Timothy Donnell Media Event

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Timothy O’Donnell News Release: TIMOTHY O’DONNELL MEDIA EVENT AT KONA IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DELRAY BEACH, FL – September 30, 2014 – World Champion Triathlete Timothy O’Donnell will be available for interviews and photos at the Kona IRONMAN World Championship on Tuesday, October 7 at 12:45 pm at The Daylight Mind Coffee Company on Ali`I Drive. Media are invited for the official unveiling of TO’s customized Trek Project One Speed Concept 9.9 bike, painted specially for the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship. Hosted by Castelli, Timothy O’Donnell’s apparel partner, The Daylight Mind is located at 75-5770 Ali’I Drive. About Timothy O’Donnell Professional Triathlete and Navy veteran Timothy O’Donnell counts among his accomplishments nine Ironman 70.3 victories, an Ironman 140.6 win, six Armed Forces National Championships, and 21 professional career wins. He set the American Record for the Ironman distance at IM Brazil in 2013 and was the top American at the 2013 …

Michellie Jones Named Honorary Host of the PPD Beach2Battleship Weekend

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PPD Beach2Battleship News Release: MICHELLIE JONES NAMED HONORARY HOST OF THE PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP WEEKEND Former ITU World Champion, Kona IM World Champion, and Olympic Medalist to address athletes, present awards Wilmington, N.C. – September 11, 2014 – The PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon is pleased to announce that Michellie Jones, a legend in the sport of triathlon, will serve as the honorary host of the race weekend that includes the PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon full and half iron distance events and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center 5K. Jones is a Kona Ironman world champion (2006), ITU world champion (1998, 1999), XTERRA Triathlon world champion (1996) and Olympic silver medalist (2000). The Australian triathlete has more than 175 wins to her credit across all race distances, both on- and off-road. Friday, Oct. 24, Jones will be on hand at the PPD Beach2Battleship race expo at the Wilmington Convention Center to sign autographs and …

Mark Allen’s The Art of Competition Wins USA Best Books Award for Best Book in Sports for 2014

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The Art Of Competition News Release: MARK ALLEN’S THE ART OF COMPETITION WINS USA BEST BOOKS AWARD FOR BEST BOOK IN SPORTS FOR 2014 SANTA CRUZ, CA – November 18, 2014 – The Art of Competition, by Mark Allen with photographer Nick Borelli (Grip Press, 2014), was named the winner in the Sports category of the 11th annual USA Best Book Awards as well as a finalist for Best Cover Design: Non-Fiction. Entrants included more than 2000 titles released in 2012-2014 by mainstream and independent book publishers. The Art of Competition features a collection of 90 thought-provoking and inspiring quotes by Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, award-winning author, and motivational speaker. Each quote is overlaid upon a two-page landscape that provides perspective to personal challenges and endeavors. While The Art of Competition conveys impactful lessons about sport, the lessons extend far beyond – to one’s personal and …

Boulder Book Store to Host Six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion Mark Allen

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Mark Allen News Release: Boulder Book Store to Host Six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion Mark Allen Allen to sign copies of recently released book, Art of Competition   SANTA CRUZ, CA – September 9, 2014 – Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, award-winning author, and motivational speaker, will be on hand at the Boulder Book Store on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 pm to sign copies of his newly released book, The Art of Competition. The coffee table collector’s book features ninety of Mark Allen’s most thought-provoking and significant quotes, borne of his own spiritual and competitive journey, paired with symbolic and stunning two-page images from nature. The chapters within The Art of Competition represent key themes that are vital to this process of turning challenge and competition into art – themes such as Change, Fear, and Being Stuck. The book is ideal for anyone in business, sports, …

PPD Beach2Battleship Heroes Promote Participation in Clinical Trials

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PPD Beach2Battleship News Release: PPD Beach2Battleship Heroes Promote Participation in Clinical Trials Inspirational triathletes share personal stories of life-changing medical research WILMINGTON, N.C. (September 4, 2014) – Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced the 2014 PPD Heroes team of athletes competing in the Oct. 25 PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon, one of the top-rated iron distance events in the world. PPD Heroes, everyday people who overcame illness with medical treatments developed through clinical research, raise awareness about the importance of increasing participation in clinical trials, which are integral to developing next-generation medicines. PPD Heroes will share their inspirational stories at the PPD Hero Awards, an invitation-only celebration at the company’s world headquarters in Wilmington on Oct. 24, a day before competing in the triathlon. “PPD Heroes’ remarkable journeys from illness to wellness inspire researchers working tirelessly to develop new medical treatments,” said David Simmons, chairman and CEO of PPD. “Their advocacy …

PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP WEEKEND ADDS NEW HANOVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 5K RACE

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PPD Beach2Battleship News Release: PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP WEEKEND ADDS NEW HANOVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 5K RACE Wilmington, N.C. – August 20, 2014 – The PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon is pleased to announce the addition of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) 5K to the lineup of race weekend events. As a companion race to the PPD Beach2Battleship Iron and Half Iron Distance Triathlon, the new 5K provides an expanded opportunity for participation in a world-class event weekend, offering athletes a scenic, fast and flat 5K course. The NHRMC 5K will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. “We are pleased to partner with New Hanover Regional Medical Center to offer this exciting new event,” said Dick Jones, president and chief executive officer of the Wilmington Family YMCA. “The NHRMC 5K will attract another segment of our community, engaging them in a healthy activity and the excitement and festivities that surround the PPD …

Team MPI Expands in Florida and Illinois

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Team MPI News Release: TEAM MPI EXPANDS IN FLORIDA AND ILLINOIS Team MPI adds USAT Certified Coaches Amanda Leibovitz and Jim Harris to the coaching staff Pensacola, FL – August 14, 2014 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI), announced today that USAT Level 1 coaches Amanda Leibovitz and Jim Harris have joined coaches John Murray, Mark Sortino, Allen Stanfield, Peter Harsch, and Dustin Yonke to provide personalized multisport and run coaching for athletes and paratriathletes across the country. Leibovitz is based in the Chicago, Illinois area and Harris is in the Fort Walton/Santa Rosa, Florida area. This extends Team MPI’s presence beyond the northern panhandle of Florida, Gulfport, Mississippi, and San Diego regions. Leibovitz brings a wealth of experience as a run, swim, and triathlon coach, race director, competitor, and leader for community fitness. She is pursuing graduate education toward certification as a Sport Psychology Consultant. She offers specialized coaching for …

Mark Allen Announces the Launch of MarkAllenCoaching

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Mark Allen News Release: MARK ALLEN ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF MARKALLENCOACHING New Coaching Group Delivering Comprehensive Service for Beginners to Elites SANTA CRUZ, CA – August 1, 2014 – Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, award-winning author, motivational speaker and endurance sports product consultant, announces the launch of MarkAllenCoaching. Allen and the staff of MarkAllenCoaching apply his 20+ years of coaching knowledge, experience, and success to help athletes to reach their best potential and gain the most from their triathlon journey. MarkAllenCoaching is ideal for triathletes of all levels of ability from first-timers to seasoned veterans and those with goals ranging from a local sprint distance finish to a world championship iron distance performance. While Allen himself never had the benefit of a coach over his 15-year career as a world-class triathlete, he discovered how to be the best in the world through trial and error by scouring …