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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

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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

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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

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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…]

Duffy, Mola top at ITU World Triathlon Edmonton

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EDMONTON, CANADA – In the sixth event of the 2017 World Triathlon Series, Bermuda’s Flora Duffy and Spaniard Mario Mola earned first-time WTS Edmonton wins to claim their fourth victories of the season, moving both into the leader position for the overall Series with only three races to go until the World Champion is crowned. [Read more…]

Australia are ITU Mixed Relay World Champions

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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…]

New Long Course Weekend Mallorca event

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Mallorca – A new event known as the Long Course Weekend is to be held on the island from the 3rd to 5th of November 2017. [Read more…]

Duffy, Brownlee winners at ITU Leeds

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ITU LEEDS, ENGLAND – On a day where the streets were lined with thousands of spectators to watch the world’s fastest triathletes compete, Bermuda’s Flora Duffy and Great Britain’s own Alistair Brownlee claimed victory at the 2017 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds. [Read more…]

Sissons, Taylor-Brown first World Cup wins at ITU Madrid

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MADRID, SPAIN – It was a day of firsts in the Spanish capital for the 2017 ITU Madrid World Cup, with both Ryan Sissons (NZL) and Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR) winning their first ever World Cup. Also first on the podium were Taylor Spivey (USA) and Chelsea Burns (USA), as well as Raphael Montoya (FRA) while his compatriot Simon Viein grabbed in Madrid his second world cup top three finishes. [Read more…]

Mola, Duffy reign at WTS Yokohama

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YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – For the second year in a row, Spaniard Mario Mola claimed victory at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon – WTS Yokohama. On the women’s field, last year’s WTS champion  Flora Duffy (BER) returned to the 2017 season with a victory. [Read more…]