terça-feira, 31 de março de 2009

E aqui está mais uma excelente chance para os nossos treinadores...

Penso que seja mais uma excelente chance de uma mostra de qualidade de trabalho num país em plena expansão triatlética...força pessoal, não nos deixem ficar mal, sigam o exemplo dos outros, vão para o estrangeiro e mostrem o que realmente valem...

Triathlon Coach Opening in Iran

Triathlon Coach Opening in Iran (March 31, 2009 )
The I.R. of Iran Triathlon Federation would like to provide an environment in which triathlon talent can be identified, nurtured and developed to pursue excellence in the international sporting arena. They are now inviting suitable candidates for the following vacancy:


The Job:
The triathlon coach will be responsible for the following duties:
1. To design, plan and coordinate training and competitive programs for National Team (elite, u23, junior)
2. To oversee, design and administer all matters relating to the training of the juniors, elite and u23.
3. To maintain a record of individual training data.
4. To evaluate progress of the triathletes against the training programmes and define future targets.
5. To provide lectures on I.R. of Iran Triathlon Federation coaching accreditation programme courses when required.
6. To assist in the preparation of teaching materials for lectures and seminars.
7. Responsible to report to the Federation.
8. To enhance the professional image of triathlon.
9. To work with the sports medicine, sport science and strengths and conditioning committees when required.

1. A university degree in relevant discipline.
2. Excellent command of spoken and written english.
3. Have an international coaching certificate.
4. Have a good experience in coaching, preferably at national level (at least five years).
5. Have a good technical knowledge in basic skills (especially swimming) and represent it at best.
6. Able to cycle with junior squads.
7. Have a good knowledge about the triathletes in Asia (regarding the Federation's target for participating in the Guangzhou Asian Games).

1. The period of the contract runs until the end of the Guangzhou Asian Games.
2. Salary will be in accordance with the I.R. of Iran NOC regulations.
3. With regard to the Iranian triathletes record at the Asian Championships, the coach needs to undertake during two years Coaching in Iran and enhance the records and the finishing positions of Iranian triathletes at the Guangzhou Asian Games.

Please send full resume with current & expected salary, contact telephone number to Mr. Hosseini:
00982188844042 or mob: 00989128038830

Email address: iran_tria_federation@yahoo.com before 20 April 2009.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

domingo, 29 de março de 2009

2009 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup

Sweetland Wins In Mooloolaba...
A primeira prova desde à muito tempo pra Kirsten e com uma mudança de "país" com melhores condições de treino vem aqui a Mooloolaba vencer e provar que a aposta na mudança está a dar os seus frutos.
É pena que alguns e algumas atletas de topo não aproveitem estas excelentes condições de treino que existem na Gold Coast...

Elite Women - Unofficial Results
Gold - Kirsten Sweetland (CAN) 2:02:00
Silver - Emma Moffatt (AUS) 2:02:55
Bronze - Daniela Ryf (SUI) 2:03:03
4th - Nicky Samuels (NZL) 2:04:19
5th - Felicity Abram (AUS) 2:05:28
6th - Julian Petersen (USA) 2:05:33
7th - Annabel Luxford (AUS) 2:05:53
8th - Debbie Tanner (NZL) 2:06:24
9th - Liz Blatchford (GBR) 2:06:36
10th - Misato Takagi (JPN) 2:06:46

E Courtney Atkinson ganha em casa seguido de muito perto por Kris Gemmel que fez um segmento de corrida muito rápido e com outro australiano, Brad Kahlefeldt a ficar na 3ª posição...

