End of year recap: 15 most-read stories of 2015
1. Post-workout hydration: fruit-infused water
Our healthy, summer drink recipe was our most-read story of 2015.
2. Toronto triathlete struck in hit-and-run
Earlier this year, new pro Sjaan Gerth was hit on his bicycle while out for a training ride. Thankfully, Gerth survived despite several major injuries.
3. Canadian athlete disqualified at Ironman Canada
Julie Miller made headlines over the summer when she was first disqualified and then had her Kona spot revoked after claiming to lose her chip on the run. She has since been suspended from Ironman Racing and sanctioned from Triathlon Canada, another story that made our top 15.
4. Two athletes shot while racing Ironman 70.3 San Juan
Though police ruled the race was not the target, two age-group athletes were caught in the crossfire of a shooting between two cars along the bike course.
5. Danish 51-year-old breaks world plan record
Fitness instructor Tom Hoel held plank position for four hours, 28 minutes.
6. Lionel Sanders takes Strava record on Mt. Lemmon
Sanders chased the record for four years and beat it by seven minutes.
7. The six unwritten rules of the lap swim
This is a great one to read up on before the pools start to get busy again in the new year.
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9. Canadians named Ironman All World Athlete Champions
Four Canadian athletes took the top position in Ironman’s Age Group Ranking program. Athletes accumulate points and their top three performances count toward qualifying for Ironman’s All World Athlete (AWA) designation. From that, top honours are then awarded for each age group.
10. Seven saddles worth sitting on
Triathletes generally prefer time trial (TT) saddles and these seven caught our attention.
Thinking of adding weight training to your training in 2016? This is a great guide to get you started.
12. Top 5 Instagram Posts of Kona
We compiled our favourite #Kona2015 Instagram posts.
13. Pro triathlete leads the Boston Marathon for just over a mile
Texan pro triathlete Derek Yorek posted on Facebook that he was going to try to lead the Boston Marathon for as long as possible. He let his friends place bets on how far he could last. Yorek eventually finished the race in 3:04:57
14. The darker side of chocolate milk
Chocolate milk may not be as great a recovery drink as once claimed.
15. Letter to the Editor: How cheating hurts the sport
After the course cutting allegations sent shockwaves through the Canadian triathlon community, Jordan Tesluk wrote a letter to the editor about just how much cheating hurt our sport.