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Ironman Lanzarote Canarias
Canary Islands - May 22nd 2010

Top 10 men

1. Eneko Llanos (ESP) 8:37:42
2. Bert Jammaer (BEL) 8:39:35
3. Maik Twelsiek (GER) 8:42:52
4. Gerrit Schellens (BEL) 8:56:58
5. Tuukka Miettinen (FIN) 8:57:16
6. Nicholas Ward Munoz (GBR) 8:58:54
7. David Martin Brito (ESP) 9:01:43 * M35-39 age grouper
8. Herve Faure (FRA) 9:05:27
9. Alvaro Velasquez (ESP) 9:09:15
10. Patrick Jaberg (SUI) 9:10:02



Top 10 women

1. Catriona Morrison (SCO) 10:03:52
2. Louise Collins (GBR) 10:05:20 * W25-29 age grouper
3. Nicole Woysch (GER) 10:11:17
4. Bella Bayliss (SCO) 10:16:46
5. Tara Norton (CAN) 10:17:36
6. Kate Bevilaqua (AUS) 10:19:44
7. Veerle D'haese (BEL) 10:20:48 * W30-34 age grouper
8. Yvette Grice (GBR) 10:22:38
9. Joanna Carritt (GBR) 10:24:29


Rev3 non-drafting olympic distance triathlon
Knoxville, Tenesse, USA - May 9th 2010
1.5k swim /40k bike(non-drafting) / 10k run

Top 10 men

1. Matt Reed (USA) 1:51:55
2. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 1:52:42
3. Chris Lieto (USA) 1:52:48
4. Bjorn Andersson (SWE) 1:54:09
5. Cameron Dye (USA) 1:54:28
6. Brian Fleischmann (USA) 1:55:03
7. Richie Cunningham (AUS) 1:55:33
8. Graham O'Grady (NZL) 1:55:36
9. Jasper Blake (CAN) 1:55:49
10. Victor Zyemtsev (UKR) 1:55:56


Top 9 pro women

1. Julie Dibens (GBR) 2:03:48
2. Sam Warriner (NZL) 2:07:04
3. Kelley Williamson (USA) 2:07:06
4. Pip Taylor (AUS) n/a
5. Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 2:10:00
6. Dede Griesbauer (USA) 2:11:48
7. Jessica Jacobs (USA) 2:12:50
8. Laurel Wassner (USA) 2:13:22
9. Natascha Badman (SWI) 2:13:52



2010 Dextro Energy Seoul ITU World Championship Series
Seoul, Korea - May 8th 2010

Elite Men top 10


1. Jan Frodeno GER 01:51:49
2. Courtney Atkinson AUS 01:51:50
3. Brad Kahlefeldt AUS 01:52:17
4. Steffen Justus GER 01:52:21
5. Alexander Brukhankov RUS 01:52:28
6. Dmitry Polyansky RUS 01:52:34
7. Bevan Docherty NZL 01:52:39
8. Jarrod Shoemaker USA 01:52:43
9. Reto Hug SUI 01:52:43
10. William Clarke GBR 01:52:54

Elite Women top 10


1. Daniela Ryf SUI 02:00:59
2. Barbara Riveros Diaz CHI 02:01:02
3. Emma Moffatt AUS 02:01:04
4. Nicola Spirig SUI 02:01:05
5. Andrea Hewitt NZL 02:01:06
6. Emma Snowsill AUS 02:01:10
7. Mariko Adachi JPN 02:01:16
8. Jessica Harrison FRA 02:01:31
9. Helen Jenkins GBR 02:01:44
10. Sarah Haskins USA 02:02:02

 

Escape from Alcatraz triathlon
San Francisco , USA - May 2nd 2010
1.5 mile swim, 18 mile bike, 8 mile run

Top 10 men

1. Hunter Kemper (USA) 1:58:21
2. Bevan Docherty (NZL) 2:00:24
3. Andy Potts (USA) 2:02:02
4. Chris McCormack (USA) 2:02:08
5. Francesco Godoy (ESP) 2:02:12
6. David Thompson (USA) 2:02:35
7. Brian Fleischmann (USA) 2:04:56
8. Graham O'Grady (NZL) 2:05:33
9. Dustin McLarty (USA) 2:07:41
10. Chris Stehula (CRO) 2:08:01

Top 10 women

1. Leanda Cave (GBR) 2:14:34
2. Jenna Shoemaker (USA) 2:14:47
3. Mary-Beth Ellis (USA) 2:17:27
4. Michellie Jones (AUS) 2:20:37
5. Rebecca Witinok-Huber (USA) 2:26:02
6. Jenny Fletcher (CAN) 2:27:00
7. Emily Cocks (USA) 2:29:18
8. Amy Dannwolf (USA) 2:32:18
9. Vicki Wade (GBR) 2:35:51
10. Kristen Peterson (USA) 2:39:11


 

Ironman St Croix
St. Croix , US Virgin Islands - May 2nd 2010

Top 10 men

1. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 4:06:02
2. Timothy O'Donnell (USA) 4:06:39
3. Tyler Butterfield (BER) 4:10:38
4. Richie Cunningham (AUS) 4:11:40
5. Fraser Cartmell (GBR) 4:13:07
6. Maxim Kriat (UKR) 4:13:30
7. Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 4:14:31
8. Romaine Guillaume (FRA) 4:19:37
9. Patrick Evoe (USA) 4:23:25
10. Djan Patrcevic (CRO) 4:33:54


Top 10 women

1. Catriona Morrison (GBR) 4:31:06
2. Sam Warriner (NZL) 4:42:28
3. Erin O'Hara (NZL) 4:54:27
4. Heather Gollnick (USA) 5:00:23
5. Amanda Lovato (USA) 5:03:12
6. Sharon Schmidt-Mongrain (USA) 5:11:52 * AG W35-39
7. Karen Smith (USA) 5:15:36 * AG W40-44
8. Alison Lind (USA) 5:16:33 * AG W25-29
9. Michelle Shoup (USA) 5:16:33 * AG W35-39
10. Kimberly Grogan (USA) 5:18:01 * AG W30-34

 

Wildflower long course triathlon
Lake San Antonio, USA - May 1st 2010
Swim 1.2 miles/ Bike 56 miles/ Run 13.1 miles

Top 10 men

1. Michael Raelert (GER) 3:55:57
2. Joe Gambles (AUS) 4:01:58
3. Eneko Llanos (ESP) 4:03:34
4. Philip Graves (GBR) 4:03:54
5. Rasmus Henning (DEN) 4:05:42
6. Martin Jensen (DEN) 4:06:43
7. Joe Umphenour (USA) 4:09:22
8. Maik Twelsiek (GER) 4:09:57
9. Kevin Everett (USA) 4:10:50
10. Conrad Stoltz (RSA) 4:13:14

Top 10 women

1. Julie Dibens (GBR) 4:27:53
2. Desiree Ficker (USA) 4:35:02
3. Virginia Berasategui (ESP) 4:39:46
4. Magali Tisseyre (CAN) 4:40:04
5. Melanie McQuaid (CAN) 4:43:28
6. Haley Cooper (USA) 4:47:24
7. Linsey Corbin (USA) 4:48:32
8. Julia Grant (USA) 4:49:32
9. Amy Marsh (USA) 4:50:06
10. Lesley Paterson (GBR) 4:50:31

 

Ironman South Africa
Port Elizabeth, South Africa - April 25th 2010
S 2.4 mi. / B 112 mi. / R 26.2 mi.

