Interview with Tri Mash

Paul Ambrose is an America-Based triathlete living and training in Boulder Colorado native to Sydney Australia. The 24 year old boasts an impressive career up to date with countless podium and top ten finishes across Ironman and Ironman 70.3 distances around the world.

Paul's 2009 season showed his improving fitness over the Ironman distance in particular with a stunning 5th place in Ironman Arizona and a sub 3hr marathon just one year after his Ironman debut in 2008. Paul is a lead pack swimmer who shows tremendous strength on the bike and is consistently seen with large gaps coming into T2 and heading out onto the run.

This past weekend saw a 3rd place podium finish for Paul in Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island and the fastest bike split of the day with 3 minutes over his closest rivals. The race saw an up and down bike course with a two loop half marathon in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island with temperatures nearing 40 degrees. We collaborated with Paul after the event to get some details on the race, his form, and his future 2010 race plans


Pre Race hit out

News item added by Martyn on 17/06/2010 03:02
Triathletes World Magazine Mid Week Eton Sprint Series Event 2

Congratulations to everyone that took part in the second of the Triathletes World Magazine Sprint Series at Dorney Lake.

We were very lucky to receive such great weather and this really showed with the number of spectators and particiapants that left work early!!! to take part.

Paul Ambrose entered last minute and used the event as a warm up for this weekends UK 70.3 Half Ironman. He should do fairly well this weekend, as he blitzed the course and won by a comfortable margin, even with slight bronchitis.

We had many first timers take part last night and this is what the events are all about in welcoming new entrants to the sport and taking up the challenge to compete in a multisport event.

Results will be up shortly on and, plus the F3 Events website.

Cooling-off period: Beating the heat toughest part of Memphis in May triathlon

Paul Ambrose had just claimed his first Memphis In May Triathlon victory, and the $2,000 in cold cash that went with it, Sunday at Orgill Park. At that moment, however, all that interested the 25-year-old Australian was the concept of "cold."

As they took the timing chip strap from his ankle,

"It was hot. Really hot," said Ambrose, who is not unfamiliar with hot, humid conditions in his native Sydney. Still, the sudden early blast of vintage 90-degree Memphis caught him and most of the 1,700 competitors flush.

"I felt it all through the run. It was just survival," said Ambrose, who covered the nine-tenths-of-a-mile swim, 24-mile bike ride and 6.1-mile run in 1 hour, 53 minutes, 47 seconds -- at least six minutes off his previous best time. "There are areas on the run where there's no shade, and you're really feeling it."

Still, he was delighted to win the MIM Triathlon in his third try. "This is a good honest race where it's pretty much up to you."

Women's pro winner Jennifer Garrison of Naperville, Ill., near Chicago, said with a semi-gasp, "It's never like this where I live!"

"The bike ride was tough, and you were holding the entire run," said the 31-year-old mother of two, who like most of the top women's competitors spent time in the medical tent with heat-related issues after the finish.

"I kept thinking of my kids and how I didn't want to quit for them," said Garrison, a two-time national amateur champion who was amazed that her 2:07:35 nearly matched her performance last year, when it was mid-60s with Chicago-style wind.

Dr. Barbara Geater, who as she has for several years competed and then worked the treatment area, said, "Business was definitely up this year. I don't know if it's the hottest race we've had, but it's close."

Race director Brent Barrett said one competitor was transported to an area hospital with heat-related issues, while a second was taken by ambulance from the course after an accident during the bike ride.

"We had a lot of folks who didn't pace themselves during the run, wanting to push for the best time possible," he said.

This was the final MIM Triathlon to be held in Millington. Barrett said the event, operated by Start2Finish Event Management, will move to Harrah's Tunica next year.

"We've had a great run at this venue, and Millington people have been great to us, but the event has outgrown the venue," Barrett said.

newspaper article by...Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN

NSW State Champs...Herald article

Newcastle Herald

Ambrose runs into top form for world title event

AMERICAN-based professional Paul Ambrose yesterday completed the Hunter triathlon double when he added the Sparke Helmore to the title he won at Maitland.
Ambrose powered home over the final two kilometres in the run leg to clock one hour, 56 minutes and 37 seconds to beat Danish and world longcourse champion Jimmy Johnson by 46 seconds. Sydney's Ben Hammond (1:59.08) was third.

Ambrose and Johnson cleared out early in the Olympic distance (1500-metre swim, 40-kilometre cycle, 10km run) event raced around Newcastle foreshore and King Edward Park.The win followed success in the mid-distance event at Morpeth in October and was the perfect warm-up for the ITU World Championship event in Sydney on April 10. Johnson only confirmed his place in the field on Saturday.

"For an event that does not have prizemoney we have attracted an unbelievable calibre of athlete," race director Paul Humphreys said.

"Jimmy Johnson is a world champion and Paul Ambrose is a regular on the professional tour."

In the women's Olympic distance event, Port Macquarie's Tara Prowse confirmed her ranking as one of Australia's best with a comfortable win in 2:07.32. Evette Fisher (2:10.56), from Canberra, was second ahead of Sydneysider Christelle van Niekerk (2:11.07). Most of the attention was on the elite field, but there were more than 1800 competitors in total ranging in age from 14 to 68. The community event, which also included team sections, raised more than $30,000 for Hunter Medical Research.

Back in the swing of things

January 2nd every year is my day back into training. 
This year i had to start back abit more hard core than normally, as i stupidly on a late night out in december and a few too many alcoholic beverages, i signed up to an early season 70.3 event (Geelong).
So instead of taking my time with a few weeks of easy 20 minutes sessions, i have jumped in the deep end with some 6hrs a day sessions, (it's been the hardest January on record).
Their will be no taper and another race where i have my fingers crossed and hope my legs come good on the day.
Checking in after the race...
Also new website to come...

cheers Paul

Ambrose on Twitter

Hey guys happy new year!
I just started a "twitter" account. Now i can be up to date with 'what' and 'now' i am doing next.
To follow myself and my endeavours just sign on and follow twitter name: ambroselive

Start 2010 with a bang