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Michael Phelps vs Shaq

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. Shaq on the other hand, is one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

What do you think would happen if Shaq and Michael face off in the pool?

Check the result out below!
I gotta say, Shaq is actually a pretty decent swimmer. I mean he is 7' 1", 325 pounds for god's sake!
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8 Things a Chiropractor Can Treat
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Photojournalism - The 2015 Nautica Malibu Triathlon
ABOVE - The Pre-Event is an event in its own right; thousands of athletes filing in from all over the region to get signed up and ready for the triathlon. I arrived at 4:30am to a unbelievable amount of activity. Thousands of athletes being processed - signing in and receiving their numbers for the race then moving with their bicycles into the main staging area. Several professional bicycle mechanics - you know the guys you see fixing bicycles in events like "Le Tour de France" were set up in booths with a steady stream of participants waiting in line for last minute bicycle checkups. In the images above you see Mike Cicchi - a world-class cycling mechanic and all around awesome guy working on celebrity participant Victor Ortez's bike before the race as Victor and a female companion watch. Mike is one of the partners in the Newbury Park Bike Shop where I buy all of my bicycles and equipment and he's simply gifted in all things cycling. The race didn't start until 7am - with there being a mandatory pre-race orientation at 6:30am. From 4:30am until 6:30am I mainly stayed out of the way... "organized chaos" is the best way to describe the steady flow of athletes and bicycles into the staging area; where rack after rack of bicycles sat in neatly spaced rows as far as you could see. SPECIAL NOTE - One thing you may notice as you look through these photos is how many of the participants are making eye contact with my camera. I was shooting with either a 500mm f/4 lens or a 300mm f/2.8 lens - BOTH share the same size main lens element at nearly 8" in diameter... these are BIG hard to miss lenses. Many of the participants of this event were celebrities or professional athletes, all of which are familiar with having large camera lenses stuck in their faces. What surprised me is how many of them with only seconds to spot and identify my camera and lens did just that and then made sure to make eye contact - some even adjusted their stances or made "hard-core exercise" faces. That aspect of this sort of event never ceases to amaze me. ABOVE - SWIMMING - THE FIRST HURDLE OF THE DAY Triathlons are three separate tests of strength and endurance all designed to test an athlete to their core. The day starts with an ocean swim which is nothing like swimming in a pool. There are waves and currents, real obstacles that each participant must overcome. The normally "brisk" Pacific Ocean was a temperate 70 degrees Fahrenheit the day of the race and many of the participants opted to swim in short sleeve wet suits - where most of the year full-length wet suits are required to keep your body temperature warm during a lengthy swim. Most participants started shedding their wet suits before they were out of the water - taking the last 100ft of the walk to the shore to do so - saving precious time when they arrive at the main staging area. SPECIAL NOTE - The Nautica Malibu Triathlon is an odd mixture of distances - it doesn't really conform to the traditional triathlon formats - The Nautica Malibu Triathlon features a half-mile ocean swim, an 18 mile out-and-back bike course, and a 4-mile (approximately 5K) out-and-back run course. The "TRADITIONAL" Triathlon formats are - Sprint Distance - 750-meter (0.47-mile) swim, 20-kilometer (12-mile) bike, 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run Intermediate (or Standard) distance; commonly referred to as the "Olympic distance" - 1.5-kilometer (0.93-mile) swim, 40-kilometer (25-mile) bike, 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) run Long Course - 1.9-kilometer (1.2-mile) swim, 90-kilometer (56-mile) bike, and a 21.1-kilometer (13.1-mile) run (half marathon) ITU Long Distance - 4-kilometer (2.5-mile) swim, 120-kilometer (75-mile) bike, and a 30-kilometer (19-mile) run Ultra Distance; commonly referred to as 140.6 or the 'Ironman' - 3.8-kilometer (2.4-mile) swim, 180.2-kilometer (112.0-mile) bike, and a 42.2-kilometer (26.2-mile) run (full marathon) The Nautica