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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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Greg Bennet has announced his retirement from Triathlon as an athlete.

Greg Bennet through his facebook account has announced his retirement as an athlete: “To all my friends in the Triathlon world, I want to take this moment to announce that I will be retiring from the sport of Triathlon as an athlete. I get emotional as I write this. Please apologize for the length. My […]

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Challenge Almere: More popular than ever

CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM organizes the oldest long distance triathlon of Europe on 9 September 2017. The European Triathlon Union (ETU) and CHALLENGEFAMILY have granted Almere the European Championship. Dutch athletes, however, also have a chance to be crowned as Dutch Champions during this classic race. The long distance triathlon consists of a 3,8 km swim course in […]

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Triathlon

From wikipedia.org – A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines.[1] While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed “transitions” between […]

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USADA:The Simple Truth: Decoding the Dietary Supplement Industry

The dietary supplement industry is enormous. Supplements that appear to be safe could actually be dangerous products in disguise. Watch the video to learn more.

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Athens Classic Marathon: Registrations in the 10km & 5km Morning Road Race have nearly closed!

An amazing response by runners who are to participate in the greatest running event of Greece was witnessed earlier today. Registrations for the 10km & 5km Morning Road Races closed only a few hours after opening and six months before the Athens Marathon event to be held on 12 November 2017. Ιn less than four […]

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Super League Hamilton Island Day 3 Eliminator [FULL SHOW]

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Super League Hamilton Island Day 2 Equalizer [FULL SHOW]

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Super League Hamilton Island Day 1 Triple Mix

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Triathlon (swim- bike – run) and Multi sports races in Greece, 2017

2017 Triathlon Races 23/04/2017, Triathlon, Oropos, “Energy Triathlon Attiki 2017” (Distance : Sprint + Semilong) http://www.energyraces.gr/ 29/04/2017, Triathlon, Rhodes, “Oceanlava Rhodes sprint distance” (Distance: Sprint) http://www.apollontriathlon.gr/ 29-30/04/2017, Triathlon, off-road, Vouliagmeni, “XTERRA Greece Championship” (Distances: Full – Sprint) http://www.xterragreece.com/ 05/05/17, Triathlon, Spetses, “5th Spetsathlon” (Distances: Sprint & Olympic+), www.spetsathlon.com 13-14/05/17, Triathlon, Katerini, “4th AlmiraMan” (Distances: Sprint […]

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Open Water Swimming Race in Oitylo Bay, Mani (Laconia)

WayOut Adventures and Oceanman with the contribution of Mani Water Sports are organizing for the first time in Greece and specifically in the idyllic Oitylo bay, in the heart of Mani, the first international Open Water Competition OCEANMAN GREECE OITYLO BAY. Swimmers of more than 20 nationalities take part in OCEANMAN races, which maintain a […]

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Athens Triathlon Team : Facts & Figures

Athens Triathlon Team is the most Successful and better organized triathlon team in Greece: More than 250 podium places in Triathlon races the last 5 years There are 10 different athletes, members of the team, that have achieved to win the general classification of a triathlon race. There are 15 different athletes, members of our […]

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Super League Triathlon is here

Singapore (February 10, 2017) – Super League Triathlon has today been unveiled as the future of triathlon with huge prize money, superstar fields and action-packed racing formats that provide pulse-pounding action and an unparalleled spectator experience.   The world’s best triathletes including two-time Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee (GBR), dual Olympic medallist Jonathan Brownlee (GBR), […]

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The Moment is coming

Glasgow and Berlin will co-host the inaugural European Championships in August 2018, bringing together the existing championships of seven of Europe’s leading sports into one coordinated, exciting multi-sport event. Aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, golf, rowing and triathlon will be held in Scotland, with the German capital hosting the athletics. The 2018 European Championships Board has finalised […]

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Okeanos Masters International Meeting 2017

AO OKEANOS swimming club organizes the 1st International MASTER Swimming Meeting which is the major event of the 3rd Greek Masters Swimming Series (GMA swimming series) under the supervision of the Hellenic Swimming Federation. The meeting will take place at the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens OAKA (Spyrou Loui 37, Maroussi 15123) on the following […]

