News: Results from IM France, Challenge Venice and ITU Duathlon World Champs; IM Cairns is coming up.

This Weeks Discussion: IM seems to be offering different options to the carboloading party at some of their races. An example of this is IM Cairns this weekend, where they are giving meal vouchers for local restaurants instead of having a carboloading party. Do you think this is a good idea? What do you think are the good and bad sides of doing this? Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Bevan's doing the hard yards at the Christchurch Marathon. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Grant Pettrie sent through Carol Bruce for AGOFTW. 

Website of the Week: Jeff Fejfar sent through this great piece he did on the numbers in triathlon in the US over the last 6 years. You can check it out here

My First Tri: Marc Scudamore sent through his first tri this week.