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Getting ready for snow sports

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Fall is here, and winter not far behind. Snow sports, such as alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemark and cross-country skiing share several requirements: cardiovascular endurance, agility, muscular strength, coordination, balance, flexibility and muscular capability. There’s no doubt that cross-country skiing demands more cardiovascular endurance, for example, but more muscle strength results

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A new hiking tool

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With fall well on its way, this is the perfect season for walking in the forest. The timing is good because the Mont-Tremblant Strategic Action Committee has just produced a map of hikes, which is available in a number of places. When you look at the map, you’ll note that the network of trails is impressive. The map itself is not a map for navigational purposes, but it does indicate the three

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August 18: Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2013

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Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2013 is the North American Championship. But what does that mean, exactly, when you compare it to the Ironman held here last year? It means that, for the next two years, Mont-Tremblant will host the P-4000 race with a professional purse of $125,000 US and 75 qualifying places for the Ironman World Championship, held every year at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. As you might expect, it will

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Preparing properly for running!

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The Mont-Tremblant Half-Marathon, in its fourth year, will be held on August 11. You can see that, thanks to this event and the Ironman events, more and more people in our community are starting to move. Running, among other activities, has seen 30 per cent increase in Québec compared to last year, and you can certainly see that here. The Half-Marathon is accessible to everyone, with several

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The Ironman 70.3: who’s participating?

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The second Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant will take place here on June 23. Also called the Half-Ironman, it’s still a pretty tough challenge: the athletes cover 1.9 km swimming, 90 km biking and 21 km running. The Triathlon Mont-Tremblant will take place on Saturday, June 8. This event includes two different competitions: the Sprint triathlon (750 km swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run) and the Olympic

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