Elite Men - Unofficial Results
Gold - Courtney Atkinson (AUS) 1:52:05
Silver - Kris Gemmell (NZL) 1:52:16
Bronze - Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) 1:52:50
4th - David Hauss (FRA) 1:53:24
5th - Laurent Vidal (FRA) 1:53:30
6th - Dan Wilson (AUS) 1:53:35
7th - Andreas Raelert (GER) 1:53:40
8th - Gareth Halversen (AUS) 1:53:49
9th - Matt Chrabot (USA) 1:54:02
10th - James Seear (AUS) 1:54:16

sábado, 28 de março de 2009

37th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Amman, Jordan

As portuguesas em 3º lugar por equipas nos mundiais...

pos Country Bib Athlete Mark
1 Kenya

129 Florence Jebet Kiplagat 1
131 Linet Chepkwemoi Masai 2
126 Lineth Chepkurui 4
133 Ann Karindi Mwangi 7
125 Iness Chepkesis Chenonge 10
130 Pauline Chemning Korikwiang 11
2 Ethiopia

73 Meselech Melkamu 3
64 Wude Ayalew 5
65 Gelete Burka 8
72 Deska Mamitu 12
67 Sentayehu Ejigu 14
70 Koren Jelela 30
3 Portugal

164 Ana Dulce Félix 15
167 Sara Moreira 16
163 Ana Dias 19
168 Analía Rosa 22
165 Elisabete Lopes 64

166 Inês Monteiro DNF

Já os homens não fizeram melhor que um 12º lugar e de assinalar as desistências dos 2 atletas mais conceituados desta selecção, Hélder Hornelas e Rui Pedro Silva...

12 Portugal

203 José Rocha 45
202 Licinio Pimentel 72
200 Eduardo Mbengani 79
199 Manuel Damião 83

201 Hélder Ornelas DNF

204 Rui Pedro Silva DNF

link da página oficial...


O Lance já mexe...

Já começou a pedalar e com a força de vontade que sempre têve, acredito plenamente que irá fazer o Giro 09...

sexta-feira, 27 de março de 2009

Lisa Huthaler leva 2 anos....e admite...

Vuelta Castilla & León 09 resultados finais

Stage 5 - March 27: Benavente - Valladolid, 152.5km

Valverde takes another stage, Leipheimer the overall

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) won the sprint of the final stage in the Vuelta a Castilla y León on Friday in Valladolid. The bunch sprint was good news for American Levi Leipheimer (Astana), who rolled in with the peloton to take the overall win.

Ricardo Serrano (Fuji-Servetto) desperately tried to foil the sprinters, but was caught shortly before the line and ended the day in fourth place. "Too bad, I came so close," he said after the finish.


1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
2 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
3 José Joaquín Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
4 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
5 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD

Final general classification

1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana
2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana
3 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream

A message from Lance Armstrong

Exclusive Post-Op Interview with Lance -- powered by http://www.livestrong.com

quarta-feira, 25 de março de 2009

Lance's update...


March 25, 2009 - Austin, TX - Lance Armstrong had successful surgery today to repair what doctors originally thought was a “simple” fracture of his clavicle (more commonly referred to as the collarbone). “This was not correct,” said Dr. Doug Elenz, an Austin orthopedic surgeon who frequently operates on athletes. “It was not in two, but four pieces.” Dr. Elenz, along with another surgeon and physician’s assistant, used a five inch stainless steel plate with 12 screws to repair Armstrong’s fracture. He noted that this was more than they would normally use, but necessary based on the extent of the fracture.

“If you had to pin me down, I’d say it was an eight,” he said when asked how difficult the surgery was on a scale of 1-10. The surgery, which normally takes less than 90 minutes for a simple fracture, took slightly less than three hours and also included working on some of Armstrong’s abrasions from the crash. “No one’s ever accused me of being the fastest surgeon in the world,” Dr. Elenz quipped, “I think we should be expedient, methodical and get it right the first time.”

As expected, many of the questions revolved around when Armstrong would be able to be back on the bike training, if not racing. “Normally we see 8-12 weeks for something like this to heal completely,” Dr. Elenz said, stressing the word “completely”. He went on to say that it would be a day-by-day, week-by-week, and month-by-month progression as they first looked for radiographic union (evidence of bone growth), a stable fracture with no plate movement, increased arm motion and fluidity, and Armstrong’s own pain factor. When asked what pain medication he would be on, the doctor would only say that he prescribed the same as he would for any patient and/or athlete following this procedure.

