HITS Triathlon Series: Utah's James Lawrence wins full triathlon

Written by Woody Wommack - Naples News

NAPLES — When James Lawrence set a goal to run 30 triathlons in 2012 and in the process set the world record, completing each race was his primary goal. On Sunday in Naples, his journey toward the world record got off to a great start when he not only finished the inaugural HITS Full Distance Triathlon, but also won the race’s overall title with a time of 10 hours, 27 minutes and 46 seconds.

“Every step the second half of the run I was feeling it,” Lawrence said. “But every time you cross that finish line it all goes away, especially when I remember why I’m doing this.”

New triathlon series gets warm reception in Naples

Written by Woody Wommack - Naples News

NAPLES — The 2012 Southwest Florida triathlon schedule got off to a nice start Saturday morning as more than 450 competitors took the plunge into the chilly waters off Vanderbilt Beach. The athletes were competing in the HITS Triathlon Series, which consists of five different triathlons, all at varying distance.

Saturday featured three distances, the HITS Open, a short race for beginners, as well as a USA Triathlon sanctioned sprint race and an Olympic distance race. Sunday will feature a half-triathlon as well as the Naples’ first-ever full triathlon.

HITS Founder Reveals a New Triathlon Series

Written by Colleen Riley - Xtri

Xtri Chats with Tom Struzzieri, founder and CEO of HITS Triathlon, a new triathlon series that brings every distance of racing to beautiful resort destinations.

Everyman Endurance Podcast: The Brand New HITS Triathlon Series Takes Dead Aim at Ironman


There's a new triathlon race series in America and the man behind the new series hopes that you'll soon be racing at one of his family friendly weekend races.

And chances are that you might just be a potential customer of the Hits Triathlon Series because there will be 12 new weekend races around the country next year in destination places like Palm Springs, California and Naples, Florida.

Click HERE to listen to the podcast now.

The Story Behind the New HITS Triathlon Series

Written by Liz Hichens - Triathlete

Monday's announcement of the new HITS Triathlon race series instantly introduced athletes to 12 new race options starting in December. The ambitious new series will give athletes their choice of five different distances, ranging from a shorter-than-a-sprint option to an iron-distance race, over the course of one weekend. With the first race weekend set to take place in Palm Springs in less than five months, we decided to talk to the series founder, Tom Struzzieri, to find out what the series is all about.

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