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International Athletes Competing in 2019 Yangshuo Triathlon

Morning of September 8th at 7 AM, at the sound of a sharp starting signal, setting off a day of competition for 2019 Yangshuo Triathlon.1200 athletes from 15 countries and regions participated. As one of the top Triathlon events in China, this year’s routes covering 113 kilometers of some of the most breathtaking landmarks of Yangshuo. At the end of a fierce racing day, Hu ChunXi took […]

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IRONMAN Coaching Recertification

“Congratulationson successfully passing the IRONMAN Coaching Recertification Exam! Your certificate has been extended 2 years”. Why to be an Ironman Triathlon Coach? Why to get recertified every 2 years? Giannis Psarelis :“ It’s because -more than anything – as a triathlon coach I respect the athletes that train under my supervision and I want to […]

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BALCO case evidence was illegally shown on nationwide Greek television including US athlete’s doping calanders with codes.

After a long period of silence, followed by the confusion occurred by the incidents of the August 12th, doping returns to the moment in Greece. Tonight, the Greek TV MEGA Channel, presented a brilliant job prepared by a group of elite country’s journalists. In their weekly political show “The Folders”, a brief history of Christos […]

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Thinking about doing an IRONMAN 70.3 Greece, Coacta Navarino? Of course you are.!

Hire a IRONMAN Certified Coach now to help you get across that finish line in the near future. Our coaches reach all over the world and have went through an extensive curriculum to help hone their craft in all areas of this sport. Whether it’s battling your fear of open water swimming or dialing in […]

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Mountain Running Research – Athlete Assessments, free of charge

The scientific team of Sports Excellence, Department of the 1st Orthopedic Clinic of the Medical School of the University of Athens, funded exclusively by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), commited to supporting and improving the athlete’s health, and on the occasion of the “Vamvakou Mountain Run” 28 km route, will be conducting for the first […]

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GIANNIS PSARELIS, Marathon Coach

A competitive athlete for many years, Giannis Psarelis says, “After many years as an athlete and coach, sports participation becomes more and more a private procedure.” Through his competition years, Giannis completed more than 200 triathlon races and 150 running races.  Now that he is no longer competing, Giannis runs several times per week. He enjoys running […]

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Life in Athens Triathlon Team

When joining Athens Triathlon Team, you will receive, as we all do, a detailed training plan, in accordance to the latest scientific advances in athletics, coaching and psychology of sports, adapted to you daily schedule. And surely, you can have your training program and train alone as much as you want, but the true advantage […]

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For the first time, the country where the Olympic spirit was born will host an IRONMAN 70.3 race!

Press Release. Greece conjures up images of sandy beaches under blue skies, fresh and nourishing cuisine, and whitewashed houses. It is also the country where the Olympic spirit was born, making it a fitting host for a triathlon. IRONMAN 70.3 Greece, Costa Navarino will take place in April, with the pleasant temperatures of spring bringing […]

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For the first time, the country where the Olympic spirit was born will host an IRONMAN 70.3

Greece conjures up images of sandy beaches under blue skies, fresh and nourishing cuisine, and whitewashed houses. It is also the country where the Olympic spirit was born, making it a fitting host for a triathlon. IRONMAN 70.3 Greece, Costa Navarino will take place in April, with the pleasant temperatures of spring bringing the ideal […]

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The Championship 2018 Confirms €150,000 Prize Purse

Posted on: 13 October 2017 CHALLENGEFAMILY is delighted to announce that, in addition to THECHAMPIONSHIP 2018 being held in the same spectacular venue x-bionic® sphere, it will offer a prize purse of €150,000. The 2017 middle-distance championship race, in which athletes from 57 countries competed, offered equal prize money for male and female athletes: 1st place: €30,000 (male/female) […]

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Ventum is the Official Bike Sponsor of the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship in Kona.

No downtube. No seatstays. No competition. We create the ultimate triathlon racing bicycles using technology from fighter jets and Formula One race cars. Ventum Z The Ventum Z uses the same patented frame design as the Ventum One with an integrated 1.4 liter water bottle. The Ventum frame is paired with a 3T fork and […]

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Super League Jersey: FULL Men’s Race Day 1 Triple Mix

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Two Wins for Renaud Blanc

Athens Triathlon Team PR- Two Wins for Renaud Blanc   First (1st) Place in General Classification in Salamis Triathlon (September 3rd, 2017) for Renaud Blanc & First (1st) place for Renaud Blanc at the 6kms Road running race in Lake Beletsi (September 10th, 2017) . A great performance the day after a very hard brick […]

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How important is the kicking in triathlon?

Text/Author :Giannis Psarelis  There is a wrong impression that has been spread all over the triathlon world that triathletes don’t need to kick as they have to save the legs for later into racing and that they don’t need to precise kicking in training. It’s also assumed that triathletes have excellent kicking as they have […]

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Gender Physiological differences in Triathlon

 Author/ Text: Giannis Psarelis  Triathlon New Zeeland Level 3 Accredited Coach There are many obvious and well know physiological differences.  “There are some basic physiological, nutrition and medical gender differences that coaches must consider when training females. Female athletes approach training and racing with different mental skills as well.” (USA Triathlon Guide, page31) We mention some […]

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Coaching Female athletes

Text/ Author :Giannis Psarelis When I have started to coach in a full time basis I was very worried about my coaching ability to coach female athletes. I was worried whether I would be able to understand their special needs, whether I could have the patience to cover their psychological needs,…  Prior to my professional […]

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Sports Psychology: Extrinsic & Intrinsic motivation

Author :Giannis Psarelis Sport psychologists split the motivation sources in extrinsic and intrinsic. As ecxtrinsic motivation we refer to reinforcements – positive or negative- coming from our environment, usually coming from other people. But motivation may come also from ourselves and tjhis procedure is called intrinsic motivation. Extrinsic motivation To give a definition we could […]

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IOC ADDS TRIATHLON MIXED TEAM RELAYS TO TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC PROGRAM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Triathlon Union (ITU) today officially announced that Triathlon Mixed Team Relays will be added to the event program for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The program was added among nine other new events for Tokyo 2020 following a meeting of the IOC Executive […]

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IOC includes the Triathlon Mixed Relays on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Triathlon.org- ITU is pleased to announce that the Triathlon Mixed Relays has been included on the Programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee announced on Friday June 9 the new events added for the next Olympics, which will be Triathlon Mixed Relays, Basketball 3×3, Archery Mixed Team event, 4×400 mixed relays […]

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Laura Bennett has announced her retirement from Triathlon

Laura Bennett through her account on Facebook has announced her retirement from Triathlon: “I would like to send out a huge thank you to all those who I was blessed to have a part of my journey in my passion & career in sport. To my family, sponsors, sports physicians, friends, race directors, federations, race […]

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