Beach Bods: Celebrities Train and Sweat at ‘Learn to Ride’ Miami, Muscle Milk and Subaru Power Sessions
Chrissie Wellington is more than used to the extreme pain associated with the infamous Ironman race in Kona. In other words, she makes pretty much everyone else look like a whimp. So it was literally a walk in the park when Oakley’s four-time World Champion instructed celebrities in some physical activities at the brand’s latest ‘Learn to Ride’ event at South Beach in Miami late July. Joining O pro surfer Erica Hosseini, SUPcore (Stand Up Paddleboard fitness program) creator Noelle Kozak, O Wakeboarder Amber Wing and elite trainers like Paul Hinicker (trains Olympian Gretchen Bleiler), the British Triathlon legend partook in two days of exclusive fitness instruction for multiple celebrity guests. From Dancing With the Stars’ Karina Smirnoff, CoverGirl and Entourage star Dania Ramirez to Real Housewives of Miami stars Marysol Patton/Christina Rice, some of showbiz’s gals suited up in Oakley’s high tech performance apparel – putting their fresh threads to the test in some gruelingly f...
Going into the Men’s Triathlon in London, Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain was expected to be the victor before the race even began. His main forms of completion – his younger brother Jonathan and Javier Gomez Noya of Spain. The two Brits and the Spaniard, Gomez, led together virtually the entire race, separating themselves from the rest of the pack during 43km cycle. It wasn’t until the closing section of the run that Alistair was able to kick away from Gomez, eventually claiming the victory. Brownlee finished 11 seconds before Gomez, due to some celebrating on the blue carpet with the hometown fans, before crossing the finish line. After serving a late penalty on the run, younger brother Jonathan came across almost 30 seconds behind the Spaniard for third place.
In one of the most exciting finishes in triathlon history Nicola Spirig of Switzerland beat out Sweden’s Lisa Norden in a photo finish in London’s Hyde Park. The two entered the home stretch, separated by a narrow margin, but Norden closed the gap in the final steps, creating a dramatic end to the race. Australia’s Erin Densham placed third while American Sarah Groff had the best run of the day to close an early deficit. Groff caught the lead group near the middle of the run. Great Britain’s Helen Jenkins, the pre-race favorite, couldn’t hold a late lead, ultimately finishing in fifth position.