Top 10 Men

1. Raynard Tissink (RSA) 8:23:28
2. Mathias Hecht (Sui) 8:28:53
3. Daniel Fontana (Ita) 8:33:48
4. Jason Shortis (Aus) 8:34:52
5. Stephen Bayliss (Gbr) 8:40:28
6 Jan Raphael (Ger) 8:42:46
7. Max Renko (Aut) 8:51:19
8. Trevor Delsaut (Fra) 8:53:31 * M25-29
9. Simon Billeau (Fra) 8:53:49
10. Aleksandar Sorensen-Marcovic (Den) 8:56:06


Top 10 women

1. Sonia Tajsich (Ger) 9:16:55
2. Caroline Steffen (Sui) 9:22:00
3. Tine Deckers (Bel) 9:29:59
4. Mirjam Weerd (Ned) 9:37:24
5. Sonia Jaarsveld (Ned) 9:42:20
6. Meike Krebs (Ger) 9:44:02
7. Martina Dogana (Ita) 9:48:13
8. Bree Wee (USA) 9:49:19
9. Helen Buley (RSA) 9:53:19
10. Kathrin Mannweiler (Ger) 10:11:13


 

Ironman Texas 70.3
Texas, USA- April 25th, 2010
S 1.2 mi. / B 56 mi. / R 13.1 mi.

Top 10 men

1. Terenzo Bozzone (Nzl) 3:49:06
2. Timothy O'Donnell (USA) 3:49:35
3. Chris Lieto (USA) 3:50:35
4. Andy Potts (USA) 3:52:01
5. Tyler Butterfield (Ber) 3:53:25
6. Paul Amey (Gbr) 3:54:07
7. TJ Tollakson (USA) 3:57:06
8. Philip Graves (Gbr) 3:58:26
9. Jeff Symonds (Can) 3:58:56
10. Stephen Kilshaw (Can) 4:06:08



Top 10 women

1. Samantha McGlone (Can) 4:17:22
2. Amanda Stevens (USA) 4:18:26
3. Kelly Williamson (USA) 4:19:02
4. Desiree Ficker (USA) 4:21:30
5. Karin Thuerig (Sui) 4:22:20
6. Michellie Jones (Aus) 4:25:23
7. Jessica Meyers (USA) 4:25:54
8. Malaika Homo (USA) 4:36:28
9. Heather Leiggi (USA) 4:38:08
10. Andrea Fisher (USA) 4:41:11


 

2010 Dextro Energy Sydney ITU World Championship Series
Sydney Australia - April 11th 2010

Top 10 men

1. Bevan Docherty (NZL) 1:51:27
2. Alexandr Brukhankov (RUS) 1:51:33
3. David Hauss (FRA) 1:51:33
4. Dimitry Polyansky (RUS) 1:51:40
5. Simon Whitfield (CAN) 1:51:41
6. Tony Moulai (FRA) 1:51:48
7. Greg Bennett (AUS) 1:51:52
8. Laurent Vidal (FRA) 1:51:54
9. Matt Chrabot (USA) 1:51:56
10. Hunter Kemper (USA) 1:52:07
11. Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) 1:52:28
12. Ivan Rana (ESP) 1:52:35


Top 10 women

1. Barbara Riveros-Diaz (CHI) 2:04:20
2. Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 2:04:19
3. Emma Moffat (AUS) 2:04:20
4. Mariko Adachi (JPN) 2:04:30
5. Lisa Norden (SWE) 2:04:48
6. Kate Roberts (RSA) 2:04:49
7. Jessica Harrison (FRA) 2:05:01
8. Sarah Haskins (USA) 2:05:01
9. Daniela Ryf (SUI) 2:05:06
10. Vicky Holland (GBR) 2:05:16
11. Felicity Abram (AUS) 2:05:24
14. Laura Bennett (USA)


 

Ironman 70.3 California
Oceanside California, U.S.A. - March 27th 2010

Top 10 men

1. Michael Raelert (GER) 3:58:27
2. Matt Reed (USA) 4:01:17
3. Rasmus Henning (DEN) 4:02:07
4. Richie Cunningham (AUS) 4:03:02
5. Timothy O'Donnell (USA) 4:03:21
6. Jeff Symonds (CAN) 4:05:41
7. Ben Hoffman (USA) 4:07:15
8. Kyle Leto (USA) 4:07:16
9. Michael Lovato (USA) 4:08:28
10. Timothy DeBoom (USA) 4:10:16

Top 10 women

1. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:20:29
2. Lesley Paterson (GBR) 4:24:31
3. Samantha McGlone (CAN) 4:26:43
4. Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:29:56
5. Kate Major (AUS) 4:30:15
6. Kelly Williamson (USA) 4:30:35
7. Michellie Jones (AUS) 4:31:49
8. Angela Naeth (CAN) 4:33:41
9. Sam Warriner (NZL) 4:36:19
10. Rae Shaw (USA) 4:37:45 * AG W35-39

 

Australia Ironman
Port Macquarie, Australia - March 28th 2010

Top 5 men

1. Patrick Vernay (NCL) 8:23:54
2. Scott Neyedly (GBR) 8:27:58
3. Trent Chapman (AUS) 8:32:52 * AG M30-34
4. Trent Ogden (AUS) 8:35:54
5. Matt White (AUS) 8:36:39

Top 5 women

1. Carrie Lester (AUS) 9:23:50
2. Rebekah Keat (AUS) 9:33:10
3. Amelie Pearson (AUS) 9:46:09
4. Diana Riesler (GER) 9:57:04
5. Kirsten Molloy (AUS) 9:59:10

 

Jordan Rapp seriously injured in bike accident
March 24th 2010, California, U.S.A.

Jordan Rapp(two time ironman champion in 2009 and top place getter at the hotly contested Abu Dhabi triathlon) was badly injured as a result of a 'hit and run' accident while cycle training. It appears the driver of the vehicle involved was at fault as Rapp was cycling along a straight section of road while the car pulled out of a dead end road.

From reports on the 'SlowTwitch.com' which Rapp is the website technician of, it sounds as though he should be able to make a full recovery. A similiar report by Simon Whitfield on his blog also indicates this. The seriousness of this accident can be deducted by the fact Rapp has been in intensive care for several days and on a ventilator. Simon Whitfield wrote that he is able to communicate with hand signals and appears to have movement control of his feet.

Jordan Rapp is one of the better known and very well respected professional triathletes so I am sure all those who know him will be wishing him a full and fast recovery.

 

Singapore 70.3
Singapore - March 20th 2010

Top 5 men

1. Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:53:31
2. James Cunnama (RSA) 3:54:23
3. Aaron Farlow (AUS) 3:55:45
4. Kent Horner (RSA) 4:03:28
5. Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 4:06:51

Top 5 women

1. Caroline Steffen (SWI) 4:18:44
2. Jodie Swallow (GBR) 4:26:32
3. Margaret Shapiro (USA) 4:31:37
4. Erin O'Hara (NZL) 4:33:05
5. Anna Cleaver (NZL) 4:34:57

 

2010 ITU world series promotional video
February 24th 2010

Every year it seems this series is getting more exciting to watch.

The race schedule is listed below here and on this websites calendar :

11/04/10

2gy Tia tlon - ITU World Championship Series Sydney

08/05/10

2 y lriathlon - ITU World Championship Series Seoul

05/06/10

201lriathlon - ITU World Championship Series Madrid

17/07/10

2010iathlon - ITU World Championship Series Hamburg

24/07/10

201Tiathlon - ITU World Championship Series London

14/08/10

20 Tria hlon - ITU World Championship Series Kitzbuehel

08/09/10

20 Triathlon - ITU Triathlon World Championship Grand Final Budapest

 

Ironman China
Hainan Island, China - March 14th 2010

Top 5 men

1. Luke McKenzie (AUS) 8:41:15
2. Jozsef Major (HUN) 8:52:29
3. Jens Groenbek (DEN) 9:17:06
4. Shingo Tani (JPN) 9:19:01
5. Mike Schifferle (SUI) 9:30:16

Top 5 women

1. Amy Marsh (USA) 9:52:45
2. Nicole Leder (GER) 10:02:58
3. Heidi Jesberger (GER 10:08:52
4. Maki Nishiuchi (JPN) 10:21:52
5. Shiao Yu Li (TWN) 10:48:26

 

N.Z Championship - ITU Oceania Championship
Wellington, New Zealand - March 13th 2010

Top 5 men

1.

