Triathlon Articles by Date

October 2012

  • Gomez Noya, Paterson Dominate at XTERRA World Championships

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    Javier Gomez Noya has been on a roll throughout the 2012 season. A roll so dominant, not even a tsunami warning could slow him down. A tsunami warning was issued for the entire island of Maui late Saturday night, but it was canceled early Sunday morning. Gomez Noya racked up yet another win this weekend at the XTERRA World Championships at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on the island of Maui. The event featured a 1.5km swim, a 30km mountain bike ride and a 10km trail run. His winning time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, 54 seconds was extra impressive being that it was Gomez Noya’s first appearance at the race. On the women’s side, Lesley Paterson defended her 2011 XTERRA title finishing in a winning time of 2:44:12.

  • Norden, Gomez Noya Triumphant At ITU Grand Final in Auckland, NZ

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    It’s been quite the year for both Sweden’s Lisa Norden and Spain’s Javier Gomez Noya. That year was going to come to an end one way or the other in Auckland, NZ this past weekend. Leave it up to the two London Olympic silver medalists to cap off two already outstanding seasons with impressive performances at the ITU Grand Final. Gomez Noya won the final race in the ITU World Triathlon Series on Sunday, beating out runner-up Jonathan Brownlee in a dramatic run through downtown Auckland. Gomez Noya’s winning effort landed him in second place the overall season standings. While Norden wound up finishing fourth on the day in New Zealand, it was all she needed to claim her first elite world championship title.

  • Unfinished Business: A Look Into The Mind of Olympic Silver Medalist Lisa Norden From the Oakley Safehouse in Kona

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    2012 Olympic silver medalist, Lisa Norden spent over a week with us during the IRONMAN World Championships, living in the Kona Oakley Safehouse along side Oakley staff members. At first glance, Norden can be perceived as a bit shy; quiet perhaps. But over time, you begin to get the sense that Norden is not so much shy, as she is just a down right polite, well mannered girl from Sweden, trying not over-impose in any way (she didn’t). After a bit of coaxing, Norden opened up and fit right in, just like she was a part of the Oakley family, which she is.

  • Leanda Cave Captures IRONMAN World Championship Title; Oakley Women Sweep Podium

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    Leanda Cave of Great Britain was already a World Champion going into Saturday’s race in Kona. Cave won the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas just a short month prior. Cave proved why she is a true champion Saturday taking down a stacked women’s field on the hot, windy highways of Kailua Kona, Hawaii. The Brit overtook Switzerland’s Caroline Steffen with two miles remaining in the run to obtain the coveted crown at the end of Ali’i Drive. 2010 champion, Mirinda Carfrae ran her heart out, collapsing at the finish line, placing third. All three women completed this year’s epic IRONMAN World Championships wearing the special, custom pink and white Oakley Radarlock, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Young Survival Coalition.

  • Preview: IRONMAN World Championships in Kona

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    Once a year on the big island of Hawaii, something magical starts to happen. Ali’i Drive in the city of Kona begins to slowly fill up with runners. The Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway starts to host noticeably high numbers of some of the most fit cyclists in the world. Downtown Kona starts to buzz with excitement and transform into a place unlike any event of its kind. It can only mean one thing: its time once more for the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona. In truly one of the toughest test of a human’s endurance capabilities, athletes will take to the Pacific Ocean for a 2.4 mile swim, then head out on the scorching Queen K for 112 miles of gruiling pedaling and then top it off with a 26.2 mile marathon run along Ali’i Drive hoping for the privilege of hearing the coveted words “You are and IRONMAN,” once they cross the finish line. With some gutsy performances from Oakley professionals last year, 2011 will be heard to beat. However; a stacked field has returned to Kona this year...

  • Oakley Partners With YSC for Breast Cancer Awareness During IRONMAN World Championships in Kona

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    Oakley and the Young Survival Coalition are at it again. Continuing their successful, four-year partnership, the two have come together once more for a great cause during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Oakley has created a small selection of pink and white versions of their newest sport performance sunglass; Radarlock. The glasses are designated for a select group of IRONMAN World Championship elite athletes and Oakley has pledged $100 to the YSC for every athlete who crosses the finish line in Kona wearing the pink and white editions.