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Daryl Flacks seeks third Bike/Run Title at Barrelman

Daryl Flacks winning his second Barrelman Bike/Run title in 2016.

When it comes to long distance duathlon in Canada, Windsor’s Daryl Flacks is often the man to beat, making use of his ultra running background to finish with a strong final run.

In 2016, Flacks won the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Muskoka Duathlon, and the Niagara Falls Barrelman Bike/Run event for the second time. Flacks returns to the Rev3 Barrelman Bike/Run event this Sunday to defend his title, but the preparation this time around has been less than ideal.

Flacks battled cellulitis early this year, knee issues (meniscus tear, loose kneecap, and the onset of osteoarthritis), and on August 24th, while on a training ride, a truck pulled out in front of him and he collided with it, snapping the aerobars of his bike.

“Luckily, I anticipated the turn and was able to dramatically slow down before coming to a sudden halt while smashing my body against his truck,” said Flacks.

Determined to be on the start line Sunday, Flacks got right back into training, and raced to a third place finish at the Lakeside Standard Duathlon last weekend.

We will have to wait until Sunday to find out if Flacks will capture his third Barrelman Bike/Run title, but there’s one thing we know for sure, when he toes up to the start line, he will give it his all from start to finish.

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Daryl Flacks reclaims the Barrelman Bike/Run Title

The third annual Skechers Performance Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon presented by Recharge with Milk, took place September 18th , 2016. It was a chance for redemption, an opportunity to reclaim my Bike/Run title I won in 2014. In 2015, Brad Arndt put together an impressive 1:26:21 half marathon for the overall win, relegating me to a 2nd place finish. I lost it on the run of all places, witnessing a 9 minute lead to Brad dwindle away. I was beat by a stronger competitor but that didn’t make things any more palatable.

Barrelman is without question, a personal favourite of mine and for a number of reasons: (1) I won the Inaugural event! Any time you can put your stamp on a race, it immediately makes it more memorable, (2) the bike course is flat and fast and mimics the roads of Essex County. This allows me to train with race specificity in mind, (3) it’s a late season race; enabling athletes ample opportunity to tailor training for a peak performance, (4) iconic run course; passing the falls twice and finishing in the heart of Kingsbridge Park adjacent to the splash pad and the large covered pavilion, and (5) Race Director John Salt, who’s passion and attention to detail is outstanding. John goes out of his way to speak to as many competitors as possible, ensuring their experience is a memorable one. Read more

Lakeside Post-Race Report 2016

Quick links – Get the full Lakeside 2016 Race Results. Get your free #MSCLakeside race pictures at Zoomphoto.ca. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share your experiences, view the experiences of others, and to get race day coverage and up to date information.

#MSCLakeside – Celebrating our 14th Year

Thanks to everyone who came out to our 14th Lakeside Triathlon and Duathlon Weekend. We hope you had an outstanding experience with us.

We were happy to host the 2016 Triathlon Ontario Youth Cup Series which showcased Ontario’s upcoming triathlon talent, along with the Kids of Steel races.

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Congratulations to all who participated. Read Triathlon Ontario’s Report about what happened – Peterborough Pirates Earn Historic Win at Youth Club Championships.

Congratulations First Timers! Welcome to the Triathlon Family.

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Georgina Post-Race Report 2016

Quick links – Get the full Georgina 2016 Race Results. Get your free #MSCGeorgina race pictures at Zoomphoto.ca. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share your experiences, view the experiences of others, and to get race day coverage and up to date information.

#MSCGeorgina – A windy day forces everyone to Du

Thanks to everyone who came out to our second annual Georgina Triathlon and Duathlon.

High winds led to rough lake conditions, thus leading to a cancellation of the swim, meaning that all competitors were biking and running only.

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Post-race Buzz from #OntarioWomensTriathlon #MSCLakeside #MSCGeorgina

Multisport Canada Georgina Sprint Triathlon

Check out some of the post-race buzz from this past weekend at the #OntarioWomensTriathlon #MSCLakeside and #MSCGeorgina

From Triathlon Magazine Canada


Athlete Race Reports

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Read Andrew Bolton’s Report

Ryan Van Praet’s Race Report

Lauren Heinken’s Georgina Race Report

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#BarrelmanTri – Register by September 10th to Beat the Final Price Increase

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#BarrelmanTri – Registrations continue to come in and we’ve surpassed our registration levels from our inaugural 2014 year. But we want more of you to come and join us to make Ontario’s Triathlon Event of the Year even better.

Register by midnight on Saturday September 10 to beat the final price increase and before September 8th to ensure you have your name printed on your bib for the Skechers Performance Barrelman Triathlon.

This year’s race features the new Creemore Springs Beer Garden and the Vieni Estates Wine and Spirits Wine Garden so you can celebrate post race with your fellow racers, family and friends. All registered athletes may also look forward to a special gift from Creemore Springs Brewery in their race kit.

To secure your spot go to www.NiagaraFallsTriathlon.com and get in on the lower entry fee.

See You September 18th!

