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Dozens compete in inaugural ‘Swim Around Lido Key’

Dozens compete in inaugural ‘Swim Around Lido Key’

Good Karma - pic by Sean Dreznin

Good Karma – pic by Sean Dreznin

By  via Herald Tribune .com

LIDO KEYA world-ranked masters swimmer battled a 16-year-old high school student Sunday to become the first champion of the new “Swim Around Lido Key” race, a 7-mile loop around this scenic barrier island.

When Ricardo Valdivia, of Gulliver Swim Club in Miami, rounded the final jetty and swam toward the finish line, beachgoers and spectators on the sand at North Lido cheered for the 50-year-old winner of a race hosted by local swimmers.

Fitzhugh Rawls, 16, took second in the race, finishing two minutes behind Valdivia with a time of 2:29.37. Former collegiate distance swimmer Heather Roka, 28, was the first overall female.

“The conditions today were perfect,” said Roka, who swims in Fort Myers. “The sun was out and the current was helping you most of the way. Probably the most challenging part was that final push through the channel — you were so close to the end but you felt like you’d never get there.”

Roka finished the course — which took swimmers from North Lido Beach through New Pass and around the island through the south inlet — with a time of 2:50.23. About 100 swimmers participated in the Swim Around Lido Key, organized by co-directors David Miner, a coach for the Sarasota Y Shark Masters Swim Team, and Steve Butler, the race director behind the Siesta Key Triathlon and other local races.

“It’s a brand-new event for Sarasota,” Miner said. “We have 16 states, and representatives from Canada and Puerto Rico.”

Those who swam the 7 miles solo were accompanied Sunday by a kayak team, who could give the swimmer food and nutrition as long as he or she didn’t touch the boat. There were 30 additional relay entries, where two swimmers alternated between kayaking and swimming.

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Ragnar Key West Results – 2015

Ragnar Key West Results – 2015


Ironman Florida 2014 Results

Ironman Florida 2014 Results


If triathlon was easy

Ironman Logo - M-DOT

Ironman Logo – M-DOT

2014 Link to Sarasota Sharks Siesta Key Triathlon Results

2014 Link to Sarasota Sharks Siesta Key Triathlon Results

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Ironman Mont-Tremblant Live Results 2014 – #IMMT

Ironman Mont-Tremblant Live Results 2014 – #IMMT

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Luxury Meets Athleticism: 5 years strong

Luxury Meets Athleticism: 5 years strong

The antidote to procrastination

The antidote to procrastination

Story via SarasotaDay.Com

The GNC Longboat Key Triathlon and Duathalon celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, and the well-respected sporting event remains high on the bucket list for those who enjoy pushing their bodies to the limit.

Forming a global nation, the triathletes who travel to Sarasota to take part in the annual endurance test will be once again be looking forward to a combination of luxury and limb-busting sporting bonhomie that can take the most fleet of foot up to 90 minutes to complete.

As with all triathlons, the ability to overcome the inevitable long-distance swimming, cycling and running endurance tests is paramount.

“It’s extremely competitive,” said Tony Driscoll, CEO of TDA Global Sports, the promoter for the event.

“But this is, for a triathlon, a very luxurious setting,” continued Driscoll. “It’s second to none. The athletes are treated to a luxurious reward for their commitment.”

And Driscoll insists Sarasota can go the extra mile in the face of competition.

“Many of the athlete’s want to test themselves in Sarasota simply because this triathlon takes care of all the participants’ needs after the race is over. Why? Because most athletes will have experienced the usual attitude of ‘Hey, well done for finishing. Here’s a bottle of water and a banana.’

“This event is far from that business model,” Driscoll said.

“This triathlon is an upscale event that attracts athletes who want to compete,” Driscoll continued. “But they also want their sense of achievement recognized.

“I don’t care if they’re professional or amateur athletes. I’ll make sure they are rewarded for their efforts.”

For more information or to preregister, visit lbktriathlon.com

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Sarasota FIT Triathlon — May 4, 2014 at Benderson Park

Sarasota FIT Triathlon — May 4, 2014 at Benderson Park

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FIT Triathlon - May 4, 2014 in Sarasota, FL at Benderson Park

FIT Triathlon – May 4, 2014 in Sarasota, FL at Benderson Park

I will be out there vounteering at the Finish Line, so make sure to say Hello when you finish STRONG!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where and when is packet pickup?
A: Packet pick up is on Saturday from 2:00-6:00 pm at race site.

Q: What time does transition open?
A: Transition will open at 5:00 am race morning and close at 6:45am so plan accordingly. Parking will be ON SITE beginning at 5:15 am.

Q: Can I pick up my race packet race morning?
A: Yes. starting at 5:00 am

Q: Will there be an aid station for the bike?
A: NO… Please bring your own hydration/nutrition for the bike. There is not a water station on the bike route, but there will be water stops on the run portion of the event.

Q: Can I use a mountain bike?
A: Sure! Party on…. Except there is no “fat tire” division so you’ll be racing against others who might have a more aerodynamic machine… but don’t worry you’re a much better runner so you’ll smoke ’em on the final run!!!!

Q: Can I wear my wetsuit?
A: Probably not. Race officials will make final determination on race morning but we’ve never had a wetsuit legal race…

Q: Can I pick up someone’s race packet for them at the Expo?
A: NO. You must pick up your own packet as you have to sign the waiver. No exceptions! All participants MUST have a Valid USAT ID… You can purchase a one day or annual membership at the Expo or on race morning… THIS INCLUDES ALL MEMBERS OF RELAYS!!!!!!

Q: Will I get a medal?
A: Depends…There is a very cool finisher’s medal for everyone who completes the International Triathlon (but not the Sprint Triathlon or Sprint Duathlon). This is in tradition with premier races throughout the country. And there are very cool awards for: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place age-group winners in both the International Triathlon and the Sprint Triathlon; 1st place overall relay winners; and of course, special recognition to the male and female overall winners for all three events.

Q: Will I get a T-shirt?
A: YES! (Guaranteed for the first 700 REGISTRANTS)

St. Anthony’s Triathlon results 2014

St. Anthony’s Triathlon results 2014

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If triathlon was easy they'd call it football starring Sally Smith

If triathlon was easy they’d call it football starring Sally Smith

2014 Boston Marathon Athlete tracking & live video feed

2014 Boston Marathon Athlete tracking & live video feed

Athlete tracking


Live Feed to watch the 2014 Boston Marathon


Legacy Trail Extension fundraising drive to add 8 miles (including Downtown Sarasota)

Legacy Trail Extension fundraising drive to add 8 miles (including Downtown Sarasota)

The legacy trail - one of the bridges

The legacy trail – one of the bridges


Do you want to be able to ride the trail in to downtown Sarasota?

Do you want to be able to ride the trail from downtown Sarasota in to Gulf Gate and Venice?

Do you think having a 20 mile trail is good for our community?

If you answered YES to these questions then we need your help. We need two things:

1) You to donate – $10, $100, $1000 – it all helps

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Legacy Trail - A former railroad path

Legacy Trail – A former railroad path

In August 2013, the Sarasota County Commissioners authorized Public Works to spend $75,000 on an initial study for the expansion of the trail. The study will cost just over $150,000, and the County is looking to Legacy Trail supporters for the additional funds. We need YOUR help to raise the additional dollars and get the project started.

The study will take about 6 months to complete. After that we will work to get the project “shovel ready.” Once the project is ready to go we will be able to ask for State and Federal funds to build the trail.

It’s GO Time and we need YOUR help.