Dr. Elenz said that in his practice he takes care of a lot of athletes, and that they did everything possible to have the best healing, but nothing extraordinary “…to push the envelope.” Armstrong would not spend the night in the hospital but soon be taken to his home here in Austin to recuperate. In terms of rehabilitation, the doctor wants Armstrong to take it easy for a week to let the wound heal, then start back into aerobic training using some form of stationary exercise bike so as not use his upper extremities, and then they’d see about getting back on the road. Dr. Elenz also noted that up to 50% of patients eventually need to have the plate and screws removed, “…so don’t be surprised if one day we have to do this.”

While Dr. Elenz would not give a firm date on when he expected Armstrong to return to racing, he said that it will heal and he needs to give it time so he can get back to racing.


terça-feira, 24 de março de 2009

Snowsill está fora da start list para este fim-de-semana em Mooloolaba...

Ao que parece a moça ainda é novata nestas coisas do surf e então levou com a prancha nas "costeletas" e devia ter fracturado alguma...Isto foi à duas semanas mas como a natação dela ainda não está ao seu gosto vai optar por competir só em Tongyong na Coreia no principio de Maio...Tadinha...


segunda-feira, 23 de março de 2009

Vuelta Castilla & León 09...Lance Crashes...

mesmo antes da operação...

Lance à saida do hospital, fractura confirma-se...

O Lance Armstrong chegou, fez os primeiros 140 Kms, caíu e diz-se que fez uma luxação na clavicula...e segiu na ambulância...
Vamos ver se isto será impeditivo para treinar e continuar a preparação dele para o Giro...
Acontece aos melhores

domingo, 22 de março de 2009

Nacionais de Corta-Mato Curto 09

Rui Silva e Sara Moreira campeões


1.º Rui Silva (Sporting), 11.40 minutos
2. Mário Teixeira (Sporting), 11.41
3. Sérgio Silva (Maia AC), 11.43
4. Túlio António (Sporting), 11.45
5. Bruno Jesus (Joane), 11.46
6. Pedro Ribeiro (Maia AC), 11.47


1.ª Sara Moreira (Maratona), 13.13 minutos
2.ª Dulce Félix (SC Braga), 13.19
3.ª Fernanda Ribeiro (individual), 13.25
4.ª Sandra Teixeira (Sporting), 13.33
5.ª Lilian Silva (FC Porto), 13.40
6.ª Filomena Costa (SC Braga), 13.48

Parabéns ao Sérgio Silva pela sua excelente prestação no nacional que se bateu muito bem pelo 3º lugar...

sábado, 21 de março de 2009

Triatlo do Ribatejo 09

Mais uma vitória para Bruno Pais, desta vez na edição II do Triatlo do Ribatejo em que deixou para trás João "Puras" Pereira e "Johnny" Silva.
Uma prova bem disputada com os homens da frente a andarem muito rápido como já nos habituaram este ano.

Na secção feminina, tivemos a Vanessa "a meio gás" Fernandes que mesmo assim bateu toda a concorrência. Deixou para trás as mais directas adversárias como a Anais Moniz, a russa Olga Dimitrieva e a Maria "Papoila" Areosa.

Bem disputada também foi a prova de todos os outros incluindo a minha em que ía desmaiando a tentar tirar o fato na T1. Foi uma sensação algo estranho dado que nunca me tinha acontecido tal coisa. Acho que se não tivesse ali a bicla para me apoiar tinha mesmo caído e assim fiquei quase 2 minutos no parque de transição.

o ciclismo correu mais ou menos normal a não ser pelo vento forte que se fez sentir em quase todo percurso. A corrida não foi má mas claro que esperava ter corrido um nadinha mais rápido.
No geral foi bom, só espero conseguir treinar estas 2 semanas para fazer o Triatlo de Quarteira no dia 4 de Abril a um ritmo superior ao de hoje.

