Challenge Daytona was awesome with an absolutely loaded field and we learned a lot from what was pretty much a flawless broadcast. We loved the format, the level of competition, and frankly seeing athletes out on the course. We talk about their swim, bike and run strategies. What paid off, what didn’t. We look at penalties, bike splits, and the potential for Challenge to focus changing the landscape of 70.3 racing in the US.
- Don’t forget about the C26 Club for 2021
- The commentators for Challenge Daytona
- Ridiculous bike power numbers
- Bike for show, run for dough
- Gustav Iden
- Should they have covered the Age Group race as well??
- Building a bridge between pros and age groupers
- Can we push the envelope on Age Group coverage?
- How do we make pro triathletes more popular?
- Paula Findlay and Anne Haug
- Flat tire? :)
- Positive experience for our athletes
- The timing of Daytona and what it could mean for the sport
- Re-creating a chance for age groupers to race against the best
- Is Indianapolis another opportunity?
- Can we create more “loop” races like this?
- Calculated decisions on the race course
- Increasing spectators and learning experiences
- ITU vs. What we saw in Daytona
- Racing in downtowns?
- The concept of spectator friendly
- Daytona was like picking your March Madness Bracket
- It’s ALL about the run
- TWO big penalties and the subjectivity of handing them out
- Nobody knew what to expect out there, including the pros
- Dealing with self-doubt, even on the perfect day
- The difference between the flat course vs. having some elevation
- No brakes, no turns, no sitting up . . . how it took its toll
- Run your best race, or test the ego?
- The number one goal for our athletes at Daytona
- The pressure on one big race
- How hard is it to maintain 20 meters for the whole race?
- Was it easier to just set the pace?
- Training for races on the trainer only?
- Lionel Sanders effort
- Swim strategy and how strung out it got in the water
- How 70.3 is turning into a short course
- Patience and restraint to reach the top level
- Different courses for different horses
- Mashing the big ring
- Link to interview with former Pro and C26 Coach Jessica Jacobs
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