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Streamline Events helping to launch the NCAA movement for Women Triathletes

Dedicated athletes, more funding growing women's college triathlon

November 4, 2015
From: espn.go.com by Doug Williams

In last year's inaugural Women's Collegiate Triathlon National Championship, UCLA's Kelly Kosmo won by almost a minute. After coming in sixth in the swim, she made up ground on the bike and run and broke the tape with a big smile and her arms raised in victory.

Once she moved to the lead pack on the bike leg, she knew she had a chance.

"It ended up being a great race," she recalls. It also was an historic one.

Twenty-one athletes from schools across the nation competed in the first collegiate national triathlon championship held exclusively for women. The event came nearly 11 months after the NCAA designated triathlon as the next Emerging Sport for Women, putting it on a track toward possible official-sport status.

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The Best of the New England Summer: Nantucket Triathlon (Nantucket, Massachusetts)

by A. J. McCarthy/Men's Journal

One could make the argument that no place better embodies summer in New England than the tony island of Nantucket, which is something close to paradise from June through August. Nobadeer beach, Brant Point Light, The Chicken Box; the island off the coast of Cape Cod is chock-full of iconic summer sights and sounds despite being, well, small.

And Nantucket doesn't solely cater to the mellow beachgoers and 4th of July revelers. The island's annual triathlon weekend takes advantage of temperate, oceanic breezes while providing triathletes with a chance to compete amid postcard-perfect beauty.

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Alumni create triathlon to raise money for education

September 13, 2012
by Andrea Misko Strle/Ohio Wesleyan University CONNECT2 OWU

It began as a shared vision among friends Bill Burnett '92 and Jamie Ranney '91, and in five years the Nantucket Triathlon has flourished into an event that attracts 1,000 athletes a year and has raised more than $35,000 to date for education.

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Top triathlete visits Nantucket

July 25, 2012
by Sarah Teach / Yesterday's Island Today's Nantucket

Most of us think of Nantucket as a place where relaxation reigns; but on one July morning every year, the island becomes an epicenter of physical challenge and accomplishment. The first Nantucket Triathlon took place in 2009 with 400 participants, and it has grown exponentially since. This Saturday, July 21, 950 athletes will compete in a race that plunges them into the waters at Jetties Beach before biking halfway across the island and back, then running their way to the finish line.

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Nantucket

June 2012
by Catherine Mallette / Triathlete Magazine

This sleepy playground for New England's well-heeled boasts a lively triathlon culture...

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Top triathlete visits Nantucket

April 5, 2012
by Lindsay Pykosz / I&M Staff Writer

Hall of Fame triathlete Karen Smyers lives her life by the "Four P's:" passion, perseverance, positive attitude and perspective, words that she's become especially familiar with in over 20 years of competition. When the going got tough, Smyers found a way to fight back, and currently finds herself as a coach, motivational speaker and one of the few 50-and-over triathletes still competing professionally.

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Aussie takes 2010 triathlon crown

July 15, 2010
by Jason Graziadei / I&M Senior Writer

Back for its second year, the Nantucket Triathlon grew both in size and prestige in 2010, as more than 700 racers gathered at Jetties Beach Saturday for the opening leg of the event, surrounded by posters from new sponsors, and joined by Massachusetts' two U.S. Senators, John Kerry and Scott Brown, as well as Olympic swimmer and 12 time medalist Jenny Thompson, who helped kick off the race.

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Scott Brown on Nantucket, politics, triathlons

July 15, 2010
by Jason Graziadei / I&M Senior Writer

His famous pick-up truck didn't make it to Nantucket, but U.S. Sen. Scott Brown did.

Brown, who claimed the Senate seat of the late Ted Kennedy in a stunning upset in January and became a national Republican superstar in the process, paid a whirlwind visit to the island with his wife and daughter last weekend, his first summer trip to Nantucket in more than 20 years.

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Daunting logistics par for the course at annual triathlon

July 8, 2010
by Joshua Balling / I&M Assistant Editor

Logistically, the Nantucket Triathlon has to be one of the most challenging events on the island's sporting calendar: More than 700 athletes running, cycling and swimming a stone's throw from downtown Nantucket in the height of July.

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Steamship Authority Official Sponsor of 2010 Nantucket Triathlon

July 5, 2010
From: Press Release

The Steamship Authority, the region's largest transportation company of the Cape and Islands, is pleased to be the Official Sponsor of the 2010 Nantucket Triathlon. In its second year, the Nantucket Triathlon is the largest sporting event on the island bringing 750 athletes and their families to the island.

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Saucony sponsors Commonwealth Triathlon Series

June 18, 2010
From: triathlonbusiness.com

Saucony has signed on as the official footwear and apparel sponsor of the 2010 Commonwealth Triathlon Series, a US sprint distance series in New England.

Saucony, a subsidiary of Collective Brands Inc, and a leading global supplier of performance athletic footwear and apparel, is ramping up its activities in triathlon and its support of the local triathlete community in New England.

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(2009) Nantucket Triathlon

July 30, 2009
From: PlumTV.com by First Annual Nantucket Triathlon

Gordon McGregor covers the first annual Nantucket Triathlon. Gordon interviews Bill Burnett and Jamie Ranney, the event's planners and follows Greg McKechnie from start to finish.

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Tragedy Drives Woman Toward Triathlon

August 4, 2009
From: USA Triathlon by Jason Mucher

After an undetected heart condition claimed the life of 38-year-old Joe Lyons during the 2007 Cohasset Triathlon, no one would have blamed Joe's widow, Karen, if she distanced herself from the sport.

In fact, though she enjoyed an active lifestyle, Karen had never participated in a triathlon.

However, that tragedy two years ago actually drove Karen toward the sport, not only as a participant and active member of the multisport community, but also as an advocate for race safety. Ironically, in 2008 Karen, who resides in Newton, Mass., entered her first triathlon at Cohasset, where her husband had died just a year earlier. She has now completed five races, including the Cohasset Triathlon for a second time.

Click here to listen to the Endurance Planet podcast with Karen Lyons.

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Inaugural triathlon draws nearly 500

July 16, 2009
by Allison Goldsmith / I&M Sports Edito

In one of the largest and most expansive athletic events on Nantucket in recent memory, the inaugural Nantucket Triathlon went off without a hitch Saturday afternoon.

Professional triathlete Dave Dornaus of Hingham, Mass. won the sprint-style competition in one hour, three minutes and 42 seconds. John Fitzgerald of Missoula, Mont., a Sankaty Head Golf Club summer employee, finished hot on his heels in 1:04:59.

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Triathlon comes back to Nantucket Island

March 20, 2009
From: Press Release

The Founders of the 2009 Nantucket Triathlon are pleased to announce that in just three (3) weeks of registration over 200 people have signed up to compete in the inaugural race. On Saturday, July 11th, 600 people will compete in the sprint triathlon on Jetties Beach on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

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