Malibu Triathlon is in reality a class somewhere between the Sprint and the Standard formats for both the cycling and running courses are slightly longer than the Sprint format but not as long as the Standard. As the sun rises in the East turning the sky into a warm bath of yellow, orange, and red, the first "WAVE" of swimmers, the "Elite Class" consisting of professional triathletes, runs out into the waves and starts their half mile swim North along the shore. Participants are ranked into "Classes" and each class is released onto the course in a "wave" - this way there isn't the danger and chaos that can occur when thousands of participants hit the water at the same time. Released in smaller, manageable groups, this allows the safety crews (consisting of members of the US Coast Guard) to keep better track of each participant as they swim the often treacherous waters of the mighty Pacific ocean. The Elite Class are the first in and they are the first out, making the swim faster than any other group, many of the Elite Class will have completed the entire course before the final wave of swimmers hits the beach. ABOVE - THE STAGING AREA IS THE HUB OF THE EVENT Participants will enter the water South of the main event venue and swim North past it - to the far North edge of the staging area. They leave the water and run along a narrow corridor into the main staging area where they must find their bicycles and transition from their swimming gear into their cycling gear. They must then make their way to the start of the cycling stage. Other than the beginning of the swimming stage, each stage starts and stops in the main staging area. The cycling and running courses are loops which bring each participant back to the staging area so they can transition from the previous event into the next. ABOVE - THE CYCLING STAGE IS THE LONGEST STAGE For me, personally, the cycling stage is most exciting. I've been an avid cyclist since my teens and I am extremely active in cycling (I cycle daily). The technology and gear involved is always fun for me to observe - but I'm also impressed by anyone who can get on a bicycle and ride 18 miles full-out and still have enough gas in their tank to run a 4 mile race. Professional "Elite" athletes like Kaitlin Lanin (above) make the entire exercise look easy. Years of training and conditioning have honed the bodies of the Elite Class of participants into Triathlon wrecking machines. Most of the photos I shot were of the Elite and Celebrity Classes. What you'll see in the photos above are a wide range of athletes, all Elite, as they performed in the cycling stage. ABOVE - THE RUNNING STAGE OF THE NAUTICA MALIBU TRIATHON IS A 4 MILE RUN A slightly longer distance than a 5K run at 3.1 miles - the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presses its participants a little harder making them complete a 4 mile course. There are several classifications for individuals in this event - age groups and even the type of bicycles ridden (there was a class for mountain bike riders - which really - I have no idea who'd want to do 18 miles on hilly streets on a full-suspension mountain bike - it's abusive to think about - but there were several). The top "Elite Class" finishers were - Jason Pedersen finished the entire course in 1:13:12.59 - one hour thirteen minutes and twelve seconds. The cyclist above in the cycling photos wearing the uniform with "Pedersen USA" on his jersey was the overall winner, the fastest swimmer, cyclist and runner. Kaitlin Lavin finished the entire course in 1:46:35.71 - one hour forty six minutes and thirty five seconds and was the top female performer of the day. Her time bested the majority of the males who participated. ABOVE - THE CULMINATION OF THE EVENT IS THE AWARDS PRESENTATION ON THE WINNER'S PODIUM The main purpose of this event is to raise money for and awareness of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and all of the programs and work this organization does to help critically and terminally ill children. Many of the celebrity participants mingle in the crowds during the awards presentation. Above - I caught an over-the-shoulder extreme close-up (I was shooting with a 300mm lens - which is like a telescope) of actor Danny Pudi (Community, Capt. America The Winter Soldier) as he stood in the crowd watching the awards presentation. This year a total of $1,317,802.00 US was presented to the hospital administration before the medals were presented to the event winners and top performers. © Copyright 2015, Jon Patrick Hyde, All Rights Reserved.