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Triple Win for On

On wins ISPO Product of the Year Award for 2017/18, Gold for best Performance Shoe and recognition for the new On Performance Running Gear.   MUNICH, Germany – January 30th, 2017 – The Swiss Sports Company On wins the prestigious Product of the Year Award at ISPO, the international sporting goods trade-fair, for the Cloudflash […]

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Peter Sagan crowned UCI WorldTour number one

After an already outstanding season, including 13 wins, 10 of which came in WorldTour classed races, Peter Sagan has cemented his spot as the UCI WorldTour number one ranked rider. Having an almost unsurmountable lead going into the final WorldTour race of the season, the title was confirmed after Saturday’s Il Lombardia. The accolade is […]

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British champion Blythe backs Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships bid

Wednesday 21 September 2016   British champion Blythe backs Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships bid   British road cycling champion Adam Blythe believes Yorkshire is the perfect place to host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships and would love to see the event take place in his home county.   Blythe was born and […]

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Gwen Jorgensen: Exclusive Interview

Exclusive Interview Interview : Giannis Psarelis (February 2012) Triathlon World : There are many people that follow the triathlon elite scene but didn’t know anything about you until the moment that you’ ve earned a podium place and your Olympic spot at ITU WS in London. Could you please introduce yourself : when did you […]

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The olympic games are more than win

FAIR PLAY AWARDS RECOGNISE TRUE OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS IN SPORTSMANSHIP THE OLYMPIC GAMES ARE ABOUT MORE THAN THE WIN, THE MEDALS OR THE RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCES.  AT THEIR CORE, THE GAMES ARE ABOUT THE OLYMPIC VALUES OF EXCELLENCE, FRIENDSHIP AND RESPECT. THEY ARE ABOUT FAIR PLAY AND HUMAN SPIRIT. Nobody has epitomised these values more at the Olympic Games […]

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Diana Riesler: ‘The medal from Gdynia has got a special place at my home’

Diana Riesler: ‘The medal from Gdynia has got a special place at my home’   Diana, you are coming back to Herbalife IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia to defend your last year’s title. How do you remember that race? Gdynia was a great experience for me. Not only because of winning my first IRONMAN 70.3 title. It […]

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Herbalife IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia.Herbalife IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia. Skipper, Schmid, Blokhin, Riesler and Ellis to lead the PRO field

Herbalife IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia Skipper, Schmid, Blokhin, Riesler and Ellis to lead the PRO field   46 PRO athletes have registered to Herbalife IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia, Poland. The race will feature top Polish triathletes as well as some well-known international athletes. Joe Skipper (GBR) and Diana Riesler (GER) seem to be the strongest contenders in […]

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Ocean Lava Rhodes

  Ocean Lava Planet triathlon series is expanding its reach with its latest event in Greece – Ocean Lava Rhodes – that is getting set to land on the most historically important and well-known island of the Dodecanese islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea  – Rhodes island, which has been the area’s dominant island since […]

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CCES calls for Russian athletics athletes to be banned from 2016 Olympic Games

CCES calls for Russian athletics athletes to be banned from 2016 Olympic Games (Ottawa, Ontario – May 12, 2016) – On behalf of the clean athletes of the world, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) today renewed its call for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) […]

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Athletics Coach Dr George Skafidas Receives Lifetime Ban from All Sport

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) today confirmed that a former athletics coach Dr George Skafidas, has received a lifetime ban from all sport following nine Anti-Doping Rule Violations. Skafidas previously was a UK Athletics licensed coach and ran a training group for young athletes at the Princess Royal Sports Arena in Lincolnshire. The nine violations related to his […]

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BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team powered by Uplace presents team line up for 2016

Press Release: December 9, 2015. BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team powered by Uplace presents team line up for 2016   2016: start of a new chapter for the international professional triathlon team; Team launches new name from 2016 onwards: “BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team powered by Uplace”, 8 athletes confirmed, David McNamee is a new face in […]

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