I’m back in Brazil!

by Haley on April 3, 2015

Yes, you read that right! I’m back in the land of acai and Guarana! This time I’ve traded the beach for the inland city of Brasilia:


Brasilia is hosting the Ironman 70.3 Latin American Championships on Sunday and I am racing!!


Brasilia is the capital of Brazil and he whole city was built just 50+ years ago. Because of it’s planned structure and gorgeous architecture, Brasilia was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and we get to swim, bike, and run past a lot of those famous monuments!

A championship race means a championship caliber international field and I am looking forward to racing some really amazing women. Brasilia is an hour ahead of Eastern time, which means the gun goes off at 5:50am Atlanta time. Fingers crossed live coverage will be available HERE, and typically MundoTri’s twitter feed has some good updates as well!

HUGE thanks to everyone who’s sent good luck messages! I appreciate it all more than I can ever say. Please keep the good thoughts coming! Obrigada! Obrigada!


Mark your calendars, Folks! I will be doing a LIVE  1 hour “Ask Me Anything” chat on the Smashfest Queen Facebook Page this WEDNESDAY at 5pm PST/8pm EST. Don’t live in the U.S.? Here’s a handy world time zone map to help you out!

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BONUS! Everyone who asks a question is automatically entered to WIN one of my custom sponsor logo Smashfest Queen tri tops!

photo(actual kit will be new and clean, possibly a different smash design, and not worn all over Brazil!)

Don’t know what to ask? Check out the Smash Facebook page RIGHT NOW and read “25 things you didn’t know about Haley” to get the brainwaves going. Trust me, my stories about working in the government documents section of the UGA Library are FASCINATING! Talk to you Wednesday!!!


Hogpen Hill Climb 2015

by Haley on January 23, 2015

This year’s Hogpen Hill Climb was definitely one to remember. Nearly 30 Dynamo athletes, running up a giant hill, many for the first time ever. I think the pictures (and SMILES) speak for themselves!


And because I’m nerdy and make Excel spreadsheets for fun, here’s a comparison of my splits for the past three years! The course seems to have gotten a bit longer, and 10 days of training in 2015 didn’t quite give me the closing speed of previous years, but I’m pretty darn proud of that mile 9 split – SUB 10! Congrats to all who ran and see you next year Hogpen!!

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Happy New Year! Giveaway Winners & Swim Pics

by Haley on January 5, 2015

It’s officially 2015! My Dynamo friends and I rang in the new year with a 15k swim as planned. The effort was made possible by a great workout, a few cheers, a lot of laughs, and very calculated nutrition plan of coffee, Osmo, Coke, Red Bull and gummy bears.

A lot of YOU swam into 2015 as well! I loved seeing your pics and I’m happy to announce the four giveaway winners: Dori Glenn, Maria Thrash, Jennifer Wentzel, and Michelle Simmons. Congrats ladies, enjoy your well-deserved prizes and Happy 2015!!

I made a quick collage featuring a few of my favorite shots. Big thanks to Ernie Janelle for the Dynamo swim pics! Snapping photos of crazy people swimming at 3:45am takes a special kind of photographer!



New Year’s Eve Swim Giveaway!

by Haley on December 30, 2014

It’s happening AGAIN Folks!

Both the Dynamo Multisport New Year’s Eve Swim AND my New Year’s Eve blog Giveaway!!

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be joining a few of my favorite crazy friends at to swim 15k to ring in 2015! We’ll be jumping in the Dynamo pool at 3:45am and swimming a fantastic workout written by Dynamo Masters coach Maria Thrash.

If you’re in Atlanta, please join us!! There will be 15k, 10k and 7.5k options also starting at 3:45am, as well as a normal masters practice at 5:45am.


If you can’t make it to ATL this year, you can still get in on the fun with the New Year’s Eve Swim Giveaway!

How to Play

(1) Swim on either New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day

(2) Snap a pic!

(3) Post it online and tag me on at least one social media platform:

*Twitter: @haleychura

*Instagram: @haleychura23

*Facebook: Haley Chura

I’ll do a random drawing of all the entries and post the winners (and some of my favorite pics!) in a blog post on the 2nd! This year I have FOUR prizes so I’ll be picking FOUR winners!!


(1) Smashfest Queen Swim Cap and Waterbottle set! Swim in style all year long!


(2) Osmo Nutrition Women’s Preload, Active, and Recovery set! Stay hydrated on 2015!

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(3) Dynamo Multisport Trucker Hat! Rep the GREEN like Lindsey & Katrina!

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(4) Zealios Sun Barrier Sunscreen. The BEST sunscreen for any swim, bike, run, (or maybe ski?) fun!

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.38.35 AMThanks for a great year and HAPPY 2015!!!