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Prepare Your Body And Mind For Your Next Ironman Competition

Ironman began as a relatively small, niche sport back in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was the brainchild of a US Navy Commander called John Collins who decided to add swimming and biking to the regular Honolulu Marathon in Hawaii. Since then, it’s developed into one of the most popular – and most challenging – sports on the planet, with thousands of people competing every year.

Of all the sports on offer, the Ironman triathlon is perhaps the most grueling on the mind and body. Athletes have to swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 and then run a full 26.2-mile marathon. It’s not for the faint-hearted, and something that seasoned Ironman competitors usually only do once or twice a year at most.

Given that it is so grueling, how should budding Ironman competitors prepare?

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Exploring The Risks Of Different Sports

We love our sports on this little section of the web, and we’re sure you do too. But that doesn’t change the fact that sports can actually be very dangerous. If you’re not careful, you can get seriously hurt playing certain sports. In fact, you might be surprised by just how dangerous some of your favorite sports actually are. Let’s start by thinking about American Football.

A Nasty Bump On The Head

You might think that American Football is safer than something like Rugby. On the surface, the main difference seems to be that in American Football you are given a lot more padding. Of course, that wasn’t always the case, and when the sport first started, athletes were using leather caps which was why they were popularly referred to as ‘leatherheads.’ Of course, back then there wasn’t an issue with steroid usage in these types of sports, but that’s a discussion for another day. So what is the danger of playing American football.

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You Should Only Try Water Sports If…

Lots of people enjoy spending their time in the water and keeping fit. There are many different kinds of water sports you could try if you’ve never attempted them before. However, you’re only going to have a good time if you make some of the considerations mentioned on this page. The same goes for people who want to take their kids along for the experience. Your children aren’t going to enjoy themselves if you don’t take some of this advice. So, use your head, ensure you’re ready, and have fun! If you don’t meet the criteria mentioned below, you just need to make some changes until you do. You should only try water sports if…

You are a confident swimmer

There aren’t many sports you can try in shallow water. For that reason, you must ensure you can swim to a reasonable standard. Failure to do that could mean you struggle to relax and enjoy yourself. The last thing you want is for someone to have to jump in and save you. That would cause lots of embarrassment if nothing else. Still, there is no need to worry. You just need to visit a pool in your local town and get some practice. There are lots of companies that provide swimming lessons for adults. So, you won’t have to worry about getting in the pool with lots of kids wearing armbands.

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Swimmer Ryan Lochte Rescued From Drowning After Olympics Thanks To Finance Company

160819-lochte-0432_c60bfaf14ac110d64f37cad517fd9897.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000Medals are won and prizes are claimed at this kind of competition, but swimmer Ryan Lochte rescued from drowning after Olympics thanks to finance company.

Lochte is a professional swimmer, yet he was drowning in a sea of trouble after the Olympics. Troubles like these could seem endless for anybody, especially a 12-time Olympic medalist.

Some could argue that the swimmer’s problems were self-inflicted, but that does not mean he does not deserve the second chance given to him by Debt.com. In fact, the deal was for a campaign called “Second Chance”, which was only fitting.

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U.S. Swimmer Dana Vollmer Sets World Record

The United States added to their medal count today and did it with swagger.

U.S. Swimmer Dana Vollmer set a new world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the 2012 Olympics in London. She didn’t even qualify for the event in 2008 for the games in Beijing.

Her time was 55.98 seconds, beating the 56.06 time set by Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom during the 2009 World Championships. Sjostrom competed in this year’s event, but did not medal.

Lu Ying of China won the silver medal and Alicia Coutts of Australia took home the bronze.
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The 12 Hottest Female Athletes of the 2012 Olympics

The 2012 Olympics in London, England will soon be here and we want to make sure our readers are as informed as possible. We have logged many hours scouting the female ‘talent’ who will compete in this year’s Olympic games.

We wanted to make sure that we didn’t list the female athletes that you will never see during the telecast. Every female athlete in this post are medal contenders in their respective events and a few could win the gold.

This list of the 12 hottest/sexiest female athletes who will compete in the 2012 Olympics come from a wide range of sports. We have ladies who compete in track and field, soccer, tennis, swimming, etc. A few of the names will be familiar to you, but we have picked out a few sleepers who will turn heads and make appearances on every sports blog the day after their event.

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Michael Phelps Is A Dolphin

I am very excited to witness history tonight, but someone should check Michael Phelps for a blow-hole and/or gills. I know the kid looks like the bastard son of Eli Manning and Jim from “The Office,” but he is a beast. What he did in these Olympics is just staggering. The last time an American Olympian garnered this kind of buzz was Michael Johnson back in ’96 or maybe the Dan vs. Dave ad campaign that kind of hit the fan.

Phelps got his 8th gold medal at the Beijing Olympics tonight and he needed his fellow team members to help him. Not only did he have 8 gold medals, he broke 7 world records in the process. He will be the next Lance Armstrong, meaning that he will be America’s Superhero. He will have to decide what cause he will be backing and what color bracelet he will choose to sell.

The final total for Michael Phelps in his Olympic career is 16 total medals, 14 of them being gold. He is still a young man, so the 2012 Olympics could be in his future. I feel like he should always wear American flag clothing from this point on. Look for him to start dating a famous actress within the next calendar year.

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