One of the few January races, Pucon 70.3 is a classic event that’s become a destination race for many pros to test their (very) early season fitness. This year, Amanda Lovato broke all the rules and came up with a surprise win over tough competition that included Tereza Macel and 2x Pucon Champ Heather Gollnick. We chatted with Amanda about her trip to Chile, what it’s like being married and training with fellow pro Michael Lovato, and what’s ahead this…
As age groupers, many of us fantasize (and glorify) what it’s like to be a pro triathlete. What’s it like when you’re job is to train every day and race in amazing locations around the world? What’s it like to get top of the line bikes, wheels, wetsuits, apparel, etc. for free? Obviously these questions leave out the inherent stresses – mentally and physically – that come with having to perform at a top level constantly.
But there’s a side…
The women’s marathon winner by more than five minutes was Julie Simcik of Chandler (2:50:12). Amanda Lovato, of Boulder, Colo. (1:22:56), was three minutes faster than another Ironwood Ridge senior, Kat Howard, 17, in the women’s half-marathon.
Phillips, 29, has the unusual story of having traded running for the golf course in recent years, only to come back to do both with a flourish.
“I started to run in college (at Emory University in Atlanta) to get into better shape…
Within minutes of winning the women’s half-Ironman event, Amanda Lovato was handed a plate with a banana, oranges and watermelon on it.
The fit and slender 35-year-old professional triathlete took one look, put it on the seat next to her and looked back at the volunteers.
“Can I get something greasy?” Lovato said. “Like pizza?”
Lovato, who finished the event (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run) in four hours,…
TEMPE, Ariz.-Ironman standouts Michael and Amanda Lovato (Boulder, Colo.) will compete at the third annual Soma Triathlon set to take place on Sunday, October 30, 2005.
The Soma Triathlon is expected to feature more than 1,200 athletes from around the world at two different distances. Last years event saw multiple-time Ironman winners Heather Fuhr (Canada) and Chris Legh (Australia) claim the womens and mens titles respectively.
The event will feature a half-Ironman distance (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and a 13.1-mile…
March 9, 2005 — Press release: Javelin Cycles is excited to announce that Amanda Gillam Lovato will ride a Javelin for the 2005 triathlon season. Gillam Lovato brings an impressive history to Javelin. Most recently, in the 2004 racing season, she placed fifth at Ironman USA Coeur d’Alene, third at the Boulder Peak Triathlon, fourth at Timberman Triathlon and sixth and ninth at Half Ironman California and Florida Half Ironman respectively. “I am very excited about my new relationship with…
The bookend to the season will be the 5th running of the TIMBERMAN TRIATHLON FESTIVAL, August 19-21. We’re really excited to announce a major improvement to the race. We’re moving the expo, registration, pasta dinners, etc to Gunstock Recreation Area. This is a beautiful mountain spot and ski area, just 5 minutes from the Ellacoya State Park race site. This is what New Hampshire’s all about…Mountains, views, nature…and 2000 triathletes. We’ll have virtually unlimited camping available, entertainment, a bonfire band…
USA Triathlon has announced its athletes of the year for 2002. In elite triathlon, Barb Lindquist (Victor, Idaho) won the women’s award and Tim DeBoom (Lyons, Colo.) took the men’s prize.
Lindquist had a sensational year with 15 podium finishes, including an ITU World Cup victory and a second-place finish at the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Cancun, Mexico. She also won the accenture race series in Australia – becoming the first American to win an Australian series – and…
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Oct. 19, 2002) – Veteran duathlete Amanda Gillam and newcomer Thomas Jeffrey, both of the United States, won the overall age group titles at the 2002 International Triathlon Union (ITU) Dannon Duathlon World Championship on Saturday.
The United States, which brought the largest team by far to the championship, took 13 individual age group gold medals, two gold medals in the demonstration Clydesdale categories and one in the demonstration Athena category.
Gillam (30-34; Boulder, Colo.), a 1999 world…
When Amanda Gillam arrived in Boulder last December, she was embarking on a journey into the unknown. She had just left her home of the last six years: Baltimore, Maryland. She had given up a job that enabled her to spend the better part of her days training for triathlon. At the onset of the journey, the then twenty-nine-year-old found herself in a beautiful place that was internationally known as one of triathlon’s top training grounds. And although she…