Ocean Lava Planet triathlon series is expanding its reach with its latest event in Greece – Ocean Lava Rhodes – that is getting set to land on the most historically important and well-known island of the Dodecanese islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea – Rhodes island, which has been the area’s dominant island since […]
The USA’s Katie Hursey has proved again she will be a major contender in the 2014 triathlon season in New Zealand on Sunday, collecting her third World Cup title over an impressive field in New Plymouth. After Spain’s Caroline Routier led the field over the sprint distance 750m swim, Hursey was one of 15 who quickly gathered on the […]
Spain’s Mario Mola re-affirmed himself as the one to beat in the season-opening World Triathlon Series race in New Zealand on Sunday, claiming back to back World Cup victories with a win in New Plymouth. After taking the opening title of the season in Mooloolaba just last weekend, Mola pulled out another stellar performance, this time even […]
Luxembourg’s Dirk Bockel outlasted a host of Aussies to take the Asia-Pacific championship in a breakthrough performance. On the women’s front Caroline Steffen, who has undergone all manner of changes including moving to new coach Chris McCormack, returned to her winning ways. The third IRONMAN event in Melbourne was perhaps over-shadowed with the announcement by three-time […]
After spending two years in the shadow of her 2010 victory, the best runner in IRONMAN notches a crown-worthy comeback. by Jennifer Ward Barber The canon blast at 6:35 this morning signaled not only the women’s start of this year’s GoPro IRONMAN World Championship, but a new tide in professional women’s IRONMAN racing. For the […]
Van Lierde has the race of his life to take the GoPro IRONMAN World Championship. by Jennifer Ward Barber (press release from :http://eu.ironman.com) Belgium’s Frederick Van Lierde was crowned champion today at the 35th anniversary of triathlon’s most respected event: the GoPro IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Toppling a six-year Australian winning streak, the […]
Germany won a thrilling race on home soil in Hamburg to become Mixed Relay world champions for the first time. The winning German team of Anja Knapp, Jan Frodeno, Anne Haug and Franz Loeschke came home in 1 hour, 17 minutes and 55 seconds. They were followed by New Zealand in 1:18:14, earning the Oceanic nation it’s highest finish in the […]
Dirk Bockel and Caroline Steffen put co-competitors in their places – Timo Bracht annoyed by problems with his bike, successfully fights for third place and wins hearts of Roth’s spectators ROTH. Two unexpected winners make the news headlines of this year’s DATEV Challenge Roth. With the German born Luxembourger Dirk Bochel and Swiss Caroline […]
South Africa’s Conrad Stoltz made it a hat-trick of ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships wins with an impressive performance at The Hague-Kijkduin. “The Caveman” won in 2011 and 2012 and looked as strong as ever, holding off a valiant challenge from Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa in the closing stages of the 1km swim, 26km bike, and 9km cross country run […]
Luke Bell and Rebecca Hoschke have turned adversity to victory to claim breakthrough wins in IRONMAN Australia, Port Macquarie Injury forced both to pull out during the bike leg of the URBAN Hotel Group IRONMAN Asia Pacific Championship Melbourne last month. Rather than waste all that training both decided to front up in Port Macquarie today. It proved […]
TEMPE, Ariz. — The University of Arizona’s Ben Kanute and the University of Colorado’s Michelle Mehnert raced to Olympic-distance titles at the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships on Saturday at Tempe Beach Park. Following his win in Friday’s Draft-Legal Collegiate Championship, Kanute led the field of 605 men throughout the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run […]
Wet weather conditions couldn’t keep Ryan Fisher (AUS) from storming to his first ever World Cup title in Ishigaki with a monster performance on the bike and run courses. The rising star capitalized on a breakaway with fellow countryman Dan Wilson on the bike before he attacked on the run to claim his first major ITU title. “I’m absolutely […]
Although wet conditions plagued the women’s race on Sunday, that didn’t stop a strong Japanese team from sweeping the podium in front of a home crowd. Olympian Ai Ueda blasted through the three-lap run course to claim her first World Cup title since 2010, followed by rising star Yuka Sato and Juri Ide. “This is my eighth time challenging the […]
