La vegana Raquel Torres ayer partió a Chicago, en Estados Unidos, para competir en el Campeonato Mundial de Triatlón que tendrá lugar este sábado, en esa localidad.  La información la dio a conocer Luis López, presidente de la Federación Dominicana de Triatlón (Fedotri), quien informó que Raquel Torres es la primera clasificada para los Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe de Veracruz.  López indicó que la participación de la atleta quisqueyana en el Campeonato Mundial se debe a su posición 21 en el ranking mundial Panamericano, así como el puesto 117 que ocupa en la Unión Internacional de Triatlón (ITU).     - CLICK HERE FOR MORE -

La vegana Raquel Torres ayer partió a Chicago, en Estados Unidos, para competir en el Campeonato Mundial de Triatlón que tendrá lugar este sábado, en esa localidad.

La información la dio a conocer Luis López, presidente de la Federación Dominicana de Triatlón (Fedotri), quien informó que Raquel Torres es la primera clasificada para los Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe de Veracruz.

López indicó que la participación de la atleta quisqueyana en el Campeonato Mundial se debe a su posición 21 en el ranking mundial Panamericano, así como el puesto 117 que ocupa en la Unión Internacional de Triatlón (ITU).

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Huerta y Fernándes ganan panamericano de Triatlón    SANTO DOMINGO.  Manuel Huerta de Estados Unidos y Flavia Fernándes de Brasil se coronaron campeones de la Copa Panamericana de Triatlón 2013, evento que terminó ayer en Guayacanes, Juan Dolio.  Huerta hizo tiempo de 1:53:47.4, para llevarse la medalla de oro del evento, que reunió atletas de 20 paises, durante el pasado fin de semana     - CLICK HERE FOR MORE -

Huerta y Fernándes ganan panamericano de Triatlón

SANTO DOMINGO. Manuel Huerta de Estados Unidos y Flavia Fernándes de Brasil se coronaron campeones de la Copa Panamericana de Triatlón 2013, evento que terminó ayer en Guayacanes, Juan Dolio.

Huerta hizo tiempo de 1:53:47.4, para llevarse la medalla de oro del evento, que reunió atletas de 20 paises, durante el pasado fin de semana

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La dominicana Raquel Tavares Torres conquistó el primer lugar del Michigan Championship Triathlon que se corrió el pasado fin de semana en Detroit, Michigan, Estados Unidos.  Torres hizo el recorrido en un tiempo de 2:05:02.  Tavares Torres obtuvo la primera posición overall de la prueba, mejorando su tiempo (2:05.02) en casi nueve minutos, en comparación con su penúltima prueba que era de 2:14:55.   - CLICK HERE FOR MORE -

La dominicana Raquel Tavares Torres conquistó el primer lugar del Michigan Championship Triathlon que se corrió el pasado fin de semana en Detroit, Michigan, Estados Unidos.

Torres hizo el recorrido en un tiempo de 2:05:02.

Tavares Torres obtuvo la primera posición overall de la prueba, mejorando su tiempo (2:05.02) en casi nueve minutos, en comparación con su penúltima prueba que era de 2:14:55.

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The official triathlon resource. Triathlon event information, news, results, rankings, rules, education, and more from the International Triathlon Union.   - CLICK HERE FOR MORE -

The official triathlon resource. Triathlon event information, news, results, rankings, rules, education, and more from the International Triathlon Union.

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Rio Olympic Dream…   Raquel Torres has been training hard and making great progress toward reaching her dream goal of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games for her home country of the Dominican Republic.  With this being her first real full season back to competition since her teenage years, Raquel is gaining qualifying points and confidence as she gets more international races under her belt.     - CLICK HERE FOR MORE -

Rio Olympic Dream…

Raquel Torres has been training hard and making great progress toward reaching her dream goal of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games for her home country of the Dominican Republic.

With this being her first real full season back to competition since her teenage years, Raquel is gaining qualifying points and confidence as she gets more international races under her belt.

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Biggest Accomplishments   After 16 years out of sports, a childhood dream came true having the opportunity at my 30’s to race internationally and being competitive at more than 30 ITU International Triathlon Union- (Elite international level) and Professional category at 70.3 Ironman races -Dominican Republic Consecutive Champion from 2013-2017.-Winning 1st place or podium in almost all Michigan Triathlon events from 2013 to 2017. -Qualified by points earned at ITU International races for Toronto Pan-American Games in 2015.-Qualified by points (ITU) 3 World Series.   - CLICK HERE FOR MORE -

Biggest Accomplishments

After 16 years out of sports, a childhood dream came true having the opportunity at my 30’s to race internationally and being competitive at more than 30 ITU International Triathlon Union- (Elite international level) and Professional category at 70.3 Ironman races -Dominican Republic Consecutive Champion from 2013-2017.-Winning 1st place or podium in almost all Michigan Triathlon events from 2013 to 2017. -Qualified by points earned at ITU International races for Toronto Pan-American Games in 2015.-Qualified by points (ITU) 3 World Series.

