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U23 European Championships Preview

Triathlon fans in Eilat will get more than they bargained for this weekend with both a European Cup and the U23 European Championships taking place in the southern Israeli city. Following the cancellation of the U23 European Championships in Poland in the summer the LOC and Israeli Triathlon Association stepped into the breach and have […]

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Χterra Words :Inspiring Bike surge leads Weiss to win

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, […]

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USA Triathlon Aims to Continue Pan American Games Success

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Winners of six of a possible 12 triathlon medals over the past two Pan American Games, the United States will look to continue that success Sunday at the 2011 Pan American Games triathlon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Six Americans are scheduled to be in action: Sarah Haskins (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Gwen […]

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Marceau, Lorblanchet win XTERRA European Tour

The XTERRA Switzerland Championship was the last of five races in the 2011 XTERRA European Tour where pros counted their best four scores.  Olivier Marceau won the XTERRA Euro Tour title for the first time since he won back-to-back titles in 2004-2005.  For Lorblanchet, it’s her second straight European Tour championship and she’s now won […]

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Sweden and Australia shine in Stockholm

Lausanne (SUI), October 17 – Swimmers from Sweden and Australia dominated the second leg of the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup, held in Stockholm (SWE) on October 15-16, by getting nine and seven gold medals, respectively. In the home team, the 2010 overall winner Therese Alshammar, won three races (50m free, 50m and 100m butterfly), while […]

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WTC reaches young athletes with ‘Ask Me Why I Am True’

The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) used a ‘Dip-n-Dash’ event ahead of the recent Ironman World Championships to send a strong anti-doping message to the next generation of competitors. The ‘Ask Me Why I Am True’ initiative encouraged young athletes at the event at Kailua-Kona Pier in Hawaii to ask the question so they could articulate […]

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Lance Armstrong to race in XTERRA Worlds

The Associated Press. KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP)—Lance Armstrong will compete in the XTERRA Worlds off-road triathlon. “XTERRA World Champs next wknd. I’m in! Looking fwd to racing,” the seven-time Tour de France winner tweeted Sunday, a week before the swimming, cycling and running competition in Maui. Last month in Colorado, Armstrong was fifth in the XTERRA […]

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Marino about his race on Hawaii

From the official web site of Marino’s team. For me it started with the perfect swim, Potts was in front like expected and I was in the top 10 of the pack. Once onto the bike I immediately put pressure on the pack but everything came back together after 10 km, huge group of about […]

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XVI Pan American Games Preview

The XVI Pan American Games officially opened in Guadalajara, Mexico this past Friday while triathlon makes its fifth appearance at the Pan American Games this Sunday, in Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta. Across the other four Games there have been four different countries garnering the gold medals on offer in both men’s and women’s competitions: the U.S., […]

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UN General Assembly approves Olympic Truce for London Games

IOC Press Release.Maintaining a tradition rooted in ancient Greece, the United Nations General Assembly today called on nations around the world to observe an Olympic Truce for the 2012 London Games. The UN Truce resolution, entitled “Building a better world through sport and the Olympic ideal”, also urged nations to support the International Olympic Committee […]

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Jessica Harrison (FRA), Dmitry Polyansky (RUS) golden at Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup

Tongyeong, Republic of Korea (15 October 2011) – France’s Jessica Harrison stormed to her first career ITU Triathlon World Cup title in Tongyeong today, a satisfying victory for the veteran who’s ITU career began in 1995.  In this her 46th World Cup appearance, Harrison finally stood atop the podium. “(The race) went as well as I could […]

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2012 ITU Triathlon World Cup Series Schedule

Vancouver, Canada (13 October 2011) – The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today unveiled its schedule for the 2012 ITU Triathlon World Cup Series.  In the crucial Olympic year, the 2012 season will travel to nine familiar host cities on four continents. 2012 ITU Triathlon World Cup Series Schedule March 24-25: Mooloolaba, Australia April 22: Ishigaki, Japan May […]

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True Sport Give-Back School Visits Program

Providing athletes with the opportunity to GIVE-BACK to their community The True Sport Give-Back School Visits Program provides athletes with the opportunity to GIVE-BACK to their community by not only making guest appearances in schools but by also sharing their own personal sport experiences – or True Sport Story – with children and youth in […]

