The 2012 Honda Civic Coupe is just one of 5 new Civics that Honda has unleashed for 2012.
In some ways it could probably best be described by the words, "meet the new boss, same as the old boss."
The all new 2012 Honda Civic is indeed very similar to the old car.
Because the Civic is one of Honda's best selling cars in its segment and Honda didn't wonder far from the winning car design formula when it redesigned the new Civic. Is the all new 2012 Honda Civic ready to haul your stuff to your next race? Check out the video below to find out.
It’s been 30 years since Jonathan Boyer of Carmel, California, became the first American to compete in the Tour de France. And every year since, the number of U.S. riders competing, like the race itself, changes.
This year, 10 Americans will compete representing four teams in the July 2-24 event. The diverse group includes two first-time Tour de France entrants, three riders with top-10 or perhaps podium aspirations and one rider pedaling toward the record books.
In the 2010 Gore-tex TransRockies Run, Paul Shippey’s teammate (and fellow Boulder resident) Paul Mandel suffered Acute Mountain Sickness, along with a host of other participants. Racers got used to falling asleep at night to the background sounds of the mountain wildlife, rushing streams…and vomiting. But along with a few strong others, Mandel toed the line each and every day, overcoming the practically debilitating headache and nausea that comes with altitude sickness.
So when Paul and Lori decided to be partners for the 2011 race, altitude was a big topic of conversation. Lori does much of her training at sea level, and Paul wanted to make sure she gained enough experience at altitude to hopefully avoid Mandel’s fate. Each person’s susceptibility to altitude sickness is different, so Lori needed to properly test hers. Paul wisely advised her to find opportunities to train or race in places that will most closely resemble TransRockies conditions.
Editor's Note: Our friend and longtime cycling journalist James Raia recently had the chance to chat with U.S cycling champion George Hincapie before the start of this year's Tour de France. Of course we were the most curious if the former teammate of Lance Armstrong ever considered taking up the sport of triathlon. The answer to that simple question is below:
Question: When you retire, have you consider trying another sport, like triathlon?
I have a couple of bets rolling with my good buddies who are triathletes that I can beat them. But I would only do that for bragging rights. I don't have any interest in doing it on a serious level. I have some friends who are hardcore triathletes and I always give them a hard time and say maybe I can beat them, which I probably can't because I am a terrible swimmer and I am a terrible runner. But my favorite sport besides cycling is tennis. I used to play a ton of tennis with friends and I'll probably be doing a lot of that.
Are your friends Olympic distance triathletes or Ironman-distance athletes?
(Scottish half marathon champ Liz McColgan, and former Miss Scottland welcome the Rock ‘n’ Roll Edinburgh Half Marathon to the U.K.)
San Diego, Calif. – June 28, 2011 – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading media and event resource in the active lifestyle industry, today announced the continued expansion of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series into Europe with the first ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Edinburgh Half Marathon, scheduled for April 15, 2012.
*Editor's Note: Our friend Paul Shippey (second on right above) spent the weekend getting muddy in Beaver Creek, Colorado and filed this report. As you may recall last year he took on the gruelling Gore-tex TransRockies seven day run in the Colorado Mountains. You can read all about that epic adventure run HERE and you can watch the video from day one below.
It’s been 28 years since I last participated in boot camp. Back then in 1983 I was a new recruit in the South African army and had no choice but to suffer through it. This past Sunday, at the tender of age 46, I voluntarily participated in Tough Mudder Colorado - a modern day, special-forces designed obstacle course.
Hard to believe I volunteered to run 10 miles over a mountain, and tackle obstacles ranging from :- crawling on your belly through 34 degree watery mud pits, clambering over 12ft walls, carrying logs for half-a mile and then subjecting oneself to multiple 10,000 volt shocks within sight of the finish. Oh, and add to this crazy 20-obstacle concoction, 4,250ft of vertical ascent up topping out at an energy-sapping 11,500ft.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (June 26, 2011) – Sean Jefferson and Nina Kraft crossed the finish line first to take the top male and female winner spots at the sixth annual Morton Plant Mease Triathlon. Approximately 1,000 competitors took part in the race held Sunday, June 26, 2011 that included a 1/3-mile open water swim in the Gulf of Mexico starting at Sand Key Park and ended with a 3.1-mile run through Sand Key Park.
