Pho­to Cred­it: Cre­ative Commons

Aus­tralia hopes to pro­duce some future world and Olympic triathlon ath­letes with the part­ner­ship between Shel­don Col­lege and Triathlon Aus­tralia. The goal of the pro­gram is to help stu­dents achieve their ath­let­ic goals with­out sac­ri­fic­ing their aca­d­e­m­ic ones.

Prin­ci­pal Dr. Lyn Bish­op told the Bay­side Bul­letin, “By work­ing hand in hand with triathlon coach­es we will be able to give ath­letes the chance to be the best that they can be.”

If you could/could have attend­ed a school with a pro­gram for an out­door activ­i­ty, which activ­i­ty would it be? What would be your favorite class? Get cre­ative and we’ll award one answer with some Clymb credit.

[Via: Shel­don Col­lege]

One of the newest addi­tions to the Olympic games, triathlons test the true heart of an ath­lete. Stan­dard par­tic­i­pa­tion requires con­tes­tants to com­plete a 1.5 km swim, 40 km ride, and 10 km run. These three endurance races push the body to the lim­it. Men­tal fit­ness as well as phys­i­cal fit­ness are required to pre­vent bonk­ing; train­ing is key to the suc­cess of any ath­lete. This dri­ve to excel and go beyond dri­ves SUGOI appar­el. Inspired by ath­letes like you who push the lim­its, SUGOI is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing train­ing gear that incor­po­rates the newest tech­nol­o­gy while stay­ing fashion-forward.

With the two year Olympic triathlon qual­i­fi­ca­tion peri­od end­ing in May, the 2012 Sum­mer Olympics are just around the cor­ner. Ath­letes to watch include: Alis­tair Brown­lee (Eng­land), Emma Mof­fitt (Aus­tralia), Paula Find­ley (Cana­da), Jar­rod Shoe­mak­er (USA).

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There’s nev­er a dull moment for a triath­lete. World Iron­man Dis­tance record hold­er and four-time World Cham­pi­on, Chrissie Welling­ton under­stands this bet­ter than most ath­letes. Ded­i­cat­ing the last 5 years of her life to Iron­man, Welling­ton has earned 13 vic­to­ries in 13 races! Requir­ing extreme ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment, achieve­ments such as this are high­ly impres­sive. Although, Welling­ton has announced her plans for tak­ing a hia­tus in 2012, there is no ques­tions that she will con­tin­ue to inspire ath­letes worldwide.

With con­stant demands on the body, ath­letes like Welling­ton know that per­for­mance appar­el can play a piv­otal role in achiev­ing suc­cess.  There are few cloth­ing brands that under­stand this rela­tion­ship between an ath­lete and their gear. Com­pres­sion tech­nol­o­gy com­bin­ing pow­er, flex, and weight set 2XU apart from oth­er appar­el lines. A recent part­ner of the World Triathlon Cor­po­ra­tion and Iron­man, 2XU strives to con­tin­u­al­ly devel­op new tech­nol­o­gy that will take ath­letes to the next level.

The Clymb also wants to help you raise the bar for your fit­ness goals! For the next three days, log in to your Clymb account to take advan­tage of amaz­ing mem­bers-only deals on 2XU gear and SUGOI per­for­mance apparel.

We’ve got a lot to offer in the two events clos­ing out the week. First, DAKINE has the gear and appar­el to suit your surf, snow, and bike needs. And we’ve got a selec­tion of their packs, bags, jer­seys, shorts, gloves, and more at an exclu­sive 60% off.

Ulti­mate Direc­tion is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing high per­for­mance for the every­day ath­lete, the marathon­er, cyclist, and triath­lete. Shop a selec­tion of their hydra­tion packs at up to 65% off now.

There’s still time to save big on SixSixOne, Zoot, and Nuun. Vis­it us on Face­book or Twit­ter if you have any ques­tions or sug­ges­tions. We’ve also been known to hand out an invite or two to shop The Clymb.

We’re start­ing off the week with a four-brand cycling/tri event you won’t want to miss.

In 1975, recre­ation­al skater Inze Bont decid­ed to fiber­glass the back of his leather skate to gain extra sup­port. 35 years lat­er, Bont’ s inno­v­a­tive approach has crossed over to cycling world, becom­ing one of the world’s lead­ing footwear man­u­fac­tur­ers. We have an awe­some selec­tion of cycling shoes includ­ing the Bont A‑Three; a ful­ly heat mold­able, hand­made, light­weight rac­ing shoe loaded with features.

Ulti­mate Direc­tion is a hydra­tion pack com­pa­ny focus­ing on triath­letes, endurance run­ners, cyclists and any­one active look­ing for a light­weight, well-func­tion­ing, hydra­tion solu­tion — like their Fast­draw Extreme; its neo­prene band wraps around the bot­tle and stops the run­ner’s body heat from warm­ing up the liq­uid inside.

Ded­i­cat­ed to speed and per­for­mance, Castel­li suc­ceeds in pro­duc­ing the most light­weight, com­pact, and durable cycling appar­el there is. Among their top-notch cycling appar­el, we’re offer­ing the Wom­en’s Spiro Jer­sey; its microfleece makes for a nice warm jer­sey that wicks away mois­ture to keep you cozy.

We’re jazzed to part­ner with Uvex again. We have a nice selec­tion of their hel­mets in cool col­ors. Check out the Super­son­ic GT with it’s extreme­ly safe, low weight, sol­id hel­met construction.

The best part of all of this is that you, our dear mem­bers, get all of this for up to 55% off. Only mem­bers will be able to view the details, so hit us up on Twit­ter or Face­book if you need a mem­ber­ship invi­ta­tion. And if you’re still look­ing for some last minute gift ideas, we now have e‑cards that are deliv­ered instantly.