Muito público no percurso de corrida e com o tempo também a judar por isso acho que no geral foi positivo.

o link para todos os resultados

quarta-feira, 18 de março de 2009

Avia Ironman 70.3 Singapore 09

All Pro Athletes

1 ALEXANDER, Craig 2/4/1 36/Pro 00:27:19 02:05:11 01:12:46 03:47:23
2 MCCORMACK, Chris 4/2/2 35/Pro 00:27:24 02:05:10 01:15:56 03:50:41
3 THOMPSON, Simon 6/6/3 32/Pro 00:27:29 02:07:46 01:17:02 03:54:27
4 JACOBS, Pete 1/5/4 28/Pro 00:27:16 02:07:42 01:18:51 03:56:15
5 COLUCCI, Reinaldo 7/1/5 24/Pro 00:27:29 02:04:59 01:23:48 03:58:24
6 MANUEL, Huerta 11/7/6 25/Pro 00:28:07 02:19:02 01:22:23 04:11:49
7 WATT, Cameron 3/3/7 30/Pro 00:27:21 02:05:12 01:39:26 04:14:08
8 SWALLOW, Jodie 8/8/8 28/Pro 00:27:32 02:21:20 01:28:05 04:19:10
9 HEWITT, Andrea 9/10/9 27/Pro 00:28:03 02:23:02 01:37:07 04:30:24
10 MACEL, Tereza 12/11/10 35/Pro 00:28:42 02:22:25 01:37:06 04:30:41
11 ZELENKOVA, Lucie 10/12/11 35/Pro 00:28:05 02:32:41 01:36:34 04:40:38
12 MAJOR, Kate 16/13/12 32/Pro 00:31:39 02:34:47 01:35:13 04:44:29
13 SCHIOEBERG, Kzell 19/16/13 32/Pro 00:39:16 02:44:14 01:21:14 04:47:47
14 LANGIT, Lea coline 13/14/14 23/Pro 00:30:42 02:40:47 01:35:42 04:50:32
15 OHARA, Erin 17/15/15 26/Pro 00:35:15 02:39:16 01:40:50 04:58:21
16 WONG, Jocelyn suiyee 20/17/16 28/Pro 00:42:37 02:45:45 01:40:02 05:11:58
17 RHODES, Bryan 5/9/-- 36/Pro 00:27:25 02:21:26 00:00:00 00:00:00
18 LANGBRANDTNER, Norbert 14/--/-- 39/Pro 00:30:50 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00
19 KEAT, Rebekah 15/--/-- 31/Pro 00:30:52 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00
20 VAN VLERKEN, Yvonne 18/--/-- 31/Pro 00:35:33 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00
21 DI BERNARDO, Andreas --/--/-- 32/Pro 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00
22 JOHANNESSEN, Oyvind --/--/-- 26/Pro 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00

Como se vê pelas classificações nas mulheres que temos as especialistas das distâncias olimpicas a fazerem frente às "experts" da distância longa...

E Crowie ganha a primeira "batalha" de 2009 com o Macca...vamos esperar para ver como se vão desenrolar as próximas provas entre os dois...

Fica aqui as start lists do 70.3 Singapore.

Its official, the 2009 edition of the Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore field is updated and finalised.

The most international of all the elite fields yet seen in Singapore is a star-studded affair, filled with Ironman World Champions, Ironman 70.3 Champions, Olympians and many Ironman and Ironman 70.3 winners.

The Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore is the event to race alongside the who's who of the Ironman 70.3 circuit and the best in the world.

