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News: Results for Ford IM Cozumel and Ultraman, SunSmart IM Western Austrlia and Asia Pacific 70.3 Champs is coming up this weekend, WTC introduce new race policy rules.

This Weeks Discussion: The week before Christmas we are having our first Annual IMTalk Yearly Wrap Up Show. Thorsten 'The Geek' wonders if you guys have any questions around the stats of the year for him to do some work on? What statistical insights do you want know about for the 2011 IM season? Comment here 

Interview: The week we have an interview with WTC's CEO Andrew Messick where he announces exclusive news. Plus he answers some questions around some resent topics. 

This Weeks Photo: Christopher Price has one of the best Des & Troy photos of all time. He's added the Hulkamania feel to it. You rock Chris! 

Website of the Week: John found this great site,, which has a free open source video analysis program for sports movement. We've heard that it works really well. Check it out here:

This Weeks Websites: Rob sent through





News: IM Arizona results, Ultraman is this weekend, John's ITU update. 

Discussion of the Week:  Mike 'The Farnborough Fox' Hewison sent through this weeks discussion. If you were a second tier pro how would you go about getting a Kona slot, what planning would you do? Comment here

This Weeks Photo: John in his websuit at Kona

Age Grouper of the Week: Rob Creasy is a local athlete who has kept on improving over the last few years. This has lead him to win his age group last weekend in Auckland, get a top 10 in IMUK and achieved a 9:17 in Kona this year. 

High 5: This week John covers deep water swim starts. 

Websites of the week: James 'The Wiseone' Bowtell send through these to funny youtube clips. 







News: IM Arizona is coming up this weekend, New Iron Distance race in Nevada, Rappstar's points about the Long Course Champs swim, John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: We received an email from an up and coming pro asking about top level working athletes, around the nine mark. We want you to name people that you know that fit in this description and why you think they are able to be so successful. Comment here

This Weeks Photo: The boys in Hawaii. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Candice Wissbroecker sent through her husband Tim for age grouper of the week. Tim got hit by a SUV in 2010 while out training. The accident almost killed him. Never one to be held back Tim managed to get back into training and went on to complete IM Madison in a time of 11:49:30. Well done Tim!

Coaches Corner: This week John covers why swimming with bands is important and then he gives tips on how to do it effectively. 

Website of the Week: Jason Juszczak sent through this site. It's a place that will predict how your times for different running distances will slow as you get older. Check it out here.