Where To Meet The Pros This Week In So Cal

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With the Ironman 70.3 California triathlon set to take place this Saturday, several pros are coming out from their off-season retreats for a chance to race in Southern California. If you are in the area, check out these great opportunities to learn more about the professionals of our sport.

Mirinda Carfrae used last year's race in Oceanside to propel her to her most successful season. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Mirinda Carfrae won last year's race in Oceanside. Photo: Kurt Hoy

Who: Pip Taylor and Matt Fitzgerald

Where: Hi-Tech Bikes (map)
Wednesday, March 24 at 5 p.m.
Australian pro triathlete sensation, certified sports nutritionist and Triathlete Magazine nutrition writer Pip Taylor, along with Triathlete Magazine senior editor, certified sports nutritionist and author Matt Fitzgerald will highlight an evening of discussion, Q&A and sports nutrition advice.

Who: Mirinda Carfrae, Kate Major, Michellie Jones and Matt Reed

Where: Nytro Multisport (map)
When: Thursday, March 25 at 4 p.m.
Details: This is a chance to meet a few of the top champions of our sport. The session will include pictures, autographs and discussions on who will win this weekend’s race in Oceanside.

Who: Variety of professionals racing at Ironman 70.3 California

Where: Ironman 70.3 California Expo in Oceanside (map)
When: Friday, March 26 at 3 p.m.
Details: You do not have to be racing this weekend to attend the pro panel at the expo. The Q&A offers you the opportunity to ask questions and hear the pros talk a little smack the day before the big race.

Who: Chris Lieto, Julie Dibens and Michael Raelert

The Trek/K-Swiss team has had a successful start to 2010. Photo: Steve Godwin
The Trek/K-Swiss team has had a successful start to 2010. Photo: Steve Godwin

Where: Trek Bicycle Superstore – Kearny Mesa (map)
When: Monday, March 29 at 7 p.m.
Details: Competitor’s Bob Babbitt will interview these three members of the new Trek/K-Swiss triathlon team. Following the interview there will be an opportunity to ask the athletes your own questions.

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