Trendy And Affordable Swimsuits For The Curvaceous Ladies
Swimsuit season is right around the corner. Whether you are summer ready or not, the beach is calling your name and you must answer. Finding the perfect swimsuit when you're a curvy woman can be hard for several reasons. Either your bust is too big, your rump is too big or the swimsuits aren't trendy enough. Thankfully more and more retailers are catering to the curvaceous women who want to rock a swimsuit on the beach just like the next woman. Who ares if you have stretch marks or a little muffin top poking, you better claim it and all of it. My motto is, if you got it flaunt it and if they want to stare, let them. The summertime is all about embracing your body and showing it off in a respectable manner. Don't let your size dictate what you wear. Forever 21 has definitely stepped their game up over the years ever since they first launched their plus size collection and since recently putting out their swimwear for the upcoming season, the selection is actually pretty amazing. If you're a curvy lady and you want to look fabulous, keep scrolling and check out a few hot picks from F21 below. Plus Size Cutout Bikini Metallic is definitely in and the zipper and cut out accents make this bikini super sexy without going overboard. [get yours here] Plus Size Superb One-Piece Gold and black go hand in hand and the big bold letters speak for themselves. [get yours here] Plus Size Caged One-Piece From the color to the extremely sexy caged in detailing on the bodice of this swimsuit, all eyes will definitely be on you once you hit the beach. [get yours here] Plus Size Mesh-Panel Swimsuit There's something about mesh paneling that screams hot and not in a temperature context either. Plus, who doesn't love all black everything? [get yours here] Whether curvy or not, which swimsuit catches your eye? Are you a one piece or bikini kind of woman? @alywoah @nicolejb @humairaa @waanderer @MyAffairWith @TessStevens @danidee @cindystran @hikaymm @EasternShell @TurtleyTurtles @jazziejazz @primodiva93
[Ladies' Week] Dara Torres - "Age is Just a Number"
So, @shannonl5 planned this awesome event, "Ladies' Week" (check out ~Announcing: Ladies' Week Event!~ just in case you haven't heard about it!). And in celebration of this awesome event, I wanted to start out with a female athlete that has inspired me: Dara Torres! Just in case you guys have never heard about Dara Torres, she is a former competitive swimmer who is also a twelve-time Olympic medalist and a former world record-holder in three events (50-meter freestyle, 4x100-meter freestyle relay, and 4x100-meter medley relay). But her medals and world records don't capture her whole story. There's more. Torres has competed in five different olympics: 1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul, 1992 Barcelona, 2000 Sydney, and 2008 Beijing. That's right. Five different Olympics over the span of twenty-four years. She was 17 when she competed in her first ever Olympics and she took home a gold medal. She was 41 when she competed in her last one and took a silver medal home. Her life was definitely something you would not call perfect. She was already the oldest member on the U.S. swim team at the age of 33 during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She could not get pregnant at the age of 35. She was divorced twice by the age of 37. She had her first daughter at the age of 39. Her father also passed away that same year. But as Torres put it perfectly, "But when I was 41 and I woke up in a dorm in the Olympic Village in Beijing, I didn’t feel old. I felt merely—and, yes, happily—middle-aged. ‘The water doesn’t know how old you are.’" For her, age was just merely a number and her dedication and passion for swimming gave her the courage to try out for the 2008 Summer Olympics despite the personal barriers she faced. Torres wasn't quite finished though. After the 2008 Olympics, she underwent a knee surgery, but jumped back in the pool as soon as she was ready to swim once again. And she competed in the U.S. swimming trials to earn a spot on the 2012 London Olympics team for the 50-meter freestyle. She however was denied a spot. Jessica Hardy won first place with 24.50 seconds and Kara Lynn Joyce took the remaining spot. Dara was nine-hundredths of a second behind her sixth Olympics. She was 45 at the time. Even though she did not make it for the 2012 Olympics, she had no regrets, because she gave everything she had. She simply hugged her daughter, Tessa, and congratulated her fellow swimmers. [Video: 2008 Beijing Olympics Women's 4x100 Freestyle Relay Final/Torres's Last Olympic Medal] She has been such an inspiration for me and people all around the world. We sometimes put a limit on ourselves without even giving our best shot. Torres however never, ever made any excuses and simply focused on achieving her goals. I would like to end this card with my favorite Torres quote: "You don't have to put an age limit on your dreams."