Laurent Vidal

(FRA)

1:53:09 *

2.

Kris Gemmell

(NZL)

1:53:21

3.

Ben Pattle

(NZL)

1:53:46

4.

David Matthews

(AUS)

1:53:47

5.

Callum Millward

(NZL)

1:53:55

Top 5 women

1.

Andrea Hewitt

(NZL)

2:06:34

2.

Debbie Tanner

(NZL)

2:07:22

3.

Nicky Samuels

(NZL)

2:08:48**

4 Kate McIlroy (NZL) 2:08:53
5 Sarah Crowley (AUS) 2:10:07

*Laurent Vidal not eligible for either NZ or Oceania titles, both of which are awarded to Kris Gemmell

**One minute penalty for running without shoes

 

Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
March 13th 2010, - 3km swim, 200km bike , 20km run

Top 10 men

1.

Eneko Llanos

(SPA)

6:34:37

2.

Dirk Bockel

(LUX)

6:35:30

3.

Rasmus Henning

(DEN)

6:36:07

4.

Fraser Cartmell

(SCO)

6:36:12

5.

Frederick Van Lierde

(BEL)

6:36:31

6.

Faris Al-Sultan

(GER)

6:37:53

7.

Jordan Rapp

(USA)

6:38:02

8.

Andi Boecherer

(GER)

6:38:48

9.

Maik Twelsiek

(GER)

6:39:40

10.

Raynard Tissink

(S.A.)

6:41:48

Top 10 women

1.

Julie Dibens

(UK)

7:08:25

2.

Leanda Cave

(UK)

7:12:23

3.

Virginia Berasategui

(SPA)

7:18:23

4.

Caroline Steffen

(SWI)

7:21:01

5.

Carrie Lester

(AUS)

7:23:04

6.

Tine Deckers

(BEL)

7:25:22

7.

Yvonne Van Vlerken

(HOL)

7:26:05

8.

Lucie Zelenkova

(CZE)

7:26:33

9.

Rebekah Keat

(AUS)

7:29:13

10.

Tereza Macel

(CAN)

7:29:27

 

Abu Dhabi Triathlon in 2 days, what will we see?
March 11th 2010, - 3km swim, 200km bike , 20km run

I am expecting the mens race to have some surprising results. Someone with early season form who is also a very good cyclist such as Richard Ussher could take the win. Rutger Beke has been keeping a relatively low profile recently but he could also surprise if he has done the preparation. The thing is that this is a new race on an untested course so making predictions is more tricky than usual.

Full pro list and pre-race thoughts by clicking here.

 

Ironman New Zealand
Lake Taupo - March 6th 2010

Top 10 men

1. Cameron Brown (NZL) 8:21:52
2. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 8:30:00
3. Kieran Doe (NZL) 8:34:16

4. Keegan Williams (NZL) 8:40:11
5. James Bowstead (NZL) 9:02:46
6. Andrew Howse (AUS) 9:06:40 * AG M35-39
7. Hayden Armstrong (AUS) 9:06:56 * AG M30-34
8. Chris Waterhouse (AUS) 9:10:41
9. Anthony Rule (AUS) 9:12:23 * AG M25-29
10. Christoph Sonnack (GER) 9:13:40 * AG M30-34

 

 

Top 10 women

1. Joanna Lawn (NZL) 9:14:35
2. Gina Crawford (NZL) 9:28:26
3. Kim Loeffler (USA) 9:30:57

4. Sarah Pollett (AUS) 9:45:44
5. Britta Martin (NZL) 9:47:11
6. Belinda Harper (NZL) 9:48:55 * AG F35-39
7. Nicole Ward (AUS) 9:51:05
8. Sue Mellsop (NZL) 10:03:20 * AG F40-44
9. Susan Casey (AUS) 10:06:12 * AG F35-39
10. Kate Bevilaqua (AUS) 10:18:12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ironman Malaysia
Langkawi, Malaysia - February 27th 2010

Top 10 men

1. Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 8:22:31
2. Hiroyuki Nishiuchi (JPN) 8:50:52
3. Romaine Guillaume (FRA) 8:54:38

4. Justin Granger (AUS) 9:01:08
5. Andres Venhorst (NED) 9:12:03
6. Hirotsugu Kuwabara (JPN) 9:17:26
7. Miklos Vatai (HUN) 9:22:06 * M30-34
8. Freddy Lampret (ZAF) 9:41:18
9. Jens Wilkens (GER) 9:46:32 *M 30-34
10. Jozef Vrabel (SVK) 10:01:01


Top 7 women

1. Belinda Granger (AUS) 9:23:33
2. Edith Niederfriniger (ITA) 9:35:02
3. Hillary Biscay (USA) 10:10:59

4. Ariane Monteceli (BRA) 10:15:17
5. Jocelyn Wong (USA) 10:20:32
6. Kimiko Senzai (JPN) 10:26:24 * F25-29
7. Inge Vancauwenberghe (BEL) 10:47:07


Bad breaks for 3 of the worlds best female triathletes
February 24th 2010

Over the past two months it has been reported that Chrissy Wellington has come of her bike due to icy conditions and fractured her lower arm. And in the last 2 weeks the 2009 ITU world series champion Emma Moffat has come off the bike resulting in fracture in the shoulder region. The 2008 ITU world series champion Sam Warriner has also suffered a similiar fate after coming off her bike in a sprint triathlon the past weekend.

Am sure the whole triathlon community is wishing them all a full and fast recovery so they are all back racing and making the sport exciting to follow.

 

 

Contact Tri Series - Race 6
Auckland, New Zealand - February 23rd 2010

Top 5 men:

1.  Kris Gemmell   NZ  nn   47:20      
2.  Ryan Sissons   NZ    l     47:22
3.  Laurent Vidal   FRnnl
   47:30
4.  Tony Dodds     NZ         47:33
5. Clark Ellice     NZ         47:36

Top 5 women:

1. Vicky Holland llllllll  GB           50:14
2. Vendula Frintova   CZllllllllllll  50:15 
3. Andrea Hewitt llllll  NZ llllllllll  50:17

4. Kate McIlroy  llllll    NZ         50:18
5. Debbie Tanner lllll   NZ         51:16

 

 

 

 

Action of an age group triathlon from the same day/location as the elite race in the photo above by Robin Ducker. Robin will be covering the photography for IMNZ coming the 6th March.

This 'tri NZ' series event was an interesting warm up for many top triathletes with the ITU world series beginning 20th April in Sydney.

This race was was rougly a 500m swim, 17km bike and 4.2km run on a very tight inner-city course.

Both Bevan Docherty and Samantha Warriner started but both had some hiccups in this short race. Race favourite, Bevan Docherty was forced to pull over and change his wheel after a puncture on the first lap of the bike.  It was a disappointing day for Sam Warriner who suffered a freak accident early in the bike, crashing to the main street and requiring medical assistance to cuts and abrasions and a broken wrist.

Here is live coverage of the full mens and womens elite events.

