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Paralysed triathlete to make history at TCS New York City Marathon

Glenn Hartrick is an avid marathoner and triathlete and has completed 175 races in a six-year span, becoming an IRONMAN All World Athlete in two consecutive years and gracing the cover of Runner’s World magazine for their body issue along the way. After completing the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American […]
Paralysed triathlete to make history at TCS New York City Marathon
Tech

Microsoft’s ex-Windows boss Terry Myerson is taking two new jobs with investment firms after spending six months relaxing his brain’s ‘cadence’ by training for a triathlon

Former Microsoft executive Terry Myerson has resurfaced six-months after leaving the company by announcing his new career as an investor. He’s joining two investment firms, he said in a post on LinkedIn. He looks fit and sounds happy and relaxed: not what he was known for while he was at […]
Microsoft’s ex-Windows boss Terry Myerson is taking two new jobs with investment firms after spending six months relaxing his brain’s ‘cadence’ by training for a triathlon
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Woman with stage IV lung cancer completes IRONMAN World Championship race

Known as the “world’s most difficult one-day sporting event,” the IRONMAN World Championship involves a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride, and a marathon run, in that order, with no breaks. Isabella de la Houssaye completed this year’s event just nine months after her initial diagnosis of stage IV lung cancer. […]
Woman with stage IV lung cancer completes IRONMAN World Championship race
Markets

This Weekend, I Tried To Beat Dan Loeb’s Time In The Half Ironman Triathlon

About five weeks ago, I wrote a post about hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb’s “pretty lame” triathlon times. Admittedly, the post was tongue-in-cheek. There’s absolutely nothing lame about finishing a 70.3-mile race involving swimming (1.2 miles), biking (56 miles) and running (13.1 miles) no matter how long it takes you, […]
This Weekend, I Tried To Beat Dan Loeb’s Time In The Half Ironman Triathlon
Strategy

The World’s Toughest Race Is Turning Into A Status Symbol For CEOs

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Faris_al_sultan_ironman_hawaii_2005.jpg”] Status symbols for executives used to be pretty simple: a nice car, membership in an exclusive golf club, things like that. For a certain breed of particularly driven exec, that’s not enough. A great piece from Elizabeth Weil at Bloomberg Businessweek explores how CEOs and other top […]
The World’s Toughest Race Is Turning Into A Status Symbol For CEOs
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STUDY: You Can Make More Money Working At McDonalds Than You Could By Robbing A Bank

[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b58upATpCBU”] A group of economists recently published an article looking at the statistical return to bank robberies in Britain. John Timmer reviews their results:The results were not pretty. For guidance on the appropriateness of knocking over a bank, the authors first suggest that a would-be robber might check […]
STUDY: You Can Make More Money Working At McDonalds Than You Could By Robbing A Bank
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WOW: Robert Downey Jr. Is Making HOW MUCH Money On ‘The Avengers’?

[credit provider=”i54.tinypic.com” url=”http://i54.tinypic.com/k9gaxt.jpg”] “The Avengers” has become a global movie phenomenon.In a little over two weeks, the Marvel superhero film has grossed over $1 billion worldwide and if the uptick in revenue continues, the movie will surpass “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” as the third highest grossing […]
WOW: Robert Downey Jr. Is Making HOW MUCH Money On ‘The Avengers’?
Tech

12 Ways Ironman Training Made This Guy A Better Entrepreneur

[credit provider=”David Feinleib”] Many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs train for big athletic events — it’s part of their competitive nature.David Feinleib, co-founder of five startups and a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, is a classic example.
12 Ways Ironman Training Made This Guy A Better Entrepreneur
Markets

visualising The Actual Price of Gasoline Across The US

We’ve been playing around with Google’s Fusion Tables data visualisation tools, which have been improved since our last experience in test driving them, and in doing so, we’ve created three interactive maps showing the price of gasoline around the United States.
visualising The Actual Price of Gasoline Across The US