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Check out the #BarrelmanTri finisher medal and the first place medal below.

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Wasaga Beach Post-Race Report 2016

Quick links – Get the full Wasaga Beach 2016 Race Results. Get your free #MSCWasagaBeach race pictures at Zoomphoto.ca. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share your experiences, view the experiences of others, and to get race day coverage and up to date information.

#MSCWasagaBeach – Our 15th Year & Awesome Weather

Thanks to everyone who came out to our 15th Wasaga Beach Triathlon and Duathlon Weekend.

Racers on both days were treated to near perfect swim conditions. Saturday featured sunny skies, steamy temperatures, and a packed beach area which made for an exciting finish line area along Beach Drive. Sunday’s mostly overcast skies created cooler racing conditions, and thankfully the forecasted rain stayed away.

Here are some of our First Timers. Congratulations & Welcome to the Triathlon Family!


Collingwood G&M Hospital Challenge

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Collingwood G&M Hospital’s Emergency Department’s fund raiser at the Wasaga Beach Triathlon Weekend. The amount raised is over $115,000 and that means that the renovation project is now completely funded and will start this fall. Thank you all for your role in supporting this very important effort!

Donate to the G&M Hospital Challenge.

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Toronto Island Post-Race Report 2016

Quick links – Get the full Toronto Island 2016 Race Results. Get your free #MSCTorontoIsland race pictures at Zoomphoto.ca. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share your experiences, view the experiences of others, and to get race day coverage and up to date information.

#MSCTorontoIsland – Some Tri and Some Du

Thanks to everyone who came out to our annual Toronto Island Triathlon and Duathlon. We hope you enjoyed your experience with us, and the spectacular views of the Toronto skyline on the Ferry ride back and forth from the Island. Racing on the flat and fast course on the Island is quite fun too!

Saturday’s Give-It-A-Tri featured a field mostly comprised of first timers, and we were glad that Mother Nature co-operated with great weather and 23 degree water temperatures – the warmest that we’ve ever experienced here. However, on Sunday, the winds kicked up and that made for unsafe swim conditions in Lake Ontario. So it was a duathlon for everyone – thanks to all of you for understanding our decision to keep everyone safe and rolling with the punches and making the best out of the day. In the end, we had two incredible days of racing at #MSCTorontoIsland. Read more

Skechers USA Canada Inc. Expands Sponsorship of MultiSport Canada

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MultiSport Canada (MSC) is excited to announce that Skechers Performance, a division of Skechers USA Canada Inc., will be the Title Sponsor for the Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon and Presenting Sponsor for the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series.

The partnership will give Skechers Performance exclusivity regarding the footwear category and the product will be displayed and available for purchase at events. Skechers Performance will continue as the Official Running Shoe of all of MSC events.

“Our partnership with MSC will allow us to further highlight our Performance Division to the Canadian Triathlon community through the Niagara Falls Barrelman and Recharge With Milk Series,” said David Beecroft, Country Manager at Skechers USA Canada, Inc. “We enjoyed working with the MSC team in 2015 and look forward to continuing our partnership in 2016.”

“MultiSport Canada is extremely happy to have Skechers Performance as our Title Sponsor for the Skechers Performance Niagara Falls Barrelman and Presenting Sponsor for our long-running Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series. The response to the product from our athletes last year was very positive and we are pleased to continue to have these great products as age group prizing at all our events,” said founder and CEO John Salt.

The Skechers Performance Niagara Falls Barrelman will take place for the third time on September 17-18, 2016. Athletes will swim in the waters at the Welland International Flatwater Centre, bike through scenic Niagara Region and finish with a run through Niagara Falls that takes them in front of the falls TWICE. The Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series presented by Skechers Performance is a series of 11 events throughout Ontario that has been taking place since 2002.

The series will take place June 11 (Woodstock), June 25/26 (Welland), July 16/17 (Gravenhurst), July 31 (Kingston), August 6/7 (Bracebridge), August 20/21 (Toronto Island), August 27/28 (Wasaga Beach), September 10/11 (Lakeside), September 10/11 (Georgina).

For more information about Skechers Performance please visit the website (www.ca.skechers.com), or follow on Facebook.com/SkechersPerformanceCanada, Twitter.com/SkechersPerfCan and Instagram/@skechersperformancecanada.

Training for an Ultra-Marathon

By Daryl Flacks, Member of the Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team

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Malden Park Runners (MPR) organized a 20 mile tune-up run in preparation for those registered for a spring marathon. Daryl Flacks is in the back row with the Ultra-beard! The run was also in support of 2 Guys, 4 Wheels, 1 Cause. Jimmy and Marty are cycling across Canada to raise awareness and funds for Huntington Society Canada.

Indiana Trail 50 – April 30, 2016. What will it take to be successful? What are my goals?

With just 5 weeks remaining, each run brings with it a self-evaluation of sorts. How difficult were the miles? Was the pace comfortable or taxing? Too fast, too slow…just right? I calculate the miles I’ve logged and the miles that I hope to accomplish. How many miles are enough and what is considered too many? Read more