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Club La Santa : Latest sponsor for Helle Frederiksen

So as you may have already read I recently announced Club La Santa, Europe’s leading sports resort, as my new sponsors for 2011/2012 beyond. So what does this mean? Of course I am not going to go into the specifics, as is the case with any sponsorship agreement, but I am happy to tell you […]

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IOC Athletes’ Forum ends with calls for tough action on doping and tighter control of entourages

IOC Press Release. The 5th International Athletes’ Forum ended in Colorado Springs with a series of strong recommendations for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take action in a number of areas affecting athletes. In the presence of the IOC President Jacques Rogge, eight separate working groups made a series of recommendations. Athletes’ representatives reported […]

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Preview 2011 :ITU World in Tongyeong

South Korea plays host to the 2011 Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup this Saturday, the seventh stop of the 2011 world cup series. The small port city on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula has held numerous ITU events since 2003 including the first ever Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series in 2009. […]

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2011 Ironman World Championship 70.3

Graig Alexander steps into History

Craig Alexander became an Ironman legend today – he’s now one of four men on the planet who have won this race at least three times. He adds his name to a list that includes Dave Scott, Mark Allen and Peter Reid. “The race today was near perfect,” he said at today’s presser. “It’s what […]

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Juri Ide (JPN) and Matt Chrabot (USA) triumph at Huatulco World Cup in Mexico

ITU Press Release Juri Ide runs away with Huatulco Cup title Japanese women continue to dominate the Huatulco ITU Triathlon World Cup.  With 2-time defending champion Ai Ueda not back to try for a third straight title, her teammate Juri Ide kept the title in Japan by storming to her second career World Cup victory. […]

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Alexander gets his third title and Wellington her fourth

Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington put on an incredible show here at the Ford Ironman World Championship today. Alexander set a new course record, while Wellington claimed her fourth title despite a number of injuries she sustained in a bike crash less than two weeks ago. (Photos by Larry Rosa.) For the first time in […]

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The European Triathlon Union (ETU) and the International Triathlon Union hosted a Level 2 Competitive Coaching Course in Pula, Croati

ITU Press Release. The European Triathlon Union (ETU) and the International Triathlon Union hosted a Level 2 Competitive Coaching Course in Pula, Croatia from 29th September to 3rd October 2011. The course took place in Pula, Croatia just 100m from the Lungomare on the Adriatic coast. 19 coaches from 9 Europeans NFs gathered in Pula […]

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2011 Ironman World Championship 70.3

The big day has just arrived

Every year there is a date that all triathlete are waiting around the world. It’s the big day in Kona. The best triathletes around the world will be present at this annual meeting in order to go after the crown. Andreas Realert, Graig Alexander and Marino Vanhoenacker are the big favorites. But there are many […]

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AbuDhabi Triathlon Team’s competition :Answer correctly and win team’s swim caps, bennies & autographs.

  Answer to the following questions and win AbuDhabi branded swim caps, branded bennies and autographs from the Team athletes : When was the year that Faris Al Sultan won the Ironman World Championships? What is the date that the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon will be held in 2012? Please send your answers to the […]

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Kona Preview : Rachel Joyce talks

From the website of the Abu Dhabi Triathlon Team. With a 5th and a 6th place Rachel has already shown how to race well. However, she can feel the pressure, if only her own, that comes with marching towards the podium. She has proved already that she can win tough races like the Ironman Lanzarote. […]

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Kona Preview : Faris Al Sultan talks

From the AbuDhabi Triathlon Team web-site. For the 12th time already Faris has set foot on the magical island in the Pacific. He is full of excitement and optimistic expectations, which doesn’t come as a surprise as this place as well as the race have changed his life a lot. With his victory in 2005 […]

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2011 Ironman World Championship 70.3

Kona Preview : Graig Alexander

WTC Press Release. Two-time Ford Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander might have “only” finished fourth here last year, but he will certainly be amongst the favorites on Saturday. Fresh off an impressive win at the Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3 (pictured – photo courtesy ASI) just over three weeks ago, Alexander, as always, arrives […]

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ITU World Cup moves to Mexico

The ITU Triathlon World Cup series resumes this weekend and returns to Mexico for the second time in 2011, with the always sunny Huatulco hosting the sixth cup this year. This holiday hotspot has been a World Cup event since 2008. In its first year, Kiwis swept the podium thanks to Kris Gemmell and Samantha […]

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Macca : “I’m here to win”

An admission from the outset: I have been trying to write this book review for three months. It has been that difficult. On one hand, with all the respect I have for Chris “Macca” McCormack as an athlete, in no way did I want to diss him. On the other hand, I found it so […]

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Training camp for Abu Dhabi Triathlon Team in Tuscon.

