Tomorrow Oscar Chalupsky will start his bid for a record-extending 13th title in the world’s tough surfski race, the Molokai Challenge in Hawaii, and in the process put down a marker to all sports as he attempts to win the title as 50 year old athlete.
Chalupsky has dominated the 52km race from the island of Molokai across the Kaiwi channel to the town centre of Hawaii Kai on the island of Oahu since he first won it in 1983 as a twenty year old, the first of seven consecutive victories, before going to win the crown in a variety of conditions in his thirties and forties.
Here is the Ocean man/Women tour poster or this years up and coming European tour. Spread the word and pass the poster round. I you want this to happen then its in your hands to make it happen.
As a tired, jet-lagged but very happy Jonathan Brownlee landed at Heathrow airport on Sunday afternoon – following his great performance and win at the ITU World Triathlon Series Yokohama on Saturday – I was able to have a good chat with the Olympic Bronze medallist about his race in Japan and his very different start to the season.
We’re well used to Alistair Brownlee worrying us with serious injury problems early in the year before returning better than ever, and while Joanathan certainly won’t be wanting to follow that trend of his elder brother, his ability to bounce back from his first major injury setback was just as impressive…
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Here is the new Legacy Elite Events logo looking pretty good..! With the new design and revamp of the web site coming in the next week. Lets hope we can make the Elite Surf Iron Man/Women and Junior series happen people. Please like the Legacy Elite Face Book page.
With the start of the Lifesaving season almost upon us. Legacy are proud to announce that the first European leg is coming to the Gold Coast Ocean festival in Croyde on the 22nd & 23rd June. With plenty of races and a training clinic taking place. It is shaping up to be a great weekend. Here is the article on the European Event and junior coaching clinic. SLSGB
Whilst the 2012/13 Australian season is coming to an end. Our UK and European Iron Man/Women season is just starting. I see that many of our athletes have been in Australia training and competing. But also some athletes have been here in the UK. So how has and where have you been training and competing this winter. Post on our social networks and we will promote you.
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After my busy day yesterday, Surfing, Surf Lesson, Coasteering then bike ride. Check theses guys out, this had to be the closest finish in an Iron Man Final ever. 1st Cam Cole, 2nd Tannon Lyndon 3rd Jackson Maynard “in one of the most amazing ironman races in recent years”. SLS Australia Quote
With the Australian Surf Lifesaving nationals well under way, with top racing and perfect conditions. This is why they call it the Gold Coast, what an amazing part of the world to be an athlete. More action tomorrow for the Nationals.
MONTANITA, Ecuador, April 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Azuñia Tequila’s athlete Sunny Garcia wins International Surfing Association’s (ISA) Grand Masters Gold Medal at the ISA World Masters Surfing Championship.
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Whilst we are still feeling winter chill, with Northerly winds now South West storms. The Aussies have kicked off there Australian Surf Lifesaving Champs. With tough competition, this event is bigger then the commonwealth games. We have a UK competitors, with Ellie Parker, Tom Bolt, Lloyd Roswell and Matt Hewitt. Wishing you guys all the luck in the world, these Aussies are tough to beat, but they are beatable!