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RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo 2017 final speaker line-up announced

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Sun Multisport Events has this week announced the final line-up of speakers for the 2017 RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo heading to the Boston University Fit Rec Center in Boston on 26 March 2017. RACE-MANIA is designed to educate, equip and inspire endurance athletes as they prepare for a new season and will feature 25+ speakers drawing from across the spectrum of endurance sports including triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and obstacle course racing.

Formerly known as TRI-MANIA, the RACE-MANIA expo has expanded its remit across the wider endurance sport category. The expo will also host a special showing of the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship television program, which offers viewers ‘a front-row seat to one of the most captivating and inspiring endurance events in sports’. The 2,000+ attendees expected to attend RACE-MANIA will have the opportunity to listen and learn from speakers in seminar presentations, panel discussions, hands-on clinics, classroom-style workshops and more. Highlights of this year’s event include:

  • The keynote Q&A with 2x Olympic marathoner and American record-holder Ryan Hall moderated by endurance sports legend and Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray
  • Mark Allen, 6x IRONMAN World Champion and IRONMAN University Master Coach, presenting a seminar and workshop focused on the triathlon run
  • A workshop on metabolic efficiency training by Bob Seebohar, creator of the Metabolic Efficiency and Nutrition Periodization concepts
  • Dr Jordan Metzl presenting the seminar ‘Mastering the Kinetic Chain: Keys to Maximizing Movement and Running Injury-Free’ and leading an IronStrength workout
  • Spartan Racing Master Instructors Dr Jeff Godin and Joe Distefano presenting ‘Tips to Survive and Thrive at Obstacle Course Racing’
  • A panel discussion on the World Marathon Challenge (WMC) featuring Mike Wardian, 2017 WMC winner; Becca Pizzi, 2016 WMC winner and Ryan Hall, 2017 WMC participant
  • Richard Fries, Executive Director, MassBike and former pro cyclist, discussing ‘Road Rage and Your Group Ride: What is Safe, Courteous and Legal’
  • Al Lyman, Pursuit Athletic Fitness, and Debbie Livingston, elite ultra runner presenting, ‘Trail Running Primer: How to Navigate Technical Terrain More Quickly, Easily and Safely’
  • A Boston Marathon Q&A with Dave McGillivray, Race Director for the iconic race plus tapering tips from Breakthrough Performance Coaching coach, Scott Carrier

“We’re excited to have so many distinguished and accomplished members of the endurance sports community speak at RACE-MANIA and share their expertise and experience,” said Mark Walter, President of Sun Multisport Events. “Attendees have a special opportunity to listen, learn and apply the tips and how-to guidance offered at this year’s program to make the 2017 season their best yet.”

The RACE-MANIA website includes the complete 2017 seminar and clinic & workshop schedule. The complete 2017 RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo speaker line-up includes:

  • Al Lyman, owner and founder of Pursuit Fitness and Pursuit Athletic Performance
  • Becca Pizzi, elite runner and 2016 World Marathon Challenge champion
  • Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD,CSCS, METS II; creator of the Nutrition Periodization and Metabolic Efficiency concepts
  • Brad Cox, CEO and co-founder of ACUMOBILITY
  • Carolanne Caron, Head Coach at Winning Swimming, Certified Stroke Technician and USA Swimming and American Swimming Coaches Association Level 2 Certified Coach
  • Danielle Adler PT, DPT, Certified DN, NAIOMT Level 1 Certified, founder of RunFitDoc
  • Dave McGillivray, Founder DMSE, Boston Marathon Race Director, USA Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee
  • Dean Phillips, co-owner Fit Werx and National TT Champion, Masters 35 (2014)
  • Debbie Livingston, elite ultra runner, coach and yoga teacher
  • Jordan Metzl MD, Hospital for Special Surgery, author, ‘The Workout Prescription’, creator of the Ironstrength workout
  • Elaine Vescio, Head Coach, VMPS, USA Triathlon and Ironman Certified Coach
  • Ian Buchanan, Owner, Fit Werx, and SICI Core Fit Instructor
  • Jeff Godin PhD, CSCS and Head of Fitness Instruction, Spartan Racing
  • Joe DiStefano, Global Master Instructor, Spartan Racing
  • Laura Dowd, Medical Director, Race Guards
  • Mark Allen, IRONMAN University Master Coach, 6x IRONMAN World Champion, voted ‘Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time’ in a worldwide poll conducted by ESPN in 2012
  • Matt Miller, President, Base Performance
  • Mike Wardian, elite marathon and ultra runner, 2017 World Marathon Challenge champion
  • Richard Fries, Executive Director, Mass Bike, former pro cyclist, race announcer
  • Ryan Hall, 2x Olympic marathoner, Team USA and American record-holder
  • Scott Carrier, International Triathlon Coaching Association and IRONMAN University Certified Coach
  • Shane Eversfield, founder of Zendurance Cycling, certified Total Immersion swim instructor
  • Stephanie Allen PT, DPT, OCS, Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness
  • Steve Matava, Endurance Sports Yoga, yoga instructor
  • Sue Sotir, Breakthrough Performance Coaching, USAT Level 2 Coach
  • Tracy Kivlinger, National team Director, Race Guards
  • Vince Vaccaro, Master ChiRunning and ChiWalking Instructor
  • Will Kirousis, USA Triathlon & USA Cycling Certified Coach, CSCS, CSN

In addition to the seminars, clinics and workshops that utilize the Boston University Fit Rec Center’s presentation space, classrooms, world-class pool and indoor track, RACE-MANIA offers attendees competitive events, an expo with 80+ vendors and a chance to win giveaways worth thousands of dollars including the Grand Prize, a 5-night/4-day RaceQuest Travel Training Camp trip to Costa Rica.

RACE-MANIA is produced by the award-winning team at Sun Multisport Events. The Official Charitable Partner of this year’s event is the American Cancer Society. In addition to RACE-MANIA, Sun Multisport produces a series of endurance events throughout New England ranging from sprint to half-distance triathlons and a trail run series.

SME received national recognition in the 2013 Triathlete’s Choice awards program administered by Triathlon Business International (TBI), winning ‘Best Race Series’ and ‘Best Small Race’ (less than 1,000 athletes) for the Patriot Half. The Patriot Half was also voted ‘Best Triathlon’ in the ‘2016 Best of Competitor’ (Northeast) awards program.

For RACE-MANIA exhibitor and participant inquiries, please contact info[at]SunMultisportEvents.com.



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