Heart of America 2020 Race Dates

CORONOVIRUS UPDATE: As of May 21, four races have been rescheduled to September and October and two cancelled. At this point, the first race in the series will be the Pigman Triathlon on July 26. Stay connected to HOA and the individual races you intend to participate in for news and information on this dynamicContinue reading “Heart of America 2020 Race Dates”

Ten minutes to a strong core

10 minutes per day for a strong core Your core muscles are the central link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body. Whether you’re hitting a tennis ball or mopping the floor, the necessary motions either originate in your core, or move through it. No matter where motion starts, it ripples upward andContinue reading “Ten minutes to a strong core”

Pigman Triathlon Moves to July 26

Pigman Triathlon COVID-19 Update May 19, 2020 We hope all of you are staying healthy during this unusual and uncertain time we find ourselves in. Over the past few weeks, the way we live and interact has changed, and we don’t know when we will be able to return to normal. We’d like to letContinue reading “Pigman Triathlon Moves to July 26”

COVID-19 Update

April 3, 2020 This article was updated on April 7. Tri Clear Lake just announced a date change. The sprint and Olympic distance event will now be held on September 5. “The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce/TRI Clear Lake Committee has been coordinating with USA Triathlon and closely monitoring critical developments in recent weeks,Continue reading “COVID-19 Update”

A Message from USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris

Dear USA Triathlon Family, These are challenging times. As we all navigate the momentous impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives and those of our loved ones, we are also faced with the reality that our multisport world has been impacted significantly. But we’re triathletes. We’re strong. We adapt. We overcome adversity. And, I urgeContinue reading “A Message from USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris”

Heart of America Standings

Kathy Christiansen, Tami Fiala, and Nancy Fox are the point leaders in the latest Heart of America Series Standings for women. Duane Staskal, Austin Jones, and Todd Dalecky top the leaderboard on the men’s side. Click here for the complete Heart of America August Standings The final race in the 2018 points series will beContinue reading “Heart of America Standings”

2017 CyMan: One Hot Autumn Race!

by Ron Adkins Heart of America Triathlon News Normally, the CyMan Triathlon crowd is bundled up and clutching mugs of coffee. Sadly, not this year. The Summer of unpredictable Iowa weather carried on into Autumn, with sunny skies and a high in the 90’s. Water temperature at Lake Petocka near Bondurant was, surprisingly, a wetsuit-legalContinue reading “2017 CyMan: One Hot Autumn Race!”

Accel 2017: It Just Keeps Getting Better

by Ron Adkins Heart of America Triathlon News   Race Director Tony Pollastrini was thrilled by the success of the 5th annual Accel Triathlon. As if on cue, the week’s oppressive humidity dissipated, leaving behind a mild, sunny, and dry morning. It was a vast improvement, Tony noted, from last year, when thunderstorms forced theContinue reading “Accel 2017: It Just Keeps Getting Better”

Copper Creek 2017 – More Powerful Than A Locomotive!

by Ron Adkins Heart of America Triathlon News   The 2017 running of the Copper Creek Tri Sprint was a race of many firsts: Copper Creek’s 11th year was also its first as part of the Heart of America Triathlon Series. This year marked the first Copper Creek to include an Olympic distance course. ItContinue reading “Copper Creek 2017 – More Powerful Than A Locomotive!”

2017 Pigman – Just About Perfect

By Ron Adkins Heart of America Triathlon News   Race Director John Snitko couldn’t have asked for much better conditions on Sunday, June 4, for the 2017 running of the Pigman Sprint Triathlon, and the times proved it. A pre-dawn squall passed quickly, leaving a colorful sunrise and a near cloudless sky. Despite the heat –Continue reading “2017 Pigman – Just About Perfect”