Jupiter will get so close to earth this month its largest moons will be visible with just a pair of binoculars

NASA has a message for space lovers this month: Look up. The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, will be clearly visible June 10 — and to see its biggest moons you’ll only need to grab a pair of binoculars. NASA said the gas giant is at its “biggest and brightest this month” and …

Fyre Festival promo video island for sale for $11.8 million

The island featured in the promotional video for the failed Fyre Festival — that showed Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and other A-listers frolicking on pristine beaches — is on the market for a cool $11.8 million. The private island, called Saddleback Cay in Exuma, Bahamas, boasts seven beaches, a main house, and several stone cottages …

2 British paratriathletes secure paralympic qualification in South Africa

Paratriathletes Lauren Steadman and Alison Patrick have both won gold at the Buffalo City ITU World Paratriathlon Event,  gaining automatic qualification for the Paralympics in Rio Advertisement  Steadman, 23, won the PT4 category and has now qualified for her third Paralympic Games, having competed twice before as a swimmer. She said: “The top women weren’t …

Doping debate film: sporting figures, including Kelly Sotherton, debate doping

The panelists, including Nicole Sapstead (CEO UK Anti-Doping), Kelly Sotherton (Olympic medalist) Wendy Martinson OBE (nutritionist to elite sport) and Chris Fisher, Head of Healthspan Elite (a supplier of high-quality vitamins and supplements) debated the use of performance enhancing drugs in athletics and the issues facing the sport ahead of the Rio. Panel members discussed the alternatives for …

Julian Jenkinson: a legend of the British tri scene remembered

Julian was a formidable athlete, breaking and holding British triathlon records back in the 1990s, and forging a path for British athletes at Ironman Hawaii.  Advertisement “He was not just a formidable cyclist but an all round swimmer, cyclist and runner and always had a smile and time to talk before or after he’d raced. …

High protein beer gets the taste test

With a fairly low alcohol content of 3.6%, each 330ml bottle is said to boast 33% fewer calories (92.4) than a regular brew, 85% fewer carbs (1.65g) and 95% more protein, with a bumper 21.8g per bottle. So, most importantly, how does it taste?  Advertisement BrewDog’s Dead Pony Club, Moor Beer Co’s Revival, Bath Ales …

ITU Multisport World Championship Festival dates confirmed for 2017

For the first time ever four branches of multisport are coming together in one world championship, the  ITU Multisport World Championship Festival, which will take place August 18-27 2017 in Penticton, British Columbia. Advertisement  The 10-day event will see 5,000 athletes compete in four separate World Championships – duathlon, aquathlon, cross triathlon & long distance …

Sweat monitor offers great potential for multisport athletes

A sweat monitor that can continuously check multiple biochemicals in sweat has been developed by scientists could offer great benefits to triathletes, particularly long-distance athletes competing in hot climates. Advertisement For in the future athletes could potentially be able to wear devices that would alert them to health problems such as fatigue, dehydration and dangerously …

Triathlon training book giveaway

 James Beckinsale M.Sc, a BTF L3 High Performance Coach, has published his first book, The Triathlon Training Book. Advertisement Published by DK and priced £12.99 it covers all aspects of triathlon training from how to get faster, stronger and smarter to nutrition and choosing the right kit and equipment that will help you reach your …

Brownlee brothers launch new yogurt

Five pence from each pot sold will be donated directly to the initiative, which works to give children in the UK a positive and fun sporting experience and to encourage regular activity in the great outdoors – core values that directly reflect those of The Collective. Advertisement Alistair and Jonny each selected their favourite fruit …