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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…]

Murray, Jeffcoat win Mooloolaba 2018 titles

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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…]

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

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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

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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…]

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…]

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…]