New Race Briefing: Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa!

New Race Briefing: Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa!

This week we get a preview of one of the most exciting new events on the Ironman circuit, Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa, replacement for the legendary Vineman events. Coach Duane Franks will talk us through the half ironman course, and also take us through the full iron distance course, scheduled for July. Not only are these beautiful courses, there are few better holiday destinations than wine country!

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For athletes familiar with the Vineman half and full, we will discuss the similarities and differences between the Vineman events and Santa Rosa, giving you a unique insight into this beautiful event.

AND, as mentioned in the podcast, we have a special promotion for all athletes participating in Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa this year:

     Tell us about your race, and we may pay for your next! 

Simply log in to and submit a race report for Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa within one week of completing the event, and you are eligible for our drawing for $100 gift card you can apply to your next race entry (or anything else, really). See link for promotion details

Huge thanks to Duane Franks, MS of Trifiniti Endurance and triathlon coach at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, for sharing his knowledge and advice. If you want to make sure you are prepared for this event – or any other – you can reach him at:

Facebook @trifinitiendurance
Twitter @trifiniti
Instagram @trifinitiendurance

Coach Duane Franks has been racing and coaching triathlon for nearly 40 years. He has completed over 300 events including more than one hundred 70.3 races, and 22 full Iron distance events. He’s a five-time competitor at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship, the Ironman 70.3 World championship, and the 3-day Ultraman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. He coaches with his wife, Dorette Franks, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist. Together they work with athletes from novice to elite age groupers who have won multiple world championships including the Ironman in Hawaii. They are based in the San Francisco Bay Area where they work with local athletes as well as with on-line clients internationally.

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