Ironman 70.3 Geelong
Victoria, Australia - February 7th 2010

Top 10 men

1. Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:53:15
2. Leon Griffin (AUS) 3:54:35
3. Tim Berkel (AUS) 3:56:10

4. Peter Schokman (AUS) 3:56:25
5. Clayton Fettell (AUS) 3:56:39
6. Matty White (AUS) 4:00:02
7. Paul Ambrose (GBR) 4:00:39
8. Jason Shortis (AUS) 4:01:12
9. Damien Angus (AUS) 4:01:51
10. Jason Crowther (AUS) 4:02:42


Top 10 women

1. Caroline Steffen (SUI) 4:14:32
2. Carrie Lester (AUS) 4:19:32
3. Lisa Marangon (AUS) 4:19:49

4. Samantha Warriner (NZL) 4:23:01
5. Suzanne Alway (AUS) 4:28:33
6. Nicole Ward (AUS) 4:30:29
7. Elly Franks (AUS) 4:31:10
8. Renee Nicholls (AUS) 4:33:58
9. Sarah Bryant (NZL) 4:35:38
10. Kirsten Molloy (AUS) 4:36:06


Switzerland's Caroline Steffen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenge Wanaka
Wanaka, New Zealand - January 16th 2010

Top 10 men:

1. Richard Ussher (NZL) 8:34:36
2. Justin Daerr (USA) 8:38:00
3. Keegan Williams (NZL) 8:41:00

4. Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 9:00:09
5. Brian Fuller (AUS) 9:08:20
6. Marc Pschebizin (GER) 9:14:15
7. Paul Westwood (NZL) 9:17:22
8. Andrew Black (NZL) 9:43:03 *AG M30-39
9. Robert Palmer (SGP) 9:46:12 *AG M30-39
10. Paul Baskett (NZL) 9:47:48 *AG M30-39

Top 10 women:

1. Gina Crawford (NZL) 9:28:56
2. Rebekah Keat (AUS) 9:30:11
3. Lisbeth Kristensen (DEN) 10:03:09

4. Jodie Scott (AUS) 10:15:26
5. Celia Kuch (NZL) 10:25:13
6. Jessica Lawson (NZL) 10:38:37
7. Amanda Till (NZL) 11:10:25 *AG F30-39
8. Jodie Currie (NZL) 11:14:32 *AG F20-29
9. Amy Jenkinson (NZL) 11:29:46 *AG F30-39
10. Katrin Walbert (NZL) 11:43:25 *AG F30-39


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Ussher taking it out. Richard said after the race that he is aiming for Kona this year.

He also plans to race the Abu Dhabi race in March and it should suit him as it is a 3km swim, a 200km cycle and a 30km run. If anything only his swim is holding him back but he is focusing on that aspect.

More story and photo page here.


The Port of Tauranga Half - NZ LD Champs
Tauranga, New Zealand - January 9th 2010

Auckland teenager Michael Poole surprised many to become the youngest winner of the Port of Tauranga Half Ironman in Mt Maunganui today.

Poole, 18, had no ambitions of winning the gruelling 2km swim 90km bike and 21km run, treating the day for experience following his win over the standard distance at Whangamata last weekend. Read more...

Lake Hayes Triathlon
Central Otage, New Zealand - December 27th 2009

Photos and result by clicking this link or photo below of the 1st man

Ironman Western Australia
Busselton, Australia - December 5th 2009

Top 10 men

1. Patrick Vernay (NCL) 8:13:59
2. Scott Neyedli (GBR) 8:17:47
3. Jimmy Johnsen (DEN) 8:21:11

4. Courtney Ogden (AUS) 8:22:06
5. Matty White (AUS) 8:35:03
6. Jason Shortis (AUS) 8:37:20
7. Timothy Marr (USA) 8:40:35
8. Bradley Hosking (AUS) 8:52:25
9. Mark Jansen (SIN) 8:54:48
10. Luke Whitmore 8:56:04

Top 10 women

1. Gina Crawford (NZL) 9:16:52
2. Christie Sym (AUS) 9:20:41
3. Sarah Pollett (AUS) 9:21:33

4. Charlotte Paul (AUS) 9:33:05
5. Kate Bevilaqua (AUS) 9:45:53
6. Linda O'Connor (AUS) 9:50:10
7. Rebecca Eveleigh (AUS) 9:50:55
8. Dianne Emery (RSA) 9:54:27
9. Katie Kenny (AUS) 9:57:01
10. Nera Jareb (AUS) 10:00:00

Ironman Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel, Mexico, November 29nd 2009

Top 10 men

1. Rutger Beke (BEL) 8:18:40
2. Viktor Zyemtsev (UKR) 8:29:10
3. Sebastian Pedraza (ITA) 8:33:28
4. Tyler Butterfield (BER) 8:39:56
5. Alejandro Santamaria (ESP) 8:57:04
6. Lothar Leder (GER) 9:00:19
7. Allan Villanueva (MEX) 9:01:19
8. Ben Cotter (USA) 9:02:14
9. Lars Finanger (USA) 9:02:37
10. Tim Snow (USA) 9:09:27

 

Top 10 women

1. Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 9:06:58
2. Bella Bayliss (GBR) 9:22:34
3. Edith Niederfriniger (ITA) 9:30:34
4. Bree Wee (USA) 9:45:24
5. Annett Kamenz (GER) 9:59:20
6. April Lea Gellatly (USA) 10:01:40
7. Mindy Houser (USA) 10:22:06
8. Lidia Rekas (USA) 10:23:32
9. Christine Kenney (USA) 10:25:18
10. Jocelyn Wong (USA) 10:37:16

 

Ironman Arizona, USA
Tempe, Arizona, USA - November 22nd 2009

Top 10 men

1. Jordan Rapp (USA) 8:13:35
2. TJ Tollakson (USA) 8:20:22
3. Torsten Abel (GER) 8:20:39
4. Richie Cunningham (AUS) 8:23:18
5. Paul Ambrose (AUS) 8:24:54
6. Eric Bean (USA) 8:29:51
7. Clemens Coenen (GER) 8:32:36
8. Rene Goehler (GER) 8:32:41
9. Santiago Ascenco (BRA) 8:33:26
10. Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 8:37:45

Top 10 women

1. Samantha McGlone (CAN) 9:09:19
2. Linsey Corbin (USA) 9:13:46
3. Kate Major (AUS) 9:20:12
4. Gina Kehr (USA) 9:21:12
5. Leanda Cave (GBR) 9:31:04
6. Terra Castro (USA) 9:33:19
7. Meredith Keeran Kessler (USA) 9:37:09
8. Gillian Moody (CAN) 9:37:12
9. Rachel Kiers (CAN) 9:45:26
10. Uli Bromme (USA) 9:47:44

 

Ironman 70.3 World Championships
Clearwater, Florida, USA - November 14th 2009

Top 10 men

1. Michael Raelert (GER) 3:34:04
2. Daniel Fontana (ITA) 3:36:44
3. Matthew Reed (USA) 3:37:50

4. Sylvain Sudrie (FRA) 3:38:02
5. Joe Gambles (AUS) 3:38:19
6. Kevin Collington (USA) 3:40:16
7. Luke Bell (AUS) 3:40:16
8. Alberto Casadei (ITA) 3:40:19
9. Leon Griffin (AUS) 3:40:31
10. Brian Fleischmann (USA) 3:41:37

Top 10 women

1. Julie Dibens (GBR) 3:59:33
2. Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 4:03:49
3. Magali Tisseyre (CAN) 4:05:27

4. Caroline Steffen (SWI) 4:0533
5. Laura Bennett (USA) 4:07:39
6. Michellie Jones (AUS) 4:08:17
7. Sarah Groff (CAN) 4:09:34
8. Amanda Stevens (USA) 4:13:16
9. Karin Thuerig (SWI) 4:15:04
10. Vanessa Gianinni (BRA) 4:17:57

 

Final results of the 2009 'Tour of Southland'
Southland, New Zealand - November 2nd to 7th

Above is the end of one of the stages at the 'Crown Range' near Queenstown.

General Classification
1. Heath BLACKGROVE 21:44:52
2. Jack BAUER at 01:03
3. Tom FINDLAY (U23) at 01:16
4. Marc RYAN at 01:34
5. Peter LATHAM at 02:45
6. Glen CHADWICK at 03:48
7. Jeremy VENNELL at 06:34
8. Ben KING (U23) at 06:38
9. Michael VINK (U23) at 11:45
10. Romain FONDARD at 12:53

Sprint Ace
1. Patrick Bevin 80
2. Kyle Marwood 40
3. James McCoy 31

King of the Mountains
1. Ben King 54
2. Michael Vink 26
3. Karl Moore 14




Floyd Landis made the trip down-under to compete in this years 6 day 'Tour of Southland'.