Wettquoten – Arten und Berechnungen
Wenn Sie auf ein Sportspiel zwischen den Teams A und B wetten möchten, möchten Sie zunächst wissen, wie viel Sie gewinnen würden, wenn Sie das Ergebnis richtig vorhersagen würden. Tatsächlich zeigt Ihnen der Buchmacher als Erstes die Quoten, denn sie sind genau das – Zahlen, die Ihnen sagen, wie viel Sie gewinnen, wenn Sie die Wette gewinnen. Obwohl sie alle den gleichen Betrag haben, werden Sie bei verschiedenen Sportpokes keine einheitliche Zahl finden, da jeder eine bestimmte Methode zur Angabe der Quoten anwendet. Dieser Artikel beschreibt die verschiedenen Arten von Wettquotenspezifikationen und wie Sie die jeweils zu erwartenden Gewinne berechnen. Überprüfen Sie auch: EM 2021 Wetten Es gibt drei verschiedene Arten von Quotenspezifikationen: Dezimalquoten, auch als europäische Quoten bekannt, fraktionierte Quoten, auch als britische Quoten bekannt, und amerikanische Quoten . Vielleicht wegen ihrer korrekten Darstellung der Situation werden die Dezimalformen als die Standardspezifikationsmethode angesehen. Der Zweck der Quotenspezifikation, in welcher Form auch immer, besteht darin, den Geldbetrag, den ein Wetter setzt, mit dem Betrag in Beziehung zu setzen, den er/sie gewinnt. Dazu muss man mit drei Terminologien vertraut sein: Einsätze, Gewinne und Auszahlungen. Einsätze sind der eingesetzte Geldbetrag, Gewinne sind der bei einer Wette gewonnene Betrag und Auszahlungenist der Gesamtbetrag, der gezahlt wird, wenn eine Wette gewonnen wird. Auszahlungen sind natürlich Gewinne plus Einsätze. Obwohl diese Terminologien trivial erscheinen mögen, sind sie Herz und Seele der Quotenberechnungen. Außerdem ist es wichtig, drei weitere Terminologien bezüglich der Stärke der Teams in einem Spiel zu kennen; sie sind Evens, Odds-on und Odds- Against. Evens sind, wenn die beiden Teilnehmer gleich stark sind und es daher keinen Favoriten oder Außenseiter gibt; Sie setzen 1 $, um 1 $ zu gewinnen, wenn keine Provisionen beteiligt sind. Odds-on ist die Quote des Favoriten und in diesem Fall sind die Gewinne geringer als die Einsätze. Quoten-gegen ist die des Underdogs, bei der die Gewinne normalerweise höher sind als die Einsätze. Im häufigsten Fall von Sportwetten auf ein Spiel zwischen zwei konkurrierenden Wettkämpfern (gerade Quoten) betragen die beiden zugewiesenen Quoten beispielsweise 1,90 in Dezimalquoten, 9/10 in Bruchteilen und -111 in amerikanischen Quoten, alles von was dasselbe bedeutet: "Einen Dollar wetten, um 90 Cent zu gewinnen". In der Tat, wenn keine Provision involviert wäre oder wenn die Wetten nur zwischen Freunden getätigt wurden, diese Quoten wären für die drei Arten von Quoten 2,0, 1/1 bzw. 100 gewesen; sie bedeuten "einen Dollar wetten, um einen Dollar zu gewinnen". Dezimalquoten (europäisch) Dies sind einfach Faktoren, die angeben, wie oft der Einsatz ausbezahlt wird. Zum Beispiel bedeutet eine Quote von 2,50, dass die Auszahlung das Zweieinhalbfache des Einsatzes beträgt, oder für jeden eingesetzten Dollar beträgt die