Triathlon

2014 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TO AIR SATURDAY AT 1:30 P.M. ET ON NBC

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Coverage Features IRONMAN Journeys of Olympian Apolo Ohno, Racing Legend Alex Zanardi and Many Other Athletes, Annual Special Includes Incredible Come-From-Behind Victories by Female World Champion Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae and Male World Champion Sebastien Kienle - STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov, 12, 2014 – NBC Sports’ annual IRONMAN World Championship broadcast special, from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, will air Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET. For more than 35 years, the IRONMAN World Championship triathlon has showcased not only the raw power and competitive nature of the top endurance athletes in the world, but also some of the most awe-inspiring stories of courage and determination from age-group athletes and everyday individuals competing alongside them.

The 90-minute show will provide viewers an all-access experience as more than 30 cameras captured the action from the air, across the barren lava fields, and under the water of Kailua Bay during the 140.6-mile challenge that took place on October 11, 2014.

ASICS ELITE TRIATHLETE GWEN JORGENSEN MAKES HISTORY WITH ITU WORLD TRIATHLON CHICAGO WIN

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Gwen Jorgensen wins the ITU World Triathlon Chicago with a time of 1:53.33 -  Irvine, Calif., July 1, 2014ASICS Americacongratulates Gwen Jorgensen on her amazing win at this weekend’s ITU World Triathlon Chicago.  This win makes her the only women in history of the World Triathlon Series to win six races, and further solidifies her leadership position as No. 1. Gwen having come off her fifth career win last month at the ITU World Triathlon London was well positioned to continue her dominance in the sport.

“I am excited to capture this win in Chicago. Many of my family and friends were able to see me race for the first time,” said Gwen Jorgensen. “I could feel the support of not only my friends but also my ASICS family on the course. This helped me to stay focused and propelled me to the finish line for the win.”

Gwen came out of the water 15th, close to the lead back. Gwen then fell back into the second pack for the entire bike section of the race. The lead pack worked hard and put over a minute on the second pack. Gwen came off the bike 1:06 back and switched into gear, into what she does best, the run. She closed the gap by 33 seconds with three miles to go and then finally caught the leaders with a half mile to go and she never looked back. Gwen won the race in a time of 1:53.33.

Record Field Readies for Age Group Nationals in Milwaukee

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Top amateur triathletes from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. to race for titles - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Highlighted by 35 defending national champions and five reigning world champions, a record field of more than 4,300 competitors will compete in this weekend's 2013 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wis.

USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals Heads to Milwaukee in One Month

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Approximately 4,500 athletes expected to race for national titles - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- With approximately 4,500 of the nation's top amateur triathletes slated to compete, the Aug. 10-11 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee, Wis., featuring Olympic Distance and Sprint Nationals, is set to be the largest USA Triathlon National Championship event in the sport's history.