 

 

 

 

2009 Ironman World Championships

Kona, Hawaii

10th October 2009.

 

The biggest moment of the day was Chrissie Wellington surpassing Paula Newby-Fraser's old record by 37seconds. Records like this are very hard to break and the old one stood since 1992 and at present only Chrissie looks like she could challenge her own times being set.

The men who learned their trade at the olympic distance ITU races now look to be shining through, as I count 6 who haved raced alot of them.

 

Men

1. Craig Alexander (AUS) 8:20:21
2. Chris Lieto (USA) 8:22:56
3. Andreas Raelert (GER) 8:24:32
4. Chris McCormack (AUS) 8:25:20
5. Rasmus Henning (DEN) 8:28:17
6. Timo Bracht (GER) 8:28:32
7. Dirk Bockel (LUX) 8:29:55
8. Pete Jacobs (AUS) 8:30:15
9. Andy Potts (USA) 8:30:30
10. Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 8:31:44

 

Women

1. Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 8:54:02
2. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 9:13:59
3, Virginia Berasategui (ESP) 9:15:28
4. Tereza Macel (CAN) 9:25:48
5. Samantha McGlone (CAN) 9:30:28
6. Rachel Joyce (GBR) 9:32:27
7. Joanna Lawn (NZL) 9:32:27
8. Sandra Wallenhorst (GER) 9:38:28
9. Dede Griesbauer (USA) 9:40:59
10.Tyler Stewart (USA) 9:42:41

 

Rebekah Keat was disqualified, but if not she would have been 5th.

 


Men's swim/bike and run/finish photo coverage...............click on the image above.

 

 

Women's raceday photo coverage by clicking the above image.

 

 

 

 

The 12th annual 2009 Ironman Kona underwear run exposed

8th October 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lance Amstrong to race 2011 Ironman World Championships

7th October 2009.

 

Above from a technical coach of Lance Armstrong. Lance started out as a triathlete before turning to professional cycling.

 

 

 

 

 

ITU Imposes Six-year Ban on Triathlete Mariana Ohata

7th October 2009.

 

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced it has imposed a six-year ban on Mariana Ohata a triathlete from Brazil, after committing an anti-doping rule violation in an out-of-competition doping control test in Iowa, United States on June 26, 2009.

The ban begins October 2, 2009 and prohibits Ohata from entering or participating in any competition or activity authorized by ITU, its National Federations (NFs) and/or any other signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code.  This is the athlete's second anti-doping rule violation. In 2002, Ohata was sanctioned to a 60 week ban from competition by the Brazilian Sport Court of the Brazilian Triathlon Confederation.

Ohata's anti-doping rule violation was a result of an adverse analytical finding of furosemide, a substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, Section S5 - Diuretics and Masking Agents.

Following the notification of the adverse analytical finding of her “A” sample, Ohata exercised her right under the ITU Doping Rules to have the “B” sample opened.

The “B” sample was opened and analyzed using the ISO accredited methods.  On August 21, the analytical result confirmed the “A” sample and presence of furosemide in the urine.  In accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code, ITU imposed the minimum six-year ban on Ohata for a second anti-doping violation.

Ohata has competed in two Olympic Games (Athens and Beijing) and has achieved multiple international wins and podium placings during her triathlon career.

ITU is strongly committed to maintaining the integrity of the sport by ensuring athletes are competing on a level-playing field by abiding to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code to help keep triathlon clean.  The ITU Anti-Doping Rules are written in compliance with the WADA Code.  For a National Federation (NF) to be affiliated with ITU, it must abide by the WADA Code and ITU Rules.

The ITU has sent a strong message to Ohata(4th from left above), and all athletes as a 6 year ban is longer than most previous imposed bans.

 

Story from Triathlon.org

 

 

 

 

Pre-race at the Kona ironman world champs.

7th October 2009

 

Craig Alexander was popular at the Newton stand signing autographs.

For more images of pre-race and the 'parade of nations' click here or the above image.

 

 

 

 

 

Challenge - Barcelona Maresme

Barcelona, Spain

4th October 2009

 

Top 5 Men

1

 

Marcel Zamora

 

ESP

0:51:47

1:51

4:27:54

1:59

2:52:06

8:15:37

2

 

Mika Luoto

FIN

0:52:11

2:17

4:31:58

1:51

2:54:39

8:22:56

3

 

Bernd Eichorn

 

DEU

0:52:05

2:30

4:31:49

2:03

2:57:35

8:26:03

4

 

Graeme Stewart

 

ESC

0:53:39

2:23

4:33:20

2:16

2:54:57

8:26:35

5

55

Alvaro Velazquez Gutierrez

 

ESP

0:57:48

2:08

4:29:24

2:15

2:58:39

8:30:14

 

Top 5 Women

1

 

Sofie Goos

 

BEL

0:59:52

2:18

4:51:49

1:49

3:12:12

9:08:01

2

 

Katja Konscak

 

DEU

0:53:46

2:54

5:09:29

3:04

3:13:54

9:23:08

3

 

Hillary Biscay

USA

0:54:36

2:37

4:57:51

2:49

3:34:53

9:32:47

4

 

Sonja Jaarsveld

 

NLD

1:03:59

2:43

4:59:31

2:06

3:28:09

9:36:28

5

55

Anne-Marie Dupont

 

BEL

1:06:43

2:33

5:11:05

1:48

3:20:51

9:43:01

 

 

 

 

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon

Los Angeles, U.S.A.

4th October 2009

 

Plenty of great talent turned up for this non-drafting race in the USA's 'lifetime fitness series'.

Interesting to see the top 3 places taken by athletes on the elite ITU circuit. That said Julie Dibens and Greg Bennett were not far off the pace and both took 4th.

 

1. Javier Gomez

 

1:50:17

 

2. Stuart Hayes

 

1:50:27

 

3. Filip Ospaly

 

1:50:42

 

4. Greg Bennett 1:51:03
5. Fabio Carvacho 1:52:33
6. Michael Raelert 1:53:07
7. Stephen Hackett 1:53:15
8. Chris Foster 1:53:36
9. Ben Collins 1:53:47
10. Leonardo Chacon 1:54:32

 

1. Lisa Norden

 

2:00:20

 

2. Sarah Haskins

 

2:01:27

 

3. Daniela Ryf

 

2:01:54

 

4. Julie Dibens 2:02:49
5. Nicola Spirig 2:04:31
6. Liz Blatchford 2:04:45
7. Helen Jenkins 2:05:55
8. Mary Beth Ellis 2:06:32
9. Nicole Hofer 2:08:26
10. Jodie Stimpson 2:08:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

'TriathlonShots' picks for Kona ironman world champs.

1st October 2009

 

Rasmus Henning (DEN) and Andy Potts (USA) would both have been in the top three here, but since they are both recovering from serious injuries, then a top 10 finish will be good for either of them. They still have more years and they will be top contenders in future.

So the finishing order and top 10 picks from this website are as follows:

Eneko Llanos (ESP) Age: 32

Craig Alexander (AUS) Age: 36

Chris McCormack (AUS) Age: 35

Normann Stadler (GER) Age: 38

Timo Bracht (GER) Age: 34

Cameron Brown (NZL) Age: 37

Patrick Vernay (NCL) Age: 35

Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) Age: 33

Chris Lieto (USA) Age: 37

Ronnie Schildknecht Age 30


And to just why some have been left out. Well the choice is all based on experience and at Kona that helps.

Of course it would be great to see the 'young guns' like Terenzo Bozzone(NZ) place top 3, but can't see it this early in his racing carreer.