Male Pavel Andreev retained the European Championship title in Tartu with a dynamic victory in a race dominated by the Russian athletes. The reigning World Champion, and 2011 European Champion, led home a Russian 1-2-3 to begin 2013 in the perfect fashion. Andreev finished in 1:28:31 ahead of countrymen Maxim Kuzmin and Dmitiry Bregeda, who […]
Cairns – Cooktown 20 – 28 October 2012 900+ km, 16,500+ m, 9 days On 28th October the International Crocodile Trophy finished on Grassy Hill in Cooktown. Riders from all over the world and their support crews arrived on the final stage finish line of the 2012 event after nine days of blistering heat […]
Modern Pentathlon. In the premier event of the day the senior men’s final Richard Stannard (GBR) showed that age of 38 is no barrier, leaving his younger rivals in his wake to win his 4th Senior Biathle World Championships. Juan Dominguez (ARG) held off a strong challenge from Olympic Champion David Svoboda’s twin brother for silver. […]
Elite Male – Results 1 08:18:37 3 Jacobs, Pete 31 SYDNEY NSW AUS 51:28 1:49 4:35:15 2:02 2:48:06 2 08:23:40 2 Raelert, Andreas 36 ROSTOCK GER 55:17 1:53 4:36:34 2:33 2:47:24 3 08:24:09 16 Van Lierde, Frederik 33 MENEN BEL 51:36 2:01 4:35:25 2:19 2:52:50 4 08:27:08 6 Kienle, Sebastian 28 HOHENKLING GER 55:21 1:56 […]
Evgenia Sukhoruchenkova and Ivan Vasiliev claimed victory in the final European race of 2012 as Russian athletes dominated the season’s climax in Alanya. In a frantic finale in the Elite Women’s race, only five seconds separated the top three athletes. Sukhoruchenkova led compatriot Elena Danilova onto the podium (pictured above), but Radka Vodickova (CZE) was […]
Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha reinforced her lead in the women’s field by winning the seventh leg of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Hong Kong on October 7. The 2010 World Cup winner took 2h11m48s30 to complete the race, collecting her third victory and sixth podium finish in this year’s series. Cunha timed […]
The unexpected Perikilis Ilias (Greece) created a surprise this Sunday, becoming UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Champion after having led the Men’s race right from the beginning. Meanwhile, Annika Langvad from Denmark retained her women’s title. The muddy and very dangerous course at Ornans, in eastern France, played a key role in the distribution of […]
Evgenia Sukhoruchenkova and Raphael Aurelien claimed victory in the penultimate European race of the season. In a stunning finale to the Elite Women’s race, only four seconds separated the podium positions. Sukhoruchenkova (RUS) finished in 1:03:12, just edging out Kathrin Muller (GER) to claim the gold medal with the German having to settle for silver […]
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Dave Slavinski and Elizabeth Waterstraat captured overall titles Saturday at the USA Triathlon Long Course National Championship, held at Lake Hefner in conjunction with the Redman Triathlon. Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.) placed second at the event in 2011 and cruised to victory this year by finishing the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile […]
Philippe Gilbert gave Belgium its 26th men’s world title with a dominant performance on the finely balanced course in Limburg (Netherlands), on Sunday. The classy Belgian rider was expected to attack on the final climb of the Cauberg and he did just that, jumping away from Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali and then powering to the finish. […]
In one of the hardest fought battles in recent history for the elite men’s World Time Trial Title, Germany’s Tony Martin outpowered America’s Taylor Phinney for a repeat victory by a mere six seconds. Vasil Kiryenka of Byelorussia claimed the bronze. Unlike in Copenhagen, where Martin was clearly in a class of his own […]
Results 1 Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:46:25 00:17:04 00:00:39 00:59:08 00:00:27 00:29:07 2 Javier Gomez ESP 01:46:36 00:17:00 00:00:36 00:59:16 00:00:28 00:29:16 3 Jonathan Brownlee GBR 01:46:56 00:17:02 00:00:38 00:59:11 00:00:28 00:29:37 4 David Hauss FRA 01:47:14 00:17:24 00:00:38 00:58:50 00:00:29 00:29:53 5 Laurent Vidal FRA 01:47:21 00:17:27 00:00:43 00:58:42 00:00:28 00:30:01 6 Jan Frodeno GER […]
Results 1 Nicola Spirig SUI 01:59:48 00:19:23 00:00:39 01:05:33 00:00:29 00:33:41 2 Lisa Norden SWE 01:59:48 00:19:17 00:00:46 01:05:33 00:00:29 00:33:42 3 Erin Densham AUS 01:59:50 00:19:24 00:00:39 01:05:33 00:00:29 00:33:42 4 Sarah Groff USA 02:00:00 00:19:20 00:00:36 01:05:40 00:00:31 00:33:52 5 Helen Jenkins GBR 02:00:19 00:19:19 00:00:43 01:05:35 00:00:31 00:34:10 6 Andrea Hewitt […]
