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Twitter Roundup: Travel Woes & Drug Testing

  • By Courtney Baird
  • Published Feb 25, 2011

Inside Triathlon editor-in-chief Courtney Baird breaks down what happened in the triathlon twitter world this week.

The once and (hopefully) future triathlete Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) had some thoughts after his 1:22 half marathon in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 20: Can barely walk today.

Three-time world Ironman champ Chrissie Wellington (@chrissiesmiles) took a step towards transparency: One small step to promote transparency, accountability and dialogue. The publication of my drug test history. http://bit.ly/huAGXu

Newly minted Ironman Matty Reed (@boomboomreed) showed his support for the triathlon team at the University of Colorado at Boulder: SEND CU BOULDER TRI TEAM TO NATIONALS! Text CUTRI to 41513 for Max Muscle to donate $1 to the team for each text!

Two-time Olympic medalist and New Zealand native Bevan Docherty (@bevanjdocherty) is reconsidering his resident status in the U.S.: Just got grilled at “Secondary.” Time to look into becoming a US resident!

Australia native Greg Bennett (@GregBennett1), who now competes in the ITU for the U.S. and who lives in Boulder, Colo., had some thoughts on Docherty’s post: @bevanjdocherty and the process begins.

ITU speedster Annabel Luxford (@AnnabelLuxford) took issue with some followers: If I mention anything remotely political I lose followers. Are triathletes just expected to prattle off triathlon talk? My brain also works.

Kona seeker Timothy O’Donnell (@TOinTRI) got some motivation for a workout: Mt Lemmon tomorrow! Word on street is coach @CliffEnglish is buying a giant cookie for the first one to top! I’ll kill myself for a treat!

All-time great Michellie Jones (@GoMichellie) ran into some trouble with a seat: Traveling doesn’t get any better when you are the chosen one for the middle seat….lol….or cry.

And finally, the pros out there are getting more visits from drug testers, as Samantha McGlone (@samanthamcglone) Tweeted: Early morning visit from the drug testers. @pstriathlon I’ll keep you updated.

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Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird is the editor-in-chief of Inside Triathlon magazine.

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