S/No Family Name Given Name Category Country Nationality
1 Major Kate Elite - Female United States Australian
2 Keat Rebekah Elite - Female Australia Australian
3 van Vlerken Yvonne Elite - Female Austria Netherlander
4 Zelenkova Lucie Elite - Female South Africa Czech
5 Hewitt Andrea Elite - Female New Zealand New Zealander
6 Swallow Jodie Elite - Female United Kingdom British
7 Macel Tereza Elite - Female Canada Czech
8 Wong Jocelyn SuiYee Elite - Female United States American
9 OHara Erin Elite - Female New Zealand New Zealander
10 Langit Lea Coline Elite - Female Philippines Filipino

S/No Family Name Given Name Category Country Nationality
1 McCormack Chris Elite - Male United States Australian
2 alexander craig Elite - Male Australia Australian
3 Thompson Simon Elite - Male Australia Australian
4 Johannessen Oyvind Elite - Male Norway Norwegian
5 Rhodes Bryan Elite - Male New Zealand New Zealander
6 Langbrandtner Norbert Elite - Male Austria Austrian
7 Jacobs Pete Elite - Male Australia Australian
8 Manuel Huerta Elite - Male United States American
9 di Bernardo Andreas Elite - Male Austria Austrian
10 Watt Cameron Elite - Male Australia Australian
11 Colucci Reinaldo Elite - Male Brazil Brazilian

Até o cabelo "eles" levam ao Lance...

International Herald Tribune
A bad hair day for Lance Armstrong
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

PARIS: Lance Armstrong literally had a bad hair day.

A French anti-doping inspector armed with a pair of scissors this week took six clumps of the former Tour de France champion's hair that now will be tested for signs of drug use. Armstrong says his hair was so "butchered" by the test that he had to get a buzz-cut to hide the mess.

If it sounds like a joke, it's anything but. In France, hair tests are now being used to hunt down the use of banned substances in sports. Here, when anti-doping authorities say they want the scalps of cheats, they mean it.

In Armstrong's case, it's not unreasonable to question whether anti-doping authorities around the world aren't going a little overboard. By his count, the culling of hair, blood and urine samples after he trained Tuesday in the south of France was the 24th time since he resumed cycling in August that he's been subjected to an unannounced anti-doping control.

The sample-collector "flew down from Paris, he was a French doctor, couldn't have been nicer. He was a total gentleman," Armstrong told The Associated Press by phone on Wednesday.

But "he didn't make my hair look very good, that's why I cut it after that, after he butchered it," Armstrong said. "There were a few good stripes at the back so we just buzzed it down."

The 37-year-old is staying good humored about the whole thing. He posted a photo of himself and his new hair on a Web site he uses to keep fans abreast of his movements and thoughts. But although he is being careful not to gripe, he also noticed that he seems to be getting tested far more than many other riders.

"A lot of my co-workers and old friends and former teammates are (on) less than 5" such tests, he told AP. "I'm fully aware that it's part of the job. I knew that going in. I'm a little surprised by the frequency, but I'm not complaining," he said.

"The honest truth is that it's only inconvenient if they come right when you're done training, so you're tired from training. There's things like that where you go 'Oh, I have to deal with this now?' Or if you're in the middle of dinner or if you're with your children."

Persistent doubts about whether Armstrong used drugs to win a record seven Tours explain in part why testers are targeting him. Armstrong insists he raced clean. And being tested a lot now works to his advantage, allowing him to keep the skeptics at bay as he tries to focus attention focused on his fight against cancer, the main reason he came back to the sport.

That's probably why he's keeping count of all his tests and publicizing them.

Also, the anti-doping regime progressed in the three years he was retired following his last Tour win in 2005. Unlike back then, the UCI now uses blood tests to try to determine over time whether riders are doping. Many of the tests Armstrong has had since his return to cycling have been for the UCI and its blood-watching program.

With this week's test, France's anti-doping agency was not only looking for drug use but also to send a message: Armstrong should not expect any favorable treatment.

The agency's chief, Pierre Bordry, made that quite clear, saying Armstrong "needs to know that he is like everyone else."

So it gave him the full treatment. Two samples — A and B — were taken not only of urine, which is standard, but also of blood and hair.