The start of the race was delayed about an hour and the 13-mile bike portion was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Dibens, despite some difficulty on the run, lead from start to finish with a 52:36 swim and a 4:52:18 bike and a 3:27:09 marathon. It was her 4:52:18 bike split that set a new IMCD bike course record, and gave her the significant lead to finish the race in first place.
Rounding out the podium was American triathathlete Caitlin Snow who finished in 9:29:18, followed by Haley Cooper-Scott in 9:56:21.
After a tough start to the IM race season former two-time Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander proved once again today that he's the man to beat at any given Ironman race by winning Ionman Coeur d’Alene in a new new course record time of 8:19:48.
The Australian triathlete won the race with a 50:46 swim, 4:38:44 bike and a beyond speedy 2:46:54 marathon run.
In second place was Maik Twelsiek who crossed the line in 8:24:59, and the process set a new IMCD bike record.
Rounding out the podium was Canadian, Tom Evans, who crossed the finish line in Coeur d’Alene in a total time of 8:49:54.
MONROE, Wash. - Three-time U.S. Olympian Hunter Kemper and Canada's Chantell Widney were victorious Saturday at the second stop of the 2011 USA Triathlon Elite Race Series, the Tri Monroe - Gateway to Adventure.
Kemper (Colorado Springs, Colo.) posted a time of 1 hour, 49 minutes, 51 seconds on the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course to outdistance the men's field by more than two minutes. Seattle native Ben Collins was second in 1:52:06, while Canada's Andrew Russell was third in 1:52:21.
On the women's side, Widney finished in 2:01:35 to edge 2011 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Champion Kaitlin Shiver (Satellite Beach, Fla.), who was 14 seconds back in 2:01:49. Washington native Annie Warner (Nine Mile Falls, Wash.) rounded out the podium in 2:02:00. The elite event also served as the Monroe ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup.
South African Raynard Tissink held out on the run to cross the finish line first at Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs today ahead of a hard charging Michael Lovato (USA) to win the race in a total time of 4:03:27.
Rounding out the podium was American triathlete Josiah Middaugh who's 1:23:12 run was enough for bronze.
American triathlete Kelly Williamson won, lost, and won the lead again during the three segments of the race. She was first out of the water with a race-best 24:01 swim, but lost the lead to Jessica Meyers on the bike, only to reclaim the lead and the eventual win on the run with a total time of 4:26:09.
Pontevedra, Spain, 26 June 2011 - Germany returned to the top of the stadium for a final win at the 2011 ETU European Championships in Pontevedra, claiming gold in the dynamic elite mix relay event. The win, coming from Rebecca Robisch, Franz Losche, Sarah Fladung and Gregory Bucholz, gave Germany its third gold medal of the championships.
For the majority of the relay, Germany, Hungary and Italy battled for the win, jockeying back and forth in the No. 1 spot in each leg. However, as is the unpredictable nature of team triathlon, Ukraine made a tremendous last ditch effort to podium, claiming second place, while Italy grabbed third Hungary fell to fifth. Russia nabbed the fourth spot with a valiant final leg.
"It is a great team result for us (at all of European Championships)," Robisch said. "We are very happy. Relay is very important for us. We are looking forward to Lausanne. We are European champs and we want to be world champs."
Lead athlete Robisch quickly positioned her teammates at the front of the pack with solid swim and bike splits. As the second fastest runner on the course at the time, Robisch and Hungarian lead Zsofia Kovacs switched off to their team members at the same time.
But before he got to the finish, and out on the bike, it didn't take long until he was caught by Frenchman Francois Chabaud.
The two triathletes stayed together for the rest of bike coming into T2 just seconds apart. Once on the run Van Lierde made quick work of Chabaud to take the French IM title with well over 10 minutes to spare.
Third place on the podium belonged to Spanish triathlete Marcel Zamora Perezand in a time of 8:40:55.
On the women's side of the the race it was German Silvia Felt who won the day with a race best 5:14:06 bike split in a total time of 9:34:31.