Thanks to everyone who voted for the 2010 EMT Best Blog awards.
What another incredible list of great endurance sports blogs this year.
As always thanks to everyone who voted, and especially thanks to all the bloggers that worked so hard this year to keep us fascinated, entertained, enthralled, amused and educated.
We're so happy and proud to recognize all of the hard work and effort that went into these Best Blogs this year.
So THANK YOU ALL!
So now there is noting left to do but announce the winners.
8486 votes have been cast this year (another new record).
The ribbons and prizes are awaiting the winners.
So without any further delay here are your podium finishers for the Best Blogs of 2010.
The Top Three Endurance Sports Blogs of 2010
The Bronze Blog of 2010:
Blog: DC Rainmaker.com
Wow! For a third year in a row DC rainmaker takes the podium position to win the Bronze ribbon. This year Rainmaker took you on a wonderful pictorial bike trip of Jordan and the great desert in THIS post.
And as in previous years Rainmaker combines great photos, with the latest use of technology and a funny and smart writing style to really engage his reader in his around the world various adventures.
Good work Rainmaker! Thanks for another wonderful year of photos and endurance fun.
The Silver Blog of 2010:
I Am Boring
Here's the funny thing about Adam's blog "I am boring," the blog and Adam are anything but boring. In fact Adam's blog is fun, entertaining, heart-felt and very funny.
For instance in THIS post, Adam takes you to the recent Rock 'n Roll Arizona Marathon expo and captures all the behind the scenes craziness that is a big city marathon expo.
Oh yes...one other thing that Adam is not, besides boring, is slow. He ran a very respectable 13.1 miles in 1:42:00 in Arizona.
Now that is not boring, or slow.
The Gold Blog of 2010:
Swim Bike Run
Blog: Swim Bike Run
OK, to be honest our Spanish is pretty poor. But nevertheless German Carbajal and his Argentine triathlon team's blog "Swim Bike Run" easily won this year's voting getting 53.6 percent of the vote.
When you visit German Carbajal's blog you'll soon realize that it encompasses the entire world of triathlon and not just the local scene. However we must admit that THIS post that features a naked hottie Triathlon Calender really got our attention.
It combines the two things we really love in this world: Fit naked women...and of course Triathlon.
Congrats German on a great Blog and on a great gold ribbon win!
And congarts to everyone this year and please don't forget to check out all of the Ten Best Blog of 2010 HERE.
Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be awarded the raceAthlete "2010 Best Blog" ribbon to display on their Blog for next year. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners will receive a new Timex Ironman watch.
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This heart rate monitor is for passionate athletes in training. It's technologically advanced, but super easy to use. The Race Trainer boasts a 10-workout memory that saves workouts with date and time, as well as a 50-lap chronograph. It captures a variety of useful fitness info including peak/avg heart rate and calories burned, and users can wirelessly download their workout results to their computers and keep customized training journals, if desired. The product includes a wristwatch, heart rate chest sensor and USB device for the downloadable function. The training piece is available in two men’s and two women’s styles. $220 on Timex.com.
· BRONZE PRIZE - Timex Ironman Sleek 150-Lap with TapScreen Technology
The collection’s revolutionary TapScreen function allows walkers, runners and joggers to easily take laps by “tapping” anywhere on the timepiece’s face, rather than having to locate and push buttons while on the move. Athletes can set the target time pacer and receive distinct audible alerts that indicate if they are on pace, slow or fast, and by how much. The watch’s 16 interval timers are labeled with intuitive names such as warm, slow, med, fast and cool, making complex interval workouts automatic and effortless. The removal of buttons on the watch face makes for an exceptionally modern, clean look. $90 on Timex.com.