The women’s Olympic triathlon competition was met with grey skies, wetsuit temperature water, and a slick course that challenged athletes every step of the way. While the past three Olympic Games have seen surprise winners, London seemed to break the spell when three favorites made the podium. In a nailbiting all-out sprint to the finish, […]
A killer bike leg helped Caroline Steffen to her second ITU Long Distance World Triathlon Championship, as she turned a lead at T2 into a world title winning margin ahead of Denmark’s Camilla Pedersen and Great Britain’s Jodie Swallow in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Steffen – who also won in 2010 – paid tribute to the Spanish crowd, as thousands lined the streets to […]
Australia’s Chris McCormack added the ITU Long Distance World Championship to his already impressive resume with a stellar run leg in Vitoria-Gasteiz on Sunday, bettering Spain’s Eneko Llanos and Luxembourg’sDirk Bockel over the 4km swim, 120km bike and 30km run. The 1997 ITU World Champion and two-time Kona winner said it was one of the most special wins of his […]
HAMBURG, Germany – In her final tune-up prior to the Aug. 4 London Olympic Games women’s triathlon, USA Triathlon National Team member Sarah Groff displayed strong form en route to a third-place finish at Sunday’s Dextro Energy World Triathlon Hamburg, the fifth stop of the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series. In a rare sprint-distance World […]
Marino Vanhoenacker took the big showdown between the world’s fastest Ironman athletes, while Caroline Steffen took her second major championship in Frankfurt. Kaiser Marino After six straight years of winning at IRONMAN Austria, Marino Vanhoenacker reluctantly agreed to try a change for 2012. He’d race the Frankfurter Sparkasse IRONMAN European Championship despite the fact […]
Rachel Klamer’s preparations for London 2012 are going perfectly after she retained her European Cup title in Holten. The Dutch athlete, racing on home turf, dominated from start to finish to win her first International race of 2012. Klamer finished ahead of Russian duo Evgenia Sukhoruchenkova and Irina Abysova. Abysova, who is in the Russian […]
RICHMOND, Va. – David Luscan and Martha Hall swam and biked to the overall national titles Sunday at the first-ever USA Triathlon Aquabike National Championship, held in conjunction with the I Love the Tavern Triathlon. Luscan (Richmond, Va.) was victorious in the 650-meter swim, 18.8-mile bike event with a time of 50 minutes, 15 seconds, […]
What a race! Congrats to Swiss star Nicola Spirig on a spectacular win in Kitzbuehel today! A great battle on the run with Lisa Norden coming back from injury to take silver and Andrea Hewitt grabs the bronze, and becomes the new series leader. Swiss star Nicola Spirig showed off her brilliant finishing kick again as she […]
Lois Rosindale and Tom Bishop claimed a British double in Cremona at the ITU Sprint Triathlon European Cup. Rosindale (pictured above) led home Tamsyn Moana-Veale (AUS) and Rebecca Robisch (GER) to win her first International race and record her first podium since the 2010 European Duathlon Championships in Edinburgh. Bishop also made an impressive breakthrough, […]
Andreas Raelert and Julia Gajer were crowned European Long Distance Champions on home soil after a fantastic race in Kraichgau. In perfect racing conditions the duo both set new course records as Raelert defended his title from 2011. The German finished ahead of Sylvain Sudrie (FRA) and local hero Sebastian Kienle (GER). In the Women’s […]
Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee continued his incredible start to the Olympic year in Madrid, with another all-round dominant display to claim his second consecutive ITU Word Triathlon Series win in 2012. Brownlee was part of a nine-man breakaway on Madrid’s tough bike course that built a lead of over two minutes on the field coming […]
Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig (SUI) powered away to her her second ITU World Triathlon Madrid title after showing incredible strength in the final metres of the run. Spirig pulled away to a sprint finish for gold ahead of Aileen Morrison (IRL) and Barbara Riveros Diaz (CHI) who took silver and bronze respectively. The day also saw […]
South Africa’s Conrad Stoltz stormed through the bike and run to win the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in Shelby County, Alabama. Craig Evans of the USA finished a strong race for silver and Christopher Legh of Australia, took home the bronze. This is Stoltz’s second consecutive ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship win after he […]
