Iron Man Hawaii 2005Written by Keith Thompson
Iron Man Hawaii 2005 will be contested this year on October 15th, 2005, in and around Kailua/Kona, Hawaii. The Iron Man Hawaii 2005 Triathlon World Championship is culmination of many qualifying events, all leading up to this competition. The race consists of a 2.4 mile ocean swim, a 112 mile bike race, and a 26.2 mile marathon run. Lest there be any slackers, (ha, ha), there is a time limit of 17 hours from start to finish. Iron Man Hawaii 2005 will be watched by thousands on ground in Kona, as well as approximately 50 million people worldwide on TV.
The Iron Man Hawaii 2005 Triathlon is rightly regarded as world championship of triathlon racing. A tough course, temperatures between 82-95 degrees and matching humidity, and winds that can gust as high as 60 mph buffet contestants all way through 8-12 hours it takes most of them to finish. The rewards are worth it however. Besides intangibles of even completing a race as tough as this, a total of $480,000 in prize money is awarded to pro division. 2000 competitors from over 50 countries will vie for distinction of winning Iron man Hawaii 2005!
StarTrac TR4500HR Treadmill - A ReviewWritten by Keith Thompson
When you're searching for a treadmill for your home or club, you'll find Star Trac treadmills at top of your shopping list, and for good reason. StarTrac has garnered a reputation for quality and superior machines since their appearance on treadmill scene in 70's, and has become sort of Cadillac of treadmills. The TR4500HR treadmill is another in their line of great exercise machines.
Star Trac treadmills offer many features, and this one is no exception. Weighing in at a solid 284 lbs., 4500 measures a healthy 20"x62", thus affording user room to move! I'm a big guy, and I appreciated roominess. The unit has a maximum user capacity of 350 lbs. Powered by a 2.5hp continuous speed motor, Star Trac TR4500HR is capable of speeds from 0-10 mph, and inclines from 0-15%, (for those of you with a death wish!) 4500 is primed with all power you need for a great workout! For ease on your knees, 4500 features Impact Absorption System, IAS, which cushions impact on your ankles, knees, hip and back.