My 'surprise favourites' to see win would be some of the 'super biker' guys who have won here before many years ago. Falling in this category is Luc van Lierde (BEL) and 'hell on wheels' Thomas Hellriegel (GER).

Having won twice before at the Kona ironman world champs is Tim DeBoom (USA), and he could surprise like Rutger Beke did last year with his comeback 3rd. Rutger has pulled out of this years race due to injury however.

A video of Macca training on the 30th September......90kms in 90mins sounds decent.

Also his drink bottle configuration which his in a pocket on his back looks quite good.

 

 

 

 

Adidas and Puma end 60-year feud

17th September 2009

 

The German sportswear companies Puma and Adidas are to end a feud started 60 years ago by their founding brothers.

Adi and Rudolf Dassler started making sports shoes together in their mother's wash-room in the 1920s.

They fell out during World War II, probably over political differences, and founded firms on either side of a river in southern Germany.

On Monday 21 September, employees of both companies will shake hands and then play a football match.

It is a big deal in the cobblestoned Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach, where two of the world's largest sportswear companies are based.

First joint activities

When the brothers set up their separate companies in 1948 the town was also split, with residents loyal to one or other of the only major employers.

In a joint release, the two companies said they were making up to support the Peace One Day organisation, which has its annual non-violence day on Monday.

They say that the events will be the first joint activities held by the two companies since the brothers left their shared firm in 1948.

Neither group is now controlled by the descendants of its founding families, although Rudolf's grandson Frank Dassler raised some eyebrows in the town by working for both Puma and Adidas.

Since 2007, Puma has been majority-owned by PPR, the French luxury goods maker that also owns Gucci.

Adidas Group is much more widely-owned, with no individual shareholder having more than 5%.

Story from BBC.

 

 

 

 

ITU Triathlon World Championships - overall results

13th September 2009

Gold Coast, Australia

 

Gold. Emma Moffatt, Australia. 4340pts / 2009 World Champion


Silver. Lisa Norden, Sweden. 4130pts


Bronze. Andrea Hewitt, New Zealand. 3462pts


4. Daniela Ryf, Switzerland. 3187pts
5. Helen Jenkins, Great Britain. 3173pts
6. Sarah Haskins, USA. 3139pts
7. Juri Ide, Japan. 2477pts
8. Magali Di Marco, Switzerland. 2422pts
9. Jessica Harrison, France. 2365pts
10. Annabel Luxford, Australia. 2191pts

 

 

 

 

ITU Triathlon World Championships - Series Final

13th September 2009

Gold Coast, Australia

 

1. Emma Moffatt AUS 01:59:14


2. Lisa Norden SWE 01:59:19


3. Helen Jenkins GBR 01:59:41


4. Sarah Haskins USA 01:59:52
5. Annabel Luxford AUS 02:00:07
6. Daniela Ryf SUI 02:00:21
7. Magali Di marco SUI 02:00:25
8. Andrea Hewitt NZL 02:00:26
9. Jessica Harrison FRA 02:00:26
10. Liz Blatchford GBR 02:00:29

 

Photo page link here

 

 

 

Alistair Brownlee wins the final round of the ITU Triathlon World Championships

12th September 2009

Gold Coast, Australia

 

1. Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:44:51
2. Javier Gomez ESP 01:44:57
3. Jan Frodeno GER 01:45:21
4. Maik Petzold GER 01:45:25
5. Courtney Atkinson AUS 01:45:27
6. Dmitry Polyansky RUS 01:45:29
7. Steffen Justus GER 01:45:30
8. Simon Whitfield CAN 01:45:31
9. Laurent Vidal FRA 01:45:37
10. Alexander Brukhankov RUS 01:45:38

The mens elite race is underway.

Photo page link here

 

 

 

Alistair Brownlee takes it from Javier Gomez in the final kilometer of the run.

 

 

Alistair Brownlee made his total points for the series as complete as possible ; 800 points for each of the first 4 races and another 1200 points for the win today.

Jan Frodeno took 3rd against this high calibre field in the hot conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

Final standings of the 2009 Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship


Gold. Alistair Brownlee, Great Britain. 4400pts / 2009 World Champion


Silver. Javier Gomez, Spain. 3959pts


Bronze. Maik Petzold, Germany. 3442pts


4. Jan Frodeno, Germany. 3162pts
5. Steffen Justus, Germany. 3139pts
6. Laurent Vidal, France. 3048pts
7. Courtney Atkinson, Australia. 2980pts
8. Kris Gemmell, New Zealand. 2903pts
9. Dmitry Polyansky, Russia. 2858pts
10. Jarrod Shoemaker, USA. 2783pts

 

 

 

ITU Triathlon U23 World Championships

11th September 2009

Gold Coast, Australia

 

Official Results - 1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run.

 

Men

1st Franz Loeschke GER 01:46:19
2nd James Seear AUS 01:46:25
3rd Joao Pereira POR 01:46:32
4th Tony Dodds NZL 01:46:39
5th Jonathan Zipf GER 01:46:41

 

 

Women

1st Hollie Avil GBR 01:56:38
2nd Jodie Stimpson GBR 01:57:01
3rd Paula Findlay CAN 01:57:15
4th Vicky Holland GBR 01:57:30
5th Yuliya Sapunova UKR 01:59:48

 

Photo page link here.


 

 

 

 

ITU Triathlon Standard Distance Age Group World Champions :

13th September 2009

Gold Coast, Australia

 

3049 athletes from across the world descended on Australia's Gold Coast for the 2009 ITU Triathlon World Championships as the top age group competitors went head to head over both the sprint and standard distances alongside their paratriathlon counterparts.

 


18-19 Women - Ella Holmes, Australia


18-19 Men - Ryan Bailie, Australia


20-24 Women - Courtney Gilfillan, Australia


20-24 Men - Arnaud Chivot, France


25-29 Women - Carrie Lester, Australia


25-29 Men - Nick Dunn, Great Britain


30-34 Women - Tamsin Lewis, Great Britain


30-34 Men - Troy Drinan, Australia


35-39 Women - Suzanne Chandler, Canada


35-39 Men - JJ Bailey, USA


40-44 Women - Stephanie Kieffer, Canada


40-44 Men - Gregory Cox, Australia

 

 

 

 

World Triathlon Corporation updates Anti-Doping Policy

10th September 2009

 

World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owner and organizer of the Ironman and 70.3 event brands, announces the launch of a new, comprehensive Anti-Doping Program. Beginning this month, athletes competing in Ironman and 70.3 events are eligible for in and out-of-competition drug testing. Additionally, a Registered Testing Pool (RTP) consisting of professional and elite age group athletes who have qualified for either of the World Championshipswill be created. From this RTP, athletes will be selected for random testing.

" Ironman has been conducting testing since 1990, and this is our latest initiative to maintain the integrity of our testing program and keep the sport of triathlon drug-free,” said Ben Fertic, president and CEO of the World Triathlon Corporation.

WTC signed and accepted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code in June of 2005 and has registered with WADA's Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS). This system manages the athletes' whereabouts and racing calendars, in addition to serving as the results clearinghouse for the program. WTC will also work cooperatively with other National Anti-Doping Agencies (NADOs) to streamline testing initiatives and anti-doping efforts throughout the sport as a whole. The partner and service provider for all testing and administration will be the Association of National Anti-Doping Organizations – Anti-Doping Service (ANADO-ADS).

Casey Wade, Executive Director of ANADO, applauded WTC's efforts, stating, “Putting this program in place clearly demonstrates a serious commitment to maintaining a clean sport and keeping doping out of Ironman's competitive arena.”

Source Ironman.com

 

 

 

ITU - Aquathlon World Championship

9th September 2009

Gold Coast, Australia

 

Link here to more photos and story from the Aquathlon World Championships.