It feels good [to win] – I can’t deny or lie that I didn’t want to come back to the sport and win some races. I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into in Panama, but in Galveston and St. Croix I wanted to be in contention for the win and I wasn’t there. […]
Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee kicked off his Olympic season with a dominant performance in San Diego, winning his second ITU World Triathlon Series event ahead of Switzerland’s Sven Riederer and South Africa’s Richard Murray. In the race that had a huge impact on the Olympic picture, Brownlee was part of a small break at the […]
Great Britain’s Helen Jenkins continued her brilliant start to 2012 with a dominating run to crush the field in San Diego, in a race that had a huge impact on London Olympic qualification. After an eight-women bike breakaway put 2 minutes and 30 seconds on the first chase group coming out of T2, Jenkins and […]
The first Transition Sports Triathlon race was a very big success! 183 athletes in all categories flocked the Moraitis Sports Centre facilities and filled the beach of Schinias with enthusiasm and positive energy. The day for the organizers began shortly before 7am. About 50 volunteers took their positions as they had already been informed the […]
Docherty passes Lance Armstrong in closing miles of the race to take inaugural race Press Release from WTC. New Zealand’s Bevan Docherty (pictured) and Canadian Angela Naeth took the titles at the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Panama. Docherty, a two-time Olympic medalist, was second out of the water and seventh off the bike, and came across […]
Press Release. Australia’s Aaron Farlow came through a strong field to win the sixth edition of the long-course Challenge Wanaka triathlon on Saturday. Farlow broke the tape in 8:41:53, 10 minutes ahead of defending champion Jamie Whyte of Auckland with Aucklander Kieran Doe another six minutes behind in third. Farlow, a rising Canberra-based professional, took […]
Press Release. East London was privy to some enthralling race action as the fifth edition of the Spec-Savers Ironman 70.3 South Africa provided a brand new champion in the form of Belgium’s Marino Vanhoenacker and a successful title defence from the indomitable Jodie Swallow (GBR) amidst energy sapping conditions. The pair led similar race stories […]
She had history on her side and Rachel Joyce made the most of it, capturing her first and Great Britain’s sixth ITU long distance world title on a cold day in the Nevada desert. Joyce recorded the second-fastest run split of the day, just behind Great Britain teammate Leanda Cave, but her better bike leg […]
He didn’t have much of a year in 2010, but the USA’s Jordan Rapp can now add ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championship to the list of achievements he’s ticked off in 2011. Rapp was hit by a car on a training ride in California in March last year and in addition to broken bones, […]
The Israeli city of Eilat was transformed into a triathlon festival this weekend as it hosted the U23 European Championships and a stage of the European Premium Cup. Joao Silva (POR) was the headline maker on day one, winning the U23 title for the third time by the smallest of margins ahead of Davide Uccellari […]
INSPIRING BIKE SURGE LEADS WEISS TO WIN Weiss was the overall winner, completing the course in 2 hours, 27 minutes, including an astonishing bike split of 1:19:32. No other competitor finished with a bike time under 1:21:03. It was a breakthrough win for the 30-year-old Weiss, who had finished second at the 2008 XTERRA Worlds, […]
We have some interesting statistics from today’s Ford Ironman World Championship courtesy of Marc Roy and his team from Sportstats. Fastest Swim – Age Group Men Place Swim Numb Lname Fname Ag City Pro Cnt ===== ======= ==== ========================== == ========== === === 1 51:35 1657 Colpaert, Bart 30 Izegem WES BEL 2 […]
Jimmy Johnsen (DEN) and Marcel Zamora (ESP) will go head to head at Challenge Barcelona on 2 October. Zamora took out the inaugural title in 2009 while Johnsen won the 2010 race with the duel of champions promising exciting racing. Earlier this year, Challenge Barcelona was voted the best triathlon race in Spain by the […]
ELITE MEN / Start 1 / FINAL RESULTS QUALIFICATION COMPETITION 1 pos. # name nat. swim bike run total 1. 1 Eggert Ralf GER 0.09.24,2 10. 0.34.14,2 10. 0.17.11,0 11. 1.03.09,8 2. 8 Ospaly Filip CZE 0.09.19,0 7. 0.34.14,7 11. 0.17.18,6 13. 1.03.17,8 0.08,0 3. 2 Keller Markus SUI 0.09.39,8 21. 0.33.55,3 3. 0.17.22,1 14. […]
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