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Holland, Murray take World Triathlon Leeds titles

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British Vicky Holland and South African Richard Murray claimed the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds victory on a steamy Sunday afternoon in the north of England, with some stunning performances in front of a delirious crowd of 70,000 fans. [Read more…]

Perterer, Stateff debut World Cup wins in Cagliari

Lisa Perterer - Cagliari

In the build-up to the 2018 ITU Cagliari World Cup, all the talk was of a tough and technical course, a steep climb and a rapid descent that was likely to take its toll on the athletes. By the end of Saturday’s racing, it had become clear that it is on precisely these kinds of demanding courses that they love to compete and put all their training to the test. [Read more…]

Gossage and de Gasperi top at IM Lanzarote

de Gasperi - IM Lanzarote

Alessandro de Gasperi (ITA) and Lucy Gossage (GBR) triumphed with dominating performances in today’s Club La Santa IRONMAN Lanzarote, on a clear but extremely hot day on the volcanic island of Lanzarote. [Read more…]

Schoeman, Klamer win ITU Abu Dhabi

henri schoeman - abu dhabi

The 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series officially began on Friday, March 2 when elites Henri Schoeman (RSA) and Rachel Klamer (NED) collected gold at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi. Joining Schoeman on the men’s podium was Mario Mola (ESP) and Vincent Luis (FRA). While on the women’s side Great Britain’s Jessica Learmonth earned the silver medal and Natalie Van Coevorden took bronze. [Read more…]

ITU approves competition rules changes

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The International Triathlon Union Executive Board, met in Edmonton, has approved some significant changes in the competition rules for the 2018 season. The changes, which include withdrawals, penalties, quotas, qualifications and paratriathlon rules updates, will be applied from January 10, 2018. [Read more…]

First victories for Nieschlag, Frintova in ITU Huelva World Cup

swim - itu huelva 2017

HUELVA – SPAIN – Glorious sunshine and pristine beaches packed with spectators welcomed participants to the first ever ITU Huelva World Cup, where two newcomers finished on top of the podium. Germany’s Justus Nieschlag claimed the men’s gold after a consistent and dominant race, with Czech Republic’s Vendula Frintova winning the women’s race by a comfortable margin over the rest of the field. [Read more…]

Backhouse, Iden take Karlovy Vary World Cup titles

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KARLOVY VARY, CZECH REPUBLIC – Australian Gillian Backhouse and Norwegian Gustav Iden claimed the inaugural titles at the 2017 ITU Karlovy Vary World Cup. Backhouse dominated the race from the beginning to the end, and was followed on the finish line by local star, Vendula Frintova (CZE) and Summer Cooks (USA). In the men’s race, Gustav Iden astonished with a come from behind run that gave him his first ever World Cup win. With him in the podium were Italian Alessandro Fabian and Kiwi Tayler Reid. [Read more…]

Cunnama, Haug win IM 70.3 Lanzarote 2017

Cunnama and Haug - Lanzarote

South African pro athlete James Cunnama smashed the Club La Santa IRONMAN 70.3 race on Saturday 02nd September 2017, slashing almost 17 minutes off the previous record set by Spain’s Eneko Llanos in 2015. As expected, the new bike course produced faster bike splits, which together with overcast skies and light winds, provided the perfect conditions for a record-breaking performance. [Read more…]

Strong Field set for Lanzarote 70.3

Kenneth Vandendriessch - Lanzarotee

A truly international start list representing 31 countries from as far as Chile to Russia, and Kasakhstan to Australia, awaits the start gun for this Saturday’s Club La Santa IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote, the oldest half IRONMAN distance event in Spain. [Read more…]

Australia are ITU Mixed Relay World Champions

hamburg team - itu mixed relay

HAMBURG, GERMANY – In Mixed Relay’s first event since the announcement to be included as an official Olympic sport for the Tokyo 2020 Programme, Australia put forth a fierce come from behind finish to claim its first-ever World Championship title with a team of Charlotte McShane, Matthew Hauser, Ashleigh Gentle and Jacob Birtwhistle. [Read more…]