 

Men

Gold - Antonio Mansur (BRA) llllll29min 12sec


Silver – Wesley Matos (BRA)llllll 29min 28sec


Bronze – Adam Carlton (AUS)llll 30min 36sec

 

Women

Gold – Sam Warriner (NZL) llllll33min 10sec


Silver – Maxine Seear (AUS) lllll33min 22sec


Bronze – Lisa Mensink (NED) lll33min 39sec

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITU World Championship Series Final

3rd September 2009

 

Olympic champion Emma Snowsill was today forced to withdraw from the upcoming ITU Triathlon World Championship Grand Final on the Gold Coast.

Snowsill recently returned home from racing in  Europe for medical attention to a labral tear and soft cartilage injury to her hip. Whereas keyhole surgery was successful, it required her to rest the troubled joint before returning to a heavy load of training. Despite being underdone, Snowsill was keen to race, but a weekend meeting with her surgeon convinced her and coach Craig Walton that it was not worth returning too early and causing potential long term damage.

“I am really disappointed that having the opportunity to compete at home in front of family and friends is not going to happen,” Snowsill said. “I have done everything possible I was allowed to in that short time, however, I can only be thankful it happened this year and not last year.  I am still excited to witness the first Grand Final of the World Series unfold and will still feel proud to showcase our sport to the local community and the international athletes who are competing.”

Walton said Snowsill was a fierce competitor and was extremely frustrated; however, it was always going to be a tall order to get her on the start line for the Grand Final on September 13. 

“If Emma continues to push the envelope like she already has and competes with the labrum injury under repair, she would most likely be compromising the joint if she over stresses the area now, which may adversely impact on her longer term run-up to the next Olympics.”

Snowsill's withdrawal means all eyes will be on Emma Moffatt as she attempts to clinch her first world title in a year when, for the first time, the championship is decided over a series of races.

Moffatt sits atop of the overall standings on 3140 points, having blitzed the field with consecutive wins in Washington, Kitzbuhel and Hamburg during the middle stages of the series, but her lead has diminished as a result of missing the last two races with a minor foot complaint. 

In her absence, Swedish star Lisa Norden has excelled, taking silver and gold in London and Yokohama respectively to come within striking distance on 3020 points. With New Zealand's Andrea Hewitt also hovering on 2766 points, a number of scenarios can be played out in what promises to be a thrilling climax to the inaugural ITU World Championship Series. The most pivotal battle however, is the head-to-head battle between Moffatt and Norden, with the winner of that dual set to become the new world champion short of a major catastrophe. Moffatt, for her part, is ready for the challenge.

“I've mainly been concentrating on my swim and bike since I've been home but in the last two weeks I've been able to pick up on my running and my foot has been fine, so I've got no problems and I'm really looking forward to it,” Moffatt said.  “It's so exciting to be racing at home. I'm feeling fresh and looking forward to some hard racing. I've got my family and some friends coming up (from the north coast of NSW) to support me and I'm hoping there will be a lot of age-group athletes on the course making plenty of noise. It should be a wonderful atmosphere.”

Moffatt has not fretted while on the sidelines, instead concentrating on getting herself primed for a grand final showdown. “To be honest, I didn't watch the last race in Yokohama because I was out training,” she said. “I'm not feeling any extra pressure because there's not a lot I can do about anyone else anyway. I'll simply be out there to give it my best shot and hopefully I can execute a good race on the day – if you have a bad day, so be it – but it's just a matter of preparing the best you can.”

 The men's championship is at the mercy of 21-year-old British sensation Alistair Brownlee who, having won all four races he has entered, stands well clear on 3200 points. His nearest rival is reigning world champion, Spain's Javier Gomez on 2849 points.

Australia's Brad Kahlefeldt saw his hopes dashed in London when he cut his foot on a competitor's bike amid a large pack of competitors in the final transition, forcing him to withdraw from that race and the following event in Yokohama. He subsequently slipped from fourth to eighth in the rankings, but is set to take his place on the start line at the Gold Coast.

“I was probably only a 50/50 chance of racing when I came back to Australia because I had a pretty serious cut along four of my toes, he said. “But I've looked after it and been back running this week, so although I might have to put up with a little bit of pain on the day, I'm confident I can put in a good showing. I don't like starting unless I can be competitive, so I certainly won't be there just making up the numbers.

“This is the one race of the year that I've been looking forward to the most. I've basically been in full race mode since April, so I'm race fit and ready to go. This course has been my back yard for the last eight years and I tend to race well at home. Aussie athletes are always travelling to Europe, America and Asia to race, so we like to try and make the most of it when we've got a chance to compete at home.”

Courtney Atkinson sits in tenth spot on the world rankings and will be looking to finish the series strongly after a mixed bag of results. A silver medal and several top 10 finishes have been interspersed with a serious stomach virus that affected his form and now he is simply happy to have the chance to be involved in what is a huge occasion for the sport. 

“The weekend is not just about the elite athletes,” he said. “There's also the Junior and Under 23 world championships, along with the age group racing, of which we have almost 1000 athletes taking part, so this is a great event for triathlon in this country and an important weekend for a lot of people. I'm happy to be in reasonable shape and to be able to go out there and give it my best shot.”

 

Race times for the elite grand finals as follows :

Elite Men: Saturday, September 12, 3.15pm AEST 

Elite Women: Sunday, September 13, 2.45pm AEST

 

 

 

 

 

Ironman Canada

Penticton, BC, Canada

August 30th 2009

 

A well deserved win for Jordan Rapp after two 3rd placings previously in Ironman Arizona. Jordan is the 'I.T. guy' for the website SlowTwitch.com.

Here is a link to a thread on 'SlowTwitch' where he is offering great feedback on his raceday and preparation.

Teresa Macel like Jordan Rapp won in convincing style with a decent time gap back to 2nd place.

 

Top 10 men

1. Jordan Rapp (USA) 8:25:13


2. Mike Aigroz (SWI) 8:40:17


3. Courtney Ogden (AUS) 8:44:37


4. Jasper Blake (CAN) 8:48:29
5. Wolfgang Guembel (CAN) 8:50:27
6. Andi Boecherer (GER) 8:53:37
7. Kyle Marcotte (CAN) 8:58:34
8. Brian Lavelle (USA) 8:59:34
9. Anthony Toth (USA) 9:02:45
10. Mark Van Akkeren (USA) 9:03:59

 

Top 10 women

1. Teresa Macel (CZE) 9:11:20


2. Belinda Granger (AUS) 9:40:46


3. Janelle Morrison (CAN) 9:48:54


4. Haley Cooper (USA) 9:53:35
5. Tara Norton (CAN) 9:59:42
6. Ann Banke (DEN) 10:01:54
7. Kat Baker (AUS) 10:05:19
8. Rosemarie Gerspacher (CAN) 10:10:41
9. Cheryl Murphy (CAN) 10:12:26
10. Katya Meyers (USA) 10:12:59

 




 

 

 

Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Yokohama, Japan

22nd August 2009

1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

 

Jan Frodeno and Lisa Norden have many top results but today was there first wins in the ITU open elite races.


 

Gold – Jan Frodeno (GER) 01:44:31


Silver – Kris Gemmell (NZL) 01:44:49


Bronze – Javier Gomez (ESP) 01:44:52


4th – Laurent Vidal (FRA) 01:45:05
5th – Bevan Docherty (NZL) 01:45:39
6th – Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) 01:45:49
7th – Yulian Malyshev (RUS) 01:45:51
8th – Courtney Atkinson (AUS) 01:46:07
9th – Dan Wilson (AUS) 01:46:18
10th – Maik Petzold (GER) 01:46:35

 

 

Gold – Lisa Norden (SWE) 01:55:56


Silver – Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 01:56:00


Bronze – Juri Ide (JPN) 01:56:03


4th – Liz Blatchford (GBR) 01:56:23
5th – Annabel Luxford (AUS) 01:56:30
6th – Kiyomi Niwata (JPN) 01:56:31
7th – Elizabeth May (LUX) 01:56:45
8th – Kirsten Sweetland (CAN) 01:56:51
9th – Sarah Haskins (USA) 01:56:57
10th – Nicola Spirig (SUI) 01:57:03

 

Full event coverage of this event in photos at this link.

