Team MPI Athlete Krige Schabort Wins ESPY for Best Male Athlete with a Disability

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Pensacola, FL – July 20, 2015 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI) is pleased to announce that paratriathlete and marathon champion Krige Schabort is the winner of the 2015 ESPY Award for the Best Male Athlete with a Disability. Among Schabort’s highlights from an outstanding racing career that began in 1988 are: gold medalist at the ITU World Paratriathlon Championship in Edmonton, Canada in 2014, first place and course record at the 2010 and 2011 Kona Ironman World Championships and multiple marathon wins including nine at the Honolulu Marathon. He has multiple second place finishes at the Boston Marathon and is a five-time paralympian. Schabort grew up in Cape Town South Africa and while serving in the army, lost both legs in a bombing, yet defied the odds of survival. After that he turned to swimming, wheelchair racing and then triathlon. He moved to the US in 1997, became a citizen …

MarkAllenCoaching Named Official Online Coach for 2015 MultiRace Events

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MarkAllenCoaching Press Release: MARK ALLEN COACHING NAMED OFFICIAL ONLINE COACH FOR 2015 MULTIRACE EVENTS SANTA CRUZ, CA – March 23, 2015 – MarkAllenCoaching has been named the Official Online Coach for MultiRace events, providing customized training plans to prepare athletes for any of MultiRace’s 30+ events. The MultiRace triathlons, duathlons, and running events take place throughout Florida in Key West, Miami, Key Biscayne, Homestead, Pembroke Pines, Coconut Creek, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Cocoa, and Singer Island. Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, and award-winning author offers his 20+ years of coaching knowledge, experience, and success to guide MultiRace athletes to reach their highest potential and gain the most satisfaction and enjoyment from their triathlon journey. MarkAllenCoaching programs are tailored to race distances from sprint to iron-distance triathlons and factor in the fitness level and past training history of each athlete, from first timers all the way up to seasoned …

Team MPI Adds Jamie Brown to Coaching Staff

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Team MPI News Release: TEAM MPI ADDS JAMIE BROWN TO COACHING STAFF Pensacola, FL – December 8, 2014 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI), announces the addition of USAT Level 1 Coach Jamie Brown to the coaching staff. He joins head coaches John Murray and Mark Sortino, as well as coaches Jim Harris, Peter Harsch, Amanda Leibovitz, Allen Stanfield, and Dustin Yonke, to provide personalized multisport and run coaching for athletes and paratriathletes across the country. Brown is based in the Oceanside, California area. Brown is a member of the USA Paratriathlon National Team as well as the Challenged Athlete Foundation’s (CAF) Elite Paratriathlon Team with many wins to his credit in International Triathlon Union (ITU) racing. He is currently the fastest amputee in ITU and working toward a spot in the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Prior to his entry into triathlon, he was a scholarship athlete, pitching for Chapman University, which …

Team MPI Spring Triathlon Training Camp

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TeamMPI News Release: REGISTRATION OPEN FOR TEAM MPI’S SPRING TRIATHLON TRAINING CAMP All-Inclusive Camp with Elite Triathlon Coaches offered at Premier Training Facility at Pensacola Beach, FL Pensacola, FL – November 12, 2014 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI), announces the opening of registration for their Spring Triathlon Training Camp, March 25-29, 2015. The camp offers the opportunity for triathletes to train with elite level coaches at the picturesque Portofino Island Resort, an ideal destination for multisport training. The four day training camp will provide a jump-start on the competition for the 2015 race season. Camp swim venues, each just a short walk from the onsite Sky Home accommodations, include a 25m indoor pool, the calm protected waters of the Santa Rosa Sound, and the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Cycling and run training will take place on the paved roadways and separated running paths of the scenic Gulf …

PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon Concludes Seventh Year

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PPD Beach2Batttleship News Release: PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP TRIATHLON CONCLUDES SEVENTH YEAR 2015 Race Registration Opens November 1 Wilmington, N.C. – October 27, 2014 – The seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon, produced by Set Up Events and benefiting the Wilmington Family YMCA, took place this past Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Nearly 2,200 triathletes from 43 states and several countries raced the half and full iron distance events. Additionally, more than 200 runners also participated in the inaugural New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) 5K. Vinny Johnson of North Berwick, ME was the overall winner of the 140.6 full iron distance race, finishing in 8:28:24, while Melissa Alfano of Raeford, NC won the female division with a time of 9:14:20. The full iron distance event included a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. The overall winner of the 70.3 half iron distance race was Iain Alexandrios of Princeton, NJ who finished …

TriHabitat to be First and Only Self-Contained Endurance Sports Venue in the World

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TriHabitat News Release: TriHabitat to be First and Only Self-Contained Endurance Sports Venue in the World Facility to be built on the banks of the Northeast Cape Fear River near Wilmington, North Carolina. Wilmington, N.C. – October 27, 2014 – TriHabitat, LLC has formally announced plans to construct the world’s first and only totally self-contained endurance sports venue. TriHabitat will be built on 1,100 acres along the banks of the Northeast Cape Fear River near Wilmington, NC and will feature specifically designed and constructed, world-class triathlon training and racing facilities. TriHabitat has partnered with Alchemy Global to assist the company with the capital raise and to provide ongoing advisory services to help implement the growth plan. TriHabitat and Alchemy have engaged and consulted industry veterans to assist with the project, including Chuck Baker, a Partner with DLA Piper and former board member of USA Triathlon, who has been tapped for …

PPD Beach2Battleship Half and Full Iron Distance Triathlon Set for October 25

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PPD Beach2Battleship News Release: PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP HALF AND FULL IRON DISTANCE TRIATHLON SET FOR OCTOBER 25 More Than 2,200 Athletes to Compete in Seventh Annual Event Wilmington, N.C. – October 21, 2014 – The seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon, produced by Set Up Events and benefiting the Wilmington Family YMCA, takes place this Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. This year’s event will see nearly 2,200 athletes from 43 states joining with international racers to compete in the half and full iron distance events. Additional athletes will participate in the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) 5K, a new event added to the PPD Beach2Battleship weekend. The full iron distance race includes a 2.4-mile swim in Banks Channel along Wrightsville Beach, a 112-mile bike through New Hanover, Pender, Sampson and Bladen counties, and a full marathon of 26.2 miles that finishes on Water Street in downtown Wilmington. The half iron course is …

ROKA Partners with Mark Allen and MarkAllenCoaching

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Mark Allen News Release: ROKA PARTNERS WITH MARK ALLEN AND MARK ALLEN COACHING Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. October 9, 2014 — ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, award-winning author, motivational speaker and ESPN’s “Greatest Endurance Athlete of All-Time” Mark Allen and Mark Allen Coaching. Mark Allen said, “I’m excited to announce our new Mark Allen Coaching partnership with ROKA. ROKA’s advanced technology, innovation in materials and design, and proven product performance align perfectly with my objectives to ensure Mark Allen Coaching athletes are Always A Step Ahead”. ROKA’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ryan Dolan said, “Mark Allen is truly a pioneer and a legend in the sport of triathlon. He was the first person to win an olympic distance world championship in 1989 and inspired me to do my first triathlon. He continues to inspire and motivate others today, …