The hair test "troubled him quite a lot," said the agency's director of doping controls, Jean-Pierre Verdy. Hair is clipped with scissors, and six clumps each the diameter of a pencil were taken in all, he said. "Sometimes, it leaves holes," Verdy said.

There's a certain amount of overlapping going on between the various agencies that are keeping a careful eye on Armstrong, and perhaps the number of tests could be reduced if they shared results better. Armstrong says he even had a drug tester from Germany visit him in his native Texas — hardly cost-effective or environmentally aware.

The French anti-doping agency says the governing body of cycling, the UCI, won't share data that it is collecting on riders with blood tests. That means the agency conducts its own blood tests and bought its own equipment to interpret results in the same way the UCI does. In its defense, the UCI says it cannot share riders' blood readings without their consent.

Armstrong says it was the first time he has undergone a hair test, which was "the only thing that made it spectacular."

"At the end of the day, I have nothing to hide," he said. "You want to come and get blood, urine, hair, whatever you want, come on."

segunda-feira, 16 de março de 2009

À conversa com Jo Lawn...

Vou deixar aqui alguns exertos de uma entrevista de Joanna Lawn, a vencedora do Ironman New Zealand por 6 vezes e que este ano ficou em segundo lugar...

ST: How are you recovering from Ironman NZ? Jo: It has only been a week and I feel pretty good. My body bounced back quickly. The amount of training for this buildup was a lot less than normal and I have recovered faster than normal. I feel pretty good now, but training hasn’t started so when that gets underway I will know whether or not I have recovered or not…

ST: Please describe a typical hard training week for us. Jo: Swim 6 days a week anywhere from 25-30km, bike 6 days a week anywhere from 500-700km, run 6 days a week anywhere from 90km, gym work 2 hours a week. Within this week I also get 2 deep tissue massages. I feel pretty beat up from these but it is crucial from the long term longevity of being an Ironman athlete.

ST: How do you spend the off-season? Jo: Off-season? What is that and when is that? Well I guess for us Aussies and Kiwis we don’t really have one. Generally after Kona I take a good one and a half months off, then again after Taupo. And what do I do? Eat out a lot…..and shop….visit sponsors….sleep in….

link da entrevista para Slowtitch


Miami International Triathlon 09

Miami International Triathlon
1.5K Swim, 40K bike, and 10K run.
March 15, 2009

Matt Reed defended his title from 2008 with a strong performance while Jillian Petersen won the women's race.

Top 10 Men's Professional
1. Matty Reed 1:47:22.5
2. Andy Potts 1:47:24.3
3. Chris Lieto 1:48:21.4
4. Andrew Yoder 1:49:06.0
5. Brian Fleischmann 1:50:32.1
6. Joe Umphenour 1:50:35.9
7. Oscar Galindez 1:51:22.6
8. Fraser Cartmell 1:52:16.2
9. Arturo Garza 1:53:58.2
10. Greg Remaly 1:55:16.7

Women's Professional
1. Jillian Petersen 2:00:21.2
2. Jasmine Oeinck 2:00:48.9
3. Joanna Zeiger 2:02:19.7
4. Sara McLarty 2:03:16.0
5. Michelle Leblanc 2:04:42.1
6. Christine Jeffrey 2:06:31.8

link com os resultados completos:

Campeonato Nacional de Corta Mato- Castelo Branco 09

Ficam aqui as classificações do campeonato nacional de corta mato:

