welcome the 2015 and 2016 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships to Clemson, South Carolina,” said Jamie Cathey, Program Director with the City of Clemson Parks & Recreation department. “The city of Clemson Parks & Recreation staff is coordinating efforts of several local agencies to showcase the unique characteristics of the Clemson area. Our goal is to provide an exciting and memorable experience for all athletes, coaches and spectators during their time in the Upstate.”
In 2014, more than 1,250 athletes representing 119 collegiate clubs competed over the two-day event held in Tempe, Arizona, with the University of Colorado Buffaloes winning their fifth consecutive team title. Visitusatriathlon.org for a look back at 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals.
More information on the 2015 event, including collegiate club eligibility and hotel information, visit usatriathlon.org/usatcn15.
The Yucca Triathlon was this morning and NMSU started off the 2014/2015 season off with a bang bringing nine racers out. The race was comprised of a 7km/4mi run, 40km/25mi bike, and 400m swim. Upon arriving, we were treated to the usual New Mexico downpour that rained hard only for 10 minutes, but luckily it cleared up before the race start and left us with a few wet roads but otherwise perfect racing weather. Everyone who raced placed either in their age group or overall results! We ended up taking the 1st, 3rd, and 4th places for the men and 1st and 4th for the women! NMSU Triathlon is excited about the season and looks forward to racing fast at USAT Collegiate National Championship.
Special thanks to Jason McClure at Landmark Mercantile for sponsoring the NMSU Triathlon team's participation at the Yucca Triathlon.
Check out the events we are putting on this year, and hopefully we will see you at a race soon!
Dear athletes and coaches,
I hope this finds you well! My name is Jess Luscinski and I am the NCAA and Collegiate Triathlon Coordinator for USA Triathlon. With the passing of Women’s Triathlon as an Emerging Sport for Women by the NCAA in January of 2014, and on behalf of USA Triathlon, I am excited to announce two unique race opportunities that will exist this fall for female triathletes between the ages of sixteen and twenty-two. This fall there will be two Women’s Elite Draft Legal race opportunities that will promote the same format of racing as NCAA Women’s Triathlon programs.
The first opportunity will take place Sunday, September 13th, 2014 at the iconic Triathlon at Pacific Grove located in Pacific Grove, California. This will be a Women’s Draft Legal race, consisting of a .25 mile Swim, 12.4 mile Bike, and 2 mile Run. Registration is open until Friday, September 11th, 2014. Please register as an individual, and select “Collegiate Regional Qualifier” to ensure registration in the correct wave.
Name: Triathlon at Pacific Grove
Where: Pacific Grove, CA
What: .25 mile Swim, 12.4 mile Bike, 2 mile Run
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-triathlon-at-pacific-grove-registration-10385773127?access=NCAAPG2014
* Please register as an individual, and select “Collegiate Regional Qualifier”*
The second opportunity will be Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at Brooklyn Triathlon that will take place in Coney Island, New York. This will also be a Sprint Distance Women’s Draft Legal race to promote the collegiate race structure set forth by the NCAA. A registration link will be made available shortly, yet please find the website information below to answer any questions you may have regarding the race.
Name: Brooklyn Triathlon
Where: Coney Island, NY
What: Sprint Distance
Registration Link: Will be provided soon
We are diligently working on securing an invitation only draft-legal Championship event that will take place November 2nd, 2014, with further details to be announced at a later date. While participation in these events will not automatically qualify you for this event, placement in these two events may be considered to fill any remaining spots in the Championship event. Invitation criteria for this event will also be announced at a later date. We thank you for your patience and understanding with this announcement delay.
Please note that neither of these race opportunities, as well as a Championship event in November, will count towards any Collegiate Club qualification system or ranking for Collegiate Club Nationals. These races are instead opportunities to provide athletes with further exposure to, as well as promote, elite level draft-legal racing for women who are potential collegiate triathletes as well as current collegiate triathletes.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com. I appreciate your time and I look forward to hopefully meeting you in California or New York!
All my best,
NCAA and Collegiate Triathlon Coordinator"
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The ocho is a figure 8 loop roughy 3 miles long that consists of 6 - 8 percent grade hills. Today the NMSU Triathlon Team rode with some friends from the Zia Velo Cycling Team, Mike Barrow and Steve Hanson, both triathletes. The ride started from Milagro's Coffee Shop at 7 in the morning and went to Picacho hills where the ochos were done. After doing 6 circuits we headed back and played the speed limit game, which consist riders to race to every speed limit sign they see in the distance.Total distance of ride: 40 miles