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How to Become a Comeback Kid   Many adult athletes can trace their sporting start to a younger, simpler time when life’s responsibilities had yet to compete and consume their schedule. Dominican-born triathlete Raquel Tavares-Torres was one such promising young athlete whose athletic achievements would be sidelined in her prime by study, marriage, and raising a family. Sixteen years later, with great coaching and a supportive family, Tavares-Torres has become the ultimate comeback kid.     - CLICK HERE FOR MORE -

How to Become a Comeback Kid

Many adult athletes can trace their sporting start to a younger, simpler time when life’s responsibilities had yet to compete and consume their schedule. Dominican-born triathlete Raquel Tavares-Torres was one such promising young athlete whose athletic achievements would be sidelined in her prime by study, marriage, and raising a family. Sixteen years later, with great coaching and a supportive family, Tavares-Torres has become the ultimate comeback kid.

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TEAM OAM NOW/ATHLETIC MENTORS Delivers First Place Women’s Overall, 3 National Champions, and 6 World Championship Qualifiers at Grand Rapids TRI   June 13th, 2014 by Marie Dershem   The Grand Rapids Triathlon , one of the premier triathlons in all the Midwest and beyond offers distances from sprint through half-ironman, duathlon and aquabike. It’s the perfect race to get you through the rough winter training. Even more importantly, this fast and beautiful course is designated as one of the National Championship qualifiers which means select winners earn the privilege to represent the USA in Sweden, at the next  World Championships !     - CLICK HERE FOR MORE -

TEAM OAM NOW/ATHLETIC MENTORS Delivers First Place Women’s Overall, 3 National Champions, and 6 World Championship Qualifiers at Grand Rapids TRI

June 13th, 2014 by Marie Dershem

The Grand Rapids Triathlon, one of the premier triathlons in all the Midwest and beyond offers distances from sprint through half-ironman, duathlon and aquabike. It’s the perfect race to get you through the rough winter training. Even more importantly, this fast and beautiful course is designated as one of the National Championship qualifiers which means select winners earn the privilege to represent the USA in Sweden, at the next World Championships!

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Faster Out of the Water Means Faster to My Bike   May 21st, 2014 by Team OAM NOW / Athletic Mentors   By Profesional Tri-athlete    Raquel Tavares-Torres    Swimming is not my favorite part of the triathlon. For me, triathlons “start” when I hear the click of my helmet. I love to bike and I love to go fast, but at this level, if you want to race like a pro ( ITU  races), you’ve got to draft with the pros. In other words, I need to get out of the water with the faster competitors because they are also the fast-moving cycling pack.     - CLICK HERE FOR MORE -

Faster Out of the Water Means Faster to My Bike

May 21st, 2014 by Team OAM NOW / Athletic Mentors

By Profesional Tri-athlete Raquel Tavares-Torres

Swimming is not my favorite part of the triathlon. For me, triathlons “start” when I hear the click of my helmet. I love to bike and I love to go fast, but at this level, if you want to race like a pro (ITU races), you’ve got to draft with the pros. In other words, I need to get out of the water with the faster competitors because they are also the fast-moving cycling pack.

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3 Disciplines, 3 Races, 5 Athletes, 5 Great Finishes!   June 3rd, 2014 by Marie Dershem  TEAM OAM NOW/ATHLETIC MENTORS multi-sport team is a group of very talented, dedicated athletes who took on 3 early season triathlons with fantastic results. The great thing about triathlons is that they offer several options for multi-sport athletes. From sprint distance to full ironman, athletes can choose to participate in the triathlon (swim-bike-run), duathlon (run-bike-run), or even aquabike (swim-bike). Athletes can play to their strengths and preferences when choosing which distance and event in which to participate.     - CLICK HERE FOR MORE -

3 Disciplines, 3 Races, 5 Athletes, 5 Great Finishes!

June 3rd, 2014 by Marie Dershem

TEAM OAM NOW/ATHLETIC MENTORS multi-sport team is a group of very talented, dedicated athletes who took on 3 early season triathlons with fantastic results. The great thing about triathlons is that they offer several options for multi-sport athletes. From sprint distance to full ironman, athletes can choose to participate in the triathlon (swim-bike-run), duathlon (run-bike-run), or even aquabike (swim-bike). Athletes can play to their strengths and preferences when choosing which distance and event in which to participate.

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Raquel was born and raised in a small town called La Vega, in the center of Dominican Republic. She was very active as a kid, starting swim lessons at age of 3, and later doing some recreational MTB and triathlons. Here, she found her passion and represented the Dominican flag at the Junior Pan-American Championships in Costa Rica, and Mexico in 1997 & 1998, winning first place in both. At age 16 she participated as Elite during the first year that Triathlon was included in the Central American Games in 1998, finishing in 9th place.     - CLICK HERE FOR MORE -

Raquel was born and raised in a small town called La Vega, in the center of Dominican Republic. She was very active as a kid, starting swim lessons at age of 3, and later doing some recreational MTB and triathlons. Here, she found her passion and represented the Dominican flag at the Junior Pan-American Championships in Costa Rica, and Mexico in 1997 & 1998, winning first place in both. At age 16 she participated as Elite during the first year that Triathlon was included in the Central American Games in 1998, finishing in 9th place.

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