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Flora Duffy claims Commonwealth Gold

Flora Duffy - Commonwealth Games

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA -After a dominant race from beginning to end, Flora Duffy claimed the first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast and put temporarily her country on top of the medal table. Behind her, English Jessica Learmonth claimed silver, and Canadian Joanna Brown took the third place. [Read more…]

Murray, Jeffcoat win Mooloolaba 2018 titles

richard murray - mooloolaba 2018

MOOLOOLABA, AUSTRALIA – For the 16th consecutive year, world’s top triathletes gathered in the Sunshine Coast this weekend to participate in the second stop of the ITU World Cup Tour, in Mooloolaba (Australia). [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…]

Murray defends Cape Town ITU World Cup title

ITU World Cup - Cape Town 2018

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – The new World Cup season is now underway following what proved to be a superb sprint triathlon in the Cape Town sunshine. [Read more…]

ITU approves competition rules changes

itu - paratriathlon

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

swim - karlovy vary

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…]

Ashleigh Gentle debut win ITU World Triathlon Montreal

ashleigh gentle - itu montreal

MONTREAL – Australian triathlete Ashleigh Gentle became today the first ever winner of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montreal, in a brand new circuit that has became the newest addition to the WTS. The win was not only a first for the host city, but was a first for Gentle as she captured her first ever WTS gold. Along with her on the podium were Flora Duffy (BER), still the Series leader, and Andrea Hewitt (NZL). [Read more…]