Corta-Mato Seniores (Masc)
1º Rui Pedro Silva 81SEN MCP
2º Jose Rocha 76SEN MCP
3º Eduard Mbengani 85SEN GDRC-L
4º Licinio Pimentel 77SEN GDRC-L
5º Helder Ornelas 74SEN GDRC-L
6º Manuel Damiao 78SEN GDRC-L
7º Hermano Ferreira 82SEN MCP
8º Ricardo Ribas 77SEN MCP
9º Ricardo Dias 85SEN CAOV
10º Jose Ramos 68VET GDRC-L
11º Pedro Ribeiro 81SEN MAC
12º Sergio Silva 84SEN BRA IND
13º Gladson Barbosa 79SEN BRA IND
14º Manuel Magalhaes 75SEN NAJ
15º Nuno Costa 86SEN MCP
16º Riad Mohamed (e) 71SEN MAROCL
17º Marco Morgado 82SEN CAOV
18º Filipe Pedro 80SEN NAJ
19º Paulo Gomes 73SEN GDRC-L
20º Vitor Oliveira 81SEN NAJ
21º Sergio Silva 83SEN MAC
22º Vitor Reis 87S23 CRPS

Corta-Mato Seniores (Fem)
1ª Ines Monteiro 80SEN MCP 2 6 4 2
2ª Analia Rosa 76SEN MCP 2 6 5 2
3ª Ana Dias 74SEN CBF 2 7 0 6
4ª Sara Moreira 85SEN MCP 2 7 2 3
5ª Ana Dulce Felix 82SEN SCB 2 7 5 2
6ª Elisabete Lopes 75SEN MCP 2 8 2 1
7ª Filomena Costa 85SEN SCB 2 8 4 8
8ª Sara Pinho 81SEN SCP 2 9 0 2
9ª Carla Martinho 76SEN ADERCU 2 9 4 6
10ª Ercilia Machado 86SEN SCB 2 9 5 7

domingo, 15 de março de 2009

Extreme wheelchair athlete...

Aaron Fotheringham (born November 8, 1991) is an Extreme wheelchair athlete who performs tricks adapted from skateboarding and BMX.

Fotheringham calls his racing style ‘hardcore sitting’. He claims to be the first person to successfully perform a back flip in a wheelchair at the age of 14. He performs other tricks in his wheelchair including a 180 degree 'aerial'. He plans to fuse the back flip with the 180 aerial into what is known as a ‘flair’.

Fotheringham suffers from Spida Bifida and has been spending his life in a wheelchair since the age of 8. As a young kid he used to watch his brother ride his BMX at the skate-park and one day he took his advice and started riding in his wheelchair. He loved it so much he never stopped since. He got a new, lighter wheelchair, with four-wheel suspension that allowed him to perform most of the tricks BMX riders perform.

In 2006 Aaron Fotheringham ranked forth in a BMX competition in Sunny Springs Skate Park. He has suffered many injuries while practicing his tricks although he first tries them out on cushions and on hard plastic sheets before performing them on skateboard ramps.

Acho que todos nós devíamos estar muito felizes por sermos "normais" mas mesmo assim ainda nos queixamos...Life is Good, Play Hard...

XI Duatlo do Cadaval-classificações 09

Mulheres (meninas)
Barbara Clemente
Mariana Costa
Filipa Ferreira

Maria (Papoila) Areosa desistiu devido a uma lesão na perna esquerda e Anais Moniz também ela desistiu devido a problemas mecânicos na roda da frente...
Ah já me esquecia, a Joana também desistiu...

Homens (gajos)
"Zé" Pais mais uma vez a provar estar fortíssimo neste ínicio de época e a ganhar a sua quarta prova consecutiva..
João "Puras" Pereira
João "Johnny" Silva a fechar o podium..

Eu, infelizmente até está ater uma prestação razoável (no meu nível) e quando saio para o segmento de ciclismo apercebi-me logo que algo não estava bem.
Passados 10 Kms comecei ater caibras nas duas pernas o que me obrigou a desistir.
Gostava também de acrescentar que estava a competir com uma bicla emprestada o que talvez tenha influenciado em parte a desistência...
A prova em si acho que foi boa e o tempo estava quente, com o sol a brilhar *****

Challenge Series Perth 09

Annabel Luxford-1:59:38
Sakimoto Tomoko-2:01.00
Felicity Sheedy Ryan-2:03:38

Courtney Atkinson-1:46:17
Gareth Alverson-1:47:16
Davis Haus-1:50:54