New TriNews with Thorsten and Tawnee reporting on trending news in the triathlon world:
-Faris Al-Sultan ending his career, we reminisce on his achievements. Hear Faris’ interview with Bob Babbitt after his DNF in Texas http://www.babbittville.com/babbittville-radio/faris-al-sultan/
-Ironman Lottery deemed illegal, get the details and read the article. http://www.justice.gov/usao-mdfl/pr/world-triathlon-corporation-ironman-forfeits-more-27-million-lottery-proceeds (revenue forfeited? program to be restructured)
-WTC’s reply to lottery decision. http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2015/05/ironman-responds-to-kona-lottery-decision.aspx
-Tawnee vs. Thorsten on whether each would enter the lottery to get to Kona–would they do it?
-Challenge NA withdrawing pro Prize Purses for some races (Quassy, Atlantic City, Maine, Poconos, Cedar Point), lack of pro interest cited as reason; 25k purse remains for Challenge Knoxville, Challenge San Gil, Challenge Maceio and Challenge Florianopolis; 15k reduced purse for Challenge Williamsburg and Challenge Florida.
-Challenge Oman cancelled because of political instability in the region. http://www.slowtwitch.com/News/Challenge_Oman_is_cancelled_j5081.html