In this issue...
  • Athletes Like You: Meet Sarah
  • The Best Bike. Period.

  • Iron Girl Run

    Tempe Town Lake
    80 W Rio Salado Pkwy.

    Saturday, Dec 3
    8 a.m.
    Word is this all-women's race doles out lots of great schwag! The course is fairly flat, fast and race promoters promise a PR. The route takes you along Tempe Town Lake, up along the canal on a combination of paved and trail packed roads. 5K, 5M and 10M courses.

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    Anthem Holiday Classic

    Anthem Community Center
    41130 N. Freedom Way

    Sat., Dec. 10
    9 a.m. (men), 11:30 a.m. (women), 2 p.m. (kids)
    A great gift to yourself this holiday season! The course is beautiful with a few hills thrown in for extra fun. Events for the whole family!

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    Sara Lee IronKids Triathlon

    Kiwanis Park Recreation Center

    Sunday, Dec. 11
    8 a.m.
    Why not let your kid follow in the footsteps of Lance Armstrong and Hunter Kemper? IronKids has seen many talented athletes go through its ranks and now the nationwide series makes its final stop in Tempe. Go IronKids!

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    16th Annual Midnight Madness Run

    Rose Mofford Sports Complex
    9833 N. 25th Ave

    Saturday, Dec. 31
    10:30 p.m.
    Ring in the New Year with this 3 mile run/walk. What better way to kick off 2006?

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    Triple Sports
    Gear + Apparel for the Everyday Athlete
    December 2005

    SnowMen Greetings!

    The music, the shopping, the ladles of creamy eggnog ... It's enough to get anyone in the holiday mood! To celebrate and make sure you end the season with a bang, Triple Sports is introducing its long-awaited NA Ride!

    Join us for our debut group bike ride 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 at Triple Sports, 4032 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale (right next door to the Coffee Bean). This is a great way to start off the New Year!

    The details: Group rides will be held each Saturday beginning Dec. 31, leaving from the shop at 7:30 a.m. Rides will be 20-30 miles, with options for those of you wanting to go shorter or longer. Two groups will average around 16-20 miles per hour.

    We'll honor a 10 minute wait rule. After that, look for the day's route map posted on the door. For those of you joining us on NYE we'll even give you free coffee from our friends at the Bean!

    Kara + Brian Anderson

    Simons Athletes Like You: Meet Sarah
    The Endurance Diva

    There are those among us who savor endurance over speed ? who rejoice in 20 mile runs and look forward to 70 mile rides. Sarah Simons is one of them.

    Sarah, a 34-year-old software developer who grew up near Boulder, Colo., was always athletic ? 12-hour hikes in the Rocky Mountains never really fazed her. She was a skater and ran cross country in high school, but she lacked raw speed. Her coach, however, noted that her times didn?t deteriorate over long distances. Perhaps she?d be a good marathoner?

    Sarah finally took the plunge last January, signing up for the P.F. Chang?s Rock ?N Roll Marathon and meeting her goal of finishing in under five hours. Still, she didn?t feel that she?d hit her endurance peak, so she signed up for the San Diego Rock ?N Roll in June, intending to push harder. This time Sarah ran it in 4:16, but she still didn?t feel like she?d hit the proverbial wall.

    Then she heard about triathlon. ?I was tri-curious, so I signed up for the SOMA Half Ironman,? she said. ?I bought a bike in June, bought pedals and shoes in July, and just went for it. I didn't really have a training plan either. It all worked out, and I was lucky to be relatively injury free at the end of it.?

    Sarah had a massive race month in October ? racing her first tri, the Carlos O?Brien?s Triathlon, on Oct. 2 (and winning her division), the Tour de Scottsdale 70 mile bike ride on Oct. 16, and finally, the SOMA Half Ironman on Oct. 30 (where she placed third in her division).

    So what?s next on Sarah?s race agenda?

    ?Honestly, I don't know what Hell I'm thinking,? Sarah said of her entry into this April?s Ironman Arizona. ?Part of it is because I still haven't hit ?the wall? on any of the lengths I've I'm curious where that boundary is. Also, I wanted to do it while I have training partners and supportive people around me that are interested in Ironmans. It seems like all the stars are aligned.?

    Griffen2 The Best Bike. Period.
    Griffen rocks the house!

    Tony Free, the creator and owner of Griffen Bikes, will be at Triple Sports Friday to Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 4th, and 5th, to give you an up-close look at his high-performance cycling machines. Stop by and let one of the industry?s most innovative characters set you up for a test spin on what is undeniably the smoothest ride out there.

    What is Griffen all about, you ask? Put simply, Griffen is the best bike you?ll ever ride. Made of a boron carbide metal matrix, Griffens are ultra-light, super- responsive dream machines.

    At its bulkiest, a complete Griffen, made just for you at a factory in Texas, weighs in at less than 14 pounds. The boron carbide gives the frame a cushy ride while allowing for maximum speed and performance.

    But why take our word for it? Take a Griffen for a test ride and feel Griffen?s superior performance first- hand. This is a bike that will last you a lifetime (the frame is guaranteed not to fatigue or fail), and we will work with you to make sure the fit and feel are better than perfect.

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