Check out this video and see why Bon­t’s cycling shoes are the most heat mold­able shoes on the market:

Over 25 years ago Louis Gar­neau and wife, Monique Arse­nault, began design­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing their first cycling clothes out of his father’s garage. Now, Gar­neau is the lead­ing inno­va­tor in the world of cycling with an exten­sive prod­uct line that meets the needs of all cyclists and ath­letes. Their intel­li­gent designs are the per­fect fit for cyclists train­ing for their next marathon or rid­ing their bikes to work.

We’ve received your requests for high-qual­i­ty cycling and per­for­mance appar­el and we’re excit­ed to offer you, our mem­bers, up to 55% off Gar­neau cycling and per­for­mance appar­el, cycling shoes, hel­mets, gloves and oth­er acces­sories. This mem­bers-only event begins today at 9am PST.

If you’d like to become a mem­ber, just vis­it us on Face­book or Twit­ter and let us know.

Louis Gar­neau out­lines the key ele­ments behind the suc­cess of his company:

2XU inno­v­a­tive designs are made with per­for­mance of the triath­lete in mind. They’re designed to make you feel more pre­pared and capa­ble for com­pe­ti­tion, but also remain com­fort­able. We’re super excit­ed to announce their per­for­mance wear for men and women as today’s brand event.

We have cycle tops, jer­seys, shorts, wet suits and more in an assort­ment of styles and col­ors. Mem­bers of The Clymb will receive up to 60% off our 2XU selec­tion begin­ning today at 9am PST and end­ing on Thurs­day (8/26) at 9am PST.

Mem­ber­ships are avail­able via Twit­ter (just send us a tweet — we’d love to hear from you) and Face­book.

Remem­ber, we’re also run­ning a great con­test where you can win Gear For a Year just by refer­ring your fam­i­ly and friends. The more, the mer­ri­er, the more chances you have to win!

Ter­ra Cas­tro shares valu­able lessons learned from her grand­fa­ther in a blog that will hope­ful­ly inspire us all.


What moun­tains are you will­ing to climb and con­quer to achieve the suc­cess you are capa­ble of? Will you stand up and BELIEVE when it seems like there may not be hope to go on? Have you looked your­self in the mir­ror and com­mit­ted to the goals you have set upon your heart?  In these instances you must BE BOLD. All it takes is that first step. Take that step, start the climb, and be fueled by those who inspire you.

I am a pro­fes­sion­al Iron­man triath­lete. I have been in the sport of “swim-bike-run” since 1997 when at the age of 17, my grand­fa­ther nudged me to toe the line with him. Since then I have raced around the world as an elite junior triathlete/duathlete for Team USA, turned pro­fes­sion­al in 2003, pro­gressed to half-iron­mans in 2004 (1.2 mile swim-56 mile bike-13.1 mile run) and in 2005 I com­plet­ed my first Iron­man (2.4 mile swim-112 mile bike-26.2 mile run). 2005 was a key year for me as I signed a con­tract with the LUNA Pro Team and have been rac­ing as a mem­ber of this team ever since.  August 29, 2010 will be my next Iron­man in Louisville, Kentucky.

Triathlon is my job- when the alarm screams wake up at 4:45am for my track ses­sion with coach- I am fueled by the goals I have set…and a bit of cof­fee. As I crawl into bed at 9:30pm, every mus­cle strand tight and tired from the hours of train­ing, I have peace that I am one step clos­er to the peak of the moun­tain before me. Every day I have the choice to BE BOLD thanks to the inspi­ra­tion of a spe­cial per­son in my life.

My grand­fa­ther (“Papa”) opened my eyes to the beau­ty of sport and com­pe­ti­tion. He’d scream at me dur­ing High school track meets and taught me how to drink from a water bot­tle with­out falling over while rid­ing the bike.  My Papa is now 79. He has sur­vived Prostate can­cer, a bro­ken neck that put him in a halo for 6 months (thanks to a bike crash), and is now a 2 time Kid­ney Can­cer sur­vivor. With a bro­ken neck he’d hike with poles or walk with a walk­er on the track tim­ing his mile splits.

Papa and I

In July 2010 he raced a duathlon, only 6 months after his last diag­no­sis (and with one kid­ney) and ran 16 miles last week with a friend for his long run. As you can see, I grew up with the idea of BEING BOLD, right in front of me. My Papa’s grit, his pas­sion, and abil­i­ty to over­come chal­lenge after chal­lenge with grace, gives me courage. How could I not climb on?

With a lit­tle bit of courage, grace and pas­sion we can all climb up and over. We can all BE BOLD.

For more on my dai­ly adven­tures you can vis­it my blog here.

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If you want to share your sto­ry with us you can send an email to nina@theclymb.com

Also, if you’re in need of a mem­ber­ship to The Clymb, click here.

In hon­or of the final week­end of The Tour de France, we thought it would be great to fea­ture Gar­neau. For over 25 years they’ve put heart and soul into devel­op­ing cycling gear and appar­el that are intu­itive and intel­li­gent — whether you’re train­ing for a triathlon or rid­ing your bike to work.

Mem­bers will receive up to 60% off Gar­neau begin­ning today at 9am PST thru Sun­day (7/25) at 9am PST. If you need a mem­ber­ship, you can fol­low us on Twit­ter and send a quick tweet or check out the info sec­tion of our Face­book page.

British Triath­lete Chrissie Wellington

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You know we love a good Clymb sto­ry. Here’s a great one about team rid­er Andy Schleck and his favorite Clymb.

You can join us in cheer­ing Andy and team Saxo Bank on as they Clymb towards the Tour de France fin­ish line. Receive up to 60% off offi­cial team gear here.