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These 12 smart devices are upping the playing field
In today’s world, it seems as though sweat and repetition just aren’t enough for the elite athlete. As a result, a growing number of athletes are now turning to high-tech gadgets to optimize their training sessions and in-game performance.
After publishing our post about coaches using wearable technology to analyze and assess soccer players in training, we decided to compile a list of several other smart gizmos that are working to give athletes an edge in their respective sports.
Heavyweight chargers Kelly Slater and John John Florence lineup for a rematch of last year at Pipe Masters.
Watch this entire heat. Amazing.
You will hear the phrase “borderline tow only” said a lot today. Teahupoo as good as it gets right now. This is what it’s all about folks.
A historic swell and epic conditions were on tap for the Top 34 on the first day of competition at the 2014 ASP Billabong Pro Tahiti. Catch highlights from the mind-blowing action, featuring “WYK” from rockers Restavrant.
Round 2 resumes in sporadic conditions as the field fights to stay in the contest during the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti. Catch up on all the action with Day 2 highlights, featuring Walking, from Ash Grunwald.
I have been involved with youth soccer as a parent, coach and referee for over 15 years. I’ve played club soccer and have seen the good the bad the dead and the indifferent. Had travel teams and indoor teams. This coach sums up all the right things about the game, and it could be any game in any sport, as well as I’ve ever heard. This is true sportsmanship and coaching. That is how young men grow up to be great men. They have folks like this in their lives. Never said better. Thanks Dave. You just made my day.
The world’s best are going to be tested in this event, with a very solid series of swells due to arrive during the waiting period of the event. Today is Day 2 of 12, the second lay day of the event as they wait for these swells to arrive:
Another Red Bull feature on two of the competitors in this event, Michel Bourez and Nathan Hedge. Beautiful cinematography throughout.
UPDATE 8/17: The swell is starting to fill in as forecast, as one can see via the Teahupoo webcam. Look for things to get underway tomorrow morning at 10:00AM Pacific with Kelly Slater starting the day in Heat 1 Round 1. I have a feeling more than a few of the competitors will not sleep well this evening…
Vincenzo Nibali has officially won this year’s Tour de France, becoming the first Italian cyclist to do so since 1998 with a ride past fans lining Paris’ Champs-Elysees.
As we reported on Saturday, Nibali, riding for Astana Pro Team, had worn the yellow jersey through most of the three-week competition that had been marked by bad weather and the relatively quick elimination of some of the favorites.
On an overcast Sunday in the French capital, Nibali rode past the Arc de Triomphe on his way to the winner’s podium.
The New York Times sums up his victory, acknowledging that “To some extent, Nibali benefited from the misfortune of others.
Finals day for the contest was run in perfect Supertubes conditions. Too bad Kelly Slater and Jordy Smith were eliminated in lesser quality surf - it would have been amazing to have both of them out on the final day of competition.
Alberto Contador was in tears. The rider known as “El Pistolero,” the man who has overcome a brain aneurysm, defeated Lance Armstrong, and been at the center of a controversial doping suspension, had, for the first time in his career, abandoned a grand tour, brought down by a violent crash early on stage 10 of the Tour de France.
Though he’d attempted to continue on, the pain of what would later prove to be a fractured tibia was too much for the Spaniard. He chased for about 30 minutes, surrounded by his teammates, but was losing time to the overall race favorites. And then, with a hug to teammate Michael Rogers, Contador pulled over, dismounted his bike, and climbed out of the fog and into his team car. His head was in his hand, doing little to mask the tears, the pain, and the bitter disappointment of a lost opportunity.
“Mentally he’s destroyed,” said TInkoff-Saxo manager Bjarne Riis. “He was in the shape of his life. This was his Tour. It’s a mess. We were here to win the Tour de France. He’s in super good condition, never better. It’s a big, big pity.”