The days of the Abu Dhabi Triathlon Team training camp in Little Buck Loop, Tucson, are almost over. Rachel, Faris and Swen will leave Arizona soon. Not just only the atmosphere was a great one as Faris writes here. “After 2 weeks in Tucson we come close to the end of some wild training and […]

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Poulat and Collonge take Pays d’Aix

Stephane Poulat and Jeanne Collonge won today’s Ironman 70.3 France Pays d’Aix event. The inaugural race had almost 1,200 competitors, with 1, 189 finishing the scenic (but challenging) course. French triathlon fans were treated to two hours of live television coverage of the race, which made it all-too-appropriate that the overall champions were from France. […]

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Challenge Barcelona ready for duel of champions

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 […]

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Hewitt wins Yokohama2 – credit Delly Carr ITU_medium

Hewitt unstoppable and scores back-to-back wins in Yokohama

ITU Press Release. Andrea Hewitt soared to her second consecutive victory in the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series today in Yokohama.  After a virtuoso performance at last weekend’s Grand Final in Beijing, Hewitt followed that up with another to stunning display for her third career WCS win and second in as many weeks. […]

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More success for Team GB at European Youth Championships

Team GB continued its remarkable success in 2011 with a Gold and Silver medal at the European Youth Championships. Alistair Brownlee, Helen Jenkins et al have shown in recent weeks to be amongst the best in the world and here in Tours, the GB Youths served warning that the future remains equally as bright for […]

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Olympic Games Open Water Test Event : Third place for Spyros Gianniotis

FINA Press Release. Richard Weinberger of Canada stunned a field of world champions to win the London 10km Marathon Swimming International – Test Event for the Olympic Games – by a margin of more than 26 seconds. Weinberger hasn’t even qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games yet. His victory today is a confidence builder, but […]

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Ironman Regensburg : Fachbach και Ellis Οι νικητές

Το μεγάλο φαβορί ο Andreas Raelert γύρισε τον αστράγαλό του σε μία από τις τελευταίες προπονήσεις του στο τρέξιμο και έτσι έτρεξε απλά και μόνο για την επικύρωση της θέσης του στην Κόνα. Είχε δηλώσει εδώ και πολλές μέρες ότι θα αφιέρωνε την συμμετοχή σε φιλανθρωπικούς οργανισμούς και για κάθε αθλητή που θα τον περνούσε […]

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TriathlonWorld launches an English version

TriathlonWorld is a digital triathlon magazine that until now it was “published” only in Greek. As we had many exclusive interviews from the best athletes of our sport we have decided that we should allow to all triathletes around the world to have access to these interviews and to some interesting training articles written by […]

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Triathlon Council in Europe

PRESS RELEASE Following the decision of the ETU Executive that the European Region is not affiliated in any shape or form to the International Triathlon Union , officers of the following National Triathlon Federations met in Paris 2, 3 December 2000. Denmark France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland. The assembled officers who represent […]

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BTA press release on formation of Triathlon Council for Europe

Now that the weekend’s events in Paris have been ratified by the ITU and the IOC, the BTA have issued the following press release. Politics, don’t you just love it… The British Triathlon Association today welcomed the formation of the Triathlon Council in Europe in Paris last weekend (2-3 December 2000) by the National Triathlon […]

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Giannis Psarelis – Triathlon Competition Manager 2000

Giannis was born in Athens in 1969 and he graduated from the Greek-French High School of Saint Paul in 1987. He obtained his Diploma degree in Chemistry from the University of Athens, Greece and he is continuing his efforts, by working on his Master thesis in Sports Management, at the University of Leicester, in England. […]

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