 

 

 

 

Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series official rankings going into the final round in Australia.

22nd August 2009

 

1st – Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 3,200 pts

 

2nd – Javier Gomez (ESP) 2,849 pts

3rd – Kris Gemmell (NZL) 2,559 pts

4th – Maik Petzold (GER) 2,493 pts

5th –Laurent Vidal (FRA) 2,404 pts

 

 

1st – Emma Moffatt (AUS) 3,140 pts

 

2nd – Lisa Norden (SWE) 3,020

3rd – Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 2,766

4th – Daniela Ryf (SUI) 2,374

5th – Sarah Haskins (USA) 2,189

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The oldest image of an athlete running.

Knossos, Crete, Greece

1700BC

 

The above image of an athlete running was recreated from small pieces that were found in the ruins of the Minoan Palace(below) of Knossos. Athletics first began in this area of Greece.

A Greek person told me the name triathlon was a Greek name but am guessing he just means the 'athlon' part of the word.

 

The Minoan Palace(above) of Knossos lies at a distance of 5 km from the town centre of Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete along the road to Archanes. Parts of it have been recreated such as the building center picture, as alot of it had worn away over the last 3700 years.

More on my trip to Crete on my blog here.

 

 

 

Sparkasse Finanzgruppe Ironman Germany 70.3

Wiesbaden, Germany / August 16, 2009
1.9 km swim / 90 km bike / 21.1 km run

 

Top 10 men

1. Sebastian Kienle (GER) 4:04:34


2. Michael Raelert (GER) 4:05:25


3. Mathias Hecht (SUI) 4:05:52


4. Andreas Böcherer (GER) 4:07:30
5. Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) 4:08:34
6. Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 4:11:47
7. Konstantin Bachor (GER) 4:13:21
8. Uwe Widmann (GER) 4:15:55
9. Cyril Viennot (FRA) 4:16:27
10. Vincent Riess (AUT) 4:18:52

 

 


Top 10 women

1. Yvonne van Vlerken (NED) 4:42:46


2. Tiina Boman (FIN) 4:44:47


3. Eva Jannsen (NED) 4:47:40


4. Andrea Steinbecher (GER) 4:49:27
5. Wenke Kujala (GER) 4:51:56
6. Nicole Töpfer (GER) 4:58:41
7. Nina Kuhn (GER) 5:01:48
8. Sonja Jaarsveld (NED) 5:03:03
9. Meike Krebs (GER) 5:03:42
10. Anna Baylis-Scheiderbauer(GER) 5:08:34



 

 

 

 

Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London, England

15th August 2009

1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

 

The unstoppable Alistair Brownlee again showed he is the real deal taking his fourth Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series win in four starts in front of an elated home crowd in London, England today. The 21- year old raced from the front over the entire 2012 Olympic venue, cruising home in front of an ecstatic home crowd in a time of 1 hour 41 minutes and 50 seconds. In second place was another up and coming athlete in Germany's Steffen Justus, eight seconds back. In third was New Zealand's Kris Gemmell, another three seconds back, just beating out Sebastien Rank in a sprint across the line.


A small breakaway of 12 formed from the opening 1,500 metre swim and in it was Brownlee, his younger brother Jonathan and current world champion Javier Gomez. The group worked well together to stay almost a minute ahead of the large chase pack of 40 plus riders until the 30 kilometre mark when Gomez hit the pavement, retiring from the race with unknown injuries. After this the lead group all but stopped letting the chasers swallow them up heading into the bell lap. A visibly upset Brownlee was not impressed to see the chase group catch on and with it some of the sport's top runners including Justus, Gemmell, Rank, Tim Don, Courtney Atkinson and Laurent Vidal.

A crash in transition requiring some extra maneuvering.

Click here or the above photo for the mens race in photos.

 

Gold – Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 01:41:50


Silver – Steffen Justus (GER) 01:41:58


Bronze – Kris Gemmell (NZL) 01:42:01


4th – Sebastien Rank (GER) 01:42:01
5th – Laurent Vidal (FRA) 01:42:16
6th – David Hauss (FRA) 01:42:17
7th – Courtney Atkinson (AUS) 01:42:24
8th – Tony Moulai (FRA) 01:42:29
9th – Tim Don (GBR) 01:42:31
10th –Jonathan Zipf (GER) 01:42:32

 

 

Gold – Nicola Spirig (SUI) 01:54:24


Silver – Lisa Norden (SWE) 01:54:26


Bronze – Helen Jenkins (GBR) 01:54:29


4th – Elizabeth May (LUX) 01:54:38
5th – Anja Dittmer (GER) 01:54:55
6th – Daniela Ryf (SUI) 01:54:57
7th – Ricarda Lisk (GER) 01:55:00
8th – Debbie Tanner (NZL) 01:55:05
9th – Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 01:55:07
10th – Sarah Groff (USA) 01:55:16


Click here or the above photo for the womans race in photos.

Switzerland's Nicola Spirig powered her way to victory today at the London Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series. After exiting the water behind the leaders, Spirig pulled herself into the front group on the bike and then tagging at the front of the run, bolted away in the last 200 metres from Sweden's Lisa Norden to take her first Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series win. Spirig's finish time of 1 hour 54 minutes and 24 seconds was just two seconds ahead of Norden. Only three seconds back from these two was home country favourite and current world champion Helen Jenkins in third.

“It has been an absolutely amazing year for me, I don't really know what to say, I am very very happy,” commented the 27-year old law student Spirig. “I knew that Lisa Norden is a very good sprinter, and I didn't know about Helen [Jenkins] so I tried to break away early but they were just too strong so I just had to wait until the finish and see. I guess I was fast enough!”

A non-wetsuit swim greeted the 60 elite women as they entered the Serpentine in central Hyde Park, London. As per usual Australia's Annabel Luxford led a group of 12 women out of the water, including Jenkins, Madrid winner Andrea Hewitt, Daniela Ryf and recent Tiszuajvaros world cup winner Kate McIlroy. A second group of 12 exited just about 20 seconds back with the likes of Spirig and Norden. 2008 Olympic silver medallist, Vanessa Fernandes from Portugal, showed her injury has still not fully healed exiting over 70 seconds back and eventually pulling out of the race.

Story from Triathlon.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ironman U.K.

Bolton, Great Britain

August 2nd 2009


This years event was held at a completely new and different location, but the bike was still the typical tough English rolling hills.

No doubt many people from the Commonwealth country's will be looking at this event and considering it in future. Europe has plenty of choices for this distance already so the organisers must have done something right this year to have got the entries full.


Men

Philip Graves(photo below) at just 20-year-old became the youngest Ironman winner in history with a smashing bike split that gave him a 2 minute 37-seconds margin of victory over defending champion Stephen Bayliss at Ironman UK Sunday.

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5. Nicholas Peter Ward Munoz (ESP) 9:12:46
6. Dave Rost (NED) 9:12:50
7. Mark Stenning (GBR) 9:17:42
8. Christoph Loeffler (AUT) 9:21:45
9. Lothar Leder (GER) 9:23:38
10. Rob Johnson (GBR) 9:23:48

 

 

Women

On the same day that her husband came just short of defending his title, Bella Bayliss(photo below) scored her third straight Ironman UK win in 9:33:48 which gave her an 11th career Ironman title.

1st. Bella Bayliss (SCO) 9:33:59


2nd. Abigail Bayley (GBR) 9:46:15

 


3rd. Irene Kinnegim (NED) 10:06:40


4. Karina Ottosen (DEN) 10:49:08
5. Julia Hild (GER) 11:13:15
6. Nicola MacLeod (GBR) 11:19:10
7. Lisa Picton (GBR) 11:28:31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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