Auszahlung 2,50 $. Auszahlung = Einsatz * Dezimalquote Gewinn = Einsatz * (Dezimalquote - 1) Bruchquoten (UK) Die Bruchzahlen hier bedeuten, dass ein Einsatz in Höhe des Nenners zu einem Gewinn in Höhe des Zählers führt. Zum Beispiel bedeutet eine Quote von 10/11, dass 10 Einheiten mit einem Einsatz von 11 Einheiten gewonnen werden, oder für jede 11€ Wette beträgt der Gewinn 10€. Gewinn = Einsatz * Bruchquote Auszahlung = Einsatz * (Fraktionsquoten + 1) Amerikanische Quoten (US) Amerikanische Quoten werden durch Zahlen angegeben, die immer größer oder gleich 100 sind, denen ein '+' oder '-' vorangestellt ist. Diese Zeichen sind keine mathematischen Zeichen; Sie sind einfach Symbole, die darauf hinweisen, ob Ihre Gewinne höher oder niedriger sind als Ihre Einsätze. Das positive Vorzeichen wird verwendet, um einen Außenseiter anzuzeigen, bei dem die Gewinne höher sind als die Einsätze, oder dass es sich um eine Wette mit Quoten gegen Wetten handelt; und das negative Vorzeichen steht für Favoriten- oder Quoten-Wetten. Diese beiden Quoten haben völlig unterschiedliche Definitionen und verwenden daher Berechnungen, die nicht miteinander verbunden sind. Negative Quoten geben an, wie viel Sie setzen müssen, um 100 $ zu gewinnen. Eine Quote von -110 bedeutet zum Beispiel, dass der Einsatz 110€ betragen muss, um 100€ zu gewinnen. Gewinn = Einsatz * 100/negative amerikanische Quoten Auszahlung = Einsatz * (100/negative amerikanische Quoten + 1) Positive Quoten geben an, wie hoch der Gewinn sein wird, wenn 100 $ gesetzt werden. Zum Beispiel bedeutet eine Quote von +110, dass 110 $ gewonnen werden, wenn 100 $ gesetzt werden. Gewinn = Einsatz * positive amerikanische Quoten/100 Auszahlung = Einsatz * (positive amerikanische Quoten/100 + 1) Einige herausragende Merkmale dieser Quoten. Dezimalquoten sind immer größer als 1,0, da '1' den Einsatz darstellt. Amerikanische Quoten sind immer größer oder gleich 100 (denken Sie daran, dass + und - nur Symbole und keine mathematischen Zeichen sind). Bruchquoten und amerikanische Quoten weisen auf Gewinne hin, während dezimale Quoten auf Auszahlungen hinweisen. Das könnte Sie auch interessieren: EM 2021 Wettquoten Gerade Quoten in Bezug auf eine faire Wette sind, wenn Sie genau den Betrag Ihres Einsatzes gewinnen. Geraden werden also dezimal durch 2,0, in gebrochenen Quoten durch 1/1 und in US-Quoten durch 100 dargestellt (-100 und +100 sind gleich). Bei Odds-on, d. h. wenn die Gewinne geringer sind als die Einsätze, was normalerweise bei einem Favoritenteam der Fall ist, liegen die Dezimalquoten zwischen 1,0 und 2,0. Bei Bruchquoten werden sie dadurch identifiziert, dass der Zähler (Gewinn) kleiner als der Nenner (der Einsatz) ist, und bei US-Quoten sind es die negativen Quoten. Im Falle von Odds-Agons, d. h. wenn die Gewinne größer sind als die Einsätze, was normalerweise bei einem Underdog-Team der Fall ist, ist die Dezimalquote größer als 2,0, der Zähler ist größer als der Nenner bei Bruchquoten, und sie sind die positiven Quoten in US-Quoten.